Posts tagged "Marvel"

Movie Review - Thor: Ragnarok

Movie Review - Thor: Ragnarok
THOR: RAGNAROK Genre: Superhero action comedy Rating: PG-13 Running Time: 130 mins. Premise: When his long lost sister Hela (Cate Blanchett) returns to Asgard to reclaim the throne, Thor (Chris Hemsworth) and Loki (Tom Hiddleston) are cast off to another planet called Sakkar, led by the deliciously Goldblum-y Grandmaster. There, Thor faces off against Hulk... Read more »

Movie Review - Spider-Man: Homecoming

Movie Review - Spider-Man: Homecoming
SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING Genre: Superhero Action Rating: PG-13 Running Time: 133 mins. Premise: Peter Parker (Tom Holland) is juggling the demands of high school with his “internship” for Stark Industries, but when he stumbles upon underground arms deals involving alien tech, it leads him to the villainous Vulture (Michael Keaton). With the Avengers focused elsewhere, it’s... Read more »

Hammering Out... Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

Hammering Out... Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
Hammering Out… is a series of movie reviews featuring a lively he said/she said discussion between John and Julie. Next up: GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 2. JOHN: At this point, Marvel pretty much runs Hollywood. They own the early May date that kicks off summer. Their movies consistently top $200M and often go higher.... Read more »
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Movie Review: Doctor Strange

Movie Review: Doctor Strange
DOCTOR STRANGE Genre: Comic Book Action Rating: PG-13 Running Time: 115 mins. Premise: After a near-fatal car crash, brash, cocky surgeon (is there any other kind?) Stephen Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch) heads to Kathmandu to heal and learn the ways of the mystic arts under the tutelage of The Ancient One (a whitewashed Tilda Swinton). His... Read more »

Movie Review - Captain America: Civil War

Movie Review - Captain America: Civil War
CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR Genre: Comic Book Action Rating: PG-13 Running Time: 146 mins. Premise: In the wake of the latest round of casualties during an Avengers mission, the team are confronted with the UN-sanctioned “Sokovia Accords” which places restrictions on where and when they can go to save people.  Iron Man wants to sign... Read more »

Summer Movie Forecast 2016

Summer Movie Forecast 2016
With Batman already fighting Superman in March and The Jungle Book absolutely crushing the box office last weekend, nobody could blame you for thinking the summer movie season was already under way.  You’d be wrong though.  Summer officially starts (for movie geeks anyway) on May 6, when Captain America: Civil War is unleashed. As regular... Read more »
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Movie Review: Deadpool Gon' Give It To Ya

Movie Review: Deadpool Gon' Give It To Ya
DEADPOOL Genre: Superhero Action Comedy Rating: R Running Time: 108 mins. Premise: The “Merc with a Mouth” finally gets his own big screen adaptation.  Perpetual smart-ass Wade Wilson (Ryan Reynolds) falls in love, but gets cancer.  In an attempt to rid himself of the disease via a rogue experiment, he develops accelerated healing powers but... Read more »

Movie Review: Fantastic Four

Movie Review: Fantastic Four
FANTASTIC FOUR Genre: Comic Book Sci-Fi Rating: PG-13 Running Time: 100 mins. Premise: Young science prodigy Reed Richards (Miles Teller) invents an inter-dimensional teleportation device and after traveling to an alternate universe with childhood bud Ben Grimm, and colleagues Johnny Storm, Victor Von Doom, and Sue Storm (who actually doesn’t even get to go), the... Read more »

Movie Revue: Ant-Man, Trainwreck, Amy, Southpaw, Mr. Holmes

Movie Revue: Ant-Man, Trainwreck, Amy, Southpaw, Mr. Holmes
Movie Revue is a collection of capsule reviews of some of the latest releases in theaters, On Demand, and everywhere in between. ANT-MAN.  Despite its troubled production history and the absence of original director Edgar Wright, Ant-Man succeeds by going small.  Literally so.  The Marvel machine is in full swing by now – Kevin Feige... Read more »
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Hammering Out... Avengers: Age of Ultron

Hammering Out... Avengers: Age of Ultron
Hammering Out… is a series of movie reviews featuring a lively he said/she said discussion between John and Julie. Next up: AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON. JOHN: As I write this, the sequel to the third-highest grossing movie of all time (2012’s The Avengers) will have made about $187 million in its opening weekend with millions... Read more »