There are many things in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice that will instil a deep sense of disappointment. By far the most egregious thing is the piss poor representation of women in this film.
Yes, they’ve done it. After all the interminable hours of filming, the painstaking special effects and post-production work, the waves of advertisements, the man-hours spent marketing and doing press junkets, the rolling thunder of pre-release hype and anticipation, it is here: A film that makes you feel immensely sorry for Ben Affleck. Or, as it’s more commonly known: Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. We made it.
What do you get when J.J. Abrams produces a film in the Cloverfield universe, sets it in a bunker, and lets loose just a small cast that includes John Goodman and Mary Elizabeth Winstead? You get 10 Cloverfield Lane.
There are a few questions still to be answered at Blue Jays camp in Dunedin. The biggest of these — the lodestone, if you will — is just who will slot in as the fifth starter to begin the 2016 campaign.
Pitting the Avengers against each other on two sides (one supporting government regulation of superhero activity and the other opposing it), Civil War looks every bit as big as an ensemble Avengers film. It’s certainly poised to begin a new chapter of Marvel cinema, introducing new characters and establishing a plot line that isn’t just about our favorite heroes taking on a new villain together. All that said, however, there’s still a great deal we don’t know about this film. But here’s a bit of what we hope to see.
For any team loaded with superstar talent, the glue that holds that talent together is key. Just ask Mike Trout and Bryce Harper; you can’t do it all yourself. For this Toronto team, a lot of that glue lies smack up in the middle of the defense. Can these players again be as effective as Toronto needs them to be, and help this club push itself over the top?
This lesson in what makes The Beatles’ White Album great helps inform a critical look at The Life of Pablo, the most recent outing by Kanye West. The two albums are not unfamiliar. Think about their contentious releases, their vexing run times. Think about the music itself. We see history repeat itself, an artist’s reality affecting the product they create.
You’re not supposed to think these girls are sexy, even as the camera frolics with them playing on the beach, or tumbles together in their shared bedrooms. This is the insular world of Deniz Gamize Erguven’s debut feature, Mustang. And while it is fortunate, the sisters have each other. Unfortunately, they also have everyone else around.
Earlier this week, Stephen King confirmed a massive piece of news for his Cujo-esque fanbase: Idris Elba and Matthew McConaughey have officially signed on in the starring roles for the first ever film adaptation of King’s epic The Dark Tower series.
With spring training under way, there are still lots of roster questions about the Toronto Blue Jays. Let’s have a look at the pitchers at camp and decide: Who’s making the bullpen?