'The New Mutants' will be a full-on horror movie set in the Marvel universe

May 25, 2017


Director Josh Boone has confirmed that the X-Men spin-off, The New Mutants, will be a horror movie. He told Entertainment Weekly:

"We are making a full-fledged horror movie set within the X-Men universe. There are no costumes. There are no supervillains. We're trying to do something very, very different."

Marvel had pretty great success branching out from the standard superhero models with Deadpool and Logan, so they'll probably find a way to make this work as well. A source close to the project has hinted that they'll be focusing on the mutants' teenage years, so there's also a possibility that their idea of horror is simply having to be around a group of teenagers. *shudder*

The best establishing, insert, and cutaway shots of all time

May 25, 2017

CineFix used to be a horrible listacle YouTube channel, but lately they've been pumping out some quality content. Here's part three of their Best Shots of All Time series. You can find Part 1 here and Part 2 here. The first two parts focused on people and characters, but this one examines establishing, insert and cutaway shots. Unfortunately, they left out the true greatest shot of all time: the shot that Halle Berry takes while playing basketball in Catwoman.

The final trailer for 'Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets'

May 25, 2017


Here's the final trailer for Luc Besson's comic book-based space epic Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets. Although using an orchestral version of Gangster's Paradise in your trailer seems like cheating because any video set to that music will automatically appear epic and amazing. You could film a dirty boot for two minutes while playing orchestral Gangster's Paradise and people will assume it's the next summer blockbuster of 2017.

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New better trailer for 'Spider-Man: Homecoming'

May 24, 2017


The new trailer for Spider-Man: Homecoming seems to finally understand the Spider-Man character and plays down the serious end-of-the-world action while cranking up the fun and levity. There's also a brief appearance by Donald Glover, who had originally been rumored to be playing Spider-Man himself. I'm holding out hope they're going to pull a Shyamalan twist and we'll get our alternate black Spider-Man, though probably not, since Marvel is in the business of making money and not pissing people off.

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'I Hate Everything' discusses 'Sing' and 'Illumination Entertainment'

May 22, 2017


Sing isn't as obviously terrible as some other movies, but it's representative of the larger problem of lazy animated movies being churned out by lazy studios with little artistic merit and an obvious focus on making money. There's definitely an emphasis on hating Sing here, but Mr. I Hate Everything applies his hate more broadly, discussing the problem with Illumination Entertainment in general and why their films fall short of their animated counterparts.

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Here's your first look at Amber Heard as Mera in 'Aquaman'

May 18, 2017


Director James Wan posted this behind-the-scenes photo from the first day of shooting with Amber Heard as Mera for his upcoming Aquaman adaptation. You'd be forgiven if you thought it was Rita Repulsa cosplay at first. Or a live-action adaptation of The Little Mermaid.