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‘Captain Marvel’ Reviews: What the Critics Are Saying

Reviews of “Captain Marvel” tend to say the same thing: it’s good entertainment, but falls short of recent Marvel titles. The film delivers a political message, but not to the degree of the firebrand subversiveness of “Black Panther.” And it’s an origin story that nicely elaborates on the Marvel mythology, but not to the scale […]

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Box Office Preview: ‘Captain Marvel’ Eyes $125M-Plus U.S. Bow, Nearly $300M Globally

It’s Captain Marvel to the rescue.Marvel’s first female-fronted superhero pic, starring Brie Larson, is tracking to open this weekend to a mighty $125 million-$145 million at the North American box office, where revenue year to date is down 26 percent over 2018 following a dismal February, which hit a 17-year low. Some even think the […]

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‘Captain Marvel’ Crowdfunding Campaign to Hold Free Theater Screenings for Girls Tops $60,000

A crowdfunding effort to pay for free theater screenings of “Captain Marvel” for girls and young women has now raised more than $60,000, three times its original goal.Donors to cause — to send girls to Marvel’s first female-led superhero movie — include Ellen DeGeneres’ “The Ellen Show” and NBCUniversal’s E! News, which each gave $10,000 […]

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Superhero Bits: Trevor Noah’s Sneak ‘Black Panther’ Joke, ‘Arrow’ May Be Ending Soon & More

Are Arrow and DC’s Legends of Tomorrow on the verge of ending? Could Supergirl get canceled in favor of a Superman show? What got cut off during the Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse Oscars acceptance speech? Was Marvel Ultimate Alliance a terrible video game? What joke did Trevor Noah slip by audiences during his Black Panther […]

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Oscars: 7 Things You Didn’t See on TV From Lady Gaga’s Disappearance to Spike Lee’s Speech

The 91st Academy Awards managed not to be a total disaster, despite the lack of a host for the first time in 30 years, no opening monologue, and a ceremony that tossed out more Oscars to “Bohemian Rhapsody” (four) than “Roma” (three), “Black Panther” (three) and “A Star is Born” (one). The best picture winner, […]

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Spike Lee unhappy with Green Book Oscar win: ‘The ref made a bad call’ – video

When asked about Green Book‘s best picture win, Spike Lee said: ‘The ref made a bad call.’ The film, which stars Viggo Mortensen and Mahershala Ali, triumphed over a diverse field including Lee’s BlacKkKlansman, Roma, Vice, A Star Is Born, The Favourite, Black Panther and Bohemian Rhapsody. Green Book has been dogged by controversy and […]

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Oscars: Women, People of Color Triumph on Night of Firsts (and Seconds)

Oscar Sunday marked a night of important firsts — and seconds — for diverse artists and filmmakers and their Hollywood contributions.The 2019 telecast started making history almost immediately. After Regina King accepted best supporting actress for “If Beale Street Could Talk,” Ruth E. Carter became the first African American woman to ever win best costume […]

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