Ant-Mans Agent Woo: do superhero films have a sidekick race problem?

Funny? Puny? Person of colour? Hollywoods problematic stereotype is seen in Ant-Man and the Wasp, Deadpool 2 and more As the comic-book movie machine churns on, spinning myriad variations on a limited set of themes, similarities are bound to emerge. Watching the new Ant-Man and the Wasp brought home a fresh one to me: the […]

Steve Ditko, Spider-Man co-creator, dies at age 90

Video Your friendly neighborhood ‘Spider-man’ is back! Michael Tammero goes in the Foxlight with the cast of ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ NEW YORK –  Steve Ditko, the Marvel Comics artist who gave the world the woven webs and soaring red-and-blue shape of Spider-Man and the other-worldly shimmer of Doctor Strange, has died, authorities said Friday. He was […]

We took a famous ‘Fast and Furious’ scene and ruined it with mouth sounds

Image: marvel studios / screen capture by mashable “I am Iron Man.” Robert Downey Jr.-as-Tony Stark utters that short sentence in the waning moments of 2008’s Iron Man, the movie that kicked off the Marvel Cinematic Universe. In the fictional moment, Stark opted to cast aside prepared remarks that would have kept his secret identity […]

The first ‘Stranger Things’ comic series launches this fall

Image: netflix The town of Hawkins, Indiana will be explored in a whole new medium starting this fall: comic books.  A new line of comic book series based on Netflix’s Stranger Things is kicking off in September through Dark Horse Comics, Entertainment Weekly reported Monday. The first series will focus on the character Will Byers […]

Gaspar No: ‘Six people walked out of Climax? No! I usually have 25%’

The directors violent, sexually charged films repel as many viewers as they entrance but at Cannes, almost everyone loved his latest, LSD-soaked dance drama Climax. So where did he go wrong? The Cannes equivalent of a Sunday service is the 8.30am screening of Gaspar Nos Climax, in a basement cinema beside the casino. Once inside, […]

A queer, diverse Nancy Drew: is this how to keep children’s classics alive?

The girl detective and Little Women are both being updated to include LGBTQ and multiethnic characters to cater for a new generation of readers but this doesnt always work When the news broke that Nancy Drew, that plucky, Titian-haired girl detective with her handsome boyfriend and supportive girl gang, pulled from sale because everyone wanted […]

‘The Walking Dead’ star Andrew Lincoln reportedly will exit during Season 9

Image: Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic The Walking Dead started with Rick Grimes story, but it may not be ending there. Andrew Lincoln, whose character plays a central role even within the show’s ensemble cast, will reportedly end his time on the AMC series during Season 9, according to Collider. It’s not clear exactly how he’ll exit the […]

‘Deadpool 2’ gleefully revels in R-rated mayhem

(CNN)Gleefully trying to outdo the original, “Deadpool 2” serves up a veritable smorgasbord of pop-culture and comic-book references, from James Bond to X-Men. There’s a hit-miss quality to that, but enough of them connect to ensure that this proudly R-rated action vehicle won’t leave many of the fans who helped will it into existence feeling […]