‘Transcendence’ Trailer

I heard about the making of this movie awhile ago, though I only recently learned about the trailer.  Johnny Depp is playing some type of scientist (I think he’s working with artificial intelligence, though the trailer didn’t specify) whom ends up having his consciousness transferred into a computer. This happens because of an assassination attempt […]

New ‘Thor: The Dark World’ Trailer

Now this I like!  Many of the beats are the same from the earlier trailer, but everything looks more personal, more intense.  The relationship between Thor and Loki is also given more attention, which is always a good thing. There’s humor present as well, though mainly of the relationship-type (though Thor’s response after defeating the […]

‘The Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes’

I was watching Netflix, when I saw one of the new additions was “The Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes,” a cartoon that’s, essentially, a twenty-three minute advert for Marvel Studios upcoming ‘Avengers’ movie this May. The show is featured on Disney XD, which is owned by Disney (as is Marvel). I didn’t expect all that much, […]

‘Thor’ Easter Egg Discovered!

An ‘Easter egg’ is defined by The Associated Press Stylebook as: “a hidden “surprise” in a program, a website, a DVD or a television show, such as an extra level of a computer game or a message.”  I was watching “Thor” yesterday when I noticed the poster pictured above on the side of a wall. […]

Captain America Does (Surprisingly) Well Overseas

Edited 8/10 934 I am not surprised that “Captain America: The First Avenger” is doing well in the United States.  It’s a well-done, entertaining film, though it does revolve around a superhero that, in a very real sense, embodies many uniquely American dreams and aspirations, so if it weren’t doing well here, I’d be shocked. […]

Avengers Assembled!

Edited 7/24 1729 Here’s a little something to tide you over till Monday. The Black Widow, Thor, Iron Man, The Hulk, Hawkeye, and Captain America make up The Avengers, and the introduction of what is known as The Marvel Cinematic Universe: An interconnected series of films–”Iron Man,” “Iron Man 2,” “The Incredible Hulk,” “Thor” and […]

‘Captain America’ Vs. The World

Edited 7/23 1202 Captain America has pulled in a total of $66 million from Thursday to Friday,  making for the biggest opening for a superhero film this summer, beating “Thor,” “X-Men: First Class,” and “Green Lantern.” Here’s a little clip of a patriotic (and frankly jingoistic) vein to celebrate (though the language is a little […]

‘Green Lantern’s’ Box Office Light Dims

I wrote in a prior post that I didn’t expect “Green Lantern” to pull in any more than $40 million dollars in its Friday-Monday debut.  I underestimated its box office by almost $13 million dollars.  It’s better than my estimate, though still weak in comparison to other superhero films like “Thor” or “X-Men: First Class.” Another […]