If you’re not watching the excellent Showtime drama Masters of Sex, you should be. It’s fantastic television and one of the smartest, most well-rounded series to come out in quite some time. I’d even argue that it rivals Mad Men back when Mad Men used to be fantastic week in and week out.
If you’re not watching Masters of Sex, you need to leave now, because this post will have huge spoilers for the entirety of the series thus far. As I write this we’re just past the middle of a stellar second season, with another episode airing in just a few hours. So, bookmark this page, catch up, and come back!
Okay good. You’re back. That was fast. I told you it was good, didn’t I? You can thank me later, because now we have to get to the matter at hand: What the hell has happened to Libby Masters this season?
Earlier this month Warner Brothers finally announced their plans for a DC Cinematic Universe, which began with last year’s Man of Steel and continues with Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice in 2016. They now have 9 untitled DC Comics films slated for release after Batman V Superman, which includes two films a year until 2020.
Warner Bros. has yet to announce what these DC films will be; but luckily I’ve had my ear to the ground for a while and have heard quite a few clues as to what may be coming down the pipeline. We know that Zack Snyder will direct Justice League after Batman V Superman, and that the studio has other projects in various states of development as well (including Shazam and Aquaman).
After pouring over all of the evidence, using fancy scientific calculations and algorithms, and geeking out for far too long, I’ve compiled my predictions for the nine untitled DC films to chart a map of how the DCCU will look up to 2020. Check out my predictions here, via WhatCulture!
I recently made a list of 5 directors I’d like to see tackle Warner Brothers’ Aquaman film, and have now turned my attention toward another impending DC Comics adaptation: Shazam.
Like most of the DC Cinematic Universe films, Shazam lacks an official confirmation; but we’ve been hearing from quite some time now that it was in development, with Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson attached to star.
With official confirmation just on the horizon, here’s my wishlist of 5 Directors Who Could Make A Great Shazam Movie!
A few days ago Warner Brothers announced that they had hired two writers to pen competing scripts for a solo Aquaman film. We know (unofficially) that the character will have a cameo in 2016’s Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice before joining the rest of the superfriends in Justice League, and now it looks like he’ll get his own film as well.
Aquaman is a tricky character to pull off, and one that will have to be brought to the big screen with much thought and care. Not only does a director have to nail the tricky (and expensive) underwater scenes, but they need to convincingly adapt Aquaman’s more theatrical and fantastical elements. Who could handle such a task?
I have five directors in mind. Check out my list of 5 Directors Who Could Make A Great Aquaman Movie over on WhatCulture!
I and the rest of the Flickering Myth staff took a gander at the ten films from Marvel Studios, from 2008’s Iron Man to this year’s Captain America: The Winter Soldier and Guardians of the Galaxy. Then we painstakingly ranked the movies from worst to best, and slapped them in a list for your viewing pleasure!
Like them or hate them, there’s no denying that Marvel Studios has had a tremendous impact on the current superhero film genre, and have paved the way for its exciting future. They’re ten films deep in their cinematic universe, and have sent the other big studios scrambling to compete. Solo films just don’t cut it in today’s market, which is why Sony is launching a “shared universe” around Spider-Man, Fox is finding ways to expand the X-Men and Fantastic Four, and DC is laying out their plans for a ten-film plan that stretches from 2016 to 2020.
Marvel faced tremendous cynicism in 2004, when they announced their plans to produce self-financed movies based around the few characters that they had at their disposal. Now, they’re owned by Disney, have made two of the highest grossing films of all time, and are showing no signs of stopping.
The Flickering Myth staff gathered our individual lists and allocated points accordingly. You can check out our ranking of Marvel Studios’ films, from worst to best, here.
As for my personal picks? I’ve never been the biggest Marvel fan, but have thoroughly enjoyed a few of their films and find the others to be at least entertaining, if not entirely memorable. Here’s my personal ranking, from best to worst:
1. Guardians of the Galaxy
2. Captain America: The Winter Soldier
3. Iron Man
4. The Incredible Hulk
5. Captain America: The First Avenger
6. The Avengers
8. Iron Man 2
9. Thor: The Dark World
10. Iron Man 3