Great Responsibility: Tom Holland is Spider-Man – Special Features #22

The following article contains spoilers for previous Spider-Man films & Avengers: Infinity War.

I think Andrew Garfield is a very talented actor — I love many of his films — but when he played Peter Parker, he was never my Spider-Man. I grew up with Tobey Maguire’s performances as the friendly neighborhood Spider-Man, and a part of me will always see him as ‘my Spider-Man’ — no matter what happens — but today I want to talk about why I think Tom Holland is already starting to take his place.
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Goodbye 2016

2016-year-in-review

I used to write these New Year’s Speeches every year, and I really enjoyed doing so. I sort of stopped doing it last year, but I’ve tried to find a way to comment on all of the things that happened this year. I came up with this post, in which I want to talk about the entire year briefly. Film, television, and politics. Good and bad. Hope and dread. So if you don’t want anything political with your movie news, speculation, or discussion, then this isn’t the post for you. Continue reading “Goodbye 2016”

IJR Awards 2016: Nominations Announced, Part One of Two

I'm Jeffrey Rex Awards

Today I’m revealing the first half of the 2016 nominations for this blog’s IJR Awards (I’m Jeffrey Rex Awards, but you probably already guessed that). The two legend awards (Film Legend and TV Legend) aren’t getting any nominees, instead I’ll reveal the winners, or honorees, in the eventual IJR Awards 2016 post.
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Marvel at the Oscars – Marvelous Monday #56

marvelous-monday-oscars

I love the Oscars. Sure, there’s almost always controversy. Sure, the Academy doesn’t always recognize my favorite films, but it’s always entertaining. To me, at the very least. But I just realized something. While the Marvel Cinematic Universe is on the top of pretty much every Hollywood actor’s wish list, somehow the franchise has never won an Oscar.

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Box Office Predictions – June 2016

Box Office Prediction

MAJOR RELEASES’ OPENING WEEKEND PREDICTIONS:

  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows – Paramount – June 3rd, 2016 – $50-60 million
  • The Conjuring 2 Warner Bros. – June 10th, 2016 – $35-45 million
  • WarcraftUniversal – June 10th, 2016 – $25-30 million
  • Finding DoryDisney/Pixar – June 17th, 2016 – $110-120 million
  • Independence Day: Resurgence – Fox – June 24th, 2016 – $75-80 million

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Is The Man out of Time-Trilogy the Best Superhero Trilogy of All-Time? – Marvelous Monday #51

Man Out of Time

So, by now, you’ve all had a chance to see Captain America: Civil War. This gives me a chance to fully dive into spoilers in this post, so if you decided not to watch the film yet, you should probably check it out before reading this post. Today I ask myself if the Captain America-trilogy, which I call the The Man Out of Time-trilogy, is the best superhero trilogy of all-time. Continue reading “Is The Man out of Time-Trilogy the Best Superhero Trilogy of All-Time? – Marvelous Monday #51”

Box Office Predictions – May 2016

Box Office Prediction

MAJOR RELEASES’ OPENING WEEKEND PREDICTIONS:

  • Captain America: Civil War – Disney – May 6th, 2016 – $200 million
  • The Nice Guys Warner Bros. – May 20th, 2016 – $15-25 million
  • The Angry Birds Movie – Sony / Columbia – May 20th, 2016 – $60-75 million
  • Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising – Universal – May 20th, 2016 – $35-45 million
  • Alice Through the Looking Glass – Disney – May 27th, 2016 – $65-80 million
  • X-Men: Apocalypse – Fox – May 27th, 2016 – $110-120 million

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REVIEW: Captain America: Civil War (2016)

Civil War Poster
Theatrical Release Poster – Marvel Studios – Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures

The following is a spoiler-free review of Captain America: Civil War, a Anthony & Joe Russo film. The reviewed film was seen in IMAX 3D.

This is a spoiler-free review, and the review thus won’t go into anything else than what is in the trailers. If, however, I need to mention a location, plot-point, or a character that could spoil something in the film, then I’ll only hint at it.

I’ve wanted to see this story on the big screen for a very, very long time. It’s the one story I’ve always wanted them to make into a film, ever since I first read the comic book crossover from 2007 (Mark Millar’s Civil War). But to be perfectly honest with you, Captain America: Civil War is so much better than the comic book.

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Trailer Recap/Review: Captain America – Civil War (Trailer #2)

Yesterday, Marvel Studios released the second full length trailer for Captain America: Civil War, which begins the fourth phase of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. At the very end we got a nice surprise, but there was so much more to the trailer. So, watch the trailer – and come back to discuss the trailer with me! Continue reading “Trailer Recap/Review: Captain America – Civil War (Trailer #2)”