James Gunn’s ‘Suicide Squad’ Underperforms

James Gunn’s The Suicide Squad premiered Friday with $12 million at the North American box office. By way of comparison, 2016’s Suicide Squad opened with $64 million. That’s a MASSIVE decline and while COVID wasn’t an issue in 2016, neither was WarnerMedia’s streaming platform, HBOMax. This is what happens when a company is willing to […]

It’s About Time

Apparently Scarlett Johansson is suing The Walt Disney Company over the two-pronged release of Black Widow on Disney+ and in theaters. It’s about time someone took a stand on this issue because I don’t think it’s in dispute that making titles available via streaming at the same time they’re released in theaters, it’s the theaters […]

Critics of AMC’s Accounting Practices Won’t Stay ‘Dead’

I should have known. I thought Frank Darabont was the only person who had problems with AMC’s accounting practices and that’s obviously not the case. Apparently Robert Kirkman – the creator of The Walking Dead with artist Charlie Adlard – has relaunched his lawsuit against AMC as well, likely spurred on by the $200 million […]

Frank Darabont is Walking Dead No Longer

Frank Darabont (The Shawshank Redemption (1994), The Mist (2007) and many others) has been engaged in a lawsuit with AMC Networks for screwing him over on profits on The Walking Dead, which he was the original showrunner, for almost two decades. Seemingly his quest for the monies he believes he’s owed has ended (assuming that […]

Crowning The King of Spies

Remember when Netflix cancelled Jupiter’s Legacy (2021) after a single season? I do because it wasn’t that long ago and I thought that it was a bit premature (though considering the production issues connected to the series – which came out after the fact – I shouldn’t be too surprised) though I didn’t think they’d […]

Is Guillermo Del Toro Moving Away From Genre Movies?

I don’t think it’s hyperbole if one were to say Guillermo Del Toro is among the most renown directors of the fantastic working today. Since his first feature film, 1993’s Chronos, the Mexican auteur has been well represented in the worlds of horror and the uncanny. Then there was 2015’s Crimson Peak, which was a […]