It was reported today that Wonder Woman director Patty Jenkins has not yet signed on for the film’s sequel. I would expect that this will change soon and also come with a hefty pay raise following the film’s opening weekend. Wonder Woman is expected to smash Tom Cruise’s The Mummy at the box office this weekend. With actress Gal Gadot playing one of the DC trinity, she has options in her contract for appearing in…"Wonder Woman director Patty Jenkins not signed for sequel"
Dan Aykroyd broke the news on Sunday morning that there will not be a sequel to the Ghostbusters reboot. Aykroyd made the announcement during an appearance on Sunday Brunch on Britain’s Channel 4. Aykroyd was careful not to mention director Paul Feig’s name. “The director, he spent too much on it and he didn’t shoot scenes we suggested to him, Aykroyd said. “Several scenes that were going to be needed, he said, ‘No, we don’t…"Ghostbusters: No Reboot Sequel per Dan Aykroyd, Paul Feig blasted"
An article on ComicBook.com drew a lot of outrage this week when the author suggested that Israeli actress Gal Gadot, who stars as Wonder Woman/Diana Prince, is a person of color. It led to journalist S.I. Rosenbaum writing an epic thread on Twitter about Jewish identity, Ashkenazi/Sephardim, and whiteness. I’d encourage you to read this thread rather than the ComicBook.com article. The line that has been drawing all the outrage is as follows: It might…"Wonder Woman: Gal Gadot is NOT a Person of Color"
With Netflix starting to pursue original movies and documentaries, could theatrical windows soon be a thing of the past? This was the big discussion that took place during the Cannes Film Festival in May given a few Netflix films being exhibited. Netflix CEO Reed Hastings made some interesting comments during Cannes about how there will come a time when the theatrical window won’t even be a thing any more. Both Okja and The Meyerowitz Stories…"Netflix CEO Reed Hastings wants Theatrical Windows to be A Thing of The Past"
Memorial Day used to mark the kick-off of the summer movie box office season but that changed the minute that Sony dated Spider-Man for release at the start of May 2002. Many films released this past month have opened below studio expectations. Are audiences tired of these tentpoles or are movies thought to be critic-proof no longer critic-proof? Before I started writing reviews regularly, I would turn to the likes of Roger Ebert for my…"Summer Box Office: Is Tentpole Fatigue in Play?"
Wonder Woman is the next movie to be released in the DC Cinematic Universe. Between Marvel and DC, it’s the first comic book movie to be released with a female lead. Unfortunately, that doesn’t say much because I don’t have high hopes for it’s success. Critically speaking, DC hasn’t done well of late with the exception of the Dark Knight trilogy starring Christian Bale. We could nick and pick all we want about what’s happened…"I Have Low Expectations for Wonder Woman"
After an initial R rating for 3 Generations, a successful lobby campaign by The Weinstein Company and GLAAD as led to a change from an R rating into a PG-13 rating. This is so important because transgender youth need to be able to see the movie without having to go with their parents. I mean, their parents are more than welcome to go but I’d hate to be prevented from seeing a movie because of…"Transgender drama 3 Generations gets new PG-13 rating after outrage"
Jeff Goldblum is returning to the Jurassic Park franchise and will reprise his role of Dr. Ian Malcolm in the follow-up to Jurassic World. Goldblum starred in both Jurassic Park and The Lost World, having taken on a larger role in the sequel. He was nowhere to be seen in the third film, Jurassic Park III, which saw the return of Sam Neill and Laura Dern in their roles as paleontologist Dr. Alan Grant and…"Jeff Goldblum signs up for Jurassic World 2"
As Star Wars fans wait as patiently as possible for Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Walt Disney Company CEO Bob Iger addressed the future of the space opera saga while speaking at Shutters on the Beach in Santa Monica. “When we bought Lucasfilm, we were going to make three films — Episodes VII, VIII and IX,” the Disney CEO said. “We had to deal with tragedy at the end of 2016. Carrie appears throughout VIII.…"Star Wars: Disney’s Bob Iger plans for Star Wars into 2030"
Moonlight became the first LGBTQ movie to take home Best Picture at the 89th Academy Awards ceremony. Despite the chaos that ensued towards the end of the ceremony, this was a major win for LGBTQ Americans and filmmakers. It came just a few days before I marked 10 months of hormone replacement therapy. Just about every pundit predicted that La La Land would take home the Oscar for Best Picture. Myself included. I don’t consider…"What Moonlight’s Best Picture Win Means To Me as a Transgender Woman"