Flame On! The ‘Fantastic Four’ Rise from the Ashes

FANTASTIC FOUR (Image Credit: 20th Century Fox)

FANTASTIC FOUR (Image Credit: 20th Century Fox)

The early 2000s saw a huge boost in superhero movies, and among this early set was the nearly universally-panned film Fantastic Four (2005). Now, although I was only 14 when the movie came out, I’d like to think my movie taste wasn’t terrible, and I liked the movie so there must have been a special something about that particular story because I agree that the sequel was terrible. Continue reading

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Why You Should Be Watching ‘The Flash’!

THE FLASH (Image Credit: THE CW)

THE FLASH (Image Credit: THE CW)

To be honest, I didn’t grow up reading comic books or keep track of the latest superhero creation. They were never of any interest to me — until now. Is it just me, or does anyone else notice there are way more shows based on a superhero than ever before? If it isn’t a TV show, your favorite villain or hero might be in a movie. Anyway, the point is, I’ve slowly geeked out over the years and I’ve become a fan of comic book heroes. Continue reading

THE AVENGERS (Image Credit: Marvel)

Everything I Ever Needed to Know I Learned From…’The Avengers’

THE AVENGERS (Image Credit: Marvel)

THE AVENGERS (Image Credit: Marvel)

The Avengers is the superhero movie of all superhero movies – it has humor, action, creepy alien invaders and a Stan Lee cameo. What more could a moviegoer want? What’s even better is that wedged between Tony Stark’s snark and a space Viking’s (or Norse god, whatever) quest for world domination, there are some life lessons to be found. Continue reading

Halle Berry as Storm and Daniel Cudmore as Colussus for X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST (Image Credit: Twentieth Century Fox)

5 X-Men Whose Powers Would be Awesome to Have!

Halle Berry as Storm and Daniel Cudmore as Colussus for X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST (Image Credit: Twentieth Century Fox)

Halle Berry as Storm and Daniel Cudmore as Colussus for X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST (Image Credit: Twentieth Century Fox)

With X-Men: Days of Future Past just beyond my reach, I started again to think about how useful it would be to have some of their amazing powers. Sure, everyone loves Wolverine because he is the X-Man, but would you really want to have his powers? He’s blatantly said his retractable claws hurt — and they wouldn’t be that useful in the real world — and no one wants to live forever. Professor X is pretty amazing, but do you really want to know what everyone is thinking? I think a lot of things are better left unknown. As an uber-fan of many things, I know I love essentially all the X-Men — except Jean Grey, I know I don’t like her — but speaking rationally, some of their powers are simply much more practical than others. Continue reading

Andrew Garfield as Spider-Man in THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2 (Image Credit: Columbia Pictures)

Why We’re Excited for ‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2’!

Andrew Garfield as Spider-Man in THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2 (Image Credit: Columbia Pictures)

Andrew Garfield as Spider-Man in THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2 (Image Credit: Columbia Pictures)

It’s still kind of weird to me that Hollywood decided to reboot the Spider-Man franchise only 10 years after the first Spider-Man movie with Tobey Maguire debuted. And while that series will always have a place in my heart, I have to say that The Amazing Spider-Man series is pretty awesome. Continue reading

Fantastic Four (Image Credit: Marvel) / Miles Teller (Image Credit: Jason Merritt/Getty Images) / Kate Mara (Image Credit: Joella Marano) / Michael B. Jordan (Image Credit: Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images for DIFF)

Marvel set to reboot ‘The Fantastic Four’ with a fresh take on the classic comic

Miles Teller (Image Credit: Jason Merritt/Getty Images) / Kate Mara (Image Credit: Joella Marano) / Michael B. Jordan (Image Credit: Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images for DIFF)

Miles Teller (Image Credit: Jason Merritt/Getty Images) / Kate Mara (Image Credit: Joella Marano) / Michael B. Jordan (Image Credit: Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images for DIFF)

The powerhouse that is Marvel Studios has recently revealed another super team that isn’t The Avengers or Guardians of the Galaxy: The Fantastic Four, directed by Josh Trank (Chronicle) is set to be released June 19, 2015. Obviously, Marvel wants to continue their string of successful superheroes on the big screen that arguably started with Iron Man in 2008 and the pitch-perfect Robert Downey, Jr. Trank is no stranger to the genre, as he brought a refreshing spin to the found footage movie as well as defining what it means to be a superhero in Chronicle. Based on this casting news, it seems Trank is exploring the last half of that theme once again. Below is the list of actors that make up the reboot of this age-old, fan-favorite team that was last brought to the screen (with lukewarm results) in 2005, with Ioan Gruffudd, Jessica Alba, Chris Evans and Michael Chiklis. Continue reading

Jesse Eisenberg attends a screening of "The Double" during the 57th BFI London Film Festival (Image Credit: Eamonn M. McCormack/Getty Images for BFI)

Jesse Eisenberg and Jeremy Irons Might Just Be What ‘Batman vs. Superman’ needed

Jesse Eisenberg attends a screening of "The Double" during the 57th BFI London Film Festival (Image Credit: Eamonn M. McCormack/Getty Images for BFI)

Jesse Eisenberg attends a screening of “The Double” during the 57th BFI London Film Festival (Image Credit: Eamonn M. McCormack/Getty Images for BFI)

Many would say superhero movies nowadays have certainly bounced back from their ‘90s cartoonish antics, having been (nearly) perfected in the drama department, by the likes of directors such as Christopher Nolan and Joss Whedon. Furthermore, other reputable film talents have decided to jump onboard – actors like Robert Redford (Captain America: Winter Soldier) and Michael Douglas (Ant-Man). And now, the genre can add two more acclaimed players to its game: Jesse Eisenberg (nominated for an Oscar) and Jeremy Irons (already carrying an Oscar). Continue reading

Beth Riesgraf, Harry Shum Jr., Abby Miller and Hartley Sawyer for CAPER (Image Credit: Geek and Sundry)

Everything You Need to Know About Geek and Sundry’s New Show ‘Caper’

 

Beth Riesgraf, Harry Shum Jr., Abby Miller and Hartley Sawyer for CAPER (Image Credit: Geek and Sundry)

Beth Riesgraf, Harry Shum Jr., Abby Miller and Hartley Sawyer for CAPER (Image Credit: Geek and Sundry)

When I met Felicia Day way back in 2003, she’d just come off a stint in Buffy the Vampire Slayer’s seventh season. She hadn’t done her web series The Guild or her recurring roles on Eureka and Supernatural yet, and it’s been interesting watching as her career has taken off and more and more people recognize who she is.

Of course, part of that notoriety comes from her YouTube channel, Geek & Sundry, which launched in 2012. The channel expanded from only a few unscripted shows to an enormous variety of series, both unscripted and scripted. They even launched a second channel last year in order to feature additional vlogs and at the most recent San Diego Comic Con, the website announced even more shows to add to its already busy lineup. Continue reading

THE AVENGERS (Image Credit: Marvel Studios)

Four ways Marvel’s (hopefully) keeping their movies fresh

THE AVENGERS (Image Credit: Marvel Studios)

THE AVENGERS (Image Credit: Marvel Studios)

Kevin Feige, president of production at Marvel Studios, is a smart man. Combined, his films have a worldwide box office gross of $8.3 billion. With the upcoming release of Thor: The Dark World and the release of Iron Man 3 last May, it’s safe to say Marvel’s “Phase Two” of the requisite superhero flicks leading up to 2015’s release of  The Avengers: Age of Ultron is well underway. However, one could also say that Marvel needs to keep things fresh and perhaps unpredictable – not just fillers a la Captain America: The First Avenger to the initial Avengers to keep fandoms’ appetites whet and the box office bucks flowing. So, below are a list of ways the guys at Marvel can (and have chosen to) mix it up. Continue reading

The top 5 actors to play Batman in the ‘Man of Steel’ sequel

Batman Logo (Image Credit: DC Comics) / Henry Cavill as Superman in MAN OF STEEL (Image Credit: Warner Bros.)

Batman Logo (Image Credit: DC Comics) / Henry Cavill as Superman in MAN OF STEEL (Image Credit: Warner Bros.)

At this year’s San Diego Comic-Con, Warner Bros. announced they would follow up this summer’s Man of Steel with a Batman vs. Superman sequel set to be released in 2015. It is unlikely that actor Christian Bale will return to his iconic role since The Dark Knight trilogy director Christopher Nolan’s iteration of Batman takes place in a separate universe (as he’s specified many times), therefore Warner Bros. must put a new face to Bruce Wayne. So, below I’ve chosen a list of contenders I think would make a pretty decent Dark Knight.   Continue reading

The Reality of Superman or Why There Can’t be a Good Superman Movie

Henry Cavill as Superman in MAN OF STEEL (Image Credit: Clay Enos / Warner Bros.)

Henry Cavill as Superman in MAN OF STEEL (Image Credit: Clay Enos / Warner Bros.)

What I’m basically talking about:

I saw the latest Superman installment, Man of Steel and was once again horribly disappointed. But rather than condemn DC Comics, Christopher Nolan or anyone else, I decided it was the idea behind a Superman movie I had a problem with.

But that’s almost un-American!

No, it’s not. I can totally explain where I’m coming from with this. Continue reading

Arrow Season One & Two Spoiler Round-up!

Stephen Amell in ARROW (Image Credit: The CW)

Stephen Ammell in ARROW (Image Credit: The CW)

It will be two weeks before you get a new episode of the CW’s Arrow, Episode 20 “Home Invasion doesn’t air till April 24th, but in the meantime I thought I would give you a round-up of all the best spoilers to satisfy your Arrow hunger and get you amped up for the final four episodes of season one!  Read on for all the spoilery goodness…

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New web series ‘The True Heroines’ hits all the right notes!

Jovanna Huguet as Margie Hepburn, Fiona Vroom as Pearl Andrews, and Paula Giroday as Dottie Rodriguez in THE TRUE HEROINES (Image Credit: http://thetrueheroines.com)

Jovanna Huguet as Margie Hepburn, Fiona Vroom as Pearl Andrews, and Paula Giroday as Dottie Rodriguez in THE TRUE HEROINES (Image Credit: http://thetrueheroines.com)

Oh The True Heroines, I did not know my life was missing a Mad Men, Heroes, cabaret mash-up until your web series graced my screen. I will not lie, it took me until “Part Two” of the pilot to become truly engrossed, but considering each episode is only a few minutes long, you pretty much hooked me within what would be considered the first first half of a traditional television pilot and that’s impressive.   Continue reading