Suicide Squad, Another “Fuck You” From Warner Bros.

After ages of hype the long-awaited Suicide Squad film opens this weekend.  I genuinely hope it’s good.  DC villains are the best.  Seriously, they’re so twisted. Regrettably, I’m really starting to lose all hope.  Aside from a few enthusiastic exceptions, the initial reviews have ranged from “Poor” to “Meh”.  Then, there was the whole issue of the 10 million dollars’ worth of re-shoots.  Or was it 20?  Depends on which source you don’t trust.   Despite all of that, Warner Bros has kept on their game face and acted pretty enthusiastic. …

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Marvel Update

Well… If you’re like me, there were a couple of bits of disappointing news in the world of the MCU this week. I’ll be brief, or as brief as a verbose Kittenn such as myself can be. So here we go. First, my heartfelt dream of seeing Katee Sackhoff don the red, blue and gold of Captain Marvel was pretty much dashed at the announcement at SDCC that Brie Larson had indeed been cast in the role. Who knows? Maybe I’m wrong. She might be perfect for the role. And…

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SDCC Special: Welcome to the Trailer Park

As is usual during San Diego Comic Con, every studio and their grandmothers puts out trailers for movies and television shows. This year is no exception. And there are about a million of them. Or two. I’m not sure. But there’s a lot. But I thought it’d be nice – and maybe the start of an annual tradition – to showcase some of these trailers and give my impressions of what we should expect to see in the coming twelve months or so. To start, I’m going to admit that this…

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False Dawn: The Ultimate Sin

Brace yourselves. Go eat, take a shower, get comfy. You’re in for a long, sad ride. You have been warned. First, please note that aside from the image next to these words, there will be no other pictures with pithy captions. Also, there will be no tags at the bottom of this piece.  I know that’s the way we usually do it around here, and there’s a possibility RTK himself might woodshed me about this. But I have my reasons. We’re going to have a nice, long talk about Zack…

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News Round-Up.

Principal shooting on Thor: Ragnarok began this morning.  The cast for this flick is awesome and we finally get to see Planet Hulk on the big screen.  Huzzah!   In other news, Marvel announced that Tony Stark would be replaced as Iron-Man by Riri Williams, a 15-year-old African-American woman.  This is outstanding news because A). Michael Bendis will be writing it… and B). Racist fucktards all over the world will be pounding on their keyboards (with both hands, for once) non-stop in protest.  It sure does make things simple when these…

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Who Would You Rather Marvel At?

Well, the news broke that Brie Larson is in early talks to play Captain Marvel in the upcoming movie. I’m going to go on at length as to what the actual reason is for this seemingly out-of-the-depths-of-space choice, why this is probably a mistake, and why another – fan-favorite – actress should be given the nod. Oh, man… where to begin… Okay, let’s talk physicality to start with. When I was thumb-wrestling RTK to see who’d get to write this, we discussed the idea that fit, healthy (or, as Hollywood…

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Cold Day In Hell…

Well, the concept art that Marvel Studios released today pretty much confirms the rumors on IMDB that Hela will be the villain (or at least one of the villains) in Thor: Ragnarok. Cate Blanchett is a confirmed cast member and has been hinting that she’s the baddie.  If she has in fact been cast as Loki Laufeyson’s evil daughter I couldn’t be happier.  This is a casting coup.  This is a big leap for Blanchett after last year’s Academy Award nominated performance in Carol.  However, like many British Sounding* actresses, Blanchett seems to…

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Diversity is Good Business.

Some people can’t take “Yes” for an answer.   In an article for Fusion, author Charles Pulliam-Moore tried to throw a wet blanket on the excitement surrounding Marvel’s upcoming Black Panther solo film.  Pulliam-Moore quoted DC Comics editor Joseph P Illidge on the subject.  Illidge had this to say: “Marvel does not have that many black characters, [but they] are naturally more diverse than DC.  Black Panther may not open the gates to a Falcon solo film, but I’m hopeful to see Monica Rambeau in Captain Marvel.” My first reaction is to wonder…

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Harley Quinn: The Movie?

DC Entertainment is reportedly exploring the possibility of a spin-off movie for Harley Quinn. The idea for the film was proposed and is being promoted by actress Margot Robbie, who will appear as the character in the upcoming Suicide Squad movie, and who would star in and produce the spin-off. Harley Quinn was originally created by Paul Dini for Batman: The Animated Series, as sidekick, girlfriend and foil for the Joker. Her popularity grew so much that she was officially made comics-canon shortly after her debut in the series, and has been featured in…

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