May 2, 2013
Action/Adventure, Comic Book, Movie Reviews
Clark Gregg, Don Cheadle, Iron Man 2, Mickey Rourke, Robert Downey Jr., Sam Rockwell, Samuel L. Jackson, Scarlett Johansson, The Avengers
You’ve gotta appreciate a comic book movie where the filmmakers don’t suck all of the fun out of the hero being able to fly, shoot lasers and have super strength. As one comic book movie villain famously said recently “Why so serious?”
“Iron Man 2” happily embraces the playfulness of comic books and brings it to the big screen in a tremendously entertaining sequel that’s clearly set itself up as the summer blockbuster to beat. More
April 8, 2013
Chris Evans, Black Widow, SHIELD, Scarlett Johansson, Captain America: The Winter Soldier
Chris Evans as back as the patriotic shield-slinger teaming with Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) and S.H.I.E.L.D. to take on the notorious super spy The Winter Soldier.
Here’s a first look at Captain America on some down time at S.H.I.E.L.D. headquarters.
March 12, 2013
New on DVD/Blu-Ray
Ang Lee, Helen Mirren, Hitchcock. Anthony Hopkins, Jessica Biel, Life of Pi, Rise of the Guardians, Scarlett Johansson
[From left] Bunnymund (Hugh Jackman), Sandman, North (Alec Baldwin) and Tooth (Isla Fisher) welcome Jack Frost (Chris Pine).
Rise of the Guardians – This was a film that deserved a lot more love last year and hopefully it finds a well-deserved audience on the home video market. Hugh Jackman, Alec Baldwin, Chris Pine, Isla Fisher and Jude Law lend their voices to holiday/weather icons like Santa Claus, the Easter Bunny, the Tooth Fairy and Jack Frost on an adventure to stop the world from plunging into darkness conceived by Pitch Black. More
February 23, 2013
Adele, Les Misérables, Life of Pi, Norah Jones, Pi's Lullaby, Scarlett Johansson, Skyfall, Ted
For your listening pleasure.
Here’s all the Oscar nominees for “Best Original Song.” They’re all exceptional — “Before My Time” by J. Ralph featuring Scarlett Johansson is a nice surprise — but my favorite remains Adele’s “Skyfall.” Give them a listen and let me know your choice about who should win. More
November 12, 2012
Black Widow, Iron Man 2, Ivan Vanko, Natasha Romanoff, Nick Fury, Pepper Potts, premium format figure, S.H.I.E.L.D., Scarlett Johansson, Sideshow Collectibles, stark industries, Tony Stark, Whiplash
Sideshow Collectibles wisely became a major player with Marvel film properties just as they started to get really popular and now are reaping the benefits with increased interest from a new group of fans lured into the property on the strength of films like “Iron Man,” “Thor,” “Captain America: The First Avenger” and of course, “Marvel’s The Avengers.”
I’m loving what Sideshow has done with the Marvel line in general and this offering – from their premium format line – hardly breaks the streak. This is a bit of a throwback figure from them with a Black Widow from “Iron Man 2″ so right away you’ll notice the longer hair and the generic blue SHIELD agent attire. Course with the figure’s pose that may not actually have been the first thing people noticed, huh? The resemblance to Scarlett Johansson is kinda scary, no?
September 23, 2012
New on DVD/Blu-Ray
Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Iron Man, Jeremy Renner, Loki, Mark Ruffalo, Marvel's The Avengers, Nick Fury, Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, The Hulk, Tony Stark
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
There’s only one new release this week, which is just as well considering it’s only the third-highest grossing movie of all time. You may have seen it. It’s called “Marvel’s The Avengers?” Ring any bells? More
July 25, 2012
Drama, Movie Reviews
Christian Bale, Christopher Nolan, Hugh Jackman, Marvel's The Avengers, Michael Caine, Scarlett Johansson, The Dark Knight Rises, The Prestige
I’d planned to look back at “Inception,” but finding that review is proving to be a super pain. Anyway, here’s another in a continuing line of excellent films by “The Dark Knight Rises” Director Christopher Nolan starring some of his frequent collaborators — Christian Bale and Michael Caine — and an actor I’d love to see him reunite with in the future in Hugh Jackman.
Ron Phillips/Warner Bros. Pictures
Christopher Nolan sets up a shot.
It’s no illusion. ‘‘The Prestige” is the best film of 2006 and represents storytelling at its finest. More
May 4, 2012
Action/Adventure, Comic Book
Black Widow, Captain America, Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Clark Gregg, Hawkeye, Hulk, Iron Man, Jeremy Renner, Joss Whedon, Loki, Mark Ruffalo, Robert Downey Jr., Samuel L. Jackson, Scarlett Johansson, The Avengers, Thor, Tom Hiddleston
Courtesy Walt Disney Pictures
Thor (Chris Hemsworth) and Captain America (Chris Evans) try to stave off alien invaders in “Marvel’s The Avengers.”
Check the review here.