Batfleck alludes to discord with Joss Whedon in new interview

Ben Affleck, the most recent, and for some the most beloved, Batman admits that working with disgraced director Joss Whedon was “difficult” during a recent red carpet interview with Variety. While promoting his new film The Tender Bar, Batfleck touched briefly on his Flash and Justice League experiences. “It was a really nice way to revisit … Continue reading “Batfleck alludes to discord with Joss Whedon in new interview”

Gal Gadot confirms Joss Whedon threatened career

While Justice League star Ray Fisher and former Angel and Buffy star Charisma Carpenter have been vocal about director Joss Whedon’s “abusive” behavior on their respective sets, Wonder Woman and JL star Gal Gadot has been fairly quiet – even after she was mentioned as a target of Whedon’s venom by Fisher in a Hollywood Reporter … Continue reading “Gal Gadot confirms Joss Whedon threatened career”

Joss Whedon bragged about bullying Gal Gadot

We’re not quite finished hearing about allegations against Joss Whedon from the set of Justice League. In a more in depth interview with Ray Fisher, who played Cyborg in the film, with The Hollywood Reporter, more details about Whedon’s misconduct on the set of Justice League‘s reshoots have been revealed, including the fact that the … Continue reading “Joss Whedon bragged about bullying Gal Gadot”

Charisma Carpenter accuses Joss Whedon of hostile set

From 1997-2003 viewers tuned into Buffy the Vampire Slayer  weekly on the (now defunct) WB network, and then from 1997-2003 we tuned in to watch the spin off called Angel. In 2017, Kai Cole, show creator Joss Whedon’s ex-wife clued us into the fact that things were not so peachy in Sunnydale. Now, Charisma Carpenter, … Continue reading “Charisma Carpenter accuses Joss Whedon of hostile set”

Justice League’s Fisher calls out Joss Whedon’s behavior

Boo-yah! Cyborg (Ray Fisher) has trained his eye on Joss Whedon, calling out the director’s on-set behavior during Justice League reshoots in 2016. Warner Bros. hired Whedon, who was coming off of two successful Avengers films for Marvel, to replace director Zack Snyder who stepped away from production after a tragic death in the family. … Continue reading “Justice League’s Fisher calls out Joss Whedon’s behavior”

What do the critics say about new Bond? Is it time for franchise to die?

It’s been six years since the previous James Bond film, Spectre, but the 25th film in the James Bond franchise, No Time To Die, is finally here! The release of the film was delayed 19 months due to the Covid-19 global pandemic. No Time to Die release date is October 8, 2021, and is currently … Continue reading “What do the critics say about new Bond? Is it time for franchise to die?”

Bob Odenkirk collapses while filming Saul

TMZ and TheWrap are reporting that Better Call Saul star, Bob Odenkirk, has been hospitalized after collapsing on the show’s set on Tuesday night. According to both outlets, the 58-year-old actor was filming the Breaking Bad spinoff’s sixth and final season in Albuquerque, New Mexico, when he collapsed. Crew members immediately called an ambulance and … Continue reading “Bob Odenkirk collapses while filming Saul”

Black Widow: The perfect feminism we need right now

Warning: Spoilers Black Widow is the perfect amount of feminism we need right now. The movie is almost exclusively female-driven, with only three male characters, two total goofballs, and the other, the evil villain. The Marvel movie begins with a young Natasha Romanov (Scarlett Johansson) in deep cover with three other operatives in Ohio in … Continue reading “Black Widow: The perfect feminism we need right now”

Justice League writer airs his beef with Warner Bros.

Academy award winner and Justice League scribe Chris Terrio is airing his grievances in an exclusive and wide ranging interview with Vanity Fair. Not to mince words, the man is super pissed off and despises what happened to his DC films just as much as the haters do.  After remaining silent on the matter, Terrio … Continue reading “Justice League writer airs his beef with Warner Bros.”

A wrap? Producer Scott Rudin’s unhinged behavior

For the past few years the climate in Hollywood (among many other cities and industries) has been evolving from sexist and toxic work environments to more transparent, harmonious, and inclusive. After allegations against the likes of Harvey Weinstein and Joss Whedon have been coming to light we are now hearing more shocking allegations against others. … Continue reading “A wrap? Producer Scott Rudin’s unhinged behavior”

Watch the trailer for HBO’s ‘The Nevers’

HBO drama series The Nevers debuts Part One of its first season with six episodes beginning on SUNDAY, APRIL 11 (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET/PT). Part Two’s six episodes will follow at a later date, to be announced. The series will air on HBO and be available to stream on HBO Max. Here’s the plot for the Joss Whedon … Continue reading “Watch the trailer for HBO’s ‘The Nevers’”

4 things Justice League got right and 4 wrong

Zack Snyder’s die hard fans have been waiting for the Zack Snyder Cut since the abomination we all know and hate called Justice League was released four years ago. The pleas of the fanboys (and fangirls) were heard and Warner Brothers finally released Zack Snyder’s Justice League in it’s FOUR HOUR glory on HBO Max … Continue reading “4 things Justice League got right and 4 wrong”

Zack Snyder’s Justice League is more cohesive, coherent

I absolutely hated 2017’s Justice League and I did not have high hopes for Zack Snyder’s Justice League. I was pleasantly surprised to see that everything I absolutely hated about 2017’s Justice League was all Joss Whedon. Overall, Zack Snyder’s Justice League is a far superior movie. The film is cohesive and coherent with fantastic … Continue reading “Zack Snyder’s Justice League is more cohesive, coherent”

Justice League is a flawed, overlong masterpiece

Four years ago, when publisher Barbara Roche took over Reel Chicago, she pulled me aside and asked, “Colin, if you could write any kind of column you want, what would it be?” I knew at that time Reel Chicago was focused on local advertising and production communities and we were just beginning to stick our … Continue reading “Justice League is a flawed, overlong masterpiece”

Ranking the DCEU movies

Right now we are less than 24 hours away from the premiere of Zack Snyder’s Justice League on HBO Max. While it is sitting at a comfortable 77% (at the time of this writing) on Rotten Tomatoes (far higher than the 40% 2017’s “Josstice League” received) we thought it would be time to rank the … Continue reading “Ranking the DCEU movies”

Zack Snyder’s Justice League reviews are revealed

In 2017, in the midst of finishing the much anticipated DC film Justice League, director Zack Snyder tragically lost his 17 year old daughter to suicide and desperately needed to take time to deal with his family’s loss. Instead of being supportive and understanding, Warner Bros. decided to rush and complete the film under the … Continue reading “Zack Snyder’s Justice League reviews are revealed”

Zack Snyder releases Superman-focused trailer

There are now less than two weeks to go before the premiere of Zack Snyder’s Justice League on HBO Max. The other day, the director released a Batman-centric :60-second trailer and now has shared another :60-second teaser, this time focusing on Henry Cavill’s Superman. The new promo returns us to Man of Steel, before we see Cavill’s … Continue reading “Zack Snyder releases Superman-focused trailer”

This grounded Superman soars

WARNING! This review contains spoilers! Do not read if you have not yet watched the new CW series Superman & Lois. Believe it or not Superman’s visual storytelling has actually fared better on TV than in theaters. This is where you say, “What about Christoper Reeve? He was brilliant!” Reeve’s performance as the Last Son … Continue reading “This grounded Superman soars”

Zack Snyder’s heartbreaking Vanity Fair interview

The internet has virtually exploded since Vanity Fair shared their intimate and in depth interview with Justice League’s original director, Zack Snyder. For those who have not been following, Snyder, who is acclaimed for making films such as Dawn of the Dead and 300, had to tragically step down as director of Zack Snyder’s Justice … Continue reading “Zack Snyder’s heartbreaking Vanity Fair interview”

Zack Snyder reveals Darkseid in JL teaser

Zack Snyder recently posted an 18-second teaser for Zach Snyder’s Justice League along with the promise that we will be treated to a “full length” trailer in just 3 days as a Valentine’s Day gift to fans. Oh, and there’s Darkseid. Even though this teaser is meager in length, there is a wealth of information being … Continue reading “Zack Snyder reveals Darkseid in JL teaser”