Category Archives: Marvel Cinematic Universe

Andy Serkis’s 10 Best Movies

Andy Serkis

Andy Serkis has to be given enormous credit.  It isn’t many (if any other) actors who can say they invented an entirely new way to act.  Serkis is the pioneer of motion capture acting, used before in film, but never to deliver the kind of performance the Serkis astounded audiences with when he brought Gollum to the big screen in The Lord of the Rings.  Continuing to develop, pioneer, and teach others in the use of the technique, Serkis went on to embody King Kong, Star Wars enigma Supreme Leader Snoke, and create in Caesar for the new Planet of the Apes trilogy a character that surpassed even Gollum in emotional depth and nuance.  This type of acting is becoming so common that it needs an Oscar category all its own, and Serkis long should have received a special recognition Academy Award for taking technology and using it to enhance acting not mask or diminish it.  He’s one of the most exciting actors that no one gives full credit to, but nearly everyone knows the characters he brings to life, and they’ll live on as long as movies do.

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Jessica Jones Season Two Trailer #1 (2018) *Alias Investigations Re-Opens*

Jessica Jones Season 2 was filmed back-to-back with The Defenders, so it’s no surprise that it looks like it’ll be the next foray into the MCU/Netflix-verse.  Season one of the show stands right next to Daredevil’s first season as the best of the Netflix series, but it also used Jones’ most powerful storyline and only real villain in David Tenant’s Killgrave.  It looks like season two will find Jones questioning how she got her abilities and, if I were to venture a guess, drinking a lot and throwing people through walls.  How many doors will Alias Investigations go through in season two when Jessica Jones Season Two premieres on Netflix on March 8, 2018?
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Black Panther International Trailers #1 & 2 (2018) “The King of Wakanda is Here!”

Black Panther is one of the most complicated characters in the Marvel Universe.  He’s a monarch to the most isolated and technologically advanced nation on earth.  He’s a religious leader.  He’s a super hero to the outside world, and he’s the bearer of a mantle that stretches back to the founding of his nation.  Avengers: Infinity War showed us how pivotal Wakanda is going to be to the fight against Thanos on Earth, and I’m so pleased that they’ve gone all out again, creating another unique corner of the Marvel Universe for us to discover even when we’re going to be 18 films into the epic.  Black Panther’s two international trailers have a lot of additional footage, and the film itself will release February 16, 2018. Continue reading Black Panther International Trailers #1 & 2 (2018) “The King of Wakanda is Here!”

55 HD Stills from Avengers: Infinity War Trailer #1!!!!

Tom Holland in Avengers: Infinity War
After over a year of anticipation, everyone finally got to see the first full trailer for Avengers: Infinity War, and it certainly didn’t disappoint.  Now is the time to scrutinize every frame for hidden meaning!  As you scroll down, you’ll see the Spider-Armor from Spider-Man: Homecoming, the cosmic cube Loki nicked in a blink-if-you-missed-it moment from Thor: Ragnarok, and Peter Quill with a mustache!  STACHE LORD!!!  Clearly Black Panther is going to be the perfect lead-in film for Infinity War, as it looks like a lot of the battle for Earth is going to take place in Wakanda.  Poor Vision is going to lose that forehead decoration, and SOMEBODY please get bearded Cap a shield!  I can’t wait! Continue reading 55 HD Stills from Avengers: Infinity War Trailer #1!!!!

Avengers: Infinity War Trailer #1 (2018) “There Was An Idea…”

What began in 2008 with Iron Man will begin to come to a close in 2018 with the release of Avengers: Infinity War.  The first of a two-part finale to an unprecedented 22-movie story arc spanning the Marvel Universe, the film will unite essentially the entire MCU in a fight against the Mad Titan Thanos.  Heroes will die.  Stories will end.  The first trailer is essentially a polished version of the one shown to crowds exclusively at this summer’s San Diego Comic Con, but it’s spectacular.  We’ll have more analysis later in the day along with tons of stills from this jaw-dropper, but for now watch, rinse, repeat.  Avengers: Infinity War opens May 4, 2018.

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