Great stories come from times of conflict, confusion and fits of emotion, so it’s no surprise that movies about young people finding their way through life are so timelessly endearing.
2016 was an eventful year for comic book movies, with an array of successes, disappointments, and downright disasters. ‘Deadpool’ was one 2016’s success stories. While the first film’s writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick were talking to Comicbook.com about their new sci-fi-horror ‘Life’, the pair commented on how ‘Deadpool 2’ would be cast imminently.
‘Avatar 2’ was originally set to arrive in cinemas in December 2014. It’s March 2017 now, and director James Cameron has revealed the film has been delayed yet again, and will no longer meet its planned 2018 release date. Cameron took his time with ‘Avatar’, which was released twelve years after his previous feature film ‘Titanic’, and given they’re the two highest-grossing films of all time it makes sense that he’d be given time to develop a sequel. Not just one sequel either, four, in what is sure to be one of the most expensive film productions in history if the films are indeed set to release in quick succession and be shot back-to-back.
It’s also the second film in a Legendary Pictures mega-monster cinematic universe that began with 2014’s ‘Godzilla’. The idea, following 2019’s ‘Godzilla 2’, is for the King of Monsters to face off with King Kong in a earth-shaking, skyscraper-bothering rematch, following their big screen clash in 1962.
Disney have undeniably had roaring success over the past six year after something of a creative slump. Studio Ghibli have arguably been at the forefront of the game for decades, with the Japanese studio producing jaw-dropping feature after jaw-dropping feature. Above: Hayao Miyazaki’s Oscar-winning triumph ‘Spirited Away’.
Tomorrow (8 November), the United States of America heads to the polls to decide the next leader of the free world. Whoever wins between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump - it’s safe to say a lot of people will be left upset. Never before have the two front-runners for the US presidency been so enormously unpopular, so we thought we’d take a look at some of the excellent fictional presidents we’d sooner vote for.
Before running for president Donald J. Trump was an eccentric, bizarre but somewhat harmless c-list celebrity, thanks primarily to his real estate empire and role as chief hirer and firer in the US version of ‘The Apprentice’. It is not very good.
It’s a film starring Daniel Radcliffe as a flatulent corpes and despite what you might assume hearing the synopsis, it’s been getting rave reviews. Having a cadaver for a lead character isn’t what makes Swiss Army Man unique however, in fact it’s just the latest in a long line of comedies about the recently-deceased. Cult 80s comedies don’t come much strange than 'Weekend at Bernie’s’ (above), a film about idiot everymen and the inability of people recognise a corpse when they see one.
The new Godzilla was rated PG-13 for “intense sequences of destruction, mayhem and creature violence.” Creature violence! That is the kind of very specific warning that has become a hallmark of the rating board at the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) since the 1990s. While they tend to harp on the same basic potentially kid-scarring taboos — violence, language, sexuality, nudity, drug use, and smoking — the MPAA gets incredibly precise noting just what type of potentially offensive variation is shown.