Did All This Pirated 4K Content Leak From iTunes?

Many file sharers want the highest quality copy of a film they can find, and until recently, those would most often come from ripping a 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray disc. Links to these files are clearly labelled as such, but a few weeks ago a 2160P copy of Aquaman leaked onto the internet claiming it instead originated from an online streaming service. It was soon followed by uploads of 2160P copies of 24 James Bond films, which are currently only available from Apple, leading many to wonder if someone has finally found a way around iTunes’ 4K copy protection and DRM. Read More >>

As an Ocean Master Himself, James Cameron Had a Complex Reaction to Aquaman

James Cameron loves water. Not only did he make a romance about a shipwreck, his films have had multiple liquid characters, the new Avatar sequels are partially set underwater, and he’s been involved in several deep ocean documentaries. So after he saw James Wan’s Aquaman, he had a lot of thoughts. Read More >>

An Aquaman Spinoff Is Happening Without Any of Aquaman’s Stars

James Wan’s Aquaman was such a hit, not only will it get a sequel, even its tertiary characters are getting their own movies. Just not the ones anyone expected. Read More >>

Jim Lee Takes Aquaman’s Black Manta and Brings Him Back to the Page

The design for Black Manta in the Aquaman movie was, especially for comics films, remarkably close to his drawn counterpart, capturing his silhouette and outfit rather effectively. Even still, it’s neat to see Jim Lee take that design and turn it back into a piece of comic book art. Read More >>

James Wan Will Only Venture Into Aquaman’s Sequel Depths if the Script Is a Pearl

By the end of the weekend, James Wan’s Aquaman will have become the most financially successful superhero movie Warner Brothers and DC have ever produced together—a title previously held by The Dark Knight. That’d be a huge accomplishment for any filmmaker, but for Wan in particular given the studio’s recent pivot to focusing on director-driven projects. Read More >>

The Refreshing Earnestness of Last December’s Blockbuster Genre Movies

In a year filled with some fantastic genre movies, December 2018 went out on a high for me, dragging me into a cinema again and again over the month. Bumblebee, Aquaman, and Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse each surprised me as some of my personal favourites of the year, but what surprised me most was the exuberant sincerity that bound them together. Read More >>

Aquaman Has Already Made More Globally Than Justice League’s Entire Run

You know that cliche about how no one is impressed with Aquaman? Well, it might be time to retire it, because people apparently love Aquaman. Read More >>

James Wan Put That Pitbull Song in Aquaman Precisely Because It’s Ridiculous

Sometimes, you just have to lean into it. And that was James Wan’s precise reaction when asked about “Ocean to Ocean”, Pitbull’s… interesting… remix of Toto’s “Africa.” The song appears both on the soundtrack and in a moment in the film, and Wan has a pretty clear explanation as to why. Read More >>

James Wan Chose to Direct Aquaman Over a Flash Movie Because the Flash ‘Had Been Done Before’

When James Wan was approached by Warner Bros. to direct a DC movie, he was apparently given an option: Aquaman or the Flash. We know what he chose. Read More >>

Filming Aquaman in Ice-Cold Water Is Just as Uncomfortable as it Sounds

For Aquaman, being in the water is a dream come true. It’s his purpose, his blood. For the actors playing him? Well, it’s a little less homey. Read More >>

James Wan’s Aquaman Is Bursting With Ambition and Spectacle

If you’ve ever wondered what pure joy looks like on screen, look no furtherthan the latest film in the DC Universe, Aquaman. It’s littered with moments that marry grand spectacle, rousing music, and dramatic stakes with results sure to elicit ear-to-ear smiles from anyone from ages 8 to 80. Director James Wan (Insidious, The Conjuring, Furious 7) has infused his DC adaptation with a flair we rarely see in filmmaking these days. It’s as if, with every single take, he said: “Well, if we’re going to make a movie about a muscle-bound man who talks to fish, let’s make this really crazy.” Then you get scenes of two characters kissing while the camera does multiple 360-degree circles around them, complete with massive explosions and frickin’ laser beams whizzing by their heads. It’s bonkers. It’s bananas. It doesn’t always work but when it does, oh wow, is it fun. Read More >>

Is Aquaman Moist or Soggy? The First Reactions Are in!

My man! Aquaman may still be just under a month away from washing over cinemas, but it’s been screening for members of the media – and while full reviews aren’t allowed yet, they’ve been given the clear to share some non-spoilery thoughts. And good news DC fans, it sounds like it’s gonna be a wet and wild ride. Read More >>

Delightfully, Julie Andrews Will Play a Pivotal Role in the Aquaman Movie

Julie Andrews is one of the all-time actresses of her generation, with a stunning voice and more charisma than most people can even think about. She’s mostly retired now, with only a handful of appearances in films in the recent decade, and her next is a voice role in… Aquaman? Read More >>