Feb
16
2018
8

My mini-review for Black Panther.

Short version: nice. Good flick. The wife and I had an excellent time watching it, then we went out for beer and meatballs. Which has nothing to do with Black Panther, but they were excellent meatballs and I like the current seasonal Sam Adams.

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Feb
08
2018
2

The Curious Incident of the Venom suit in the Venom trailer.

“There was no Venom Suit shown in the Venom trailer.”

“That was the curious incident.”

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Feb
07
2018
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Hey yeah if you were planning to go see Black Panther next week…

…go get your tickets nowBlack Panther is selling out fast; I had to get tickets from a different theater than the one I usually go to.  That didn’t happen when I went to go see The Force Awakens the day after it opened.  This may not mean anything — I’m getting seats for an evening performance this time, and usually I buy tickets for 10 AM showings — but Marvel can’t be anything but pleased about how their first-day grosses are looking right now.

Jan
30
2018
5

The ‘Ant-Man and the Wasp’ trailer.

Oh, OK. We’re good. Everything’s gonna be fine.

That looks like it’s going to be a lot of fun, actually. Especially the part where Dr. Pym is fairly obviously all “I don’t give a good goddam about how my suitcase-building will affect the rest of the MCU continuity that’s THEIR problem I got stuff to do.” When you think about it, they’ve been pretty careful so far in trying to minimize (heh) the disruptions from all this hyper-tech; but in the end, this is a superhero universe, and we all came here for human-sized Hello Kitty Pez dispensers being thrown at people. I am, as they say, down with it.

Comes out in July 2018.

Jan
10
2018
4

Marvel talking about standalone Black Widow flick.

Alternate titleMarvel tacitly concedes Black Widow will survive Infinity War.

Marvel is finally pushing ahead with the highly anticipated “Black Widow” standalone movie starring Scarlett Johansson, with Jac Schaeffer penning the script.

Sources say this is still very early development, as the film has no greenlight, but naming a writer is the closest the studio has come to moving forward on a standalone pic. Marvel President Kevin Feige met with several candidates before tapping Schaeffer, and Marvel execs met with Johansson to discuss what they wanted from a “Black Widow” writer.

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Jan
09
2018
1

Another ‘Black Panther’ trailer drops.

Excuse me while I be slightly male: there is something incredibly hot about a tall, lithe woman in a red dress who knows how to use a goram quarterstaff. I could watch quarterstaff battles in nightclubs all day. Or at least for the seven minute extended scene that I know is going to show up in the Black Panther movie, and that’s all right with me.

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Dec
08
2017
4

I TOLD YOU ALL MARVEL/DISNEY NEEDED TO BUY 20TH CENTURY FOX TO GET THE FANTASTIC FOUR.

I told you all back in JANUARY: “I’m starting to think that the only real solution here is to have Marvel and/or Disney invade Fox, conquer it, and annex outright the F4 and X-Men properties.”  And, do you know what happened?  I WAS RIGHT.  It’s looking like a done deal (Via Allahpundit): Marvel/Disney is going to acquire 20th Century Fox as soon as the lawyers finish doing… whatever it is that they do.

And after that, geez, Marvel/Disney gets the one thing that they needed to keep the MCU interesting for the next ten years: new superheroes and villains that aren’t derivative of the original ones. They’re not going to have to scrape the bottom of the barrel; in fact, they already have.  Marvel did the Avengers and the Guardians of the Galaxy and Ant-Freaking-Man because the Fantastic Four and the X-Men had already been sold.  Funny how that worked out, huh?

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Dec
01
2017
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The ‘Avengers: Infinity War Trailer Reaction Mashup’ video.

And I got sent this via email by Constant Reader BigGator5*:

Come, I will conceal nothing from you: the that bit with Peter Parker’s Spider-Sense FINALLY manifesting?  Yeah, I was totally down with that. Just like everybody in that video, apparently.

Moe Lane

*It’s been a long day, unfortunately. Both kids had to stay home from school; one was upchucking and the other was looking like he was considering it.  I once ignored the warning signs, in a similar situation.  Once.

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Nov
29
2017
15

The ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ trailer.

They’re gonna to get away with it.  They’re gonna [expletive deleted] get away with it.

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Nov
06
2017
5

Tweet of the Day, The Next Stage Of The MCU Is Gonna Be LIT edition.

Joe, I feel, gets right to the freaking point of the matter:

X-Men, too. And, hot damn! Deadpool. Assuming that the talks don’t fall through, of course. But if they don’t… oh, wow, watching the Mouse try to get a handle on the Merc with the Mouth would be epic. EPIC. They’d fall over themselves trying to thread that particular needle.

Aug
23
2017
4

Marvel’s gaze across its intellectual property field falls upon Richard Rider’s Nova.

I admit: I only dimly remember this comic.  Then again, I also only dimly remembered Star-Lord, which didn’t stop Marvel Comics from giggling like a loon as all the lovely money came pouring in. So get ready for the next Great Harvesting Of The Back Issues:

Writer and director James Gunn is not only returning to direct Guardians of the Galaxy 3 and executive producing Avengers: Infinity War, but he’s also helping plan out the long-term future of the cosmic side of the Marvel Cinematic Universe or at least, the next 10-20 years worth! And for you Nova fans out there, yes, he and Marvel Studios are indeed considering introducing the “real” Nova, Richard Rider.

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