Marvelous Monday #39 – Last Week’s Marvel Studios Announcements

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Last Thursday Marvel announced some updates for its Phase 3 line-up. We are getting an Ant-Man sequel, but at the cost of having to move Black Panther and Captain Marvel around. Meanwhile, Marvel also announced that they are doing three untitled films in 2020. What might they be, and how should we feel about the Ant-Man sequel? (more…)

REVIEW: Midnight In Paris (2011)

Sony Pictures Classic – Theatrical Release Poster – Midnight in Paris

The following is a review of ‘Midnight in Paris’, a Woody Allen film.

Woody Allen’s Midnight in Paris was one of the best films of 2011, and the first of two location-pieces from Allen in succession – with the second one being From Rome With Love in 2012. Today we take a look back at what should have won the Academy Award for Best Picture at the 84th ceremony – the modern classic – Midnight in Paris. (more…)

REVIEW: The Martian (2015)

20th Century Fox – Theatrical Release Poster – The Martian

The following is a review of The Martian, a Ridley Scott film.

In 2011, Andy Weir self-published his first ever novel, The Martian. The Martian was envisioned as a very realistic science fiction novel, and it eventually became quite a hit. Then, in 2013, 20th Century Fox optioned the film rights, with Drew Goddard announced as the scriptwriter, and, later, Ridley Scott was announced as the director. One now hoped that Goddard’s talent and Scott’s experience could make The Martian a solid film. Thankfully, it is much more than that – The Martian is one of the best films of 2015. (more…)

Quick Comic Book Reviews – Week of October 7, 2015

Quick Comic Book ReviewsAll-New All-Different Marvel began today – meanwhile, Shattered Empire and Secret Wars returned with intriguing issues. Let’s take a look at three Marvel standouts from this week’s new comics! (more…)

Marvelous Monday #38 – Getting Gambit A Director

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While Marvel Studios are about to make Taika Waititi the director of Thor: Ragnarok, Fox is trying to strengthen their X-Men Universe. However, while comic book-savvy people are super excited for Deadpool and X-Men: Apocalypse, I do sense that Channing Tatum’s Gambit isn’t really getting the same love. Recently the director, Rupert Wyatt, left the project – so let’s try to name a few replacements! (more…)

REVIEW: The Walk (2015)

TriStar Pictures’ Theatrical Release Poster for The Walk (2015)

The following is a review of The Walk, a Robert Zemeckis film. The reviewed film was seen in IMAX 3D.

The Walk follows the street artist Philippe Petit (played by Joseph Gordon-Levitt), and shows us how he evolved into a legendary high-wire artist. Along the way, he meets a lover, friends, and partners – and together they all embark on a mission to illegally perform a high-wire between the two towers of the World Trade Center back in 1974. Petit becomes particularly obsessed with these towers, and this obsession threatens to end the group. Their great coup changes all partners, for better or worse, and this coming-of-age coup ends up revealing what Petit’s obsession truly means to him. (more…)