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.
It’s time to once again make ourselves feel dirty and ashamed of society as we look at the first three episodes of Black Mirror season 3. Join us as talk about the value of social popularity, spiders with human faces, and whether video yoga makes one sexy or not.
This week we take a look at two different sequels to the 1979 classic, Alien. Yes you read that right. We discuss the well known official sequel, Aliens as well as the 1980 unofficial “sequel” Alien 2: On Earth.
We also discuss clowns, Luke Cage, and Steak n’ Shake.
This week we take a look at a couple of films that have two things in common. One, they both have the same title and two, they both feature “legendary” stars. First is the 1953 House of Wax starring the one and only Vincent Price. Then, we watch a movie in which Paris Hilton takes a pole to the face. (No, not that one.)
Well, the spider fest is over, and to congratulate Bryan for sticking with it, he was allowed to choose the theme this week. He decided to select a couple of psychological thrillers starring Christian Bale. We take a very in-depth look at The Machinist [spoilers from 28:19-53:40] and American Psycho [spoilers from 1:15:30-1:36:15].
This week on the show we take a look at a couple of Spanish horror films, both released in 2007, and both of which Bryan and Doug had not seen. We start by discussing [REC], before having a spoiler filled discussion of Timecrimes (spoilers from 55:10-1:09:36).
Ho Ho Ho and Merry Christmas from from the TLH family. This week on our holiday spectacular we bring you zombie Santas from the Netherlands in Sint and old naked Santas from Finland with Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale.
After the break, we take in some listener mail, and discuss some non horror nerdery, including spoiler free Star Wars talk and the state of X-Men films.