Monday, April 20, 2015
"Iron Man. That's kind of catchy!"
These movies not only missed what made the beloved superheroes so popular in the first place, they also forgot about making these into features that could stand on their own as good cinema. Now, Marvel Studios, with $525 million in financing from Merrill Lynch, was out to bring the characters they still had the film rights to in a way that would be both profitable and artistically successful. A similar previous effort to create a multitude of features based on their comic book characters in collaboration with Artisan Entertainment didn't yield much success, but this massive endeavor wound up finding some level of opulence, to put it very very lightly.
With The Avengers: Age of Ultron on the horizon, I think it's time to look back on the 10 movies the Marvel Cinematic Universe has created. Starting today, and all the way through April 29, I'll look at each of the films in this epic saga in a series of editorials entitled Make Mine Marvel and analyze the qualities, flaws and impact on pop culture at large of each individual motion picture. Join me, won't you, for an adventure that's gonna be loads and loads of nerdy fun!
Sunday, April 19, 2015
Saturday, April 18, 2015
With Friends Like These, Who Needs Enemies?
Friday, April 17, 2015
When The Stars Align
Thursday, April 16, 2015
Wednesday, April 15, 2015
The Witch Is Back
The Hollywood Reporter, to handle the notable superhero's first solo cinematic outing.
Monday, April 13, 2015
Fearful Following Frightens
Sunday, April 12, 2015
Saturday, April 11, 2015
Dare To Go Beyond Expectations
Friday, April 10, 2015
Welcome to a new bi-weekly column called When Good Songs Happen To Bad Movies, in which I look at pretty well done songs that just so happened to debut in more subpar features.
Adaptation Is The Sincerest Form of Flattery
A meta approach to a film or TV show or any piece of media is not uncommon, but it is unique for it to be embraced as heartily as it is by Adaptation, a 2002 Spike Jonze directed feature that goes absolutely all in when it comes to utilizing this style of storytelling. How exactly does the movie engage in a meta narrative you ask? Why, by focusing on an exaggerated version of the films screenwriter, Charlie Kaufman (Nicolas Cage).