Syfy has officially joined the comic book TV train as their new hit series Krypton tells the story of Superman’s grandfather and the society that our Man of Steel never got to live in. The first season is dealing directly with one of Superman’s greatest foes as Brainiac is coming to Krypton in the past to make sure the Man of Tomorrow is never born. Nerd Repository joined a group of reporters to chat with the cast and creative team at this year’s WonderCon to get a deeper look into what is coming in the first season. We chatted with…
On its face, the premise of Blockers is troubling: upon discovering their teenage daughters have entered into a pact to lose their virginity on prom night, a trio of parents set out to sabotage their efforts (the title, which features a prominent silhouette of a rooster, is a marketing-friendly version of the term “cockblockers”). Luckily, in the hands of first-time director Kay Cannon, the finished product is significantly more intelligent and hilarious than its setup might suggest.
The campy retro-futuristic classic Lost in Space is being rebooted yet again despite the star-studded disastrous outing on the big screen in the 90s, and this time it’s a 10-episode serialized series from the streaming giant Netflix. As far as iconic properties go, Lost in Space wasn’t exactly screaming for the re-imagining treatment, but Netflix provided us with the entire first season and much to my surprise the team put together a sci-fi family adventure that captures and translates the magic of old with a faithful modern take for current audiences.
It’s that time of year again! The 18th Annual Phoenix Film Festival begins on April 5th, with the largest lineup of screenings in the festival’s history – and we want to send some of our lucky readers to check out the action for free!
Before Ready Player One was first published in 2011, the film rights to Ernest Cline’s geek-themed fantasy epic had already been purchased by Warner Bros. – a bold move, but one that bore fruit as the novel rode a wave of positive reviews right onto the New York Times bestseller list. Despite its built-in audience, the mind-boggling number of pop culture references littered throughout Ready Player One’s narrative (many of them crucial to the plot) seemed to pose a logistical conundrum: how could a film adaptation successfully bring together so many different properties from so many different creators and owners…
So far, the plot of Deadpool 2 has been kept mostly under wraps (unless you’re inclined to believe the absurd synopsis released by the studio), but this latest trailer – featuring a nice selection of needle drops – finally spills the beans.
It’s all been building to this: we’re just a few weeks away from the culmination of a decade of build-up and anticipation to the ultimate showdown, the heroes of the Marvel Cinematic Universe against the Mad Titan, Thanos (Josh Brolin), in Avengers: Infinity War.
Lara Croft isn’t just one of the most recognizable female heroes in pop culture, she’s also easily one of the iconic video game characters of all time. Angelina Jolie brought the character to somewhat successful life in two prior Tomb Raider films, helping escalate her rise to an A-list starring actress. But after years of the character slowly fading into the video game history, Square Enix hit paydirt with their grounded and gritty reboot of the Tomb Raider franchise on modern game consoles that was just begging for a big screen adaptation.
“Romance is dead,” proclaims Blake Conway (Jessica Barden), a college senior and aspiring journalist who writes an anonymous romance column for the school’s paper. While committed to the idea that a journalist should know their subject and thus drawing heavily from her own experiences for her contributions, Blake’s editors are less than thrilled with her seemingly lackluster dating life, which offers little in the way of engagement for their readers. As Blake’s roommate (Hayley Law) points out, “you’re writing a sex column with no sex.”
Wobble Palace, premiering at the 2018 SXSW Film Festival, is one of the most uncomfortable films I’ve ever sat through, an examination of a toxic relationship between two people who seem to be in direct competition to prove which one of them is the most repulsive character in this 86-minute offering from director Eugene Kotlyarenko, who also stars in the film. There’s nothing remotely likable about either protagonist, and very little entertainment to be found in watching them behave like terrible people. But perhaps that’s the point?