Sinister Six Will Be the Next Spider-Man Film; AMS3 Coming in 2018!

Sinister Six Will Be the Next Spider-Man Film; AMS3 Coming in 2018!

Spider-Man, Amazing Spider-Man 2, Andrew Garfield

Sinister Six My enthusiasm for Columbia Pictures’ “Spidey-verse” evaporated with the abomination that was Amazing Spider-Man 2.  AMS 2 is also the lowest-grossing movie in the franchise’s history, but that isn’t stopping them from pushing ahead, though it seems it has shaken up their release schedule.

Drew Goddard’s Sinister Six movie, featuring the villains in Spider-Man’s rogues gallery, will be the next…

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Smaug-tastic Poster for The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

Smaug-tastic Poster for The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

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Footage from The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies will be shown at Comic Con 2014 (which begins tonight) so hopefully they will CUT US A FREAKING TRAILER soon, but I am temporarily satisfied to gaze in wonder at this.  The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies opens December 17, 2014.
The Hobbit The Battle of the Five Armies, Bard the Bowman, Smaug

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Pirates of the Caribbean 5 Sails to 2017 and Plot Details *SPOILERS*

Pirates of the Caribbean 5 Sails to 2017 and Plot Details *SPOILERS*

Captain Jack Sparrow, Johnny Depp, Pirates of the Caribbean

Pirates of the Caribbean, Jack Sparrow, Captain Jack Sparrow, Johnny Depp
Pirates of the Caribbean 5 or Pirates of the Caribbean Dead Men Tell No Tales has sailed back another  year from its planned release date of summer 2016 (as it previously had backed away from summer 2015).  Disney has given it a solid release date: July 7, 2017.

Assuming the personnel haven’t changed Joachim Ronning and Espen Sandberg of Kon-Tiki will be directing.  Jeff Nathanson‘s writing it…

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Movie Review: Bad Words (2014)

Movie Review: Bad Words (2014)

Jason Bateman, Bad Words

Jason Bateman, Bad Words
“Homily” – a short lesson or sermon. That’s the word that knocked me out of the fricking Scripps Howard Spelling Bee when I was in middle school and freaking Lisa Dodda got to go to DC for the national. Now she’s probably a doctor or a lawyer or CIA assassin….something cool. I’m writing a blog about a movie about spelling bees. Oh, right, yes, the movie. Sorry, got off on a tangent there for a…

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Godzilla Blu Ray/DVD Date and Details

Godzilla Blu Ray/DVD Date and Details

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Godzilla
Godzilla is one of the summer’s movies that has grown on me in retrospect, so I’m looking forward to giving it another try on Blu Ray and it looks like Warner Brothers has some cool special features  as to how they brought the big guy to life.  Godzilla hits stores on September 16, 2014 and you can read the full release from Warner Brothers below. (more…)

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Trailer Time: Star Wars Rebels Comic Con Trailer (Disney XD - 2014)

Trailer Time: Star Wars Rebels Comic Con Trailer (Disney XD – 2014)

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While we won’t be getting any new Star Wars Episode VII news at Comic Con, Star Wars: Rebels will be getting the star treatment.  Ahead of the Con, Lucasfilm has released this awesome extended trailer for the series that will premiere on Disney XD this fall. (more…)

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My Favorite Scene: The Hobbit - The Desolation of Smaug “Bilbo and Smaug”

My Favorite Scene: The Hobbit – The Desolation of Smaug “Bilbo and Smaug”

Smaug, Benedict Cumberbatch

I eagerly await the arrival of the Extended Edition of The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, because – to me – the movie felt incomplete.  For the first time in the five Middle-Earth films Peter Jackson has directed, I was unsatisfied by the theatrical cut.  There are huge plot holes, most notably in Gandalf’s storyline to Dol…

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Movie Review: The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)

Movie Review: The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)

The Grand Budapest Hotel

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In a Hollywood landscape that’s gone cookie cutter, franchise-mad, you’re almost forced to admire Wes Anderson for creating a style of film that’s indelibly unique and completely his own.  That’s not to say I like his films.  I’ve found them to be hit or miss, but I really loved Moonrise Kingdom, so with all the great buzz, I was looking forward to The Grand Budapest Hotel. (more…)

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The Reasonable Critic Reviews Monty Python’s Final Performance

The Reasonable Critic Reviews Monty Python’s Final Performance

Monty Python

Today I went to the multiplex and saw the live broadcast of Monty Python’s last performance together. And I am sorry to report that they’re now finally gone for good. I’m a little sadder, and the world is a slightly more serious place.

I grew up on these five maniacs who somehow found each other and formed what was probably the greatest comedy troupe in history. If only the sixth Python were…

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