Hellboy’s Hellish Production

Movie directing is typically depicted as glamorous work, despite the issues Neil Marshall may have encountered during the production of the Hellboy reboot. Though Hollywood is rife with stories about what happens when relations between directors and studios (or casts) don’t quite go as planned. For instance, Stanley Donen originally only intended to produce 1999’s […]

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 […]

Avengers: Endgame Projected To Open At $265 Million

Avengers: Endgame the sequel to Avengers: Infinity War, is projected to open somewhere in the ballpark of $265 million. It goes without saying that that’s a monster opening and would best that of Infinity War (though not by a lot). There’s talk that that Endgame will have a 3-hour running time, which will mean that less theaters will be […]

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 […]

Travelers Journey Ends On Netflix

I don’t know how I missed this. According to The Hollywood Reporter Netflix’s Travelers is cancelled. The original article appeared February 1, though I don’t recall it (there’s so much information that it can be hard to keep track of it). What a pity. The last episode was particularly interesting in terms of where the […]