We’re kicking off the Christmas season with two movies about killer snowmen. Well really they are one franchise about killer snowmen. We talk about Jack Frost and Jack Frost 2. Also Noah tells us how he gets into nerd arguments with strangers, we talk about Super Dark Times, The Punisher, and the news of Disney buying 21st Century Fox.
It’s here. The movie Marvel fans have been waiting for since the mid credits scene in the first Avengers movie is finally coming in May 2018. Avengers: Infinity War marks the end of what Marvel has been working towards for the last 10 years since Nick Fury waked out of the darkness and told Tony Stark he wanted to talk to him about the Avengers Initiative.
Whether you are over the superhero boom, was never into it, or are still in love with it as I am since 2000’s X-Men, you have to appreciate Marvel’s commitment to making this cinematic universe play out like it has. Rumors are we may be saying goodbye to some of our favorite heroes. My guess is that won’t happen until Avengers 4 in 2019.
Reports seem to be Marvel may forgo the serialized format for more stand alone films heading out of 2019 but I wouldn’t count on that as fact. I’m sure Marvel has plenty of surprises up their sleeve. I’m still holding on for a Slapstick/Sleepwalker crossover.
With the release of the Punisher series on Netflix we figured it was a good time to go back to The Punisher’s cinematic roots. In addition it’s always a good time to go back and check out the 1990 cinematic version of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Turns out these movies have a lot more in common than we thought. Since listener Allen asks the hard questions we also find out who is everyone’s favorite turtle is. We also talk about Baywatch, Robert Kirkman’s Secret History Of Comics, Event Horizon, and Colossal.
As a child of the NES and Aqua Net generation, I cut my cinematic teeth on the movies from Cannon Films and Orion Pictures like Masters of the Universe and Robocop. It’s my firm belief that the best action movies truly came from the 1980s. Certainly, they aren’t high brow or even have intelligent or coherent plot logic in many cases, but they were fun. So why am I mentioning these film studios and this rad decade when talking about Thor: Ragnarok, Marvel’s latest cinematic universe release?
The highlight for me for Daredevil Season 2 was the new vision of The Punisher. We had up till then 3 big screen versions of the deranged vigilante but none seemed to really connect with audiences. Many claimed they had softened up the character too much to reach a broad audience. For me when I heard him utter “You hit them they get back up. I hit them and they stay down.” I knew they had found the right tone for the character. It was no surprise Frank Castle would end up with his own Netflix series. We’ve seen a few teaser trailers but today the full length trailer hit the internet. It’s exactly what I wanted from a Punisher show. The Metallica music gets the tone perfect. What do you think?
It’s no secret that Deadpool emerged as one of last years biggest movies, showing that an R rated superhero movie can work and paved the way for the phenomenal Logan. And now that Deadpool 2 is well into production, fans are slathering to get any info they can on the Merc With The Mouth’s follow outing.
Today, Ryan Reynolds tweeted out an eerily familiar picture, featuring our first look at Zazie Beetz as mutant ass-kicker and sometime Deadpool love interest Domino.
From Marvel.com – “Domino is a mutant with the ability to subliminally and psionically initiate random telekinetic acts that affect probability in her favor by making improbable (but not impossible) things to occur within her line of sight, thus causing her to have “good luck” and her opponents to have “bad luck.” This phenomenon can be anything from an enemy’s equipment failure to hitting just the right switch with a stray shot to shut down an overloading nuclear reactor.”
A few weeks ago (I got busy) I rounded up a crew and we sat down to discuss not only the new Netflix series GLOW but also the recently released Spider-Man Homecoming. Joining me is Doug from The Last Horrorcast, Noah from Hero Unabridged, Michael from The Awesome 80’s Podcast, and Mike Patterson of being Mike fame. There is a spoilery section but we denote it in the show so feel free to listen without worry.
Music provided by The Fantastic Plastics.
We love ourselves some movies around here but we also love us some video games. Below are trailers just released for some new games coming out of E3 2017. Here is what we’re excited for. What are you excited for?
With Spiderman: Homecoming due out in just a few months, and with the wall crawler already well established in the MCU, Sony is riding high on the hype machine. And never one to let the momentum die, Sony announces a major casting decision in their Spider-verse.
Tom Hardy has officially jumped ship from the DC universe (Bane – The Dark Knight Rises) to join the Marvel world as fan favorite Eddie Brock, better known as Venom.
The movie will be a stand alone and may not feature Spiderman at all. Nothing is known plot wise about the movie, but we do know that Venom will be directed by Zombieland director Ruben Fleischer.
Hopefully Fleischer will bring the same amount of charm, fun and action to Venom that he did to Zombieland.
Eddie Brock/Venom was previously played by Topher Grace in the critically and fan panned Spiderman 3, directed by Sam Raimi.
It’s been awhile since we visited the trailer park so let’s get into it.
The first trailer for Thor Ragnarok was just released. I love it. I feel like it’s taking a cue from the Guardians Of The Galaxy with the flashy retro font and colors along with the music but I don’t care. I still love it. Plus we’re pretty much here on Planet Hulk. Can’t wait to see them battle it out. And Cate Blanchett looks amazing as Hela. We see that Loki will be ringside for the battle of Thor and Hulk. But what is not shown is what role Doctor Strange will play in the film. What do you think of the trailer? Are you excited?
The new Spider-Man Homecoming Trailer is here and is full of Vulture goodness. Michael Keaton seems to be on deck to become one of my favorite villains in the MCU. Which is really no surprise. Looks like we’re going to get a lot of action. I can’t wait for July 7th!
Well, here you go. In addition to our regular episode this week, enjoy an hour or so of Doug and Bryan nerding out over Logan.(Scott makes an appearance at the end.) Be warned that this is VERY heavy on the spoilers.
While Logan is being hailed as one of the best Comic Book movies of all time (after the abysmal X-Men Origins and The Wolverine), it seems that our hopes of getting Hugh Jackman as Wolverine one more time to pair with Ryan Reynold’s Deadpool is D.O.A. However, that simply wont stop Mr. Pool from taking another swipe at the Australian actor.
Paired with Logan, Fox drops one of the best teaser trailers ever right into our collective laps to hype up the Deadpool sequel that begins shooting May 1st in Vancouver, Canada. The trailer is rife with in jokes, meta humor and even gag straight out of Marvel’s long time rival, DC Comics. Plus, there’s even something for the ladies! (Or the guys, we don’t judge!)
Check out the teaser below. Deadpool 2 is slated for sometime in 2018.
We’ve been getting lots of really good trailers for upcoming movies that I am super excited for. At the top of that list is Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2. I had no idea who the Guardians even were even though I have been reading comics since I was young. The space adventures just never excited me. But the first trailer for the first movie caught me. I was excited to see what would probably be just an okay movie. Was I wrong. I LOVED the first movie. It’s probably my favorite out of the Marvel films. I always tell people leaving the theater I felt like I did the first time I watched Star Wars.
Now with Vol. 2 coming my excitement is hardly containable. Add to this already great cast Kurt Russell then guess what? I’m predicting a 5 time watch at the theater alone. In this new trailer we get to see more of the colorful world we’ll be venturing into this time around and we get the confirmation that Kurt Russell is in fact Peter’s father. May can’t come soon enough.
Apparently there was some type of sporting event last night that a lot of movie studios spent a lot of money to advertise during. Below are some of my favorites that I watched later last night off YouTube.
John Wick 2
We see John Wick taking on the 50 Shades Of Grey franchise in their trailer. I know which one I’ll be seeing this Valentine’s Day.
Pirates Of Caribbean
The latest trailer for this summer’s new Pirates movie. Not a whole lot new but some cool looking action shots and of course Johnny Depp being Captain Jack.
The first of the superhero trailers I got excited about. I’ve been excited for this movie since the first trailer. I’m hoping it keeps it going. This sees more of X23 doing her thing and a few shots of Caliban and some all out action. I’m excited.
Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2
Probably my most anticipated movie of 2017. I loved the first one so much. This looks like it’s going to be a lot of fun. The awesome thing is that a new poster was released yesterday too and it’s pretty awesome:
A little more of Mantis and maybe the idea that Yondu officially joins the team?
Stranger Things Season 2
And of course the next season of Stranger Things which hits at Halloween time this Oct and it looks like we’re taking a GIANT jump forward as far as the level of the story. Giant Lovecraft monsters and kids dressed up as Ghostbusters. Heck yeah!
Well we’re back again with some fun trailers that have been released recently that I’m super excited over.
First up is the new trailer for LOGAN. I’m super excited by this movie and I hope I don’t get let down. We haven’t had a GREAT Wolverine movie yet. THE WOLVERINE was good but it could have been great. After the first trailer I was optimistic about LOGAN and this trailer really has me excited for it. Has a good tone to is. Are you excited? Check it out.
Next up is the new trailer for POWER RANGERS. I’ll admit I really have no emotional attachment to the Power Rangers series. I thought the dark fan trailer that came out awhile back was pretty cool looking and an interesting idea. This I’m not so sure but part of me really wants to love it. We’ll see.
And lastly here we get a look at COLASSAL which is a kaiju movie with Anne Hathaway as someone who discovers she can control a giant monster on the other side of the planet. Still not sure about this but it could end up being good. Or not.
Ever since it was announced that Marvel and Sony had struck a deal to bring Spider-Man into the Marvel Cinematic Universe people wondered what would his fist solo movie entail. Well we’ve been waiting since Civil War premiered. Now we’re here. Some fun shots of The Vulture in costume and a pretty creepy line from Michael Keaton delivered in perfect bad guy mode. Can’t wait to see it this July. What about you?
James Gunn posted on Facebook that the trailer for Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2 has become the biggest trailer debut for Marvel Studios yet.
I have watched the trailer at least ten times since it debuted online on Saturday. Guardians was a surprise hit for me as I knew nothing about the team other than they had been in a Marvel coming at some point in history. So when I went in with no expectations I was not expecting to leave the theater with a new favorite movie in my top 5 of all time.
I told a friend once that I felt like I did the first time I watched Star Wars as a kid. He was surprised but for me I just knew this was something special and I was hoping that it being connected to this bigger Marvel Cinematic Universe would not eventually drag the franchise down and making it fall in line with all the others. Don’t get me wrong I am a big MCU fanboy but this feels like something different. Something special. I just didn’t want that shiny wearing off when you have guidelines to fulfill when it has to fall in line with the other films.
Well this trailer looks like Gunn and company are still going full steam ahead on doing their own fun filled space adventure. I can’t wait to check it out next summer. Have you checked it out yet?
Moviemaking is hard. There are a lot of forces that have to combine in just the right way for you to be successful. To get a cast and crew together requires a hundred schedules to sync. You need equipment. You need film. You need time and patience. If you’re working on an established property, as they were in this movie, you need the rights to the property and all the individual characters. Most importantly, if you’re going to get anywhere, you need money.
But what actually killed Roger Corman’s The Fantastic Four? WAS it money? Was it the film’s quality (or lack thereof)? Was it the closed door Hollywood forces that be? Could it have been Avi Arad? The answer is maybe all of the above.
In the same vein of The Death of Superman Lives: What Happened?, Doomed! takes a look behind the scenes of the 1994 movie and where it all went wrong. Through interviews with the cast and crew –most of whom have a shoulder shrugging, water under the bridge attitude about the whole experience– the filmmakers unravel the death of the Fantastic Four almost like a murder mystery.
To look at the footage that is shown, it feels really obvious that this was never going to work. (Even the actors began to have their doubts the further into production they got.) To be fair though, it was a different time. The superhero movie was still not the money shoveling juggernaut it is today, and with the exception of Batman, the genre was still not being taken seriously. That said, wait for the limo scene, because…damn. You’ll know it when you see it.
If you’re interested in moviemaking, this one is worth a look. (If for no other reason than as a lesson on how not to let Hollywood screw you over.) Comic book fans might enjoy it as a way to either feel sadness or elation at the movie’s ultimate demise.
For those of you who want to make the effort, the finished product of the movie is available around, because that’s what the internet does. If you have seen it, let us know if it’s any good. I mean, bright blue spandex aside, it HAS to be better than Fan4stic. Right?
Doomed! The Untold Story of Roger Corman’s The Fantastic Four is out now in time for the holidays on DVD/Blu-ray.