Articles from August 2014 - Present!
They Can't All Be 'Endgame,' Ranking 2019's Superhero Movies By Anticipation
Now that we're in the Golden Age of superhero movies, it's easy to forget how lucky we are. Just 20 years ago the closest thing we had to an interconnected superhero universe was ... that Thor and Hulk crossover thing from 1988. After the success of X-Men and Spider-Man in the early 2000s, things finally started looking up for the genre. Until both franchises released their disappointing three-quels, which shut down their respective brand for a couple years.
Things Don't Get Stranger Than These 'Stranger Things' Funko POP! Vinyl Figures
When it first came out, no one could have predicted what a cultural force Netflix's Stranger Things would become. The heavy use of 80s nostalgia could only garner attention, not genuine interest. But coupled with a talented cast, strong writing, and visual flair, the show became a hit with most demographics. So it came as no surprise when Netflix began a rapid multimedia expansion of the series. Themed boardgames? Ornaments? Backpacks? All sorts of merchandise are either on the shelves now or on the way in the near future.
Blunder Mifflin: Why a Revival of 'The Office' Is a Terrible Mistake
Back in December 2017, TV Line reported that NBC was looking to bring back The Office. At first read, this seemed like great news! The Office is hailed by many as the "perfect sitcom," with a colourful cast of characters and equally colourful plots. Almost immediately, however, it became clear that the revival was little more than a cash-grab by NBC as part of Hollywood's ongoing quest to reboot every franchise under the sun. Key cast members were already confirmed not to return, and the news that there would be a mix of new and old characters wasn't particularly inspiring.
How Marvel Should Introduce Spider-Woman
Spider-Woman is probably the most yearned for character in the MCU. She's smart, resourceful, and agile. Just to clarify, I'm talking Jessica Drew. In the comics, Jessica Drew was a former agent of HYDRA who accidentally killed her partner and lover. After learning of HYDRA's true nature, she joins SHIELD. Her powers include super speed, strength, durability, stamina, agility, wall crawling, venom shooting, etc, all thanks to a genetic experiment on her by HYDRA. Now, let me tell you how she should be introduced:
Suicide Squad, Slade Wilson's Return, and Connor Hawke —What a Day for DC
My mind is exploding as I type this. Today is a day to be marked in the history books. We have confirmation on the Suicide Squad roster and cast. The Joker will be returning to the big screen with Jared Leto. The Flash-Arrow crossover happened. Connor Hawke is being set up. And Slade Wilson is coming back. Let's start off with the known stuff:
Beneath the Explosions, the New 'Wonder Woman' Trailer Revealed Both of the Movie's Villains
It's been just over two years since DC and Warner Bros. announced Wonder Woman, the first solo outing for their flagship heroine. A lot's happened for DC in those two years, including (but not limited to) executive and creative shake-ups, directorial switches, and two critical duds. All eyes are now on Wonder Woman to correct the mistakes of its predecessors, while still bringing something fresh to the comic-book movie industry.
A Single Script Page From 'Logan' Tells Us a Lot More Than You Would Expect
It may not feel like it, but Hugh Jackman's final turn as Wolverine comes out in six months. Oddly enough, the movie's been shrouded in secrecy from its very inception. Save for the release date, some casting announcements, and stray rumors, all plot details and characters have been kept tightly under wraps. Recently, Bryan Singer (sort of) confirmed Mr. Sinister as the villain, and we got a vague confirmation that "something" is coming soon.
Dormammu, a Reference to 'Civil War' and More: Here's Everything We Learned From the 'Doctor Strange' IMAX Event
Warning: Spoilers for Doctor Strange below! Around midnight last week, I stumbled upon a registration site for an advanced screening of Doctor Strange. My euphoria got ahead of me, and I immediately claimed two tickets, texted my ride (and co-viewer), and cleared any plans for the day. After an hour and a half of excitement-induced insomnia, I finally managed to fall asleep. The next morning, I checked my phone to make sure I didn't just dream it. Good news and bad news here: I did get tickets to see some Doctor Strange footage. The bad news: It was a 15 minute preview event, not the full movie.
Avengers 2: Age of Ultron: 5 Ways It Can Still Surprise Us!
We know quite a bit of The Avengers: Age Of Ultron already. Villains, roles, foreshadowing, etc. It's not as surprising when we go watch it in theathres as it would be if we knew nothing. But there's still some ways we can be surprised. Five ways, to be in fact.
Ant-Man Lego Sets Reveal Hank Pym Will Suit Up!
Another day of New York Toy Fair has come and gone, this time revealing Lego sets for Marvel's upcoming movie; Ant-Man. The sets have no release date as of yet, but I'm sure we'll hear of them soon. Ant-Man comes only two months after Age of Ultron, which already has Lego set release dates set. And here they are:
Parks and Recreation's Greatest Easter Egg: The Time Star-Lord Met Star-Lord
On a day as sad as today, what with Parks and Recreation's finale, the show aired what I will forever call the show's greatest irony. What happened, you say? Well, we saw Andy Dwyer (played by the lovable Chris Pratt) open the door to a group of trick or treaters. The costumes were fairly standard, a witch, nerd, a princess, etc. Except for one: