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 […]

Why I Didn’t See Aquaman In Theaters

I haven’t seen Aquaman in theaters–despite it featuring one of my favorite characters, Black Manta–because, as far as the DCEU (or whatever they choose to call it) I’m done. Under ‘creative genius’ Zach Snyder I felt that there was so little faith in these characters that they were Batman and Superman in name only. Yet […]

Zach Is Back!

That’s Zach Snyder if you’re nasty. The former architect of Warner Bros’ DCEU and director of movies like Man of Steel, Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice and (arguably) Justice League is according to The Hollywood Reporter directing the upcoming Army of the Dead for Netflix. Snyder directed 2004’s reboot of Dawn Of The Dead […]

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 […]

Will The Real Batman Please Stand Up?

According to Reddit this is an image of Batman, as he will appear in Titans (a series launched on DC Universe, their new streaming service). Now, here’s my problem: It’s likely that the separation between DC’s television and movie properties will continue, so doesn’t having a TV version of Batman-alongside a movie version likely coming […]

Brightburn – Trailer Into Reaction

This is an AMAZING trailer on so many levels.  First off, it reads as a retelling of the Superman origin story, which can’t be an accident. Though what’s even more interesting is that it reads as if said origin were reinterpreted by Zach Snyder.   I honestly don’t know what to think about it, except […]

Shazam – Official Teaser Trailer (SDCC)

Much to my surprise, I enjoyed the first teaser for Shazam out of San Diego Comic-Con. And while I still think Zachary Levi–visually speaking–isn’t a great choice for the role (he’s just not, physically speaking, massive enough, making the copious amount of muscle padding he has to wear look more goofy than heroic. This is […]

Aquaman – Official Trailer (SDCC)

Let me be clear: I think Zach Snyder ruined the DCEU (which isn’t for a moment to imply that he did it alone. He had plenty of help from executives that were apparently so ignorant of their own IP that they let Snyder–whom no matter what he says in public does not like these characters–ruin […]

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 […]

You Can’t Be Missed If You Won’t Go Away

I just read an article about how Zach Snyder’s plans for the DCEU were supposedly so “epic, grand, emotional, joyful and unforgettable” which bothers me more than a little bit because we’re hearing more about Snyder’s plans for this and intentions for that now than when Justice League was actually in theaters. As I have […]