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On today’s Heroes episode (September 26, 2017), Jon Schnepp is joined by Robert Meyer Burnett and Amy Dallen for Part 3 of their exploration of Marvel vs DC in TV and Film thru the decades, Today, they explore the 1980s: DC: Movies 1980 - Superman II 1982 - Swamp Thing 1983 - Superman III 1984 - Supergirl 1987 - Superman IV: The Quest for Peace 1989 - The Return of Swamp Thing 1989 – Tim Burton’s Batman DC: Television 1988-1992 - Superboy - Syndication 4 seasons DC Animated 1980-1983 - Super Friends Hanna Barbera ABC 1981-1982- The Kid Super Power Hour with Shazam! - Filmation NBC … »
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Rube Goldberg was an engineer-turned cartoonist who is most famous for the animated contraptions he drew. Goldberg used engineering principles to create fun diagrams of machines which performed simple tasks in complicated ways. Most often his machines were designed to perform everyday household tasks in zany, creative ways. He used a lot of unconventional techniques and materials to create these contraptions.
Due to the fun nature of Goldberg’s animated and real-world creations, it is no surprise that he has had an impact on film. Since film is a visual medium in motion, it is actually the perfect way for Goldberg’s unique machines to come alive. This is a look at some of the best Rube goldberg-inspired machines, »
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Sam Raimi's Spider-Man 3, released in May of 2007, is one weird movie. It suffers from the curse of the "threequel", a film with potential that is overwhelmingly disappointing. In my previous editorial in this ongoing Spider-Man retrospective series, I talked about how Spider-Man 2 swings among some of the best sequels in cinema history. If Spider-Man 2 is the Superman II of the Spider-Man series, then Spider-Man 3 is the Superman III of the franchise - but with considerably weirder dance sequences. In the newest edition of our "Looking Back" series, let's take a look at why Spider-Man 3 begins the series of diminishing returns for Spider-Man movies as one of the most disappointing threequels in modern superhero film history. It's very hard for filmmakers to make a good third movie in a trilogy or film series. When you think of most modern film trilogies, it is undoubtedly common »
- Dan Marcus
With so much attention on Wonder Woman, and the rest of the Justice League, it's easy to over look that Superman turns 79 this month since his debut in 1933. His character is one of the most important superheroes in the history of comic books. Henry Cavill, the current Superman, took to social media to make sure that everyone was informed of this milestone. Check out his post from Instagram:
Hi Everyone! I've been doing some Super Ruminations because this month is the 79th anniversary of Superman in Action Comics and thought it fitting to pass on this little fact. Who knew eh?? In January 1933, Jerry Siegel wrote a short story titled "The Reign of the Superman", which was illustrated by his friend Joe Shuster and self-published in a science fiction magazine. It told the story of a bald villain with telepathic powers. Trying to create a character they could sell to newspaper syndicates, »
- Emmanuel Gomez
“Be careful of mankind, Diana. They do not deserve you.” —Queen Hippolyta
Will the Amazonian be the woman who finally breaks the Hollywood glass ceiling?
Wonder Woman, starring Israeli actress Gal Gadot as Princess Diana of Themiscrya, premieres on June 2, just 12 days away, and the fate of all the superwomen and their eponymous movies who would follow her lies in the ability of her sword-wielding, shield-bearing, gold lassoing hands and her armor-plated breast to vanquish the biggest and baddest super-villain of them all: Box Office.
I’ve watched every trailer and clip that Warner Bros. has released, and though they were all great, the very best of all of them, im-not-so-ho, was Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice. Every time Ms. Gadot showed up, whether it was in her guise as Diana Prince or as Wonder Woman, the movie morphed from an overbearing, weighted down slog through mud into »
- Mindy Newell
We all have mothers. I had a mother of a cold last week, and since Sunday was Mom’s day, I thought I would take a moment to honor all those women who have taken on the absolutely hardest job in the multi-verse… even though I’m a bit late.
I think the best-known mother in the four-color universe is the farmer’s wife from Smallville who, with her husband, found and raised the “strange visitor from another planet” who would grow up to become the one and only Superman.
Although I’ve always known that farmer’s wife as Martha Clark Kent, her name varied for quite a while; she was known as Mary Kent in Superman #1 (1939). In George F. Lowther’s 1942 novel, The Adventures of Superman, and on the radio program for which Mr. Lowther was a writer, Mrs. Kent’s first name was Sarah, which also followed »
- Mindy Newell
It’s not enough to love films, we now must enumerate that love or hate relative to any similar films.
It has become a familiar ritual — the latest release in a franchise or a noted director’s canon spawns more than one site to run a “The Films of ___________, Ranked” article. We’ve done this dance with the Marvel movies since At Least 2012 when The Avengers came out, and no doubt someone is at this very moment preparing a ranking of the 14 previous films in the McU to accompany the release of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2. Wonder Woman will likely spur on a ranking of all the DC Films, and we saw just in the past week where everyone stood on the existing Fast & Furious movies.
And yes, I got into the act with my own “The Films of Assistant Director Frank Capra III, Ranked.” Hopefully the point was made.
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Like me, I’m sure many of you Batfans out there were nothing short of ecstatic upon hearing the news that a Nightwing movie is in the works, and is to be directed by Chris McKay, the same mind behind The Lego Batman Movie.
Although there’s been no timeline given as to when the first solo big screen outing starring Batman’s original apprentice will hit theaters, that hasn’t stopped anyone from speculating who will land the big role, with rabid fans putting their support behind the likes of Zac Efron and Jared Padalecki, to name a few. Personally, I’ve long advocated the latter to take up this persona, but realistically, his Supernatural shooting schedule might prohibit him from taking the part. »
- Eric Joseph
Miles wants to see proof of the afterlife, but he may have bit off more creepiness than he can chew in the new supernatural thriller We Go On. With the film coming out on Blu-ray and DVD on April 4th from Lightyear Entertainment, we've been provided with two Blu-ray copies of We Go On to give away, and as a special treat for Daily Dead readers, we also have an exclusive clip from the film that you can watch right now.
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- Derek Anderson
The time has come. Netflix has announced the titles it's pulling from its catalog in April, and it's a staggering list. There are a handful of movies leaving, but it's really the TV shows that have us devastated. Multiple seasons of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Bones, House, M.D., and Ally McBeal will all disappear into the night. At least there are new shows and movies coming to comfort us, but this is still pretty depressing. Expiring April 1 Ally McBeal, seasons one to five Angel, seasons one to five Better Off Ted, season one Barbershop 2: Back in Business Bones, seasons one to four Buffy the Vampire Slayer, seasons one to seven Chaplin Dollhouse, season one Ferris Bueller's Day Off Firefly House, M.D., seasons one to eight Lie to Me, season one Menace II Society Resident Evil: Extinction Rosewell, seasons one to three Snow Day Stomp the Yard Superman II »
- Maggie Pehanick
A woman who can supposedly see the dead gets legitimately spooked in a new clip from the supernatural film We Go On, coming to Blu-ray and DVD on April 4th from Lightyear Entertainment.
From the Press Release: "After riveting festival audiences around the world, the chilling We Go On, is coming to home video this spring. The critically acclaimed thriller, which Fangoria declared as “legitimately scary and unpredictable” and Ain’t It Cool News called “a spooky tale with a strong emotional core,” debuts on Blu-ray & DVD on April 4, 2017 from Lightyear Entertainment, through Momentum Pictures/Sony Home Entertainment. Special features on both formats include Directors’ Commentary.
- Derek Anderson
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From the first scene, from the very first word in fact, it is clear that Logan is far from just another comic book movie. It may be the latest X-Men film to the fans but James Mangold and Hugh Jackman have created something distinct and different. We saw hints of what they wanted to achieve in their 2013 film The Wolverine but Logan is purposefully named. The raw narrative drive and the unrelenting violence make a solid foundation for a new type of Wolverine movie. This is not your comic book hero come to life, this is real life with all the pain and pathos that comes with it.
Logan is a very different beast. It shrinks its focus to a fine point, it collapses the worldwide grab of its superhero brethren to an almost claustrophobic hold. This film is less about saving the world, and far more about saving yourself. »
- Jon Lyus
Lena plays chess, and she's good at it, but does that mean Kara is just a pawn in her overall scheme?
Supergirl Season 2 Episode 12 left a lot open to interpretation!
What did you think of the flashbacks and learning Lena is a Luthor by blood?
Steve: First off, let me just say that I'm super glad that we're bringing Lena back into the fold. I've been waiting to dive deeper into her story and relationship with her mother. As far as the flashbacks go, I rather enjoyed them as they are far and few between in this series and is refreshing when they do appear.
I'm a fan of Arrow and flashbacks are a staple of that series, and while the flashback this season are much improved, »
- Stacy Glanzman
Jesse Holland and Andy Mitton’s We Go On prepares to land on Blu-ray and DVD on April 4th. The critical darling follows Miles (Clark Freeman), a man terrified by the prospect of dying, who is determined to find out whether or not any kind of “afterlife” actually exists. We also have the film’s Blu-ray cover artwork to share with our readers.
Press Release: Studio City, CA – (February 6, 2017)– After riveting festival audiences around the world, the chilling We Go On, is coming to home video this spring. The critically acclaimed thriller, which Fangoria declared as “legitimately scary and unpredictable” and Ain’t It Cool News called “a spooky tale with a strong emotional core,” debuts on Blu-ray & DVD on April 4, 2017 from Lightyear Entertainment, through Momentum Pictures/Sony Home Entertainment. Special features on both formats include Directors’ Commentary.
- Tamika Jones
14 items from 2017
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