CRAFTING A TRAILER: HOW MARVEL DOES IT.

We look at how MARVEL balances telling the story, without spoiling it in their trailers.

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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…