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 27, 2013
Cinema Convo, Comic Book
All-time Top 10, Batman & Robin, Best comic book movie performances, Captain America, Joker, Magneto, The Avengers, Wolverine, X-Men
When “Iron Man 3″ comes to theaters Friday, Robert Downey Jr. will have played the titular character in five movies, second only to Hugh Jackman’s Wolverine and moves him out of the four-way tie with Christoper Reeve’s Superman, Patrick Stewart’s Professor X and Michael Gough’s Alfred from the 1989-1997 Batman series.
So I figured there’s no better time than now to look at the Top 10 best performances in a comic book movie. How many times an actor played the part only played a minor factor so just because someone played a character in three movies doesn’t automatically move them up the list, but in some cases it certainly helped.
The most important aspect in my selection process was if the actor went beyond their usual performance and
Alright, that’s enough explanations. On to the list! More
November 26, 2012
Comic Book, It Figures
avengers theme, George Perez, human torch, Kurt Busiek, Marvel's The Avengers, Scarlet Witch, Sideshow Collectibles, The Avengers, The Vision, Wonder Man
Even before “Marvel’s The Avengers,” I was a big Avengers fan and one of my favorites was The Vision, the android who was initially created to destroy them, but developed a conscience and ultimately ended up joining them. If the movie got you curious about the comic inspiration at all, you definitely should check out the classic Kurt Busiek/George Perez run, which was pretty much a “Best of The Avengers” epic for their two-year stint together. It’s the kind of stuff you’d give someone explaining why you like comic books.
Sideshow Collectibles features Vision as their latest Avengers theme Premium Format Figures. The face is a bit wrinkly, but otherwise it’s a straight from the pages of the comic book look and looks nice and shiny. More
October 30, 2012
Cinema Convo, Science Fiction
Carrie Fisher, George Lucas, Han Solo, Harrison Ford, Luke Skywalker, Mark Hamill, Princess Leia, Star Wars, The Avengers, Walt Disney Company
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Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill), Princess Leia (Carrie Fisher) and Han Solo (Harrison Ford) escape from the Death Star in “Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope.”
From the “really big news of 2012″ department, Walt Disney Company – not content with “Marvel’s The Avengers” becoming the third highest grossing movie of all time – announced in a release today that it is purchasing Lucasfilm in a deal estimated at $4 billion.
Even bigger is the announcement that this deal also includes “Star Wars: Episode VII” set for release in 2015 and more movies in the future.
“For the past 35 years, one of my greatest pleasures has been to see Star Wars passed from one generation to the next,” said Star Wars creator and Lucasfilm CEO George Lucas in a statement according to EW.com. “It’s now time for me to pass Star Wars on to a new generation of filmmakers. I’ve always believed that Star Wars could live beyond me, and I thought it was important to set up the transition during my lifetime.”
That’s easily the week’s biggest news for me. It’ll be very interesting to see how this develops.
June 27, 2012
Action/Adventure, Comic Book
box office, The Avengers
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
Marvel’s The Avengers becomes third film to reach $600 million.
June 20, 2012
Nightwing, The Avengers, Third Eye Comics, Watchmen, X-Men
The next installment of Avengers vs. X-Men, Before Watchmen continues, Nightwing’s new story arc begins and The Walking Dead builds momentum to its 100th issue.
Buying off the (comic book) rack for June 20, 2012.