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The hype leading up to the May 1st release of Avengers: Age of Ultron has been building steadily since the first footage of pitch-perfect James Spader‘s Ultron was shown last year. It’s no surprise really, considering the phenomenal, well-deserved success of Joss Whedon‘s first crack at Earth’s Mightiest Heroes. Still, with the exhilarating footage they’ve already shown us, it’s great to see that Marvel wasn’t content to just sit on their cash-stained hands and phone it in for the inevitably colossal sequel. To further pump us up for the new trailer’s release on Thursday during the premier of ABC‘s American Crime, those sly costumed bastards over at camp Marvel snuck a few exciting pieces of new footage into a brief teaser for us.
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This week’s episode of ‘Marvel’s Agent Carter’ seeks to wrap up a couple loose ends from the previous show “Bridge And Tunnel.” It does that well enough while also creating a couple new frayed edges to mull over: a brutal murder, some insight on our friend Jarvis, and a mostly self-contained plot concerning more of Howard Stark’s stolen goods. Or stolen “bads,” because some of the work Stark’s been doing are questionable endeavors at best. It just gets worse for Peggy and her butler bestie as they go another round of “The Better We Do, The Worse Things Get.” After the jump, we find out what I mean by that. Welcome to SPOILER-TOWN! (more…)

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Marvel’s ‘Agent Carter’ has been a highly anticipated mini-series for a long time now. Rarely has a supporting character from a movie garnered such high praise as to land a starring television vehicle. Off hand, I can’t think of one. Yet, there she was, Hayley Atwell, showcasing all of her brains, brawn and beauty in last night’s ABC double-episode premiere. It’s two episodes played out as one 2-hour debut, so that’s how I’ll review it. At first glance, does the show have what it takes to warrant a full second season? Was she better off left in tears over Captain America’s supposed 1940’s death scene? Let’s wonder no more, true believers, and dissect Marvel’s second play at making substantial waves on the small screen. (more…)

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Marvel have released the long awaited trailer for Ant-Man, which is nice, but those cheeky bastards have pulled a fast one on us. They released the trailer alright… they just made it incredibly tiny, or rather ant-sized! You can watch the trailer below, but unless you have access to some Pym Particles, you’re not going to be able to make out diddly squat.  (more…)

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Haley Atwell is set to reprise her big screen role of Agent Peggy Carter is ABC’s new miniseries, Marvel’s Agent Carter on Tuesday, January 6th , 2015 at 9:00PM. The show will take place in Post WWII 1946,where Carter must strike a careful balance between office work for the Strategic Scientific Reserve and moonlighting to help Howard Stark and Edwin Jarvis against the forces of evil. That’s right folks; the best timeslot in television is being given to a historical miniseries starring a comic book heroine. Nerds, our prayers have been answered. (more…)

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There was once an idea about fairy tale characters making a life for themselves in the real world, struggling to get by in a strange and terrifying world that’s far, far different then the one they came from, and that idea was Fables. Kidding aside, it is also the idea behind Once Upon a Time, the weekly adventures of a bunch of fairy tale characters trying to make a life for themselves in a small Maine town called Storybrooke. Granted, the show is a great deal more Disney-oriented than Fables (see the current Frozen story arc), which is understandable given that Disney itself produces the show, so naturally one should expect more Disney characters with every new storyline. To wit, prepare to welcome a certain duplicitous half sea witch, half octopus to town. (more…)

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In a coup for 10-year-old me, it looks like ABC is looking to adapt the 1989 comedy hit Uncle Buck as a new multi-camera sitcom for debut sometime next season. This is part of an interesting trend lately of movie hits of the past becoming TV shows in the present, and it runs through various genres and time periods. Perhaps bolstered by the success of FX’s Fargo, and to a lesser extent Hannibal and About a Boy, there have been series or pilots ordered for shows based on 12 Monkeys, Big, and mostly recently, Rush Hour. (There was also talk of a Say Anything series, but Cameron Crowe put the kibosh on that). Perhaps TV shows based on movies will be the 2015/16 Tv season variation on comic book series. Good thing that ABC snapped up the rights to Uncle Buck early then… (more…)

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It’s been over four years since Lost ended its six season run on ABC, but as evidenced when Breaking Bad ended last year that there was still a lot of hurt feelings, and downright rage, about how showrunners Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse decided to wrap things up. Heck, it’s a good thing that How I Met Your Mother ended the way it did because it took some of the heat off Lindelof and Cuse. But just because there’s bad blood over how things ended, that doesn’t mean you can’t fall in love all over again. While reminiscing about the show, which debuted 10 years ago this year, Cuse says that it’s somewhat inevitable that sometime, somewhere, Lost and its mysterious island will be revisited once more. (more…)

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The Marvel Cinematic Universe and its cohesion with television and film has its fine line, sure. But it’s also very impressive in how it manages to represent their coexistence effectively. Whether it’s making a TV star out of Agent Coulson, who was once just relegated to cameos, or dropping Sif or Maria Hill into episodes of Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D.’, we’re always reminded that the worlds do collide in harmony. Well, if it ain’t broke, don’t beat it with an Infinity Stone, I always say. And because Marvel listens to me (huh??) let’s be prepared for an interesting appearance in the new season of ‘Agents.’ And by interesting, I mean retro. If you guessed Captain America, you’d be wrong. Close…but wrong. (more…)

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Frozen is not only one of the most popular animated movies of all time, it is one of the most popular movies of all time, period.  Between its message of true love between sisters and its catchy soundtrack, not to mention a stable of characters that were severely likeable, Frozen has grossed over $1.2bil worldwide and has received more awards than you can shake a carrot at.  Now that it has dominated the animated world, Disney is bringing a live action Elsa, Anna, and even Kristoff to the small screen in ABC’s Once Upon a Time and if these promos are an indication, Frozen will continue to win hearts over. (more…)