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There is no question that Deadpool rules the Fox stable of Marvel characters.  While, originally, Deadpool was simply a way to thumb a nose at DC Comics’ Deathstroke at his conception, the Merc with a Mouth has taken on a life of his own, carving out the most vulgar and wall-breaking character of the Marvel Universe.  Considering his romps through history, his utter destruction of the Marvel Universe, and that, oh-so-wonderful charm, Deadpool is a character that has always been ripe for the pickings.  After the success of 2016’s Deadpool, fans have been eager to see what the chimichanga loving anit-hero has been doing in the years since they last saw him.  Well, if the newest promo video is any indication, Wade Wilson has been doing ok by himself. (more…)

Lucasfilms Passes The Box Office Torch To Marvel

Over the weekend, MCU juggernaut Avengers: Infinity War crushed box office records across the globe.  The superhero flick, which stars almost every character Marvel has introduced throughout the MCU, managed to outpace every single movie that came before it during its opening weekend, with an impressive $630mil worldwide opening.  Perhaps, you didn’t notice the numbers, considering all of the tears in your eyes after the credits rolled, but there was definitely one team that not only noticed, but took the numbers in stride: Lucasfilms, the home of a galaxy far, far away. (more…)

While ‘Ant-Man‘ may not have broken the box office, there is no doubt that the Paul Rudd led film was a fun romp within the MCU.  The not-too-serious heist flick is almost the lowest grossing film that Marvel has offered since teaming up with Disney but there is absolutely no question that the movie has its followers.  Beyond that, audiences are wondering just what the insect sized hero was up to during the events of Avengers: Infinity War.  Hell, even the Avengers, themselves, had almost no idea.  Now, thanks to the newest trailer, it appears audiences may be able to clear up a few loose ends left by the tragic events of Infinity War. (more…)

After ten years, 18 movies, 30,000 visual effects (someone actually counted), and multi-billion-dollar grosses the envy of every Hollywood movie studio (except Disney, of course), the Marvel brand of superhero storytelling has never been stronger or more popular with mainstream moviegoers. The 19th – and far from last – entry in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), the Anthony and Joe Russo-directed Avengers: Infinity War, delivers everything moviegoers have come to expect, sometimes even love about Marvel: layered superhero characters, screen-splitting, epic-scaled action, and a cannily calibrated mix of drama and comedy, usually with the fate of the world, the galaxy, and sometimes even the universe at stake. It’s practically impossible to get bigger, more meaningful stakes wise than the known universe (unless we bring the multiverse into the discussion, but that’s for another time and place). Be prepared: Avengers: Infinity War may be the darkest, most downbeat, least emotionally gratifying entry in the entire MCU canon. The stakes feel real, the threats to our favorite superheroes even realer.

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Disney/Pixar

After Disney/Pixar released the original Incredibles in 2004 and pulled in over $633 million at the worldwide box office fans were all anxiously waiting for a sequel. It’s been a long 14 years, but at last, we are getting closer to seeing it… and not much has changed. No real passage of time, just a different role for Mr. Incredible, whose now playing Mr. Mom to a freshly powered baby Jack-Jack while Elastigirl gets to be a worldwide hero thanks to an image-conscious new character (voiced by Bob Odenkirk) who wants to “bring supers back into the sunlight”.

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A cache of new Deadpool 2 International Posters have been making the rounds on twitter teasing that the Merc with a Mouth isn’t coming alone when he arrives in theaters May 18th, 2018. The film’s been on quite a crazy road from having its release date moved up to having to head back to Vancouver for reshoots. According to Collider, the reshoots were to add more of the film’s co-stars, Cable (Josh Brolin) and Domino (Zazie Beatz) and the posters spotlight them both in their glorious costumes.

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Paramount

A Quiet Place is based on a world where you can’t make a sound unless you want to be torn apart by some ugly ass monster. While the movie acts as though people know how to live a good life without dying, the reality is that most of us would be killed within the first month. (Or as many have figured on Twitter, their first fart.) Let’s face it we are creatures of habit and if we forget our cell phone or lose our electricity we have a complete meltdown. Here are a just a few reasons that you might die.
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No one could ever claim that the 1980s was the first decade to address the theory of time travel. As any steam punk aficionado would be happy to share, HG Wells put the idea to paper damn near a century before Ronald Reagan took office. No one could even claim that the idea itself hasn’t gone back to the days of cave dwelling.  If you can say that you wouldn’t go back in time to change at least once thing, you’re lying to yourself. For shame! All of that being said, when it comes to time travel, not many decades have done it as well as the 1980s. From The Terminator to Time Bandits to Back to the Future, and a dozen more, there are few silver screen flicks that bring back that sense of wonder, hope, and nostalgia that the 80s time traveling films carried along with them. Among those brilliant stories, and with no disrespect to Marty McFly, stand two of the most excellent dudes to ever surf the time stream: Bill S. Preston, Esq., and Ted “Theodore” Logan – You may know them better by their band name, Wyld Stallyns. In case that still isn’t ringing any bells, here’s a quick refresher. (more…)