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If Tuesday’s two-hour premiere was any indication, CBS’ Zoo is going all in with Season 2.
Whereas Season 1 of the James Patterson adaptation took things a bit seriously as it explored the mystery of a manmade genetic mutation within the entire animal kingdom that turned our fine feathered and furry friends against us, Season 2 — or at least the effects-laden premiere, which for all I know blew the entire budget — is going full-tilt bananas (no pun intended, monkeys). We’ve got multi-animal assaults, a luxury jet that would make S.H.I.E.L.D.’s Zephyr jealous, new characters and »
Are we too quick to consume movies and TV before moving onto the next big thing? Ryan looks at the gathering pace of pop culture...
On the 26th March, Yahoo UK’s Tom Butler sat down with Ben Affleck and Henry Cavill for a brief filmed interview about Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice. Both Hollywood stars wore jumpers. Cavill looked relaxed and chipper. Affleck, on the other hand, wore the heavy-lidded look of someone suffering from jet lag.
It was that wan expression, as the pair were asked about the grim critical reaction to Batman V Superman, which saw the clip shared all over the world. As Cavill responded to the question (“What really matters is what the audience thinks...”), Affleck looked at the floor, unblinking. He appeared to nod gently as Cavill spoke eagerly, although it’s equally possible that he was just comforting himself by rocking backwards and forwards. »
Batman v Superman is getting pummeled by movie critics. NPR, as just one example among so many, called the superhero blockbuster “a ponderous, smothering, over-pixelated zeppelin crash of a movie.” It appears that all the criticism is getting to Batman himself, Ben Affleck. In an interview with Tom Butler from Yahoo Movies, Affleck and his co-star Henry Cavill were asked about the negative reviews (or as Butler politely calls it, “a mixed response.”) That’s when someone from the YouTube channel Sabconth decided to have some fun at the Dark Knight’s expense. As you’ll see in the video below, Affleck seemingly zones out as Cavill answers the question. He ultimately rejoins the interview just long enough to offer a terse response. And it’s all accompanied by the most appropriate of Simon & Garfunkel songs. Here’s the video… »
- David Eckstein
3 items from 2016
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