To Infinity – Iron Man 3

Phase 2 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe got off to a rocky start. With the massive success of The Avengers, all future installments had to follow it up and answer the question: What happens now? Marvel Studios was on top of the world, but it was unstable ground, a foundation that could easily crumble if…

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To Infinity – The Avengers

The Avengers is the biggest success Marvel, Disney, and the entire comic book movie industry has ever seen. Directed by Joss Whedon of Firefly and Buffy the Vampire Slayer fame, The Avengers was the (first) end result of the shared universe experiment that Marvel Studios was attempting. This finally brought Iron Man, Thor, The Hulk,…

To Infinity – Captain America: The First Avenger

Why have so many people never seen this one? Captain America: The First Avenger is a perfect throwback and homage to the classic action adventure movies of the 80’s. You’d think it was made by Steven Spielberg and George Lucas themselves. It’s set during World War II, it has treasure hunting Nazis, and has the…

To Infinity – The Incredible Hulk

While this is usually the lowest on everyone’s list, this is still a very solid film. The locales are exciting and fresh, from the cramped alleys of Rio to the campus of Culver University to the streets of Harlem. Edward Norton’s meek, thin frame is the perfect juxtaposition to his alter ego, and the change…

Ready Player One – A (Mostly) Sincere Love Letter to all Nerd Culture

We are in a very strange era of entertainment. We live in a world where everything has basically become meta; self aware, chock-full of pop culture references and not just references but pop culture itself plays a vital role in the stories that are being told. Look at the likes of the Lego movies, Deadpool,…

Pacific Rim: Uprising – Double the action, half the fun

I am not sure what I wanted or expected from a sequel to Guillermo Del Toro’s Pacific Rim, but I am sure that it wasn’t this. Del Toro was replaced by Steven S. DeKnight for Uprising, and while that immediately disheartened fans of the first, I was still willing to give this a chance. I…