Category Archives: Movies

Captain America poster

OK, via the corporate overlords at UGO, this is cool:

If the purpose of promotional posters like this is to give you a raging geek-on, I judge this one a success.

"Despicable Me" review

Short Version: A thoroughly enjoyable, light, animated summer family story that doesn’t break any new ground, but does provide an amusing hour and a half of harmless diversion.

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Green Lantern preview

If you haven’t seen it yet, Entertainment Weekly features a still of Ryan Reynolds (?!) in the Green Lantern costume from the upcoming movie:

Can’t say I’m a huge fan of the glowing muscle ligature in the design, but as always you have to see it in action first. And that looks more like a Photoshopped head on a CGI body rather than an actual photograph, but what do I know — not only did I not know Ryan Reynolds had been cast, I didn’t even know there was a movie coming up. Ignorance is bliss, I reckon.

Thoughts?

New Thor image

Via BleedingCool, Marvel has released a photo from the upcoming Thor movie featuring the God of Thunder, his father Odin, and his evil brother Loki:

What do you think?

Cap and Thor concept art

Via AintItCool, check out the latest sneak peek design sketches from the upcoming “Captain America” and “Thor” movies. What do you guys think of the costumes? If you’re having trouble getting to the site, I’ll re-link to the images after the jump:

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Iron Man 2 review

Short Review: A thoroughly satisfying and entertaining comic book super-hero movie.

Medium Review: “Iron Man 2″ bucks the trend of super-hero sequels bettering their original installments, but remains a fun, satisfying experience. Director Jon Favreau manages to work in multiple heroes and villains without making the movie feel crowded or silly, and brings back most of the elements that made the first movie such a treat. Still, it doesn’t quite hit the emotional or adrenaline highs previously seen, and in spots felt like it meandered a bit. Overall, though, an excellent super hero comic book movie that’s well worth a full price admission.

Long Review: Since I consider “Iron Man” possibly the best super-hero movie ever made, it’s not surprising that I wouldn’t think the sequel is better — that would be a tall order indeed. But it is very good, giving us what we want: Lots and lots of things blowing up, accompanied by Robert Downey Junior’s excellent Tony Stark attitude. I’d rank it with movies like the original “Batman”, the most recent “Hulk”, and the original “X-Men”, as a movie that does a great job translating the spirit and fun of the source material into a new medium.
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Lazy Teenage Superheroes

Mike Ashton sent me a link to a trailer for a short film he made for under $300, and it’s pretty amazing. Take a look at “Lazy Teenage Superheroes“:

Good luck with the film, Mike!

Iron Man 2: O. M. G.

Star Re-Trekkin’

I just watched JJ Abrams’ “Star Trek” for the second time, and here is my very informed and erudite opinion:

That was a good movie!

I’m all tingled up with geeky goodness now. A great job, in what has to go down as one of the greatest retcons in history. Well done, Mr. Abrams!

Feel free to use the comments to tell me how I’m an idiot.

Avatarocious

The light posting today was due to my taking time to go see the new movie “Avatar”, the computer-generated sci-fi flick from James Cameron. Here’s my review:

It sucks.

Fuller commentary — AND SPOILERS! — after the jump. So don’t read on if you haven’t seen it yet and are planning to because I will totally ruin it just like that good-looking jerk ruined your prom by dancing with your date, then taking her home while you had to hang out with Billy from band camp.

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