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Review: AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR, A Fun and Dire Marvel Royale

The impossible geek dream of most every Marvel movie character together in one adventure has, at long last, landed.  Iron Man!  Captain America!  Thor!  Spider-Man!  Doctor Strange!  Guardians of the Galaxy!  (This could go on for a while).  But is...

Interview: SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING Director Jon Watts on Batman vs. Spidey, Leaning on Iron Man and Resurrecting the Franchise

Beloved as New York’s own wall-crawler is, no one was sure they wanted another Spider-Man movie so soon after the last disappointing Spider-Man reboot.  It fell to director Jon Watts to either resurrect or bury the franchise. Watts spoke with...

Destroy All Monsters: Ideals Will Destroy Us All, And Other Things I Learned from CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR

A lot has been written about the broody darkness of Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice; but in its way, Captain America: Civil War is the most quietly nihilistic superhero movie in years. Full disclosure: I still haven't seen BvS,...

Destroy All Monsters: Hey Disney, We Need To Talk About The Shitty Experience Your Release Strategy Is Giving Your Customers

What I'll be describing today might genuinely deserve a spoiler warning, even though everything I'll mention is currently well within the public sphere, freely available for anyone who hasn't seen Captain America: Civil War to discover. That group includes me:...

Review: CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR, A Snappy, Witty Beatdown

When it comes to the major comic book tentpoles that are being shuffled out with increasing regularity, some viewers have grown a little tired of the city-destroying carnage that has marked many of their climaxes. Marvel, one of the biggest...

Have Your Say: No More Super-heroes Anymore!

Just over a decade ago, superhero films were a tiny sub-category in the general science fiction and fantasy branches. They occasionally happened, and occasionally they were good, and occasionally they were bad. Then Marvel/Disney started with their cinematic universe, released...

Destroy All Monsters: Whedon vs. Abrams

Last week, Joss Whedon quietly confirmed that he has finished his deal with Marvel Studios and won't be participating in any more of their movies. This wasn't a surprise. Frankly, even given the degree to which hiring Whedon to make...

Cap's "Perfect Teeth" A Threat In First CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR Trailer

One of the most popular Marvel storylines in recent years, Civil War, inevitably works its way into the MCU under the Captain America banner, as the superheroes split off and take sides against each other when forced to declare their...

AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTON: What To Expect From The Special Features

The DVD and Blu-ray release of Avengers: Age of Ultron isn't bursting with special features, but there's enough here to provoke some interest and discussion. I got to watch the bonus material - which includes two featurettes, a gag reel,...

Destroy All Monsters: Ruling The World Makes Assholes Of Us All, And Other Things I Learned From AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON

The dust continues to settle. At around a quarter after ten last Thursday night, in the first North American screenings of Marvel's Phase 2 capper, Avengers: Age of Ultron, a big chunk of the fictional country of Sokovia broke apart...

CAPTAIN AMERICA CIVIL WAR: Martin Freeman Joining The Cast

The Wrap reported earlier today that Martin Freeman, likely one of the most recognizable Brits outside of it's shores thanks to roles like Watson in Sherlock and Bilbo Baggins in the Hobbit films, has joined the cast of Marvel's Captain...

Review: AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON Suffers From Its Strongest Asset

Despite the avalanche of comic book adaptations, I was kind of looking forward to Joss Whedon's second time around with the Avengers. The first film proved to have great entertainment value and Whedon managed to approach each superhero equitably and...

*UPDATED* AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR Parts 1 And 2 To Be Directed By Russo Brothers

Update: Marvel confirms that Joe and Anthony Russo are on board to direct Avengers: Infinity War - Parts 1 and 2. The original story from March 23 follows. Joe and Anthony Russo, the directing brothers behind Captain America: Winter Soldier...

Final AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON Trailer, Now With Slightly Different Footage

The question these days is not IF the new Avengers: Age of Ultron film will get your money, but HOW MUCH of it. Accept it. We are all going to see this movie.Marvel has released the final trailer for this Summer...

AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON TV Spot Drops A Ton Of New Footage

Television commercials for movies are generally noisy and speedy mashups of their longer trailers. Let's call it blitzkrieg advertising. Rarely are they charming, fun and precise. This new spot for Joss Whedon's Give Me All Your Money 2, is all...

AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON: Our Heroes Will Stand And Fight In New Trailer

It is from Marvel Entertainment. It is the new Avengers: Age of Ultron trailer. Do we really need to say anything else? Yeah. What is with the shaky borders? Does anyone else see this? I'm not having a seizure right? The...

AVENGERS 2: AGE OF ULTRON Big Game Spot Reveals ... Well, Not Much Of Anything That Hasn't Already Been.

The Game Whose Name Must Not Be Mentioned Allowed Except By Official Sponsors is just around the corner, triggering a wave of new promo spots and trailers for upcoming blockbuster fare. And Marvel is in on the act with a...

CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR: Daniel Brühl Cast As Villain Baron Zemo

Well. This turned out to be a good day if you are a fan of Marvel villains. Earlier today it was announced that David Tennant has been cast as Zebediah Killgrave in Netflix's Jessica Jones. At the same time the...

AVENGERS AGE OF ULTRON: Watch The New Trailer!

I will assume that a lot of people are taking a love it or leave it attitude after seeing last week's Ant-Man trailer. But if there is one film or show in Marvel's lineup this year that everyone is betting...

AVENGERS 2 to Shoot in Korea, Local Actress Cast as Villain

Joss Whedon's blockbuster sequel Avengers: Age of Ultron is planning to shoot some sequences in and around Seoul later this year. When news surfaced and caught fire in Korea last week it seemed like it might have been a rumor...