WONDER WOMAN On Track To Crack Top Ten Superhero Movies Ever!

WONDER WOMAN On Track To Crack Top Ten Superhero Movies Ever!

Wonder Woman proved an unexpected tour de force at box offices these last three weekends.  At most recent count, the film has made $275 million domestically, and has a worldwide gross of $572 million. Patty Jenkins and Gal Gadot‘s Wonder Woman origin story currently ranks 24th worldwide, sandwiched between Iron Man at 23rd and X-Men: Apocalypse at 25th.  Domestically, it ranks 17th, just under Man of Steel‘s $291 million total.  Another incredible factoid: the film has the lowest second-weekend drop…

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REVIEW: Doctor Who – Series 10, Episode 10: “The Eaters of Light”

REVIEW: Doctor Who – Series 10, Episode 10: “The Eaters of Light”

“The Eaters of Light” is something of a milestone for Doctor Who, for it marks the first time since the series returned in the 21st Century that a writer from the classic series has come back to the show. In a way, it’s hard to see another series of the new Doctor Who where this would have been possible; part of the overall vibe of Series 10 has been the way it has embraced a…

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Ryan Reynolds Releases First DEADPOOL 2 Set Photo

Ryan Reynolds Releases First DEADPOOL 2 Set Photo

The first Deadpool film was the surprise breakout of the last year. With filming underway on the second installment of the franchise, fans have been itching for a look at what they can expect. Their prayers have been answered. Deadpool star and all-around foul-mouthed cretin Ryan Reynolds released the first look at the sequel today via his Instagram. Reynolds’ commentary is just about what one would expect. Its rare to see an actor whose personality…

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SUPERGIRL Names New Showrunners for Season 3

SUPERGIRL Names New Showrunners for Season 3

As it enters its third season, Supergirl is shaking things up. According to Deadline, the CW has selected Jessica Queller and Robert Rovner to helm the show following the departure of Ali Adler, who has signed an overall deal with CBS. The new executive team has been with the show since the midpoint of the first season, and will join the show’s co-creator Andrew Kreisberg, who will be remaining with the production. Queller is a…

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NBC and DCE Release Unaired Adam West POWERLESS Episode

NBC and DCE Release Unaired Adam West POWERLESS Episode

With last week’s passing of beloved Batman actor Adam West, there has been an outpouring of admiration and memorialization from around the globe. Now NBC and DC Entertainment have decided to release West’s appearance on an unaired episode of the recently-cancelled Powerless TV series for free online. The full episode, which you can watch below, showcases West in the same sort of irreverent, quirky version of the DC Universe which simultaneously made him famous and which…

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BOOM! Studios Announces Partnership With 20th Century Fox

BOOM! Studios Announces Partnership With 20th Century Fox

With Disney-owned Marvel and Warner Brothers-owned DC dominating the summer movie market, Fox is betting big on BOOM! Studios to launch it back into competition. The Los Angeles-based publisher announced today that they have entered into an agreement with Fox where the studio will make a “significant investment” in Boom. The two have had a first-look relationship since 2013, but the new deal represents a major shift. Fox’s investment is expected to bankroll a new…

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Los Angeles to Pay Tribute to Adam West with Bat-Signal Lighting

Los Angeles to Pay Tribute to Adam West with Bat-Signal Lighting

With the recent news of the passing of legendary Batman actor Adam West, fans the world over have found their own ways of memorializing the pop culture icon. Today, the city of Los Angeles, in partnership with DC Entertainment, announced that the city will organize a special tribute to West this coming Thursday. In a press release, DC revealed that Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti will light the Bat-Signal on the steps of Los Angeles…

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REVIEW: Doctor Who – Series 10, Episode 9: “Empress of Mars”

REVIEW: Doctor Who – Series 10, Episode 9: “Empress of Mars”

After the completion of a trilogy of episodes that, although ambitious, wound up being deeply flawed and unsatisfying, the tenth series of Doctor Who returns to its more classical format with “Empress of Mars,” written by series stalwart Mark Gatiss, and directed with flair and style despite limitations by Wayne Yip. The result is a satisfying and throughly entertaining, if ultimately more workmanlike than inspired, episode. The Doctor (Peter Capaldi), Bill (Pearl Mackie) and Nardole (Matt…

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WONDER WOMAN: Full of an Amazing Grace; Undeniably Female

WONDER WOMAN: Full of an Amazing Grace; Undeniably Female

Seventy-six years in the making, essentially, the Wonder Woman film, directed by Patty Jenkins, delivers on the intrinsic promises made by the character. Graceful, flowing, and visually exquisite, Wonder Woman has it all in terms of superhero cinema and then some. Firstly, anyone who feared that Gal Gadot might now be able to carry a two and a half hour film, fear no longer. Gadot’s Diana is innocent, fiercely compassionate, and her blunt insistence on…

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REVIEW: Doctor Who, Series 10, Episode 8: “The Lie of the Land”

REVIEW: Doctor Who, Series 10, Episode 8: “The Lie of the Land”

The so-called “Monks Trilogy” comes to an end with this episode, written by Toby Whithouse and directed by Wayne Yip. This episode of Doctor Who starts off strong, with a bleak and tense predicament that seems hopeless and some nice thematic underpinnings about a society ruled by the sci-fi equivalent of fake news. However, its strengths ultimately don’t overcome some narrative weaknesses and a story that is resolved in an overly familiar way and easy…

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