Showing posts from December, 2017

JUSTICE LEAGUE Finally Passes $650 Million Worldwide

We've talked before about just how underwhelming Justice League's box office has been. It is supposed to be the biggest DC movie yet, with a $300 million budget and a cast of the company's biggest characters. However, it is expected to be the lowest grossing DC Films title to date.

This weekend, Justice League finally passed one box office benchmark. According toBox Office Mojo, the movie has currently grossed about $225.6 million domestically and $427 million internationally, bringing its worldwide total to $652.6 million.

Gitesh Pandyaprojects that Justice League will finish somewhere in the $660 million range, just below Man of Steel's $668 million. It's also noticeably below the reported $700 million+ that the movie needs to break even. So, unless the Blu-Ray sales are exceptionally high, Warner Bros. is likely going to lose money on this film.

Stay tuned for more box office updates as we have them.

Mid-Season Recap: ARROW Season 6

We're back to talk about Arrow season six! We last left off, with Oliver getting [mostly] everyone off of Lian Yu, Slade going on a quest to find his son, and Green Arrow's identity being revealed. A reminder that this is a spoiler recap so come back later if you're not caught up. We also can't cover every single detail. If I miss anything (likely) sorry in advance. So with that out of the way - let's get into it.

Ollie has to deal with being under investigation as his identity was revealed in the previous episode. The show episode ends with the picture being fake, but that doesn't stop Agent Waston (Sydelle Noel) from proceeding to push on. All of this is happening while Oliver is trying to start a relationship with William. It gets even crazier when Anatoly returns to try and get $20 million dollars from Star City. Couldn't he have found a closer city whose mayor wasn't an arrow-shooting maniac? After the Team got off of Lian Yu, we find out that Dig…

X-MEN: DARK PHOENIX Will Revolutionize the Superhero Genre, Says Sophie Turner

The main X-Men series returns for a new (and final?) installment next fall with Dark Phoenix, the second adaptation of the beloved story arc. We recently read Entertainment Weekly's coverage, which teased the film's emotional stakes and 1990s setting. Now, we have some more details on the movie's ambitions.

Speaking with Empire Magazine (via X-Men Films), Dark Phoenix star Sophie Turner speaks very highly of the film, saying that it'll take the superhero genre to new heights. "We are revolutionizing it. We wanted to create a whole new genre of superhero movie." As for how it compares to past X-Men films, Turner says it's a "dark, gritty drama."

Turner also has nothing but praise for Simon Kinberg, who is making his directorial debut with Dark Phoenix. "Simon has been the brain behind X-Men for years, and it’s really exciting to have what feels like one of our own rise up and take hold of the franchise, and direct it in the way that he sees it…

Confirmed: KRYPTON is Not Set in the DC Films Universe

Early on in development of Krypton, fans speculated that the SyFy series would be a prequel to Man of Steel and, thus, the greater DC Films Universe. This was fueled by writer/producer David Goyer saying that the show takes place 200 years before Man of Steel, along with some visuals in the trailer that looked similar to the movie. However, turns out there is no real connection.

ComicBook has confirmed with SyFy that Krypton will not take place in DC Films' shared universe. Also, don't expect it to connect to other Superman-related projects, such as The CW's Supergirl. It is very much its own thing.

With Krypton in its own universe, it has the freedom to tell its own version of the Superman mythos without relying on the continuity of other adaptations. Hopefully, that will help it tell high-quality stories throughout its run.

Krypton will premiere on Wednesday, March 21st on SyFy.

Marvel Entertainment: 2017 in Review - Part 3 [Animation and Video Games]

To say the least, 2017 has been yet another huge year for Marvel Entertainment, whether it's in the Marvel Cinematic Universe or elsewhere. Several movies hit theaters, with many more still in development. The television shows keep going strong. And we've had news on the animation and video game compartments.

In this third and final installment of our annual reflection, we look back at the biggest news, announcements, and more surrounding Marvel's animation and video game projects.

For Marvel's biggest moments at San Diego Comic-Con 2017, click HERE.

On Disney XD, Marvel continued to air two animated shows and launched a third. Avengers Assemble entered its fourth season, with a fifth season (focused on Black Panther) announced. In season four, T'Challa forms a new team of Avengers to rescue the original members from the Cabal. This new team includes Ant-Man, Captain Marvel, and Vision. Guardians of the Galaxy aired its second season this year, while season three (sub…

DC ENTERTAINMENT: 2017 in Review - Part 3 [Animation + Video Games]

Once again DC hit the ball out of the part with their video games and animated projects. 2017 had the release of two major video game titles, three direct-to-DVD animated movies, as well as the theatrical release of The LEGO Batman Movie. We'll recap everything from this year as well as a look ahead to what's to come in 2018.
The first up is The LEGO Batman Movie. Will Arnett reprised his role as the brick crusader; making LEGO Batman one of the best-animated movies of the year. The film grossed over $300 million at the worldwide box office. A respectable tally with the film's budget only being $80 million dollars. Hopefully, we get to see more of Batman and the rest of the DC characters in more animated adventures. [our full review here]

Speaking of more animated films, let's talk about the direct-to-DVD movies. The first of this year was Justice League Dark. This film is set in the DC Animated Universe and focuses on the mystic side of the world. Batman teams up wit…

Review: AGENTS OF SHIELD 5x05: - "Rewind"

♫Good times don't have to end / we can hit the rewind and do it all over again♫
When we last left our intrepid Agents, FREAKIN' LEOPOLD FITZ showed up and crashed Kasius' party! 

How did he GET here??? For that answer, we gotta rewind...

[Warning: The Following Contains SPOILERS for Agents of SHIELD 5x05.]
Picking up right after Season 4's diner abduction, Fitz finds himself alone at the bar surrounded by military investigators. Confused, he turns himself over, they interrogate him, and Leo offers to do anything to find his friends.

Fitz's cellblock transforms into a research station as he pours himself into books, searching for clues, trying to find any morsel that amounts to a lead. Oh, and he develops a small habit writing coded messages to a football (soccer) magazine. You know, totally normal stuff.

Six months later, the military is fed up with Fitz lack of results; and it doesn't help that his current theory is alien abduction. Luckilly for all, his lawyer…

Review: AGENTS OF SHIELD 5x04: "A Life Earned"

When we last left our intrepid Agents, Daisy was captured! Jemma was a mute! And Coulson & co. we're investigating! How could things possibly get worse for our heroes?
[Warning: The Following Contains SPOILERS for Agents of SHIELD 5x04.] 
Daisy is now under Kasius's ward (zing!) after Zeke sold her out. Zeke receives a valuable coin for his troubles, and promises Kasius to bring him Coulson & co. next. Daisy is taken to the Inhuman battle arena to show off her abilities; there she meets an Inhuman telepath who vs for family. Daisy tries to recruit him to get side, but he ain't having it.

Meanwhile, Coulson gets a tip about some top secret stuff on Level 35 of the space station. Thinking it might provide some answers, and with Zeke in tow, the team hatch a plan to raid the level.

This episode turned out to be less plot heavy than the ones before it. Coulson & co's storyline is grown bland and generic at this point, even with the added emotional beats. Daisy&…

FEATURE: Ranking the DC Films Scores So Far

The original musical score is one of the most significant parts of a movie, and that is no exception with DC Films. The franchise's composers range from some of the industry's most iconic to some lesser names. But one thing is for sure: They have all contributed to the legacy of DC.
Here, we rank the five DC movie scores so far...
#5: Suicide Squad by Steven Price
I'll be honest, I frequently forget that Suicide Squad had an actual score. The music in this movie was dominated by its Grammy-nominated soundtrack, which consisted of older songs and new songs from Eminem, Imagine Dragons, and many more. While that soundtrack was admittedly cool, the score was...not memorable?
There are some tracks from the score that are memorable, such as "The Squad" and "That's How I Cut and Run." But the rest of the score is forgettable, especially when being drowned out by the more popular soundtrack. Steven Price is a very talented composer, and I love many of the …

AQUAMAN is About to Throw Some Hands in New Movie Still

USA Today has published a sneak peek at some of next year's blockbusters, and among them is DC Films' Aquaman. The article includes a new still from the movie, which sees Jason Momoa's Arthur Curry getting ready to throw down with...somebody. Is that Black Manta?

The article also includes some quotes from director James Wan. He reaffirms past comments about Arthur trying to "fit in" in this movie, as well as getting to create the world of Atlantis. "Circumstances allow [Arthur] to grow as a human being and then realize the bigger picture of it all and what it means to have these abilities," the filmmaker says. He also says that Black Manta's villainy " very primal, that classic revenge story. I love the simplicity of that human drive." In the comics, Black Manta seeks vengeance on Aquaman for killing his father. It wouldn't be shocking if the same thing happens in the movie.

For USA Today's full 2018 sneak peek, click HERE.


Marvel Dominates Fandango's Most Anticipated Films of 2018

Fandango has released its annual survey results, asking over 8,000 visitors about their most anticipated movies of 2018. To nobody's surprise, Avengers: Infinity War tops the list, followed by Black Panther, Deadpool 2 and X-Men: Dark Phoenix.
In other categories, actors from the aforementioned movies also dominate the lists, along with New Mutants, Venom, and Ant-Man and The Wasp.
For the complete survey results, head over to USA Today.
Most anticipated movie:

1. Avengers: Infinity War (May 4)

2. Black Panther (Feb. 16)

3. Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (June 22)

4. Untitled Deadpool sequel (June 1)

5. Solo: A Star Wars Story (May 25)

6. Incredibles 2 (June 15)

7. Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (Nov. 16)

8. A Wrinkle in Time (March 9)

9. X-Men: Dark Phoenix (Nov. 2)

10. Ocean’s 8 (June 8)

Fan favorite actress:

1. Scarlett Johansson (Infinity War, Isle of Dogs)

2. Jennifer Lawrence (Red Sparrow, Dark Phoenix)

3. Zoe Saldana (Infinity War)

4. Sandra Bullock (Ocean’s 8)

5. Emilia Clarke (

Marvel Entertainment: 2017 In Review - Part 2 [Television]

To say the least, 2017 has been yet another huge year for Marvel Entertainment, whether it's in the Marvel Cinematic Universe or elsewhere. Several movies hit theaters, with many more still in development. The television shows keep going strong. And we've had news on the animation and video game compartments.

In this first installment of our annual reflection, we look back at the biggest news, announcements, and more surrounding Marvel's movies.

For Marvel's biggest moments at San Diego Comic-Con 2017, click HERE.
It’s been an exciting year for Marvel TV! From Mutants to Inhumans, Defenders to Dinos, and every high and low in between, Marvel Television swung for the fences with this year’s crop of shows. As we wind down 2017 and look ahead to the new year, here’s the AM crew’s thoughts on the last 12 months of programming.

This year saw the debut of three Marvel shows on Netflix. The first one was Iron Fist, the live action debut of Danny Rand. The series was met with mos…

Two Composers Hired to Score NEW MUTANTS

We're only a few months away from the release of New Mutants, the latest spinoff film in the X-Men franchise. We got a teaser trailer a couple months ago, teasing the movie's horror tone and more. Now, we know who is composing the score for the film.
According to Film Music Reporter, composing duo Nate Walcott and Mike Mogis will score New Mutants, re-teaming with director Josh Boone. They have previously scored Boone's two other movies, Stuck in Love and The Fault in Our Stars. They are also members of the indie rock band Bright Eyes.

New Mutants is scheduled to hit theaters on April 13th, 2018. The 11th installment of the X-Men franchise stars Anya Taylor-Joy, Maisie Williams, Henry Zaga, Charlie Heaton, Blu Hunt, and Alice Braga. Josh Boone directs from a script that he co-wrote with Knate Gwaltney.

DC Entertainment: 2017 in Review - Part 2 [Television]

2017 has been another great year for DC Entertainment. Warner Brothers' DC Extended Universe released two movies again this year, one with great results. and one.. well one did not do too hot. DC Television worlds have grown exponentially, and animation is being used increasingly. Gaming realms have also increased with some new additions this year.

In this part of our annual reflection, we will be looking at major news, rumors, announcements, and SPOILERS regarding all things DC Entertainment's television shows.

To see our recap of DC Entertainment's Five Best Moments of San Diego Comic-Con 2017, click HERE.

2017 has been the best year yet for DC TV (yep, I know we said that last year, but it was definitely true again so :P). The CW, with its Arrowverse had a GINORMOUS crossover this year, and we'll start off with the show that began it all, Arrow. This year has had a relatively strong start, with Oliver trying to balance his life as mayor, Green Arrow, and now dad. He…

DC Entertainment: 2017 in Review - Part 1 [Film]

2017 was yet another big year for DC Entertainment. Two movies hit theaters and expanded DC Films' shared universe. The company's television shows continued to thrive. And we got some cool stuff from the animation and video game worlds.

In this first part of our annual reflection, we look back at all the major news, rumors, and more from the world of DC Films.

For our recap of DC Entertainment's five biggest moments at San Diego Comic-Con, click HERE.

DC Films' first release of 2017 is by far its biggest success. Following a marketing campaign that included trailers, magazine covers and more, Wonder Womancame in and took over the summer. The movie grossed $103 million in its opening weekend, and at $413 million, it is now the highest grossing DC Film in North America, as well as the fifth biggest in superhero history. It also wound up surpassing $800 million worldwide. Not only did the movie make money, but it earned rave reviews from critics and fans.