Review: ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ Takes Fan Service to New Heights

Apocalypse will have a hard time swaying movie fans over to its clunky, bombastic style that feels more like a comic-book adapted to the screen than even Snyder’s Watchmen, and this latest X-Men sequel isn’t even strictly based on any one story. Other factors work against Apocalypse in the sense that it will lose many different types of

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Second Opinion: Why ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’ Isn’t a Masterpiece

It’s strange that the sequel to one of Marvel Studios’ most ho-hum superhero origin stories is among the most celebrated as a standalone feature (and easily the best sequel of the now large catalogue of films). Captain America: The Winter Soldier is often the film to talk about when discussing the

Snarcasm: Film Critics Aren’t People Like Us

Snark + Snarcasm = what you’re about to read I struggled selecting this week’s Snarcasm because at this point, I’m pretty much done talking about Batman v Superman. I’ve reviewed it, talked about it endlessly on the podcast, and I even wrote a list of over 65 problems I have with it.

Review: ‘Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice’ Is a Low Point For the Superhero Genre

Somewhere in the deep recesses of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice lies a story that needs to be told. About how Gods and men should interact when the illusion of powers beyond our understanding become tangible. BvS also wants to use stylistic imagery to showcase how conflict is an experience that’s

Review: ‘Deadpool’ Is Fantastic at a Few Things

The makers of Deadpool had a tall order on their hands. A beloved comic-book antihero conceived in the early 90s, Deadpool has collected a legion of fans for a list of specific, stringent reasons. Failing to capture the exact spirit of the character would land Fox in a repeat of

Forget a Sequel, ‘Hancock’ Should Just Be a TV Series

Imagine the best parts about the 2008 Will Smith film with none of the weird stuff from the third act. Over 13 episodes. Interested yet?

This Graphic Shows You Every Comic Book Movie Coming Out In The Next 6 Years.

Long story short? There are a lot of comic book movie adaptations coming out in the next six years… Graphic is below, and I’m wondering right now: how many is too many? Do you think we’ll be sick of these films by 2020? Or craving for more… The info graphic comes