Tag Archives: Marvel Studios

Avengers: Infinity War Review – 10 Years In The Making, Worth Every Penny

By Mike Reyes

This is the bat crack that the Marvel Cinematic Universe has been building up to since The Avengers first teased Thanos back in 2012, with Avengers: Infinity War sends the ball sailing out of the park and into the record books. 

The Marvel Cinematic Universe has grown into not only the gold standard for superhero movies, but also the wet dream for any studio looking to make long term investments with recursively incredible yields. It wasn’t overnight though, as ten years and 18 films helped shape that model that the world and fate of Marvel Studios’ current fortunes would depend on. So the fact that Avengers: Infinity War serves as a fantastical payoff to that stretch of road isn’t a surprise. Rather, the shock comes from how in a world of would-be cinematic franchises being killed almost as quickly as they’re created, the original player in the game can still make us all believe.

Spider-Man: Homecoming Review – The Best Spidey Film Ever, Full Stop.

By Mike Reyes

Thanks to Jon Watts’ sublime directing, and a cast that’s anchored by a fantastic hero and villain, Spider-Man: Homecoming does whatever a Spider-Man couldn’t do on the big screen.

It’s been a long damned road to Spider-Man: Homecoming. We got two great films out of the Sam Raimi / Tobey Maguire run, with one absolutely abysmal one that shut down the rumored seven film cycle they were attempting. And then there were two very mixed-up films by director Marc Webb, with Andrew Garfield making a great run as Peter Parker / Spider-Man. But neither of those runs could prepare me for Spider-Man: Homecoming, as this latest film did what the franchise has never done before: it made a superior adaptation of the Spider-Man mythos.

Grumpy Friday: East Coast Misses Out On Seeing Captain America Early

BY MIKE REYES

And now, a special rant from our resident Rageaholic, Manhattan Mike…

Fan Screening

It all started with this tweet last Thursday. The tweet pictured above, which was promised a week in advance, was supposed to hold the key to seeing Captain America: The Winter Soldier at an early “Fan Screening.” After being quick to the punch, I snagged a pass for two for a screening on March 20th (last night) in King of Prussia, Pa.  Excitement, naturally, commenced. Who wouldn’t get excited about scoring a pass to an upcoming movie early, especially this one?!