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Tuesday
Aug062019

Marvel At This

by Jason Adams

I know Nathaniel finds endless superhero casting rumor speculation a little tedious, and I do a lot of the time myself as well. But we all can make an exception right now just so we get the chance to stare at Gemma Chan for a second, right? The world needs more Gemma Chan to stare at. Thankfully Marvel seems to agree...

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Wednesday
May082019

Disney Upcoming World Domination -- Now with Release Dates

by Nathaniel R

After Disney's acquisition of Fox, the Mouse House stands to control an ungodly percentage of the movie business (40%... what is the number exactly?) Today they released their schedule for the next few years, albeit a vague one since many of the movies are untitled. Several things become clear despite the lack of specifics: First, Disney hopes to maintain the luster of Star Wars by abandoning the overselling we've seen these past few years (which have taken a noticeable toll with diminishing box office) and releasing one only every other year, alternating them with Avatar pictures. Meanwhile Disney Animation, Pixar, and Marvel Studios will basically maintain their current clips of two to three titles each per year.  The more distressing thing that appears to be the case if you look at this schedule is that Disney seems to be burning off the Fox properties but must have abandoned anything in the pipeline that isn't finished already save for animated features since they take so long to make and Steven Spielberg's West Side Story which starts filming very soon. Apparently the only reason Disney wanted Fox was for the Avatar franchise? 

You can see the schedule after the jump...

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Wednesday
May012019

Would you rather?

It's time to play our favourite time wasting Instagram game (an elaborate excuse to share 10-12 fav celebrity social media posts of the week). So, WOULD YOU RATHER...

• do the can-can in Paris with Jessica Chastain and Sophie Turner?
• do research on Elvis with Baz Luhrmann?
• take a hot ride with Zoe Saldana?
• test perfume mixes with Michelle Pfeiffer? (It's called "layering")
• sip on Shah Rukh Khan in Dubai?
• kiss a llama with Daryl Hannah?
• go plant shopping with Jake Choi?
• have lunch with Marvel's superwomen? 
• count it down with Madonna & Meluma? 
• get beautiful with Judy Greer? 
• eat skittles with Carrie Preston? 
• shower with Channing Tatum? 

Pictures are after the jump to help you decide.

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Friday
Apr122019

Disney+ for those who can't get enough franchise!

by Nathaniel R

Disney, the corporation that will one day have a complete monopoly of the entertainment business, made lots of Disney+ announcements this week. Gizmodo has the details on how much their streaming service will be like Netflix. If you haven't been playing along they've announced at least eight scripted episodic streaming series thus far though we don't really know how far these are from being realities but for the first one...

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Monday
Mar112019

Review: Captain Marvel

An abridged version of this review was previously published in Nathaniel's column at Towleroad

 

by Nathaniel R

Captain Marvel‘s “Vers” (Brie Larson) can’t remember a thing about her past life. She has only known this: training with her mentor Yon-Rogg (Jude Law) and fighting with her fellow Kree warriors in Starforce. 

Their mission is to wipe out the evil shape-shifting alien race known as The Skrulls. Though Vers can’t recall her origins, Marvel Studios has their origin template memorized by now, 21 films into their world-conquering juggernaut franchise. It’ll involve:

  • comic sidekicks (☑️☑️☑️)
  • training sequences (☑️)
  • losing an early battle (☑️)
  • questioning old beliefs (☑️☑️)
  • forming new alliances (☑️☑️)
  • and the hero/heroes finally coming into their own, more powerful than they were before (☑️)

Cue end credits. But we'll get to those in a minute...

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Sunday
Mar102019

Carol Danvers and Gloria Bell had good weekends

As expected Captain Marvel crushed the box office on weekend #1 as Marvel Studio's total domination of the planet continues. Was it its unique position as connective tissue between Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame? Was it the novelty (which shouldn't be a novelty) of a female led superhero film? In other box office news Gloria Bell stirred it up on the dance floor with the weekend's second best per-screen average because Julianne Moore is her own super power.

Weekend Box Office Estimates
March 8th-10th (ESTIMATES)
🔺 = New or Expanded Theater Count /  = Recommended
W I D E
800+ screens
PLATFORM / LIMITED
excluding prev. wide
Captain Marvel Gloria Bell
1 🔺 Captain Marvel $153 NEW REVIEW
1🔺 Apollo 11 $1.3 on 405 screens (cum. $3.7) 
How to Train Your Dragon 3  $14.6 (cum. $119.6)
2🔺 Badla $614k on 94 screens NEW
3 A Madea Family Funeral $12 (cum. $45.8) 
3🔺 The Kid  $505k on 268 screens NEW 
The Lego Movie Pt 2  $3.8 (cum. $97.1)
Arctic  $182k on 208 screens (cum. $1.9)
Alita: Battle Angel  $3.2 (cum. $78.3)  
5🔺 Furie $164k on 27 screens (cum. $395k)
Green Book  $2.4 (cum. $80.1)  
ON ITS BEST PICTURE WIN
6🔺 Gloria Bell $154k on 5 screens NEW REVIEW 

 

What did you see this weekend? I've been sick all week (ugh) so aside from a Captain Marvel critics screening a week ago I've only been watching old movies and catching up on some TV that I've always meant to watch (Five years late to the party but Broadchurch is soooo good).