ScreenCrush’s Comic Strip is a weekly roundup of the hottest superhero movie/TV news items. From Marvel to DC and points in between, if it pertains to costumed comic book heroes, we’re covering it here, bringing you our expert analysis. This week, Spider-Man has a really hard time, a fascinating ‘Batman vs Superman’ spoiler is revealed, and Marvel looks to cast the mentor of ‘Doctor Strange.’
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For the second week in a row, ‘American Horror Story’ has delivered a pretty solid episode—it could be due in part to the increasingly smaller number of carnival performers combined with the show’s rotating system, which makes at least one cast member (or attraction, in the parlance of a sideshow) sit out each week in order to focus its narrative efforts elsewhere. And maybe “Orphans” works because it tells a story that’s genuinely sad, which accentuates the horror of the hour. And maybe I also think this episode is great because Lily Rabe reprises her role as Sister Mary Eunice, and she is a total queen.
Just yesterday the BBC-A dossier on ‘Orphan Black’ season 3 peeked open a bit for our first official photo of the 2015 run, and now the clone drama has begun spilling secrets left and right. Not only do we know when Sarah, Allison, Helena, Cosima and the rest will return for the season 3 premiere, but so too do we have a new look at their male counterparts in the first ‘Orphan Black’ season 3 trailer teaser!
It’s kind of a strange thing to write about ‘The Interview’ now, right? Its place in culture will always be defined by the Sony hacks that preceded the movie’s release. Is any other film defined so sharply by events that were out of that movie’s control?
Did you know that in 'Empire Strikes Back' they used potatoes to stand-in for asteroids? Or, that Sir Alec Guinness was paid millions of dollars for five hours of work as Obi-Wan Kenobi? Well, now you can test your 'Star Wars' knowledge with the latest entry in our video series "You Think You Know Movies?"
Anyone keeping up with HBO’s ‘Game of Thrones’ well knows that season 5 will be one of transition for many characters, in particular Arya, who was last seen boarding a ship toward a brand-new life in a foreign country. And while it’s hard to say exactly who Arya Stark will become when ‘Game of Thrones’ season 5 picks up in 2015, we at least know what she’ll look like, based on new concept art.
The holiday season can be particularly trying for plenty of people, but there is a certain subset of living things we might often forget need some extra love when the weather turns cold. Trees. Specifically, trees chopped down in their prime to serve as Christmas decorations for millions upon millions of people. Can you even imagine what this season of death must be like for them?
By now it’s quite clear: Sony is not releasing ‘The Interview’ in theaters any time soon. In the wake of the terrorist threats made against theaters that planned to screen the controversial film, and in the subsequent wake of numerous theater chains (including AMC Entertainment, Regal Entertainment, and Cinemark) canceling their planned runs of the movie, Sony decided to cancel the film’s release outright. It will not be a very merry Christmas for Seth Rogen and James Franco.
What does America love? Yard sales! What else does it love? Stephen Colbert! You can see where this is going, right? A beautiful, messy combination of the departing 'Colbert Report' host and a lot of seemingly priceless junk.
Earlier we showed you the trailer for one of the best films from this year’s SXSW, and now we’re thrilled to show you the trailer for one of the best films from neighboring Austin film festival Fantastic Fest. Behold, the first trailer for ‘The Duke of Burgundy,’ a film that renders ‘50 Shades of Grey’ even more unnecessary than it already was. From the filmmakers behind ‘Berberian Sound Studio’ comes this seductive and brilliant new film that will definitely give you something to talk about.