The Suicide Squad received unusually good reviews for a comic-book adaptation, plenty of social media attention, and had little to no competition on a prime summer weekend. Even so, it fell short of its conservative $30 million projection to gross $26,550,000 in 4,002 North American theaters. The United States is averaging more than 100,000 new … Continue reading “The Suicide Squad takes in $26.5m in deathly box office weekend”
In The Suicide Squad, which opened in theaters and began streaming on HBO Max last weekend, the enormous King Shark is half-human and half-shark, with a childlike naivete that belies the teeth beneath. Voiced by Sylvester Stallone, the character is, unsurprisingly, also at the center of much of the film’s humor. Add to that a … Continue reading “Sylvester Stallone on adding bite to Suicide Squad’s King Shark”
When you want to imitate the nuttiness and irreverent humor that is Guardians of the Galaxy, but want to exponentially up the visceral experience, go to the master himself. That is what Warner Bros did when they signed directed James Gunn to reboot The Suicide Squad. In this sequel – yes, it’s a sequel – … Continue reading “The Suicide Squad: Balls-to-the-wall violence, humor and heart”
It’s no secret that 2017’s Suicide Squad, while a hit at the global box office to the tune of $746.8 million, was a complete and utter disappointment both to fans and critics. Aside from the performances of Will Smith as Deadshot, Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn, Joel Kinnaman as Rick Flag and Jai Courtney as … Continue reading “The Suicide Squad: James Gunn was dying to save Task Force X”
In 2018 James Gunn was unceremoniously fired from Disney over a series of offensive tweets dug up by far-right provocateur Mike Cernovich before filming Guardians of the Galaxy 3 could begin. Disney quickly realized their mistake and rehired him to continue his successful reign as writer/director of the series in 2019, only after he already … Continue reading “The Suicide Squad: Do critics love James Gunn’s film or want to kill it?”
When James Gunn’s The Suicide Squad opens in theaters and streams on HBO Max August 6, Margot Robbie will return to the role of fan-favorite psycho, Harley Quinn. She previously played Mr. J’s former love in 2016’s Suicide Squad and 2020’s Birds of Prey. Harley, re-incarcerated for making a cash withdrawal with her car, buys … Continue reading “Suicide Squad: Margot Robbie on Harley Quinn”
Yeah, this new trailer for the upcoming The Suicide Squad is bananas. Partially a soft reboot. Kind of a sequel, but this new trailer, which dropped earlier this week, is all James Gunn. A look at this new red band teaser absolutely promises a new take on Task Force X. The filmmaker recently broke down … Continue reading “Suicide Squad: Dying to save world in red band trailer”
From the horribly beautiful mind of writer/director James Gunn comes Warner Bros. Pictures’ superhero action adventure The Suicide Squad, featuring a collection of the most degenerate delinquents in the DC lineup. The new Red Band trailer which Warner Bros released today is not only bananas and the most exciting trailer we have seen in a … Continue reading “The Suicide Squad Red Band trailer is mad bonkers”
So far DC FanDome is living up to the hype. It started off with an exciting new trailer for Wonder Woman 1984. Then, there was the reveal from WB Games Montreal for the new Gotham Knights video game. Which brings us to James Gunn’s The Suicide Squad. And it looks dope AF. After an engaging … Continue reading “WB releases new footage of ‘The Suicide Squad’”
Although Harley Quinn: Birds of Prey has not taken flight with audiences as Warner Bros had hoped, that has not stopped the studio and the DCEU from continuing their support of actress Margot Robbie’s portrayal of the titular character. Coming in 2021, will be the sort of sequel/soft reboot to David Ayer‘s 2016 film Suicide … Continue reading “New footage from ‘The Suicide Squad’ on Twitter”
Does it take a “gal” (see what I did there?) to save the much-maligned and divisive DCEU?
After the critical floggings of Man of Steel, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Suicide Squad, it would seem 4th time is the charm as Wonder Woman is a massive critical success.
Coming in at a 94% fresh tomato rating on Rotten Tomatoes, the Amazonian Princess looks bound for a commercial success as well.
Disney claims the Friday-Sunday gross for Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings was $75.5 million, and estimates that with Labor Day added the total will be at least $94 million for the four days. On Sunday Disney projected that Shang-Chi would finish the extended weekend with $90 million from 4,300 theaters, but the … Continue reading “Shang-Chi brings in $94m over Labor Day weekend”
Nia DaCosta’s Candyman earned an estimated $22,370,000 in its opening domestic weekend, beating the lowball projection of $15 million by nearly 50% showing the world that there is an audience for Black filmmakers telling Black stories and earning DaCosta the title of the first Black woman director to take the top spot. Some have come … Continue reading “Nia DaCosta first Black woman to own Box Office as Candyman takes in $22.3 m”
Stripes is heading back to theaters in honor of its 40th anniversary. That’s the fact, Jack! The comedy classic starring Bill Murray, Harold Ramis and John Candy will screen in select theaters on Sunday, August 29 and Thursday, September 2. Per Fathom Events, each screening will be preceded by an exclusive introduction featurette from Murray and director … Continue reading “Stripes marches back to theaters to celebrate 40th anniversary”
Earlier this month, two incredibly talented cosplayers, and quite possibly gifted sorceresses, russian_harley_official and mimisskate (Kate Shumskaya) teamed up to create a DC and MCU crossover featuring Scarlett Johansson’s Black Widow cosplayed by Kate Shumskaya and Margot Robbie’s Harley Quinn cosplayed by the TikToker “Russian Harley official.” The result is an MCU/DCEU crossover that has … Continue reading “Black Widow, Harley Quinn cosplay TikTok video has over 58 million views”
Jungle Cruise, based on Disneyland’s theme park ride where a small riverboat takes a group of travelers through a jungle filled with dangerous animals and reptiles but with a supernatural element, starring Dwayne Johnson and Emily Blunt opened #1 not just in the United States, but all over the world this past weekend. According to … Continue reading “Jungle Cruise: Audiences take film on ride all the way to number one”
In the upcoming Free Guy, a bank teller (played by Ryan Reynolds) discovers he is actually a background player in an open-world video game. So, he decides to become the hero of his own story… one he rewrites himself. Now in a world where there are no limits, the teller is determined to be the guy who … Continue reading “Free Guy: Watch two new clips from upcoming film”
Set photos from the production of The Flash reveal the first look at Ben Affleck’s Batman (allegedly), or perhaps his stunt double, which features a new and upgraded Batsuit, along with a colossal Batcycle. The Flash has been in production for quite a while now with various tidbits of teases from the set offering the … Continue reading “The Flash: Videos from production reveal new suit for “Batfleck””
Jennifer Vogel’s father John was larger than life. As a child, Jennifer marveled at his magnetizing energy and ability to make life feel like a grand adventure. He taught her so much about love and joy, but he also happened to be the most notorious counterfeiter in US history. Flag Day, which made its debut … Continue reading “Flag Day: MGM releases new trailer with Sean Penn and daughter, Dylan”
After recently testing Leslie Grace (In the Heights) and Haley Lu Richardson (Five Feet Apart) it looks like DC has found their Batgirl. Sources tell Deadline Leslie Grace has been chosen to play the titular character in the studios’ Batgirl. It was reported that Isabela Merced (Sicario: Day of the Soldado and Dora and the … Continue reading “Batgirl: Leslie Grace cast as Barbara Gordon”