Ant-Man – Review

“Ant-Man Shows That Great Things Come In Small Packages.” Considering how well put together Peyton Reed’s Ant-Man is, it’s a shock that just a few months ago a lot of people were talking about how it would be Marvel Studios’ first misstep. And I can understand–prior to having seen the movie– how one could come […]

Pan – Official Trailer

Can we just accept that Joe Cornish is a bit overrated?  That’s not to say that there isn’t the potential for greatness, but so far most of what he’s done has been in association with Edgar Wright. His first turn at directing was 2011’s Attack The Block (which he also wrote), a box-office failure (though let’s not for […]

A Case For Lesser Known Directors

Some people are critical of Marvel using lesser known directors for the superhero properties–the main one being that they’re cheaper than better known talent.  This relates directly to rumors that they’re considering  Rick Famuyiwa and Ava DuVernay, for upcoming Marvel projects. And while their relative inexpensiveness is undeniably a factor, I don’t think it’s nearly as important as […]

Ant-Man – Trailer

I caught the Ant-Man trailer–for some reason it’s still being called a “teaser”–and I have to say, it looks awesome.  You’ve got Paul Rudd in his Ant-Man costume, running about, riding an ant and looking bulked-up. As I said, it’s pretty awesome. You also see Corey Stoll strolling down a corridor, and I have to say […]

Click Bait: Paul Rudd Edition

First off, let me begin by saying that Paul Rudd is one of my favorite actors.  He reminds me a lot of Chris Pratt, minus the occasional athleticism and seemingly boundless optimism. I mention him because recently a bunch of sites–such as Deadline: Hollywood, though I am sure there’re others–have featured pictures of Rudd from Marvel […]

‘Paddington’ Trailer 1

Paddington is based upon the children’s storybook character Paddington Bear, who I imagine is bigger in Europe, like The Adventures of Tintin, which formed the basis of a 2011 film directed by Steven Spielberg that was produced by Peter Jackson and written by Edgar Wright, Joe Cornish and Steven Moffat.   I also expected to be creeped […]

Edgar Wright Has Left Marvel’s ‘Ant-Man!’

It’s all over the Interwebs that Edgar Wright (Shawn Of The Dead, Hot Fuzz, The World’s End) has left Marvel Studios’ Ant-Man over “creative differences.”  While I think that this wasn’t a great move on Wright’s part–Marvel Studios movies tend to be huge, virtually guaranteeing that their whomever directs one of them access to bigger and better things, […]

Ant-Man Comic-Con Test Footage (Redux)

As far as I was aware, the only footage of Edgar Wright’s “Ant-Man” were either storyboards, one of which I have included below, crude FX tests (which I have not) or pirated footage that also looked pretty bad. Imagine my surprise to learn that Machinima posted a really comprehensive view of the trailer already (perhaps […]