This Woman’s Work

I was prepared, after all the hype and good reviews my friends (including RT) had given the new Wonder Woman movie, to expect it to be on par – or close to it – with a Marvel movie. Or at least better than the dreck being churned out by DC and Warners so far. We don’t quite get there. It’s a better movie – by miles and miles – than the other examples of the DCEU thus far, and I’m convinced Diana, in the guise of Gal Gadot, is going to…

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Merciful Hera, Wonder Woman Is A Triumph

In less than an hour, I’m heading out the door for a much-needed trip to Norway, via Copenhagen.  Soon, I will be foundering on crabs in the Land of The Ice and Snow, assuming I don’t fall off of a fjord.  But before I leave, let me exhort you, each and every one, to rush out to see Wonder Woman.*  Do it now, catch the matinée!  Take a friend!  Take three!   Seriously, I don’t have time to review the film but director Patty Jenkins has given us pretty much…

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Only God Can Save You Now

I’ve said a lot of vicious things about Zack Snyder in the past but that’s only because I despise him for taking several very loud, monochrome dumps on characters that I hold very dear.  Despite my antipathy for the man and his “vision”, I would never have wished the sort of personal tragedy he is going through to have been visited upon him.  Losing a child is a horror most of us cannot even fathom.  All biting sarcasm and shit talking aside.  Seriously, we feel for the guy. Principal photography…

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Snyder Steps Down After Personal Tragedy

The news broke today that producer, writer and director of the upcoming Justice League movie, Zack Snyder, along with his wife, producer Deborah Snyder, will be stepping down from completion of the film after a family tragedy. In the last couple of months, the Snyders have been working with director/writer of Marvel’s The Avengers, as well as the upcoming Batgirl movie, Joss Whedon to complete the Justice League film. Whedon will do pickups, inserts and other additional scenes to add to the footage already shot by Snyder. He had already…

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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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Can I say “squeeeee” here? Because I really want to.

By the time you read this, the news has already broken, but just when my utter, complete, rapturous joy at the news that Supergirl is getting a second season on The CW has barely subsided, they announce that the Big Kahuna himself, Kal-El of Krypton will be appearing in the first two episodes of the new season! Now, in my previous article, I mentioned about how coyly they inserted Supes into scenes where you didn’t really see him, but it was obvious that it was him, whether it be a silhouette, a familiar red…

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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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First, the good news… Supergirl Returns!

Ever since I wrote my epic take on the inaugural season of Supergirl, the show had been on the bubble, teetering between renewal and cancellation. Speculation, expectation and hopes went both ways: Some people (me, for one,because I cannot live without seeing Melissa Benoist‘s radiant take on the heroine) wanted the show renewed; some people wanted the show cancelled. Not enough bang for the $3 million-dollar-per-episode average expenditure, they said. Who wants to watch a show about a girl, anyway, even if she can fly? they asked. This is kids’…

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This Ought to be Funny.

If news reports are true, then Warner Brother’s looks to be in full on panic mode about the future of DC’s Cinematic Universe (which I see as a separate entity from the DCEU, since the TV shows do not relate to the movies).   Sources close to Suicide Squad are reporting that the David Ayer helmed villain extravaganza is being sent back for major reshoots.  And by major, they’re talking in the 10s of millions of dollars.  All to add humor to the film and bring it more in line with the…

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