Doiner has been writing reviews, cutting promos and writing whatever comes to mind since 2009. In 2010 alongside Drunken Zombie became the 2010 Splatcademy Award Winners for Best Horror Podcast. In early 2012 he made Head Writer. 2016 saw the closing for Drunken Zombie, now starts a new journey with Krueger Nation Horror Podcast, and Geek-Nerdery. To be continued…
As of writing this Avengers: EndGame hasn’t come out yet but I do have a few theories, if you will… Copy and Paste writers have said, someone will die in EndGame some say Stark and others say Captain America. If Stark didn’t die in Infinity War he’s not going anywhere. As for Capt. I do like the theory of him going back to his own timeline. Maybe then we can see a sequel to The First Avenger, but! I still want that Bucky-Capt team up movie. I’m guessing Thanos will be facing off against Captain Marvel, should be a good fight but I hope the prelude has the Avengers we know and love take on Thanos one more time before Captain Marvel jumps in to save the day.
I know that time travel will be a big part of EndGame but I don’t know what for. Are they going back to stop Thanos before getting any Infinity Stones or going back to get their fallen friends to help defeat Thanos and army? So many questions… Also I hope Deadpool isn’t in this film, Deadpool fans are like CM Punk fans, take that as you will. Hugh Jackman has said he’s done with Wolverine but I don’t think he is maybe just maybe he finds a way into EndGame.
Also, if Marvel wants to reboot the MCU Civil War II would be the perfect story. Make Carol Danvers heel. Hawkeye kills the Hulk, Captain America could be working for Hydra and Stark trying to keep everyone together… And Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. is worth watching, sure the first couple seasons are rough but season three is where it gets good.
There you have it 10 Years of the MCU through my eyes. Now I’ll leave you with my Top Five MCU films.
When I’m ask what is my favorite MCU movie I always say, Captain America: Civil War. The Civil War storyline I hold in high regards because when I got back into reading comics I was thrown into the Civil War story and loved everything about it. Captain America vs Iron Man on the big screen was like WrestleMania. And out of every MCU film Civil War feels like a comic book come to life.
I was surprised how much I liked Doctor Strange the character was portrayed very well and kept to the comic material… Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 was a disappointment and didn’t hold up to the first film. The film had Kurt Russell in it and it was still bad. I don’t have high hopes for Volume 3.
Send the hate mail to Wolford because I hated Spider-Man: Homecoming… I think Tom Holland is a bit to young to play the Web Slinger. Sure not rehashing the Uncle Ben story was a nice change but I’m a Andrew Garfield guy. His appearance in Civil War was good, like Ant-Man put him with a team of heroes and I’m fine with it.
Thor: Ragnarok has grown on me over time, my first thought was it’s cartoonish but I grew to like it after each viewing. Comedy Thor is a good change, if you will.
I skipped Black Panther completely. I was told how good it was and I needed to see it but it was just another filler movie for me. But I did finally buy the Blu and it’s a solid film, lots of action and fight scenes. Some say it’s the live action Lion King but I digress.
Avengers: Infinity War… The only film I’ve seen sitting in the front row of a theater because every other seat was nWo Sold Out! Being that close I’ve missed a lot of stuff, after a while your neck starts to hurt looking up so much. But after buying the Blu it was an okay Avengers film, I could’ve done without all the Gamora backstory but Red Skull came back, that was Massive!
Ant-Man and the Wasp, no thanks. And now that leads me to Captain Marvel or as I said when buying the tickets, one for Ms. Marvel please. This film was set in the nineties it was kinda overkill. Don’t get me wrong hearing Nirvana on the screen got my pumped, but that NIN shirt kinda cringey. Captain Marvel was okay, would I see it again? Not for a very long time. It had decent action and humor. But I didn’t take anything away from seeing it. And having the Skrull army being a babyface killed any chance of a Secret Invasion movie. From what I can remember both Kree and Skrull are heels.
Iron Man 3 my favorite of the sequels. Mainly because the Mandarin, sure he didn’t turn out to be the villain I wanted towards the end but first half of the film was really good and we got a Pepper Potts in a iron suit, can you say Rescue? Thor: The Dark World was a fantastic follow up, finally Thor vs creature monsters and evil elf’s. When I think of a Thor movie this is what I want from a Thor movie.
Captain America: The Winter Soldier is probably on everyone’s top five MCU movie list but not mine… Don’t get me wrong it’s a great movie but not a great comic book movie. It’s a spy thriller simple as that… Guardians of the Galaxy was a fun movie, but Batista was in it. See, I have this thing about wrestlers in movies where they’re not portraying a wrestler. I still think The Rock isn’t all that good at acting. Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle was good but you know he was the star in DOOM right? And those Fast movies are all out of wack.
Now we get to the least fan favorite MCU film and one of my top fives, Avengers: Age of Ultron. The opening scene is fantastic! That splash page shot when everyone is in the air posing how can you not get hyped for what’s about to come. It’s been said Joss Whedon had his reins pulled in and didn’t make the movie he wanted. I don’t see it, every time I watch AOU it’s solid. I wouldn’t change a thing but if I had to nitpick, make Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch mutants and have that Children of the Atom story playing in the background.
As I stated in my Phase One review Ant-Man was just a filler movie, I didn’t enjoy it all that much. I like Scott Lang but in a group setting, by himself he has no one to feed off of.
This isn’t a breakdown of every MCU film in a traditional way but how I saw each film and what I think about them…
In 2008 I was sitting in a theater watching Iron Man thinking this is like every other comic book movie I’ve seen like Spider-Man or X-Men. Iron Man wasn’t bad but it’s been years since I’ve rewatched it. That same year The Incredible Hulk was released before hand I read the novelization and I loved it but the scenes I read and loved wasn’t in the film but I gave it a pass because Louis Leterrier did the character right and is probably the only best Hulk film I will ever get. HULK (2003) is a dumpster fire.
Iron Man 2 is my least favorite MCU movie that’s not named Ant-Man, or Ant-Man and the Wasp because those are just filler. But I like Paul Rudd but in a group setting.
Thor, and Captain America: The First Avenger I waited for the Blu-Ray to drop. Thor is an odd film, it’s very slow to me. It didn’t get good until the fight with the the Destroyer. It’s like the film is playing in reverse. With The First Avenger I was really really hesitant because I know Chris Evans from Fantastic Four, he was the Human Torch. You can’t play two superheroes! But was I wrong. The First Avenger is where I started to think if Marvel keeps this up nothing can stop them. Evans is and always will be Steve Rogers / Captain America to me.
Avengers… or as some people call it Marvel’s Avengers. Seeing all these characters together on a big screen was a event and didn’t disappoint. I saw it in theaters twice. I thought the story was good having Loki being the villain and I’m down having Hawkeye being brainwashed… My only problem with Avengers came from the marketing because I probably seen the trailer play after every other commercial. Marvel wanted to make sure you knew this film was coming out.
The 2019 death toll is racking up pretty quickly, yesterday I found out director John Carl Buechler passed away. He directed my all time Friday the 13th film, Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood. Earlier this year Jim “The Anvil” Neidhart and Gene Okerlund also passed…
We all have our favorites maybe they came from film, music, sports, or a public figure. Maybe you have been watching them for years or even decades and to this day you still miss these people you only know from their roles or TV exposer. With that said, and putting family aside I sure do miss Rowdy Roddy Piper and Dusty Rhodes two great talkers and storytellers and I miss seeing them on WWE television or being interviewed in general. I would love to hear what Dusty has to say about his son Cody and all the independent work he’s been doing from ALL IN, AEW, and Double or Nothing. Having a Piper’s Pit with someone like Broken Matt Hardy or Ronda Rousey their interactions with him would be priceless.
Linkin Park was a band I was listening to in high school. Songs like My December, Crawling, In the End are classics to me and not having Chester Bennington around to make more is a damn shame.
Heath Ledger is another person. He was white hot after The Dark Knight and could have any role he wanted. His Joker is iconic and just think how DC would be today if Ledger made a couple more movies as the Joker. DC might not be in the slump it’s in today.
Kurt Cobain… Nirvana… Greatest band to ever played! If the rockstar fame wasn’t there maybe Cobain would still be here today. I would love to hear what he would’ve come up with in the post grunge era. Closest we ever got to anything new came from their best of album Nirvana (2002) with the single You Know You’re Right. And I can’t forget their 2004 box set With The Lights Out had some awesome demos and early recordings.
If Nirvana was still around maybe we wouldn’t have gotten the Foo Fighters or Eyes Adrift. But I do think Cobain would’ve left Courtney, but that’s just fantasy booking…
Rumors are running rampant online with every major and copy and paste wrestling news site putting their input on all theses AEW “signings” or “in talks” rumors, I’m just getting tired of it.
Best part about all this is the memes coming from Facebook groups. Like, AEW is just a T-shirt company or my favorite, Hope AEW signs Triple H. As of wrestling this a picture of Chris Jerchio and Batista was posted online and those sites says Batista in talks with AEW… Got all that by a picture…
When’s Double or Nothing is said and done and none of these big names sign with AEW… and I told you so! Oh! and to who Cody will be facing at Double or Nothing, it’s CM Punk and you can bank on that.
Last year for my birthday I received Wrestling Playset (Style B), you may have seen these in your locale dollar store. Mine has been sitting in my closet since I got it but tonight I pulled it out and opened it.
You get two figures, four accessories like a guardrail, ladder, trash can, and construction cone. Even the ring has a center logo that says Extreme Championship Wrestlers. The turnbuckles are kinda small and ring posts have that cheap plastic, it may break if you put too much tension on it.
I can see this as a good alternative and at a dollar store price, I’m guessing $5 or $10 isn’t bad. I may have to visit my dollar stores more often for these kind of wrestling playsets.
Mean WOO! by God, Gene Okerlund passed away at the age of 76.
I remember creating my own backstage interview segments or post match interviews with my LJN Mean Gene. And every time Gene would be interviewing Hogan I would always say, Let me tell you something Mean Gene.
This morning I saw on Facebook that the first trailer for Avengers: Endgame got dropped. After a few viewing throughout the day here’s what I have to say.
I’m liking what I saw… To me it felt like Avengers: AoU because how bleak it was. Stark talking about dying floating in space, I can see him getting Rescue[d]. Capt. is clean shaven and is worried about the future and I got all electrified when he gave his “Not sure what to do if it doesn’t work” speech. A down and out Steve Rogers fighting to survive, it can get nasty.
Hawkeye or Ronin both good characters in the comics. I don’t mind the costume change. Barton slice and dicing probably mad his family disappeared in the snap.
So! GOTG wasn’t highlighted much in the trailer and no tears over that. Scott Lang returns, how nice. Hopefully we find out how he excepted the Quantum Realm.
Thor, Banner not much to them in the trailer I hope A:EG isn’t focused on Thor like the last film. And! If you seen the set photos and the dirt sheets talking about time travel, not a fan. Don’t want to relive Marvel’s Avengers all over again. Could come out as a What If? story.
So what do you think of the trailer, comment below with your fan theories or fantasy bookings. Massive!
It’s being reported that Tom Billington better known as the Dynamite Kid has passed away today on his 60th birthday.
Dynamite was one half of the tag team duo the British Bulldogs along with Davey Boy Smith. The Bulldogs won tag team gold at WrestleMania 2 defeating The Dream Team (Valentine and Beefcake).
My favorite memories of Dynamite came from the Bulldogs vs. Hart Foundation from the 80’s. Their tag matches were stiff and brutal. It wasn’t until later in life when I watched Dynamite in Japan. His bouts with Tiger Mask were legendary.
Back in 2013 Highlights got the opportunity to sit down with Billington to talk about his career and his thoughts on the Benoit murderers.
I finally bought A Nightmare on Elm Street collection on Blu-Ray. I owned all those movies in the past on VHS and only got around to buying the first and fourth movies on DVD.
My main reason to buying this collection is to have A Nightmare on Elm Street Part 4: The Dream Master on Blu-Ray. The DVD copy I have is really grainy but after watching the Blu the picture is so clear and the sound is top notch. Specially when Running from this Nightmare kicks in.
The extras for the Dream Master are short and sweet. A handful of featurettes looking at Freddy’s makeup, chest and meatball face effects and interviews with director Renny Harlin, Robert Shaye, and KNB founding member Howard Berger. If you seen The Elm Street Legacy you probably heard those stories before.
I keep thinking there’s some kind of uncovered information about The Dream Master but there never is. I have the same problem with The Punisher (1989) and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1990). Just give me that special edition Blu that I always wanted and call it a day. Now I can put The Punisher to bed, because Umbrella Entertainment released a three cut with commentary and extras Blu. That’s all I need.
There’s a bonus disc that came with the Elm Street collection. Two episodes of Freddy’s Nightmares, handful of interviews with Wes Craven, Clive Barker, Rachel Talalay and many others who worked on the Elm Street franchise.
I’m happy with this collection. And just having a better quality of The Dream Master makes up for the $30 price tag. Also I didn’t get any 3-D glasses for Freddy’s Dead. The extras are fine but watch Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy for a rundown on every film.
The official trailer for Dark Phoenix dropped late last night on The Late Late Show With James Corden… From the looks of it FOX is going a bit darker with their X-Men franchise. And as always it’s Professor Xavier’s fault. Look for Dark Phoenix in theaters February 14, 2019.
Some are calling The Thing figure of the year and I have no argument about that… Late yesterday I noticed everyone on The Syndicate posting that Walgreens have released their exclusive Marvel Legends The Thing and Magik. And since then everyone have been toy hunting, even myself. I checked two Walgreens and the second time around I found what I was looking for.
The Thing is a heavy figure, not as heavy as a Hulkbuster but you can probably break a car window with Ben Grimm. The Thing comes with alternate hands and head. So you get two open hands and two fist. The heads one is showing teeth and other doesn’t. The articulation is good and it’s easy to swop parts.
I know I just a top five review but if I The Thing at the time I wrote that it would’ve made the list. So go out and get your today!