‘The Shape of Water’: Only a Master Filmmaker Can Create a Masterful Told Tale of Love. Spoiler-Free Review

There are so many things that can be said about The Shape of Water, most of which have already been said, but to simply put it, the film is an enchanting love story unlike anything else. Much like Del Toro’s other film Pan’s Labyrinth, Shape of Water contains fantastical elements in a realistic setting, this … Continue reading ‘The Shape of Water’: Only a Master Filmmaker Can Create a Masterful Told Tale of Love. Spoiler-Free Review

The Implications of the Disney-Fox Deal: What This Could Mean for the Industry

Unless you were paying attention to or freaking out about other things (like the FCC's recent decision to repeal net neutrality), I think the other topic of discussion over the past few weeks has been the news that Disney is set to acquire Twentieth Century Fox. Well, that deal has closed, and the terms and … Continue reading The Implications of the Disney-Fox Deal: What This Could Mean for the Industry

Bob Iger Confirms X-Men, Deadpool, Fantastic Four for the MCU

With fans mounting rising questions about the fate of the Marvel Cinematic Universe after Disney’s acquisition of Fox, Disney CEO Bob Iger has confirmed that the X-Men, the Fantastic Four, and Deadpool will all be joining the MCU. According to Deadline, Iger told Disney investors: “We have the opportunity to expand iconic franchises for new … Continue reading Bob Iger Confirms X-Men, Deadpool, Fantastic Four for the MCU

From ‘Get Out’ to ‘Lady Bird’ to ‘Dunkirk’: Meet This Year’s Oscar Contenders

There's something to be said for the excitement of awards season. While many dismiss it as pointless ego-stroking, it can also be seen as a celebration of great filmmaking – both technical and artistic – and a way to promote voices and efforts that would’ve otherwise got lost in the shuffle of an industry driven … Continue reading From ‘Get Out’ to ‘Lady Bird’ to ‘Dunkirk’: Meet This Year’s Oscar Contenders

What To Do About the DCEU After ‘Justice League’

It's probably pretty common knowledge, at this point, that Warner Bros' latest entry in the DC Extended Universe, Justice League, didn't perform very well at the box office in its opening weekend business. It opened with just $93 million in the United States. That's completely dismal. Now, I know $93 million may not seem like … Continue reading What To Do About the DCEU After ‘Justice League’

Universal Pulls ‘Extinction’ From Its Release Schedule

Universal has just pulled Extinction, its new science fiction film set to premiere on January 26, 2018, from its release schedule. The film, starring Michael Peña, Lizzy Caplan, and Mike Colter, is about a father suffering from a recurring dream about his family’s destruction while the planet is invaded. Despite the film initially set to … Continue reading Universal Pulls ‘Extinction’ From Its Release Schedule

‘Justice League’ Debuts in China at $52.1 Million

Last week, Justice League’s debut in China topped the Chinese box office at $52.1 million in sales. According to the LA Times, this boasted sales 30% higher than Wonder Woman, and 10% short of 2016’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. In addition, last week China’s box office gained more than $7.55 billion in tickets … Continue reading ‘Justice League’ Debuts in China at $52.1 Million

‘Batman v Superman’ Has A Brilliant Message About Cynicism

The DC Extended Universe has been the butt of a lot of jokes for a long time - at least, until Wonder Woman lassoed into theaters, bringing a 92% score on Rotten Tomatoes and tremendous praise from fans with her on her back. DC is 'cool' again, and it's due in large part to Wonder … Continue reading ‘Batman v Superman’ Has A Brilliant Message About Cynicism

Check out ‘LADYLIKE’ the Short Film Starring 2 Women with a Disturbing Secret

Lately, I have been trying to make an effort to watch more shorts films that are written by, produced by, or feature people of color. I have been bouncing around the internet and I stumbled upon the short film Ladylike which was featured on Issa Rae's Youtube channel about 2 years ago. Ladylike is a short … Continue reading Check out ‘LADYLIKE’ the Short Film Starring 2 Women with a Disturbing Secret