REVIEW: The New Mutants (2020)

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‘The New Mutants,’ Still Image — Photo: Claire Folger / 20th Century Studios.

Directed by Josh Boone — Screenplay by Josh Boone & Knate Lee.

For a while there, it seemed like Josh Boone’s The New Mutants would never see the light of day. They wrapped principal photography in September 2017 and originally planned for an April 2018 theatrical release, but, right when Disney executives were working overtime to acquire Fox, the film was delayed over and over again. The film which had been developed by 20th Century Fox was ultimately released by Disney’s 20th Century Studios in the middle of a global pandemic. It felt like the film was quietly being swept under the rug, which may not be far from the truth as the film was the final film from the Fox-era of X-Men. Originally, I was very interested in the film after having seen the early marketing material, which made The New Mutants seem like a true horror film. Now that I have finally seen the film, I can say that the early trailers were more memorable than the film, which is messy and poorly paced. But I will say that it definitely isn’t the complete and utter trainwreck that the constant release delays may have led you to believe. It’s not good, but it certainly isn’t the worst Fox-developed X-Men film. Continue reading “REVIEW: The New Mutants (2020)”

Final Predictions for Avengers: Endgame – Special Features #50

By this time next week, I will have seen Avengers: Endgame, the sequel to Infinity War and the 22nd film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, a total of three times. At this point in time, the MCU is this generation’s Star Wars. The build-up of hype for Endgame has been unreal. Even teasers with barely any new footage receive millions of views. The film is breaking tons of records already before it’s out in the wild. So, today, I thought I’d release ten predictions for Avengers: Endgame. Continue reading “Final Predictions for Avengers: Endgame – Special Features #50”

Box Office Predictions – December 2016

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NORTH AMERICAN OPENING WEEKEND PREDICTIONS:

  • Rogue One: A Star Wars Story – Buena Vista – December 16th, 2016 – $160-165 million
  • Assassin’s Creed – Fox – December 21st, 2016 – $20-25 million
  • Passengers – Sony/Columbia – December 21st, 2016 – $25-30 million
  • Sing – Universal – December 21st, 2016 – $30-35 million

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How Lucky Are We?

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We live in the greatest time to ever be a fan of something. There are new comic books coming out every week, comic book movies are getting Oscar nominations every other year, people stand in line every month to watch the next big spectacle, and, most of the time, these spectacles are about the characters we love. Continue reading “How Lucky Are We?”

Box Office Predictions – June 2016

Box Office Prediction

MAJOR RELEASES’ OPENING WEEKEND PREDICTIONS:

  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows – Paramount – June 3rd, 2016 – $50-60 million
  • The Conjuring 2 Warner Bros. – June 10th, 2016 – $35-45 million
  • WarcraftUniversal – June 10th, 2016 – $25-30 million
  • Finding DoryDisney/Pixar – June 17th, 2016 – $110-120 million
  • Independence Day: Resurgence – Fox – June 24th, 2016 – $75-80 million

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REVIEW: X-Men: Apocalypse (2016)

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The following is a review of X-Men: Apocalypse, a Bryan Singer film.

I think X-Men: First Class is one of the most brilliant superhero-team movies ever made. The sequel, Days of Future Past, was a confident time-travel film, and I thought that film really worked well too. Indeed, since we’ve been met with the second wave of X-Men-films, starting with First Class in 2011, the franchise has been pretty spectacular. Sadly, X-Men: Apocalypse doesn’t work as well as the two X-Men-films that preceded it. Continue reading “REVIEW: X-Men: Apocalypse (2016)”

Box Office Predictions – May 2016

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MAJOR RELEASES’ OPENING WEEKEND PREDICTIONS:

  • Captain America: Civil War – Disney – May 6th, 2016 – $200 million
  • The Nice Guys Warner Bros. – May 20th, 2016 – $15-25 million
  • The Angry Birds Movie – Sony / Columbia – May 20th, 2016 – $60-75 million
  • Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising – Universal – May 20th, 2016 – $35-45 million
  • Alice Through the Looking Glass – Disney – May 27th, 2016 – $65-80 million
  • X-Men: Apocalypse – Fox – May 27th, 2016 – $110-120 million

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Marvelous Monday #49 – Casting Cable

Marvelous Monday 2016

Marvelous Monday in 2016 posts once a month, on the second Monday of the month.

Oh what a Marvelous Monday. By now it’s common knowledge that Deadpool was a great film, and that they want to introduce Cable in the sequel. Now, I’ve already heard people mention their dream Cables, like Tom Hardy or Dolph Lundgren or whatever. Today I want to present three actors that I think would be cheap, safe, and solid options for 20th Century Fox to put in Deadpool 2 / Deadpool & Cable. Continue reading “Marvelous Monday #49 – Casting Cable”

REVIEW: Deadpool (2016)

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International Release Poster – 20th Century Fox

The following is a review of Deadpool, a 20th Century Fox film.

This movie has been in development for over a decade. The character was almost scrapped completely due to X-Men Origins: Wolverine. The aforementioned Wolverine-movie drove Ryan Reynolds into the role of Hal Jordan in Green Lantern, which wasn’t a great superhero film either. Then something crazy happened. In mid-2014 test footage for a proposed Deadpool-film was leaked online. The fan reaction was insane, and it forced 20th Century Fox’s hands. Suddenly, Deadpool was a reality. And you know what? Somehow the end result is absolutely fantastic. It was worth the wait. Continue reading “REVIEW: Deadpool (2016)”

Marvelous Monday #48 – Get Ready For Deadpool!

Marvelous Monday 2016

Marvelous Monday in 2016 posts once a month, on the second Monday of the month.

2016 is a pretty huge year for superhero fans, at least if you follow the films. WB/DC has Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice in March and Suicide Squad in August. Marvel Studios has Captain America: Civil War in May and Doctor Strange in November. But we mustn’t forget Fox who has a couple of their own superhero films – including the very first superhero film of 2016. Today is all about Deadpool! Continue reading “Marvelous Monday #48 – Get Ready For Deadpool!”