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Iron-Man3

While I’ve always been a fan of the Iron Man comic books, the movies have always left me a bit cold – even the first one, that everyone seems to love. So I can’t say that I was eagerly anticipating Iron Man 3, nor can I say I was really disappointed with it. It started off surprisingly well but just kept getting worse.  Iron Man 3 is will be available on Blu-ray/DVD Sept 24th, the Digital HD version is available now.

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Grade: D

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Atwell

While Captain America crashed in Captain America: First Avenger – to reappear decades later – life went on for those whom he’d left behind. In particular, Peggy Carter carried on to help the forerunner of S.H.I.E.L.D. get established. When Iron Man 3 comes to home video (HD Digital and HD Digital 3D on September 3; 3D BD, BD, DVD, Digital Copy, On Demand: September 24, 2013), Agent Carter, once again played by Hayley Atwell, will be the subject of the accompanying Marvel One-Shot: Agent Carter.

For more details follow the jump for the official press release.

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Iron-Man 3 Blu-ray

Iron-Man 3 is coming to Blu-ray September 23rd. While I hated the 3rd act and how the movie eventually ended, I enjoyed the first 90 minutes while I was watching it. The Blu-ray package is coming in several flavors -including a super 3D all you can eat Combo Package (Sept 24th) and the HD Digital and HD Digital 3D (Sept 3)- when is Disney going to start supporting Ultraviolet? Extras include:

  • Exclusive Behind-The-Scenes Look – Marvel’s Thor: The Dark World—Experience the spectacular new worlds, unforgettable characters, and pulse-pounding thrills of the upcoming blockbuster movie.
  • Marvel’s Iron Man 3 Unmasked—Join cast and crew for a crash course in epic movie-making, Marvel style.
  • Gag Reel
  • Deleted & Extended Scene,
  • Audio Commentary—With Drew Pearce & Shane Black,
  • and more…

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Lots covered in this week’s episode of the GeekScholars Movie News podcast, starting with some literary adaptations! The hosts discuss the news that Michael Fassbender and Natalie Portman are gearing up for a new adaptation of Macbeth, and Kenneth Branagh will direct a live adaptation of Cinderella with Cate Blanchett as the evil stepmother, and Downton Abbey’s Lily James in the title role.

After that, the crew votes Thumbs Up/Thumbs Down on a variety of film news updates from the past week! To see what topics we included, hit the jump [click to continue…]

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Iron Man 3 Movie Review

Many argue that without the staggering critical and box office success of the first Iron Man movie, there would be no Marvel Universe, as we know it. However, when last I checked Spider-Man and the X-Men movies gave Marvel the confidence and financial resources to go off and build this franchise. Now Iron Man returns to kick off the aptly named Wave II of Marvel movies that eventually concludes with another Avengers movie.

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Grade: C

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Just Sittin' Around

Marvel Studios continues to create ambitious, successful superhero movies with Iron Man 3 – the best of Tony Stark’s solo adventures to date. This time out, Stark is suffering post-traumatic stress disorder as a result of having his world upended in The Avengers – leaving him vulnerable both physically and emotionally.

While Iron Man 3 isn’t (quite) the movie that The Avengers was, it is an outstanding superhero movie that develops aspects of Tony Stark/Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.) in very human ways – thus anchoring the superhero exploits to a very relatable human being.

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Grade: A+

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Blockbuster movie season is officially here!

The GeekScholars Movie News podcast kicks off May 2013 by giving a quick snapshot of all the major releases, including what they are excited about, which ones they’ll personally skip, and their predictions for how each film will fare on Rotten Tomatoes. For April, the GeekScholars were only off by about +/- 5 points, so listen in to hear what they have to say about:

  • Iron Man 3
  • The Great Gatsby
  • Star Trek Into Darkness
  • Fast & Furious 6
  • The Hangover Part III
  • Epic
  • Before Midnight
  • After Earth
  • Now You See Me

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