In Defense of Batman V Superman: How Warner Bros. Marketing Team Will Cost the Company Billions

This past weekend, the movie going public showed up in droves to witness Warner Bros. latest instalment in their long-gestating Justice League franchise. The studio had made every effort to market the superhero epic as a cage match, of sorts, between Henry Cavill's Superman and JLo's ex-boyfriend's Dark Knight. As I always do before heading to the [...]

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How the Film Industry Murdered Originality

If the impending fall television season has taught me anything, it's that people will watch ANYTHING. From The CW's "Supergirl," which looks like a sad attempt at meshing the popularity of superhero films with "The Devil Wears Prada," to "Heroes Reborn," NBC's attempt at recapturing the short-lived success of 2004's Hayden Panettiere vehicle of the same name—Hollywood seems [...]

The Golden Mile

Have you ever seen The World's End with Simon Pegg and Nick Frost? It's a hilarious movie part of the Cornetto trilogy—a random title given to a series of films also including Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz. Anyway, the plot of the film is relatively simple. In small town England, five men return to their childhood home which is famous [...]

Why Star Wars VII Equals $$$

With post-production of Star Wars VII: The Force Awakens entering it's final editing phase, director J.J. Abrams' continuation of the incredibly popular sci-fi series recently found another reason to smile. If Comic-Con was indication enough, fans are foaming at the mouths to catch a glimpse of franchise favourites like Han, Luke and Chewie on the big screen [...]

Tom Cruise’s Second Chance

Remember 2006? The Winter Olympics took place in Turin, Italy, French footballer Zinedine Zidane famously head-butted Italian defender Marco Materazzi in the FIFA World Cup Final, and Australian wildlife expert Steve Irwin died in a tragic swimming accident. In Hollywood news, Tom Cruise was ranked by Forbes magazine as the most powerful celebrity on the planet. [...]

Nestle’s CEO confirmed as inspiration for Next Bond Villain

A few months ago Chairman and former Nestle CEO Peter Brabeck-Letmathe uttered something that will remain in the public eye for years to come—and for good reason. Claiming that water isn't a human right, the Austrian billionaire confirmed he's serving as the inspiration for actor Christoph Waltz's Bond villain in the next 007 film: Spectre. Unfortunately, novelist Ian Fleming declined to comment on [...]

Have Superhero Movies Overstayed Their Welcome?

Last week the world was gifted two highly-anticipated trailers. The first, Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice, fought off more than it's bloated title in proving to fans that Ben Affleck's take on the Dark Knight might be worth the price of admission. Running in at around 3 and a half minutes, the trailer revisits the [...]

Michael Bay, Adam Sandler and the Lowest Common Denominator

Remember when Happy Gilmore hit theatres? I don't, only because I was five at the time and Sandler's "progressive" sense of humour was a bit mature for me at the time. But, from what I understand, people left the cinema and didn't hate on the SNL cast member's latest comedic offering. How times have changed. [...]