Wednesday, July 25, 2012

His name's not Phil, It's Agent Coulson...

Batman Dark Knight Rises review and What I'm Thinking Thursday will be soon!! In the meantime, check out this killer Hot Toys Phil Coulson preview!!!

Friday, July 20, 2012

The Wise Man says...

Man, I wish that SuckerPunch had more scenes with the Wise Man, played by the always bad-ass and gravelly Scott Glen (who played a firefighter/arsonist in Backdraft). I know he was just Baby Doll's inner self, but it would have been cool seeing one of the animated features showing a lone figure walking down an alternate WWI road, with a katana on his back and an automatic weapon in his hands. Just would have been cool. Check this site out...

Also, this picture of the Hot Toys Avengers Hulk just got released. I'll do more pics of these awesome statues when I have a chance...

Monday, July 16, 2012

Avengers wanna-be news

Well, I probably already did some Avengers 2 news and some of my ideas, but I don't care, I'm doing it again. The new Marvel Movies, AKA Avengers Phase 2.

Iron Man 3: The new armor is killer, looks really cool. There's a ton of news about it from Comic-Con, but they won't put the footage online because of Marvel copyrights and all that business. There will apparently be nanobots, Iron Patriot (who is War Machine painted up like Captain America and being sent to China to protect the Vice-President), Advanced Ideas Mechanics, and the Mandarin. As in THE FIVE RINGS--the same group that kidnapped Tony in the first flick.

Captain America 2: So it's subtitled "The Winter Soldier" and that can only mean Bucky is back from the dead. It happened in the comics, teenage partner Bucky is supposedly killed in WWII before Cap was frozen, only to be shown as alive and a Commie Super Soldier/Spy called the Winter Soldier. Now we know that Bucky was experimented on by the Red Skull and Dr. Zola, right before Cap freed him from the Hydra base. Perhaps the flick will have a cyborg Arnim Zola. He was probably freed by the Allies after WWII, as were many Nazi scientists--they went on to work for NASA. It's Steve in modern times, not WWII.

Thor: The Dark World. What does this mean? I heard we're seeing a part of Asgard that's not so shiny or great. Loki's imprisioned, but maybe he's exactly where he wants to be. He could have access to the Cosmic Cube, and the Infinity Gauntlet is in Odin's trophy room. This is what Thanos is known for having, and it could be a direct sequel to the Avengers.

Ant Man: Directed by Edgar Wright, who directed one of my favorite movies, Scott Pilgrim. As RK put it, he was last in line when handing out powers, they're kinda shitty. But, I suppose seeing a shitload of ants come at you in force might be kinda cool. I would think it would be too comedic a flick.

Guardians of The Galaxy: Really? One of the characters is a talking racoon. Not sure about this....

No Hawkeye and Black Widow movie, no new Hulk movie with Mark Ruffallo vs the Leader....I still want to see Blonsky. Is he human again? He's still the second person around who has a variation of the Super Soldier Serum in him, along with Banner's gamma-irradiated blood. For Hawkeye, I suppose you could just go see the new Bourne movie. Without arrows.

Here's my idea for a cool Marvel movie, to bring it back to the streets, if you will...

Luke Cage, Power Man. Starring 50 Cent. Imagine this dude punching his way out of prison, brick by brick?

Sunday, July 15, 2012

My inevitable Spider-man review

It's the new Spider-Man movie! And I saw it! And enjoyed it!

So, it's a movie you've seen before, but in a different way. You knew what was going to happen to Uncle Ben, but wanted to see if it would turn out differently. The new Spidey is a English actor named Andrew Garfield (who was in a episode of Doctor Who as a homeless guy from Tennessee or Alabama). Not Tobey Maguire, who was the last Spidey. You could probably watch the two "first" Spider-man movies and be satisfied, it would be like watching a similar movie (like Ice T's Surviving the Game and Jean-Claude Van Damme's Hard Target) with different guys. I felt Tobey was more of a geeky-kind of guy in his first Spidey movie, but Garfield can pull it off as well. This spidey, thanks to technology, moves differently than any other Spidey in movie/TV history (I'm referencing you, 1970's Spider-man TV show), he's more fluid, just looks cooler.He's still in high school, still has bullies (which kinda disappear in to somewhat friends--which is what happened to Flash Thompson in the comics as well) This time, the love interest is Gwen Stacey--who was Peter's first love in the comics, but SPOILER: was thrown off the Brooklyn Bridge and died of a broken neck in the comics. Emma Stone looks exactly like Gwen Stacey in the comics, right down to the '70's-esque skirt and boots. It doesn't hurt that I love her eyes, and could have a whole movie with just that. Another added bonus is that her and Garfield have great chemistry, and somebody told me later they were actually dating after the movie wrapped. It was like they couldn't get enough of each other and wanted to be closer.

Okay, enough of the schmaltzy stuff. Garfield as Spidey was great. Watching him figure out his Spider powers and then using them, and his NON-ORGANIC webs was a nice little bit of technology. The guy playing Kurt Conners was okay, a typical movie/comic scientist obsessed with fixing what's wrong with him (missing arm) but in the process losing himself in the SCIENCE and becoming a danger to the city. A little too Hulkey at times. They also had the Spider-Man movie typical New Yorkers helping Spidey in his time of need, including the police. It would have been cooler to have the cops after Spidey the entire time--him taking on the SWAT team was so cool looking. But it made sense to the movie.

It was also a long movie, but kept my attention. Stay a few minutes after the initial credits to see a little scene that sets up the hopefully-inevitable second movie. I didn't stay after that, but I don't think Spidey ever caught the criminal who killed his Uncle Ben (not really a spoiler, people) which spurred his need for justice/revenge in the first place. He probably won't be part of the Avengers, but it would be fairly cool to see Iron Man and Cap show this kid the ropes.

Friday, July 13, 2012

Item 47 idea

This is my second post of the new day, and it's only 15 minutes old. I must have something to say.

So the Avengers short film Item 47 is going to be shown at the San Diego Comic Con, which sadly, I'm not at. But I digress.

As I said before, a couple finds a Chitauri weapon left over from the invasion and begun to do crime. The Captain America Hot Toys hundreds-of-dollars-figure has such a weapon. If I were a clever man and somehow owned this awesome piece of cinematic artwork, I would display the weapon seperately on some kind of clear plastic stand with a Photoshop-made SHIELD forensic/evidence/artifact tag with "ITEM 47--CAUTION. DO NOT TOUCH" or something similar to that. I can't help it. I'm clever like that. Maybe I'll still do that and post it here. Just no toy to go with it.

Said Cap figure with Chitauri weapon.

Oddly hot Lizzy Caplan of Cloverfield fame holds Item 47.

Con Air, Mofos!!

"My daddy is coming home on July 14th. My birthday is July 14th. I'm going see my daddy for the first time ever on July 14th."

Con Air. What a classic. Happy July 14th!!

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

New Avengers Stuff

This is apparently going to be included in the Avengers Blu-Ray/DVD combo pack they're putting out in September (and I will be be picking up as soon as possible). Apparently some civilians find one of the Chitauri's weapons and wreak havoc with it until some SHIELD agents come to stop them. If you're a true geek, the Hot Toys Avengers line (which I really need to post soon) comes with one of these weapons.

Also, a cool Buffy cover. On a related note, I just picked up the new Season 9 TPB and will commence reading it after I get something to eat.

Oh, and apparently I just won a podcast contest, and will be getting custom art from this guy: Brett Kelly. I gotta figure out what he can draw for me!!

Friday, July 6, 2012

Friday Funny

Let me clear my throat!

Also, if I were a vampire (bad-ass, not sparkly), I would totally sleep in a KISS coffin...

Thursday, July 5, 2012

What I'm Thinking Thursday Returns!

What I'm Thinking Thursday returns with a vengeance!!!

1. Hollywood will be remaking the classic movie Highlander with Ryan Reynolds (who was in Green Lantern and awesome in Blade Trinity) as the immortal Connor Macleod. In thinking about it, somebody online mentioned they wouldn't mind seeing The Punisher's Thomas Jane or 300's Gerard Butler as MacLeod. Interesting. By weird coincidence, I picked up the original Highlander DVD the other night for a few bucks at Newbury Comics! Before I knew about all this hubbaloo! Not sure how I feel, this flick doesn't need a reboot! On another side note, I bought a keychain years ago from the Highlander company, and then they kept calling me to buy one of their hundreds-of-dollars-replica-swords all the time! Even when I moved! Twice! And did I mention that Highlander 2 and the last two seasons of the TV show sucked?

2. So I found this image a few weeks ago. It's Indiana Jones with Captain America's shield. Very plausible. Why? I'll tell you why non-believer-of-me!! The beginning of Captain America, when the Red Skull gets the Cosmic Cube, he says something like "And the Fueher digs for trinkets in the desert." Raiders of the Lost Ark, searching for the Well of Souls, perhaps. Also, Indy was a member of the OSS, the precursor of the CIA during WWII, and has won a lot of medals because of this (thanks, vastly inferior Crystal Skull movie). Who's to say Indy didn't help out Cap and the ol' Howling Commandoes during their fight against Hydra?

3. Although I haven't been able to pick up this comic because it's been sold out, the likeness of David Tennant is being used in America's Got Powers, in which kids granted superpowers by a meteor are made to fight against each other for a place on a superhero team, for the entertainment of the whole planet. Like our reality, it keeps getting more bloodthirsty. It's a great artist (Bryan Hitch who did the Ultimates) and I guess I'll pick it up in Trade Paperback.

4. I've just finished re-reading Jurassic Park (it was on sale at work). I think I read it first when I was in high school for a biology assignment, and I couldn't make heads or tales out of most of it. Then, the movie came out and apparently my knowledge of DNA increased. It's a wild book, and really different from the movie. Currently reading the new Star Wars: Darth Plagueis. And I just picked up the new Faith & Angel TPB!

5. I want to start listening to Doctor Who audio books from Big Finish. They're complete audio casts with music, sound effects and everything. A magazine I read keeps touting them, and I like their accents.

6. On a recommendation of a friend, I picked up the first two Trade Paperbacks of the comic Chew. Very interesting so far. This dude's a Cibopath, which means he gets psychic impressions from the food he eats. Whether a serial killer made the soup he's eating, or what happened to the cow that makes up his hamburger, he sees it all. So he primarily eats beets, which give off no psychic impressions whatsoever. He's also been known to eat people, to find out murder plots, murders, conspiracies, etc. Just their blood or bit of finger will do.

7. Finally, Jimmy Fallon rapping.

Saw The Amazing Spider-Man yesterday. Review up soon. See, I told you!


Sunday, July 1, 2012

Iron Man 3 News

I think the Iron Patriot poster is fan-made. Same with the other one. I don't know.

Apparently, Cobie Smulders, AKA Maria Hill in the Avengers, is in North Carolina, where they are filming Iron Man 3. Is she going to be the new Coulson, making little cameos in the Marvel movies?


So I'm probably going to see the new Spider-Man movie this week. Probably on the Fourth of July, because I'm working that day to get some extra money and probably won't have anything to do afterwards. Probably going to go see it.

1. Tobey Maguire: Officially, the last Spider-man. Kinda weird that they're rebooting a movie series after only ten years, and a successful one at that. I remember there was bit of controversy when the first one came out because Spidey caught some bad guys in a web inbetween the World Trade Center, then 9/11 happened. They got rid of the posters, everything! The first flick was a lot of fun, as was the second one. The third one was okay, but could have done without the emo and dancing. The new Goblin, played by James Franco, was great though. Made the flick worthwhile. 

2. I remember watching the '70's TV show at my friend's house, as well as the various cartoons. You can probably find all of it on Youtube.

3. Miles Morales: the New Ultimate Spider-Man. Been reading these pretty consistently at work, really digging it. Miles is a grade-school kid who got bit by spider similar to the one who bit Peter Parker. When he first came on the scene, he didn't want to be a hero, then decided to wear a Halloween version of the Spidey suit, then was given his own outfit. As of now, he's hanging out with his not-a-good-guy uncle who's trying to get him to follow in his footsteps as a bad-ass/master thief.

4. I keep watching the Amazing Spider-Man trailer, and it just looks more amazing everytime. 5. Hopefully, this Spidey will eventually be a part of the Avengers. The Avengers and Spidey are owned by Marvel, but the movie versions are owned by two different parties (Sony, I think). Can you see young Parker with Captain America or Iron Man?

On an spider-unrelated note, I did see Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter and was immensely disappointed. I read the book a few months back, and thought it was great. The movie, however, was a times boring and they changed a lot of the characters (thereby changing the relationships in the movie). For instance, Lincoln's big hunter friend was changed into a normal-sized black guy with a scar. A good character, but different from the one imagined in the book. I did like the "axe-fu" shots, where Lincoln wielded his axe like a samurai sword and chopped trees down with one chop. The action scenes were interesting and cool, but unrealistic (which is what they were supposed to be, so I can't find fault there). The guy who played Lincoln really looked like him--I'm not sure if he wore a prosthetic nose to help out, but I know he played Lincoln in a live-stage Presidents thing.