Category Archives: Movies

Explaining the critic/audience score divide for “Rambo: Last Blood”

This past weekend, moviegoers nationwide defied the consensus recommendation of film critics by seeing Rambo: Last Blood in theaters, and wouldn’t you know it? A large majority of the audience enjoyed the film, with the audience score on Rotten Tomatoes landing at an average of 86% positive reviews while critics (Rotten Tomatoes-approved critics) slammed Last Blood with a scathing 27%

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Could Conan the Barbarian join the MCU?

Marvel reacquired the Conan comic book license earlier this year, and since then, the Conan comics have been a fairly successful sales story, by modern standards, anyway. Marvel must be happy with the performance of the Conan property, because earlier in September, the publisher acquired the comic book rights to two other Robert E. Howard characters: Dark Agnes and Solomon

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Film adaptation of psychological horror comic “The Chair” returns to theaters

This weekend at San Diego Comic Con, Alterna Comics announced that the film adaptation of Peter Simeti’s psychological horror book The Chair is being re-released at select theaters thanks to Terror Films and BingeWave Cinema. The Chair follows the story of Richard Sullivan, a man on death row, struggling to escape his grisly fate. Pitted against a sadistic Warden and

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Disney censors “Toy Story 2” twenty years later after nobody asked for it

Disney recently re-released the first three Toy Story movies in conjunction with the theatrical release of Toy Story 4, but the company has decided that one of the jokes from Toy Story 2 was no longer acceptable and that it needed to be censored out. The removed scene is part of the end credit “blooper reel”, and features the film’s

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Furry-phobic trolls are already attacking the new “Sonic the Hedgehog” movie trailer (humor)

Here we go again. It’s barely been a day since Paramount released the Sonic the Hedgehog movie trailer, and there is already a brigade of Furry-phobic, literal Nazis “thumbing down” the trailer on video hosting sites, and slandering the movie with hate speech like “Sonic’s design is ugly,” “Didn’t laugh once,” and “I don’t want to see it.” Careful, boys.

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In 1992, the creator of Rocket Raccoon had his life changed forever- now his caregiver is asking for your help

Bill Mantlo was a prolific comic creator before a hit-and-run accident in 1992 caused him to be in institutional care ever since. Mantlo created several characters during his comic career including Rocket Racoon, Cloak & Dagger, the Micronauts, and Rom. It may come as a surprise, however, that despite creating enduring characters that have appeared in video games, toys and

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Theories on why -THAT- character is missing from the “Star Wars IX” teaser

For the tens and tens of Star Wars fans hoping that Episode IX would also mean the rise of Tico, those hopes took a hit last week when Lucasfilm released the first Rise of Skywalker teaser/trailer. So what happened to the galaxy’s most famous, moralizing potato sack? We’ve got some theories, so let’s explore and let us know what you

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Doug TenNapel’s “Flink” graphic novel could become a motion picture

The 2007 graphic novel Flink could become a motion picture, according to Flink creator Doug TenNapel. During a recent livestream on his YouTube channel, TenNapel mentioned that talks were ongoing with Andy Serkis’ production company The Imaginarium Studios and “the Paddington Bear people” to translate Flink into film, though it’s unclear to whom “the Paddington Bear people” refers (it could

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Brie Larson to play Mara Jade in “Star Wars Episode IX”

She’s been dropping hints for weeks, but now Lucasfilm has confirmed that Brie Larson will be joining the cast of Star Wars: Episode IX… as fan-favorite Mara Jade! Larson reacted to the announcement on social media. “I’m double-plus happy to be joining the Star Wars universe as the most iconic character in James (sic) Lucas’ canon!” Larson became a divisive

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“Salad Fingers” returns after a five-year hiatus!

It’s been five years since the haunting, dreamlike visage of Salad Fingers graced our digital screens with a new episode. But thanks to fan funding, episode 11: Glass Brother, is finally upon us. You can watch Salad Fingers: Glass Brother below.   Salad Fingers comes from the unique mind of British animator David Firth. If you’d like to support Firth’s

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“Trespasser” graphic novel optioned for a feature film

On Friday, Deadline reported that Endeavor Content and veteran Hollywood writer Jason Fuchs have acquired the rights to Trespasser, the 2017 graphic novel written by Justin M. Ryan and illustrated by Kristian Rossi. Fuchs (any relation to Fred?) will produce with script written by Gabe Hobson, (True Detective). Fuchs himself is no stranger to adapting comics to the big screen,

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Roger Corman’s cancelled “Fantastic Four” film from 1994 is now available to watch on YouTube

Before failing three times to impress fans of Marvel’s The Fantastic Four with big-screen adaptations, there was a fully-produced film in 1994 that was considered to be so bad, it was canceled before release. Executive produced by Roger Corman and directed by Oley Sassone, this ill-fated take on Marvel’s first family starred Alex Hyde-White as Reed Richards (Richaaarrrrds!!!), Jay Underwood

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The divisive “Detective Pikachu” trailer is threatening to tear the Pokémon fandom apart (humor)

On Monday, the first trailer for Pokémon: Detective Pikachu was revealed online, and not since Sonic’s arms were colored blue has a fandom been so completely decimated in mere minutes. Watch the trailer below to see what we’re talking about. Fuzzy. Pikachu. It should go without saying that the Internet wasted no time in lashing out, Pokémon fan pitted against

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Remembering Stan Lee – my favorite moment

I never met Stan Lee. I only knew the Stan Lee public persona through cameos, public appearances, and of course, through his work. There are already a large number of online memorials following Lee’s passing on Monday, many of whom are from friends, colleagues, and those who actually met Stan the Man over the years. I can’t honestly assert any

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Film adaptation of Alterna Comics’ “The Chair” now available on Amazon Prime

As of 5 October, the film adaptation of The Chair is available to stream via Amazon Prime. Based on the Alterna Comics graphic novel by Peter Simeti, The Chair stars Bill Oberts Jr., Noah Hathaway, and the late Roddy Piper in his final film performance. Terror Films adapted the graphic novel to the screen with Chad Ferrin in the director’s -er-

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Sony to adapt Valiant’s “Faith” comic to the big screen, 6 actresses who could do the part justice (humor)

Look! Up in the sky! It’s a solar eclipse! It’s an angry Egyptian manatee god! It’s FAITH! Sony Pictures has announced plans to develop a movie version of Faith based on the Valiant Comics series with Neal Moritz, Toby Jaffe and Dan Mintz attached to produce and Escape Room writer Maria Melnik to pen the script. Created by Jim Shooter

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Rampage film scores big in China

Rampage starring Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson has become the actor’s highest-grossing film in China and also the second highest grossing Warner Brothers film of all time in the country, surpassing other successful WB films such as Batman. With a budget of $120 million, Rampage had a weak showing in the U.S. taking in just $97 million, domestically. However, the Chinese

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Stan Lee’s business manager arrested; investigated for elder abuse

The Los Angeles Police Department is investigating Keya Morgan, former business manager to Stan Lee, for alleged abuses against the legendary Marvel Comics creator. The investigation follows a complaint filed two months ago in which the 95 year-old Lee accused Morgan of isolating him from his friends and family. According to the accusation, Morgan moved Lee from his home to

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Wonder Woman 2 officially titled “Wonder Woman 1984”; set photos reveal returning characters (spoilers)

The sequel to Warner Bros.’ Wonder Woman movie has officially started filming, and  information about the sequel is already trickling out. The official title of the new movie is Wonder Woman 1984, which isn’t much of a surprise after DC Entertainment president Geoff Johns teased as much on social media two weeks ago. (*Spoilers ahead*) From the title, it’s clear

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First look at Shane Black’s “The Predator” gets mixed reaction

On Thursday, 20th Century Fox released the first teaser trailer for Shane Black’s reboot of The Predator, and the reaction online was… mixed. Before forming your own thoughts, give the trailer a quick watch then scroll below to see some of the Internet’s more spirited comments.       Viewers wasted little time voicing their opinions on The Predator trailer,

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After Infinity War: 4 things to consider when theorizing about the next Avengers (spoilers)

*Massive spoilers for Avengers: Infinity War below! For those who saw Avengers: Infinity War this week, questions linger as to how the next installment will move forward. As you break into heated discussions on the topic, we suggest keeping four points in mind. You may have already considered some or all of these points. If so, you’re ahead of the

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