‘Sicario: Day of the Soldado’ Review: A Darker, Pointless Echo of the Original

2015’s Sicario was a bone-rattling, nightmarish look at a new American frontier. Although it was ostensibly about crime between the U.S. and Mexico border, the film looked at the limits of the law and the lengths people will go to achieve their objective. It was a clever way of using a physical border as a starting point for an exploration about personal limits and what happens with those limits are stripped away. Unfortunately, instead of building upon these ideas, the sequel, Sicario: Day of the Soldado, is able to replicate the bleakness of the original but never …

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Heroes: Will The Eternals Be Part of ‘Avengers 4’?

On this 255th episode of Heroes, Jon Schnepp, Robert Meyer Burnett, and Coy Jandreau discuss the following: The panel debates if The Eternals be a part of Avengers 4? With Variety’s report that Jared Leto will be starring in a Joker standalone movie and Deadline confirming that Todd Phillips’ Joker movie with Joaquin Phoenix is still in the works, the panel speculates on how many Joker movies is too much. Given the success of Black Panther, the panel debates of other superheroes of color like Icon or Nighthawk will get the feature film treatment in the near future. The …

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New ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ Movie in the Works

Prep the deep dish goulash pizza, because Paramount is heading back to the sewers for another Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie. The news comes from THR, who reports that the studio is developing a new TMNT movie and has hired screenwriter Andrew Dodge to pen the script. Dodge earned industry attention for his Blacklist script Bad Words, which ultimately turned into the 2013 directing and starring vehicle for Jason Bateman. Platinum Dunes team Michael Bay, Andrew Form, and Brad Fuller will once again produce the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles film for Paramount. Platinum Dunes also produced 2014’s Teenage Mutant …

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The Star Wars Show Celebrates 100 Episodes

They grow up so fast, don’t they?

It seems like just yesterday we were clearing out a copy room here at Lucasfilm HQ to build a studio for a weekly web series all about Star Wars. It was a risk, but turned out to be one of the best decisions the StarWars.com team ever made. The Star Wars Show has gone on to feature guests ranging from Frank Oz to the cast of Rogue One; bring Star Wars Battlefront II to really real life; and be there at red carpet and Star Wars Celebration live streams, complete with an amazing Star Wars-ized T-shirt cannon at the latter. It’s also been nominated for an Emmy. So it’s been a good run, and this week marks a major milestone for the show. Continue reading