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  Avengers: Endgame
Posted by: Mike on Apr 26th, 2019 Leave a Comment »

Avengers: Endgame Review

Avengers: Endgame

This is magical. Magical. Amazing. Incredible. This movie is so good that I’m writing a review of it. Have you been to this site lately? I haven’t even paid attention to it in years, it’s just running itself and collecting internet cobwebs, but I’m writing a review of this film to reiterate how incredible it is.

I’m a grown man. I’m almost 40 — Jesus, that’s horrible to write out and made me retch — and I wept during this film. Multiple times. At one point, I was so hysterical that I forced myself to laugh out loud at something, so the people around me wouldn’t think I was dying of hyperventilation.

I’ve never, in my entire life, cried so much at any movie, let alone one that’s an action film. The Notebook? Sure, I cried some. Not as much. When E.T. flew home and left Elliott? Yep, tears. For a minute. And I was 4 or 5 years old. Avengers: Endgame had me balling my eyes out for multiple minutes at a time, multiple times in the film.

Were they happy tears or sad tears? Both. There are some amazing happy moments, but there are some sad moments, too. A lot of the down points aren’t things I was prepared for. To save you from spoilers, I won’t talk about them anymore here. But they’re there. And there’s a lot of them.

I was worried going into the movie that 3 hours would feel long, but it didn’t. I think they used every moment of the full length for a purpose. Every minute felt like it was necessary to fulfill the story and to wrap up what many of us have invested the last 10+ years of our lives — and multiple hundreds of dollars — into.

It’s hard to talk about this film without spoiling anything. It was the first time I can remember leaving a theater and not wanting to talk about it on the way out to the car because I didn’t want to possibly spoil something for anyone waiting in the lobby to go into the theater after us. I know a lot of folks have been joking about not spoiling the film, and you shouldn’t. If you’ve seen it and know others are going to see it soon, don’t ruin it for them. Let them experience the happiness and sadness that you got to enjoy.

There aren’t enough words in the English language that mean the same thing as “amazing”, but here are most of them according to a thesaurus: awesome, fascinating, incredible, marvelous, prodigious, shocking, stunning, surprising, unbelievable, wonderful.

If you’ve invested even a single iota of yourself into following the Marvel Cinematic Universe since Iron Man way back in 2008, do yourself a favor and go see Avengers: Endgame before it gets spoiled for you.

  First Iron Man 2 Suit Shot
Posted by: Mike on May 7th, 2009 Leave a Comment »

Robert Downey Jr. and the rest of the Iron Man folks were out and about filming some scenes in public yesterday.  Someone was lucky enough to catch this shot of Robert Downey Jr. in half the Iron Man costume.  No details as to what the shot is, or what they were filming.  Though the much anticipated Scarlett in tight black leather has not surfaced on the internet, yet.  I give it another few hours.

Here’s the first shot from Iron Man 2 of Downey Jr. in the costume.

Robert Downey Jr. in Iron Man Suit

Robert Downey Jr. in Iron Man Suit

  Iron Man 2 Casting News
Posted by: Mike on Mar 12th, 2009 Leave a Comment »

We previously reported that Mickey Rourke would not be in Iron Man 2, due to an insultingly low salary offer.  Apparently, something changed his mind.

It was announced late yesterday afternoon, that the salary issue had been resolved, and Mickey Rourke will be playing the Russian villain.

My guess is that he finally realized being in this movie might lead to more Marvel movies, with bigger budgets, and bigger paychecks.

Also, rumor has it that Scarlett Johansson has officially been cast to replace Emily Blunt, as Black Widow.  At this point, this is still speculation, and has not been confirmed by the studio, or Scarlett’s reps.

  New Review: The Other Boleyn Girl
Posted by: Christine on Mar 16th, 2008 Leave a Comment »

Katy reviewed the semi-historical The Other Boleyn Girl starring Eric Bana, Natalie Portman, and Scarlett Johansson. She says,

The casting could not have been better! Johansson and Portman used every emotional resource available in battling it out for the kingdom and repairing the resulting damage of the family relationships. Bana was superb as the king who went through wives like most of us go through tissues.

Read Katy’s full review »

  Will It Bomb? 2/29/08
Posted by: Katy on Feb 29th, 2008 Leave a Comment »

Hello, kids! Today is February 29th! A rarity, since it only comes around every four years! How great is it that it falls on a Friday? That’s just in time for the weekend rush. What films are lucky enough to be released and hopefully find success on this Leap Year? Scroll on down and check it out!

Welcome to this week’s edition of WIB?!

Chicago 10 (Limited Release): The US was embroiled in a hotbed of controversy with the anti-Vietnam War protests at the 1968 Democratic Convention. This film focuses on and revisits the subsequent trial of a handful of men who had all fingers pointed at them for allegedly fueling the fire.
Will It Bomb? Considering this is a voting year, many of those who are politically minded will attend a screening. I think it’ll bring in a modest amount of money, since it’s in Limited Release.

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  Woody Allen is a Dirty Old Man
Posted by: Christine on Feb 8th, 2008 Leave a Comment »

As if Woody Allen’s obsession with Scarlett Johansson wasn’t creepy enough, he’s now cast her as a lesbian in his upcoming film Vicky Cristina Barcelona. The movie involves a lesbian scene with Penelope Cruz and a threesome with Javier Bardem and Penelope Cruz.

All I can say is ewwww.

Read more about it on Cinema Blend.

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