To be honest, I was a little concerned going into Black Adam. A lot of the social media leading to the release had the feel of chirping before a big sporting event.
On a blustery October afternoon, several hundred wrestling and comic book fans came together to celebrate Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, a local boy made good (yes we claim Dwayne Johnson like we claim Keanu Reeves -- the connection is arm's length but we need the wins here in Toronto). He was here promoting the upcoming DC Films/Warner Bros.
Rhys Darby may be best-known to audiences as Murray Hewitt on the acclaimed HBO series Flight of the Conchords, but the New Zealand Army veteran is also an accomplished stand-up comic, having worked all over the globe for nearly 2 decades and put out 3 stand-up specials.
From the director of The Italian Job and A Man Apart, F. Gary Gray is bringing back John Travolta and pouncing on audiences with the sequel to Get Shorty. The follow-up film, Be Cool, is once again riding the surface of stereotypes which was the shtick that made its partner in crime Get Shorty a success.