We live in the greatest time to ever be a fan of something. There are new comic books coming out every week, comic book movies are getting Oscar nominations every other year, people stand in line every month to watch the next big spectacle, and, most of the time, these spectacles are about the characters we love. Continue reading “How Lucky Are We?”→
The following is a spoiler-filled retro review of Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man 3. It was written in 2016.
I remember liking Spider-Man 3 just fine, when it was released. Sure, it wasn’t perfect, and it definitely wasn’t as good as the first two Raimi Spider-Man films. But it was fine, right? Then, when I rewatched it when it was released on home video, I realized that maybe I had been too easy on the film.
Today, after having rewatched it nine years after its theatrical release, I can safely say that Spider-Man 3 is as bad as people say. But I still like it more than both of Marc Webb’s The Amazing Spider-Man films. Let’s talk about the film that made Sony reboot their Spider-Man franchise. Continue reading “RETRO REVIEW: Spider-Man 3 (2007)”→
Casting has replaced The Collection on the monthly schedule. The Collection will return on an unspecified date.
Uncharted is one of the most beloved Sony PlayStation video game franchises of all-time. It is incredibly cinematic, and it definitely should become a movie, or a series of movies, one day in the future. But before the movie studio starts to pick who should play Nathan Drake, let’s beat them to the punch. Who should be in the cast for an Uncharted: The Movie. Continue reading “Uncharted: The Movie – Casting #1”→
The following is a game review of Naughty Dog’s ‘Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End’, a PlayStation Exclusive.
One last time. One final adventure. Uncharted is one of the great video game console series, and with A Thief’s End we are seeing the conclusion to Nathan Drake’s story. Naughty Dog, the developer of the game, holds a special place in my heart for having made Crash Bandicoot, Jak and Daxter, and The Last of Us (my favorite game of all-time). But Uncharted might be the most popular franchise they’ve ever done. Continue reading “REVIEW: Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End (2016)”→
The first two phases of Marvel’s Cinematic Universe have ended, and the third phase is looking to be the largest and most expensive yet. Still, there are a ton of films coming up in the third phase that we need to prepare for. Today I’ve assembled a watchlist for people interested in the new actors, directors, and writers for two of Marvel’s third phase films. Continue reading “Marvelous Monday #37 – Pre-Phase Three Watchlist”→
For the uninitiated: This is a new weekly feature on the blog wherein I, I’m Jeffrey Rex, discuss all things Marvel. Now that I’ve reached six posts on this feature, this will be the only introduction to the feature.
Enjoy it while it lasts. Superhero-Hype that is. Be prepared for somewhat of a darker post this week – it is truly grim at times.
Now, I’m not going to kick off this post by spelling doom for my fellow nerds and geeks out there, but the laymen have caught onto us. They figured out just how well it’s working, and soon people will realize how Marvel, Sony, Fox and Warner Bros. have no reason to stop pitching new ideas – they have no reason to stop creating, filming, writing new superhero films.
Sure, I’m preaching to the choir – you know how many films are coming out. And so far it hasn’t really been a problem – but do you know why? Because we’ve only had two problematic years for comic book movies. In 2013 no mainstream superhero movie was loved by all comic book readers. I liked Iron Man 3, but I’m in the minority – Man of Steel wasn’t a success and Thor: The Dark World was… Well it was Thor: The Dark World. A dark twist on a universe that was so well painted in the Branagh-Thor. Wait, I’m in the minority on that one, too? Yikes. But I digress. 2014 was extremely successful. Guardians of the Galaxy was the biggest hit of the summer, some say the year, Days of Future Past was well-liked – and critics loved Captain America: The Winter Soldier. But in 2015 and beyond, too many of our nerd dreams are coming true.
In 2015 we are seeing new iterations of Star Wars, Jurassic Park, Terminator, Avengers, Fantastic Four – heck, even Ant-Man‘s getting a film. But, sadly, this is killing the mainstream audience – we’re testing their patience. 11 beloved nerd-films are to be released in 2016 – a year that may finally burst the superhero bubble. But here are my questions – can it be avoided? Will it kill the entire genre? And which films will be the ones we’ll forever blame for this?
Confirmed. It has been confirmed. Calm down, Jeffrey. Calm down. … ARE YOU KIDDING ME THIS IS AWESOME.
Okay, let’s process what just happened. Today – on February 9th in the US, February 10th in Europe – Marvel Studios has released the following information: “Sony is bringing Marvel into the amazing world of Spider-Man.” This means that everyone’s favorite webhead ‘will appear in a Marvel film from Marvel’s Cinematic Universe’, and thereafter be featured in a Sony Pictures film on the 28th of July 2017 – which will be co-produced by nerd-king Kevin Feige – and mark the beginning of ‘a new creative direction for the web slinger’.
Disney and Sony announce that Kevin Feige will team-up with Amy Pascal to bring forth ‘the next chapter’ for Spider-Man. There are couple of notes that one should not read too hastily – Sony will ‘continue to finance, distribute, own and have final creative control of the Spider-Man films’; it seems we’ll get a new Spider-Man – but they do mention Peter Parker.
Miles Morales isn’t likely then, but, regardless, I think Marvel and Sony just won over nerds and geeks across the globe – now that Sony listens to Marvel, we have the opportunity to get the Marvel Cinematic Universe we deserve.
What does this mean for Andrew Garfield, though, is he gone for sure? It seems so.
We must note that the release dates for some other phase 3 films are changed due to this – but I think I speak for every Marvel geek when I say – that I’m just glad Spidey’s home.