10 items from 2016
It's an interesting time to be an Alien fan. At the moment there are two films that are in some level of development that both pertain to the franchise. While it's not uncommon for sequels to be getting plotted out way in advance, these two movies aren't conventional sequels. One is Alien: Covenant, which is a sequel to the Alien prequel Prometheus, and the other is being referred to as Alien 5, even though it's story purports to make it more of a second attempt at making Alien 3.
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- Mario-Francisco Robles
What special features will be on the Deadpool home video release? Was Supergirl almost a love interest for the Man of Steel in Superman III? Which side does Hugh Jackman choose for Captain America: Civil War? How is Marvel trying to make superhero technology a reality? All that and more in this edition of Superhero […]
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- Ethan Anderton
Stardate, 2016. We start off for… hold up. I have a confession. I am not a Trekkie. I owe no allegiance to the myriad TV iterations, although I am fond of the original mid-’60s series and their subsequent big screen adventures (except for The Final Frontier—I am reasonably lucid). However, this particular voyage is co-captained by my wife, Michelle, who has a deep fondness for the original gang and their follow-up crew of The Next Generation (which I don’t like, and yet she still married me). She can identify scenes by hearing orchestral movements from the series and the films. In short, she is a Trekkie (and yes, I asked her permission to call her that—I’m not insane).
Okay, let’s try this again. My wife and I leave the big city of Calgary, Alberta behind for a day trip to visit the Trekcetera Museum, located »
- Scott Drebit
When I asked a number of box office experts last week how those scathing reviews would affect Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice's opening weekend gross, all of them agreed that the effect on the film's commercial prospects would likely be negligible (at least in the early going). And guess what? They were right! Despite a dismal 28% "Rotten" score on Rotten Tomatoes, the superhero film felled a number of box office records in its debut. Still, 28% is a truly awful score, and so I got curious: what previous superhero films have an even lower percentage on Rotten Tomatoes than the Zack Snyder-directed mashup? After a quick scan, here's the abysmal list I came up with: Fantastic Four (2005) 27% Punisher: War Zone (2008) 27% Ghost Rider (2007) 26% Green Lantern (2011) 26% Blade: Trinity (2004) 25% Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014) 21% Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III (1993) 21% Spawn (1997) 19% Judge Dredd (1995) 18% Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance (2012) 17% Superman III (1983) 17% Turbo: A Power Rangers Movie »
- Chris Eggertsen
As Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice breaks box office records despite a questionable script (‘I’m not a lady, I’m a journalist’), how well do you know other superbad superhero quotes?
"Even the entire cast of E.R. couldn't put you back together again"
"I don't suppose they have fax machines on elephants!"
Batman & Robin
"Every man dreams he'll meet a woman he can give the world to. In my case, that's not just a metaphor"
Fantastic Four (2005)
"I'm blind, and I see more than any of you, because I don't look"
"I've always considered you the Dutch Elm disease in my family tree"
"Muggers don't usually wear rose oil or high heels ... at least, this »
- Benjamin Lee
Batman and Superman have a long history with Awfully Good. We've tackled Superman III and Superman IV for the Man of Steel, and Batman: The Movie, Batman And Robin, Catwoman, and even the porno Batbabe: The Dark Nightie for the Caped Crusader. Only one movie is missing… Batman Forever (1995) Director: Joel Schumacher Stars: Val Kilmer, Jim Carrey, Tommy Lee... Read More »
- Jason Adams
Man of Steel is an incredibly polarizing film. A movie that made some dramatic changes to the character that have had fans debating Zack Snyder’s choices for almost three years. At the core of the debate is Superman’s lack of concern for the lives of innocence as he and Zod leveled Metropolis and his choice to snap his opponent’s neck like a slim-jim.
I enjoyed Man of Steel a great deal when I first saw it in theaters. It was a very different Superman than we had been used to seeing in prior incarnations. Since then I’ve watched the film two or three more times, and it has led me to the same conclusion.
Superman is boring.
At least, he had been in his previous cinematic offerings. Donner’s Superman is a pleasant piece of inoffensive nostalgia. The Donner/Lester »
- Anghus Houvouras
Continuing our lead up to Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, which opens on March 25th, Scott J. Davis looks back at the ill-fated Superman IV: The Quest for Peace, the final film to star Christopher Reeve as the true Man of Steel…
Back in 1983, the Superman franchise was in full swing, despite the tense and fractured on-set fights and fallouts which saw original director Richard Donner leave after Superman: The Movie before he was able to finish Superman II, released almost three years later under the new direction of Richard Lester. Both films were huge financial successes with Superman: The Movie 1978’s second highest-grossing film behind Grease.
A third film was inevitable, with Lester again directing the returning Christopher Reeve alongside legendary comedian Richard Pryor, who had made a joke on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson at the time saying how he would love to been in a Superman film. »
- Scott J. Davis
The late, great Christopher Reeve remains one of the most iconic performers in the history of comic book movies. His portrayal of Superman/Kal-El/Clark in Richard Donner’s Superman: The Movie helped launch the superhero cinematic subgenre and cemented Reeve as a talent that generations of film fans could enjoy. For many, Reeve remains the Superman, with Brandon Routh and Henry Cavill paling in comparison to his magnetic portrayal of DC Comics’ flagship superhero.
It wasn’t an easy route to global adoration for Reeve, though. He faced stiff competition for the role and a collection of troubles on set. He also had to power through as the franchise that launched his career later suffered reduced budgets and dreadful reviews, when Superman III and Superman IV: The Quest For Peace came along and did their best to ruin what Reeve and Donner had started.
From these worrisome »
- Rob Leane
One of the trailers for Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice is the latest to ignite grumbles about just how much is given away in promos for movies.
This list looks at 25 films where the trailer has given away more than it really should in its promos - and it goes without saying that spoilers lie ahead for each of the movies. Don't read or click on individual entries of films you've not seen if you don't want to be spoiler sullied!
25. Jurassic World
Director Colin Trevorrow was amongst those who expressed disappointment at this one particular promo for Jurassic World. In it, we see Chris Pratt riding on his motorbike, alongside velcoraptors that surprisingly don't appear to be eating him. Presented out of context, the scene just looked a little daft. But »
10 items from 2016
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