Much is owed to Joss Whedon. He gave us Buffy the Vampire Slayer, he gave us Firefly, and with only his second film as director, he gave us The Avengers. Of course, The Avengers would have been a success without Whedon, but how big of a success would it have been? And would the film have been as good if not for Whedon’s wicked sense of characterization and awesome quips? I doubt it. Whedon held a lot of sway on the Marvel Cinematic Universe, from The Avengers through other Phase 2 films, the hiring of James Gunn for Guardians of the Galaxy, the launch of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., and finally last summer’s Avengers: Age of Ultron. But now, Whedon says he’s done. Like, DONE done. (more…)
Ant-Man may have marked the end of Marvel‘s Phase Two, but now that everything is released on video, including the the limited edition, Amazon exclusive, Phase Two Blu-Ray box set, it really feels like we’re officially in Phase Three. Before you know it, we’ll be posting articles and reviews about the newly released Captain America: Civil War, talking about how amazing it was. But life is too short to be rushing into Phase Three. Let’s take a moment first to enjoy some of the moments in Phase Two. Especially as some new material and sneak peeks into the future were just released with the Amazon exclusive Blu-Ray set. Perhaps the most exciting new material is a deleted scene from Avengers: Age of Ultron where Thor and Vision have a prolonged fight. Let’s watch, shall we?
The Dr. Horrible’s Sing Along Blog gang got together last night at PaleyFest NY 2015 to talk all about how that magical web series happened. It was a fan’s paradise with Joss Whedon, Nathan Fillion, Felicia Day, and Neil Patrick Harris all together on one stage for an hour of manic discussion. Check out the video below. (more…)
With just a couple of days left until the October 2nd DVD/BluRay release date for Joss Whedon‘s Avengers: Age of Ultron one would expect Marvel/Disney to ramp up their massive marketing machine for one push at consumers. We’ve seen one gag reel already and now we’ve got another. Many of the actors during the press junket talked about how loose and fun Whedon keeps the set and now we’ve got proof. (more…)
Most people aren’t enamored with the concept of documentaries. The premise of spending 1-2 hours watching a program under the guise of educational exploration is lost on those who’d rather have their entertainment be anything but. It’s true, there is a time for learning and there is a time for entertainment. A good documentary, however, does both. A good documentary will hook you with a prospective topic – something you’re mildly curious about or something you never knew you’d be interested in – and takes you on an enlightening journey that expands your mind, all whilst leaving you feel entertained. No one truly likes spending time learning stuff, but everyone does like feeling like the smartest guy/girl in the room. A good documentary leaves you feeling smarter and more informed, with the least amount of effort from you as possible.
The following entries make up some of the best, fascinating, and nerd approved documentaries that you can watch right now on Netflix. So sit back, relax, and be prepared to learn some shit via your Television or streaming mobile device. (more…)
Around the time of the release of Avengers: Age of Ultron, there was a lot of discussion about what was left out of the movie. According to director Joss Whedon himself, the original cut was in the neighborhood of three-plus hours long, nearly an hour longer than the finished film that came out in theaters this past May. There was some nattering that Marvel Studios made Whedon make significant cuts, and there was more discussion about the a potential director’s cut coming with the Age of Ultron DVD and Blu-ray later this year, but Whedon begs to differ with all of that. In fact, at San Diego Comic Con last weekend, he denied everything. (more…)
As the convention hall doors prepare to close on another sensory-overload edition of the most media-heavy nerd gathering in the known universe, we here at NBHQ thought it would be wise to take a quick trip down Recent-Memory Lane by recapping some of the craziest, zaniest, and most mind-blowing-y moments of SDCC15. As with all forms of public opinion, this list is not meant to be all-inclusive or definitive, but simply a gathering of some of the cool stuff that transpired. Enjoy!
SDCC would not be complete without a healthy dose of Joss Whedon. The creator of Buffy, Firefly, Dr. Horrible and Dollhouse, and the director of two Avengers movies treated fans to a concentrated panel of everything Whedon. He discussed his upcoming projects in the comic book world and expounded, quite eloquently, on the meaning of life. (more…)
You might think that Marvel Cinematic Universe’s Guru Kevin Feige might have had some snarky remarks about Steven Spielberg‘s Jurassic World taking the Opening Weekend Crown away from Joss Whedon‘s Avengers, but as it turns out, and most of us already knew, Feige is a stand up guy. He’s usually too busy handling Marvel’s movies to take shots at other franchises. So when the Opening Weekend Crown was passed, Feige sent his congratulations in this manner. (more…)
We knew it was coming, how could the folks behind How It Should Have Ended not take on the biggest movie of the summer? In fact, it seemed so big that HISHE have, for the first time, created multiple HISHE videos for Joss Whedon‘s Avengers: Age of Ultron. Here’s part one.
Oh.. and for those of you wondering.. the SPOILER WARNING is kinda implied. I mean how could there not be spoilers in this video? C’mon.