Thankfully Light and Fun | Review of ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’


Spider-Man: Homecoming starring Tom Holland, Michael Keaton, Jon Favreau, Zendaya, Marisa Tomei & Robert Downey Jr.
Distributed by Sony Pictures Releasing
Image Credit: IMDB

“Peter Parker tries to balance his life as an ordinary high school student in Queens with his superhero alter-ego Spider-Man, and must confront a new menace prowling the skies of New York City.” —IMDB

It took forever to see this movie. You may think that since I work at the theater, I get to see the movies, but that is not the case. I do not get to see the movies when I am working, and after a hard-long weekend, the last thing on my mind is going to the movies. So just keep that in mind the next time you ask the person selling you the tickets if they have seen the movie yet. Continue reading “Thankfully Light and Fun | Review of ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’”

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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A Worthy Sequel | Review of ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’


By: Cynthia Ayala

Avengers: Age of Ultron
Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures

The Avengers are back in this new sequel, facing a villain of one of their own creation: Ultron, created by Ironman to be the ultimate protection. But when Ultron comes to life, he becomes their doom, a monster that will achieve peace by all means possible.

This action packed sequel brings the team together again and introduces other main characters in the Marvel universe: Scarlet Witch, Quicksilver & Vision.
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Robert Downey Jr. Snags Rights To Episode Of BBC’s Black Mirror Series


By:  Nick Venable For as long as technology has been around helping humans to live better lives, there have always been naysayers claiming society will doom itself in succumbing to all things technological. It’s a frequent theme of science fiction, where our innermost desires are extended and engorged with greed, eased by the ability to make a machine do our dirty work. Recently, the BBC’s powerfully audacious anthology series Black Mirror, much like The Twilight Zone before it, has taken viewers to the darker side of future tech, where no one manages to come out the victor. According to Bleeding Cool, Robert Downey Jr. has … Continue reading Robert Downey Jr. Snags Rights To Episode Of BBC’s Black Mirror Series

Iron Man 3 Concept Art Shows A Stunned, Smoking Tony Stark


By: Sean O’Connell Someone is getting the jump on Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) in this concept art for Iron Man 3, which currently is shooting in Wilmington, N.C. The image was shared with Entertainment Weekly, which says posters made from this shot will be handed out to fans at San Diego Comic-Con beginning next week. But we have it for you above. Artist Ryan Meinerding is behind the piece, which shows Stark about to possibly do battle with … well, we don’t know yet. The men with machine guns aren’t wearing uniforms we recognize from the Iron Man word … Continue reading Iron Man 3 Concept Art Shows A Stunned, Smoking Tony Stark

Stay Through The Very End Of The Avengers For A Scene Almost No One Has Seen


By: Katey Rich Most of the critics didn’t get to see it at their advance screenings, but moviegoers will be treated to an extra dose of The Avengers this weekend just when they think they’ve seen everything. You probably know by now to stay through the credits for any Marvel movie, since that’s where they toss in the Easter Eggs that set up what’s to come– Thor’s hammer at the end of Iron Man 2, the Avengers teaser after Captain America, etc. And if you stick around through the animated, fancy credits at the end of The Avengers, you’ll see … Continue reading Stay Through The Very End Of The Avengers For A Scene Almost No One Has Seen

Jessica Chastain Up For Iron Man 3 Role As A Quick-Witted Scientist


By: Katey Rich Jessica Chastain was undeniably one of the biggest breakout stars of 2011, with roles in a series of prestigious and generally great films that culminated in her Best Supporting Actress Oscar nomination for The Help. But her resume thus far lacks the kind of giant blockbuster that makes you a household name– and that’s an oversight she seems ready to fix. According to Deadline the actress is likely to take on a part in Iron Man 3, playing a “sexy scientist” who matches wits with Robert Downey Jr.’s Tony Stark. She had been the first choice for … Continue reading Jessica Chastain Up For Iron Man 3 Role As A Quick-Witted Scientist

New Avengers Featurette Explains Black Widow’s Expanded Role On The Team


By: Sean O’Connell In the grand scheme of things, Black Widow isn’t a household name like Iron Man, Captain America or Thor. But Scarlett Johansson certainly has name recognition (and facial recognition), so it’s no real surprise that Marvel Studios is rolling out a character featurette with The Avengers on the horizon to alert audiences – primarily female ticket buyers – that there’s a lady hero they can get behind in this potentially-testosterone-laden blockbuster. This new Black Widow clip comes to us exclusively from E! Online. Click here to view it on their Web page (it auto-plays, annoyingly). Most of … Continue reading New Avengers Featurette Explains Black Widow’s Expanded Role On The Team

Guy Pearce Joins Iron Man 3 As Geneticist Aldrich Killian


Author: Katey Rich Between his standout starring role in the B-movie Lockout and his upcoming part in the ensemble of Ridley Scott’s Prometheus, Guy Pearce is having a great year in the spotlight. Now he seems to be making sure that winning streak continues into 2013. Variety reports that Pearce is close to singing on to Iron Man 3, the superhero sequel in which he’d play the geneticist Aldrich Killian, who in the comics at least was responsible for inventing the Extremis serum, which both terrorists and Iron Man used to make themselves more powerful. We already knew that Iron … Continue reading Guy Pearce Joins Iron Man 3 As Geneticist Aldrich Killian

Ron Livingston Joins Michelle Monaghan In Fort Bliss


The first thing that comes to mind when most people think of Ron Livingston is Office Space, where he memorably played smug slacker Peter Gibbons who rebels against office politics and bosses in general with a guffaw-inducing indifference. With noteworthy turns in such heralded productions as Swingers,Adaptation. and Sex and the City, Livingston is generally regarded as a comedic actor even though he’s won the most critical acclaim for his supporting role in the World War II miniseries Band of Brothers. Perhaps this is what has drawn him to Fort Bliss, an indie drama wherein Variety reports he will co-star … Continue reading Ron Livingston Joins Michelle Monaghan In Fort Bliss