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The Comic Book Movie Minute - Thor Ragnarok, Batman director and Mel Gibson Greetings to all you marvelous super people out there in the extended universe! Welcome to The Comic Book Movie Minute! In this weekly video series, we round up all the important comic book movie related news from the previous week to get you caught up on everything happening in the world of movies based on comic books through February 20th, 2017. We finally got a glimpse of THOR: RAGNAROK and director Taika Waititi... Read More...

After years of hype, Legendary’s would-be China-U.S. crossover epic “The Great Wall” crumbled at the box office, earning just $18.1 million during its opening weekend in North America on an estimated $150 million production budget.

The Great Wall Gives History The Middle Finger Two millennia ago, the Chinese began to build a big wall, a tremendous wall, though it’s now simply called Great. It took 17 centuries and cost as many as a million lives, mostly workmen who collapsed alongside the rubble. At one corpse for every 30 feet, the locals called it “the longest cemetery in the... The Great Wall Gives History The Middle Finger">Read more »

‘The Great Wall’ Builds Solid Thursday Box Office Total of $970K Legendary and Universal’s Chinese import “The Great Wall,” starring Matt Damon, made $970,000 in 2,470 locations at Thursday night previews. The film will expand to 3,326 locations on Friday for a Presidents’ Day Weekend that analysts expect will be dominated by last week’s releases, like “The Lego Batman Movie” and “Fifty Shades Darker.” Directed by Zhang Yimou, “The Great Wall” has grossed $171 million in China and an additional $53.5 million from 31 other international markets.

Jing Tian: The Great Wall’s Commander Lin Mae on Zhang Yimou's Fantasy Epic East will meet West in movie theaters this weekend as Legendary and Universal Pictures open The Great Wall nationwide this Friday.This will be the first major Hollywood movie directed by China’s top director, Zhang Yimou, whose Opening Ceremonies for the Beijing Summer Olympics in 2008 helped make him a lot more known to Western audiences.

John Wick and John Wick: Chapter 2 aren’t just good action movies – they’re perfect action movies. And they’re more than that – they’re great movies, filled with character and humor and detail that rewards careful consideration and thought. They also feature Keanu Reeves shooting so many people in the face, but that’s just the appetizer. Come for the violence (and there’s plenty of that), but linger for two of the most magical and beautifully realized genre movies of all time. So let’s take a deep dive into these movies and dissect them.

‘John Wick 3’: Everything We Know So Far Like many of you, John Wick kicked my ass when it was released in 2014. I went into John Wick: Chapter 2 expecting to be amazed with the fight scenes (which I was), but I has not anticipated that I would walk out of the theater talking about the worldbuilding of this new film.

Scarface Director Shortlist Includes Hell or High Water Helmer Sometimes it seems like movie remakes are a newer phenomenon, but the truth is that remakes have existed for almost as long as movies have. Everyone knows the 1939 version of The Wizard of Oz for example, but that was preceded by three other films based on the same novel. There are numerous movies about Dracula, but the first was the silent film Nosferatu from 1922.

Scarface Director Shortlist Includes Hell or High Water Helmer Sometimes it seems like movie remakes are a newer phenomenon, but the truth is that remakes have existed for almost as long as movies have. Everyone knows the 1939 version of The Wizard of Oz for example, but that was preceded by three other films based on the same novel. There are numerous movies about Dracula, but the first was the silent film Nosferatu from 1922.

'John Wick: Chapter 2' Review: Second Verse, Just as Good as the First In 2014, a pair of veteran stunt coordinators introduced the world to John Wick, a former assassin who rages out of retirement to seek revenge on the man who killed his puppy and stole his car. With action as sharp and seemingly seamless as the impeccable suits worn by its eponymous protagonist, John Wick reinvigorated a genre bloated with CGI and dominated by implausibly acrobatic vehicles. In 2017, Keanu Reeves is back with John Wick: Chapter 2, a righteous follow-up that’s bigger and maybe not better, but just as good as its predecessor. Continue reading…

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