Blockbusters Are Great, But There’s More To 2017 Than Big Budgets

Blockbusters Are Great, But There’s More To 2017 Than Big Budgets

With the 2017 Academy Awards now upon us, the time for celebrating the cinema of 2016 is coming to an end and the time for anticipating the cinema of 2017 is beginning. Though 2016 wasn’t without its misfires, it was a generally strong year for film. Audiences received quite a few successful blockbusters, ranging from superhero flicks like Captain America: Civil War and Deadpool, to […]

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The Biggest, Baddest Blockbusters of 2017

The Biggest, Baddest Blockbusters of 2017

BIG BUDGETS AND LOTS OF VFX 2017 is the year that the biggest Hollywood studios kick down our doors, pin us to the ground, and force us to drink from a fire hose with all of the massive blockbusters coming our way. Looking at this year’s lineup, I find myself intimidated by the sheer number of big budget movies scheduled for release.  We’re about to […]

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GUEST POST: Are There Any Good Video Game Movies Out There?

GUEST POST: Are There Any Good Video Game Movies Out There?

By: Caroline Video game movies have been around since the 90s (longer than superhero films) and it doesn’t seem like Hollywood has any plans to stop creating them. Warcraft and the upcoming Assassin’s Creed movie are just two examples of this trend. The choice to adapt a game into a movie might seem like an obvious moneymaker. After all, today video games make more money […]

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We all Love the MCU, but DC is Crushing Marvel in One Key Category: Representation

We all Love the MCU, but DC is Crushing Marvel in One Key Category: Representation

Comic books and their cinematic counterparts make up a significant portion of our entertainment consumption here at DLD. We’ve covered the Marvel Cinematic Universe extensively in Anthony’s “State of the MCU” series (part 1, part 2), we’ve examined DC’s biggest blockbuster to date in our Batman v Superman review, and we’ve even touched on the Fox end of the superhero spectrum in our review of […]

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DLD Update and Why We’re Still Crying Joyous Tears Because of Star Wars

DLD Update and Why We’re Still Crying Joyous Tears Because of Star Wars

We’ve been sporadically doing this whole DLD thing for 9 months now. That’s right, long enough to carry a human baby to term. Even though DLD may seem dormant more often than an active volcano of content, we’ve been having a blast and will continue doing this just for the hell of it. So what’s been happening in the last 9 months that’s robbed the good […]

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Examining the Future of James Bond

Examining the Future of James Bond

A new James Bond is on the horizon. Having portrayed the iconic superspy since 2006’s Casino Royale, Daniel Craig is finally stepping away from the role. During the press tour for last year’s Bond film, Spectre, Craig repeatedly made his intentions to vacate the role clear, saying things like “I’d rather break this glass and slash my wrists,” and “if I did another Bond movie, it […]

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What to do with Seemingly Unnecessary Sequels

What to do with Seemingly Unnecessary Sequels

Often times the worst part of a movie is the ending. Not because of the way in which the film comes to an end, but because the film comes to an end at all. We watch movies because we love to become engrossed in an entirely new world. We love to explore new universes with characters that we care about. And when a movie ends, […]

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21 Jump Street/Men In Black Crossover Is Crazy, But Is It Crazy Enough?

21 Jump Street/Men In Black Crossover Is Crazy, But Is It Crazy Enough?

It seems like the massive Sony email hack is the Christmas gift that just keeps on giving. On March 4, Variety reported that Sony is working on making the 21 Jump Street and Men In Black franchises into a crossover movie series, because that’s exactly what audiences have been craving. Considering big blockbusters rarely take big risks, it seems odd that Sony would green-light a project as untested and […]

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DLD Favorite: Denis Villeneuve

DLD Favorite: Denis Villeneuve

Here at DLD we are avid fans of director Denis Villeneuve. In 2013 we launched our annual film-viewing extravaganza, 18in3, and the first movie we had on our list was Prisoners, directed by Villeneuve. We watched the movie at The Landmark (where we see most of our movies), and when the credits rolled and the movie came to a finish, our eyes glazed over as we transitioned from being glued to […]

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The State of the MCU, Part II

The State of the MCU, Part II

Part II: Infinity Stone Oddities & The Thanos Problem In case you missed it: Part I: Establishing the Marvel Cinematic Universe In 2011, Captain America: The First Avenger introduced the Tesseract as an anomalous object of immense energy that was used to power Hydra’s machines of war. The Tesseract, commonly referred to as “The Cube”, would reappear in The Avengers as the figurative rope in […]

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