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

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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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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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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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Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Season 1, Episode 17: “Turn, Turn, Turn” Review

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In “Turn, Turn, Turn”, the events in Captain America: The Winter Soldier shake up Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. Meanwhile, could the real Clairvoyant’s identity be revealed?

Spoiler Warning: This article will spoil major plot points in Captain America: The Winter Soldier.

Continue reading for a spoiler filled review of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Season 1, Episode 17.

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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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