Author: James Preston Poole

‘HAPPY DEATH DAY 2U’ Review: “More Laughs And A Sci-Fi Twist Make For A Superior Sequel”

5 seconds- that’s all it takes for Happy Death Day 2U to let the audience know it’s going to be a very different type of sequel. Whereas the first film begins with the Universal Pictures logo repeating itself over and over again, this one features the same logo splitting into three separate logos, clue-ing us in that

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‘ALITA: BATTLE ANGEL’ Review: “An Instant Science-Fiction Classic”

There was a lot riding against Alita: Battle Angel.  For one, it’s a Hollywood manga adaptation, which have historically been poorly received both critically and commercially. Then there’s the issue of its director, Robert Rodriguez, who hasn’t had anything really hit on either front since 2005’s Sin City. And finally, there’s the film’s long development cycle: over

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Henry Cavill & Alec Baldwin May Return For ‘MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE’ Sequels

In a welcome, if somewhat confusing, bit of news, both Henry Cavill and Alec Baldwin’s characters are being considered for a return in Christopher McQuarrie’s upcoming Mission: Impossible-Fallout sequels. SPOILERS FOR MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE-FALLOUT TO FOLLOW Still with us? Alright, so the reason it’s so confusing that Henry Cavill and Alec Baldwin’s characters- August Walker and Alan Hunley, respectively- are

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Samuel L. Jackson Wants To Play Nick Fury Into His 80s

As Avengers: Endgame presumably prepares to phase out multiple Marvel Cinematic Universe mainstays, it’s comforting to know that one has got his eyes (eye?) on staying in these movies: Samuel L. Jackson’s Nick Fury. In an interview chronicling his rise to becoming the most bankable star in Hollywood, Samuel L. Jackson mused about wanting to play Nick

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RUMOR: New Draft Of ‘THE BATMAN’ Amps Up The Action

Another day, another The Batman rumor. Since it was announced, it’s been difficult to nail down anything concrete about Matt Reeves’s take on the Caped Crusader besides the fact that it follows a younger version of Bruce Wayne. One thing is for sure, however, and it’s that this film has endured an excrutiatingly long development cycle. Through

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‘AQUAMAN’ Worldwide Box Office Officially Surpasses ‘WONDER WOMAN’

It’s a good time to be a DC Extended Universe fan! Amidst a tidal wave of positive reviews (we over here at SBM loved it) and surprisingly strong box office, James Wan’s Aquaman has once again blown expectations out of the water. H20-related puns aside, Aquaman has officially crossed the $200 million mark domestically as well as making over

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‘THE HOUSE THAT JACK BUILT’ Review: “The Boldest Film Of 2018 Is A Provocative Takedown Of The Tortured Artist”

There’s no question that The House That Jack Built is the most controversial film of 2018. Upon premiering at Cannes, it received mass walkout and boos, while its director, Danish filmmaker Lars Von Trier, known for challenging audiences with films such as Nymphomaniac, Meloncholia, and Anti-Christ, has been facing some very serious allegations of sexual misconduct. There’s a lot clouding the

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Matt Fraction & Kelly Sue DeConnick’s “Milkfed Criminal Masterminds” Signs Two-Year Deal With Legendary Television

Well, this is a welcome surprise! Two industry titans- writers Matt Fraction and Kelly Sue DeConnick- have signed a deal with Legendary Television to adapt some of their critically-acclaimed creator-owned comics as well as creating entirely some entirely new series through their company Milkfed Criminal Masterminds. The two year deal will include series developed by

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Lucrecia Martel Declined ‘BLACK WIDOW’ Directing Gig Over Lack Of Control Over Action Sequences

Despite high fan demand, the road towards getting a solo Black Widow film made has been rocky at best. Whenever Berlin Syndrome director Cate Shortland was announced to helm the film in July, it seemed that it was smooth sailing for the film, but thanks to an article by IndieWire talking to one of the directors initially approached for

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