Monthly Archives: January 2014

Guardians Of The Galaxy: Everything You Need To Know About The Movie

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The tenth movie in Marvel’s Cinematic Universe comes to theatres this summer. If you aren’t familiar with Guardians Of The Galaxy, don’t sweat it, neither are many die-hard comic book readers. Marvel guru Stan Lee recently confessed why he won’t be making a cameo in this movie, “No, I’m afraid not, that’s the one group I didn’t create. I didn’t write Guardians of the Galaxy. I’m not even sure who they all are. I can’t wait to see the movie.”

Who are the Guardians Of The Galaxy? What is the movie about and why should Marvel fans care? These are some questions Marvel and Disney need to address in their marketing campaign to get people in the theatres for the all-important opening weekend. Guardians of the Galaxy could be a huge summer blockbuster or maybe it’ll be lucky to barely break even on its sizeable budget. One things for sure, Guardians needs more awareness to get general movie-goers excited.

Continue reading to find out what you need to know about Guardians Of The Galaxy starring Bradley Cooper, Lee Pace, Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Vin Diesel, Dave Batista and many more.

*** Updated with Trailer Impressions and Official Movie Screenshots ***

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You’re Next: Horror Movie Review

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You’re Next (2011; U.S. release date 2013)
Director: Adam Wingard
Starring: Sharni Vinson, Joe Swanberg and AJ Bowmen

Slicing and dicing just doesn’t cut it anymore. Straight-up slasher flicks are nowhere as popular as they once were. Most of the popular horror movies I’ve come across lately involve the supernatural, a science fiction twist, monsters, grisly torture contraptions, found footage, or Kristen Stewart. That last one is a horror for very different reasons.

After too many sequels and remakes, slashers films have become stale, predictable and cliché ridden. It’s easy to understand why the average movie fan has outgrown the basic plot of a masked man on a killing spree. In several ways, You’re Next is a tip of the hat to a subgenre of slasher films: the horror home invasion movie. But can You’re Next breathe new life into a dying subgenre of film?

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Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Season 1, Episode 12: “Seeds” Review

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In “Seeds” Agent Ward, Fitz-Simmons and Skye investigate a freezing device set off at S.H.I.E.L.D. academy. Meanwhile, Coulson and May track a down a former agent who has information on Skye’s origin.

Continue reading for a spoiler filled review of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Season 1, Episode 12.

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Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Season 1, Episode 11: “The Magical Place” Review

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In “The Magical Place” the team searches for Agent Coulson after he’s kidnapped by Centipede. Meanwhile, Coulson finds out how he was resurrected.

Continue reading for a spoiler filled review of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Season 1, Episode 11.

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To The Wonder (2012) Movie Review

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To The Wonder (2012)
Director: Terrence Malick
Starring: Ben Affleck, Olga Kurylenko, Javier Bardem and Rachel McAdams

The process of financing and marketing a major motion picture often requires the attachment of a bankable high-profile actor. In the case of Terrence Malick’s Tree Of Life, getting Brad Pitt as the lead actor put the film on the radar of mainstream moviegoers. Whether big stars produce big office results is another story altogether; it certainly wasn’t the case with The Rum Diaries starring Johnny Depp.

I tend to follow the films of directors I admire more so than big name actors. Of the few films I’ve seen directed by Malick, I regard them as challenging and evocative works of art. Tree of Life is a movie that’s off the beaten path for me but I deeply connected with it. For these reasons, I’m curious if Malick’s follow up film To The Wonder would be another hidden gem.

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Off The Shelf: A Look At Velvet #1 Comic Review

Marvel studios’ highly anticipated movie Captain America: The Winter Soldier will hit theatres this spring. The creator of super villain the Winter Soldier is writer Ed Brubaker and he has reunited with Captain America illustrator Steve Epting in a brand new Image comic series titled Velvet.

velvet1-2x3-72-cc920Velvet is a dark espionage thriller set in the Cold War era. After an elite operative from a highly covert spy agency is assassinated, the Director’s personal assistant, Velvet Templeton, becomes entangled in a twisted murder conspiracy. But no knows about Velvet’s mysterious past. Velvet must draw upon her experience as a super-spy decades ago to stay alive and unravel the assassination plot.

For a complete summary and review of Velvet Issue #1, please continue reading the full length article at The Speech Bubble.  Also, be sure to follow the excellent comic blog The Speech Bubble for daily postings including features such as Retroactive (Flash, Uncanny X-Men, Daredevil), Weekly Rankings, Top Covers and many more. Off The Shelf is a great comic feature about “Trying Something New” each week in the hopes of finding a hidden gem.

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