Greetings programs! This week on the podcast, we’re talking about Macbeth and Peacemaker. One is a timeless tale of a power-hungry man who tries to take control of his life with a trail of unthinkable violence, and the other is Macbeth. Both of them are excellent, too. We also discuss James Gunn as a writer and director, which goes to some interesting places, especially in the wake of further revelations about Joss Whedon.Continue reading “Podcast: ‘The Tragedy of Macbeth’ & ‘Peacemaker’”
The Suicide Squad has been out for about two weeks now, and since this is the kind of thing the internet loves, here is how the various DC Extended Universe movies stack up for me. There are 11 films in the franchise so far, which in case it’s not clear, means I am only looking at films in the current, interconnected universe that started with Man of Steel. If I’m honest, this list didn’t turn out exactly how I thought it might when I decided to do it, which is interesting to me at least!
If you agree or disagree, feel free to reach out to me on social media, I’d love to hear from you. And now, on to the list:Continue reading “The Films of the DC Extended Universe Ranked, The Suicide Squad Edition”
James Gunn’s The Suicide Squad will hit theatres this weekend, and it is one of the most highly anticipated DC films in ages. There are nine films in the DCEU so far, or ten depending on how you count the versions of Justice League, and here is where you can rent, buy, or stream each one.Continue reading “Home Video: Every DC Extended Universe Film and Where to Buy, Rent, or Stream them”
We are fast approaching the date when the Zack Snyder’s Justice League will be a legitimate thing in the world, we’ll have a four hour movie to watch, and baat-fans the world over will gloat at how awesome it is even if it isn’t. What a time to be alive!
Today we’re going to take a closer look at the new trailer for the Snyder Cut, and we’re going to do it with nearly 80 high res frame captures.Continue reading “Let’s Take a Closer Look at the #SnyderCut trailer (with 70+ high-res captures)”
Dwayne Johnson’s Black Adam film is starting to heat up, folks. At DC Fandome a few months ago it was announced that the Justice Society of America, the golden age version of the Justice League, will be part of the story. Now we have our first cast member: Aldis Hodge as Carter Hall, Hawkman.Continue reading “Aldis Hodge joins Dwayne Johnson’s ‘Black Adam’ film as Hawkman”
James Gunn’s upcoming The Suicide Squad isn’t even out yet and it already has a spinoff TV series.Continue reading “‘Peacemaker’, a ‘The Suicide Squad’ spinoff series coming to HBO Max”
While I was busy covering Fantasia Fest DC had an event to announce their upcoming slate of projects. There was a ton of news out there that you’ve probably seen, but I really like these posters.Continue reading “Poster Gallery: James Gunn’s ‘The Suicide Squad’, Wonder Woman ’84, Black Adam, and The Batman DC Fandome Posters”
DC’s Extended Universe of films got off to a rocky start. An early focus on being grim and gritty and “realistic” a la the comics of Frank Miller along with a lot of time spent setting up a universe seemed to get in the way of making, you know, good movies. That is to say, they went too dark and they spent so much time worrying about the next movie they forgot to focus on the one they were making.
Luckily it seems that someone eventually figured this out and started letting filmmakers make the movies they want to make rather than having them conform to a predetermined aesthetic and continuity. Sometimes this has resulted in a miss (like Joker) but in recent years they have actually generated a string of fun movies (like Aquaman and Shazam!).
So how does Birds of Prey fare? As both a sequel to one of the least liked DC films and also focussing on one of the most fun characters in the DC universe it has a tough setup but I’m pleased to say it’s definitely a hit.Continue reading “Review: Birds of Prey is a good time!”
Hello again Awesome Friday readers. I’m glad you’ve both stuck around! It’s been another week and here are the highlights. And maybe some low-lights, depending who you are asking.
Just kidding they’re all highlights. There’s even a new dinosaur movie for you to watch this weekend!
Yes, both of you. Here’s a new experiment to get me writing a bit again. Sans the time to write up each bit of movie news there is (guys there is so much news every week, it’s nuts) I’m going to try to keep a digest on a weekly basis. Hopefully this works and hopefully you like it. Let’s hop right to it, shall we?Continue reading “Awesome Friday: Iko Uwais in G.I. Joe, Sony & Marvel’s Spider-Powered Divorce, That New Batsuit Smell, & More”
Comic Con catch up continues with another film that looks like DC is figuring out that fun is a good thing.
Continue reading “The first ‘Shazam!’ trailer is just delightful”
Oh hey, it’s SDCC catch up time!
The DC universe has been, to date, a bit….. dark. Excepting **Wonder Woman** the films have been dark and brooding and grim. If that’s your thing, cool. It hasn’t seemed to be most peoples thing though and DC seems to be listening to those people. So here’s the first trailer and poster for **Aquaman**, both of which are bright and colourful and fun looking!
Warner Brothers are continuing their “throw stuff at the wall and see what sticks” plan of making DC comics movies by officially moving forward on one of the two Joker movies they have in development. No, really.
Wonder Woman may have the best posters of the year.
Here’s that video that’s been going around for the past few days.