Venom is as Lazy & Unforgettable as Comic Book Movies Get (Review)

Venom is as Lazy & Unforgettable as Comic Book Movies Get (Review)

Sony did the right thing by letting Marvel Studios help shape a new Spider-Man and allow it to breathe in its Marvel Cinematic Universe. While Sony is still hush-hush on whether Venom will exist in the same universe as Tom Holland’s Spider-Man, it’s evident about half way into the movie that Sony should have let Marvel Studios help shape the alien symbiote and its host. If people thought the 2007 iteration of the Venom character seen in Spider-Man 3 was bad, then just wait until they get a load of this one. Not even A-list star Tom Hardy, playing the host of a liquid-like form, is enough to save this new version of the character. Lazy, tone deaf, and laughable on just about every front, Venom isn’t a bad movie because it’s so bad it’s good, or that it feels like a movie from the early 2000’s, or that it’s rated PG-13 instead of R. It’s a bad movie because it’s just bad in every way, shape, and form.

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Fight to The Death: Thanos Vs. Darkseid

Fight to The Death: Thanos Vs. Darkseid

Fight to The Death is an ongoing feature where staffers and readers get to vote and explain why one film is better than the other OR whether one fictional character would be able to kill another. This month’s featured rumble is a classic – Thanos versus Darkseid. Marvel versus DC – God versus God.  Read more

Ranking the First Ten Years of Marvel Movies

Ranking the First Ten Years of Marvel Movies

Its been ten years since Marvel kicked off their cinematic universe.  Back in 2008, Iron Man hit theaters with a powerhouse origin story that lifted the superhero genre into the blockbuster limelight.  With the release of Avengers: Infinity War this weekend movie history will be made with the end game of 10 years of groundwork laid out by all the previous films.  Every character in the MCU will be a part of this epic showdown with the Mad Titan, Thanos.  What better way to prep for the end of the first ten years of the MCU than to review the last 18 films in the franchise. Read more

Fight to The Death: Blade Vs. Black Panther

Fight to The Death: Blade Vs. Black Panther

Fight to The Death is an ongoing feature where staffers and readers get to vote and explain why one film is better than the other OR whether one fictional character would be able to kill another. This week’s featured rumble – Blade versus Black Panther. UPDATE: THE WINNER HAS BEEN CHOSEN. Read more

TOP 5 COMICS TO BUY – 02/28/18: CULT CLASSIC, TERRIFICS & THE WILDS

TOP 5 COMICS TO BUY – 02/28/18: CULT CLASSIC, TERRIFICS & THE WILDS

Wednesday is here again, which means a new week for new comics (CULT CLASSIC, TERRIFICS & THE WILDS). If you are like me, you may still have a stack of comics that haven’t been read from last week, but how can anyone fault us for reading. Here is a list of books I will be picking up at my local comic shop. Read more

Black Panther Claims the Throne as One of Marvel’s Greatest Movies (Review)

Black Panther Claims the Throne as One of Marvel’s Greatest Movies (Review)

Superhero movies are a modern staple for the blockbuster moviegoing experience.  They are flagpole events for movie theaters that are guaranteed to draw big box office numbers.  Marvel has cemented themselves as the best studio for the superhero genre.  Every year they produce at least two movies that seem to continually shatter box office records.  In 2018, Marvel has two highly anticipated films slated for release; Avengers: Infinity War and Black Panther. The former is the endgame for a cinematic event the MCEU has been building for a decade, so its clear why audiences are dying to see it.  The anticipation around Black Panther is more culturally based.  Aside from offering one of the coolest and most unique protagonist, the movie features a powerhouse cast that is predominantly black.  From the story to the characters to the overall production, Black Panther delivers on all fronts and lands itself the title of one of Marvel’s best films to date. Read more

The Venom Movie Will Adapt David Michelinie’s Lethal Protector & Planet of The Symbiotes Comics

The Venom Movie Will Adapt David Michelinie’s Lethal Protector & Planet of The Symbiotes Comics

From Sony and director Ruben Fleischer (Zombieland) comes Venom, based on the Marvel Comics anti-hero. Starring Tom Hardy in the title role alongside Michelle Williams, Riz Ahmed, Reid Scott, Jenny Slate and Scott Haze, the film is set for theatrical release October 5, 2018.

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The New Mutants Trailer Shoves X-Men Franchise into The Horror Genre & Makes Us Like It

The New Mutants Trailer Shoves X-Men Franchise into The Horror Genre & Makes Us Like It

From FOX and director Josh Boone comes the Marvel Comics adaptation The New Mutants. Starring Anya Taylor-Joy, Maisie Williams, Charlie Heaton, Henry Zaga, Blu Hunt and Alice Braga, the film hits theaters April 13, 2018.  Read more

This is Us Actress Milana Vayntrub Cast as Squirrel Girl in Marvel’s New Warriors

This is Us Actress Milana Vayntrub Cast as Squirrel Girl in Marvel’s New Warriors

From Marvel Entertainment,  Freeform, ABC Signature Studios and showrunner Kevin Biegel (Cougar Town), comes the TV series New Warriors! Starring Milana Vayntrub, Derek Theler, Jeremy Tardy, Calum Worthy, Matthew Moy and Kate Comer, the 10-episode half-hour series debuts season one in 2018! Read more

Ranking The Marvel Cinematic Universe from Iron Man to Guardians of The Galaxy Vol. 2

Ranking The Marvel Cinematic Universe from Iron Man to Guardians of The Galaxy Vol. 2

Almost a decade of films, from Iron Man in 2008 to Guardians of The Galaxy Vol. 2 the Marvel Cinematic Universe has 15 total movies and every single one is connected to the other in some significant way. Marvel Studios has changed the game by producing this many acclaimed films. I’ve decided to rank each one… Read more

LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 2 Announcement Trailer Unleashes EGO The Living Planet & More Awesome Characters

LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 2 Announcement Trailer Unleashes EGO The Living Planet & More Awesome Characters
[Press Release] Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment recently released the Official Announcement Trailer for LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 2, featuring an expanded lineup of iconic Marvel Super Heroes and Super Villains from different eras and realities, including Guardians of the Galaxy characters, Groot, Rocket Raccoon, Star-Lord, Gamora and Drax, as well as  Doctor Strange, Doctor Octopus, Green Goblin, Spider-Gwen, Spider-Man Noir, Spider-Man 2099, Captain America, Thor, Hulk, Hawkeye, Iron Man, Ms. Marvel, Ant-Man, Captain Marvel, Kang the Conqueror and a whole lot more!  Read more

Telltale Games’ Guardians of The Galaxy Series – Episode 1 “Tangled Up in Blue” (Review)

Telltale Games’ Guardians of The Galaxy Series – Episode 1 “Tangled Up in Blue” (Review)

From Marvel and Telltale Games comes the episodic adventure series Marvel’s Guardians of The Galaxy! The season pass disc is available now for PS4 and XBox One, while episode one is also available for play and download on those two platforms as well as iOS, Android and Windows. Here is my review of episode one “Tangled Up in Blue” on Xbox One. Read more