Question of the Month: Worst Comic Book Movie

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What’s the Worst Comic Book Movie? Check out another great edition of Oracle Of Film’s Question Of The Month! Terrific answers from everyone!

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It’s a tough life for a comic book movie. While they might be surpassing all expectations, they don’t have too much choice. Even before Marvel set the bar terrifyingly high with Avengers Assemble, the stakes were high. These characters have become myths, legends to their fans. Most superhero comics were created as a form of escapism during the Great Depression, so they have a special place in our hearts. These movies have the tough job of living up to that, so it stands to reason that some superhero movies are going to fail miserably. Below, you guys, have been given a chance to rant about the worst of those movies.

I have also included a sub-category, where each of you described Joffrey in three words. Be warned, I have permitted very strong language to be used, seeing as we are talking about everyone’s favourite Game of Thrones character. I personally…

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Movie Roundup: Which of this month’s Blockbusters are Studs and which are Duds?

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Captain America: The Winter Soldier more than whet my appetite for the onslaught of blockbusters in the month of May. The Godzilla trailer had me excited if it could be this summer’s apex predator while I was cautiously skeptical if Days of Future Past could be X-Men’s equivalent of the Avengers.

There are also some older films that I watched this past month, some of them I wouldn’t have heard of it wasn’t for recommendations from movie bloggers. I’ve included excerpts from the best blogger reviews I came across on all of these movies. Check out the full write up by clicking on the link and remember to follow those awesome blogs.

What do you think of this summer’s blockbusters so far? What is your favorite movie, new or old, you watched in May?


Amazing Spider-Man 2

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Sidekick Reviews: While the sequel is anything but amazing, there are some positives to take away. The chemistry between Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone comes across really well on-screen.  I also liked how ASM2 embraced its comic-book roots, including Spidey retooling his web slinger to get the edge over the villain. ASM2 could have benefited from streamlining the number of plot threads and villains. The studio has it’s eye on setting up the Sinister Six spin-off but neglected to fully develop these villains into engaging, complex antagonists in this movie. The Average Spider-Man doesn’t have the same ring to it.


 Neighbors

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Sidekick Reviews: A raunchy, obscene, frat-boy comedy. If you’ve never been a fan of Seth Rogen’s brand of humour, Neighbors won’t change your opinion. But if you’re a fan like me, this comedy delivers some big laughs as the war between neighbours escalates into the absurd and the amusingly inane. Neighbors is about being afraid to grow up and avoiding adult responsibilities, something that perhaps many can identify with, even if everything else in the movie is fun, far-fetched silliness.

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All-New X-Men, Vol 1: Yesterday’s X-Men Review

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• All-New X-Men Volume 1: Yesterday’s X-Men (Collecting #1-5); Release Date: April 2013

• By Brian Michael Bendis (writer), Stuart Immonen (penciler)

• Featuring: Cyclops, Jean Grey, Beast, Angel, Iceman, Wolverine, Magneto

Standing above the glut of current X-Men titles, writer Brian Michael Bendis revitalizes the franchise by returning to what makes X-Men the preeminent super hero team.

Although the premise seemingly sets up a mutant vs mutant civil war scenario, Bendis wisely grounds the conflict within the original X-Men team from the past confronting their disillusioned present day counterparts.

Set after the events of the Phoenix Five, new mutants are popping up around the world after being on the verge of extinction. It’s here that we catch up with Scott Summers, aka Cyclops, formerly possessed by the dark Phoenix Force and now a renegade fugitive. His intent is on starting a revolution, but by attacking humans in order to get to the new mutants, Scott has become everything he once despised.

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Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Season 1, Episode 22: “Beginning Of The End” Review”

B.J. BRITT, CLARK GREGG

In Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D.’s first season finale entitled “Beginning Of The End”, Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) teams up with Coulson to put an end to Garrett. Meanwhile, Fitz and Simmons are trapped in a capsule at the bottom of the ocean.

Continue reading for a spoiler filled recap of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Season 1, Episode 22.

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Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Season 1, Episode 21: “Ragtag” Review”

CLARK GREGG, MING-NA WEN

In “Rag Tag”, the team goes on the offensive to stop Hydra. Meanwhile, the secret to Garrett’s (Bill Paxton) mysterious origin is revealed.

Continue reading for a spoiler filled recap of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Season 1, Episode 21.

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Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Season 1, Episode 20: “Nothing Personal” Review”

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In “Nothing Personal”, Maria Hill (Cobie Smulders) teams up with the Agents while Ward forces Skye to decrypt the hard drive.

Continue reading for a spoiler filled recap of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Season 1, Episode 20.

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The Legend Of Drunken Master Movie Review

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The Legend Of Drunken Master (1994)
Director: 
Lau Kar Leung, Jackie Chan (uncredited)
Starring:
Jackie Chan, Anita Mui, Felix Wong and Lung Ti


He’ll do just about any death-defying stunt to please his fans. He hung from a ladder attached to an airborne helicopter, dropped off a clock tower multiple times and even crab walked over burning hot coals.  Not one to rely on digital effects, Jackie Chan performs stunts that are considered far too dangerous or physically impossible for any other lead actor. 

Having never watched Hollywood hit movies like Rush Hour and Shanghai Noon, my newly found appreciation for Jackie Chan comes from discovering the cult classic The Legend of Drunken Master, the follow up to 1978’s Drunken Master.

The Legend of Drunken Master is an entertaining mix of old-school kung fu fighting and good-natured humour. At times, it’s amusingly silly however it’s not without dramatic moments that carry some weight. The fantastic action scenes are the highlight of this movie about an irresponsible young man who learns some hard lessons on his way to becoming a folk hero. 

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Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Season 1, Episode 19: “The Only Light In The Darkness” Review

AMY ACKER, CLARK GREGG

In “The Only Light In The Darkness”, Coulson must save his ex-girlfriend (Amy Acker) from a mentally unstable prisoner who recently escaped S.H.I.E.L.D.’s most secure base. Meanwhile, Skye uncovers an emotionally devastating betrayal.

Continue reading for a spoiler filled review of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Season 1, Episode 19.

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Question of the Month: Best Movie Quote

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What is your favourite movie quote? Take a look at Oracle of Film’s question of the month post and all the great replies.

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The Oracle of Film Returns!

Yes, I am back and back for good. I thought I would start my comeback tour with the Question of the Month, because you guys have given me some amazing response and I don’t think you should have to wait another second to see everyone else’s. The question was what is your favourite movie quote of all time, and despite there being millions of the buggers to choose from, you delivered amazingly well. I am sorry it just took me so long to contain this much awesome and translate it into the mere words of mortals.

Note: I don’t think I missed someone, but I had to go through my email archives to collate them. It is possible that I accidentally overlooked one of you, so please don’t be offended if your response didn’t make it up here. I have had the busiest couple of…

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Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Season 1, Episode 18: “Providence” Review

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In “Providence”, the agents follow coordinates to a secret base in Northern Canada. Meanwhile, Hydra breaks into S.H.I.E.L.D.’s most secure base named the Fridge.

Continue reading for a spoiler filled review of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Season 1, Episode 18.

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