For the longest time, I’ve had in my head the perfect, four movie plan for a Spider-Man story-arc that delivers fully fleshed-out origins for my favorite villains, Venom and Carnage, leaving them space to grow, breath, and become the arch-villains they are in the Comics. It’s likely said plan has been materializing in the back of my brain since 2007, the year Spider-Man 3 ...READ ON!
Since the day the news broke that Spider-Man was joining the Marvel Cinematic Universe, via a deal between Marvel and Sony, everyone has been fascinated with how Peter Parker would interact with The Avengers. Captain America: Civil War added fuel to the excitement-fire by revealing the first pieces of Spider-Man’s relationship with the likes of Iron Man and Captain America, and now people ...READ ON!
Geeks and Nerds. What is the difference? Is there a difference? Let’s find out! These days, Geeks are all the rage. You hear “Geek” far more often than “Nerd,” but people like to classify as one or the other… or use them interchangeably. Are we in the era of Geek Culture or Nerd Culture? Does it matter? Google’s definition of Geek is: Noun An unfashionable or socially ...READ ON!
Justice League Dark is coming! The live-action DCEU film, currently titled Dark Universe, brings together the most powerful users of magic in the DC Universe to fight a threat the normal Justice League can’t fight, or even comprehend. I’ve already decided to cast Matt Ryan as Constantine the Hellblazer, Mary Elizabeth Winstead as Zatanna the magician, and Armie Hammer as Deadman ...READ ON!
Justice League Dark is coming to the DCEU (DC Extended Universe)!… Though it may be titled Dark Universe, in order to avoid confusion among the uninitiated, who may mistakenly think the team is literally a “dark/evil” version of the Justice League. In reality, JLD is group of magically inclined individuals (NOT Superheros, if you listen to John Constantine) who have to come ...READ ON!
“Skip to the end.” Though not a term exclusive to the 1999 UK television series Spaced, the phrase quickly became one of the show’s running jokes, being recited throughout both seasons frequently and even serving as the name of the Documentary about the making of Simon Pegg’s breakout show. Spaced was created & written by Jessica Hynes (who also appeared in Shaun of ...READ ON!
If you are going to see Captain America: Civil War this weekend, or if you’re trying to figure out a few Civil War moments after seeing the film, and you haven’t memorized all the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) films like myself; this catch-up will help you better understand the film’s many character threads and relationships! This time it’s all #TeamIronMan (Read #TeamCap Guide ...READ ON!
Captain America: Civil War is a bona fide hit! It made $179.1 Million opening weekend, Critics love it, and I love it! If you are going to see Civil War this weekend, or if you’re trying to figure out a few Civil War moments after seeing the film, and you haven’t memorized all the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) films like myself; this catch-up will help you better understand the ...READ ON!
We’re falling into the Holiday Movie Season, kicked off last weekend by the mediocre SPECTRE and The Peanuts Movie. Things will start to get crazy with the release of Mocking Jay Part 2 and Pixar’s The Good Dinosaur, all culminating with the biggest movie release of all time: Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Whether Star Wars is pulling you out of your Netflix hole, or you’ve ...READ ON!
Observations of a sad little man who has seen Jurassic World six times… so far (Me!). As always, SPOILERS Abound! First, catch up with the 1st three parts of this glorious expedition. Part 1: Everything You Missed (Or Didn’t) Part 2: InGen, Please! Part 3: Universal Studios Hollywood & Product Placement. This Issue: All (Or Most) the references to Jurassic Park Explored! As ...READ ON!
More Jurassic World observations made after seeing the film 6 times! Read PART 1 or PART 2 first! This Issue: Jurassic World May As Well Be Universal Studios Isla Nublar! Having worked on the Universal Studios lot in Studio City and having been to the Theme Park itself once, the similarities to the design Universal Studios Hollywood and the final design of Jurassic World are striking. When ...READ ON!
Quick observations and the like that come from having seen Jurassic World six times! Hope it delights/entertains! Loads of SPOILERS! CLICK HERE for PART 1 Only InGen Employees Get Killed… Mostly… Mostly… Think about it… how many guests did you see get killed in Jurassic World? The answer is as many guests as the Pterodactyls and Dimorphodons (a real Dino, NOT a ...READ ON!
I may have seen Jurassic World six times (I did… why lie?). With such a great number of repeat viewings comes great responsibility, including insight into new details/themes/symbols/”Easter Eggs,” producing more material to analyze and explore than in my original review for the Jurassic Park‘s best and most profitable (movie in the world?) sequel. Some theories/ideas may ...READ ON!
Monday night Marvel made an announcement on their website (web… site… webs… like Spider-Man!) announcing to the world that Sony and Marvel Studios/Disney have reached an agreement to bring Marvel’s most popular character Spider-Man into Marvel’s most successful franchise/universe: the MCU (Marvel Cinematic Universe). The official announcement from Marvel’s ...READ ON!
Major ‘Amazing Spider-Man 2’ SPOILERS Follow. We can all agree that ‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2’ was (nearly) a ‘Spider-Man 3’ disappointment, making money, sure (though the film did under-preform), but leaving Spider-Man fans with a bad taste in their mouth. So what went wrong? And how is it possible that the film is considered a failure yet has 4 of the ...READ ON!
“Clever Girl.” Velociraptors. Though T-Rex makes the park logo (of both the failed Jurassic Park and the new Jurassic World) and has the best single scene in the franchise (“someone let T-Rex out of his pen”), for me, the Jurassic Park franchise is all about Velociraptors. There are few things scarier than the Velociraptor; in fact, it may be the scariest monster to ever ...READ ON!
When we hear about a movie we are excited for, we all have certain expectations for what we want to see and what don’t. Tell me you didn’t have things you hoped for in ‘Star Wars: Episode I’ that were crushed. And maybe now, especially after the prequel debacle, you may have strong feelings for what you want to see in ‘Episode VII’ and what you hope never see ...READ ON!
Picking up where we left off in ‘Part 1,’ the following is what I hope to see, and not see, in ‘Captain America 3’ involving the ‘Civil War’ storyline. Keep ‘Civil War’ Contained To ‘Capt. 3’ ‘Civil War’ in the comics lasted for months and months, crossing the books of all the big Marvel heroes. Simply put, way too much ...READ ON!
As examined previously, Robert Downey Jr. is going to have a rather large role in ‘Captain America 3;’ the first time a major Marvel Cinematic Universe character has crossed over into another hero’s film in more than a cameo (sorry Black Widow & Nick Fury, but I’m talking the big guys with solo movies – Capt., Iron Man, Thor, Hulk, and even the Guardians of the ...READ ON!
Robert Downey Jr. has been hinting for a while now that Marvel Studios has big plans involving his trademark character Tony Stark; he who kick-started the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) in 2008’s ‘Iron Man.’ Speculation about ‘Iron Man 4’ has been thrown around for weeks, with RDJ accidentally(?) sending the impression that he would do a fourth film in the ...READ ON!