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‘Zack Snyder’s Justice League’ Movie Review: The Snyder Cut Is the Super Friends Movie We Need

‘Zack Snyder’s Justice League’ Movie Review: The Snyder Cut Is the Super Friends Movie We Need

Usually, when director’s say their director’s cut is a different movie, it’s not. It’s just longer. Even Oliver Stone’s longest cut of Alexander was still Alexander. The most lauded director’s cut, Ridley Scott’s Kingdom of Heaven, adds meaningful subplots but it’s still the same story. Zack Snyder’s Justice League really is a different movie. The Snyder Cut has at least two hours of new footage, more because it omits some egregious reshoot scenes and still runs twice as long as ...

Captain Comics: Best comics shows coming in 2021

Captain Comics: Best comics shows coming in 2021

Let’s talk TV. Because 2021 is going to be explosive on the small screen. “But wait,” I hear you say. “Aren’t there nine terrific SF/fantasy/superhero shows that are on their last seasons in the coming year? Not just shows that have reached a natural end, like ‘The Walking Dead’ and ‘The Walking Dead: World Beyond,’ but shows killed in their prime, like ‘Black Lightning,’ ‘The Expanse,’ ‘His Dark Materials,’ ‘Lost in Space,’ ‘Lucifer,’ ‘Supergirl’ and ‘Van Helsing’? Are genre shows ...

If Franchises Are the Future, We Could End Up With an Entirely Different Entertainment Landscape

If Franchises Are the Future, We Could End Up With an Entirely Different Entertainment Landscape

More, more, more — not the tagline for one of the three GameStop projects on the way, but apparently the new ethos of most major film studios. Warner Bros. are expanding two of their franchises, with a new Harry Potter series reportedly in the works and several Game of Thrones prequels apparently in development, including House of the Dragon. But it’s unclear if this is what fans want. The Crimes of Grindelwald, the sequel to Harry Potter spinoff Fantastic Beasts ...

A Brief History of Batman the Detective

A Brief History of Batman the Detective

When Matt Reeves‘ “The Batman” makes its big-screen debut in 2022, it will be the 13th live-action film featuring Gotham’s legendary Caped Crusader. However, when Batman’s cape-and-cowl hero debuted in Detective Comics Issue #27, 81 years ago, he was merely intended to be part of an anthology. Now, as he has become a cornerstone of the DCU, Batman has evolved into a great many things, including our most favorite title of all: the “World’s Greatest Detective.” Unlike previous big-screen adaptations ...