SUNDAY MATINEE: Comic Book Movies and Color Grading

SUNDAY MATINEE: Comic Book Movies and Color Grading

Starting this week, I’m doing a biweekly column, called the Sunday Matinee, that focuses on the more technical aspects of CBM filmmaking.  I studied film in school, and work in the field of production, and I want to bring that knowledge to the reviewing sphere! People love to talk about tone in superhero movies.  I’d argue tone was the major buzzword of 2016, in fact.  That said, I don’t believe tone describes the argument actually being had under…

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Mystique, Iceman, and Me: Bisexual Awareness Week as an XMCU Fan

Mystique, Iceman, and Me: Bisexual Awareness Week as an XMCU Fan

Bisexual Awareness Week comes to an end tomorrow.  As someone who identifies as somewhere between bi, gay, and queer, this marks a sort of bittersweet moment every year.  I spent a long time unable to find myself in stories I felt I could safely consume and wanted to. When I found out that comics!Mystique was bi, I was seventeen.  I had just seen the X-Men movies that had come out by then: X-Men, X2: X-Men United, X-Men: The…

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Bryan Singer Confirms One of Cyclops’s Villains for Wolverine 3

Bryan Singer Confirms One of Cyclops’s Villains for Wolverine 3

  Yesterday, Cinemablend reported that Bryan Singer has confirmed that Mister Sinister will make an appearance in Wolverine 3.  In his and Simon Kinberg‘s commentary audio on X-Men: Apocalypse, Singer talks about the post-credits scene. The scene depicts suited men walking through the ruined Weapon X facility.  They find samples from ‘Weapon X’ — Wolverine — and place them into a metal briefcase.  The briefcase reads: Essex Corporation. Any fan worth their X-logo merch can tell…

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LEGION: New trailers go for funny, underwhelm with ableism

LEGION: New trailers go for funny, underwhelm with ableism

Legion, an FX TV series following Charles Xavier’s son, dropped two teaser trailers this past weekend.  Both trailers clock in at under 20 seconds, and both attempt to add some lightheartedness to the hype for the series. Unfortunately, that humor comes at the cost of the dignity of mentally ill people.  The first trailer, below, titled ‘WTF,’ shows a catatonic man drooling.  David Haller and another character stare at the character in apparent disbelief.  Considering…

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