September 2018

20 Things That Make No Sense About The Predator

In 1987, an Arnold Schwarzenegger action-horror movie came out that became a huge hit. That movie was <strong><em>Predator</em></strong> and it spawned one sequel, two crossover movies with the <em>Alien</em> franchise, a line of comic books, and then two more sequels over 20 years after the first movie hit theaters. However, outside of the first original movie, none of the following movies were met with critical praise and most of them also had a number of complaints from fans as well. While this is true with any franchise, with <em>Predator</em>, the love of the monster was so great that the movies kept coming.

Harry Potter: 20 Things Draco Malfoy Did Between The Deathly Hallows And The Cursed Child

The beauty of <em><strong>Harry Potter</strong></em> is that many of the best characters aren't necessarily the heroic ones. Take Draco Malfoy, an individual who started out as little more than a bully, but ultimately became one of the most complex and well-developed characters in the whole series. What J.K. Rowling achieved with Draco in the books was adapted well on the big screen with Tom Felton's spot-on performance.

How Marvel Rising: Secret Warriors Approached Introducing New Characters

Marvel animation has its hands full in <a href=""><b><i>Marvel Rising: Secret Warriors</i></b></a>, as the film introduces a number of new characters, Cort Lane, Marvel’s senior vice president, animation and family entertainment, explains making sure the audience has a chance to connect with each new character. The feature-length animated film not only offers a more diverse group of characters, but it may also introduce some new characters to certain audience members, like <a href="">Ms. Marvel, Squirrel Girl, and America Chavez</a>. That’s a tall order for any movie, but Lane says the film had a very simple approach to making sure each new character got a fair shake.<span class="Apple-converted-space"> </span>

Kathleen Kennedy Saved Star Wars

Kathleen Kennedy saved the <a href=""><strong><em>Star Wars</em></strong></a> franchise. Handpicked by George Lucas to run Lucasfilm after the studio was acquired by Disney in 2012, Kennedy had the gargantuan task of reviving one of cinema's landmark properties. <em>Star Wars</em> has been a pop culture staple since its debut in 1977, but the property had been dormant for many years following the release of <em>Revenge of the Sith</em>. What's more is that the Mouse House dropped $4 billion to get their hands on the <em>Star Wars</em> rights, meaning they had big plans for the brand that went beyond just making a new trilogy in the Skywalker saga.

Fan Art Recasts Marvel Legend Stan Lee as the MCU's Odin

Recently released fan art has imagined what it would have been like if legendary Marvel writer Stan Lee had been cast in the role of Odin in <a href=""><strong><em>Thor</em></strong></a&gt;. There’s no doubt about it: Anthony Hopkins’ performance as Odin in the <em>Thor</em> films was one of the more memorable parts of the trilogy, even up to the <a href="">character’s apparent death early on in <em>Thor: Ragnarok</em></a>. Hopkins' chemistry with everyone else on screen with him elevated the films (especially <em>Thor: The Dark World</em>, which many fans consider one of the weaker entries in the MCU) even when his character wasn’t exactly featured heavily.

Captain Marvel & Dark Phoenix Have Some Oddly Specific Similarities

Next year will see a record number of superhero films hit the box office, and there are two superhero movies in particular that have a surprising amount in common: <em><strong><a href="">Captain Marvel</a></strong> </em>and <a href=""><strong><em>Dark Phoenix</em></strong></a>. On the face of it, these two movies should be very different; after all, <em>Captain Marvel </em>will launch a whole new franchise within the MCU, while <em>Dark Phoenix </em>is expected to be the final tentpole X-Men film produced by Fox.

Dark Phoenix Director Reveals How Logan & Star Wars Influenced X-Men Movie

Simon Kinberg shares that<a href=""&gt; <strong><em>Dark Phoenix</em> </strong></a>was inspired by <a href=""><em>Logan</em&gt; </a>and the original<em> Star Wars</em> trilogy. Marking the directorial debut of the long-time <em>X-Men</em> producer, the next 20th Century Fox Marvel movie is expected to be the last Fox-managed <em>X-Men</em> film before the impending <a href="">Disney's acquisition of Fox is finalized</a> and rights to the mutants, alongside all their tie-in characters, return to Marvel Entertainment.

8 Casting Decisions That Hurt The Fast And Furious Movies (And 12 That Saved Them)

Starting out with a film that was a street racing version of <em>Point Break</em>, when the <strong><em>Fast and Furious</em></strong> franchise began it performed well, but didn’t take the film world by storm. However, once <em>Fast Five</em> was released the series became a total sensation. Transitioning from car movies to all-around action-packed blockbusters, the series has done stellar business at the box office.

Yes, Of Course Fortnite is Getting Funko Pops

Funko Pop! is creating a line inspired by <a href=""><strong><em>Fortnite</em></strong></a&gt;. The company, which has existed for 20 years, exploded in popularity back in 2005 following their success in securing licensing deals for numerous major franchises. Funko now creates vinyl figures for all manner of pop culture fans from the classic <em>I Love Lucy</em> to more modern hits like <a href=""><i>Harry Potter</i></a>.

Killing Carl Caused Andrew Lincoln's Exit, Says Walking Dead Star

It turns out that killing Carl Grimes was instrumental in Andrew Lincoln's decision to exit <a href=""><strong><em>The Walking Dead</em></strong></a> in season 9. The idea that anyone can die at any point for absolutely any reason has rung true time and again ever since the series debuted in 2010. And since the TV show differs in many ways from Robert Kirkman's comic book series of the same name, killing (or writing off) certain characters on screen while their comic book counterparts are still alive have kept viewers on their toes.

Night School Box Office Opening Weekend Lower Than Girls Trip

<a href=""><strong><em>Night School</em></strong></a> won the box office in its opening weekend, but its haul was lower than director Malcolm D. Lee's last film, <em>Girls Trip</em>. Lee reunited with his <em>Girls Trip</em> breakout star Tiffany Haddish on the new comedy, which co-stars Kevin Hart as a troublesome adult attempting to get his GED. While the combination of the two lead actors had the potential to make a highly entertaining film, <a href=""><em>Night School</em> unfortunately is something of a missed opportunity</a>. Critics found it to be a somewhat bland and forgettable entry in the genre, mainly due to a bloated script.

What Marvel Rising: Secret Warriors’ Diverse Characters Mean For The Future

Disney XD’s feature-length animated film <b><i>Marvel Rising: Secret Warriors</i></b> features a more diverse cast of characters than has been assembled in any Marvel animated project, and Cort Lane, Marvel’s senior vice president, animation and family entertainment shares some insight on what that means for Marvel and its future projects. The animated project is the follow-up to <i>Marvel Rising: Initiation</i>, which helped introduce the likes of Ms. Marvel, Squirrel Girl, Patriot, and more, and after the film’s premiere, the sky’s the limit with the new Secret Warriors.<span class="Apple-converted-space"> </span>

Robert Kirkman Praises Infinity War for NOT Being a Movie

<a href=""><em>The Walking Dead</em></a> co-creator Robert Kirkman praised <em><strong><a href="">Avengers: Infinity War</a> </strong></em>for prioritizing its main action, instead of over-explaining the plot. Since The Avengers released in 2012, Marvel fans had been waiting for years, through a dozen feature films, for an epic showdown with Thanos. <em>Infinity War</em> delivered on the promise and finally ended the waiting by picking up immediately after the events of <em><a href="">Thor: Ragnarok</a> </em>and then charging full speed ahead.