Movie Review: Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014) *MAJOR SPOILER WARNING*

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It’s hard to believe, given the run of quality that’s spoiled comic book fans over the last decade, that someone could make a film that so completely misses the target audience. I honestly thought films of the quality of Elektra and Batman & Robin were behind us. I was wrong. The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is not just a misstep; it’s a mind-boggling disaster of a film. In reaching to create a universe around the character, Sony has instead taken the very foundations of what it should have used to build and destroyed them. It is, quite simply, one of the worst comic book adaptations in recent years, and I want to reiterate that there are MAJOR SPOILERS to follow. Continue reading Movie Review: Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014) *MAJOR SPOILER WARNING*

Trailer Time: Star Wars Rebels Trailer #1 (Disney XD – 2014) MAY THE FOURTH BE WITH YOU!

It’s not long, but here’s your first official trailer for the next Star Wars saga, no not Episode VII, we’re talking Star Wars Rebels!  The heir to The Clone Wars will premiere on the Disney Channel with a movie-length pilot this fall and then movie to its regular slot on Disney XD.  No word on when yet, but most likely after the September publication of the first novel in the new EU: Star Wars A New Dawn, which will serve as a prequel novel for the series.  Enjoy, read the full series description below and MAY THE FOURTH BE WITH YOU!

“Star Wars Rebels” continues the epic tradition of the legendary Star Wars saga with all-new exciting, action-packed adventures. It is a dark time in the galaxy, as the evil Galactic Empire tightens its grip of power from world to world. As the series begins, Imperial forces have occupied a remote planet, ruling with an iron fist and ruining the lives of its people. The clever and motley crew of the starship Ghost is amongst a select few who are brave enough to stand against the Empire. Together, this ragtag group will face threatening new villains, encounter colorful adversaries, embark on thrilling adventures and become heroes with the power to ignite a rebellion.
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May the Fourth Be With You! Happy Star Wars Day!

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How are you celebrating Star Wars Day today? Later today will see the release of the first official trailer for the new Star Wars Rebels animated series and who knows what other announcements might pop up on this most joyous and geeky of holidays? I, personally, am paging through my LEGO Star Wars: The Visual Dictionary while humming variations of the Cantina theme. It’s early, ok?

2014 looks like a great year for Star Wars fans. We’ve already had the first casting announcement from Episode VII, production is under way on the sequel trilogy, we should hear about spin-off film plans, a brand new TV series begins in the fall, a brand new EU begins in the fall with the publishing of Star Wars: A New Dawn and that’s just the stuff I can think of in the middle of the night reading about LEGOS! A joyous fourth to all time killers everywhere, and whatever you do today, throw a little extra geek into the effort!