Sep/2018

Marvel For Dummies: ‘The Incredible Hulk’ (2008)!

by Gumbercules9000 on Mar 19th, 2018

Welcome to Marvel for Dummies the 18 part recap series where I (Dan Moran) will act as your personal J.A.R.V.I.S. and give you a broad overview of every Marvel Studios release leading up to Avengers: Infinity War.

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Marvel For Dummies: ‘Iron Man’!

by Gumbercules9000 on Mar 18th, 2018

Welcome to Marvel for Dummies the 18 part recap series where I (Dan Moran) will act as your personal J.A.R.V.I.S. and give you a broad overview of every Marvel Studios release leading up to Avengers: Infinity War.

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We have a very fun 71st episode of our fun podcast under the MULTI-MEDIA MEN banner called ‘Media-Ocrity‘, where the show is just – okay. Here on the show, we focus strictly on horror/sci-fi, comic books, and video games – basically all the fun stuff that tickles your fancy. In our 71st episode, titled ‘Michael Fassbender is a Fury‘, we discuss the new news on ‘Kung Fury‘ with Arnold Schwarzenegger and Michael Fassbender, the best Marvel Cinematic Universe moments thus far, and current TV shows that should be turned into video games. It was so much fun. This episode is guaranteed to thrill you, chill you, and fulfill you. I am joined pop-culture wizard Jonathan Atterbury and comic book artist Jeremy Megert.

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Top 10 Moments in the Marvel Cinematic Universe Thus Far!

by Gumbercules9000 on Feb 15th, 2018

 

Black Panther is debuting very soon and in 3 short months, we will witness Infinity War on the big screen, which is the culmination of all 18 Marvel movies that came before it. I love the Marvel movies, at a minimum they get how to entertain and present their characters in the most appealing way possible. I’m sure that Black Panther will have an incredible moment or two and without a doubt the spectacle that Infinity War HAS to be will present us with some memorable scenes. Until then I figured I would share my 10 Favorite Moments from the MCU so far.

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We have a very fun 66th episode of our fun podcast under the MULTI-MEDIA MEN banner called ‘Media-Ocrity‘, where the show is just – okay. Here on the show, we focus strictly on horror/sci-fi, comic books, and video games – basically all the fun stuff that tickles your fancy. In our 66th episode, titled ‘Marvel and DC celebrate the Holidays‘, where we discuss the new trailers for ‘Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom‘ and ‘Ready Player One‘, along with discussions on Disney purchasing 20th Century Fox and what that would mean for the superhero universe. We also talk about scenarios if Marvel and DC made a movie together with Justice League and Avengers. Then we dive into the holidays, where we talk about the best Christmas music and our favorite holiday presents we ever got. It was so much fun. This episode is guaranteed to thrill you, chill you, and fulfill you. I am joined pop-culture wizard Jonathan Atterbury and comic book artist Jeremy Megert.

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The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel‘ Has got a trailer and a premiere date for those of us who will be tuning into Amazon Prime to check out the utterly original new series from do-it-all team of Amy Sherman-Palladino and Dan Palladino. The pair are well known for ‘Gilmore Girls‘ where they employed their talents as writers, directors and executive producers in the series that streams November 29.

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Own the groundbreaking Netflix Original Series ‘Marvel’s Jessica Jones: The Complete First Season’ and ‘Marvel’s Daredevil: The Complete Second Season’ on Blu-ray and DVD August 22.

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Marvel’s Inhumans‘ is about an isolated community of superhumans fight to protect themselves. It’s a pretty straight-forward description, but once you see the trailer below, you’ll realize there’s so much more to the series.

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Enjoy the Trailer For Marvel’s ‘Black Panther’!!!

by Red Zeppelbon on Jun 10th, 2017

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We were sufficiently teased by Marvel Studios with a poster while the anticipation got stronger for a trailer to ‘Black Panther‘. The wait is over and we can share with you the first teaser trailer for the upcoming, stand-alone, film about ‘Black Panther‘!! The film stars Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Martin Freeman, and Andy Serkis.

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Black Panther‘ isn’t coming out until 2018 and I didn’t think the decks could get any more stacked as far as the cast was concerned, but there’s another cast member boarding the Marvel flick. Emmy winner Sterling K. Brown will appear as N’Jobu.

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We have an incredible 23rd episode of our fun podcast under the MULTI-MEDIA MEN banner called ‘Media-Ocrity‘, where the show is just – okay. Here on the show, we focus strictly on horror/sci-fi, comic books, and video games – basically all the fun stuff that tickles your fancy. In our twenty-third episode, titled ‘Holiday Horrors with Capcom and Kevin Smith‘, we discuss some holiday movies you can watch of the horror variety, the upcoming Marvel vs Capcom video game and suggest some characters that would be cool to see this time around, all of the DC crossovers on television, and some holiday music you can add to your playlist. Also, we have our third installment of the Kevin Hart/The Rock movie pitch, which was so good this time.

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Marvel shows no signs of loosening their stronghold the comic book conglomerate holds on the entertainment center of America. The ever-expanding company has recently staked claim to the ‘Inhumans‘ TV series which will have a rather unique debut before it comes to ABC weekly.

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Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.‘ has added Jason O’Mara to the cast for the upcoming fourth season. His addition is in response to the shocking announcement from Clark Gregg’s Agent Coulson at the close of season three, about a new director taking over the agency.

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Writer/Director Noah Hawley brings Marvel’sLegion‘ comic to life for FX. We got our first peek at what this project looks like and it’s freaking awesome! It stars Dan Stevens and Aubrey Plaza and debuts in 2017, but check out the trailer below and tell me what you think!

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Danny Rand returns to New York City after being missing for years, trying to reconnect with his past and his family legacy. He fights against the criminal element corrupting his world around him with his incredible kung-fu mastery and ability to summon the awesome power of the fiery Iron Fist.

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San Diego Comic Con is in full swing and one of the goodies we’ve received from the event is a brand new trailer for one of Marvel’s latest projects in cooperation with Netflix – ‘Luke Cage‘!!!

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We’ve known that Marvel Studios has been planning a ‘Captain Marvel‘ film for a while but now, we have an idea of who she might be. Brie Larson is the front-runner and has been in serious talks with the studio. She’s the best candidate, outshining previous contenders Emily Blunt and Olivia Wilde.

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I loved, Loved, LOVED ‘Now You See Me‘! I’ve been ecstatic about the sequel for so long and am thrilled I can share the trailer with everyone. Of course, one of my favorite things about the first film was the inclusion of Isla Fisher, alas her pregnancy got in the way of production this time around and Lizzy Kaplan (‘Mean Girls’) stepped in to fill that void. She’s by no means the only new blood the film is seeing, Daniel Radcliffe joined the cast and the end result, at least the trailer, is phenomenal!

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Marvel’s Most Wanted‘ is putting the crew together that will make up the ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.‘ spinoff that stars Adrianne Palicki and Nick Blood . The series will center on their characters of Barbara “Bobbi” Morse, aka Mockingbird, and Lance Hunter.

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Marvel Cinematic Universe: Phase Two Collection will be available December 8, 2015, just in time for the comic book lover to unwrap it Christmas morning. This media pack is a Marvel fan’s dream come true including Blu-ray, and digital copies of each of the films in Phase 2 of the MCU.

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In a union of Marvel and Fox TV Networks with FX, there is more to the X-Men franchise coming our way. These are two serial dramas that are set in the same world that we’ve come to know since the X-Men burst onto the screen in 2000.

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When you hear the name Marvel attached to a project it doesn’t only have to mean action, it will soon be synonymous with comedy, as well. ‘Damage Control‘ will take it’s place on ABC besides ‘Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.‘ and ‘Agent Carter‘.

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Fans of the hit Marvel series, ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ can rejoice that two of the strongest characters from the series, Barbara Morse, better known as Mockingbird and Lance Hunter are back in the prime position of carrying their own series, whether or not it will be a “spinoff” of ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.‘ still remains to be seen, but Marvel’s ‘Most Wanted‘ is definitely a go for pilot. Whether or not fans do a lot of rejoicing having two fan favorites taken from Agents is definitely going to rub some fans the wrong way, while other will embrace it fully.

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Amazon is giving you the opportunity to pre-order The Marvel Cinematic Universe: Phase Two Collection that will release just in time for the holiday season. It’s a limited edition anthology so placing your order now makes sense if you want a piece of this Marvel history.

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After much speculation and a worldwide casting search, Marvel and Sony Pictures can announce they have finally found not only their director, but their Peter Parker/Spider-Man for the upcoming Spider-Man film set to release on July 28, 2017.

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Check Out The Trailer For Marvel’s ‘Ant-Man’!!!

by Red Zeppelbon on Apr 13th, 2015

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Marvel and Disney have the goose that lays golden eggs with their collaborations on comic movies, no one can deny the success of ‘The Avengers‘ or ‘Captain America‘, not to mention ‘Iron Man‘ and ‘Guardians of the Galaxy‘. So it was a safe gamble to move forward with the lesser known ‘Ant-Man‘, and the fan excitement for the film shows it was a good choice.

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The 1984 Marvel Comics series, ‘Crash Ryan‘ will be made into a feature film. ‘Crash Ryan‘ was set in an alternate timeline of 1934 where Earth had bigger and better technology than it actually did. The main hero named Crash Ryan is a pilot who leads the heroic United Airmen against an evil force led by a masked villain named ‘The Doom’.

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Spider-Man Joins the Marvel Cinematic Universe!!!

by Red Zeppelbon on Feb 11th, 2015

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After a lot of speculation, Marvel and Sony have agreed on a situation that allows Spider-Man to live in the much larger world that the Marvel Universe has to offer.

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David Tennant Will Become Purple Man For Marvel!!!

by Red Zeppelbon on Jan 26th, 2015

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David Tennant, the Tenth Doctor to every Whovian on the planet and Alec Hardy to all the ‘Broadchurch‘ fans is jumping into another proven franchise as he’s climbing the ladder to launch himself into the Marvel Universe pool. The lucky show that is the recipient of this talented, not to mention gorgeous, thespian is ‘A.K.A. Jessica Jones‘. Tennant joins Krysten Ritter who will play Jones and Mike Colter who is cast as Luke Cage.

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The Marvel Experience Sets Up In Dallas!

by Gumbercules9000 on Jan 23rd, 2015

Hillary T., Here…

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Well, as a fangirl, I have a S.H.I.E.L.D. costume. Let’s not lie, I wore it all last year to conventions. I watch Agent Catrter and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. on a weekly basis. So, when I heard the Marvel Experience was coming to Dallas, my inner ten year old went nuts. I shouted out loud, “What, I must be a part of this. “

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“SO SAY WE ALL!” Many of us are waiting for ‘Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.‘ to return from its break and now there’s a new reason for the anticipation. ‘Agent Carter‘ is definitely doing its part to keep our attention diverted from the fact that we have no new SHIELD episodes coming our way until March, but after learning that Edward James Olmos will be added to the cast all I can say is that the struggle to wait patiently is proving impossible!

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Jessica Jones is the latest in Marvel’s stable of characters that are coming to life. Jones is a superhero that has really had a rough go of it once she gained super human abilities. As a teenager, she loses her family in a car accident with a military truck carrying experimental material. The girl just can’t seem to catch a break. Her exploits as a costumed superhero end in Jones suffering a case of PTSD and a desire to hang up her tights forever.

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Marvel made an announcement today, actually several announcements, about the third phase of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. We’ve all been hearing rumors about upcoming projects but nothing has been verified until today. Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige took the stage to lay out a timeline for their next few films.

In the category of we-all-knew-it-would-happen-eventually Marvel is paving the way for an epic battle between Captain America and Iron Man with ‘Captain America: Civil War‘. Chris Evans and Robert Downey, Jr will reprise their previous roles and Chadwick Boseman will make his first appearance as the Black Panther. Cap’s Civil War hits big screens on May 6, 2016.

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Hey guys, Jana here,

 

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I’ve got some news about Marvel’s  ‘Doctor Strange‘  feature project that will grace theaters in 2016. In a case of we-should-have-seen-it-coming-casting, America’s favorite British export, Benedict Cumberbatch has the golden trifecta required to anchor a Marvel film. He’s got the slightly chiseled handsome face, and perfected the quality of acting an absolute arrogant but brilliant character and he’s got a deep range to his acting ability that supersedes the first two qualities.

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Marvel Comics Is Coming to Fair Park in Dallas Next Year!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Oct 10th, 2014

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Marvel Comics has just announced a nationwide tour called ‘The Marvel Experience: The World’s First Hyper-Reality Tour‘. Despite the long name, this sounds like so much fun. So far there are four stops, one of them being in Dallas, TX at Fair Park starting January 9th, 2015 and running through February 1st. The Marvel experience will cover over two acres of space and will feature quite a lot of rides, activities, attractions, and props.

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Comic-Con isn’t a place where only huge bombs of information get dropped, it’s also chock-full of fans spreading rumors like the wildfires that all too often consume the San Diego area anyway. Seems like one of the biggest rumors surrounded the potential casting for a Marvel Studios property, ‘Doctor Strange‘. Fans have been dropping names like Tom Hardy, Jared Leto and Benedict Cumberbatch in mass conversations that branched out until at least a few of the names were being taken as gospel truth. I’ve got the answer, kids, and it’s NOT Cumberbatch.

 

 

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Marvel Has Found A Director For ‘Doctor Strange’!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Jun 3rd, 2014

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As some people at Marvel are still scrambling to find a director to replace Edgar Wright for ‘Ant-Man‘, others have just hired on Scott Derrickson to helm the big ‘Doctor Strange‘ project. Doctor Strange first appeared in issue number 110 of ‘Strange Tales‘ back in 1963 where he as a neurosurgeon who is the head protector of Earth against all mythical and magical creatures and threats.

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Josh Brolin Will Play Thanos for Marvel!!

by Gumbercules9000 on May 30th, 2014

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That’s right. Actor Josh Brolin has been signed on to play the big bad villain in the next few Marvel movies, Thanos. Thanos was the the purple guy in space seen at the end credit scene in the first ‘Avengers‘ film. And now the guy who played Brand, the older brother in ‘The Goonies‘ will play him. This is excellent news.

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The Superhero business is a big money maker and anything associated with Marvel Comics is getting snatched up as quickly as if Speed Demon were picking up a littered yard. The geek-friendly brand has just closed a deal with media giant, Netflix, to produce at least four 13-episode series that will lead up to a miniseries of The Defenders.

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Before, I get into the future project of Aaron Taylor-Johnson, a.k.a. Kick Ass, let me just take a moment to express how absolutely gorgeous this guy looks without the frizzy hair of his first appearance as the normal dude turned vigilante. I kind of slid my eyes past him because I could not see the hottie he had hidden. I just checked out a picture of him and was freaking gobsmacked at the boy looking back at me that will be filling my night time thoughts. Yummy. Now that I’ve stated the obvious but important point of his looks I can get on with his new project.

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Well at the ABC UpFront presentation today, Joss Whedon showcased a long trailer for the ABC upcoming series ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.‘, which will focus on the agents and other superheros from the Marvel universe, which I bet will tie in loosely with the next ‘Avengers’ film. The series will air in the Fall on Tuesdays at the 8pm time slot. I cannot wait for this.  The trailer looks amazing. And yes, COULSON LIVES!!!

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Misty Here….

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ABC and Josh Whedon (Marvel’s Avengers and Buffy the Vampire Slayer) have announced that their new drama, Marvels S.H.I.E.L.D, will be called Marvels Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. This one hour show will follow Agent Phil Coulson (Clark Gregg) returning to S.H.I.E.L.D. He puts together a team of agents to tackle new and strange cases. The team will be made up of Agent Grant Ward (Brett Dalton), Agent Melinda May (Ming-Na Wen), Agent Leo Fitz (Iain de Caestecker) and Agent Jenna Simmons(Elizabeth Henstridge).

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Marvel Has Announced Their New Weekly Web Series!!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Mar 12th, 2013

Misty Here…

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Marvel Entertainment announced that they will now have digital initiatives that will link Marvel’s film, animation, comics, and web with reality, documentaries, and news anchored by “Marvel’s Eight Mightiest Show”.  Marvel is bringing in G4’s Blair Butler will host it covering movies, video games, and celebrity interviews.

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Marvel Studios has not let up one bit with prepping new films for more characters in their universe.  We do know that we will be getting a treasure trove of new superhero films over the next few years, which will lead up to ‘The Avengers 2‘ in 2015, which Marvel is calling Phase Two.  I guess Phase One started with the first ‘Iron Man‘ and ended with ‘The Avengers‘.

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Clark Gregg (Agent Phil Coulson in the Marvel Superhero movies), will reprise his role in the TV pilot for ‘Marvel’s S.H.I.E.L.D.’ for ABC.  Joss Whedon will write the pilot episode with his brother Jed Whedon and Maurissa Tancharoen.  Jeph Loeb, Gregg and Kevin Feige talked about this pilot and Coulson’s resurrection at NYCC.

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If you were looking forward to the Marvel’s Cinematic Universe Phase One Superhero Blu-Ray Set, then you might not like this post.  German luggage company Rimowa BhmbH has just filed a lawsuit against Marvel for copyright infringement on the replica S.H.I.E.L.D briefcase that wil house all the bluray films.  The set was supposed to be released in a couple of weeks.  Now, it is indefinitely on hold.  Wow.  How big of an asshole is that German luggage company?

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Marvel had a busy day today at Comic-Con.  Kevin Feige (President of Marvel Film Studios) confirmed today that ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ will be released August 1, 2014.  Also, Edgar Wright (Shaun of the Dead) and Joe Cornish (Attack the Block) have finished writing ‘Ant-Man’ and have filmed some test footage which they showed the crowd at Comic-Con.  Needless to say the crowd went ape-shit. Wright said, Ant-Man is a tiny guy who kicks ass one inch at a time.

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‘The Human Fly’ (sans Jeff Goldblum) will be coming to a theater near you in the near future.  ‘The Human Fly’ is based on the Marvel Comic book series from 1977-1979 and actually based on real-life stunt man Joe Ramacieri.  The comic series lasted 18 issues with some special appearances in other main stream comics.

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We all know that since Marvel’s first film, ‘Iron Man’ in 2008 was all a marketing ploy for ‘The Avengers’.  Now that the ‘Avengers’ has been in theaters for several weeks now and that the bluray for ‘The Avengers’ has been announced already, we have all wanted to know if there was going to be an all out ultimate edition of all the Marvel films in one set.  Well that day has come.Marvel has announced the Marvel Cinematic Universe Phase One box set.  It’s called Avengers Assembled which consists of 10 discs of all Marvel films from ‘Iron Man’ thru ‘The Avengers’.

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Thursday May, 30th starting at 11:30 AM, you can attend the ‘Ultimate Marvel Marathon’ at a participating AMC Theater.  At 11:30 AM, AMC will show every Marvel Superhero movie leading up to The Premiere of Joss Whedon’s ‘The Avengers’.  The ticket price is $40 per person and that gets you six movies.  The films include: ‘Iron Man’, ‘Iron Man 2’, ‘Captan America’, ‘Thor’, ‘Hulk’, and ‘The Avengers’.

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“X-Men” Series Premiere Comes on the Heels of Hit Marvel Original Anime Series “Iron Man” and “Wolverine” on G4

LOS ANGELES – September 14, 2011 – This summer, G4 and Marvel teamed up to bring legions of fans their favorite Super Heroes with the original Marvel anime series, “Iron Man” and “Wolverine.” Next up, Marvel’s most popular team of mutants will tear up the small screen when G4 premieres 12 half-hour weekly episodes of the new original anime series “X-Men” this fall, bringing even more action, drama, and high energy anime heroics. Featuring the voice of actor Scott Porter (“The Good Wife,” “Friday Night Lights,” “Caprica”) as Cyclops, “X-Men” premieres Friday October 21st at 11pm ET/PT. The fourth anime series as part of G4 and Marvel’s exclusive partnership, “Blade,” will premiere this winter.

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Yes, Disney has just set two release dates for unknown Marvel Comics films.  Both of which are in 2014.  So we know there will be an ‘Iron Man 3’ film, and sequels to both ‘Thor’ and ‘Captain America’.  Also there will be an ‘Ant-Man’ film made by Edgar Wright (Shaun of the Dead/Scott Pilgrim) and Joe Cornish who did the amazing ‘Attack The Block’ film.  Could it be possible that Joss Whedon will be working back to back on an ‘Avengers’ sequel?

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Marvel Comics Will Get the Tron Treatment…

by Gumbercules9000 on Oct 20th, 2010

Since Disney bought Marvel all those months ago, it is only right that Marvel will get to use the Disney brand of Tron in their comics.


Just like last Halloween, a lot of Marvel titles had alternate variant covers featuring Zombies.  Such as the cover for an Amazing Spider-Man issue would have Spidey as a zombie on the front cover.  You can see what those look like and purchase them HERE.


Well in anticipation for the upcoming release of the Tron sequel, “Tron: Legacy” Marvel is using their new ownership to riddle their titles and covers with Tron-Esque artwork.  And they look BADASS.


Here is a list of what they will be:


• AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #651 TRON Variant, featuring Spider-Man

• AVENGERS #7 TRON Variant. featuring Spider-Woman

• AVENGERS ACADEMY #7 TRON Variant, featuring Quicksilver

• CAPTAIN AMERICA #612 TRON Variant, featuring Captain America

• INCREDIBLE HULKS #618 TRON Variant, featuring Ghost Rider

• INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #33 TRON Variant, featuring Iron Man

• NEW AVENGERS #7 TRON Variant, featuring Ms. Marvel

• SECRET AVENGERS #7 TRON Variant, featuring Moon Knight

• THOR #617 TRON Variant, featuring Thor

• WOLVERINE #4 TRON Variant, featuring Wolverine


These all will be released from November through December.  Be sure to check the Boomstick Comics Store by clicking HERE to purchase these variant covers.


Below are what the covers will look like.

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Marvel Comics Also Drops Their Monthly Comics Prices

by Gumbercules9000 on Oct 7th, 2010

Less than an hour after their primary competitor announced an across the board price drop from $3.99 to $2.99.  Marvel Comics today also announced at least a partial move away from the often criticized $3.99 price for new serialized superhero comics.

During the ICv2 Conference On Comics & Digital – a Thursday afternoon industry pre-event to New York Comic Con – Marvel Senior Vice President of Sales & Circulation David Gabriel confirmed that new books launching in January 2011 will not debut at $3.99. “A lot of talk I’ve heard [today is] about the pricing increases overall…because of the digital comics sales, prices will decrease,” he said as part of a panel whose focus was “Print Vs. Digital.”

Gabriel prefaced the announcement by outlining some of Marvel’s broader successes in the downloadable comics space since launching their dedicated iPhone and iPad application in April. “This week we passed 2 million downloads [of the App,]” the VP explained, noting that the overall interest “does not translate yet into 2 million downloads today for books.” However, as a point of comparison, he said that weekly sales of comics on mobile devices have come close but not surpassed the sales of Manhattan retailer powerhouse Midtown Comics – one of the biggest accounts Marvel services in the direct market.

The sales online were particularly strong for the trial runs Marvel has done on day-and-date releases like this week’s “Ultimate Thor” #1. “We found that in a week’s time, the download of the day-and-date comics were a little bit less than what Midtown orders. They’re one of the top retailers in the country, so it gives you an idea of where we’re at.”

Gabriel added that by tomorrow, digital sales of “Ultimate Thor” will have surpassed the amount sold to the biggest accounts Marvel works with.

Doubtlessly, the $3.99 versus $2.99 price debate will be a big part of the discussion around New York Comic Con just as the general price increase has been a somewhat controversial move in the eyes of fans and retailers, particularly as summer sales of single issue comics have taken a noticeable downturn.

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Illustrated History of Marvel Comics

by Gumbercules9000 on Aug 30th, 2010

Hello Everyone, Janet W. here…

From the great musical maestro, Andrew Lloyd Webber comes new music to rock you out of your seat. Dallas Summer Musicals presents School of Rock the Musical, based on the film of the same name. Jack Black made you laugh to your core in the lead role, Dewey. Dewey (Rob Colletti) wants nothing more than to become a rock star. He is a leech seemingly stuck permanently to his best friend, Ned’s (Matt Bittner), backside. Much to the dismay of Ned’s girlfriend, Patty (Emily Borromeo), who wants Dewey to grow up and contribute to the household. Faced with the threat of eviction, Dewey assumes Ned’s identity as a substitute teacher for the elite, posh Horace Green Preparatory School. Wackiness ensues and so does your good time!

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LP Review: ‘Luke Cage Season 2’ Soundtrack!

by Gumbercules9000 on Aug 8th, 2018

 

Marvel is certainly on a roll with their content over this past decade with their billion dollar movies and their successful television shows across multiple platforms. One of these shows is called ‘Luke Cage‘, which just debuted its second season on Netflix. Luke Cage was the first black superhero in comic books to be featured as the main protagonist with his name as the title. Cage is an ex-convict who was imprisoned for a crime he did not commit who was experimented on, thus creating his superpowers of strength and unbreakable skin. Once he hones in on these powers, he basically becomes a hero for hire and is one of the coolest characters in the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe.

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4K UHD Review: ‘Avengers: Infinity War’!

by Gumbercules9000 on Aug 6th, 2018

THE FILM


For the last decade, we’ve been getting to know most of the Marvel super-heroes. In 2008, we met Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.) when the comic book company Marvel decided to start making their own films with their own company, without the help of any other big studio. It was a massive success, which led to 17 more films that included a ton of more superheroes, including ThorHulkAnt-ManCaptain AmericaBlack PantherDoctor Strange, and Guardians of the Galaxy. For the first few superhero films, we were introduced to their origins and character, which led to the first Avengers films. Needless to say, that first Avengers movie broke box office records at the time and put in motion a story arc that culminates into what we have today – ‘Avengers: Infinity War‘.

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Dan Moran’s Review of ‘Ant-Man and the Wasp’!

by Gumbercules9000 on Jul 4th, 2018

Ant-Man & The Wasp is perfectly fine. Its ok. It is certainly a two hour movie in which things happen. I was entertained by things that happened in this movie, that I definitely saw, but I don’t think matter at all. I love Paul Rudd. Evangeline Lily as Wasp is delightful. Michael Pena steals every single scene he is in again. Michael Douglas certainly enjoys his paycheck. Walton Goggins is wasted, but my face lit up every time he spoke. This is without a doubt the best cast of all the solo Marvel films. The problem with the movie is that it was released at the worst possible time to get anyone to care about it.

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Film Review: ‘Ant-Man and the Wasp’!

by Gumbercules9000 on Jul 2nd, 2018

A few years later, we have a sequel to one of the Avenger’s more minuscule components in ‘Ant-Man‘. The original film was funny, charming, and had a good deal of entertainment value, mostly due to Paul Rudd’s unique and perfect comedy timing and delivery. Now, after the big consequences of ‘Black Panther‘ and ‘Avengers: Infinity War‘, Marvel thought it be best to make ‘Ant-Man and the Wasp‘ with a funnier tone and with much lower conflict and chaos. It’s a nice breather before what’s to come in future Marvel movies.

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My Bloody Podcast #10 – ‘My Demon Lover’!

by Gumbercules9000 on Jun 29th, 2018

Here is the super spectacular 10th episode of the newest podcast under the MULTI-MEDIA MEN banner called ‘My Bloody Podcast‘, where the show is related to all things HORROR! Here on this new show, Preston Barta from Fresh Fiction and the Denton Record Chronicle and myself talk about everything we love about horror movies, tv shows, and horror themed music.  We have a special guest for our 10th episode as well, which is our amazing friend and wizard of all things movies and coolness – James Cole Clay from Fresh Fiction. In our tenth episode, our topics include discussions about the new ‘Predator‘ trailer, along with new trailer for ‘Mandy‘, starring Nic Cage. We also talk about watching ‘JAWS‘ on the water, Jared Leto joining a horror Marvel Cinematic Universe movie, and more. We also give you “Bloody Recommendations” of three horror films, being ‘The Vagrant‘, ‘The Addiction‘, and ‘Haunter‘. Our big topic is of course is ‘My Demon Lover‘, where we discuss the film, it’s production history, the actors, and more. It was so much fun. This episode is guaranteed to thrill you, chill you, and fulfill you. 

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Best Movies of the First Half of 2018!

by Gumbercules9000 on Jun 28th, 2018

I’ve had the chance to see a ton of movies this year but still feel like I have missed out on some indie ones that are necessary to catch before December. Below is my list so far. I was really shocked with what a good year it has been for horror and movies staying with me in general. It is pretty rare that I think about a movie days after seeing it but this year there have been so many.

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Film Review: ‘Deadpool 2’!

by Gumbercules9000 on May 16th, 2018

Ryan Reynolds was born to play the Marvel Merc with a Mouth, Deadpool. Reynolds just pours all of his unique charm, wit, comedy, and physical choreography into the character. It’s almost like Reynolds is the actual Deadpool in real life, and indeed the world is better for it. Marvel and Fox decided to play nice a couple of years ago and we got a rated R Marvel superhero film with ‘Deadpool‘. It was a gamble for sure with the strong bloody violence and foul language, but the film ended up making almost $800 million at the box office and  was met with rave reviews across the board.

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Blu-ray Review: Black Panther!

by Gumbercules9000 on May 15th, 2018

THE FILM


Going into the 18th film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, you’d hope you wouldn’t see the same thing over and over that we’ve been watching since Iron Man debuted a decade ago. As the years have passed on by, watching a Marvel movie became something tedious, even though most of the films are fun and enjoyable. Don’t get me wrong, Marvel has done a great job with each and every film they’ve put out, but moving into their 18th film, it seems like we’ve seen almost everything and every action scene is something recycled from the previous, whether it be superheroes jumping from car to car during car chases or aliens come out of the sky and destroying the planet. Luckily for all of us Marvel fans, ‘Black Panther‘ breathes new and creative life into a somewhat stale film series in the best ways possible.

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My Bloody Podcast #2 – ‘Tremors’!

by Gumbercules9000 on Apr 27th, 2018

Here is the 2nd episode of the newest podcast under the MULTI-MEDIA MEN banner called ‘My Bloody Podcast‘, where the show is related to all things HORROR! Here on this new show, Preston Barta from Fresh Fiction and the Denton Record Chronicle and myself talk about everything we love about horror movies, tv shows, and horror themed music.  In our second episode, our topics include discussions about ‘A Quiet Place‘ sequel, a horror version of The Avengers from Marvel, and give you “Bloody Recommendations” of two vintage horror films, being ‘Once Bitten‘  and ‘Deranged: Confessions of a Necrophile‘. Our big topic is of course ‘Tremors‘, where we discuss the film and its soundtrack. It was so much fun. This episode is guaranteed to thrill you, chill you, and fulfill you. 

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Film Review: ‘Avengers: Infinity War’!

by Gumbercules9000 on Apr 25th, 2018

For the last decade, we’ve been getting to know most of the Marvel super-heroes. In 2008, we met Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.) when the comic book company Marvel decided to start making their own films with their own company, without the help of any other big studio. It was a massive success, which led to 17 more films that included a ton of more superheroes, including Thor, Hulk, Ant-Man, Captain America, Black Panther, Doctor Strange, and Guardians of the Galaxy.For the first few superhero films, we were introduced to their origins and character, which led to the first Avengers films. Needless to say, that first Avengers movie broke box office records at the time and put in motion a story arc that culminates into what we have today – ‘Avengers: Infinity War‘.

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Film Review #2: ‘Avengers: Infinity War’!

by Gumbercules9000 on Apr 24th, 2018

Avengers: Infinity War isn’t just the next chapter in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The movie is the culmination, better yet coronation, of the universe to this point. This is the film that will actually be remembered and talked about years from now. Ten years in the making, eighteen films deep, and at least 30 characters so that we could get here. It’s astonishing that they pulled this off. Infinity War, when all is said and done, will likely be the crowning achievement of this cinematic universe.

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Film Review: ‘Rampage’!

by Gumbercules9000 on Apr 11th, 2018

There really isn’t any point in denying that Dwayne The Rock Johnson is the biggest movie star in Hollywood right now, but he might also be the best. Nobody, except early Will Smith, can star in, sell, and market a movie the way he can. His power to entertain audiences with ridiculous premises is undeniable. Rampage is stupid, big, and insane, but it’s also obnoxiously entertaining and a joy to watch.

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4K UHD Review: ‘Justice League’!

by Gumbercules9000 on Mar 13th, 2018

 

THE FILM


(This film portion was written by Dan Moran)

There are several things about Justice League that are good. I think the cast is terrific. Gal GadotBen AffleckJason Momoa, and Ezra Miller are great in their roles. They each have a character moment (earned or not) that makes me interested in seeing their next solo adventure. DC/WB has put some talented filmmakers in charge of the next slate of movies. Justin Lin doing Aquaman sounds great, Patty Jenkins taking Wonder Woman on her next adventure, and Matt Reeves writing and directing The Batman. These are world-class filmmakers who have a great actor in the title role and hopefully that leads to some great story telling. I have no idea who is directing The Flash but I did enjoy him as the comic relief character in Justice League and would like to see if he is more than that in the future. Even Henry Cavill’s “new” Superman was delightful as he is reborn in this film and is no longer a whiney douchebag with terrible parents. Man of Steel 2 is actually on my radar now! But those are the nicest things I can say about Justice League. I loved the cast and I look forward to their solo adventures because having them all together in whatever Justice League was/is/supposed to be was a horrific insult to the fans of DC and moviegoers in general.

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4K UHD Review: ‘Thor: Ragnarok’!

by Gumbercules9000 on Feb 26th, 2018

THE FILM


Thor is starring in his third stand-alone film called ‘Thor: Ragnarok‘ and brings a much needed change to the character in the best possibly way. Thor now has a fun personality and great comedic timing, mostly due to Chris Hemsworth amazing acting chops here. In addition to that, the film is steeped in a hypnotic, yet hyper-active color scheme that looks like Willy Wonka and Andy Warhol got together and decorated a city. In fact, Wonka’s theme ‘Pure Imagination’ is a song that plays in the film. It’s not all cold and stiff dialogue here anymore with brown or earth toned aliens and robots that Thor has to use his hammer to fight. Everyone and everything is covered in bright primary and pastel colors that creates a breath of fresh air in this stale universe. That’s all thanks to filmmaker Taika Waititi for giving his unique vision on this big budget film ($180 million). In previous Marvel Cinematic Universe movies, particularly with Thor, things have been sour and gloomy.

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Dan Moran’s ‘Black Panther’ Review!

by Gumbercules9000 on Feb 16th, 2018

Admittedly, the easiest narrative for Black Panther reviews is that it is a “game-changer”, “important”, “redefines hero”, etc. Those narratives and feelings aren’t wrong. I think Black Panther is one of Marvel’s best stand-alone hero films. It is right behind The Winter Soldier and the original Iron Man for me. In a few years it may even eclipse those two as the distance and impact it has going forward is felt. I believe the cultural and racial themes of this film are well thought out, focused, bold, and sobering. To be perfectly honest I don’t feel comfortable writing about that aspect of the film in depth. I’m a 32 year old goofy white guy who is not a good enough writer to navigate that territory, plus I lack the experiences that would make my take worth reading. There are some incredible writers who have written on the overall cultural impact of (essentially) an all-black cast superhero film and I encourage all of you to seek those pieces out because they are worth your time. My review is going to focus on just how badass this movie is.

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Film Review: ‘Black Panther’!

by Gumbercules9000 on Feb 15th, 2018

Going into the 18th film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, you’d hope you wouldn’t see the same thing over and over that we’ve been watching since Iron Man debuted a decade ago. As the years have passed on by, watching a Marvel movie became something tedious, even though most of the films are fun and enjoyable. Don’t get me wrong, Marvel has done a great job with each and every film they’ve put out, but moving into their 18th film, it seems like we’ve seen almost everything and every action scene is something recycled from the previous, whether it be superheroes jumping from car to car during car chases or aliens come out of the sky and destroying the planet. Luckily for all of us Marvel fans, ‘Black Panther‘ breathes new and creative life into a somewhat stale film series in the best ways possible.

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Blu-ray Review: ‘Geostorm’!

by Gumbercules9000 on Jan 29th, 2018

THE FILM


Natural disaster films will always have a special place in my heart. Most of the time, they are over-the-top, ridiculous, and never make a lick of sense. Still, there is something entertaining in watching giant cities fall due to an alien invasion, a giant lizard, or is with the case of ‘Geostorm‘, extreme weather. No matter what the premise, these films usually have the same intentions and plot structure, which usually involves one hero guy to save the day, millions of casualties, hilarious one-liners, and enough insane plot tangents that would cause you to have a headache.

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We’ve got the latest trailer for ‘Tomb Raider’!!!

by Red Zeppelbon on Jan 18th, 2018

Hey guys, Jana here, 

It’s a new year and we’re a few days closer to the debut of the ‘Tomb Raider‘ reboot which will hit theaters March 16. The film comes from Norwegian film director Roar Uthaug (‘The Wave‘, ‘Escape‘), while the screenplay comes from screenwriters Alastair Siddons (‘Trespass Against Us‘), and Geneva Robertson-Dworet. Her credits include some pretty big up and coming flicks like a ‘Dungeons & Dragons‘ film, ‘Captain Marvel‘, ‘Gotham City Sirens‘, and ‘M.A.S.K.: Mobile Armored Strike Kommand‘.

To carry out the visions of these filmmakers, they’ve brought an amazing cast on board. Alicia Vikander will take over the Lara Croft role, with Kristin Scott Thomas, Hannah John-Kamen, Walton Goggins, and Dominic West all lending their talents to this big-screen spectacle.

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‘Thor: Ragnarok’ is coming to 4K UHD!

by Gumbercules9000 on Jan 13th, 2018

Thor: Ragnarok‘ is swinging to 4K UHD and Blu-ray very soon. In fact, you’ll be able to watch the movie digitally on February 20. Then on March 6th, you’ll be able to purchase the 4K UHD Disc and Blu-ray. The 4K UHD presentation will have the HDR10 capability and there will be a Dolby Atmos track included, which I bet will be demo-worthy. In addition to that, there is a treasure trove of bonus features, which are listed out below. This will be the best looking Thor film on home video thus far.

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4K UHD Review: ‘The Dark Knight Rises’!

by Gumbercules9000 on Jan 2nd, 2018

THE FILM


The threats of terrorism, war, chaos, and financial ruin are all too real these days.  ’The Dark Knight Rises’ dives into these issues on a massive scale, which makes any film in the Marvel universe look like mere “child’s play” (no reference to a knife-wielding murderous doll).  Compared with the other Batman movies, everything is bigger in ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ and there is so much more at stake.  Not one second of this film is wasted, the writing and direction is straight to the point, cohesive, and comes across as totally fulfilling in its 164 minute run-time.

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Jana’s Best of 2017!!!

by Red Zeppelbon on Jan 1st, 2018

Hey guys, Jana here,

I know these “Best of 2017” lists should technically be published in 2017, but why would I start 2018 any differently than I lived the majority of my adult life: Procrastinating and underachieving. What can I say? That’s my wheelhouse.

For a year that put a spotlight on some of the shittiest behavior by some of the Hollywood elite, it was actually a good year for TV and movies. I didn’t limit myself in number because as I moved on with the brackets, I felt like I was making ‘Sophie’s Choice‘ on some of these, so they’re all getting in! I’m feeling my inner-Oprah here, You’ve made the list! You made the list! EVERYBODY made the list!! In order to spare myself any arguments, I’m stating up front that my picks for the “Best of 2017” are not edited in regards to scandal or hideous human behavior.

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Film Review: ‘Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle’!!

by Janet White on Dec 21st, 2017

Hello Everyone, Janet W. here…

 

Oh, we got fun…and the game! Coaxing and soaring over the tails of its predecessor, Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle will rock your world. In 1995, Jumanji, centered on a board game, turned a home and a city inside out with adventure stampeding over the bounds of the silver screen. Picking up from where the first film left off, the board game is found on a beach. Jumanji ensnares new victims, so let the ride begin. Read the rest of this entry »

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The Hope of ‘Star Wars’!

by Gumbercules9000 on Dec 11th, 2017

Star Wars feels like the one franchise that everyone agrees on that one fundamental thing: We want it to be good and we are hopeful it will be. I can’t think of a film franchise that offers so much hope with every installment. I’m not talking about what happens on screen either, that is for someone else to write. I’m just discussing the general public and their anticipation for each entry.

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We have a very fun 65th episode of our fun podcast under the MULTI-MEDIA MEN banner called ‘Media-Ocrity‘, where the show is just – okay. Here on the show, we focus strictly on horror/sci-fi, comic books, and video games – basically all the fun stuff that tickles your fancy. In our 65th episode, titled ‘Home Alone at Christmas with The Rock‘, where we discuss the new ‘Avengers: Infinity War‘ trailer and theorize what is to come in the Marvel Cinematic Universe We also talk about the must-see Christmas movies, putting the Rock in a classic Christmas film, and Re-Casting ‘Home Alone‘. It was so much fun. This episode is guaranteed to thrill you, chill you, and fulfill you. I am joined pop-culture wizard Jonathan Atterbury and comic book artist Jeremy Megert.

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Hey guys, Jana here,

 

The Avengers are back and they’ve brought a few friends. The next installment in the Marvel Cinematic Universe  packs the star-power in like gunpowder to a bomb making it ready to ignite a powder keg of awesome to kick off the summer. The usual suspects have all returned, Scarlett Johansson, Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Mark Ruffalo, Robert Downey, Jr., and Jeremy Renner. But there is room for more awesome, and we get it with the addition of Karen Gillan, Chris Pratt, Pom Klementieff, and Zoe Saldana from ‘Guardians of the Galaxy‘, Benedict Cumberbatch as Doctor Strange, Tom Holland’s Peter Parker and far too many to mention to round out one kick-ass movie, or at least that’s what the trailer leads us to expect. We can’t forget to mention that Josh Brolin’s Thanos is back and will stop at nothing to get what he wants, the Infinity Stones.

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A Deeper look into the ‘The Holiday’!

by Gumbercules9000 on Nov 21st, 2017

In 2006 a little movie by the name of ‘The Holiday’ was released unto the world from the place where all darkness flows. It now signifies the start of “Holiday Movie Season” for countless women across the globe. I believe it is solely responsible for the Hallmark Channel’s holiday film slate every November-December. However, the imitators don’t even come close to the unique mess this film is. I actually don’t think I’ve seen the movie in one full sitting the past 5 years but it has been in such a rotation in my home that I’ve caught it in enough chunks to have seen it at least 10-12 full times since it came out in 2006. I really want to break down the absurdity of this movie to get everyone in the holiday spirit.

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Film Review: ‘Justice League’!

by Gumbercules9000 on Nov 17th, 2017

There are several things about Justice League that are good. I think the cast is terrific. Gal Gadot, Ben Affleck, Jason Momoa, and Ezra Miller are great in their roles. They each have a character moment (earned or not) that makes me interested in seeing their next solo adventure. DC/WB has put some talented filmmakers in charge of the next slate of movies. Justin Lin doing Aquaman sounds great, Patty Jenkins taking Wonder Woman on her next adventure, and Matt Reeves writing and directing The Batman. These are world-class filmmakers who have a great actor in the title role and hopefully that leads to some great story telling. I have no idea who is directing The Flash but I did enjoy him as the comic relief character in Justice League and would like to see if he is more than that in the future. Even Henry Cavill’s “new” Superman was delightful as he is reborn in this film and is no longer a whiney douchebag with terrible parents. Man of Steel 2 is actually on my radar now! But those are the nicest things I can say about Justice League. I loved the cast and I look forward to their solo adventures because having them all together in whatever Justice League was/is/supposed to be was a horrific insult to the fans of DC and moviegoers in general.

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We have a very fun 62nd episode of our fun podcast under the MULTI-MEDIA MEN banner called ‘Media-Ocrity‘, where the show is just – okay. Here on the show, we focus strictly on horror/sci-fi, comic books, and video games – basically all the fun stuff that tickles your fancy. In our 62nd episode, titled ‘Lord of the Amigos‘, we Re-Cast ‘The Three Amigos‘ again, but this time with actresses over 60 years old, which was more difficult than originally planned. We also discuss more info on the Lord of the Rings TV series, review Star Wars Battlefront II, and the whole Marvel and DC universe. It was so much fun. This episode is guaranteed to thrill you, chill you, and fulfill you. I am joined pop-culture wizard Jonathan Atterbury and comic book artist Jeremy Megert.

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Hey guys, Jana here, 

It may have taken long enough, but Disney (to be read Kathleen Kennedy) finally found a director they can get along with when it comes to the super-successful ‘Star Wars‘ franchise. There was a ton of tension on-set between Kennedy and original ‘The Last Jedi‘ directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller which led to a parting of the ways and ideas for new directors were naming almost anyone in Hollywood to take up the reigns until Rian Johnson was named as successor. He stayed in step with Kennedy’s vision for the film and ultimately has gained enough trust to be given the power to develop a new trilogy of films that will live in the ‘Star Wars‘ universe, along with collaborator Ram Bergman, but a different galaxy.

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Blu-ray Review: ‘Atomic Blonde’!

by Gumbercules9000 on Nov 9th, 2017

THE FILM


This film portion is written by Dan Moran.

Atomic Blonde isn’t a perfect movie. It has an overly complex plot and is about 20 minutes longer than it needs to be, but all of that is overcome by some of the best action sequences in recent memory with an absolutely badass performance by Charlize Theron.

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Film Review #2: ‘Thor: Ragnarok’!

by Gumbercules9000 on Nov 4th, 2017

Taika Waititi legitimately reinvigorated  the marvel brand with Thor: Ragnarok. A lot of the criticism that Marvel movies get is that there are no stakes and we know that the heroes will always win. No kidding? That’s every superhero movie. No one thought Iron Man would die, no one thought Cap would die, no one thought Batman was dead in TDKR, no one thought (cared?) Superman died in BvS. Waititi proves that not taking a paint by numbers destroy the world story too seriously can be a damn blast.

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Film Review: ‘Thor: Ragnarok’!

by Gumbercules9000 on Oct 31st, 2017

Thor is starring in his third stand-alone film called ‘Thor: Ragnarok‘ and brings a much needed change to the character in the best possibly way. Thor now has a fun personality and great comedic timing, mostly due to Chris Hemsworth amazing acting chops here. In addition to that, the film is steeped in a hypnotic, yet hyper-active color scheme that looks like Willy Wonka and Andy Warhol got together and decorated a city. In fact, Wonka’s theme ‘Pure Imagination’ is a song that plays in the film. It’s not all cold and stiff dialogue here anymore with brown or earth toned aliens and robots that Thor has to use his hammer to fight. Everyone and everything is covered in bright primary and pastel colors that creates a breath of fresh air in this stale universe. That’s all thanks to filmmaker Taika Waititi for giving his unique vision on this big budget film ($180 million). In previous Marvel Cinematic Universe movies, particularly with Thor, things have been sour and gloomy.

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Getting to know your Cosplay at Dallas Fan Days!

by Gumbercules9000 on Oct 24th, 2017

Each Fall in Irving large groups of people get dressed up for a good time- I’m not talking about Halloween… it’s Dallas Fan Expo weekend and the cosplayers are at it again. I talked with some of my favorite cosplayers of the weekend about why they do it. Below are some images and what they had to say about their costumes or shall I say COSPLAY!

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Own ‘The Hitman’s Bodyguard’ On November 7!!!

by Red Zeppelbon on Sep 30th, 2017

Hey guys, Jana here, 

Leading an all-star cast, Ryan Reynolds (‘Deadpool‘, ‘The Proposal‘) and Samuel L. Jackson (‘Pulp Fiction‘, Marvel’s Cinematic Universe) take viewers on an outrageous action-packed, comedic adventure in ‘The Hitman’s Bodyguard‘, arriving on Digital HD November 7 and 4K Blu-ray Combo Pack (plus Blu-ray and Digital HD), Blu-ray Combo Pack (plus DVD and Digital HD), DVD and On Demand November 21 from Lionsgate. When Michael Bryce, an elite bodyguard, and Darius Kincaid, a renowned hit man, are forced to work together, they don’t just have to avoid getting killed…they also have to avoid killing each other. The film, which was #1 at the summer box office three weeks in a row, also stars Oscar nominees Gary Oldman (Best Actor, ‘Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy‘) and Salma Hayek ( Best Actress, ‘Frida‘).

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4K UHD Review: Wonder Woman!

by Gumbercules9000 on Sep 19th, 2017

Hi everyone, Bryan here….

THE FILM

The Warner Bros./DC Comics Cinematic Universe has been trying to get off its feet for a while now with no success, besides some decent box office money. However, most people would tell you that the new DC Comics‘ films are just not up to par with their rivals over at Marvel for many reasons. These people would be right. Perhaps one of the best moments of Batman v Superman was in fact Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman. It was just a shame she only had a few minutes of screen time in that film. The rest was mostly trash. Luckily, Warner Bros. and DC Comics decided to finally make a Wonder Woman movie, which is the first superhero film to feature a female superhero as its main protagonist, as well with a female director with Patty Jenkins. The result is satisfying, making Wonder Woman a damn good film with a few flaws.

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Film Review: ‘American Assassin’!

by Gumbercules9000 on Sep 15th, 2017

Dan M. here…

You can’t make an action movie like this in 2017 and expect anyone to be impressed with it. Not when studios crank out Bourne, Bond, John Wick, Atomic Blonde, The Raid, etc. Those are movies that execute things at such a high level with passable stories that at least allow you to buy into the character. Hell, even Jack Reacher had some self-awareness to it that made the shrug-worthy, ridiculous, sequel mildly enjoyable. American Assassin is an all-around pretty bad movie but it does have a few bright spots. It honestly felt like the writers watched a Bourne movie, then got high, and played 3 hours of Call of Duty on easy difficulty before putting pen to paper.

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Starsky & Hutch Reboot Happening!

by Gumbercules9000 on Aug 24th, 2017

Hi everyone, Bryan here….

Starsky & Hutch looks to be returning to TV with a reboot that is happening at Sony Pictures TV. The original series aired during the 1970s and centered on two police detectives consisting of David Michael Starsky (Paul Michael Glaser), who was the crazy street-wise detective and Kenneth Richard Hutchison or Hutch for short (David Soul), who was a by-the-book detective who solved crimes in California in a hot rod Ford Gran Torino.

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Hi everyone, Bryan here….

This is definitely on my radar now. Jeff Bridges and Chris Hemsworth, meaning The Dude and Thor are most likely going to star in a new film called Bad Times at the El Royale, which will be directed by Drew Goddard and released by 20th Century Fox. Despite the awesome two actors and the cool title, filmmaker Drew Goddard is one to watch for sure.

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4K UHD Review: Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2!

by Gumbercules9000 on Aug 16th, 2017

Hi everyone, Bryan here….

THE FILM

First off, my favorite Marvel Cinematic Universe film is ‘Guardians of the Galaxy‘. I love the weird, oddball, and sometimes anti-hero characters so much, the dialogue, and the feel of the whole movie, that I really connected to it and enjoyed it on every level. This group of heroes are not the norm and I relish in all their conflicts, endearing moments, and witty banter. That brings us to Vol. 2 that reunites all of our favorite characters as they go on missions to save the galaxy.

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Film Review: ‘[The Dark Tower]’!!

by Janet White on Aug 5th, 2017

Hello Everyone, Janet W. here…

 

 

From the warped, creative mind of Stephen King comes a story of the oldest of battles, good versus evil. The master of the weird provided eight books in The Dark Tower series for Nikolaj Arcel, the director, to mold and shape for our viewing pleasure. Jake Chambers (Tom Taylor), a seemingly typical kid, awakes from slumber with his walls and the ground shaking. Natural disaster? No, because it happens far too often. Visions plague Jake’s and the earthquakes are the result, but why? What is it about Jake? He will journey far (and I mean FAR) to discover the truth. Read the rest of this entry »

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Film Review: ‘[Detroit]’!!

by Janet White on Jul 29th, 2017

Hello Everyone, Janet W.  here…

Fifty years ago (to the day I screened Detroit), atrocities occurred in Detroit, Michigan. July 25, 1967 has been a day of woe for generations past and will be for those to come. Effectively capturing the events of this time, Detroit offers a raw in-your-face journey into the debasement of human beings simply because of their color. Such actions led to outrage which brewed to boiling over due to criminal misconduct and murder performed by police officers escalated to several days of rioting and worse. Black people helping the crooked cops unlawfully abuse and imprison other black people. Read the rest of this entry »

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Film Review: Atomic Blonde!

by Gumbercules9000 on Jul 27th, 2017

Dan M., here….


Atomic Blonde isn’t a perfect movie. It has an overly complex plot and is about 20 minutes longer than it needs to be, but all of that is overcome by some of the best action sequences in recent memory with an absolutely badass performance by Charlize Theron.

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Walton Goggins has joined the ANT-MAN sequel!

by Gumbercules9000 on Jul 18th, 2017

Hi everyone, Bryan here….

Good news, everyone. Disney/Marvel are prepping the Ant-Man sequel titled Ant-Man and the Wasp, which will star Paul Rudd as Scott Lang/Ant-Man and Evangeline Lily as the Wasp. Michael Douglas, Michael Pena, and T.I. are set to return to the sequel as well. Peyton Reed will also sit in the director’s chair once again. It’s been announced today, which is before Marvel’s big panel at Comic Con that Walton Goggins (Vice Principals, The Shield, The Hateful Eight) will be joining the cast in the sequel.

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4K UHD Reivew: Kong: Skull Island!

by Gumbercules9000 on Jul 17th, 2017

Hi everyone, Bryan here….

THE FILM

We’ve seen a ton of versions of ‘King Kong‘ over the decades from the 1933 version to the Jeff Bridges version in the 1970s, and even more recently, the 2005 version that was directed by ‘Lord of the Rings‘ director Peter Jackson. ‘King Kong‘ has been a staple in entertainment and pop culture since he debuted in the early 30s and he is showing no signs of stopping, thanks to Warner Bros.and Legendary Pictures who are taking their cues from Marvel and creating their own universe called the ‘MonsterVerse‘.

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