13 items from 2012
This is the time of year when all manner of people and media post their best/worst selections of the year. The main purpose is to elicit outrage or agreement or bewilderment regarding the selections. Anyone can play. So I guess I will with these caveats. I’m not saying that what follows is the best of any the categories. It’s simply what I most enjoyed. Some books, TV shows, music, movies I simply didn’t experience (e.g. Argo and The Hobbit) or didn’t enjoy as much as those listed (i.e. the latest Dresden book, The Dark Knight Rises, The Amazing Spider-Man). I’m only touching on what was new in 2012 – not those things I’ve enjoyed from other years and enjoyed again in 2012.
Caveats away. Let’s get down to it.
Doctor Who: The mid-season finale didn’t please me as much as I hoped. »
- John Ostrander
20: The Raid: Redemption – The entire film
How does one choose their favourite scene from this high-speed, virtually nonstop adrenaline-packed martial arts pic? Could it be the sequence in which a refrigerator is used to destroy an entire floor of an apartment complex; or perhaps the final showdown between two brothers and the the chief henchmen? Or maybe it could be the sequence in which a machete pierces back n forth through a thin wall – and let us not forget the repeated wall-head-bashing leading to a semi-decapitation. The Raid: Redemption is basically a 101 minute highlight reel for actors Iko Uwais, Yayan Ruhian and Joe Taslim.
Perhaps the most unexpected gag found in Whedon’s The Avengers, is a brief moment in after teaming up to fight the villains, Hulk takes no issue in sucker punching Thor, proving that even the big green machine has a sense of humour. »
Every superhero needs a good villain, and over the years we’ve seen many a memorable brawl on the silver screen.
To celebrate the release of The Dark Knight Rises on DVD and Blu-Ray this week, we’ve racked our brains to narrow down the top 10 superhero movie fight scenes to date.
Here goes nothing…
If Avengers Assemble (2012) finally perfected Hulk on the big screen, then Louis Leterrier’s 2008 film showed that Marvel were moving in the right direction. As CGI battles go, the final showdown between Hulk and Abomination was impressive. Although we could have done without Betty’s (Liv Tyler) intervention, it was the first time that we got to see a foe who could physically challenge Bruce Banner’s alter-ego.
Best part: Hulk finds an alternative use for police cars. Specifically, boxing gloves.
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• Jonathan Hickman wraps up his tenure as Old Franklin teaches Young Franklin "How To Be A God!" Click on the preview pages below to view the full-size versions. Ff #23 Written by Jonathan Hickman Pencils by Nick Dragotta Cover by Kalman Andrasofszky • Hulk Vs. Doom-bots!!! Eeee-nuffzzaid-00011001010Boom! Click on the preview pages below to view the full-size versions. Incredible Hulk #15 Written by Jason Aaron Pencils by Jefte Palo Cover by Ed McGuinness »
by Ryan Rigley
Good news and bad news for Hulk fans last week as Marvel Studios' Kevin Feige weighed in on the possibilities of another film starring the not-so-jolly green giant. The good news? Another "Hulk" film is definitely still in the cards. The bad news? It won't happen until after the "Avengers" sequel in 2015. On the plus side, Feige appeared open-minded towards adapting one of Hulk's more recent popular stories from the comics — "Planet Hulk" or "World War Hulk" — even if he admitted to some possible problems with those tales.
"I think there's pitfalls of continuity-overload, and mythology getting so dense that it almost collapses in on itself," stated Kevin Feige on the matter of a "Planet Hulk/Word War Hulk" movie. "It happens every few decades or so in the comics. Apart from that, I'd say everything is on the table."
Everything, you say? In that case, »
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• The Defenders from the Future hope to set out on the adventure of a lifetime, and only the Fantastic Four can help them get there. Click on the preview pages below to view the full-size versions. Fantastic Four #609 Written by Jonathan Hickman Pencils & Cover by Ryan Stegman • Hulk Vs. Wolverine!!! • Hulk Vs. The Thing!!! • The conclusion of Stay Angry! What devious plan has Banner been up to? Revealed Here!!!! Click on the preview pages below to view the full-size versions. The Incredible Hulk #12 Written by Jason Aaron Pencils by Carlos Pacheco Cover by Michael Komarck »
At the end of each month, the Sound On Sight staff will band together to write an article about their favourite scenes in films released. Here are our favourite scenes from the month of May.
Warning: Of course, spoilers are in full effect here!
In perhaps the most unexpected gag found in Whedon’s The Avengers, is a brief moment in after teaming up to fight the villains, Hulk takes no issue in sucker punching Thor , proving that even the big green machine has a sense of humour. It is these comedic beats that helps The Avengers stand apart from most generic superhero movies of late.
The Avengers - Hulk smashes Loki
How often have we gone to the movies and had to sit through a scene in which a film’s villain delivers their useless monologue of why and how he or »
The Daily has released the 2nd segment of their video interview with the visual effects supervisor of Industrial Light & Magic, on the box-office sensation Marvel's The Avengers. Now revolving around the jaw-dropping special effects for Mark Ruffalo's Incredible Hulk, the video also includes great still photos showcasing the making of one of the most memorable scuffles in a comic book movie; Hulk vs. Thor. Watch the video below! In other Avengers-related news, conceptual artist Adi Granov has released his initial designs for the Chitauri aliens. Marvel Studios presents in association with Paramount Pictures “Marvel’s The Avengers”--the super hero team up of a lifetime, featuring iconic Marvel super heroes Iron Man, the Incredible Hulk, Thor, Captain America, Hawkeye and Black Widow. When an unexpected enemy emerges that threatens global safety and security, Nick Fury, Director of the international peacekeeping agency »
Directed by: Joss Whedon
Running Time: 2 hrs 22 mins
Release Date: May 4, 2012
Who’S It For? Do you love blockbusters, but consistently feel a little let down by the spectacle of it all? See this one, I think it will fulfill that void.
Check out The Scorecard Review’s complete coverage of The Avengers
Fun. Pure blockbuster fun. That’s what Whedon, Downey Jr., Ruffalo and the rest of this cast and crew give you with The Avengers. It’s amazing that this film even exists. I mean, think of the films that led up to it — Iron Man, Iron Man 2, The Incredible Hulk, Captain America, »
- Jeff Bayer
Get ready for a sequel to 2012′s biggest blockbuster to date. Executives at Disney have confirmed that there will be a sequel to The Avengers.
Which superheroes are you looking forward to the most?
However, this fan wants to see Mark Ruffalo reprise his role as The Hulk more than anything. Although Hulk may not work as a character in a solo movie (sorry Ed Norton, but we’ve yet to really get a superb solo Hulk movie), he works extremely well in a team-oriented flick where he can just steal focus at the right times.
Editor’S Choice: Joss Whedon Gets the Hulk Right – Finally
If you stuck around until the end of the credits, you probably also caught the tease »
- Bags Hooper
Fight coordinator Jonathan Eusebio leads MTV News through the movie's biggest battles.
By Kevin P. Sullivan
Photo: Marvel Studios
As you're watching "The Avengers" on the big screen, it's easy to forget that the heroes you see fighting the alien invaders are actually paid actors and that those actors learned their moves not from a secret government agency like S.H.I.E.L.D., but from fight coordinator Jonathan Eusebio.
Eusebio spoke with MTV News in the lead-up to Marvel's ultimate crossover to walk us through each key fight scene.
There are some minor spoilers ahead, so if you haven't seen "The Avengers" yet, consider yourself warned.
Black Widow in Chair
"Joss [Whedon] already had in his head how he wants the fight to look and how he thinks she would get out of this situation. He gave us notes on what he wants, »
In a word, The Avengers is a Marvel.
When I was a kid, comic books literally defined my life. Back then, Thursdays were new comic days if you lived near a shop, which I didn't and had to trek five miles each week, or I'd have to wait to hit the spinner racks at my local drug store to get my monthly adventures of Thor, Batman, Superman, The Uncanny X-Men, and The Avengers. And each week, I would devour these stories, reading and re-reading each issue, and then I'd study the art, panel-by-panel, page-by-page.
Afterwards, my friends and I would sit around the playground at school, or at the lunch table, and we'd debate who was better, Superman or Spider-Man (Superman, seriously), who would win in a fight between Wolverine and Batman (Wolverine, sorry folks), and we would always dream of the holy grail of all comic book fans: The Avengers movie! »
Duke Nukem takes on some Nazis, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 gets a new round of Minimate figures, and more.
Marvel unveils the latest batch of Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 MiniMates
With series two on the way next month, Marvel is showing off the current lineup of tiny Marvel and Capcom toys with which to to reenact your favorite 3v3 matchups. Here's who's included in the current set:
Captain America vs. Ryu
Doctor Doom vs. Wesker
X-23 vs. Felicia (specialty exclusive)
More on Marvel.com
There's also a batch of Toys R Us exclusive characters to be on the lookout for:
Captain America vs. Ryu
Doctor Doom vs. Wesker
Thor vs. Amaterasu (Tru exclusive)
M.O.D.O.K. vs. Akuma (Tru exclusive)
More on Marvel.com
Duke Nukem: Glorious Bastard and Crysis TPBs from Idw Publishing
Idw Publishing is collecting two of its »
- Charles Webb
13 items from 2012
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