A DC Miracle | Review of ‘Wonder Woman’

By Cynthia Ayala

Wonder Woman starring Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Robin Wright, Danny Huston, David Thewlis, Connie Nielsen & Elena Anaya
Warner Bros. Pictures
Image Credit: IMDB

“Before she was Wonder Woman she was Diana, Princess of the Amazons, trained warrior. When a pilot crashes and tells of conflict in the outside world, she leaves home to fight a war to end all wars, discovering her full powers and true destiny.”

    —IMDB

As a comic book fan and reader, I tend to set my standards high, especially for DC because those are the comics I buy. But ever since The Dark Knight, there hasn’t been a decent DC film. Until now. Personally, they either miss the mark on understanding the characters (Harley Quinn being the exception) or lack the humor needed to keep the audience entertained between all the drama and darkness. Wonder Woman doesn’t do that. Wonder Woman gets everything right and let me say this, it was amazing.
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A Hodgepodge of a Film | Review of “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice”

By David Kane

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice Starring Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Gal Gadot, Jeremy Irons, Amy Adams and Jesse Eisenberg Warner Bros. Pictures Image Credit: IMDB
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice
Starring Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Gal Gadot, Jeremy Irons, Amy Adams and Jesse Eisenberg
Warner Bros. Pictures
Image Credit: IMDB

As the title declares, this movie has two enormously famous superheroes, and we’re led to believe Justice will Dawn as a result of them facing off. But with a mouthful of a title, we have a little trouble figuring out exactly what kind of movie Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice is trying to be. On the surface, it’s a long one. From what I could tell, Zack Snyder wanted to fit both a Batman movie and a Superman movie into its two and a half hour runtime. Those two unraveling entities finally meet up at the end for a bombastic finale that gets tacked on after the fight that the title promises. Individual parts of the movie aren’t bad, but the execution of putting them together leaves much to be desired, and we come out with a movie that is, in a word, a mess. Continue reading “A Hodgepodge of a Film | Review of “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice””

Russell Crowe May Finally Make Directorial Debut With Historical Drama The Water Diviner

By: Nick Venable It’s been a pretty solid year already for Russell Crowe, having starred in Allen Hughes’ so-so crime thriller Broken City as well as Zack Snyder’s summer blockbuster-on-kryptonite-crackMan of Steel, where he found his inner Marlon Brando to play Superman’s father. I’m pretty sure if a Justice League movie ever gets made, they’ll figure out a way to get Crowe involved. Perhaps by hologram and voiceover a la Superman … Continue reading Russell Crowe May Finally Make Directorial Debut With Historical Drama The Water Diviner

The Hobbit Image Gives Us First Look At Evangeline Lilly’s Tauriel

By: Sean O’Connell From what we’re hearing, Warner might plan to have a trailer for Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug attached to Man of Steel when the Superman story opens in theaters on June 14. Makes sense, right? Use one massive blockbuster to help tease your next massive blockbuster, even thought the second Hobbit movie doesn’t reach theaters until December. If you need more clues that Warner has Hobbit news … Continue reading The Hobbit Image Gives Us First Look At Evangeline Lilly’s Tauriel

Hans Zimmer Confirms He’s Scoring Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar

By: Nick Venable Strange as it is, Zack Snyder’s Man of Steel is finally going to be released in less than two weeks, after what feels like decades of waiting. While Snyder’s take on Superman has some people in doubt, Hans Zimmer’s inspirational scoring is bound to leave audiences moved regardless of how they felt about the movie as a whole. The man has a … Continue reading Hans Zimmer Confirms He’s Scoring Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar

300: Rise Of An Empire Delivers Two New Stills

By:  Eric Eisenberg Zack Snyder is only serving as a producer on 300: Rise of an Empire, the sequel to the 2006 blockbuster about how the Spartans fought off the Persians at the Battle of Thermopylae, but looking at the first stills released from the movie it would seem that director Noam Murro has done his best to capture the same aesthetic. USA Today has posted the first look images … Continue reading 300: Rise Of An Empire Delivers Two New Stills

Zack Snyder Suggests Man Of Steel Will Lead Directly Into Justice League

By:  Katey Rich What do we know for sure about the Justice League movie so far? Honestly, not a whole lot. Since Ben Affleck denied rumors that he might direct it, and Warner Bros. settled a legal suit against the estates of Superman’s creator, we’ve known mainly that the movie is going forward and is scheduled for 2015, that Gangster Squad‘s Will Beall will be writing it… … Continue reading Zack Snyder Suggests Man Of Steel Will Lead Directly Into Justice League

Man Of Steel To Feature Wonder Woman Cameo?

By: Matt Joseph Looks like things are in full swing over at Warner Brothers. As the studio gets ready to release The Dark Knight Rises, their attention is now turning towards Man of Steel as well as their Justice League film. Hoping to copy Marvel’s model, the studio is looking at how to establish their universe and if what we’re hearing is true, they may … Continue reading Man Of Steel To Feature Wonder Woman Cameo?

Michael Shannon Swears He Won’t Say ‘Kneel Before Zod’ In Man Of Steel

By: Sean O’Connell It’s General Zod’s most-famous line (at least, from the Superman movies): “Kneel before Zod!” Yet Michael Shannon, who’s playing the infamous villain in Zack Snyder’s Man of Steel movie, spoils a bit of our Krypton fun by telling VH1 that he doesn’t say the line in the movie. (And man, does he look uncomfortable playing along with host Carrie Keagan’s brand of early-morning chat wackiness …) michael-shannon-reveals-some-man-of-steel-scoop.jhtml#id=1696753 … Continue reading Michael Shannon Swears He Won’t Say ‘Kneel Before Zod’ In Man Of Steel

Mass Effect Movie Adaptation Gets New Screenwriter

By: Kristy Puchko Legendary Pictures has a slate of ambitious action features headed to theaters in the coming year, from Zack Snyder‘s Superman pic Man of Steelto Guillermo del Toro‘s giant robot adventure Pacific Rim and the 300sequel 300: Rise of the Empire. But they’ve struggled to crack the code on how to adapt the wildly popular videogame Mass Effect into a promising project. The … Continue reading Mass Effect Movie Adaptation Gets New Screenwriter