Tag: HitFix

The Ridiculousness Of ‘IT Chapter Two’ Is Its Soul

Via wp-image-402101499 IT is nonsense, and I mean that, if not in the nicest way possible, then certainly in a relatively nice way. Stephen King had this uncanny ability to serve up an idea that sounded like it came from the most cocaine-addled of movie execs, shambling breathlessly into a conference room with blood-stained kleenex […]

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Jeremy Renner Is Shutting Down His App Because It Was Taken Over By Trolls

Marvel Studios Jeremy Renner used to be the only member of Marvel’s Avengers with an app. That changed Wednesday. Fans of the actor, musician, and noted house flipper — specifically of his social media service entitled Jeremy Renner Official — were shocked when they logged on only to find a despairing message: The app was […]

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Amazon’s Upcoming ‘Lord Of The Rings’ Series Casts A Breakout Star From ‘Midsommar’ And ‘Bandersnatch’

Netflix When it comes to Amazon’s upcoming Lord of the Rings series, a few significant bits of information are known. For starters, there’s the fact that the streamer is spending a massive amount of money on the J. R. R. Tolkein adaptation in the hopes of make the next Game of Thrones-esque fantasy series. There’s […]

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‘The Mandalorian’ Will Dig Into The Mostly Unknown Origins Of The First Order

Lucasfilm With Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker set to wrap up the nine-film series in a neat little bow that will supposedly look nothing like Game of Thrones‘ series finale, all eyes will be focused on the final adventures of Rey, Finn, Poe, Kylo and the gang this Christmas. A month before that, though […]

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‘SNL’ Star Pete Davidson Is Reportedly Joining James Gunn’s ‘The Suicide Squad’ Sequel

NBC It seems that, with each passing week, a slew of new reported casting additions for Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn’s The Suicide Squad makes its way through the machinery. Most recently, it was frequent Gunn collaborators Nathan Fillion and Steve Agee, who were promptly followed by none other than Thor: Ragnarok director […]

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A Catholic School Banned Harry Potter Books While Citing The Risk Of ‘Actual Curses And Spells’

Warner Bros. The Harry Potter series has been deemed a spiritual hazard by a Catholic school in Tennessee, so much so that the books are no longer permitted in the school library. That’s right, students — who almost universally adore these stories — will no longer find these classics on the shelves, at least inside […]

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A ‘The Dark Crystal’ Featurette Shows Viewers How Netflix Brought The World Of Thra To Life

[embedded content] Share This Video Netflix’s The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance began streaming this past weekend (add it to your queue here) and reintroduces viewers to Jim Henson’s breathtaking and frightening world of Thra. The series is ambitious and stunning as a fantasy epic, and Jason Isaacs (who voices the Skeksis Emperor) went into […]

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The Outrage-Filled Reception To Joaquin Phoenix’s ‘Joker’ Has Become The Butt Of Jokes And Memes

The Todd Phillips-directed Joker, starring Joaquin Phoenix and Robert De Niro, premiered at the 76th Annual Venice Film Festival over the weekend, and (spoiler alert) film nerds seem to frigging love it — if the subsequent buzz online has been any indication. The film takes a diversion from your typical comic book fare, as Phoenix […]

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‘Fear The Walking Dead’ Continues To Suffer From Awkward Continuity Problems

AMC With “Ner Tamid,” Fear the Walking Dead continues its unfortunate streak of clumsily-executed fifth-season episodes. There are a whole host of problems with the fifth season of the series, but chief among them may be the series’ inability to ground itself in a time and place, as well as problems with script supervision (a […]

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The Confusing Outcome Of This Week’s ‘Fear The Walking Dead,’ Explained

AMC (WARNING: Massive Fear The Walking Dead spoilers will be found below.) This week’s episode of Fear the Walking Dead introduced yet another new character in Rabbi Jacob, finally gave a featured storyline to Charlie this season, and buttoned the episode — as it did last week — with Logan. The ending of this week’s […]

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The ‘Game Of Thrones’ Showrunners Have Finally Addressed The Infamous Coffee Cup

HBO Months after “The Last of the Starks” aired on HBO, Game of Thrones showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss have finally addressed the gaffe that made the final season’s fourth episode so memorable. We are, of course, referring to the infamous stray coffee cup that was left on a table in front of Emilia […]

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Edgar Wright Offers Fans A First Look At His Upcoming Horror Film ‘Last Night In Soho’

Getty Image It’s been just over two years since Baby Driver drifted into theaters, and with a little over a year to go before Last Night in Soho‘s September 2020 release date, fans of director Edgar Wright will have to wait just a little while longer for his next feature. To quench their thirst, though, […]

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The ‘Joker’ Movie’s World Premiere Generates Plenty Of Positive Buzz (And Worrisome Criticism)

Warner Bros. There’s still a little over a month to go before Joaquin Phoenix and Todd Phillips’ Joker comes crashing into theaters. Even so, the highly anticipated (and R-rated) deep-dive into the origins of one of DC Comics’ most iconic villains had its world premiere at the 76th Annual Venice Film Festival over the weekend. […]

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Joaquin Phoenix Says He Didn’t Channel Any Past Jokers For His Take On The DC Villain

Warner Joaquin Phoenix’s lead turn in Joker, DC’s R-rated standalone spin-off, was bound to earn raves. Not only is he one of his generation’s finest, but the role tends to earn whoever plays it some of the best notices of their career. (Unless they’re Jared Leto.) Jack Nicholson’s Jack Napier stole the 1989 Batman from […]

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Beg All You Want, There’s One Song James Gunn Will Never Include In ‘Guardians Of The Galaxy’

Marvel The soundtracks for Guardians of the Galaxy (Awesome Mix Vol. 1) and Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2 (Awesome Mix Vol. 2) both peaked in the top five of the Billboard 200 and ranked among the 10 best selling albums the years they were released. Rightly so! They are stuffed with jams and/or bangers: […]

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Nathalie Emmanuel Tells Us How ‘The Dark Crystal’ Has Plenty In Common With ‘Game Of Thrones’

Getty Image Nathalie Emmanuel is perhaps best known these days for portraying Missandei on Game of Thrones. As the Khaleesi’s right-hand woman who met a tragic end, Emmanuel’s steely expression while uttering her final cry (“Dracarys”) served as a message of strength and helped fuel the series’ final episodes. Emmanuel is also voicing a key […]

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A ‘Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker’ Star Insists The End Is ‘Less Controversial’ Than ‘Game Of Thrones’

LUCASFILM Among the many, many things that Disney’s D23 expo exposed fans and shareholders to, one of the brightest (or darkest?) hallmarks was the minute’s worth of new footage from Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. Billed as the final film of the original Star Wars saga, the series’ ninth entry is sure to garner […]

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The ‘WandaVision’ Poster Is Just As Weird As Paul Bettany’s Story About Thinking He Was Fired

Getty Image (Warning: MCU spoilers will be found below.) As the six-hour mini-series’ brief panel revealed at Disney’s D23, WandaVision is going to be weird. Among other things, it involves Wanda Maximoff (Elizabeth Olsen) and Vision (Paul Bettany) — whom we all saw die at the end of Avengers: Infinity War, and presumably stay that […]

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A Marvel Comics Editor Shares How He Got His Banned Disneyland Star Wars Coke Bottle Through TSA

Getty Image Star Wars fans can’t contain their excitement this month after the D23 Expo’s unveiling of The Mandalorian trailer for Disney+ and new Rise of Skywalker footage. Their boundless enthusiasm poured over into Walt Disney World’s Galaxy’s Edge opening on Thursday morning, where rides were packed long before sunrise. The attraction’s also big news […]

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‘It’ Director Andy Muschietti Confirms How He’s Switching Gears To Direct DC’s ‘The Flash’

Warner Bros. Last month, a report surfaced claiming that It Chapter Two director Andy Muschietti was next in line to helm the long-gestating The Flash over at Warner Bros. and DC Comics. The Wonder Woman franchise is flourishing in spite of Justice League‘s poor performance. Hell, even Aquaman managed to catch the big bucks during […]

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