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‘Vacation’ review – skip this road trip

It’s rarely a good sign when you’ve reached the point of prolonged silence and eye rolling that you decide to start counting the number of times a comedy makes you laugh.

‘Vacation,’ a relaunch no one demanded, hits the road hoping to revive the same spirit of family unity and hi-jinks of the beloved series starring Chevy Chase and Beverly D’Angelo instead takes a wrong turn and gets lost on Painfully Unfunny Junction. Continue reading ‘Vacation’ review – skip this road trip

Thor arrives in Hot Toys’ ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ line

Hot Toys Thor Avengers Age of Ultron figure - upclose detail

After posing my Captain America from Hot Toys ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ line — review coming shortly — it became very clear to me that I’m gonna need to get the Thor from AOU as well.

Hot Toys must have somehow known as they unveiled the Thor from the popular series. Hopefully he’ll be scaled a little taller to be the appropriate height compared to the other Avengers. Continue reading Thor arrives in Hot Toys’ ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ line

5 reasons we need an extended cut of Avengers: Age of Ultron

I’ve seen it twice now and those 141 minutes of Avengers: Age of Ultron fly by way too quickly.

Avengers-Age-of-Ultron-China-Fan-Event-Joss-Whedon-Robert-Robert-Downey-Jr-Mark-Ruffalo-002In his scorching the Marvel Universe bride-burning tour, Joss Whedon has said there’s a lot more he wanted to pack into the movie including a cameo by Spider-Man and Captain Marvel.

While the cameos didn’t make it, Whedon did film a 195-minute cut of the film and for all my fellow Avengers addicts like myself, we kinda need the Lord of the Rings Extended Edition for the biggest Marvel epic yet. Here’s five of the biggest reasons some of which are confirmed scenes Whedon (in interviews with Empire Film Podcast and Collider) shot while others I’m hoping were cut for time (spoiler-heavy so consider yourself warned)… Continue reading 5 reasons we need an extended cut of Avengers: Age of Ultron

Avengers: Age of Ultron review – 2015’s mightiest epic blockbuster

Avengers - Age of Ultron - Hulk, Captain America, Thor, Iron Man, Hawkeye and Black Widow

With ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron,’ Marvel Studios’ crown jewel of its billion dollar franchise captures lighting (from Mjlonir) in a bottle again.

That ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ is every bit the ridiculously entertaining, goofy grin-inducer (perhaps even moreso) as its 2012 predecessor makes this even more impressive. With ‘Marvel’s The Avengers,’ we didn’t really know what to expect, but now the expectations are set and with Hawkeye-like precision ‘Ultron’ meets them in a way that audiences should leave thoroughly satisfied. Continue reading Avengers: Age of Ultron review – 2015’s mightiest epic blockbuster

‘Marvel’s The Avengers’ review – The new standard of comic book excellence

Courtesy Walt Disney Pictures [From Left] Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson), Thor (Chris Hemsworth), Captain America (Chris Evans), Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner), Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.), and Hulk (Mark Ruffalo) prepare for the final battle

One of the biggest questions for this summer movie season was would arguably the most ambitious blockbuster project actually deliver? After all, Marvel Studios invested four years and five films into setting up “Marvel’s The Avengers.”

After seeing it twice, I was tempted to simply write stop what you’re doing and go see it right now. No, seriously. Go right now. But in case you needed more convincing, here goes. Continue reading ‘Marvel’s The Avengers’ review – The new standard of comic book excellence

Chris Evans may not be ready to hang up Captain America’s shield after contract expires

Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr and Chris Hemsworth Avengers picsLooks like Chris Evans may not be as ready to move on from the Avengers franchise just yet.

Earlier last year there were rumblings that Evans wouldn’t be re-upping his Marvel Studios’ contract and retiring from work in front of the camera to focus more on directing. Lately though, Evans sounds pretty excited about future Marvel projects. Continue reading Chris Evans may not be ready to hang up Captain America’s shield after contract expires

‘The Avengers’ may save the day, but they’re terrible at Family Feud

Avengers-Cast-on-Jimmel-Kimmel-LivePerhaps teasing the side break down for next year’s ‘Captain America: Civil War,’ Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo and Jeremy Renner took on Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson and Chris Hemsworth in their most heated matchup yet — playing Family Feud on Jimmy Kimmel Live.

The cast seemed to have a ball even though clearly none of them are watching the show these days. Yet another difference between myself and these A-list actors.