Hilarious, Sweet, and Downright Spectacular | Review of ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2’


By Cynthia Ayala

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 starring Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper, Michael Rooker, Karen Gillan, Pom Klementieff, Elizabeth Debicki, Chris Sullivan, Sean Gunn, Sylvester Stallone & Kurt Russell
Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures
Image Credit: IMDB

“Set to the backdrop of Awesome Mixtape #2, ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2’ continues the team’s adventures as they unravel the mystery of Peter Quill’s true parentage.”

    —IMDB

One word: amazing! Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 does not disappoint. The film looks at the characters allowing for character growth while also establishing a family unit for the characters. The movie goes back to trace back the origins of Peter/Star-Lord (Chris Pratt). But there’s more to this film than just that. It had heart and focuses on the Guardians not just as a group of heroes or friends, but as a family. And that’s one of the things that makes this film so good because everyone focuses on the characters and their dynamics with one another. They care about each other, they fight with one another and for one another. They are a strong unit and the cast and crew make sure that that resonates off the screen.
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Marvel’s Best Movie Yet | Review of ‘Captain America: Civil War’


By Cynthia Ayala

Captain America: Civil War starring Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Sebastian Stan & Chadwick Boseman
Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures
Image Credit: IMDB

Political interference in the Avengers’ activities causes a rift between former allies Captain America and Iron Man.

IMDB

This film is without a doubt Marvel’s best film yet. First, let’s applaud the writers here because they took a story and adapted it as best as they could to tie it into the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and they were able to do that without tarnishing the story. That right there is fantastic writing. That is spectacular writing and something Warner Bros. and DC could take a page from. This is one of the reason’s Marvel movies are so popular because they bring to life a story and characters while keeping both of those faithful to the original creation. Chris Evans and Robert Downey Jr. were perfect for their roles. Everyone was perfect for their roles. This is cast who not only understands their characters, but they also understand the character dynamics not just in the story but also regarding each other, and they are friends. Everyone here is friends with someone else, and it is believable not just because they are friends in real like but also because they have such great chemistry with one another.The foundation of the film is solid, and that is the key to a successful movie.
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Guardians Of The Galaxy Adds Glenn Close


By:  Eric Eisenberg Yet another massively talented, award-winning actor has made a deal to join the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Deadline is now reporting that Glenn Close, who has been nominated for an Academy Award six times, is the latest performer to join the cast of James Gunn’s slowly-growing Guardians of the Galaxy. Calling the part “a major role,” the website says that she will be playing a leadership role (similar to Samuel L. Jackson’s Nick Fury) in the intergalactic police organization known as the Nova Corps – which also seems to confirm that the film will indeed include the Nova Corps. Story details … Continue reading Guardians Of The Galaxy Adds Glenn Close

Captain America: The Winter Soldier Adding UFC’s Georges St-Pierre?


By:  Eric Eisenberg It would seem that former WWE star Dave Bautista, who was recently cast as Drax The Destroyer in James Gunn’s Guardians of the Galaxy, may not be the only professional fighter who will be a part of the Phase Two plans for the Marvel Cinematic Universe. A new story has popped up over on Latino-Review saying that Georges St-Pierre, the current UFC Welterweight Champion, has just signed on for a role in the anticipated sequel Captain America: The Winter Soldier. According to the site’s source, the mixed martial artist has signed on to the film to play Batroc the Leaper, a French kickboxing villain … Continue reading Captain America: The Winter Soldier Adding UFC’s Georges St-Pierre?

Chris Hemsworth Promises Relationship Troubles And A Game Of Thrones Vibe For Thor 2


By: Katey Rich The Marvel Cinematic Universe has been so successful that it’s hard to imagine any of the movies being risky, but as we enter what the studio is calling “Phase Two,” there will be some changes afoot. Three of the four upcoming sequels– Iron Man 3, Captain America: The Winter Soldier andThor: The Dark World— will be directed by different people than handled the originals, and though the Marvel Studios “look” is pretty consistent, these new directors might be bringing some intriguing changes with the potential to frustrate fans. While we’ll get a look at Shane Black‘s take … Continue reading Chris Hemsworth Promises Relationship Troubles And A Game Of Thrones Vibe For Thor 2

Marvel Phase One Box Set Blu-Ray Will Include New Footage From Upcoming Movies


By: Katey Rich It’s taken a lot longer than anybody would have expected, but the full Marvel: Phase One box set will eventually be making its way to fans, featuring every Marvel film leading up to The Avengers (plus The Avengers itself) and a promised boatload of new extras and Easter Eggs to make it worth the $219 price tag. The box set was delayed from its planned September release thanks to a lawsuit from the company that manufactures the briefcase used in the design of the box set, but with the suit settled– and a new briefcase design in … Continue reading Marvel Phase One Box Set Blu-Ray Will Include New Footage From Upcoming Movies

Hugo Weaving Hints At The Future Of Red Skull, But He Might Not Play Him Again


By: Eric Eisenberg There are hundreds of questions that Marvel fans are still asking about the future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but few are as big as, “What happened to Red Skull at the end of Captain America: The First Avenger?” For those that don’t remember, the disfigured German supervillain touched the Cosmic Cube at the end of the movie and it appeared that he was transported to another world. Obviously Marvel Studios wants to keep a lid on the truth until exactly when they want you to know, but that doesn’t mean that the star who played the … Continue reading Hugo Weaving Hints At The Future Of Red Skull, But He Might Not Play Him Again

X-Men Producer Lauren Shuler Donner Says She’d Love To See A Marvel Cinematic Universe Crossover


By: Eric Eisenberg No matter how far into its deep catalog of characters Marvel Studios goes, they will always be missing some very key characters. Prior to producing their own movies, the company would sell off the rights to their characters to other studios for a good chunk of cash. That’s how Spider-Man ended up at Sony and the X-Men and Fantastic Four ended up at Twentieth Century Fox (along with other lower level superheroes). Because the rights belong to other studios Marvel Studios can’t include those characters within its Marvel Cinematic Universe, excluding them from future projects like The … Continue reading X-Men Producer Lauren Shuler Donner Says She’d Love To See A Marvel Cinematic Universe Crossover