Is it April 27 yet?
My rewatch of the Marvel movies continues as we ponder just how toxic Tony Stark really is.
Here at Stately Beat Manor we’re prepping for Avengers Infinity War with a MCU rewatch (well, partial rewatch.) This time out we view The Avengers and Thor: The Dark World and desperately try to stay awake.
I spent my “executive time” last night watching The Avengers (2012) on the cable. I haven’t seen it since a midnight screening opening night, but I remembered a few things from it; most of it I’d forgotten, though, and I did nod off in act 2…but I do that almost every night. I was entertained […]
To the slim canon of movies about cartoonists (Crumb, Zodiac, Monkeybone) we can now add He Won’t Get Far on Foot, starring Joaquin Phoenix, Rooney Mara and Jonah Hill and directed by Gus Van Sant. Phoenix stars as the late quadriplegic cartoonist John Callahan, and the title comes from his best known comic. The film […]
In Star Wars: The Force Awakens, a grizzled Han Solo addresses those eager space-millennials Rey and Finn as they start going on and on about the Jedi and the Sith. Han turns to them, to us, with that 24fps hint of a smirk and says: “It’s true. All of it.” Han is talking about his […]
As expected, the tepid box office and fan response to Justice League has led to a shake-up at DC Films, the little film unit that was expected to be the MCU of Warner Bros. Now it seems it lasted only a year. Jon Berg, one half of duo that ran DC Films will leave to […]
There are so many comic book media projects in the works that sometimes, it’s easy to forget one, especially when it isn’t a superhero project. Thus you may have forgotten that a film based on Joe Kelly and Ken Niimura’s has actually been filmed with real stars – Zoe Saldana, Imogen Poots, Madison Wolfe – […]
In 2008, Marvel released Iron Man. The film, starring Robert Downey Jr., was an enormous success for both the actor and for Marvel. But at the very end of the film, when Nick Fury steps out and says “you’ve become part of a bigger universe. You just don’t know it yet,” I don’t think anyone knew how […]
The next issue of Vanity Fair will sport four variant covers spotlighting Avengers: Infinity War and itts untitles sequel, Avengers 4 – the cover story is both a jaw dropping photo shoot of the assembled talents, but also lost of gossipy bits! Let’s dig in! Marvel head honcho Kevin Feige’s origin story is given a […]