Marvel Cinematic Universe

Iron Fist Season One Review: I Don’t Have A Good Pun To Tell You To Skip It (If You Haven’t Decided To Already)

Posted by Matthew on March 28, 2017
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I finally finished watching the first season of Marvel’s latest Netflix series Iron Fist. Spoiler alert: it is not a good show.

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The Films of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Ranked, 2016 Catch Up Edition

Posted by Matthew on February 17, 2017
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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.

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Matt’s Not-Quite Best 12 Movies of 2016

Posted by Matthew on January 06, 2017
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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.

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Marvel Announced Ant-Man Sequel, ‘Ant-Man and The Wasp’, for 2018 + 3 New Movies for 2020

Posted by Matthew on October 08, 2015
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Paul Rudd + Evangeline Lily

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.

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Jessica Jones Teaser: Kinda Funny!

Posted by Matthew on September 28, 2015
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Jessica Jones

Netflix has a new teaser for the upcoming Marvel series ‘Jessica Jones’ Let’s take a look!

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The Films of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Ranked, Ant-Man Edition

Posted by Matthew on August 10, 2015
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Marvel

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.

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Daredevil Review: Too Long, But Pretty Good Anyway

Posted by Matthew on April 21, 2015
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Daredevil

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.

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Hooray! Ant-Man Trailer Looks Legitimately Good!

Posted by Matthew on April 13, 2015
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Ant-Man / Paul Rudd

There’s a shiny new full trailer for Ant-Man and it looks really good!

Fair warning, this trailer feels like it gives away from plot details. That being said so do most Marvel trailers and they’ve basically all been pretty misleading about what the real story is. You call. Don’t say I never warned you.

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Here Are Your Avengers Character Posters

Posted by Matthew on April 12, 2015
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Avengers: Age of Ultron / Full

Ed. Note: I’m not dead, i was just resting. Time to start catching up.

Avengers: Age of Ultron is out in just two weeks. Here are posters for each of the characters.

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Awesome: Captain America: The Winter Soldier Effects Reel

Posted by Matthew on December 30, 2014
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Captain America: The Winter Soldier

Here’s an awesome effects rebel for Captain America: The Winter Soldier which will have the dual effect of making you realize how much CGI was in the film and also making you realize how much CGI was in the film. It’s a double edged sword.

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Another a Awesome ‘Agent Carter’ Poster

Posted by Matthew on December 18, 2014
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Agent Carter

The premiere of Agent Carter is fast approaching so the marketing is starting to pick up, which means we have another awesome poster to show you!

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Awesome ‘Agent Carter’ Series Poster is Awesome

Posted by Matthew on December 11, 2014
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Agent Carter

Marvels next foray into television is an 8 episode mini series about Agent Peggy Carter, master spy, founding member of S.H.I.E.L.D., and generally awesome character.

The series is set in the 40s, post WW2 and post Captain America becoming a capsicle and will depict the early days of the spy organization.

And it has a totally awesome poster!

Agent Carter

Seriously, how awesome is that? I love the retro style.

Agent Carter debuts in January and will complete its full run before Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Returns in March. I, for one, am looking forward to it.

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Guardians of the Galaxy Awesome Mix Vol. 1 Is Up For A Grammy

Posted by Matthew on December 06, 2014
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Guardians of the Galaxy Soundtrack

You’re already aware that Awesome Mix Vol. 1 is the best sound track this year but just in case you were unsure it’s been nominated for a Grammy award in the Best Compilation Soundtrack For Visual Media category, which is category 58 out of 10,006.

To be fair it does have some good competition in the American Hustle soundtrack and Wolf of Wall Street soundtrack as they’re both chock full of good tunes however neither they nor Frozen or Get On Up speak to the story of the film or the hearts and minds of the audience in quite the same way.

The 57th Grammy Awards are being held in LA on the 8th of February.

(source: Marve;)

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Benedict Cumberbatch Confirmed To Play Doctor Strange for Marvel

Posted by Matthew on December 04, 2014
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Doctor Strange

Benedict Cumberbatch / The Imitation Game

Marvel has officially bagged the white whale.

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Marvel Catch Up: ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ Trailer + Poster + Clip All Look Awesome

Posted by Matthew on November 04, 2014
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Avengers: Age of Ultron / Full

Here’s the other big bit of Marvel news I missed. Age of Ultron has a teaser trailer and poster.

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