D.J. Rivera

D.J. Rivera

I'm an entertainment writer with a passion for covering all aspects of the world of TV and cinema. I am also an award-winning writer, director, and producer with several titles available on Amazon Prime Video. https://amzn.to/2x5OQAO

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  • D.J. Rivera
    Published about a month ago
    These Batman Villains Deserve Their Own 'Joker' Style Origin Film

    These Batman Villains Deserve Their Own 'Joker' Style Origin Film

    There are so many superhero movies out there today. The genre has saturated the market, and moviegoers can look forward to at least a half a dozen films a year revolving around the subject of caped crusaders. The likes of Marvel and DC have established a successful trend that fans continue to enjoy. And if you look at the roster of upcoming films, the industry shows no signs of slowing down when it comes to developing movies based on our favorite comic book heroes.
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    Published about a month ago
    Can Showtime’s 'Halo' Series Match the Success the Franchise Had on the Console?

    Can Showtime’s 'Halo' Series Match the Success the Franchise Had on the Console?

    It’s been five years since the news came out that Showtime was taking on the endeavor of bringing the Master Chief to the small screen. Since then, fans have patiently been waiting for this dream to become a reality. Now it seems that everything is coming together for the Halo series to possibly fill the Game of Thrones size gap existing in the universe right now. While the Chief has survived impossible odds more times than most, this will probably be his greatest challenge yet. Can Halo translate successfully from console to TV?
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    Published about a month ago
    Is 'The New Mutants' Film Being Retconned for the Marvel Cinematic Universe?

    Is 'The New Mutants' Film Being Retconned for the Marvel Cinematic Universe?

    For a while now the future of the X-Men spinoff The New Mutants has been in question. When asked about it at one point, Game of Thrones star Maisie Williams, who plays Wolfsbane in the movie, said she had no idea what was going on with the film. Some believed it was destined never to see the light of day. Filming completed back in 2017, but then extensive reshoots were needed to make the film work. It was then scheduled for release on April 13, 2018. But more delays pushed it back to a February 22, 2019 release. Then, once again, it was postponed to August 2, 2019, and that didn't happen either. But now that Disney is at the helm, we have a better idea about what's happening with this intriguing Marvel property, and a good guess of what it could end up being overall. Now that the merger is all said and done, the X-Men can begin the process of entering the MCU, an event fans have been wanting to see since the shared universe started back in 2008 with Iron Man. Disney has no plans to give up on the horror, adult-oriented X-Men film, and has seen fit to give it an April 2020 release date. The reshoots have been scheduled, and this movie is officially going to happen.
  • D.J. Rivera
    Published about a month ago
    'Avengers: Endgame' May Have Set Up MCU Origin for Wolverine

    'Avengers: Endgame' May Have Set Up MCU Origin for Wolverine

    Now that the dust has settled on Avengers: Endgame, fans can do what they do best—begin to speculate about the future of the beloved MCU. And after the Comic-Con Phase 4 announcements, we know a whole lot more about what's coming to everyone's favorite mega-franchise. Shang-Chi and The Eternals will be the new kids on the block making their debut in the MCU after the Black Widow prequel. We also learned that the Doctor Strange sequel will be the MCU's first horror film and that Jane Foster aka Natalie Portman will become The Mighty Thor. A lot of surprises unveiled and a fair amount of questions got answered, but there are a few characters that fans are anxiously awaiting to hear about.
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    Published about a month ago
    'The Lodge' Could Very Well Be The Next Great Horror Film!

    'The Lodge' Could Very Well Be The Next Great Horror Film!

    In most celebrated horror films, there are two things that usually, more often than not, resulting in a terrifyingly satisfying and thought-provoking experience. There is a group of unsuspecting people, and there is a place they go where terrifying things happen within its walls. Over the years so many great examples of filmmakers taking those two factors, and generating an eerie concept that causes most of us to sleep with the lights on for weeks after the credits roll. The Conjuring films, The Shining, The Haunting of Hill House, Poltergeist, and The Amityville Horror are just some examples that meet these criteria that have become revered as classics within the genre. And it looks like the next title that could very well be added to that list is The Lodge. Some hail it as the next great, game-changing horror experience that is sure to rattle anyone who sees it. And from the looks of its shocking trailer, this relentless, mind-bending fright-fest seems like it will live up to its already infamous reputation as being scary as hell.
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    Published about a month ago
    'Blair Witch' to Continue Reign of Terror in Chilling New Video Game

    'Blair Witch' to Continue Reign of Terror in Chilling New Video Game

    The original found-footage masterpiece was something that I thought was real—that is, up until I discovered it was all just a successful marketing campaign. That was one of the first film’s to go viral before the social media craze had taken over. And while the first movie still ranks high on my favorites list, its sequels do not. The Book of Shadows film is easily forgettable, and the 2016 reboot took me a few sittings to get through. One would think this franchise has everything to would need to become a horror powerhouse spawning out sequel after sequel, like the Paranormal Activity films. I mean you've got the creepy woods, unsettling folklore, occultist themes, terrifying demon-witch lady, and still, it hasn't seemed to ever duplicate the success the original had unexpectedly received. But it seems the evil presence out in the Black Hills Forest will get another chance to terrify audiences but this time it's all going down on the console. The next chapter in the dreaded Blair Witch saga will be in the form of a video game launching at the end of August.