Nov
01
2016
2

Movie of the Week: Captain America: The Winter Soldier.

Captain America: The Winter Soldier is one of those flicks that definitely grew on me, although my major problem with it still stands: you just can’t drive a car through Dizzy City that quickly.  You simply cannot.  There’s almost a law against it.

And so, adieu to Dark Dungeons.

Moe Lane

PS: I actually read the hostage ship bit to my youngest today as a bedtime story. This amuses me.

Jun
05
2016
4

Dang *straight* Chris Evans wouldn’t do that.

I mean, I recognize that comic book companies are going to pull dubious PR stunts sometimes, but the rest of us aren’t obliged to let them [pretend that it’s fine and dandy to do so].


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May
26
2016
16

No, Captain America is not going to stay a deep-cover HYDRA agent.

Fine, Marvel can get what it wants: people talking about their latest Captain America plot twist. But let me be blunt; this is the creative equivalent of running twenty thousand volts through a dead frog’s leg in order to get a galvanic jump. It works, but it doesn’t fix the underlying problem and it burns out the frog a little every time you do it. (more…)

Mar
10
2016
9

So, the second Captain America Civil War trailOH MY GOD OH MY GOD OH MY GOD.

“Underoos.”

Via @SonnyBunch, who has a less of Elvis in him today over this than he should.

Aug
27
2015
--

What do I think, @Renner4Real?

I think that it’s gonna suck me in.

But where’s Squirrel Girl?

Apr
30
2015
2

An observation sparked by @SonnyBunch’s ranking of MCU flicks.

The list itself is OK, although I quibble that Captain America: The First Avenger is ranked too low. But while I agree that this is the best bit in all the films…

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Aug
18
2014
2

Quote of the Day, The Nineties Were Not Known For Self-Reflection edition.

I laughed and laughed and laughed. Webcomic artist Coelasquid:

Anyway yeah, when I was a kid we had some like, Avengers pinball machine with Cap[*] on it at the Rec Centre and it would always run that “Winners don’t do drugs” PSA all 90′s arcade games did. And it was like “Is this really the best character to attach this message to…?”

Of course, I am now having difficulty with the thought that there are adults out there who think of the Nineties as ‘when I was a kid.’

(Video via the WFB)

Moe Lane

*’Cap’ = ‘Captain America,’ of course.

Apr
04
2014
5

Quote of the Day, This Relieves Me About The Captain America Movie edition.

Sonny Bunch, on the Captain America: Winter Soldier flick:

Directors Joe and Anthony Russo want you to know this isn’t your average popcorn comic book flick, the battles and bluster and bad guys notwithstanding. Rather, they’ve made what amounts to the biggest-budgeted paranoid thriller of all time.

I like 1970s paranoid thrillers, you see. A lot of them still work as movies, forty* years later. I sat down to watch Three Days of the Condor and The Boys from Brazil a few years ago as part of a deep dive into 1970s cinema (blame Damnation Decade), and it was fun: in fact, I should go ahead and finally watch Marathon Man tonight.  I’ve been meaning to.  So I’m happy to hear that we’re getting a big-budget example in the genre.

Moe Lane

*…Wow.  I’m getting old.

Feb
03
2014
9

New “Captain America: Winter Soldier” trailer.

Ever so slightly worrisome.

Hollywood has a real internal problem with being able to simply accept the concept behind a Captain America, without sneering at it. They can overcome it, but it’s just not natural for them.

Jan
05
2013
2

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