All posts tagged: DC Comics

MidWeek Updates: Calling All Amazon Prime Members…Early Screening of DC’s Aquaman

12.5.18 Yes, you read it right. If you’re an Amazon Prime Member, you can get tickets for an early screening of DC’s upcoming superhero film, Aquaman. December 21 is the release date, you can see the film a week early before that time. Here’s a snippet from an article from The Wrap by Umberto Gonzalez.  Due to popular demand, Amazon has added over 100 additional venues for Prime members to experience its upcoming exclusive early showing of “Aquaman” on Dec. 15, a week before the movie’s wide release. Prime members can purchase up to 10 tickets through Atom Ticketsfor the showing at more than 1,120 Regal, AMC, ArcLight Cinemas and National Amusements theaters.   Isn’t that cool? So click on the link above to get the ticket information you need. This film is getting positive reviews already and that’s a good sign!   Image source: Cleveland.com Advertisements

Creative Close-Up: The Future of the DC Extended Universe

10.30.18 The folks at Warner Bros. and DC have decided to push back the release date of WW84, the upcoming sequel to 2017’s success Wonder Woman. Now they are pushing back production and filming of The Flash standalone film and that won’t be released till 2021! What is WB/DC doing?  I wasn’t too happy with the change of WW84, but I can understand why they’re pushing the release date. The first Wonder Woman film was released in June and did fantastic at the box office. The release date has been pushed back three times. Previously the date was set for December 13, 2019, then November 1, 2019, but now the official date is June 5, 2020. The magic month of June gave them box office success the first time, why not try it again? Not only that but if the date was November 2019, the Amazon Princess would be in competition with the new Terminator film, then Charlie’s Angels (why!?)…I can only see WW84 in competition with Terminator, not really. This was a financial business …

Weeknd Scene: Super Digital

February 3 / 18 Hello everyone! Short, but simple post. I mentioned that two films are coming to digital this month, right? Something to do with a dude with a hammer and a group of superheroes creating a team? One Marvel, the other DC…Thor: Ragnarok and Justice League are coming to digital.   THOR: RAGNAROK / February 20 DVD/Blu-Ray: March 6             JUSTICE LEAGUE / February 13  DVD/Blu-Ray: March 13     Both will be available on iTunes and VUDU. As of right now, you can pre-order one or both films. That was short but simple and to the point. Enjoy the rest of your weekend, be blessed.     Image source: AppleInsider, The HD Room, Cosmic Book News, Batman-News.com, & Geeks of Color

Creative Close-Up: DC Extended Universe is Not Dead

January 29 / 18 Question…Is the DC Extended Universe Dead? For some or most people yes, but for those like me, no. Not even. We eagerly waited for Justice League to hit theaters. We were giving the latest superhero film high hopes, but alas, that wasn’t’ the case. I for one like the film. Don’t get me wrong, it had its share of great and funny moments. There were some scenes that we saw in the trailers didn’t make it to the film. Let’s not forget about Henry Cavill‘s CGI disastrous upper lip. My only complaint is how rushed the film was. Zack Snyder had to leave due to a personal tragedy, so Joss Wheadon finished where Snyder left off. Wheadon wrote the screenplay (along with Chris Terrio) for the film. With both director’s visions put together, what we got was a mess.     Justice League grossed $655 million worldwide, while domestically the total was $227 million. These figures are low. I would’ve expected more from both markets, but again, that’s not the case. According …

Best of 2017: Film

December 23 / 17 Hello! Best of 2017 has come to a close and what better way to close it with the Best of Film. 2017 gave us what we needed in this department. The big blockbusters and the small indie hits. Here is the top ten…     Wonder Woman     Star Wars: The Last Jedi (Don’t want to ruin it for those who haven’t seen it, including me!)       Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2       Thor: Ragnarok       Kong: Skull Island       It       Annabell: Creation       Wind River       Justice League       Murder on the Orient Express   Spiderman: Homecoming and Alien Covenant are not on the list, but both these films did well for this year. Can’t wait to see what 2018 will bring.     Image source: Cinema Blend & Variety    

Creative Close-Up: Why I Love DC & Marvel….

November 30 / 17 With the third installment of Thor: Ragnarok and Justice League, Marvel, and DC are busy whipping up superhero films left and right….well, Marvel is. DC is just catching up. You have people who love DC, like Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman and then there are those who love Marvel, such as Captain America, Iron Man, Spiderman, and the Hulk. Me? I simply love both Marvel and DC. Yeah, I said it. Why? Well…. Both Have Created Complex Heroes DC has their god-like superheroes with their fair share of problems. Let’s look at Superman. For at least the past several decades this Kryptonian has become the fixture your typical boy scout hero, with the power to destroy Earth, but he chooses to not to. Even though he’s forbidden to get involved with Earth’s affairs, he chooses to do the opposite. He wants to be the solution instead of the problem. While people embraced him, some have not. Even though he has his adoptive mother, Martha Kent and the love of his life, Lois Lane, …

Weekend Scene: DC Writers Workshop 2017

August 19 / 17 Found something for those who are diehard DC Comic people and who love to write…. Credit source: DC DC is ushering in a new class of up-and-coming comic talent with the launch of the 2017 Writers Workshop program, led once again by bestselling writer Scott Snyder. The DC Talent Development team fielded more than a thousand entries again this year, selecting the best of the best among aspiring writers. Members of the class of 2017 participating in the 13-week program include Sanya Anwar (1001), Ryan Cady (BIG MOOSE), Joey Esposito (PAWN SHOP, CAPTAIN ULTIMATE), Robert Jeffrey (ROUTE 3, RADIO FREE AMERIKA), Phillip Kennedy Johnson (LAST SONS OF AMERICA, WARLORDS OF APPALACHIA), and Magdalene Visaggio (KIM & KIM, QUANTUM TEENS ARE GO). “We are entering the third year of this program and I’m proud to say this year’s class is another group of top notch, aspiring talent,” stated DC’s Vice President and Executive Editor of Young Reader and Talent Development, Bobbie Chase. “It’s heartening to see past Workshop participants receive regular work …

Film Review: Wonder Woman

June 5 / 17 Wonder Woman…..The amazing Amazon’s story is finally on the big screen and it was good….We follow Diana’s journey from her island home Themyscira, where her mother Hippolyta (Connie Nielson) is queen. For those of you who are true Wonder Woman fans, you know how this island paradise came to be. The Amazons were created by the gods of Mount Olympus to protect mankind from Ares, God of War. Diana wants to fight and be a great warrior, but her mother is against it, thinking that Ares is long dead and won’t return. Her aunt, General Antiope (Robin Wright) thinks the opposite and believes that her niece needs the training. By the time she’s a fully grown woman, Diana is already a warrior. Things get interesting when a plane crash-lands near the island. Diana saves the pilot, Steve Trevor (Chris Pine) from the wreckage, but is followed by the Germans. Diana is clearly willing to fight Trevor’s war, World War I that is, thinking it’s the Amazon’s responsibility to fight. She goes with Trevor …