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Are promising female auteurs getting trapped in the franchise machine?

With Oscar nominees Emerald Fennell and Chloé Zhao moving on to superhero films, there’s a danger that the mainstream’s gain will be indie cinema’s lossStanley Kubrick to reboot Iron Man? David Lean’s Batman? Fellini’s Wonder Woman? In decades past it was almost unthinkable that “serious” auteur film-makers would stoop to superhero movies; now it’s standard […]

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Patty Jenkins Changed the Original Traumatic Origin Story in ‘Wonder Woman’

Director Patty Jenkins and her “Wonder Woman” cast have been open about the struggles making both their first standalone feature and its recent sequel, “Wonder Woman 1984.” Now, we’re learning that the plotline to the original “Wonder Woman” film, released in 2017, had an incredibly troubling origin story that director Jenkins removed.The plot was revealed […]

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‘Space Jam: A New Legacy’ Will Feature Lola Bunny Hanging Out With the Amazons from ‘Wonder Woman’

A day after a horde of Twitter users completely lost their minds talking about the perceived attractiveness of a cartoon rabbit from a movie aimed at children, the director of Space Jam: A New Legacy has revealed some new information about Lola Bunny, the female member of the Tune Squad basketball team in the original […]

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Box Office: ‘Tom and Jerry’ Opens to Surprisingly Strong $13.7 Million, Giving Movie Theaters Hope

Warner Bros. animated family film “Tom and Jerry” debuted to $13.7 million at the domestic box office, one of the biggest opening weekend hauls of the coronavirus era and a signal that moviegoing may be on the mend.To be sure, it’ll take some time for ticket sales to reach pre-pandemic levels. But second to “Wonder […]

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Watch: HBO Max Teases ‘Mortal Kombat’, ‘Space Jam 2’, ‘The Suicide Squad’ and More in New Sizzle Reel

Warner Bros. Pictures is shaking up the theatrical release model this year by releasing their entire movie slate simultaneously in theaters and on HBO Max for a limited time. Wonder Woman 1984 was the first to try out this strategy, but the studio wanted to take it much further by sending movies like Godzilla vs. […]

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International box office: ‘Wonder Woman 1984’, ‘The Croods: A New Age’ vie for top spot

Meanwhile ’The Dry’ starring Eric Bana topped the Australia box office.‘Wonder Woman 1984’ close to $100m in international marketsEstimated weekend takings of $4.7m in international markets pushed Wonder Woman 1984 to a $98.8m international total. Add in the $32.6m grossed so far in North America, and the Warner Bros/DC Films sequel has reached $131.4m globally.The […]

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