James Gunn’s ‘Suicide Squad’ Underperforms

James Gunn’s The Suicide Squad premiered Friday with $12 million at the North American box office. By way of comparison, 2016’s Suicide Squad opened with $64 million. That’s a MASSIVE decline and while COVID wasn’t an issue in 2016, neither was WarnerMedia’s streaming platform, HBOMax. This is what happens when a company is willing to […]

Shazam! – Official Trailer #2 – Trailer Into Reaction

I’m officially embargoing the DCEU–like the Sony movies, beyond Spider-Man in the MCU, that is. I might rent them but I won’t pay to see them in theaters–because in the case of the former I’m tired of the randomness of the movies they’re producing. And I’m not even a huge fan but when there’s talk […]

Attraction – Trailer

You ever wonder where money to finance movies comes from? I ask because a few days ago I saw a trailer for Attraction, an alien invasion thriller that was completed a year ago and very much looks like a Russian production I ask the question because every since the days of The Cannon Group I […]

X-Men: Dark Phoenix – Teaser Trailer

Let’s start by being honest:  I can’t stand what Fox is doing with the X-Men just as much as I can’t stand when Sony–when left to their own devices–tends to end up doing with Spider-Man. Which is ruining them. And before you bring up Deadpool, that movie was an aberration and something that if the […]

Deadpool, Meet Cable Trailer

The latest trailer for Fox’s Deadpool 2 dropped a few hours ago, and it’s pretty funny.  As usual, Deadpool shows a wanton disregard for not only propriety, but the third wall, which he demolishes with aplomb. And while I don’t think it’s necessary for this movie–or any superhero movie for that matter–to have an R […]

Is Apple 00Crazy!?

I just read in The Hollywood Reporter that Apple is reportedly vying for the rights to distribute James Bond (along with Amazon, Sony and Warner Bros) movies, which I am trying to get my head around. Now keep in mind such a move would likely give Apple exclusive access to Bond’s entire back catalog (as […]

Daredevil (2015) Ep. 1: Into The Ring

“An Auspicious Beginning For Marvel’s Un-Caped Crusader.” When I was growing up, comics not only taught me how to read, but they inspired me to action; I remember vividly running about New York City, trekking through Central Park like Cortez or exploring abandoned buildings with my not-so-super friends. And I would read–though perhaps devour is a […]