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 Conquers China

Aquaman is so doing swimmingly, in China which is important since it has yet to be released domestically. With a budget somewhere around $160 million it’s performing particularly well. Now I fully admit to finding this somewhat problematic–after all Aquaman is essentially ‘Course Correction: The Movie’–I shouldn’t begrudge DC Films what is likely their second […]

Captive State – Official Trailer

Trust me, this movie has ‘sleeper’ written all over it. A thriller in the vein of V and Colony Captive State revolves around an alien invasion of the country (world?) where some humans are cooperating while others act as a rag-tag resistance. Have we seen this scenario before? Sure, but not recently and with movies […]

Black Manta or Black Man-Duh

I understand the moviemakers sometimes have to sacrifice accuracy for realism when producing something based on a comic book because what looks good in a drawing doesn’t always translate well to real life (which is why we’re likely to NEVER see a comic-accurate Scarlet Witch in the Avengers movies). That being said, the goal should […]

Namor The Sub-Mariner Rises?

I’m going to just come out and say it.  Aquaman is lame.  And sure, much effort has been invested by DC Comics to give the character just a bit of much needed edge in the past few years, though his corny past is never terribly far behind. If your preferences ran toward water-based superheroes, as […]

Is Sony Mismanaging The Spider-Man Franchise?

Part 1: Send In The B-Team Looking at Marvel today, it would be easy to assume that they have always been as successful as they are.  Though you’d be wrong because, before they were purchased by Disney, even before they launched their movie production arm, Marvel Studios, they were flirting with bankruptcy. To stop the […]