Stuff You Need to Know: Disney Expected to Announce Animated Remakes of Live-Action Remakes of Animated Films

Marvel Cinematic Universe Phase 2 Blu-Ray Collection

A lot of pop culture news happens. Some of it you don’t need to know. Some of it you only need the briefest bit of it. And pretty much all of it is not urgent. Welcome to an endeavor to save you time and sanity. Enjoy.

  • And here it is: the Marvel Cinematic Universe Phase 2 Collection. Well…not really, that’s not it…that’s just the image that’s posted on Amazon for the pre-orders. But it’s an Amazon exclusive, so if you want the films Iron Man 3 through Ant-Man plus a “bonus disc and more” now’s your chance. Speaking of which, Ant-Man is also available for pre-order. No release date for either one yet.
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    By | 2017-09-24T22:25:24+00:00 July 23rd, 2015|Stuff You Need to Know|0 Comments

    Stuff You Need to Know: Miles to Go Before Morales

    Tom Holland

    There was once a time when every actor would get a crack at playing Hamlet. And now, it’s Peter Parker. (Arguably at one point, it might have been Bruce Wayne…but anyway…) The good news is that Sony and Marvel are starting with a clean slate and giving us an MCU Spider-Man, played by Tom Holland (pictured above). The bad news is that I’m going to miss Andrew Garfield, because I actually enjoyed the hell out of his first film. And at last, we had a Peter Parker who could banter. And the sideways news is that a bunch of people are pissed that we’re getting Peter Parker again and not Miles Morales, the second Ultimate Spider-Man. And I get where they’re coming from: as the man said, it’s deja vu all over again. Plus: people love the shit out of Miles and want to see the character they enjoy brought to the big screen.

    So before I begin, let me say: I have no dog in this fight. I haven’t liked Earth-616 Peter Parker since Civil War, which ruined him for me. I enjoyed the hell out of the Ultimate Peter Parker, but I left Marvel as a regular reader before Miles arrived. And I’m not necessarily saying I think like any of the points I’m about to make, especially the ones seemingly in defense of the studio(s)–since they’re from the studio’s perspective. I say this because I don’t want you to expend your nerd-rage unnecessarily. Here we go.

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    By | 2017-09-24T22:25:27+00:00 June 24th, 2015|Stuff You Need to Know|4 Comments

    The Avengers: Age of Ultron – Movie Review

    Avengers: Age of Ultron

    Written by: Joss Whedon, based on the Marvel comic created by Stan Lee & Jack Kirby
    Directed by: Joss Whedon
    Starring: Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, James Spader, Samuel L. Jackson, Don Cheadle, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Elizabeth Olsen, Paul Bettany, Cobie Smulders, Anthony Mackie and about 1500 other people

    Age of Ultron is just another day at the office

    How does one follow up a movie that is arguably the most entertaining display of blockbuster prowess in recent memory? How does the ever growing Marvel Cinematic Universe hold up these days? The answer is a straight forward and simple as it is beautiful: everybody is doing their job.

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    By | 2017-09-24T22:25:31+00:00 April 25th, 2015|Reviews|1 Comment