The schedule for the 2014 San Diego Comic Con International has been released, and so this week GeekScholars Movie News dives into its contents, revealing which panels are not be missed, what people can expect from the major studios attending, and which films appear conspicuously absent from the event. Find out more after the jump! Continue reading →
GeekScholars Movie News is absolutely filled with interesting discussion this week, as the hosts tackle topics in a variety of impending film projects. First, the crew weighs in on Rian Johnson (Looper) being tapped to direct Star Wars: Episode VIII, and overseeing writing on Star Wars: Episode IX. Hit the jump to hear what exciting rumors are discussed in the show as well. Continue reading →
Disney/Marvel and Netflix have confirmed that four new Marvel Series are coming to Netflix and will be filming in New York City. Gov. Cuomo and Walt Disney Co. CEO Robert Iger will hold a joint press conference today for the big announcement. So what are we thinking – Daredevil, Punisher, Black Panther and who would the fourth be? I think the first three would be almost a lock although they may be a little too similar to each other. I’d like to see a Black Widow/Hawkeye show.
It is nice watching a Superhero franchise where I don’t know much about the hero. Yeah I’m an old school Marvel Fan Girl – can’t stand the Marvel Now stuff, but I never got into Thor. The only thing I know about this character is the mythology they have built in the films. I thought the first Thor was the surprisingly good and the best film out of the first Phase 1 series of movies.
It’s been a long winding road, but the lawsuits have been settled and now Marvel’s Cinematic Universe: Phase One – Avengers Assembled,10-Disc – 6-Movie Collection is now available in stores! This limited edition collection includes stunning Blu-ray 3D™ and Blu-ray™ presentations of Marvel’s “The Avengers,” “Captain America: The First Avenger” and “Thor,” as well as Blu-ray™ versions of “Iron Man,” “Iron Man 2” and “The Incredible Hulk” in exclusive collectible packaging supplemented by prop reproductions and artifacts from the motion pictures! The set includes exclusive inside look at Marvel’s Iron Man 3 and other films from Phase Two of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but another special bonus disk. What no movie money? The retail value is $219 dollars, but Amazon has it on sale for $149. That is about $25 a movie. I gotta say, I don’t want the stupid case, but this set is intriguing and tempting.
Spider-Man must lead his team of teen heroes against the greatest assembly of super villains the world has ever seen—The Sinister Six! Season Two of the hit series, ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN, continues as Spidey helps White Tiger come to terms with her powers as she’s being tracked by a villain from her past – KRAVEN THE HUNTER!
Phineas and Ferb – one of Disney’s most popular animated shows with tweens – will be crossing over with some of Marvel’s most popular superheroes next summer on The Disney Channel.
In Phineas and Ferb: Mission Marvel, Spider-Man and three of The Avengers (Iron Man, Thor and The Incredible Hulk) are dragged into the Phines and Ferb universe – minus their powers! Which is problematic because some of their greatest villains – Red Skull, Whiplash, Venom and M.O.D.O.K – have also come along for the ride.
For more details, check out the official press release following the jump.
There were more details on the upcoming Marvel Cinematic Universe: Phase One – Avengers Assembled Blu-ray Set including released today, including brand new box shots! In addition, Entertainment Weekly has debuted the poster for ITEM 47, a Marvel One-Shot Fan Experience, which will be given away following an Exclusive Premiere Screening at San Diego Comic Con later this week! Check it out, here: http://insidemovies.ew.com/2012/07/11/item-47-poster-exclusive/. Take a gander.
I saw this movie the night before it opened and wanted to wait a few days before putting pen to paper. Or what’s the equivalent phrase for typing on my keyboard? It is almost impossible to write this review without comparing The Amazing Spider-Man to Raimi’s trilogy. All I will say is I absolutely loathed most of the first one (Green Goblin and Web Swinging scenes are just horrible), loved the 2nd and didn’t think the 3rd one was nearly as bad as everyone says.
This week on GeekScholars Movie News, presented by Eclipse Magazine, we start off with a whole bunch of Star Trek 2 rumors. Which villain is Benedict Cumberbath playing? Are old original series cast members returning? And what alien races might we see?
After that, you may have heard about a little movie called The Avengers. Listen to our glowing reviews with our special guest, honorary GeekScholar Nelson, a lifelong comic book aficionado. During the show, you’ll get a completely spoiler-free discussion of the movie, but, if you’ve already seen The Avengers, listen to our special bonus post-show conversation where we geek out properly. Just be warned- there be TONS of spoilers during that segment, after the credits.
Of course, as always, we have a few fun quickies to discuss, as well as our look ahead to next weekend’s box office.
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The Epix channel is turning into quite a cool little entertainment platform. This weekend, April 27 – 29, you can watch Thor and Captain America for free – as long as you sign up for a 14-day trial and catch the world premiere of a brand new documentary “The Stan Lee Story” about Stan “The Man” Lee (creator of the majority of Marvel’s characters) – who did give me permission to still his famous Excelsior! The documentary premiered April 27th, but I’m sure you can catch a replay. You can get Epix on your local cable systems, on the web and they have an app available for Xbox 360 (not sure about PS3.) Hurry and register to catch your free viewing of Captain America and Thor. It still amazes me that one man created all of these amazing characters. Here is a taste of the great one’s new documentary.