Tag: Wonder Woman

Painkiller Jane Was Once Going to be the First Movie Of Its Kind. Now It Just Hopes Ghost in the Shell & Atomic Blonde Haven’t Soured the Market.

At one point, Painkiller Jane, a film adaptation of Jimmy Palmiotti’s graphic novel series that plays like Deadpool crossed with Jessica Jones, was on track to hit screens before Wonder Woman, Captain Marvel and any […]

Box Office: What Are Some of the Positives From This Summer of Pain?

The final summer box office numbers are in, and they’re seriously not good. According to THR, “Summer box-office revenue in North America will end up being down nearly 16 percent over last year, the steepest […]

Am I Really Going to Mansplain What Was Wrong With James Cameron’s Mansplaining of Wonder Woman?

It’s been a bad week for high profile male feminists. First Joss Whedon. Now James Cameron. I’ve already written about the Whedon controversy, but I’ve been dragging my feet on whether or not to write anything […]

The Fallout From the Summer of Pain: Suffering Movie Theaters, Spooked Film Financiers, Contraction & China Anxiety

I feel like I’ve written this article before. In fact, I know I have. In the 5 years of this site’s existence, I’ve written the obituary for the film industry multiple times. The sky, it […]

Box Office: Detroit and Atomic Blonde Illustrate the Limits of Treating Ticket-Buying Decisions as Social Activism

Failure, not success, will be the true arbiter of the future of Hollywood’s diversity initiative. Hit movies happen all the time for a variety of reasons, usually coming down to some hard-to-replicate combination of being […]

Wonder Woman’s Box Office is a Reminder That Hollywood Can Still Sometimes Catch Lightning in a Bottle

The Hollywood Reporter pulled in plenty of eyeballs recently with its headline that Wonder Woman is now the most resilient superhero movie of the last 15 years (meaning it has built off of its opening […]

3 Larger Lessons from Last Week’s News – Fake Wonder Woman News, Star Wars Drama & Yet Another Failed Blockbuster

Last week was not a good time to go on vacation. So much happened in pop culture while I was away, and here are the lessons I think we learned: Pop culture is by no […]

Box Office: Wonder Woman Is Now the Most Resilient Superhero Movie Since the First Spider-Man

Wonder Woman is kind of a big deal. You don’t need to know anything about the film’s box office performance to know that. Simply browse social media, drop in on some podcasts, check out a […]

Box Office: The Mummy, Dark Universe & When Studios Stop Caring About the Domestic Audience

The Mummy is a flop. I want so badly to be able to say that. The Mummy is a terrible, terrible movie that says quite a lot of unflattering things about the people who made […]

Nitpicking Wonder Woman: The Answers to 10 Questions You Might Have After Seeing the Movie

You’ve seen Wonder Woman. So have I. OMG, how good was that No Man’s Land scene, right? You probably have some questions about the plot and future of the franchise. So do I. Roll the […]