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Blu-ray Review: BLACK PANTHER, An Afrofuturist Wonderland In HD

As the superhero movie world shudders in the immediate wake of Avengers: Infinity War (a film I was pretty bored by), this week on store shelves lands Ryan Coogler's (Creed) Black Panther, one of the most successful films of the...

BLACK PANTHER Teaser Trailer: "It is Hard for a Good Man to be a King"

Those anticipating the February 2018 release of Ryan Coogler's Black Panther should be happy to see that Marvel has dropped the teaser trailer to the Chadwick Boseman starring super hero flick. We've become so inundated with this sub-genre of mainstream...

Destroy All Monsters: As The DCEU Burns, The Studio's Model Needs To Change

There are two general narratives among film fans with respect to superhero movies, which somewhat overlap: 1. The Marvel Cinematic Universe films are samey studio product with predictable beats and styles, lacking the stamp of directorial control; (I don't really...

Review: CREED (AKA ROCKY VII) Goes The Distance

"Which do you think will do better, this or Rocky?" That was the box office question posed to me by a fellow critic immediately following the advance screening of Pixar's The Good Dinosaur, which will open the same day as Creed....

Destroy All Monsters: What Did Josh Trank Do?

Hollywood has become fond of up-jumping single-credit indie filmmakers (Gareth Edwards, Josh Trank, Marc Webb, Jon Watts) into gargantuan projects (Godzilla, Fantastic Four, The Amazing Spider-Man, Whatever The Next Spider-Man Reboot Will Be Called). Like everything else Hollywood-related in the...

Have Your Say: How Fantastic Are Your FANTASTIC FOUR?

Currently there is a new Fantastic Four film in theaters worldwide, and the word is... I wouldn't even call it mixed. I'm wondering if it could possibly be more hated if Freddy Prinze Jr. and Matthew Lillard were in the...

Review: FANTASTIC FOUR Reboot Made From Unstable Molecules

Sigh. I guess it's clobberin' time... Not to spoil anything, but at the end of 20th Century Fox's latest reboot of the Fantastic Four, we're left with a giant crater. In more ways than one. The pop culture desolation remaining in...

FANTASTIC FOUR: Watch Out, Doom Is Coming In The New Trailer

Here is the official trailer for Josh Trank's Fantastic Four. This latest version of their story stars Miles Teller, Kate Mara, Michael B. Jordan, and Jamie Bell. It features our first look at Toby Kebbell as Doctor Doom and we also...

THE FANTASTIC FOUR Reboot Teaser Wants Us To Be Ready ...

The latest superhero franchise to get itself a rapid fire reboot - joining Spider-Man and The Incredible Hulk in that regard - is The Fantastic Four and while news of the previous two franchises getting a fresh start was met...

FRUITVALE STATION Makes A Stop In The UK

Ryan Coogler's dramatisation of Fruitvale Station resident Oscar Grant's shooting by a San Francisco BART (Bay Area Rapid Transport) policeman is making a welcome appearance in the UK. Taking numerous awards over the past year, at Sundance and Cannes...

FANTASTIC FOUR Casting Rumors Heat Up

The latest Fantastic Four casting rumors claim, essentially, that the cast is set. According to The Wrap, Michael B. Jordan (Fruitvale Station) will play Johnny Storm (aka the Human Torch), confirming rumors that have been floating around for quite a...

Melbourne 2013 Dispatch, Day 1: Heartbreak And Comedic Confusion

Welcome to my daily coverage of the Melbourne International Film Festival! It may kill me, but I aim to bring you daily updates over the next 17 days of the definitive three or four films that certainly got my attention,...

Sylvester Stallone Returning As Rocky In CREED With FRUITVALE STATION Star And Director

Sylvester Stallone will once again play Rocky Balboa, this time as a trainer in a movie to be called Creed. According to Deadline, MGM has set Ryan Coogler to direct, and is in early talks with Michael B. Jordan to...

Review: FRUITVALE STATION, For Anyone Who Believes In Love And Community

When I first heard that a film based on the shooting of Fruitvale, California resident Oscar Grant had been made, it set off an explosion of hopes and concerns for me. You see, I have a very close connection with...

Sundance 2013 Review: FRUITVALE Is The Real Deal

When I first heard that a film based on the shooting of Fruitvale resident Oscar Grant had been made and was coming to Sundance, it sent up an explosion of hopes and concerns for me. You see, I have a...