In Sheer Scope, Avengers: Infinity War Is an Unreplicable Success

There will never be another movie like Avengers: Infinity War. Not because it’s a feat of filmmaking (though it is impressive), but because no other studio may ever have the patience to spend 10 years and billions of dollars building up to one release. Given Hollywood's instant-gratification calculus, it's likely that no other studio—and perhaps […]

There’s a hidden ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ Easter Egg in ‘God of War’ omg

Too many wars, not enough godsImage: marvel studios, sony santa monica The Avengers: Infinity War Easter eggs just keep coming, and this one is by far the best. Because it lets you actually wield Thanos’ Infinity Gauntlet and — spoiler alert — it’s rad as hell. The twist here though is that we have Sony […]

Why does the NBA’s Robin Lopez keep fighting with team mascots?

(CNN)It’s called basketball, not pro wrestling. Right? Lopez by the way has a twin. NBA center Brooke Lopez of the Brooklyn Nets also acts out his need to mess with mascots. But Robin Lopez — who grew up in California — has a lighter side too. In an interview with Oregon’s Willamette Week, he talked […]

#Comicsgate: How an Anti-Diversity Harassment Campaign in Comics Got Ugly and Profitable

In some ways, it began with the milkshakes. In July of 2017, five days after the death of groundbreaking comics publisher Flo Steinberg, a group of Marvel Comics female staff went out for milkshakes to celebrate her legacy. One of them, Heather Antosat the time an assistant editor at the company working on The Unbelievable […]

5 Characters With Stupid Origin Stories Nobody Talks About

Not every character needs a gritty origin story. Han Solo is a roguish smuggler, and learning that he started skirting the law by stealing space drugs to save his space mom from space cancer isn’t going to teach us anything new about him. Most movies know this, and thus provide the bare minimum of exposition […]

Here are the mutants in Deadpool 2’s superhero team X-Force

Image: 20th Century Fox Deadpool is back! With the first official Deadpool 2 trailer, Marvel has reunited us with our favorite irreverent, wisecracking mercenary. SEE ALSO: The ‘Deadpool 2’ trailer is bloody, explicit, and meta as f*ck The second movie tasks Deadpool with protecting a young boy (Julian Dennison) from Cable (Josh Brolin), a mutant […]

How Fast Can a Tiny Van Go in Ant-Man and the Wasp?

Instead of just showing the rolling thing, I am going to analyze this. If I use Tracker Video Analysis, I can find both the angular position (how much it has rotated) and the horizontal position. Here is a plot of position vs. angle. Oh, it's important to notice that the spool rolls without slipping. But […]

Black Panther Slays Hollywood Bias With Broad Ticket Appeal

If “Wonder Woman” proved filmgoers of all ages and genders would go see a female superhero flick, Marvel’s “Black Panther” is poised to do the same with an African-American protagonist in a supersuit. The film could generate about $205 million in its debut over the extended President’s Day weekend in the U.S., according to Box […]

Angela Bassett Teases Possible Plot For ‘Black Panther’ Sequel

Wakandan Queen Mother Angela Bassett may have some some tea to spill about the plot of a “Black Panther” sequel. “I didn’t die,” she said between laughs. “The queen lives.” “We have no more herb left,” she said. “Shuri will figure it out. My daughter will figure it out.” The theory is a popular one. The […]