Knowing that our well of Marvel content runs dry on April 23, the studio has finally released the first images and a trailer for the long awaited Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, currently slated for a September … Continue reading Marvel fans curiosity with action-filled trailer for Shang-Chi
This review, rather than being posted after the promo show, is being posted after my second screening of the film. This is due to the fact that I had knowledge that there were certain scenes filmed in the IMAX format, and the promo show was only in 3D. Moving on. “Marvel’s Captain America: Civil War” is an adaptation of the comic storyline of the same name. There are some obvious changes to the story to adapt to the MCU’s story direction, but we get to the same point. There is a traumatic event involving the Avengers, specifically Scarlet Witch, that leads … Continue reading Marvel’s Captain America: Civil War
We lived through the regrettable “X-Men Origins: Wolverine” and had our first cinematic experience with Wade Wilson a.k.a. Deadpool a.k.a The Merc With a Mouth. Now, after fan embraced leaked test footage for a real Deadpool movie, it has arrived, and just in time for Valentine’s Day. “Deadpool” was never going to be the PG-13 rated fare we’ve come to expect of the comic book genre. And it was about time something came around to shake the genre up a bit. When Wade Wilson is diagnosed with terminal cancer throughout his body, he takes a risk and signs up for … Continue reading Deadpool
The official film of the summer, “Guardians of the Galaxy” is finally upon us, and it is just as great as promised. Audiences even made this film the highest August opener ever with more than $94 million dollars, handily beating the previous record holder “The Bourne Ultimatum.”
The Star-Spangled Man with a Plan is back for this third outing in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” is the third post-“Avengers film, and marks a change in tone for the superhero universe.
Steve Rogers (Chris Evans) is still adjusting to the 21st century and is now operating as an agent of S.H.I.E.L.D, alongside Natasha Romanoff (Scarlet Johansson) under the command of Director Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson). Rogers is having a tough time adapting to the new post-9/11 world, where security and protection have taken a more offensive tactic, and the necessitation of more discreet and covert operations that don’t fit the Captains straight and narrow ideals. Continue reading “Captain America: The Winter Soldier”
“The Wolverine” has the special honor of being technically the sequel to two hated films in the X-Men universe, “”X-Men Origins: Wolverine” and “X-Men: The Last Stand.” With that in mind, the lack of marketing up until the last few months and the unsure vibe I was getting from the trailers, I didn’t know what to expect from Logan’s foray into Japan. Adapted from one of the most loved story-lines involving Wolverine, the film sees Logan go to Japan to say goodbye to someone from his past, not realizing the danger awaiting him. Between the Yakuza gang hunting down a … Continue reading The Wolverine
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?
Just five years after the last installment of Sam Raimi’s “Spiderman” series, Sony has set out to re-establish the web slinger in theatres. ‘The Amazing Spiderman” opens May 3 and stars Andrew Garfield as Peter Parker/Spiderman and Emma Stone as Gwen Stacy. Sally Field and Martin Sheen play Aunt May and Uncle Ben and Rhys Ifans plays the conflicted villain Dr. Curt Connors and his counterpart, the Lizard.
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”