One of the most interesting casting choices in the DCEU thus far has been that of Jason Momoa as Aquaman. Part Native Hawaiian and part German/irish/Native American, Momoa is a far cry from the look for the comic-book version of Arthur Curry/Aquaman, who has always been portrayed as a blonde caucasio since his debut in More Fun Comics #73 in 1941. However, thoughout the years, Aquaman went through a variety of looks, including one with long hair, beard and even a a hook hand for a short spell. That look certainly provided some insight as to how Momoa could fit the role (as well as his turn as Khal Drogo in Game of Thrones), which was initially offered to him from director Zack Snyder. After accepting the role, Momoa has had to keep it under wraps before making his brief appearance in BVS and bigger intro in JUSTICE LEAGUE, taking a total of five years to get to the solo venture. Momoa was very..."Momoa" on set. He was everything you kind of excpect, based on his vibrant … [Read more...] about Aquaman Set: Jason Momoa on the classic suit, working w/James Wan & more!
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In the middle of the spring movie season where our imaginations are being taken across the universe of time and space, into the virtual world of a video game, and to a hidden city where its society has been richly thriving for decades, there always has to be room for a horror movie to try and make us wiggle uncomfortably in our seats, right? Unfortunately, if you want all that, maybe you should go see the film A Quiet Place, because Truth or Dare might not do the job. Lucy Hale plays Olivia a college student who is as good-hearted and generous as the main protagonist for this genre of films needs to go. Instead of going on a mission for Habitat for Humanity her circle of friends convinces her to spend their last spring break together by going on a trip to Mexico because somehow this is still considered a safe idea. After a couple of days of drinking and Instagramming selfies (the montage is quite endearing), Olivia meets a guy named "Carter" (Landon Liboiron) at one of the clubs and he … [Read more...] about Truth or Dare Review #2: A Rare Blumhouse Blunder That Fails to Scare
WARNING: This article contains SPOILERS for Batman: White Knight #6– One of the most ridiculous parts of the movie Batman & Robin gets done right in DC’s Elseworlds mini-series Batman: White Knight. Granted, the idea of freezing Gotham City with a giant ice cannon is no less insane than it was in the 1997 Joel Schumacher movie. But writer/artist Sean Murphy’s comic story utilizes the infamous Freeze-scheme in a way that actually makes sense, given the motivations of the characters involved. Considered by many to be the movie that killed the superhero blockbuster trend in the 1990s, Batman & Robin had a host of problems. One of the larger ones was that its story required the formation of a partnership between the villains Poison Ivy and Mr. Freeze. The goals of the villains were totally incompatible: Poison Ivy wanted to destroy human civilization in order to give Earth back to the plants, while Mr. Freeze was a medical doctor and cryogenics expert … [Read more...] about DC Makes Batman & Robin’s Ridiculous Plot WORK
[Warning: This story contains spoilers for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2] If you asked me about the Marvel Cinematic Universe two years ago, when Avengers: Age of Ultron was in theaters and Phase Two was reaching its end, I would have told you that it was a bubble due to pop. After all, how could the sprawling MCU possibly be sustainable? But when I saw Captain America: Civil War, my feelings started to shift. Then came Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, and suddenly, it all clicked. I'm now convinced that the MCU had tapped into something that could keep it going strong indefinitely: an ability to convincingly create a sense of familial bonds and use these bonds as the emotional core of its films. With Guardians, it focused on family, rather than the romantic subplots that were front and center in early MCU films. Just think of the MCU Phase One films — in Iron Man, Pepper’s (Gwyneth Paltrow) … [Read more...] about ‘Guardians of the Galaxy 2’ and the Shift That’s Redefining Marvel
For over a year, American politics have been tainted by Russia’s involvement in the 2016 election. From their attempts to hack into our voting system, their alleged collusion with the Trump campaign, their involvement in the Democrat-funded dossier, and the spreading of disinformation, Vladimir Putin is laughing for his contribution of the division, animosity, and erosion of trust that has occurred in this country since Donald Trump was elected president. So you’d think that U.S. media would stand firm against an authoritarian regime and their efforts to undermine us, right? Well, the 2018 Winter Olympics have proven otherwise. There was lots of uncertainty leading up to North Korea’s involvement in the Olympics in Pyeongchang, since they’ve been cordial, for lack of a better term, with South Korea and their collaboration in the games. But if you watched or read some of the coverage, you might have forgotten that North Korea is a cruel dictatorship. The … [Read more...] about For a Media That Loathes Russian Propaganda, They Certainly Love Pushing North Korea’s