I Could Do This All Day…

I’ve never been a fan of Captain America: The First Avenger.  It’s not a bad movie more than a narratively muddy one that never quite comes clear. Though there are some moments you can see the potential of the character shine through–such as what I like to call the ‘bully’ scene–but on the whole doesn’t […]

Is Sony Mismanaging The Spider-Man Franchise?

Part 1: Send In The B-Team Looking at Marvel today, it would be easy to assume that they have always been as successful as they are.  Though you’d be wrong because, before they were purchased by Disney, even before they launched their movie production arm, Marvel Studios, they were flirting with bankruptcy. To stop the […]

The Falcon Quandary

That title sounds like a Robert Ludlum novel.  “The Falcon Quandary.” Marvel Studios, I think, has run into a minor speed bump.  Since they have no right to use characters that are referred to as mutants–because of a licensing deal with Twentieth Century Fox, made when the company was flirting with bankruptcy–there are no super-powered […]

‘Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit’ Trailer

The character of Jack Ryan, created by Tom Clancy (who passed recently) has appeared prior to “Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit” and been played by two different actors in three instances, kind of like a domestic James Bond. The first time the character appeared in movies was 1990, in “The Hunt For Red October” and was played Alec Baldwin. […]