superhero movies

I like superhero movies. But I don't care about Infinity War

No movie has ever been more appropriately titled than Avengers: Infinity War. You can’t blame the marketing department for calling the movie “most ambitious crossover event in history,” but the internet was also right to turn it into a punchline. Beyond the endless hype, there...

Tuesday, May 1, 2018 - 9:32am

The 'Spider-Man: Homecoming' bumpers are actually fun!

Much as we applaud the act of watching the end credits of movies — a lot of people worked hard to make them, show them some respect! — we dread Marvel bumpers. These are the scenes that pop up after the movie proper is over, peppered over the end credits. Usually it’s...

Friday, July 7, 2017 - 12:52pm

Michael Keaton in 'Spider-Man' is the rare good superhero movie villain

Let’s jump past the part about how in “Spider-Man: Homecoming,” Michael Keaton finally gets to play a birdman. We won’t even talk about how one of the classic superhero actors is now playing the villain — that is, the metal-winged Vulture, a blue-collar schnook gone...

Thursday, July 6, 2017 - 4:21pm

Marvel shuts down a Spider-Man movie with Venom

For weeks, we’ve been on pins and needles: Are those two crazy kids Spider-Man and Venom getting together or what? For a while there, it seemed like they would. But after some back-and-forth and reams of fanboy splutterings, we have a final verdict: No. Marvel has emphatically said there will...

Friday, June 30, 2017 - 2:09pm

Geek Girl in Hollywood: Spider-Man, Venom and loving shared universes

There have been conflicting reports about whether or not Spider-Man will appear in the upcoming Sony spinoff films.  If you’re not familiar, Sony has the film rights to Spider-Man, though he’s a Marvel comic book character. Marvel and Sony have a deal that allows Spider-Man to be...

Tuesday, June 20, 2017 - 2:31pm

Geek Girl in Hollywood: It's not surprising 'Wonder Woman' is a smash

By now you’ve probably read a zillion articles about "Wonder Woman": think pieces, reviews, box office reports. I have as well. I keep reading them, partially because I’m so thrilled with the success of the film, and partially because it’s amusing that people seem so...

Wednesday, June 7, 2017 - 12:22pm

'Wonder Woman' is a hit! Now let's get a Black Widow movie

Let’s all let out a huge sigh of relief: “Wonder Woman” is a smash. Despite the scuffle over its female-only screenings, it wasn’t taken down by Men’s Rights Activists; it didn’t underperform like last year’s “Ghostbusters.” Monday estimates put...

Monday, June 5, 2017 - 1:29pm

Yes, that's Lucy Davis, aka Dawn from 'The Office,' stealing bits of 'Wonder Woman'

There’s so much you came to see in “Wonder Woman,” which we're relived to say is very good. You came for the latest superhero movie. You came for Gal Gadot kicking ass, sometimes with a glowing lasso. You came for Wonder Woman herself, a comic book icon finally gifted with her...

Friday, June 2, 2017 - 1:59pm

Bros attack 'Wonder Woman' all-female screenings, get owned

Terrible Men’s Rights Activists have been pretty quiet in the lead-up to “Wonder Woman.” It’s been amazing. This hasn’t turned into another “Ghostbusters” redo fiasco (which was also unfair). There’s been no bombing the trailers on YouTube with...

Wednesday, May 31, 2017 - 10:27am

Geek Girl in Hollywood: I cried watching 'Wonder Woman'

By now, you’ve read the reviews of “Wonder Woman.” Even if you haven’t, you’re probably aware that it’s getting great ones. I was lucky enough to see the first press screening and go to the premiere, so I feel like I’ve had my emotional viewing, plus one...

Wednesday, May 31, 2017 - 10:22am

Connie Nielsen on stupid sexists and playing Wonder Woman's mom

When we spoke to actress Connie Nielsen about “Wonder Woman” two weeks ago, the comic book movie was still, almost mysteriously free of controversy. Men’s Right’s Activists hadn’t attacked it. There were no calls for boycotts. It looked (and still looks) like it wouldn...

Tuesday, May 30, 2017 - 3:54pm

'Wonder Woman' is a great example of what superhero movies can be

‘Wonder Woman’ Director: Patty Jenkins Stars: Gal Gadot, Chris Pine Rating: PG-13 3 (out of 5) Globes Women have it rough, and so does “Wonder Woman.” The first female-driven superhero movie of our current superhero movie age arrives lugging an unfair number of...

Tuesday, May 30, 2017 - 12:05am

There's already (probably) going to be a 'Wonder Woman 2'

“Wonder Woman” hasn’t even come out yet, and we don’t yet know if Men’s Rights Activists will throw a hissy-fit and cause it to underperform, as they did with last year’s all-lady “Ghostbusters.” But they’ve been refreshingly quiet about the...

Thursday, May 18, 2017 - 11:26am

'Deadpool 2' has a release date, and we are not excited

One of the most hotly anticipated movies on the planet, “Deadpool 2,” finally has a release date. The sequel to the 2016 renegade comic book picture will now arrive on June 1, 2018. Perhaps you’re stoked, because it’s your favorite movie ever — a refreshingly...

Monday, April 24, 2017 - 2:40pm

When do all the superhero movies come out?

As the old joke goes: Want to make God laugh? Make a plan. The people who create superhero movies never heard that one. The folks at Marvel and DC know they helm the most popular, most profitable movie genre on Earth (for now), and they’re going to keep ’em comin’. And so the...

Thursday, April 13, 2017 - 2:43pm

10 superhero movies they need to make immediately

What if all movies were superhero movies? It might happen one day. Along with animated kiddie films, they’re the only genre that reliably overpowers the box office these days. (Unless they’re the instantly forgotten super-catastrophe that was “Fantastic Four.”) Luckily, we...

Thursday, April 6, 2017 - 6:10pm