Month: June 2018

Film Review: Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom Makes the First Jurassic World Look Like a Masterpiece

To call Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom a low point for the larger Jurassic Park franchise is saying a lot. After all, as Honest Trailers recently went to great lengths to remind us a raptor actually […]

Film Review: The Incredibles 2 Is Mr. Mom As a Superhero Movie

The Incredibles 2 is an incredible sequel to a movie I don’t actually love. That’s right – I don’t love the first Incredibles movie. Even though it’s regularly regarded as being one of the finest […]

Box Office: Incredibles 2 Benefitted From Being the First New Animated Movie in 3 Months

Incredibles 2 broke all the box office records for an animated movie this weekend. You can read an exhaustive detailing of the various records here. Heck, Incredibles 2’s $180 domestic debut is objectively amazing for […]

Why Jason Blum’s New Deal to Make Chinese Horror Movies Is So Surprising

Jason Blum and Tang Media’s CEO Donald Tang just made a surprise announcement at the Shanghai Film Festival: they’ve agreed to partner on a series of Chinese-language horror and thriller films to be distributed in […]

Review: Wolfman’s Got Nards-A Documentary Celebrates Monster Squad’s Resurgent Fandom

It’s 1990. I’m mere days away from my eighth birthday. And my older brothers are showing me Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child. That’s the beginning of my Monster Squad story, and that’s […]

Documentary Review: Won’t You Be My Neighbor? Is An Empathy Machine

In the end, Mr. Rogers still wondered if he’d made a difference – if his goal to teach children to be more loving, both of strangers and of themselves, had actually changed anything. The kind […]

Steve Trevor Is In Wonder Woman 2 (Correction: Wonder Woman 1984). Are You Cool With That?

Well, that was unexpected. The Wonder Woman sequel which is now working under the official, fantastically Orwellian title Wonder Woman 1984 started filming two days ago. To celebrate the occasion, Patty Jenkins did this: Welcome […]

Tell Me How to Feel About Ant-Man and the Wasp’s Low Box Office Tracking

Everything about Ant-Man is small, at least by Marvel Cinematic Universe standards. That goes for the budget ($130m), box office ($180m domestic/$519m worldwide), stakes (it’s a family friendly heist film about orchestrating a heist to […]

Rian Johnson & Other Creators Standing Up to Manbabies

Toxic fandom is inescapable these days. Far too often, it seems to be wrapped up in sexism or racism or both, with predominantly male fans trolling female stars of film (Star Wars, first Daisy Riddley, now […]

Reflecting on Texas Frightmare 2018: A Survival Guide

I sat next to Jason Voorhees and lived to tell the tale. In fact, the dude politely waved at me. Of course, Jason’s not real. I’m simply describing one of the more memorable moments from […]