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3:00 PM on 02.26.2015

These Avengers: Age of Ultron character posters have less cooks

Over the next few days, we'll be getting a slew of Avengers: Age of Ultron character posters with something special at the end, according to RDJ's Twitter. and normally I'm not fond of that stuff but it makes sense here. As e...

Nick Valdez


1:00 PM on 02.26.2015

New Fantastic Four images are...pretty ordinary

I don't have a lot to say about the new Fantastic Four pictures from Empire. They exist, they're boring, whatever. I'd like to take this time, instead, to make a formal apology to Josh Trank and the rest of the cast and crew ...

Sean Walsh

1:00 PM on 02.24.2015

There are too many cooks on this Avengers: Age of Ultron poster

You kind of forget how massive this movie's cast is until you get it all in one image. It's...overwhelming. Notably, the cast includes Idris Elba, Hayley Atwell, and Anthony Mackie as well. Let's hope there's a good balance of all those big names. Avengers: Age of Ultron releases May 1st. [via Twitter] [Header via Hubes]

Nick Valdez

9:00 AM on 02.20.2015

First look at Jason Momoa as Aquaman in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

After getting our first look at Henry Cavill as Superman, Ben Affleck as Batman, and Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman, Zack Snyder has revealed Jason Momoa's Aquaman in the upcoming, Man of Steel follow up, Batman v Superman: Dawn o...

Nick Valdez

10:00 AM on 02.19.2015

Newest Rurouni Kenshin: The Legend Ends trailer is on fire

I'm not a huge anime or manga fan (I'll stick to One Piece thank you very much), but I really dug Rurouni Kenshin and the films adapted from the series. The story of a former assassin who's turned a new leaf and refuses to k...

Nick Valdez

5:00 PM on 02.18.2015

BAMF! Kodi Smit-McPhee teleports into X-Men: Apocalypse cast as Nightcrawler

Bryan Singer confirmed today via Instagram that Let Me In star Kodi Smit-McPhee joins the All-New, All-Young X-Men Cyclops, Jean Grey, and Storm in X-Men: Apocalypse. This is awesome for several reasons:   Nightcrawler ...

Sean Walsh

10:00 AM on 02.18.2015

Joel Kinnaman replacing Tom Hardy in Suicide Squad

One of the weirdest films coming out of Warner Bros and DC's upcoming film slate is definitely the supervillain team up film, Suicide Squad. Normally I'd make some joke about a bland white guy replacing a bland white guy...

Nick Valdez

2:00 PM on 02.17.2015

Mark Ruffalo says some things about a stand alone Hulk film

It's been tough going for the Hulk when he's not in an Avengers film, but Mark Ruffalo has made everyone want a stand alone Hulk movie once again. The chances of that happening any time soon aren't to good though. We know tha...

Matthew Razak



4 Spider-Man villains we PROBABLY won't see in the Marvel Cinematic Universe photo
4 Spider-Man villains we PROBABLY won't see in the Marvel Cinematic Universe
by Sean Walsh

Sony and Marvel deciding to share Spider-Man is beyond awesome. It's something I've always dreamed of, ever since Marvel Studios started making movies.

Now, one can presume that most if not all of Spidey's supporting cast and villains come along with this deal. He has some great villains, but for every Green Goblin (and there's like five), there's a Cardiac. There's plenty of Z-list bad guys in Spider-Man's rogues' galley, but in a world where Blizzard of all people appears not once but twice on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., maybe some of these goons will get their time in the sun.

That being said, let's take a look at four characters that are probably too ridiculous to make the cut.

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2:13 PM on 02.12.2015

First look at Deadpool mask for Ryan Reynold's Deadpool movie

THE DREAM IS REAL! Or it will be in a year. 

Matthew Razak



5 Reasons Spider-Man joining the Marvel Cinematic Universe is a bad idea photo
5 Reasons Spider-Man joining the Marvel Cinematic Universe is a bad idea
by Nick Valdez

Yesterday I wrote up a list of five reasons why Spider-Man joining the MCU was a good idea, and while I stand by my points, I couldn't shake the feeling in the back of my head. Cold and cynical as I am, it felt weird just accepting this hype train head on. You see, for as many reasons thinking it'd be a good idea, there are a strangely equal amount of reasons why it'd be a bad one. 

As more of the Sony/Marvel deal has been clarified with Sony indeed retaining majority creative control, and the two companies deciding to recast the titular character, I figured I should also go through five reasons why Spider-Man joining the Marvel Cinematic Universe is a bad idea.

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5 Reasons Spider-Man joining the Marvel Cinematic Universe is a good idea photo
5 Reasons Spider-Man joining the Marvel Cinematic Universe is a good idea
by Nick Valdez

I don't know about you all, but I'm still shocked at the news that Sony and Marvel are finally getting along and Spider-Man will officially join the Marvel movies. The finer details of the deal are still shrouded in mystery with some sites reporting that Sony let Marvel have the character for free, some saying Andrew Garfield is out for good and Marvel will recast, and we still don't know exactly how much control Sony will have going forward. But in the end, this is pretty awesome. 

But exactly how awesome is this move? After thinking about it for a bit (taking time in between to remind myself that this is real), I've come up with five reasons why Spider-Man joining the Marvel Cinematic Universe is an Amazing, Astonishing, Spectacular, Ultimate, and Superior idea.

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Sony's Spider-Man officially joining Marvel cinematic universe photo
Sony's Spider-Man officially joining Marvel cinematic universe
by Nick Valdez

Wow, so, uh, yeah. I'm at a loss for words. Because both Sony and Marvel like money, and Sony has been wondering what to do with the The Amazing Spider-Man franchise, the two companies are now working together. According to the deal, Marvel's "new" Spider-Man (which most likely will recast Andrew Garfield and start a new line of films) will first appear in a Marvel Cinematic Universe film and Sony will then release the next Spider-Man film in 2017. 

The two studios will collaborate with Sony remaining in control of future Spider-Man solo projects, but will allow Spider-Man to presumably join films like The Avengers and Marvel working to get its characters into future Spider films. 

Holy bologna. Time to speculate! I'm hoping for Miles Morales actually since the press release emphasizes "new Spider-Man" and Marvel will most likely want a clean slate. Plus, it's the best way to get a new Spider-Man without the same origin story. Holy moley, you guys. Here's the press release.

[via Marvel]

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4:00 PM on 02.03.2015

Here are a bunch of Avengers: Age of Ultron images

While we've got a bunch of questions as to the plot of Avengers: Age of Ultron, there's only a few months to go before we actually see it. To tie us over until then are this chunk of images of stuff we've seen before but in greater resolution. Soooo enjoy! Avengers: Age of Ultron releases May 1st.  [via Marvel]

Nick Valdez

4:00 PM on 02.02.2015

Super Bowl TV spot for Kingsman: The Secret Service

I'm not sure what to think of Kingsman: The Secret Service. It looks interesting, but it's yet another adaptation based off another of Mark Millar's comic books. The guy doesn't have the best track record, and the films base...

Nick Valdez

5:00 PM on 01.27.2015

Luke Evans leaves The Crow reboot...which is probably not going to happen

Well, let's consider this the final nail in the coffin. Although someone somewhere wants a Crow reboot, it's having all sorts of trouble getting the ball rolling. The closest it got to going somewhere was a few months ago whe...

Nick Valdez



First official teaser for Fantastic Four photo
First official teaser for Fantastic Four
by Nick Valdez

After a few years of back and forth between good and bad sounding news, we finally have our first concrete look at Josh Trank's Fantastic Four reboot. Aaaand it's not that bad. Sure it's a bit dark (literally, that shading is sort of awful), and I would've liked another silly movie, but I'm still digging what this is selling. That cast is too good to pass up. 

Although being advertised as "From the Studio that Brought You X-Men: Days of Future Past" is a bit weird, instead of say throwing muscle behind Trank's last effort Chronicle. Oh well, Fant4stic Four opens August 7th. 

And below the jump is a version of the trailer with commentary from Josh Trank and Simon Kinberg via Yahoo!

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12:00 PM on 01.23.2015

X-Men: Apocalypse gets its new Cyclops, Jean Grey, and Storm

After X: Men Days of Future Past sorted the X-Men series out, it's time to move forward...by moving backward again. Set to take place in the 80s and following the returning cast from the First Class (along with Hugh Jackman i...

Nick Valdez

1:00 PM on 01.20.2015

First trailer for DC's direct to video Batman vs. Robin

Ever since the animated Justice League specials committed to the New 52 continuity (after The Flashpoint Paradox), they haven't been very good. I don't know what's to blame for that either. Is it the comics themselves? Is it...

Nick Valdez



Rumor: Spider-Man to appear in Avengers: Infinity War photo
Rumor: Spider-Man to appear in Avengers: Infinity War
by Matthew Razak

After Sony was soundly disappointed by The Amazing Spider-Man 2 the company was struggling with what to do with the character. As some leaked documents (that we did not cover) showed they even reached out to Marvel to possibly bring him into the MCU and jointly run the character. Those talks looked like they fell through, but did they?

Latino Review is reporting that they were in fact successful and that Spider-Man will be joining the Marvel Cinematic Universe in 2018 with Avengers: Infinity War Part 1. That all makes sense considering the major part Spidey plays in Civil War, which will be the Captain American installment of Phase 3. 

Of course this is all a massive rumor and even if it is true there's millions and millions of dollars involved meaning everything could easily fall apart. Sony won't want to let go easily of its only super hero, but we're pretty sure Marvel is desperate to have him as an Avenger. The Latino Review report goes into some major spoilers about this as well.

Finally, since Marvel will be resetting the character Andrew Garfield will no longer be playing him. Sad for fans of the actor in the role, but I'm not going to lose much sleep.

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Nick's Top 10 Movie Music Moments of 2014 photo
Nick's Top 10 Movie Music Moments of 2014
by Nick Valdez

Music plays an integral role in film. Easily ignored, easily forgotten, a film's soundtrack is the little celebrated framework of cinema. But when sound and sight marry into a great scene, you get some of the best moments. Like in 2013, 2014 had a wide array of music. From 70s rock, to dance pop, to Euro trance, jazz, quirky originals, and even a few oddballs. 

To earn a spot on this list a film's got to have a scene that uses its soundtrack so well, I remember it weeks or even months after I've seen it. So let's get to it then, yeah. 

Here are my picks for The Top 10 Movie Music Moments of 2014.

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Nick's Top 5 Sequels of 2014 photo
Nick's Top 5 Sequels of 2014
by Nick Valdez

We've seen more sequels released the last few years than we have in a long time. While 2015 seems to continue that trend, last year showed that we shouldn't automatically write off a film just because it's a sequel. I've seen so many good sequels last year that it was finally time to designate an entire list to them. Sure I could write about 2014's best actors or scenes, but I think it's important to celebrate a sequel that gets it right. 

Since we're going to get so many more from here on out, let's hope that future sequels will be as good as the five presented here. 

Without further ado, here are my picks for The Top 5 Sequels of 2014. 

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