Is Star Wars Too Massive To Fail?

No franchise is too big to fail, though typically a decline–the same logic applies to whether we’re discussing movie franchises or nations– comes before a fall. And that’s important because if you pay attention to the signs you may be able to delay or even avert a worse-case scenario. The Last Jedi is taking a […]

Is The Flash Cursed?

Of course the production isn’t (though the headline probably grabbed your attention, if only because it’s so asinine) though it’s shaping up to be a particularly troubled one. First, Seth Grahame-Smith left due to ‘creative differences’–a term that is so vague that  it could literally mean just about anything–now according to Comicbook.com his replacement, Rick […]

Valerian And The City Of A Thousand Planets – Poster

Lucy Besson, while a visually sumptuous director, is not a terribly original writer–which may have a little to do with him settling with John Carpenter over his 2012 movie Lockout, which was essentially Escape From New York aboard a space station. Lucy, directed by Besson in 2014, fared particularly well financially, though many considered the story (about […]

Ghost Rider Unleashed on the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

As you can tell from the trailer above, one of Marvel Comics’ Ghost Rider’s (there have been at least three or four variations on the character) is making an appearance on Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and honestly I am not sure what feel about that. Reason being, unlike over at DC Films and DC Television (I […]

The Magnificent Seven – Official Trailer

  I think that Warner Bros, possibly with the exception of the upcoming Suicide Squad is terribly mismanaging their DC Films relationship (and Yes, I include the upcoming Wonder Woman in that estimation as well)–like Fox is doing with the X-Men franchise, only less successfully. But Antoine Fuqua’s The Magnificent Seven? With Denzel Washington and Chris Pratt? Money […]