Twenty-four films and 13 years, plus a pandemic, later, Marvel Studios has finally placed the lone female original Avenger at the front of her own cinematic property. Overdue and worthy of inclusion as a standalone film with other espionage favorites … Continue reading Review: Black Widow
Dallas hosted their 11th Comic-Con at the Irving Convention Center May 17-19. This is no small event, having had Patrick Stewart and Stan Lee last year, which was rather shocking when I discovered this event in March 2013. Upon discovery, this became the plan for a post-graduation trip, since a jaunt to San Diego Comic Con was extremely unlikely. Three day passes to the event ran $50, not bad considering the line-up for the event that featured William Shatner, Brandon Routh, Ioan Gruffudd, Richard Dean Anderson and more. Continue reading “2013 Dallas Comic-Con”
Since “Iron Man” hit screens in 2008, Marvel has been building its cinematic universe; that “Phase One” culminated in the billion dollar blockbuster “The Avengers.” Director Shane Black had the job of creating the follow-up movie to that massive flick, and did he deliver or what?
A movie that has been five years in the works, after a series of build-up movies with some of the greatest superheroes of our time, is bound to be good, even great; but those words do not aptly describe “Marvel’s The Avengers.” Perhaps awesome would be appropriate, even masterpiece, as director and screenwriter Josh Whedon has managed to do one of the best jobs imaginable with a movie filled with conflicting egos and some would say, too many characters.the movie has already surpassed the $1 billion mark, joining the elite club with the likes of “Harry Potter” and “Avatar.” The monday following the opening reported the domestic box office for the movie was a massive $207 million, making it the number one opening weekend in history, easily beating out “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2” box office of $169 million. Continue reading “Marvel’s The Avengers”
According to the Saturday Night Live skit “Get in the Cage, with Nicolas Cage,” “Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance” has the two classic elements of a Nicolas Cage movie. First, all the lines in the movie are either whispered or screamed, and second, everything in the movie is on fire.
The sequel takes place five years after the first, and Johnny Blaze is still attempting to control the curse placed upon him by the devil. He is hiding out in a remote part of Eastern Europe when he is contacted to help a secret sect of the Church asks him to help save a boy from the devil. Continue reading “Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance”