Jun
18
2017
8

Gal Gadot sings about her breasts, Chris Pine comes clean on armpit hair controversy.

I thought that I was going to roll my eyes on this one, but Gal Gadot and Chris Pine beat me to it. It would seem that Ms. Gadot is happy to write songs about her breast size (she’s pretty pleased about it*) and Mr. Pine started the entire armpit hair controversy as fodder for his application to a PhD. program.  All in all, this entire clip is pretty funny: it’s what you get when two actors are basking in the glow of knowing that their movie just brought in half a billion in two weeks. I approve.

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Jun
08
2017
3

I wonder if Disney is going to move up Captain Marvel now.

Or is that even a sensible strategy?  I’m not sure how this sort of thing games out. Does not having Captain Marvel out until 2019 build up the expectations for that movie — because it will be compared to Wonder Woman; I can almost see the think pieces in the aether, waiting to be manifested — for too long? Or does the studio want some distance in time between Wonder Woman and this flick? Weirdly, this is the one field in the DC/Marvel media wars where Marvel is at a disadvantage; the MCU doesn’t go in much for iconic (given how Marvel’s original iconic characters were all farmed out to other studios, it largely can’t). Wonder Woman is a solidly iconic movie at this point, and I suspect that there’s going to be another round of think pieces when it doesn’t get any serious Oscar nominations*. Extremely ticked-off ones.

Moe Lane

*The Academy purely hates superhero flicks. Even when they’re better than what normally gets the nomination.  Particularly when they’re better, in fact. The only reason they gave Heath Ledger that Best Supporting Actor Oscar was because it was posthumous.

Jun
07
2017
1

My brief, spoiler-free review of the awesome Wonder Woman.

Short version: it’s awesome.   More brightly-colored, recognizably good vs. unquestionably evil superhero flicks with good actors and action, please. Seriously, DC could have done something like this for Man of Steel and they should have, too. (more…)

Jun
07
2017
3

Gonna go see Wonder Woman tonight.

Let me just get this out of the way: based on the reviews I’ve seen already, I expect Wonder Woman to be watching a fun, good superhero popcorn movie with good chemistry between the leads.  And that’s all that the movie is obliged to be.  [X]%* of all the other stuff is nice and everything, but the goal here is to keep people from regretting that they put down money to watch the movie.  If they don’t regret it, then it could be as stupid as, I dunno, Spaceballs or something and it’d still be OK.

But from what I hear, it’s not stupid, and it won’t suck. I’ll still do the Geek’s Prayer, though. Just to be on the safe side.

Moe Lane

*The number ain’t 0% (there’s no reason why we couldn’t have had a good Wonder Woman movie before this) and the number ain’t 100% (some people are treating this film like it’s the Messiah); pick whatever percentage that you like.

May
31
2017
3

Looks like the Wonder Woman flick may be all right.

The Honest Trailers people liked it, at least. Reviews in general seem invariably positive. I was sold on Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman as soon as I saw her performance in Batman v. Superman.  Perhaps… perhaps It Will Not Suck.

Please, God: don’t let it suck.

May
07
2017
5

The final ‘Wonder Woman’ trailer.

I’ve been a little apprehensive about this one, because there’s a vibe that it might have gotten away from the director, but the latest Wonder Woman trailer has some nice bits in it.  Female main villain and main heroine? I think that makes a certain amount of thematic sense, particularly if the villain is also an Amazon. And the kid version of Diana is pretty endearingly pugnacious.

Guess we’ll see.  June 2nd…

Mar
12
2017
6

Well, here’s another Wonder Woman trailer.

:drumming fingers: I want to believe that this isn’t going to be bad.  I really do. But I can see either a really good Wonder Woman movie peeking out of this trailer, or a really bad one.  And I won’t know which one we’re all going to see until it actually comes out.

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Nov
03
2016
--

Wonder Woman trailer just dropped.

Weirdest thing: there are these strange colors called ‘red’ and ‘blue’ in the Wonder Woman trailer. A couple of times, those colors even approached being ‘tints’ of of red and blue, not ‘shades.’  I was unaware that DC’s cinema division even knew that such things existed in the first place…

Jul
23
2016
5

The ‘Wonder Woman’ trailer.

Full points for the magic lasso. The UNAPOLOGETIC magic lasso.  There is a time for blatant use of CGI, and showing the audience the magic lasso is one of them.

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Jun
30
2010
1

Wonder Woman, reimagined.

Slow news day, apparently: this made the New York Times.

Wednesday is a good day for Wonder Woman. This 69-year-old superheroine, published by DC Comics, will don a new — and less revealing — costume and enjoy the publication of Issue No. 600 of her monthly series.

Kind of unkind to mention the age. As for the re-imagining: I don’t actually care about the ‘less revealing’ aspects of the new costume, but it’s always worrisome when a writer decides to go tap-dancing on continuity…

The costume ties into an alternative history for the character devised by J. Michael Straczynski, the new writer of the series…

Oh, so they have Straczynski writing it?

Never mind that last bit, then.

Moe Lane

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