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The holiday shopping season is officially upon us, and that means it's time to take a look back at the last year of Blu-ray releases to help you decide which packages will have the horror fans on your list grinning from ear-to-ear!
With the Xbox One, the PlayStation 4, the PlayStation 3, and really cheap standalone players all Blu-ray ready, there's never been a better time to make that jump into high definition. If you've been holding out, throw caution to the wind, kids! Blu is where it's at! If you already own the DVD of your favorite flick, is there a need to replace it with a Blu-ray? I'm here to answer all of your questions in the annual...
Before we get into my picks, let's take a second to explain how I rated them. They're broken down into three categories:
Can't Miss -- Must Haves: These are the cream of the crop! »
- Uncle Creepy
Following last month’s announcement that Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Elizabeth Olsen have officially signed on to join Joss Whedon’s line-up for Avengers: Age of Ultron, it looks like Whedon will be bringing another new member to the cast, but one we’ve already met.
Word first surfaced over on Bleeding Cool and was then confirmed by HitFix that Don Cheadle is set to reprise his role as Colonel James “Rhodey” Rhodes (a.k.a. War Machine), last seen earlier this year in Iron Man 3.
Like many characters from Phase One, he was missing from Whedon’s original The Avengers, but it’s looking like Whedon is putting together an even greater team – clearly, »
- Kenji Lloyd
With this past summer’s Iron Man 3 wrapping up the Iron Man-centric section of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, many fans have been wondering whether there’s still space for supporting players from that trilogy to appear in the star-studded, highly-anticipated sequel Avengers: Age of Ultron. Today, USA Today indirectly confirmed that Don Cheadle’s badass Lieutenant Colonel James “Rhodey” Rhodes (also known as War Machine and the Iron Patriot) will indeed play a role in the film, substantiating rumors from way back in April.
“I have a production meeting [for Avengers: Age of Ultron] after I get off the phone with you actually,” said Cheadle during an interview with USA Today reporter Arienne Thompson.
Rhodes played a major role in Iron Man 3, fighting alongside his friend Tony Stark/Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.) to take down an army of Extremis-afflicted super-soldiers led by the megalomaniacal Aldrich Killian (Guy Pearce). The actor performed »
- Isaac Feldberg
We know that Joss Whedon is expanding the roster of Earth's Mightiest Heroes for The Avengers: Age of Ultron with the addition of Godzilla duo Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Elizabeth Olsen as Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch, but it seems that Colonel James Rhodes will also be providing back-up, with reports suggesting that the Iron Man 2 and Iron Man 3 star is set to appear in the hotly-anticipated 2015 sequel.
Word of Cheadle's casting originally stems from USA Today, while Bleeding Cool has seemingly confirmed the story, as well as suggesting that British actor Simon McBurney (Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, The Borgias) is being lined up as "the new Jarvis - not a computer voice Jarvis, mind you, but an actual Butler called Jarvis - or at least called Jarvis by Tony Stark." As always, it's probably worth holding off for official confirmation from Marvel on both of these, but considering how »
- Gary Collinson
Update: HitFix is saying that they have confirmed Cheadle's role in The Avengers: Age of Ultron, but don't mention exactly verified the information. The original story in its entirety is below. There's been a good amount of time spent wondering if Don Cheadle's Col. James "Rhodey" Rhodes would ever emerge from being a side character in the Iron Man movies to become a member of The Avengers cast, and today a new rumors has surfaced suggesting that the character's time may be coming in 2015. Bleeding Cool has apparently learned from their sources close to the production that Cheadle will be on the cast list for Joss Whedon's upcoming The Avengers: Age of Ultron. From a logic point of view, this does make a considerable amount of sense. The end of Shane Black's Iron Man 3 featured Robert Downey Jr.'s Tony Stark destroying his entire cache of »
Don Cheadle, taking over the role of James “Rhodey” Rhodes from Terrence Howard for the Iron Man sequel, had the chance to suit up in armor of his own, dubbed War Machine. The character was nowhere to be found when New York came under attack by alien forces in The Avengers and his absence was explained in the Iron Man 3 prequel comic.
Since Iron Man 3 gave much more screen time and action sequences to Rhodey, will Marvel Studios and writer-director Joss Whedon find another way to not include him in The Avengers: Age of Ultron or will Cheadle get his wish and become another armored Avenger? We spoke with the actor at last year’s Comic-Con and again before Iron Man 3 ...
- Rob Keyes
Entertainment Geekly is a weekly column that examines contemporary pop culture through a geek lens and simultaneously examines contemporary geek culture through a pop lens. So many lenses! Click here for past columns.
My favorite awards show is the Golden Globes, specifically because the Golden Globes are completely unbeholden by the intrinsic questions of Quality and Tradition and Making Basic Coherent Sense that so bedevils other awarding bodies. Nobody really thinks the Golden Globes mean anything, and so the mere fact of their continued existence — and increasing popularity — actually grade-inflates them into meaning something. They are handed out by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, »
- Darren Franich
Since replacing Terrance Howard as Tony Stark’s best pal Jim Rhodes in Marvel’s Iron Man 2, the ever-likeable Don Cheadle has made the military man role his own in both sequels featuring the high-flying metallic superhero. Sadly, Cheadle wasn’t called into action during The Avengers as they assembled during the ‘Battle Of New York”.
However, fans of ‘Rhodey’ (aka Iron Patriot and War Machine) may not have to wait for another Iron Man adventure (if there is even one planned, as star Robert Downey Jr. is said to be considering his future) to see the wisecracking side-kick. Cheadle has confirmed he will reprise his role in Joss Whedon’s upcoming Avengers: Age Of Ultron. Saying he has:
“a part to film in the next Avengers movie,”
- Craig Hunter
In what might have been an accidental reveal after being woken up with a nomination for a Golden Globe for the Showtime series "House of Lies," actor Don Cheadle has revealed that he will be popping up in The Avengers: Age of Ultron. USA Today (via ScreenCrush) spoke with the actor this morning who said that he was heading to a production meeting for the Marvel sequel after he got off the phone with the newspaper. We don't know if Colonel James Rhodes will suit up as War Machine or Iron Patriot to help out Iron Man and The Avengers, but this is good news since his presence in the first assembly was missed. More below! Cheadle has seen plenty of action alongside Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark, but this will be the first time he comes into contact with any of the other members of The Avengers. War »
- Ethan Anderton
The story doesn't include an actual quote from the actor saying he has been cast in this Marvel Phase Two sequel, but it does say that the actor, "has a part to film in the next Avengers movie," along with his Miles Davis biopic Kill the Trumpet Player.
What's interesting is Don Cheadle's Marvel involvement has been limited to just Iron Man 2 and Iron Man 3. He did not appear in last year's blockbuster Marvel's The Avengers. However, while promoting Iron Man 3, the actor did hint about having conversations with Joss Whedon about appearing in Avengers: Age of Ultron. The actor also mentioned visiting the set of next year's Captain America: The Winter Soldier, but it »
Could Don Cheadle be suiting up for "Avengers: Age of Ultron"? According to Bleeding Cool, yes.
The site writes that Cheadle and his character James "Rhodey" Rhodes are "certainly on the docket for the sequel" to 2012's "The Avengers." But just how Iron Man's sidekick will be involved in the follow-up is anyone's guess.
SlashFilm posits that Rhodey's beefed up role in "Iron Man 3" indicates that he could become a bigger part of the Marvel Universe -- and assume one of his comic identities, War Machine and Iron Patriot -- in the future. Of course, Cheadle's participation in the continuing adventures of "The Avengers" has yet to be confirmed, so consider this news just a rumor until there's an official announcement from the actor, director Joss Whedon, or studio Marvel.
"Avengers: Age of Ultron" is due out on May 1, 2015.
[via Bleeding Cool, h/t SlashFilm] »
- Katie Roberts
5) Iron Man 3 Although I didn't love Marvel's third Iron Man movie, I enjoyed it enough for it to be included in this best of list. The film certainly divided fans - but seemingly more for that endlessly debated Mandarin twist than for the problems I had with it. While frequently funny, I felt humor was used a bit too much throughout, offsetting some of the drama. That doesn't mean there aren't some incredible sequences on show, and of course we get another excellent turn from Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark. A very entertaining action comedy, with maybe just a bit too much emphasis on the comedy for my liking. But while not reaching the heights of the first Iron Man, Shane Black's film is a definite improvement on the second. A very good, if not quite great start to Marvel's Phase 2. 4) The Wolverine A very pleasant surprise »
With the main horde of superhero actors and their villain officially on board, there're surely other supporting cast members and cameo reveals to look forward to in Marvel's next big superhero assembly, The Avengers: Age of Ultron. While filming starts next spring, actor Don Cheadle has seemingly revealed to USA Today that he'll have "a part to film in the next Avengers movie," which indicates that he'll reprise his Iron Man 3 role as Colonel James 'Rhodey' Rhodes alongside Iron Man, Robert Downey Jr. But will Rhodey also suit up as War Machine... er Iron Patriot? We should note that the USA Today article intended to highlight Don Cheadle's response to him being recognized at the Golden Globes for his Showtime series House of Lies, so it failed include the actor's actual quote about the Age of Ultron. However, the context does imply that Cheadle declared his inclusion in »
Remember when movie sequels were rare, trilogies were reserved for a holy few, and franchises that extended on to five, six, or even seven movies were strictly the domain of slumming series like Police Academy or Nightmare on Elm Street? Cling to your memories, because your kids will find those stories awfully quaint in twenty years, when you’re taking them to the multiplex to decide between Iron Man 15 and the fourth series reboot of Spider-Man. These days, you’re nothing if you don’t have a megafranchise running in perpetuity, as evidenced by this week’s bonanza of sequel news: Paramount is moving ahead with sequels to World War Z and Jack Reacher, the new Terminator film has begun casting, Disney has acquired rights to future Indiana Jones movies, and Universal is working on a radical rewrite of the seventh Fast and Furious movie. But which studios have the »
- Kyle Buchanan
The Avengers: Age Of Ultron is still far enough away that the main cast haven't read the script yet, but tidbits continue to leak regarding characters that will be appearing in the highly anticipated sequel. With the plot looking to center on Tony Stark creating Ultron and then needing to team with The Avengers to stop his creation, there is a good likelihood that some Iron Man alumni will appear in the film. Bleeding Cool has gotten the scoop on a pair of Iron Man characters that may »
- Alex Maidy
Whether you get into the Fast & Furious franchise or not, there is no denying its massive popularity and ability to rule at the box office. A lot of the success of the franchise has come from the fact that in the past three movies, it has moved from a street racing series to basically a mix of muscle-car James Bond with the Oceans Eleven films hopped up on NoS. This past summer, Fast & Furious 6 went head-to-head in the summer box office with some of the biggest names in blockbusters, including Iron Man, Superman, and Gru’s Minions. While there’s no comparing the characters in Fast & Furious 6 with the Minions (although Ludacris and Tyrese Gibson try their hardest to be that charming), Dominic Toretto (Vin Diesel) gave Superman a run for his money. Not only did Fast & Furious 6 best Man of Steel’s international box office, Dom performed his own Superman-like stunt to save »
- Kevin Carr
We’re not always aces when it comes to accurate prophecy, we comic book pundits, though we shouldn’t hang our collective head too far down because prophecy doesn’t seem to be anybody’s strong point.
Anyway, almost eight years ago, in a precursor of this weekly blather, when I was younger and less evolved – I still had fur on top – I wondered if the meme of the costumed superhero was passé. Quoth I: “…what we’re asking now is, are costumed heroes an idea whose time has gone? Has the genre become too sophisticated for this part of its yesterday? Apparently, those who labor in television think so. None of video’s superfolk wear stuff that couldn’t be gotten at an upscale mall…”
That was then and this is now and the fortune telling implicit in what’s quoted above was as accurate as your newspaper’s daily horoscope. »
- Dennis O'Neil
In case you missed it, Marvel’s Iron Man & Hulk: Heroes United was released last week and we’ve got one giveaway package of the Blu-ray Combo Pack along with an exclusive Iron Man MiniMate courtesy of our friends at Shout! Factory.
In order to win, tell us who would win a fight — Iron Man or the Hulk — and why. Your entries have to be received by 11:59 p.m., Saturday, December 14. Open only to readers in the United States and Canada. The judgment of ComicMix‘s judges will be final.
Marvel makes history again with one of the greatest Heroic team ups in the universe. Hulk’s brute strength and Tony Stark’s high-tech intellect come together to create a powerful duo necessary to face off against one of the most dangerous enemies.
When “Zzzax,” a seemingly invincible, energy devouring monster threatens to destroy the planet, these two »
- Robert Greenberger
This is seriously the most entertaining wedding ceremony I've ever seen. When the priest asks for any objections, the action begins, and it just escalates from there! The groom ends up taking on a knight, a group of ninjas, angry bellhops, even Iron Man, Batman, and WWE legend Jimmy Hart show up for the fun. Every wedding should have at least one fight sequence! Thanks to Geekologie!
- Joey Paur
Jennifer Aniston has already hosted an A-list celebrity Christmas Party for 2013 - check out the celebrity guest list. The 44-year-old actress had an A-list guest list which included Gwyneth Paltrow - who dated Jennifer's ex-husband Brad Pitt between 1994 until 1997 - and her spouse, Coldplay frontman Chris Martin, to her Bel Air mansion on Sunday night. Their mutual pal Chelsea Handler and Jennifer's former 'Friends' co-star Courteney Cox - who was seen driving to the bash alongside a mystery man - were also in attendance. In addition, Robert Downey Jr. - who stars with Gwyneth in the 'Iron Man' films - and his wife Susan, 'Arrested Development' actors Will Arnett and Jason Bateman, and Tobey McGuire and his wife, celebrity jewellery designer Jennifer Meyer, were all spotted at the festive bash. Jennifer threw the party with her fiancé Justin Theroux - who she fell for on the »
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