Talking Movies: Deadpool

Released: 8 February 2016Director: Tim MillerDistributor: 20th Century FoxBudget: $58 millionStars: Ryan Reynolds, Morena Baccarin, Ed Skrein, T.J. Miller, Gina Carano, Brianna Hildebrand, and Stefan Kapičić/Andre Tricoteux The Plot:After mercenary for hire Wade Wilson (Reynolds) contracts terminal cancer, he turns to Francis Freeman/Ajax (Skrein), who subjects him to round-the-clock torture to activate his latent X-Gene. … Continue reading Talking Movies: Deadpool

Back Issues [Deadpool’s Debut]: The New Mutants #98

Wade W. Wilson (also known as “Deadpool”) was created by Fabian Nicieza and Rob Liefeld and first appeared in The New Mutants #98 in February 1991. Though originally little more than a cold-blooded mercenary, the wise-cracking “Merc With a Mouth” went on to become one of the few comic book characters to be aware that they are comic book … Continue reading Back Issues [Deadpool’s Debut]: The New Mutants #98

What’s on the Box? [Robin Month]: Titans (Season One)

In April of 1940, about a year after the debut of arguably their most popular character, Bruce Wayne/Batman, DC Comics debuted “the sensational find of [that year]”, Dick Grayson/Robin. Since then, Batman’s pixie-boots-wearing partner has changed outfits and a number of different characters have assumed the mantle as the Dynamic Duo of Batman and Robin … Continue reading What’s on the Box? [Robin Month]: Titans (Season One)

10 FTW: Comic Book Crossovers We Need To See

If there’s one thing comic books allow, it’s the grandiose crossover between characters. Ever since Barry Allen met Jay Garrick all the way back in 1961 and introduced the idea of multiple parallel universes, comic book characters have existed in both isolated shared universes and travelled across a near infinite multiverse. However, while it’s relatively … Continue reading 10 FTW: Comic Book Crossovers We Need To See

Talking Movies: Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn)

Released: February 2020Director: Cathy YanDistributor: Warner Bros. PicturesBudget: $82 to 100 millionStars: Margot Robbie, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Jurnee Smollett-Bell, Rosie Perez, Chris Messina, and Ewan McGregor The Plot: After separating from the Joker (Jared Leto), Harley Quinn (Robbie) struggles to carve her own legacy in Gotham City. When she incurs the wrath of the sadistic … Continue reading Talking Movies: Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn)

Talking Movies: Shazam!

Released: April 2019Director: David F. SandbergDistributor: Warner BrothersBudget: $80 to 100 millionStars: Zachary Levi, Mark Strong, Asher Angel, and Jack Dylan Grazer Plot:Bill Batson (Angel), an abandoned boy searching for his missing mother, is suddenly bestowed with magical superpowers, transforming him into an adult superhero (Levi) with the mindset of a teenager. When Dr. Thaddeus … Continue reading Talking Movies: Shazam!