John Wick was the best American action movie of 2014. If you don’t agree, one of two things has happened. Either you didn’t see John Wick, or you didn’t see John Wick. Thankfully you can fix this grave mistake starting today, as the movie hits Digital HD (iTunes, Amazon, Vudu and so on) a few weeks ahead of its Blu-ray and DVD debut.
Back in February, Comics on Film devoted some space to anticipating James Gunn’s Guardians of the Galaxy, thinking that its bold willingness to go into the cosmic sector of the Marvel universe could be an important and pivotal moment in the future of comics-based cinema. Sure, it has a rather strange concept and a haphazardly assembled group of protagonists that include talking trees and raccoons, but prerelease materials… Continue reading Comics on Film: Why 'Guardians of the Galaxy' Is Important for More Than Just Marvel
Quite frankly, the Paramount presentation in the cavernous Hall H of Comic Con today seemed like, at least superficially, it wouldn’t offer much in the way of thrills. This turned out to not be the case, with a debut of the “Hot Tub Time Machine 2” trailer, some footage from “SpongeBob SquarePants 2” and “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles,” and a surprise… Continue reading The 10 Most Important 'Interstellar' Mysteries Revealed at Comic-Con 2014
Though this space is typically reserved for films directly from Marvel Studios, this week we’re looking at 20th Century Fox’s upcoming Fantastic Four, and how fandom reacts to the idea of white superheroes being cast with nonwhite actors in films. Right now, Michael B. Jordan (That Awkward Moment) is the heavily rumored front-runner for Johnny Storm aka the Human Torch in the Josh Trank reboot… Continue reading Marvel Studios Countdown: How Important Is Race to 'Fantastic Four'?
At your house, Christmas may be a time of peace on Earth and good will toward men, but at the multiplex, this Christmas was the site of a bruising brawl, with five new, wide-release movies taking on the established holdovers. In the end, the holdovers won, with half of all receipts going to four movies that had been in… Continue reading Box Office: 8 Important Lessons We Learned From the Five-Way Christmas Melee