Chris Evans has been a rather outspoken critic of President Donald Trump. He doubled down on his attacks recently, saying he would be “disappointed” in himself if he didn’t speak out against “dumb shit,” even if it means alienating half his audience.Read More
The shocking admission comes after the filmmaker has continuously bashed Marvel and DC movies.Read More
The Disney/Fox deal is expected to close and be confirmed later this month. This give Marvel Studios total authority in bringing the X-Men into the MCU, imagine the monetary possibilities … they’re endless. I presume crossover projects are being planned.Read More
I, quite honestly, can’t help but think that for most of the Spring I’ll have to sit back, at the comfort of my own home, and catch up with a bunch of gems from the ‘40s and ‘50s. With the exception of J.C. Chandor’s “Triple Frontier” (March 13th) and Jordan Peele’s “Us” (March 21st) I have absolutely no excitement for the slate of studio films coming out between now until the end of April. I mean, unless you’re pumped for “Captain Marvel” (March 7th), “Dumbo” (March 29th) and “Avengers: Endgame” (April 26th), this is going to be a very stale season for cinephiles until Cannes kicks off in May. Maybe I should just go to SXSW.
Consider me not surprised by this blatant ratings-grab that the Academy are trying to pull off for the upcoming 91st Academy Awards.Read More
The just-released trailer for “Avengers: Endgame” earned more 289 million views across streaming platforms in 24 hours, thus becoming the most viewed trailer in 24 hours in movie history.
The trailer, which I completely missed and knew nothing about, was released on Friday at 8am ET, news to me, and eclipsed the previous record-holder, of course it was "Avengers: Infinity War," by almost 60 million views.Read More
The trailer for “Avengers: Endgame” was released yesterday, but don't go to www.AvengersEndgame.com because it'll automatically re-route you to 20th Century Fox’s “Deadpool” movie page.Read More
The IMDB's user rating system tends to give a decent indication as to what general mainstream audiences like and don't like in their movies. Again, the key word here is "mainstream" because you will not find a film like "Avengers: Infinity War" topping any critics ten best lists in the next few weeks and months to come. However, the Marvel film, and second-to-last installment for the fourth MCU phase, has, by all accounts, towered over the rest of 2018's movie releases when it comes to IMDB user ratings.Read More
Speaking to Larry King on “Larry King Now,” actor Frank Grillo mentioned that next Captain America could be a woman or a Person of Color. Although not entirely sure what Marvel Studios has planned for the Cap. he did manage to sneak some insider info saying “there have been rumors that Captain America could be African American. It could be a woman. You know? So, they’re looking.”
I'm betting the farm that, if they do go this route, Anthony Mackie will be sought to play Captain America. He currently plays Sam Wilson, aka Falcon and has starred in two previous ‘Captain America’ films, as well as “Avengers: Age of Ultron” and “Avengers: Infinity War.” Sam Wilson has been Captain America in the comic books, recently taking over for Steve Rogers after the character stepped down. Suffice to say, odds are with Mackie to garner the much-coveted role at the moment.
The overblown “Avengers: Infinity War” has such high ambitions that its reach far exceeds its grasp. If anything, this 156 minute epic should be seen as a celebration of what the Marvel Cinematic Universe has accomplished since its launch in 2008 rather than any kind of coherent cinematic experience. During that 11 year period, Disney and Marvel managed to produce 19 films and consequentially ended up dominating the cinematic zeitgeist by make a mockery of any studio that even threatened to take its crown (cue in Warner Brothers and their failed DCEU).Read More