Why Did Disney Animation Release ‘Strange World’ Opposite ‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever?’

This is a question for the ages because the original Black Panther earned $1.3 billion worldwide in 2018, so it’s reasonable to assume it’s sequel would perform well; the question is only HOW well, not the aforementioned performance in and of itself. Which I ask because Disney – which happens to be the same company […]

Namor May Not Care, But You Should

I caught Black Panther: Wakanda Forever last night and think I might be seeing it again soon, which for me is a pretty ringing endorsement (also because I was so blown away by the initial viewing I need to see it again with a more critical eye). I didn’t think much of Black Panther (2018) […]

Trailer Into Reaction: Batwoman (2019) | Teaser Trailer

And if there were a definition of the term “teaser trailer” in a text book I wouldn’t be shocked if it referred to the Batwoman teaser because this thing literally tells you nothing at all beyond the obvious. Which is fine since I don’t particularly care about any of the CW shows that I have […]

Of Inhuman Arrogance

‘Hindsight is always 20-20’ which means it’s easy to say how something would have been successful after the fact. I mention it because prognosticators at The Hollywood Reporter have decided that Marvel Studios had dodged a bullet by abandoning plans for a feature film based on the Inhumans. And that’s entirely possible, though the reasons […]

Review – Avengers: Infinity War

The less said aboutthe particulars of Marvel Studios’ Avengers: Infinity War the better but know it rewards fans over casual viewers.  That’s not to say that if you haven’t seen all 18 of the prior MCU (Marvel Cinematic Universe) movies you won’t enjoy it, though if you haven’t seen any Infinity War isn’t a great […]

Cargo – Trailer

It appears that the zombie genre has greater legs than anyone might have anticipated  (AMC’s The Walking Dead–despite a ratings decline–still shuffles on while spawning a sequel–Fear The Walking Dead–a somewhat unnecessary admonition) and along the way appears to have discovered a legitimacy few horror genres have had prior. Though that shouldn’t be a surprise […]

Is ‘Pacific Rim: Uprising’ In Trouble?

I asked this question a few months ago in reference to Ready Player One and I think it’s worth considering for Pacific Rim: Uprising as well because–while premiering domestically March 23rd means it will avoid the box office tsunami known as Black Panther–you have to wonder how much interest there is in the project. Keep […]