Why Ghost in the Shell is More Relevant Than Ever

This article was originally published at ComicBook.Com on March 23, 2017. Masamune Shirow’s Ghost in the Shell is one of the most beloved pieces of modern fiction to originate from Japan. Both as a manga and anime film, the original story and many of its sequels have garnered critical acclaim and commercial success. This speaks […]

What’s Next for the X-Men Franchise

This article was originally published at ComicBook.Com on March 21, 2017. Last week we wrote about how Fox Studios was creating a new model for their superhero franchise, the X-Men. (Sorry, not sorry, Fantastic Four) In the past year Fox has done some pretty impressive work both reinventing one of the oldest sets of superheroes […]

Fox’s New Superhero Franchise Model

This article was originally published at ComicBook.Com on March 17, 2017. In any conversation about the superhero genre in film today one truth must be observed: Marvel Studios is king. Whether you’re looking at recognition, box office, or critical acclaim, no collection of superhero films has been as successful as those created by Marvel Studios […]

The Best Picture Nominees Ranked

This article was originally published at ComicBook.Com on February 25, 2017. It wasn’t easy to catch all of the Oscar nominees for Best Picture before the category expanded beyond just 5 selections in 2009. This year there are a total of 9 movies nominated to win the biggest award in Hollywood, which would be a […]

The 2017 Oscar Shorts Primer

This article was originally published at ComicBook.Com on February 21, 2017. Each year the Oscars host 3 categories for short films, including animated, live action, and documentary. For many viewers none of them ring a bell, although many or all might look interesting. There’s not many places to check out these short films in theaters […]

Why March is the Biggest Month for TV in 2017

This article was originally published at ComicBook.Com on February 9, 2017. The phrases “peak TV” and “golden age of television” have been thrown around for a long time now. It seems like each year the variety and quality of shows available to us, both on networks and through streaming services, couldn’t improve upon their current […]

How The Founder Sets Up a Marvel Comics Movie

This article was originally published at ComicBook.Com on January 28, 2017. The Founder tells the story of Ray Kroc, an American entrepreneur who would not discover the success he dreamed of until his 50s. It was then that he encountered the first McDonald’s, a bustling enterprise in San Bernadino, and worked with the owners to […]

5 Reasons The Lego Batman Movie Could Be The Best Batman Movie

This article was originally published at ComicBook.Com on January 27, 2017. You can debate what the best superhero movie ever is for days. It’s an argument that has only grown as the genre has blown up over the past decade too. We have an entire system dedicated to cataloging scores and statistics here at ComicBook.Com, […]