‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’ Review

“”Captain America: The Winter Soldier” Easily Ranks Among The Best Marvel Studios Films.” Let me get something out of the way:  You know all those critics that say that “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” was a great superhero film that’s evocative of spy thrillers like “Three Days of the Condor (both which happen to have Robert […]

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: ‘The Magical Place’

If the blogosphere is any indicator, Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. may be on rocky ground.  That sentiment appears reflected in its ratings. Speaking of which, they have dipped precariously since its premiere high of 4.7 (representing millions of households) to a rating of 2.1, tying a season low. That may seem a bit grim, but […]

A Matter Of Continuity : ‘The Avengers’

I think Marvel Studios “The Avengers” is – so far – the best superhero film ever made.  It takes itself seriously enough that it doesn’t come off as silly, yet remembers that this stuff is based on comic books, which were originally geared toward children (though in places like Japan – and to an extent […]

Joss Whedon Rocks

I like Joss Whedon (which is a little odd–and mildly creepy–since I have never met the man).  He not only can direct kick-arse action films (“Serenity,” “The Avengers”) but he also has this snarky way toward responding to events around him that’s refreshing, especially in these days of self-important commentators that are more about telling […]

‘The Amazing Spider-Man’ Springs Out The Gate?

Marc Webb’s “The Amazing Spider-Man” appears to be opening strong overseas–in India it premiered bigger than Marvel’s “The Avengers”–but this has to be tempered by the fact that other movies that appeared strong because of international profits have gone on to underperform at the American box office. Like Peter Berg’s “Battleship,” for instance. So at […]

Link To New ‘Avengers’ Trailer

I was looking for a movie to catch tomorrow, when I found this new ‘Avengers’ trailer via Fandango.  It shows all sort of interesting stuff–most of which I haven’t yet seen–and as far as I am aware it’s not available anywhere yet. It’s not embeddable yet, so I am posting a link to it.

The Avengers Russian Trailer

The first trailer below my first two paragraphs is the official Russian trailer for “The Avengers.”  For some reason the characters seem more rounded (as rounded as one can get in two minutes and 13 seconds) and less like they were just posing. It strikes me as odd because I would think that more Americans […]