Sorry Marty, but Captain America is daring, serious art | Helen OHara

Marvels blockbusters have been condemned by Scorsese and Coppola, but they can be just as complex as any arthouse creation Marvel movies are not just cinema; theyre good cinema. At the end of Marvel Studios 2018 hit Black Panther, there is a moment that unfailingly reduces audiences to a stunned silence. The films villain, Erik […]

He is a psychopath: has the 2019 Joker gone too far?

Todd Phillipss take has been mired in controversy, but its not the first time the character has reflected society Is it just me or is it getting crazier out there? 2019s Joker while set to be a triumph, critically and commercially has raised concerns over its narrative. An early, leaked version of the script, plus […]

Unraveling All the Controversy Surrounding Joker

Note: The following article contains spoilers for the plot of Joker. Joker is a fine movieneither terrible nor great, though graced with a showstopping, occasionally transcendent performance at the center of a thematically muddled story. It envisions an origin for the Joker, Batmans arch-nemesis, itself a creatively risky endeavor. The menace of the Joker, at […]

‘Star Wars Resistance’ executive producers confirm the show’s gay couple

Star Warseludeduntil nowStar Wars ResistanceStar WarsThe Force AwakensThe Last JediStar WarsCoffee With Kenobi At the beginning of the interview, s Drew Taylor asked about the relationship status of Orka (Bobby Moynihan) and Flix (Jim Rash), the owners of the Colossus Office of Acquisitions who are also something of comic reliefs on . Theyre absolutely a […]

‘Joker’ Sends In The Clown But Doesnt Know What To Say About Him

But then a friend gives him a gun — it’s Gotham City (aka New York City) in 1981, when crime and chaos are relentless; gotta protect yourself out there — and suddenly Arthur springs to life in a way he hasn’t before. His ensuing transgressions make the evening news, and Arthur feels seen. He rebrands […]

WIRED Staff 09.16.2019 09:00 AM Facebook Email HBO's Watchmen could be the superhero show we need right now.Photograph: Mark Hill/HBO Twitter Fall television isn't what it used to be. In the olden days, couch potatoes would eagerly await the autumn because it meant tons of new shows hitting the airwaves, along with the return of […]

Mythic Markets just raised $2 million in seed to build a fractional ownership market for rare collectibles

Mythic Markets, a young, San Francisco-based fractional investing platform for fans, has raised $2 million in seed funding led by Slow Ventures, with participation from Third Kind Venture Capital, Global Founders Capital and others. The company is being led by co-founder and CEO Joseph Mahavuthivanij, who previously spent a couple of years as an associate […]

Amazon’s The Boys Tests the Limits of Superhero Fatigue

Less than a week ago, 33 people posed for a photo at Marvel Studios' Comic-Con panel, most of them actors who would be appearing in the studio's upcoming film and television projects. While some were veterans, many were newcomers to Marvel's ever-broadening paracosm—a narrative web that already crammed more than 60 heroes into May's Avengers: […]

These powerhouse Marvel heroes pack serious punch

We live in the era of the superhero. OK, maybe notreal superheroes. Thor and Captain America are not actually wandering the streets in their brightly colored outfits, but interest in these costumed defendersparticularly Marvel heroeshas reached an all-time high. As superhero films continue to dominate the box office, they invite more people into their fandoms […]

‘The Boys’ sucker-punches the superhero genre

If superheroes are going to dominate the monoculture, then we at least deserve satire thats as creative and interesting as . The new Amazon Prime series is the result of a partnership between comedy veterans Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg and creator Eric Kripke. The combination of Rogen and Goldbergs comedic chops and Kripkes genre […]