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Is Guardians Of The Galaxy far enough behind us now to mention that it had some flaws?
Before you reach for your digital pitchforks, that’s not suggesting that Gotg wasn’t a very good film indeed; it was fun, funny, exciting and the same but different in the best possible way – a perfect summer movie. Almost.
Freddy Got Fingered aside, there’s no such thing as a perfect movie. Ronan was an imposing but rather empty, 2D nemesis, Thanos looked like an unfinished character from a computer game cut scene and Nebula was a nebulous presence, and that’s without going in to some of the more general criticisms that tend to recur in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
There are now ten entries in the McU, and as much as it’s tempting to award the studio a perfect ten, this position doesn’t stand up to scrutiny. »
- Jonathan Cordiner
Of all the Marvel Cinematic Universe Phase 3 movies that were announced at a live event on Tuesday the 28th of October this year (Captain America: Civil War, Doctor Strange, Guardians of the Galaxy 2, Thor: Ragnarok, Black Panther, Avengers: Infinity War Part 1, Captain Marvel, Inhumans and Avengers: Infinity War Part 2), Thor: Ragnarok certainly stands out as one of the most intriguing when you think about what it could entail.
It did seem to slip under the radar as far as a lot of people were concerned, amidst a bunch of epic movies that include a cinematic version of Civil War and the final showdown with Thanos over two Infinity War movies, but Marvel president and regular movie consultant Kevin Feige has stated that the movie will actually be a pivotal one in the grand scheme of things:
This is a very important movie for us in Phase 3. We plan »
- K.J. Stewart
Princess fever is sweeping the land. In its first 24 hours, the trailer for Cinderella was viewed 4.2 million times on YouTube and 33 million times on Facebook, the biggest showing in history for a Disney movie, excluding Marvel releases, and a fairy-tale start for any film. Kenneth Branagh directs the live-action retelling of the classic story, starring Cate Blanchett as the wicked stepmother and Downton Abbey's Lily James as Ella. Read more Trailer Report: 'Avengers: Age of Ultron' Beats 'Fifty Shades' for Best First Week of 2014 Cinderella, hitting theaters March 13, follows the blockbuster success of
- Pamela McClintock
Take another look @ set footage of 'Captain America' (Chris Evans) from the South Korean set of director Joss Whedon's Marvel Studios production' "Avengers Age of Ultron", currently in post-production:
The film is scripted and directed by Joss Whedon and features an ensemble cast that also includes Robert Downey, Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Jeremy Renner, Samuel L. Jackson, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Elizabeth Olsen and James Spader.
Note the stylized 'A' of the "Avengers" logo is now emblazoned on the left shoulder of the updated 'Captain America' costume.
Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "Avengers: Age Of Ultron"...
- Michael Stevens
Netflix and The Weinstein Company are joining the historical epic TV game with the upcoming miniseries "Marco Polo," based on the famous adventures of the Venetian merchant visiting 13th century China. Italian actor Lorenzo Richelmy is playing Polo, who travels to the court of Mongolian conquerer Kublai Khan (Benedict Wong), where he's drawn into a world of romance, intrigue and inter-dynastic drama. Zhu Zhu, Remy Hii, Olivia Cheng, Rick Yune, Claudia Kim ("Avengers: Age of Ultron") and Joan Chen ("Twin Peaks") co-star. The ten-episode series was crated by John Fusco, who will exec produce and serve as showrunner along with "Game of Thrones" vet Dan Minahan. Joachim Rønning and Espen Sandberg ("Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales") directed the first two hours and will also serve as executive producers. "Marco Polo" was filmed in Italy, Kazakhstan and Malaysia. All ten episodes of premiere on Friday, December 12 at 12:01 a. »
- Dave Lewis
Agents Of Shield renews its focus on the series' main mystery, and is all the better for it. Here's James' review...
This review contains spoilers.
2.8 The Things We Bury
Having uncovered the truth about the alien writing in the previous episode, Shield is taking the initiative to track down the city it points at. Good stuff. Straight in with the plot. Oh, they've done it already? That was fast.
In case it wasn't clear, I'm finding the pacing on Shield a little odd. Specifically, the shortness of the subplots. Fitz has Simmons in his head, but before they can explore that idea in any depth, it's over. Simmons has infiltrated Hydra, but before they can tell any stories within that status quo, it's over. Ward's brother turns up in the previously-unmentioned position of senator, and before they can explore it, he's dead. The lack of a status quo makes episodes unpredictable, »
Scarlett Johansson stepped out Tuesday night at the 2nd annual Champions of Rockaway Hurricane Sandy Benefit in New York City, sporting a small silver band on her ring finger.
News: Scarlett Johansson Is All Smiles at First Post-Baby Red Carpet!
If this were Jennifer Garner, Angelina Jolie, Beyoncé, or any other married Hollywood A-lister, we typically wouldn’t think twice about it. However, the rumors started flying when the Avengers star sported the band in addition to the already gorgeous Art Deco engagement ring on that same finger.
The 29-year-old attended the event with her incredibly handsome twin brother Hunter. But even despite his good looks, we just couldn’t take our eyes off of ScarJo and how great she looked after having a baby just two months ago!
News: Scarlett Johansson Shows Off Her Post-Baby Body While Kissing Fiancé
Scarlett and French journalist Romain Dauriac have been »
Welcome To Issue 72!
If This Is Your First Time Here: Welcome! This is my weekly column where I talk about superhero movie news, rumors and speculation. Dr. Strange director Scott Derrickson thinks I'm a F*cktard. Sony claims things I say have “no validity whatsoever.”
This Week: Marvel casting abound! But what does it mean? That plus a probably not true breakdown of the whole plot of the upcoming Fantastic Four movie.
With the announcement that Daniel Bruhl was joining Captain America: Civil War as a villain, the internet was sent into detective-mode (not by Serial) to try and discover who this new villain is and why Variety claimed Bruhl’s character would be back as the antagonist in Doctor Strange.
That made no sense, as there’s not a Mystical Marvel character that would naturally fit into what we understand will be a Tony Stark Vs. Stever Rogers whilst pining for Bucky movie. »
Ant-Man may not be getting the same amount of attention right now as The Avengers: Age of Ultron (how many edits can they make with one trailer?), but Marvel is slowly working towards getting the general public familiar with the shrinking superhero. They debuted brief behind the scenes footage of the film during the Marvel: 75 Years, From Pulp to Pop! TV special, a trailer will likely be released in the coming months, and now it.s been announced that readers will get to follow Ant-Man.s exploits next year in prose form with the novel Ant-Man: Natural Enemy. Marvel (via THR) has announced that that Ant-Man: Natural Enemy, written by Jason Starr, will be released on June 3, 2015. The story will focus on Scott Lang, described as a "an ex-con, single parent and part-time superhero," moving to a new city with his daughter, Cassie. This novel follows Marvel.s other recent »
Scarlett Johansson brought a very special date - her twin brother, Hunter Johansson - to the second annual Champions of Rockaway Hurricane Sandy Benefit in NYC on Tuesday. The actress, who gave birth two months ago, left her fiancé, Romain Dauriac, at home and instead chose to make the charity event a family affair. While at the event, Scarlett explained her and Hunter's connection to the Big Apple: "Hunter and I were here in New York . . . seeing the city shaken once more [by Hurricane Sandy]; it was totally, totally shocking for the people that were living here. Two years later, people are feeling huge effects of this devastating loss." Scarlett has slowly been easing back into public life ever since she gave birth to daughter Rose back in September. She made her first postbaby appearance earlier this month when she hosted a special screening for The Theory of Everything for her former costar Eddie Redmayne. »
While genre fans have a few huge movies to get excited about in 2015, largely Avengers: Age of Ultron, Ant-Man and Star Wars: The Force Awakens, next year will also feature the return of the Barden Bellas in the highly-anticipated Pitch Perfect 2. Entertainment Weekly has offered the first look at this sequel, with stars Anna Kendrick, Rebel Wilson and Brittany Snow gracing this week's magazine cover.
Very little is known about the plot thus far, but EW reveals that Anna Kendrick's Beca has landed an internship with a major record label, and that she is still dating Skylar Astin's Jesse. Elizabeth Banks, who executive produced 2012's Pitch Perfect and had a small role as Gail, is both reprising her role on camera and making her directorial debut. The actress/filmmaker joked that it was a "stupid idea" to take on this sequel.
"This is the stupidest idea I've ever had. »
The biggest question left lingering in 2014 has finally been answered. Yes, Chris Hemsworth is the sexiest man alive. At least according to People Magazine. You can see the Thor and Marvel's The Avengers star on the cover below, as he is joined by fellow Marvel co-stars Chris Pratt (Guardians of the Galaxy) and Idris Elba (Thor).
About the honors, Chris Hemsworth, age 31 and father of 3, stated:
"[It's] pretty funny...I think you've bought me a couple of weeks of bragging rights around the house. I can just say to [my wife (Spanish model Elsa Patak)], 'Now remember, this is what the people think, so I don't need to do the dishes anymore, I don't need to change nappies. I'm above that. I've made it now.'"
Chris Hemsworth recently completed the Marvel adventure Avengers: Age of Ultron, which hits theaters this summer. He'll then return in Thor: Ragnarok in 2017. But that's not all the actor has lined up, »
After earning over $768 million worldwide to become the third highest grossing Marvel movie of all-time and being the box office champion of 2014, Guardians of the Galaxy will be aiming to conquer the home entertainment market with its Blu-ray and DVD arriving in the UK on November 24, 2014. In order to mark the occasion Flickering Myth will be posting a series of interviews exploring the visual effects created for the space opera which features a catchy soundtrack, sharp wit, stunning visuals, and crazy action sequences.
To get things started Marvel and Disney have provide us with 20 pieces of concept art which explores the world building overseen by the comic book studio, filmmaker James Gunn (Super) and Charles Wood (Avengers: Age of Ultron) who handled the production design. Of course, a special mention has to go out to Visual Effects Supervisor Stephane Cerette (Thor: The Dark World) and the massive visual effects team »
- Trevor Hogg
Comic books fans have never had it so good.
After Joel Shumacher turned the Dark Knight into tacky trite, it looked like superhero movies had been killed off forever, that there was no place left for them in a world where films like Titanic and Men In Black ruled the box office. However, like a phoenix from the ashes, X-Men arrived a few short years later to prove that comic book movies still had potential and that rubber nipples were no longer necessary to keep the genre afloat. In 2005, Batman Begins took superheroes to a darker place, where gruff shouty voices and batmobile killing sprees were all the rage, but it wasn’t until Marvel released Iron Man that the comic book renaissance got into full swing.
Never before had a company meticulously planned out their release schedule quite like Marvel Studios, who gradually built up their cinematic universe with each release. »
- David Opie
Hemsworth, 31, had been part of a long list of celebs whose names were floating around as possible contenders for the title. Many actually considered him a long shot compared to actors like Neil Patrick Harris, Chris Pratt, Matthew McConaughey and his younger brother, Hunger Games heartthrob Liam Hemsworth. All these men had projects come out this year, and/or are set to have something come out soon.
News: Chris Hemsworth Is People Magazine's 2014 Sexiest Man Alive
Yet, when the identity of Sexiest Man Alive was revealed, the world let out a collective cry of, "Oh. Okay, yeah. I guess that makes sense. He's… yeah, he's hot, sure. Why not?"
However, it didn't take long for the internet to make some suggestions of their own on who should have been chosen for this coveted cover.
Nobody saw this one coming, right?In a year where Chris Pratt dominated the box office and won over the hearts of everyone worldwide, another Chris was just named Sexiest Man Alive by People Magazine: Chris Hemsworth.That's right, Thor himself got the honor, despite not starring in any films this year or having anything to promote. Next year would actually make more sense for him, as he'll star in "Avengers: Age of Ultron," "In the Heart of the Sea," "Blackhat" and "Vacation."He follows in the footsteps of Adam Levine, Channing Tatum and Bradley Cooper."I think you’ve bought me a couple of weeks of bragging rights around the house," Chris tells the mag. "I can just say to her, 'Now remember, this is what the people think, so I don’t need to do the dishes anymore, I don’t need to change nappies. I’m above that. »
- tooFab Staff
"...'The Avengers' make their explosive return to the big screen this spring, and we’ve got everything you need to prepare right here! First, relive the historic first meeting between Marvel’s mightiest heroes as Loki’s plot to gain ultimate power sparks a worldwide manhunt, a vicious battle against the invading 'Chitauri' in the heart of New York City and the founding of the mighty 'Avengers'!
"Next, thrill to an all-new 'Infinite'-style adventure in the 'Marvel Cinematic Universe'! What world-shaking threats have the Avengers battled since their last film?
"And can anything prepare them for the looming peril »
- Michael Stevens
Last week, new featurettes from the Guardians of the Galaxy special features gave us a little glimpse at Ronan the Accuser (Lee Pace) accepting Star-Lord's (Chris Pratt) "dance-off" challenge. Today, we have that hilarious dance-off sequence in its entirety as part of the full gag reel that will be included on the Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray and DVD sets on December 9.
As you can see in the video below, everyone gets in on the action, including Zoe Saldana (Gamora), Dave Bautista (Drax the Destroyer) and a number of extras. These bloopers and outtakes even include fully-rendered versions of Rocket Raccoon (Bradley Cooper) and Groot (Vin Diesel), along with other stars such as Michael Rooker flubbing his lines, Karen Gillan getting a bit too close to Zoe Saldana during a fight scene, and much more.
This gag reel is just a tiny part of the special features, which includes a sneak peek »
Marvel is clearly kicking DC's ass when it come to their comic book movies, and I think they will continue to do so. DC is sure to make some great upcoming movies, but I don't think they will be as good as what Marvel is accomplishing. Marvel just has a better grasp on their stories and the universe they've created. This isn't the only thing Marvel is great at, though. They also show a respect for their fan base and they know how to treat them.
GeekTyrant.com was launched at the same time Jon Favreau's first Iron Man film was released, and my very first post was a review of that film. In a way, Marvel was the catalyst for what GeekTyrant would become. I think that’s all thanks to Favreau and his love for the fans. That guy knows what he’s doing when it comes fan interaction, »
- Joey Paur
Artist Chris Middleton created this captivating piece of fan art for Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron. We’ve seen a lot of fan made posters for this movie over the last several months, but this is by far one of the best that I’ve seen. It’s such a very slick and polished looking design. I love the whole layout and the placement of the characters. You can check out some of the details of the illustration below.
- Joey Paur
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