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Top 10: Saddest Superhero Movie Deaths


For comic book characters, death isn’t quite the final condition it is for the rest of us.  It’s more of an annoying flu that sidelines them for a few years at most before they find a way to kick it.  WatchMojo has put together a list of the 10 saddest superhero deaths in which the condition stuck (it also included supporting characters on the list, and given the subject matter it goes without saying that this is a SPOILER intensive list.

Most of the entries come from films outside the MCU and DCEU, both of which have been pretty merciful to characters so far (unless they were underdeveloped villains).  I have a feeling that the MCU’s mercy, at least, is going to change with Avengers 3 & 4 in a big way, but most of the entries on this list come from X-Men, Spider-Man, and pre-DCEU Batman installments.  While I agree with a lot of the choices (and the rule that no one resurrected should be included), choosing The Amazing Spider-Man 2 or X-Men: Apocalypse over Watchmen struck me as a particularly grievous oversight.  I definitely agree with #1, but I think there should be two entrants from Logan on the list.  What traumas did you find left out?  Let’s grieve together, people!

Alfred Molina in Spider-Man 2

Killing Time’s Top 10 Films of 2017

Daniel Kaluuya in Get Out
2018 is here, and it becomes time to look back over the last year and film and highlight the best of what was, overall, a pretty anemic year for movies in 2017.  It was a great year for comic book fans in terms of quantity of quality, with nearly every film released connecting.  There were some surprising gems that emerged (Get Out, Wind River), and blockbusters that actually did deliver (Dunkirk, War for the Planet of the Apes), but more films that didn’t live up to the hype and disappointed versus their potential.  Animation, particularly, had an anemic year with Coco being the only film that even drew me to a theater.  Overall, I have seen 75 2017 releases, and with awards season still continuing to expand a number of the top contenders, there are a number of films that could significantly impact this list, but here are Killing Time’s Top 10 Films of 2017 with links to my review of each film.
(Films Still to See Include: Lady Bird, The Florida Project, The Post, The Shape of Water, All the Money in the World, I Tonya, and Mudbound)

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Top 10: Trailers for 2017 Movies

X-23, Dafne Keen, Logan, Wolverine, Hugh Jackman
A great trailer is designed to do one thing: get you back to see the feature.  However, trailers are also an art form unto themselves.  The best ones use music, imagery, mystery, and intrigue to set the stage for the film they’re promoting.  There were some great trailers for the films of 2017, many of which did not live up to the trailers that preceded them.  That doesn’t mean those trailers aren’t worthy of recognition, though.  As we wrap up 2017 (good riddance), it’s time for the deluge of TOP 10 lists.  Here are the ten best trailers for movies released in 2017. Continue reading Top 10: Trailers for 2017 Movies

Top 5 Films of 2017 at the Midpoint

Keanu Reeves, John Wick Chapter 2
It’s hard to believe, but 2017 is halfway over, and what a strange year it has been so far at the movies. Defying the traditional movie calendar, February and March provided blockbusters and surprises, while May and June (were it not for Guardians Vol. 2 and Wonder Woman) would have been a bleak cinematic wasteland. More than ever, the international box office has supplanted the U.S. as the measure of a film’s success. For an example you need look no farther than The Fate of the Furious. The eighth installment in the Fast and the Furious franchise made a respectable $225.4 million at home, but a whopping $1.013 billion overseas. Whatever a film’s gross, its long-term legacy lies in its quality, and we’ve already had some fantastic movies. Here are my top five:

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Logan Blu Ray Date and Details: B&W Edition Included!!!

Old Man Logan, Logan, Wolverine, Hugh Jackman
Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment has officially announced that it will release on 4K Blu-ray and Blu-ray James Mangold’s blockbuster Logan (2017), starring Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart, Dafne Keen, Boyd Holbrook, and Stephen Merchant. The two releases will be available for purchase on May 23.

Touting an R-rating, allowing fans to finally see Logan’s legendary berserk rage unleashed, Mangold brings a visceral and gritty realism to the story, based on one of Marvel Comics’ most popular characters. In the near future, a weary Logan (Hugh Jackman) cares for an ailing Professor X (Patrick Stewart) in a hideout on the Mexican border. But Logan’s attempts to hide from the world and his legacy are upended when a young mutant (Dafne Keen) arrives, being pursued by dark forces.

In addition to nearly 90 minutes of original content, including deleted scenes and a behind-the-scenes documentary, the Blu-ray will also include Logan Noir, a black and white version of the film that gives the acclaimed story an all-new look.

“During production of LOGAN I took many black and white photographs and noticed how striking and dramatic our gritty settings and characters appeared in monochrome,” said Mangold. “The western and noir vibes of the film seemed to shine in the format and there was not a trace of modern comic hero movie sheen. Then, while editing, Fox and I started posting some of the black and white stills online and fans also began to respond enthusiastically, many hoping that they would get a chance to see the finished film in carefully timed, high contrast black and white. Well. Sometimes hope becomes reality.”

Logan, Wolverine, Hugh Jackman

To celebrate the release of Logan Noir, Alamo Drafthouse will be bringing the film to the big screen in all of its monochromatic glory for one night only starting at 8 PM EST on Tuesday, May 16th. The event screenings will also be accompanied by an exclusive, live streaming Q&A featuring director James Mangold. Attendees in every location of the screening will be able to participate in the live discussion with Mangold via Twitter using the hashtag #askalamo. Los Angeles fans will also get the chance to see Logan slash through the big screen as Alamo Drafthouse and Fox co-present LOGAN NOIR with American Cinematheque for a screening at the Egyptian Theatre. Tickets for all screenings are available now at drafthouse.com/logannoir.

Special Features:

  • Logan Noir – black and white version of the film
  • Audio commentary by Director James Mangold
  • Deleted scenes with optional audio commentary by James Mangold (Blu-ray only)
  • Making Logan – behind-the-scenes documentary (Blu-ray only)

4K Blu-ray Technical Specs:

  • Audio:
    • English Dolby Atmos
    • English DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 Stereo
    • English Descriptive Audio 5.1
    • Spanish Dolby Digital 5.1
    • French Dolby Digital 5.1
  • Subtitles:
    • English SDH
    • Spanish
    • French