Film Review: Guardians of the Galaxy

Film Review: Guardians of the Galaxy

Guardians of the Galaxy opens in theaters nationwide today, August 1. Check your local listings for showtimes.

As soon as Iron Man was getting us excited about the prospect of what comic book movies could be, our hopes were somewhat dashed with Iron Man 2. It wasn’t really until The Avengers that we saw just how great this Marvel Cinematic Universe had the potential to be. Unfortunately, the path post-Avengers has been about as up and down as Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Iron Man 3 fell right between its first two installments in terms of quality, and Thor: The Dark World was just a bit worse than its mediocre first piece. [Read more…]

Film Review: Captain America: The Winter Soldier

Film Review: Captain America: The Winter Soldier

Captain America: The Winter Soldier opens in theaters nationwide today, April 4. Check your local listings for showtimes

At this point we are pretty deep into the Marvel Universe. Fully into Phase 2 of their master plan, we have now had three Iron Mans, two Thors, an Avengers, and now a second Captain America, with Guardians of the Galaxy just around the corner (also, do we mention Hulk, or is Marvel just as unsure of that property as we are?) We have been delighted by Iron Man, and then disappointed by him, while continuously being confused by Thor. The [Read more…]

Film Review: The Avengers

Film Review: The Avengers

Joss Whedon’s The Avengers could have gone either way. It either could have been a complete disaster, or, a hell of a lot of fun. I’m pleased to report that The Avengers is a resounding success.

The film opens with Thor’s brother, Loki, arriving on earth via the Tesseract (a crazy energy cube being researched by S.H.I.E.L.D.). The tesseract is housed in a research facility, and Loki instantly sets out on a path of destruction, battling it out with Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson), and destroying the research facility. [Read more…]

Set Pics: January Jones as Emma Frost

Set Pics: January Jones as Emma Frost

January Jones best known for her role in Mad Men, is starring as Emma Frost in the new X-Men: First Class film coming from Matthew Vaughn. The film will be focusing on the relationship between a young Professor X (James McAvoy) and Magneto (Michael Fassbender) as they plan for the future of mutants.

January Jones looks good in the 60s era getup, I’m definitely interested in this film. As X-Men as a whole really jumped the shark with the Ratner directed third installment.

Whedon to Direct Avengers

Whedon to Direct Avengers

Joss Whedon, the creator of Buffy, Serenity, and a host of other short-lived Fox shows (of course minus Buffy) is in final negotiations to direct ‘The Avengers.’

‘The Avengers’ is the superhero film we’ve all been waiting for, where characters in all the recent Marvel Studios adaptations will team up for one epic movie. The avengers movie has been hinted in the other Marvel films, a cameo by Nick Fury at the end of Iron Man, etc.

‘The Avengers’ will follow the debut of Captain America in ‘The First Avenger.’ It is expected that Edward Norton, Robert Downey Jr, Chris Evans, and the actors that are playing other major characters in subsequent movies will reprise their roles in this film.

Definitely psyched for this one.

Marvel Ponders “Fantastic Four” Reboot

One of the big stories yesterday was word that the Walt Disney Company had bought Marvel Entertainment.  One of the smaller stories is that Marvel is also considering rebooting their “Fantastic Four” franchise.

Writer Akiva Goldsman scribe for the two worst Batman movies, “Batman & Robin,” and “Batman Forever,” as well as producer of the Will Smith action hero movie “Hancock,” is reportedly overseeing production.  Writing will be handled by Michael Green, who writes for “Heroes.”   No word on who will be directing this masterpiece.

No word on if the cast (Jessica Alba, Chris Evans, et. all,) will be returning as well.

Why a reboot?  Why now?  Well, apparently, if you read the fine print of the Disney/Marvel deal, Disney gains the rights to Marvel characters such as “Iron Man,” and “Thor,” Fox, (who made the   first two “Fantastic Four” movies,) controls rights to the Four, as long as they keep making movies.

I’ve missed the first two “Fantastic Four” movies, namely because I couldn’t figure out what audience they were for.  They seemed too stupid for adults to enjoy and too adult-ish for kids.  Maybe this’ll change.  Maybe I’ll buy a ticket.  Maybe not.

Johnston Signs on for Captain America

Johnston Signs on for Captain America

Captain AmericaIt’s official, Joe Johnston, the talented director of ‘October Sky,’ ‘Hidalgo,’ and the so-so ‘Jurassic Park III’ has signed on to helm ‘First Avenger: Captain America’ for Marvel Studios. [Read more…]

Wolverine Origins Trailer

This looks way better then the pile of crap X-Men 3 was, the film stars Hugh Jackman as Wolverine, and Liev Schreiber as Sabertooth.

Check out the trailer:

*ANOTHER UPDATE* Youtube pulled another trailer, here’s another link, enjoy it while it lasts!

More Marvel Details Emerge

More Marvel Details Emerge

captainamerica.jpgSome more details are emerging about the series of upcoming films produced by Marvel Studios via Kevin Feige, president of Marvel Studios. [Read more…]

‘Iron Man’ Earns Top Dollar

‘Iron Man’ Earns Top Dollar

Iron ManWell, the projections were wrong. Despite the fact that GTA IV was released on Tuesday, “Iron Man’ raked in an estimated $104.2 million dollars domestically, and $96.8 million dollars internationally for a total of $201 million dollars. [Read more…]