Each Thursday we look at what is going to be coming out in theaters this weekend, show you the trailers for the big releases, predict the box office winner and just generally give you enough of a carrot to pull you through the rest of the work week. Pixar has arrived to unseat Wonder Woman, but it’s Cars 3 so…yay? OR you can see Mandy Moore and sharks or a seemingly random Scarlett Johansson movie. Continue reading In Theaters This Week (6/16/2017): Cars 3, Rough Night, 47 Meters Down→
Wonder Woman‘s success with critics and at the box office is going to finally make studios look at giving heroines the lead in upcoming comic book films. A few are in the works, some have long been rumored, but who MOST deserves a solo film of their own ASAP?
And before you ask, I’ve excluded Harley Quinn, Poison Ivy, and Catwoman as they are slated to appear together next in David Ayer’s Gotham City Sirens. Captain Marvel and Batgirl already have solo films in pre-production, Zatanna will be part of Justice League Dark, and Jessica Jones and Elektra are central figures in Marvel’s Netflix Shows. So pick your favorite, cast your vote, and we’ll come up with our site champion for Disney, FOX, or WB!
Robin Wright has a stellar resume of quality films stretching from 1987’s The Princess Bride to 2017’s Wonder Woman. Stellar roles have kept coming her way because she, along with Kevin Spacey, brought their star power to Netflix and House of Cards. The series’ resultant success has made quality TV roles vehicles for actresses to continue to showcase their talent past Hollywood’s ageist bias against experienced actresses. She’s created memorable characters, been an anchor in any ensemble she’s entered, and even managed to stay married to Sean Penn to an improbably long amount of time clearly demonstrating some kind of supernatural patience. Continue reading Robin Wright’s 10 Best Movies→
Richard Donner’s 1978 Superman. Tim Burton’s 1989 Batman. Patty Jenkins’ 2017 Wonder Woman. DC’s trinity of chief superheroes all now finally have a film that will define them forever. That’s not overstatement or hyperbole. I’ve been skeptical about the DC Extended Universe of films, though hopeful at recent developments. I honestly didn’t know what to expect from Wonder Woman going into the theater. I’ve read a lot of comics, and there’s the Lynda Carter TV show, but if you asked me yesterday I couldn’t have picked out a defining Wonder Woman story and said THIS is the character. I can now. Wonder Woman is one of the best (if not THE best) films of 2017, one of the best comic book movies ever made, and the best ANYTHING Wonder Woman ever written or filmed. It’s. That. Good.