Will Lightning Strike For Shazam!?

The way Shazam’s box office performance is being trumpeted you’d think it’s success is assured. It’s not. Shazam has production budget of $100 dollars and earned over $158 million last weekend. And that’s a strong opening but here’s the rub, the fly in the ointment, if you will: If Shazam falls off a cliff, box-office […]

Joker | Teaser Trailer – Trailer Into Reaction

What is it with the DCEU, Worlds Of DC or whatever the heck they’re calling it this week? Now it appears they’re creating an Elseworlds version of Joker, but there’s a problem, namely that there ALREADY is a Joker! Now, whatever you may thing of Jared Leto’s version I don’t think it can be disputed […]

Shazam! – Official Trailer #2 – Trailer Into Reaction

I’m officially embargoing the DCEU–like the Sony movies, beyond Spider-Man in the MCU, that is. I might rent them but I won’t pay to see them in theaters–because in the case of the former I’m tired of the randomness of the movies they’re producing. And I’m not even a huge fan but when there’s talk […]

Why I Didn’t See Aquaman In Theaters

I haven’t seen Aquaman in theaters–despite it featuring one of my favorite characters, Black Manta–because, as far as the DCEU (or whatever they choose to call it) I’m done. Under ‘creative genius’ Zach Snyder I felt that there was so little faith in these characters that they were Batman and Superman in name only. Yet […]

Mea Culpa: Justice League is on Netflix!

Yesterday I wrote an article exclaiming that ’Justice League is on Netflix!‘ And that’s true. Though what’s also true is that you wouldn’t know it if you’re watching in the United States because it isn’t currently available on the steaming network here (my mobile devices operate via VPN which acts as if I were anywhere […]

Justice League Is On Netflix!

2017’s Justice League is on Netflix and with Aquaman rising above expectations to dominate the domestic box office maybe it’s time for another look at the movie that introduced him to the world (though technically that’s 2016’s Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice, which I have included a clip from below). A better approach would–if […]

Float Like A Butterfly, Sting Like A Bumblebee…

And I know bumblebees don’t sting, but work with me. According to Superherohype Paramount’s Bumblebee has overtaken Warner Bros. Aquaman in international markets. For reasons I’m not entirely sure Aquaman has been performing particularly well, outgrossing Justice League and Wonder Woman cumulatively. Which I find vexing. Part of the issue is that I’ve become accustomed […]

Why I’ll (Likely) Not See ‘Aquaman’

I purchased a ticket for Escape Room recently (which looks like a cross between Cube, Saw and maybe even a little bit of Cabin In The Woods) but I haven’t yet seen Aquaman-though I caught Bumblebee, which is pretty good. And that’s saying something for a Transformers movie-and short of Netflix or DVD, have no […]

Aquaman – Extended Trailer

I’ve got to admit, this one sold me. I’ve been ambivalent about an Aquaman movie every since that ridiculous footage from Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice. And while the snow-globe opening of this trailer is a bit of a cliche (for some reason Citizen Kane popped into my head though I’m sure that wasn’t […]