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 […]

World War Z Sequel Beheaded!?

According to The Hollywood Reporter Paramount has stopped development on a sequel to 1993’s zombie thriller World War Z. The movie has been in various states of development for years, with the most recent version being shepherded by David Fincher (The Game, Fight Club) Apparently the issue is related to budget–ironically enough, the same problem […]

Mea Culpa: Justice League is on Netflix!

Yesterday I wrote an article exclaiming that ’Justice League is on Netflix!‘ And that’s true. Though what’s also true is that you wouldn’t know it if you’re watching in the United States because it isn’t currently available on the steaming network here (my mobile devices operate via VPN which acts as if I were anywhere […]

Save Daredevil!

Admittedly, most petitions of this nature are a waste of time, such as the effort to release the Zach Snyder cut of Justice League. First, there’s no evidence such a thing actually exists (there was likely an assembly cut of the movie shown to Warner Bros executives at various times, to give them an idea where […]

Did Solo Really ‘Bomb’ In China?

Words matter, so if you read ‘China Box Office: ‘Solo’ Bombs With Third-Place $10.1M Opening’ from The Hollywood Reporter you’re likely to assume that the movie failed there. And in a sense it did, though Star Wars movies since being purchased by Disney have underperformed in the Middle Kingdom before–Rogue One: A Star Wars Story […]

The Roar Heard Around The World

Marvel Studios’ Black Panther is a bit of an anomaly less because it was written by two African-Americans, Ryan Coogler and Joe Ryan Cole, with a primarily African-American cast than taking those things into account the movie has been gifted a relatively large budget–for a Marvel Studios feature–of $200 million. And that’s pretty convincing sign […]

Black Widow Will Be A Huge Hit (If A Few Things Are Taken Into Account)

The upcoming Black Widow movie has a lot going for it–2017’s Wonder Woman has proven that a female-led superhero movie can not only be profitable, but revered bay both critics and moviegoers alike–but that doesn’t mean that it should take some very significant advantages for granted. First there’s Scarlett Johannson, who’s shown with 2014’s Lucy that a […]