Valerie ComplexMilitary Veteran turned writer/journalist. I care about equality across all forms of media.
Disney Studios has been on a winning streak for a good part of 2016. Box Office Mojo has tallied up the earnings and the animated hit film Zootopia released in February 2016, managed to top $1 billion worldwide and is still raking in millions after almost five months in theaters. Then Disney released the motion… Continue reading Disney Continues Their Winning Streak With New Film ‘Finding Dory’
Nicolas Winding Refn’s new film The Neon Demon takes a deep look at the price of narcissism and beauty set against the Los Angeles fashion industry where beauty is everything. Watching The Neon Demon is like putting a puzzle together. The clues are there, but what do they mean? Where do they belong? To truly… Continue reading What Do Critics Think of Nicolas Winding Refn’s New Film The ‘Neon Demon?’
What does it take to consider a movie a financial flop? Well, according to Wise Geek, there are a few things you need to consider. A film that only makes back its budget is simply not enough. A film has to make at least 2.5 times its budget to be considered successful. Remember, just because… Continue reading What Are The Biggest Box Office Bombs Of 2016 So Far? Check Them Out Here!
It’s that time of year again. San Diego Comic-Con is right around the corner, and, of course, there is a last-minute dash to secure transportation and lodging. But, why not travel to San Diego in style? As part of an annual trek from Los Angeles to San Diego to celebrate this iconic event, Angry Goat… Continue reading Tickets Go On Sale For The Cosplay Train Express From Los Angeles to San Diego Comic-Con
In 2015, the level of anticipation for the 2016 film slate was at an all time high. Now that we’re living in 2016, films have been bombing, and getting critically panned left and right. It seems moviegoers are less-than-impressed with the quality of films releasing as of late. But, the big question is, what is… Continue reading Big Budget Films That Have Been Critically Panned So Far This Year
Muhammad Ali was admitted to a Phoenix area hospital in June, 2016, being initially admitted for respiratory issues. Us Weekly Magazine reports Ali, unfortunately, died shortly after admittance from septic shock. He had been living with Parkinson’s disease for three decades and died at the age of 74. Muhammad Ali was not just the world’s… Continue reading Remembering Muhammad Ali And Some Of His Most Important Accomplishments
Without question, Suicide Squad is one of the most anticipated films to release this summer. Warner Brothers and DC Entertainment have a lot riding on this movie, especially after the critical failure of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. According to Screen Rant, rumor has it there is already talks of a sequel to come… Continue reading ‘Suicide Squad’ Main Villain: Director David Ayer Drops A Big Hint
This summer will mark the release of the new Warner Bros. film, The Legend of Tarzan, which stars Alexander Skarsgård as Tarzan and Margo Robbie as Jane. Business Wire reports that while on location in Africa, the Tarzan production has teamed up with a very special ally to bring awareness to an alarming trend plaguing… Continue reading ‘The Legend Of Tarzan’ Raises Awareness About Elephant Poaching In Gabon
Since Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice didn’t bring in $1 billion like Warner Brothers had hoped, all eyes are on the Suicide Squad to hold down the DC fort. The trailers have garnered massive buzz as the Suicide Squad marketing campaign seems to be a hit with movie audiences. There have been secret screenings… Continue reading Are Early ‘Suicide Squad’ Audience Reactions Split Down The Middle?
With eight X-Men movies and 16 years under his belt, Hugh Jackman will be back for one last run as Wolverine in his next film, rumored to be based off the Old Man Logan story written by Mark Millar. One of the challenges of Old Man Logan will be casting. In the comics, character’s such… Continue reading Could ‘Wolverine 3’ Villain Be Russian Mutant Omega Red?
Are you familiar with Phillip K. Dick’s short science-fiction story Minority Report? If not, you should be. No one could have predicted the 1956 story would mean so much 60 years later. In Minority Report, lawmakers utilize a technology used to catch criminals before they commit violent crimes. Northpointe is a precrime algorithm that is… Continue reading ‘Minority Report’ Precrime Program ‘Northpointe’ Flawed by Racial Bias
Hit tv show Outlander has its next seasons lined up as the network just ordered Book Three and Book Four for this original Starz show. This series is an adaptation of the famed Outlander novel series by author Diana Gabaldon. There are eight books in this series. Starz is following cannon as they use each… Continue reading ‘Outlander’ Book Three & Book Four Ordered For STARZ Series
Wakandan King, multi-billionaire, and crime fighter, T’Challa a.k.a. Black Panther is the fan favorite from Marvel’s Captain America: Civil War. It’s the first time the character is featured on-screen, and a solo film is slated for release in 2018. Another first for Black Panther is a rise in comic sales. According to Comicbook Resources, the… Continue reading Michael B. Jordan In ‘Black Panther’ Film: Which Villain Will He Portray?
If you could predict the future, how would you help change it? Well, your body may aid you in predicting the future, even if it’s only a couple of seconds. This all may sound familiar to you, especially if you’ve read the short story Minority Report, by Philip K. Dick. Minority Report is a science… Continue reading Philip K. Dick’s ‘Minority Report’ Predicted Precognition In The Human Body
Stephen King’s The Dark Tower series has been beloved by fans who enjoy King’s fantastical stories. The three-part film series will be directed by Nikolaj Arcel, with the screenplay being written by Avika Goldsman, Anders Thomas Jensen, and Jeff Pinkner. They have a lot of material to work with here, over 4,000 pages from the… Continue reading What You Need To Know About Stephen King And ‘The Dark Tower’ Film
At the beginning of May, GLAAD revealed that no films released by Disney last year featured LGBTQ characters. According to Cinemablend, fans have been vocal about changing this and started an online petition in hopes Disney will agree to give Ice Queen Elsa, from the blockbuster hit Frozen, a girlfriend in the film’s sequel. It… Continue reading Should Elsa Have A Girlfriend in ‘Frozen 2’? Conservatives Say No
Third time’s a dud in the extravagant mess that is X-Men: Apocalypse. It seems the number three is bad luck in this franchise because this is X-Men: Last Stand all over again. It’s a shame really because things started off with such promise with X-Men: First Class, but hubris (on behalf of director Bryan Singer… Continue reading ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’: A Disastrous Send Off For Bryan Singer
In 2006, fans witnessed actor Daniel Craig bring James Bond back to life. Craig is the sixth actor to grace the screen as Britan’s beloved spy, 007. Ten years later, Craig has turned in four successful performances as the title character, but the Daily Mail reports that Craig is done with the franchise. Director Sam… Continue reading Daniel Craig Is Out As James Bond — Which Actor Is The Best Replacement?
The Hollywood Reporter broke the news that Zack Snyder is no longer the frontman for DC films. Geoff Johns will join Jon Berg in co-running the DC Cinematic Universe at Warner Bros from now on. This is the first in a long list of changes taking place at the studio in order to provide structure… Continue reading Zack Snyder Out, Geoff Johns In As Head Of DC Cinematic Universe
Captain America: Civil War arrives in theaters on May 6, 2016, and so far critics are loving it. Coming on the heels of the critically panned Batman v Superman, it’s difficult not to compare two of the year’s biggest films. Its important to look at this aspect because as much as studio executives hate to… Continue reading ‘Captain America: Civil War’ Vs. ‘Batman V Superman’
Comedy duo Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele’s (Key & Peele) and their first motion picture, Keanu, released today in theaters nationwide. Keanu is an action comedy film about two friends who hatch a plan to rescue a kitten from a dangerous gangster. In order to get the cat back, they have to go through a… Continue reading Comedians Key & Peele Talk About Their New Film ‘Keanu’
On April 23, 2016, social media was set ablaze with chatter about R&B icon Beyoncé and her new visual album, Lemonade. The album premiered on the HBO cable network. HBO allowed fans access to the channel for the weekend just to see the hour-long music series. Beyoncé sought to make Lemonade interlock with the music… Continue reading Beyoncé’s ‘Lemonade’ Beyhive Come For Rachel Roy, Rita Ora, And Rachael Ray?
The passing of Prince Rogers Nelson has left a large gap in the music world. He will be remembered by his fans for his creativity, talent, and music. Prince is universally loved by millions of fans across racial, religious, and gender barriers. Over his 40-year career, Prince has written hundreds of songs, many having not… Continue reading Songs You Didn’t Know Prince Wrote For Other Musicians
According to E! Online, at the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival, a bold fan dared to ask the director of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, J.J. Abrams, about Rey’s parents. Abrams responded by stating that Rey’s parents are not in Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Of course, the director couldn’t divulge who Rey’s parents are, but… Continue reading ‘Star Wars Episode VIII’: Is Rey A Reincarnation Of This Former Sith Lord?
Despite what the trailer leads you to believe, The Huntsman: Winter’s War is not just a prequel. It’s a prequel and a sequel as the film takes place before and after its predecessor, Snow White, and the Huntsman (2012). The evil Ice Queen Freya (Emily Blunt), sister to the wicked Queen Raveena (Charlize Theron), has… Continue reading ‘The Huntsman: Winter’s War’ Is A Waste of A-List Talent
This season, former show favorites are not returning to Television. Some have been canceled while others are discontinuing syndication because they have reached the end of the show’s contract. From basic television to cable tv, lots of channels have taken the cancellation hit. Several websites including Popsugar, Metacritic, Collider, Cinemablend, and IMDB, have kept in… Continue reading Here Are The TV Show Cancellations In 2016 So Far
The Jungle Book has been done several times before. The animated version of the Jungle Book was released in 1967, and a live-action version of the Jungle Book was released in 1994. What makes Jungle Book 2016 so special is the addition of seamless special effects that make the audience feel immersed in the film… Continue reading ‘The Jungle Book’: A Charming Revision Of A Disney Classic
Actress Tessa Thompson (Dear White People and Creed) has been at the center of rumors as of late. Deadline announced earlier this week that actress Natalie Portman will not be returning to the Thor franchise, but Tessa Thompson will be a new addition to the cast of Thor: Ragnarok. Thompson is listed as a “love… Continue reading Has Marvel Found Their Valkyrie In Actress Tessa Thompson?
Last week, Death.Birth.Movies reported that the DC comics/Warner Bros. film, Suicide Squad, was scheduled to have reshoots in order to make the film a bit more humorous. Apparently, this rumor was formed due to Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice being considered “too dark” by critics. It was assumed that Warner Bros. didn’t want to… Continue reading Debunked: Jai Courtney Explains Real Reason For ‘Suicide Squad’ Reshoots
Warner Bros. is one of the oldest movie studios around. It makes sense that they create and release the most original content in the business. They pride themselves on giving new films a chance and hoping for success. Forbes reports that last year, Warner Bros. released 21 films but didn’t see a full return on… Continue reading Warner Bros. Disappointed In ‘Batman v Superman’, Possible Changes To Come
Imagine if the movie Crank were a video game with the point of view gameplay of Doom. Insert the narrative of the film Universal Soldier, add a protagonist akin to Jesse Eisenberg’s Lex Luthor in Batman v Superman, and then give him the power of the Jedi force — this is what you can expect… Continue reading ‘Hardcore Henry’: An Action Movie Disasterpiece
When fan petitions arise, it begs the question: does Hollywood read these petitions? Do they care what fans think? And is there another way to get Hollywood’s attention besides creating a petition? Batman v Superman is the breakout hit film of March 2016. Forbes reports that during the first weekend of release, the film brought… Continue reading Fan Petitions: Does Hollywood Really Care What Fans Think?
Recent rumors about the Suicide Squad film reshoots have spread very fast. The news broke via Birth.Death.Movies. Site contributor Devin Faraci claims to have spoken to a source who told him millions of dollars of reshoots will happen on the set of the Suicide Squad to add more jokes to the film. “I have since… Continue reading Are ‘Suicide Squad’ Reshoots A Result Of ‘Batman V Superman’ Criticism?
On March 29, 2016, Twentieth Century Fox studios announced they will celebrate the Alien franchise in a major way on April 26, 2016. Fox will be holding a special 24-hour social media and screening event for the Alien film anthology calling it Alien Day. In the Tech Times, Jeffrey Godsick, President of Fox consumer products,… Continue reading The Ultimate Guide To ‘Alien Day’ Activities On April 26
Wynonna Earp is the new Syfy channel action-adventure show set to premiere on April 1, 2016. The show goes all in by offering a good balance of action, comedy, and horror. Between episode 1 and episode 2, it’s non-stop action in a world where nothing is predictable, and no one is perfect. Wynonna Earp is… Continue reading Wynonna Earp: Life, Death, And The Way Of The Gun
Pluto, the dwarf planet named after the Roman god of the underworld, is the furthest from the Sun and sits at the darkest reaches of the solar system. The dwarf planet has been in the news a lot lately as new information about Pluto has slowly trickled into NASA and its astronomers. With these new… Continue reading Climate Change and Frozen Lakes Reveal Exciting New Facts About Pluto
The Warner Bros. production of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is an exercise in futility. The film presents beautifully striking visuals, with no plot whatsoever. Instead of staying true to the essence of world building, it plays out like a surrealist film. Random scenes of CGI action and melodrama are sewn together incoherently to… Continue reading Batman V Superman: The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly [Movie Review]
Suicide Squad is the new WB/DC anti-hero film. While hype is being built around the release of Batman v Superman next week, the Suicide Squad is building momentum for its release in August 2016. The film has an all-star cast, and via Comicbook.com, director David Ayer assures the Joker (Jared Leto) will blow fans away.… Continue reading New ‘Suicide Squad’ Details Featuring The Joker, Harley Quinn, & Monster T
According to Comicbook.com, box office predictions project Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice pre-ticket sales could top The Hunger Games and set a new box office record for March. The comic book film, Deadpool, debuted at $132 million. In 2015, action film Furious 7 earned a bit more at $147 million, but Batman v Superman… Continue reading ‘Batman V Superman’ Pre-Sale Tickets Predicted To Beat ‘The Dark Knight Rises’
It appears the force is still awakened in Austin, Texas, just in time for SXSW week. Festival attendees were lined up around the block to watch Star Wars: The Force Awakens behind the scenes documentary, Secrets of the Force Awakens: A Cinematic Journey. The film documentary will be available on the Blu-ray DVD in April,… Continue reading ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Documentary Debuts At SXSW
The new film 10 Cloverfield Lane is a film that doesn’t know what it wants to be. Said to exist in the same universe as the 2008 sci-fi alien film Cloverfield, 10 Cloverfield Lane makes you wonder why it exists at all. If you have seen Cloverfield first, you will certainly leave the theater confused… Continue reading Mary Elizabeth Winstead Channels Ellen Ripley In ’10 Cloverfield Lane’
Donald Trump Jr. has no problem associating with white supremacists. Trump appeared on white supremacist radio talk show, The Political Cesspool, hosted by known white supremacist James Edwards. Neo-Nazis, KKK leaders, and Holocaust deniers have been among the many guests on this show. Edwards has no shame admitting his preferential treatment at Donald Trump rallies.… Continue reading Are White Supremacist Broadcasting Live From Donald Trump Rallies?
Stacey Dash is at it again with more insults, this time toward first-time Oscar winner Leonardo DiCaprio. Apparently, Dicaprio and his opinions about climate change and global warming have struck a nerve with Dash. From the official website of the Oscars, Leonardo Dicaprio’s speech has been transcribed, and this is the part of the speech… Continue reading Stacey Dash Slams Leonardo DiCaprio For Climate Change Speech At The Oscars
The Daily News reports Bobbi Kristina Brown will have her autopsy report finally released to the media and the public after an Atlanta judge agreed to release them. Media lawyers fought to have these records released on the grounds that everyone has the right to know how and why Bobbi Kristina slipped into a coma… Continue reading Bobbi Kristina Autopsy Report To Be Released To The Media
Leonardo DiCaprio was announced as Best Actor for his role in The Revanent at the 88th Academy Awards. The debate continues on as to whether or not Leonardo DiCaprio’s win is deserved or just for “pity” for losing so many times. Either way, Leonardo took home Oscar gold, and he should be proud. This is… Continue reading Leonardo DiCaprio Wins Academy Award: Who Should We Root For Next?
The Oscars 2016 are on tonight, and with that, controversy rears its head. When April Reign sat down in her family room watching the Oscars 2015, she created the hashtag #OscarsSoWhite out of frustration with what she was seeing. She didn’t have a game plan to create any change with her Oscar hashtag. After Oscar… Continue reading Could The Oscars 2016 Be The Last ‘White’ Night For The Academy?
Triple 9 takes place on the streets of Atlanta, GA. This crime, cop, heist film is everything and nothing all at the same time. It’s a good-looking film and at times can be visually exhausting, but director John Hillcoat didn’t see it that way. I enjoyed Triple 9 for the most part, but its all-star… Continue reading ‘Triple 9’ Is The Film ‘Sciario’ Should Have Been [Review]
Donald Trump has made many enemies during his life. With his campaign being a complete circus for the 2016 presidential election, he has made even more enemies, but he doesn’t seem to have a problem with it. As his election wins and endorsements grow, so does his list of people whom want nothing to do… Continue reading Who Hates Donald Trump? Jermaine Jackson And These Other Celebs
Air Pollution is all at all time high on the Asian Continent. China has reached record-breaking levels of air pollution that the monitoring equipment can no longer keep track. In worse news, Greenpeace reports that India has levels are 5x worse than China. It appears while China’s pollution problem is slowly improving, India’s is getting… Continue reading Air Pollution: China and India Ranked Among World’s Worst In Air Quality
The Sphinx, the pyramids of Giza, and other mysteries of Egypt have bewildered, enticed, and even confused archaeologist since the 1800s, when scientists really begin to explore Cairo. Even to this day, there are many mysteries waiting to be uncovered. What important information do these discoveries hold for humanity? Fourth Pyramid Discovered In Giza A… Continue reading The Sphinx, The Pyramids, And Unraveling Other Mysteries Of Egypt