For a character that’s been dead since 1973 and outside of some clone shenanigans has never been resurrected, Gwen Stacy sure is popular these days. Probably much to known hater Tom Kelly’s chagrin, Gwen just launched a second title that she is headlining. After the break, a brief history of Gwen and a look (with possible spoilers) at Unbelievable Gwenpool #1.
It’s no secret around here that I love Spider-Man. (And for those that love Spidey too, I hope to update our Chronology soon…when Marvel stops publishing upwards of 50 Secret Wars titles a month.)
Unfortunately, I haven’t been so lucky in love when it comes to Spidey and the silver screen since 2007. We don’t talk about Spider-Man 3,Amazing Spider-Man was ok, but disappointing and it’s sequel was horrendous.
I look forward to seeing our new Spidey next year in Captain America: Civil War, but the real test will be what becomes of the next solo Spider-Man film in 2017. Hopefully with Marvel helping mix the web fluid we can get back to him being the greatest of them all.*
After the break, check out Everything Wrong With Amazing Spider-Man 2 In 13 Minutes Of Less.
While the announcement last night that all six parts of Star Wars will be available digitally by the end of the week is geektastic, the bigger picture here is that Disney and Fox are playing nice together. One of the biggest hurdles with any Star Wars re-release is that Fox own the rights to Episode IV, while Disney owns the rest. These major studios are not known to get along nor want to help each other out. But with the Sony/Marvel Spider-Man deal paving the way, these barriers seem to be coming down. And maybe this is the first step towards a blu-ray/digital release of the original trilogy in their original format and not Lucas Super Sized. (And maybe I’ll finally be able to get rid of my VHS copies of them…though I no longer own a VCR…) Continue reading Fox And Disney Now BFFs? Can We Speculate About Marvel Properties?
With Superhero movies becoming more and more popular and prevalent these days, it’s time to discuss the gender balance (or lack there of) we tend to see in such movies. We are familiar with the popularity of Batman, Superman, Spider-man, Ironman, Aquaman(? – if only to Watson), etc. But where do the female superheros fit in this male dominated franchise? With kick-ass characters like Wonder Woman, Supergirl, Blackwidow, and more…how have we failed to properly tip the scales so that movie goers are seeing equal representation on screen?
This week, I unveiled my Top 20 and bottom 20 movies. What about the other 105 flicks that made up the crazy list? For your browsing amusement, here is the ENTIRE list of 2014 movies viewed by Gabbing Geek film fan extraordinaire. Enjoy!
The best films of the year deserve much greater examination. For a full review of each film #1-10, check out my list.