I hope you’ve got some tea, coffee or high-proofed alcohol on hand. This is gonna be a biggie.
I missed out on rounding up last week’s stuff partly because of weekly fatigue and contracted writing, but mostly because I got to last Friday and just crashed like the bandicoot. Feel free to threaten me with flaying and public ridicule, coz at the very least it’ll mean I get a bit more attention thrown in my direction.
Today’s post is long, taking in this week’s shenanigans and a few pieces from last week too good to pass up. So, without further ado:
SOURCE: THE WRAP
The two above pieces are kinda connected, and well worth a read. Some great Bat-related stuff came out of SDCC this year, probably coz he hit the big 7-5.
SOURCE: THE DISSOLVE
Ok, forget whether you think the CGI turtles are good or not. That’s subjectivity, and I’m cool to wait til the movie’s out before condemning – SUWAS, people.
What can be condemned is the truly heinously awful publicity poster the film released the other week, which bears similarities to a very real tragedy that any decent person with the faintest grasp of visual semiotics or the teachings of Roland Barthes could’ve spotted. And hey, look, we did!
SOURCE: OPEN CULTURE
You liked that Simpsons Halloween episode where Jones narrated The Raven? You will LOVE this.
SOURCE: THE RAW STORY
While he might not have been as fiercely idiotic as most Americans who aren’t properly educated on sexuality in this day and age, King’s still an idiot nonetheless. Never been a fan, and good on Paquin for politely telling him off.
SOURCE: THE MARY SUE
Yes, I know many of us right-thinking individuals are kinda sick of the executive rigmarole we get whenever the cry is raised for a non-Catwoman solo female capefilm. But it’s still a thing, still an annoying thing that isn’t any better no matter how many times Kevin Feige mentions “timing” as an issue.
Look, if you can take a shot on Guardians of the Galaxy, if you can release a trainwreck-in-waiting like Ant-Man after half the cast is excised, if you can consider Joaquin Phoenix as goddamn Doctor Strange, then you can do a bloody female capefilm. Widow, Captain Marvel, Spider-Woman, somebody.
So yeah. Still waiting, Marvel.
And it looks pretty pretty, if you’re into that.
SOURCE: ROCK, PAPER, SHOTGUN
And that is definitely pretty pretty. And I am into that.
Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice is pushed forward to March 2016 so it doesn’t get its ass handed to it by Captain America 3
Smart move, honestly. March might not be a typical movie month to snag all those wonderful dollars, but if it’s the only tentpole being released then it might have a good shot at some great revenue.
Of course, y’know it’ll make cash no matter what. Question is whether or not the sequel to The Winter Soldier will make more.
SOURCE: THE STAR WARS UNDERGROUND
So now all those galactic guidebooks you own are even more out-of-date. Literally.
Go look. Thank me later.
SOURCE: VANITY FAIR
Ok, maybe not himself, but still. Doesn’t that give you the feels?
Nice to know wizards care about us Muggles sometimes.