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First Look at Aquaman; Trailer to Debut at San Diego Comic Con

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After Justice League crashed and burned at the box office in November, all eyes have turned to Aquaman, which is coming out just over a year after the failed team-up film. Can the James Wan (The Conjuring) directed movie revive the DC Cinematic Universe, and put it back on the right track before Shazam and Wonder Woman 1984 (read about that here) hit theaters? I hope so. I love James Wan as a director, and I think he is an excellent fit for something like Aquaman. He is a creative force, and you need someone like that when constructing entire underwater worlds. Similarly to how Wonder Woman was isolated from the rest of the DC Cinematic Universe because it was set during World War I, Aquaman is also isolated because it takes place underwater. You can tell a complete story without feeling the need to reference or set up any other movies in the universe, and that's exactly what DC needs right now! But since Justice League's release, where Jason Momoa made his official debut as …

Wonder Woman 2 Title Confirmed; Chris Pine Set to Return

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The fate of the DC Cinematic Universe has been up in the air since Justice League bombed at the box office. This was supposed to be DC's The Avengers, and it ended up losing them money instead of being a giant hit. You can read more about that here. However, even with that uncertainty, they have moved forward with Wonder Woman 2, since the first one is their only true critical hit. I really liked Wonder Woman. It did have its shortcomings, but I thought that Patty Jenkins put together a great film, and I've been game for a sequel ever since. You can read my review for the movie here. I would have preferred that Warner Bros. reboot the DC Cinematic Universe, but with Aquaman, Shazam, and now Wonder Woman 2 on the horizon, that doesn't seem likely. A little while ago, Jenkins confirmed the sequel would take place in the 1980's, tweeting the image above of "WW84". The original worked so well set during World War I, as it isolated itself from the rest of the DC …

Go or No Go: Adrift

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In this new movie review series, Nathanael Molnár and Rob Giachinta talk about a new film and say whether to go see it, don't go see it, or wait for it to come out on a streaming service. In this installment, they discuss the new Shailene Woodley survival movie, Adrift.

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Avengers: Infinity War Crosses $2 Billion Dollars Worldwide

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We have been saying ever since Avengers: Infinity War was merely a concept that it had a strong chance at joining the two billion dollar club. However, that was always going to be a tall feat. The highest grossing Marvel Cinematic Universe movie to date was The Avengers, which made $1.5 billion dollars. So Infinity War would have to not only beat the highest grossing MCU film, but it would also have to make an additional five hundred million on top of it. While the idea of Infinity War crossing two billion seems easy enough, the reality of it has proven to be challenging. It crossed one billion no problem, which you can read the details on here. And it certainly helped that the movie is really good, and everyone has liked it. You can read our spoiler-free review for Infinity Warhere, as well as watch our spoiler discussion on YouTube here. But as more and more movies have opened in theaters to compete with it, such as Deadpool 2 and Solo: A Star Wars Story, Infinity War's box off…

First Trailer for Halloween

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Halloween is one of my all time favorite horror movies. What John Carpenter did with that movie is just incredible. He made a fantastic slasher film that encapsulates so much about not just the horror genre, but the Halloween holiday in general. It's a fun and scary movie, and I love it. I try to watch it every year on Halloween. So I've been very enthusiastic about this new film. I remember when it was first announced, with Stronger's David Gordon Green directing and co-writing with Danny McBride, and Jason Blum and Carpenter producing with Carpenter also doing the score. You can read that initial report here. They said that this new movie would be ignoring all of the other sequels, and would serve as a direct sequel to the original. I think that's a brilliant idea. The franchise has become rather convoluted, and trying to adhere to all of those movies would be pointless. So doing a proper sequel is rather enticing. There is so much potential in a sequel, especially w…

Go or No Go: Action Point

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In this new movie review series, Nathanael Molnár and Rob Giachinta talk about a new film and say whether to go see it, don't go see it, or wait for it to come out on a streaming service. In this installment, they discuss the new Johnny Knoxville movie, Action Point. You can read our spoiler-free review for the film here.

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Go or No Go: Upgrade

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In this new movie review series, Nathanael Molnár and Rob Giachinta talk about a new film and say whether to go see it, don't go see it, or wait for it to come out on a streaming service. In this installment, they discuss the new Blumhouse sci fi movie, Upgrade. You can read our spoiler-free review for the film here.

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Upgrade SPOILER-FREE Review

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Run Time: 1 hour, 35 minutes Rating: R Directed by: Leigh Whannell Starring: Logan Marshall-Green, Betty Gabriel, Harrison Gilbertson 
Upgrade has been one of my most anticipated films of the summer for a while now, ever since its brilliant redband trailer dropped online. It promised us a high stakes adrenaline rush paired with brutal, bloody action. It looked absolutely fantastic, with Logan Marshall-Green (Prometheus) in the leading role. And considering it was being produced by Blumhouse (Split, Get Out), it seemed like we were going to be in for quite a treat. And the reviews for it have been excellent. I have read nothing but raving recommendations for Upgrade, claiming it to be a new visionary science fiction film. All of this culminated in me being incredibly excited to see this movie. It takes place in the near future, where Grey (Marshall-Green), an auto mechanic, is paralyzed when a group of thugs attack him and murder his wife. In order to walk again, an experimental piece o…

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse- Trailer 2

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The news of an animated Spider-Man movie being produced by The LEGO Movie helmers Phil Lord and Chris Miller came as a bit of a surprise. It was announced shortly after Spider-Man's involvement in the Marvel Cinematic Universe really began to take shape, and it was unclear how this would fit in with what Marvel was doing with the character in live action. As a result, I think many of us kind of disregarded the project. I know I was a little put-off that Lord and Miller were doing an animated Spider-Man movie, since I thought they were a perfect fit to direct the then in development Spider-Man: Homecoming. But time passed, and we didn't really hear anything about the project until we got our first teaser, which caught me off guard. The animation style was completely different from what any of us were expecting, and it just looked kind of weird. I didn't think it necessarily looked bad; it just was not what I was expecting at all. It was something that I filed in the back o…

Solo: A Star Wars Story to Lose Disney $50+ Million Dollars

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I don't think anyone was expecting Solo: A Star Wars Story to open as low as it did. Early projections said the movie would make around $150 million dollars opening weekend, which is a strong number for a movie like Solo. But it ended up actually making only $84 million. That is a terrible number for a Star Wars movie. And I actually liked the movie. It's nothing extraordinary, but it is entertaining and it is far better than I thought it was going to being. You can read our full, spoiler-free review here. It's sad that Solo opened so low (ha, get it?), but it's the unfortunate result of a series of factors that created a perfect storm. Nobody really wanted a Han Solo origin film, nobody wanted to see anyone other than Harrison Ford play the character, all of the film's production issues, the fact it was coming just a few months after the divisive Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi, the fact it was opening on Deadpool 2's second weekend... these all culmina…