Good news everyone! Marvel is finally developing that movie we’ve all known for years they should probably make!
Marvel Cinematic Universe
I really miss the sci-fi movies of my childhood. Big, colourful, often funny, always exhilarating; so much fuel for imaginary spaceship battles around my bedroom. I’m sure much of this comes from older eyes and wearier brains, but I find sci-fi these days to be too bland, too unwilling to risk shapes and ideas. The resurgence of Star Wars has taken big steps back to the fantasy side of sci-fi, and Guardians Of The Galaxy got close with its amazing ship design and snappy script, but I often felt myself seeking more of the fun.
Well, not any more. We’ve known for a while that Thor Ragnarok would be colourful and funny – director Taika Waititi’s What We Do In The Shadows is one of my all-time favourite comedies – but what I was not prepared for was Ragnarok having so much more. Far from being all-out comedy, it’s a meaty, gorgeous slice of sci-fi bliss.
Movies, Posters / Comments Off on Latest ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ posters don’t suck!
Also, did you know Iron Man is in this movie? Iron Man is in this movie. Let’s take a look!
Movies, Posters / Comments Off on The first ‘Black Panther’ poster is also here
I was in such a rush to post the trailer that I forgot to post the poster. So let’s take a look!
Movies, Trailers / Comments Off on Awesome: The first ‘Black Panther’ trailer is here!
Yes, I am a couple days behind on this but I was out of town. In any event the first trailer for Black Panther is here and it is 🔥. Let’s watch!
Your friendly neighbourhood Spider-Man is coming to theatres for the third first time in under two months which means the marketing is about to kick into high gear. Today we got a new trailer (which is pretty good!) and two new posters (which are pretty awful!). Let’s take a look.
Movies, Posters / Comments Off on Awesome: Nathan Fillion’s Simon Williams movie posters from Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2
Back when Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2 was in production the entire internet lit up with excitement when some photos from the set revealed that part of the story was set on Earth, and that on earth there would be a film festival starring Simon Williams, played by Nathan Fillion. Just an easter egg, but it was one that most of us were sad didn’t make it into the final movie. Good news though, now you can see all the movie posters from the Simon Williams Film Festival.
Movies, News / Comments Off on Awesome: Michael Giacchino re-imagines the classic Spider-man theme
Michael Giacchino takes the classic theme and gives it the cinematic treatment. Let’s have a listen.
I finally finished watching the first season of Marvel’s latest Netflix series Iron Fist. Spoiler alert: it is not a good show.
We’re continuing to shake off the dust around here at Awesome Friday HQ, and one easy way to do that is to update the
Marvel Fanboy Marvel Cinematic Universe Rankings. Last year there were two additions to the canon of films, Captain America: Civil War and Doctor Strange. Each were good, but where do they fit? Let’s take a look.
Last time I did this I grouped the films into three categories, this time I’m doing a straight up ranking. Feel free to agree or disagree with me. In fact, I encourage it.
Now let’s get to it.
Editorial, Movies / Comments Off on Matt’s Not-Quite Best 12 Movies of 2016
2016 was a good year for film, and anyone who tells you different didn’t see very many films. I’ve already posted my best films of 2016, but there were plenty more films that didn’t make my best of list that you should definitely make the time to see.
So then, let’s take a look at the not-quite best of 2016, presented here in alphabetical order.
News / Comments Off on Marvel Announced Ant-Man Sequel, ‘Ant-Man and The Wasp’, for 2018 + 3 New Movies for 2020
Holy crap, Marvel has updated their film schedule again with a sequel to Ant-Man titled Ant-Man and The Wasp. This will be the second film with a heroine’s name in the title (Captain Marvel has been rescheduled, more on that in a moment) which is a good thing. This also makes 2017, 18, 19, and 20 all 3 Marvel movie years, which is nuts.
News / Comments Off on Jessica Jones Teaser: Kinda Funny!
Netflix has a new teaser for the upcoming Marvel series ‘Jessica Jones’ Let’s take a look!
Editorial / Comments Off on The Films of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Ranked, Ant-Man Edition
It’s been a while since I made one of these lists! There have been two new Marvel films since last time so it’s time to see where they fit into the mix. I rewatched all the Marvel films in the lead up to Avengers: Age of Ultron so the films are still pretty fresh in the mind.
While the movies here are ranked from worst to best, I’m also grouping them into three categories: The ok ones, the good ones, and the great ones. If you’re wondering why there’s no “bad” category it’s both because I still enjoy the “ok” ones and because I can still appreciate the bad ones for the development of characters, story, and themes that run through the entire MCU (even if they’re pretty thin at times). Also also, it’s an exercise in being less negative.
Anyway, let’s get on with this.
Television / Comments Off on Daredevil Review: Too Long, But Pretty Good Anyway
I’ve finally seen all of Daredevil, the first of Marvel’s (current) 5 Netflix shows. So here’s a quick rundown of what I thought of all 13 episodes. TL;DR version? I liked it, but I didn’t love it. Also, this review will contain spoilers. I’ll keep it to a minimum but it is just not going to be possible to avoid them all, and since I like it enough to recommend you watch it, well, … you’re warned anyway.