During the last decade, after watching each new superhero teaser or trailer or film, many conversations started with, “Dude, did you see…” We would think about the moments that got our blood pumping, that satisfied an indescribable need for a film to just kick our ass. So, whether they be teasers, trailers, or scenes from films, these are our top 10 best moments from the last decade. Continue reading
There’s been a lot of trial and error in the last ten years. In the race to make the biggest superhero blockbusters, Hollywood has also made some real shit. Hollywood has been making westerns for decades, same with comedies and dramas. Comparatively, superheroes are new territory. The following is a list of the greatest disappointments from the decade when superheroes were king. Continue reading
Finding actors to play superheroes is one very interesting process. Many of these characters have been around for over half a century and they are iconic images in American culture: Peter Parker’s disheveled nerdiness, Steve Roger’s physique and golden hair, Elektra’s accent. Well, they can’t all be home-runs. Over the last ten years, there have been almost as many missteps as there are triumphs in finding just the right person to embody characters that sometimes defy reality. These are the ten best cast actors and the characters they brought to life. Continue reading
Marvel’s The Avengers opens May 4th 2012, a decade and a day after comic book blockbuster Spider-Man opened. After May 3rd, 2002, the following 10 years had every summer packed with comic book to film adaptations. Where the 70s had grim and realistic films dominate the box office, the 80s had cop-oriented high concept action films, and the 90s had all-star romantic comedies, the 00s had mega-budget films about capes and tights. Continue reading
Only two wide releases this weekend . . . one traditional, light-hearted romantic comedy and one about a bad-ass, hammer-throwing god of thunder . . . guess which one I want to see. Continue reading
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Tagged Chris Hemsworth, comic movies, comics, Ginnifer Goodwin, John Krasinski, Kate Hudson, Kenneth Branagh, Marvel, Movies, Natalie Portman, Something Borrowed, thor
Real Harvey: OK. This guy here, he’s our man, all grown up and going nowhere. Although he’s a pretty scholarly cat, he never got much of a formal education. For the most part, he’s lived in shit neighborhoods, held shit jobs, and he’s now knee-deep into a disastrous second marriage. So, if you’re the kind of person looking for romance or escapism or some fantasy figure to save the day… guess what? You’ve got the wrong movie.
Finally. A good video game movie.
Since the dawn of the days of button-mashing, there has yet to be a great film based around video games. Sure, there have been adaptations of various games, and films that have incorporated video games into the story (like Tron or The Last Starfigher), but today marks the day that a film has come around to deliver the video game experience within the context of a movie. Continue reading
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Tagged brandon routh, bryan lee o'malley, Chris Evans, comics, edgar wright, hot fuzz, jason schwartzman, kieran culkin, last starfighter, mary elizabeth winstead, michael cera, oni press, say anything, scott pilgrim vs. the world, shaun of the dead, tron, video games
We are gathered here today to recognize the 10th anniversary of Bryan Singer’s X-Men. It was this very month that the comic book genre was kick-started, ushering in a decade overflowing with billions of dollars worth of attention paid to one of the toughest crowds ever in the history of entertainment: the nerd. Continue reading
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Tagged batman, batman begins, blade, bryan singer, christopher nolan, comic book movies, comic con, comics, daredevil, dc comics, geek, hulk, iron man, john woo, marvel comics, sin city, spider-man, stan lee, summer movies, the avengers, the dark knight, the matrix, tim burton, x-men