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Bryan Singer and Sam Raimi are the two directors most responsible for the current age of the superhero film. Singer’s X-Men and Raimi’s Spider-Man presented their fantastic, impossible worlds as living, breathing entities, and made an effort to introduce a sense of scale to the worlds they built.
In a world of mutants and genetically engineered super spiders, life did in fact exist outside of Logan and Peter Parker’s brains. Xavier’s School for Gifted Youngsters has a variety of students in its background scenes, doing everything from playing basketball at mach speed to comfortably walking through a wall on the way to class. New Yorker’s react to Spider-Man’s actions and J. Jonah Jameson’s coverage of them, with reactions ranging from scorn and disgust to celebrating and trying to help the web-head in whatever way they can.
Beyond the new sense of scale to these amazing worlds, »
- Justin Harrison
It’s Monday, so we all know what that means! Yes, it’s time for another rundown of DVDs and Blu-ray’s hitting stores online and offline this week. It’s a jam-packed week, with plenty of movies waiting to take you money, so let us breakdown the new releases and highlight what you should – and shouldn’t – be buying from today, August 20th 2012.
Pick Of The Week
Puppet Master (DVD/Blu-ray)
Alex Whittaker and three other gifted psychics are investigating rumors that the secret of life has been discovered by master puppeteer Andre Toulon. But the psychics quickly discover Toulon’s secret of death in the form of five killer puppets – each one uniquely qualified for murder and mayhem. Tunneler has a nasty habit of boring holes in people with his drill bit head. Ms. Leech regurgitates killer leaches that suck her victims dry. Pinhead strangles his enemies with his powerful vice-like hands. »
2 items from 2012
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