This time on the Week In Geek: fan outrage at the Walking Dead finale, the Star Wars: Rogue One trailer and early Captain America: Civil War reviews!
This time in the Week in Geek, huge Batman v Superman spoilers, the trailer for the new Ghostbusters, Pokemon Go and more!
Just how often does one leave the cinema these days having actually learnt something?
It’s a question The Big Short, a movie about the men who managed to profit off the 2008 financial crisis, seems badly poised to answer in the affirmative. Economics plus douchebags seldom, if ever, equals entertainment.
Yet somehow, The Big Short works. And why? Because you’ll leave the cinema both smarter and angrier.
Right now Star Wars: The Force Awakens is busy making box office history.
In only its third week of theatrical release the film is set to overtake the all-time US box office record of $760m set by Avatar over 34 weeks, and after its release in China the sci-fi epic may well be capable of beating the record for the world’s largest grossing film in the history of the box office – also set by Avatar at $2.8bn.
But this is an odd story for the cinema industry, which many artists predicted was on its way out due to the effect streaming services like Netflix and Amazon Prime have had on the way we consume movies.
Just a few mornings ago I devoured the latest Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice trailer with great anticipation.
As a film fan and a comic book nerd, my reaction should have been crazed excitement. I should have come away unable to stop talking about new information, speculating endlessly over what a shot or piece of dialogue meant.
But instead, I’m ferociously angry, and bitterly disappointed.