5 Disappointing Movies That Deserve a Second Chance


5 Disappointing Movies That Deserve a Second Chance

There are more than a handful of sequels and franchise movies that came out amongst tons of hype only to fail or disappoint fans that waited far too long to finally see them. Sometimes, its this anticipation that makes a movie seem less than its sum. We, as lovers of pop culture, have spent far too much time cultivated our own ideas about them. In many instances we have years, even decades, to build the movie for ourself inside our brain. So, of course, more often than not…There’s going to be a disconnect. We never return to these movies again. Our tainted memories remain firmly in place. But sometimes, its these bloated expectations that devour us, killing any enjoyment or fun we might otherwise have with any given installment of the latest blockbuster...

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Comics on Film: ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ Is One Step Forward and Two Steps Back for the Long-running Series


Two years ago, Bryan Singer returned to what you can reasonably classify as the original “modern” superhero franchise. With the release of X-Men: Days of Future Past, Singer and his collaborators corrected the course on a film series that had spent at least eleven years painting itself into something of a corner. By employing classic comic book continuity tropes and by adapting (albeit loosely) one of the most well-regarded X-Men stories in history, Days of Future Past was a massive breath of fresh air for a franchise that, before, looked as if it had run out of gas.

Releasing today, X-Men: Apocalypse attempts to build on the refreshed standard of the series established by its predecessor...

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Today in Movie Culture: Vanilla Ice Brings Back “Ninja Rap,” Gillian Anderson as James Bond and More


Here are a bunch of little bites to satisfy your hunger for movie culture:

Movie Premiere Performance of the Day:

Vanilla Ice made an appearance at the premiere of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows to perform “Ninja Rap” from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: Secret of the Ooze(via Geek Tyrant):

Movie Promotion of the Day:

Speaking of TMNT, it takes a big fan to want to stay in this apartment that Paramount turned into a re-creation of the Ninja Turtles’ lair and made available to rent via AirBnB — with free pizza delivery. See more photos at Geekologie.

Movie Franchise Takedown of the Day:

Honest Trailers puts down all the X-Men movies in its half-assed celebration of X-Men: The Animated Series:

Celebrity Tweet of the Day:

Fans want Gillian Anderson to be the new ...

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Netflix’s Iron Fist Adds Jessica Jones Star Carrie-Anne Moss


Marvel’s Iron Fist, coming soon to Netflix, just got some extra legal expertise with the addition of Carrie-Anne Moss to the cast! Moss will reprise her role as lawyer Jeri Hogarth, first seen in Marvel’s Jessica Jones before also appearing in the Season 2 finale of Marvel’s Daredevil, to provide Danny Rand (Finn Jones) with help as he returns to New York. Here’s what Jeph Loeb, executive producer and Head of Marvel Television, had to say about the casting in a statement.

“Carrie-Anne has fast become a fan-favorite part of our street level saga, and we share our viewers’ excitement in bringing her intoMarvel’s Iron Fist. As Marvel fans know, Hogarth in the comics plays a critical role in the life of Danny Rand so it seems only fitting that Carrie-Anne join in.”

In Marvel’s Iron Fist, Dann...

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11 Best Spring Break Movies of All Time


11 Best Spring Break Movies of All Time

Spring Break movies are a unique beast. While there might not be direct research into this, it seems that these films are offshoots of the “beach, blanket, bingo films” from the 1960s. As the genre really seemed to catch fire in the late 1970s and then in the 80s, the connection between the two is actually more acute than one might think.

The beach movies of the 1960s were simple, fun and represented All American values. The spring break movie, truthfully, hailing more from the 1980s than the 70s, are similar in that their characters are looking for fun and a good time. However, spring break films have a devilish side, and that makes for many moments of boobs and butts that my generation has never forgotten. Yes, when you have a Spring Break movie, you can expect to see some sex!

How coul...

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Avengers: Infinity War Won’t Include Any Marvel TV Characters?


Avengers: Infinity War Won't Include Any Marvel TV Characters?

The Marvel Cinematic Universe has grown by leaps and bounds ever since Iron Man kicked things off exactly eight years ago today, back in 2008. The studio now has a number of hit TV shows on both ABC and Netflix, which have featured minor crossovers into the MCU. But thus far, none of the movies have featured any of the characters from TV shows like Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. or Netflix series like Daredevil. Some have speculated that, with the massive two-part adventure Avengers: Infinity War Part I and Avengers: Infinity War – Part II gearing up to start shooting later this year, some of the MCU TV characters will be joining the fight against the Mad Titan, Thanos. But that probably won’t be the case.

Avengers: Infinity War directors, Anthony Russo and Joe Russo, recently shed some light on ...

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Doctor Strange: What We Know


Doctor Strange: What We Know

The Marvel Cinematic Universe is no longer a strange experiment in the world of filmmaking. It is now a very well oiled machine that has produced 13 blockbuster films that have grossed a combined total of more than $10 billion worldwide. And in a lot of ways as the MCU enters phase 3, it is really just getting started. With lots of new characters being introduced over the coming years and lots of corners of the Marvel Universe barely even touched on, if even explored at all, Kevin Feige and Co. have a lot coming our way over the next handful of years. Now that Captain America: Civil War is out to the delight of both critics and fans, it is time to focus on bringing the next brand new hero into the MCU, and that hero is Doctor Strange.

Not even two years ago, many people had concerns about...

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Box Office Report: Who Is Angrier at the Box Office — the Birds or the Superheroes?


Here’s your estimated 3-day box office returns (new releasesbolded):

1. The Angry Birds Movie – $39.0 million ($39.0 million total)

2. Captain America: Civil War – $33.1 million ($347.3 million total)

3. Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising – $21.7 million ($21.7 million total)

4. The Nice Guys – $11.2 million ($11.2 million total)

5. The Jungle Book – $11.0 million ($327.4 million total)

6. Money Monster – $7.0 million ($27.1 million total)

7. The Darkness – $2.3 million ($8.4 million total)

8. Zootopia – $1.7 million ($334.4 million total)

9. The Huntsman: Winter’s War – $1.1 million ($46.6 million total)

10. Mother’s Day – $1.1 million ($31.2 million total)

The Big Stories

This weekend’s numbers begins a fascinating question about this most important season for Hollywood and its studios: Just h...

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Watch: When the Actors In Michael Bay’s ’13 Hours’ Met the ‘Secret Soldiers of Benghazi’


When people think of Michael Bay movies, the think of fancy cars and explosions and whirling CGI and sometimes fancy cars that turn into whirling CGI explosions. But there’s another core aspect to Michael Bay movies that most people overlook. He’s very patriotic, with an unapologetic, deep admiration of the American military.

Most of the time this just comes in the form of his movies having a few military characters or vehicles on display. Sometimes it gets a bit more overt, as it did with his most recent movie,13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi. This isn’t Transformers-mode Michael Bay. It’s much closer to The Rock. It’s all about highly skilled men just doing their job, which in this case happens to involve some guns and explosions.

If the title somehow didn’t give it away, 13 H...

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Supergirl, Flash & Arrow Team Up in The CW’s Superhero Sizzle Reel


Supergirl, Flash & Arrow Team Up in The CW's Superhero Sizzle Reel

Though many DC Comics fans have had trouble with what’s happening on the movie side of things over at Warner Bros. following Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice, The CW has really found a formula that seems to work. And they are doubling down for their 2016-2017 fall schedule. The network recently announced their full upcoming line-up for advertisers and media in New York City, and in addition to some brand new series, they also firmed up plans for their DC superheroes, which will now include Supergirl. To celebrate, The CW has put together a pretty great sizzle reel consisting of The Flash, Arrow, Legends of Tomorrow and of course, the latest newcomer, Supergirl.

Melissa Benoist’s Supergirl was on CBS for its first season, but rumors had been persisting for quite some time that the show c...

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