Marvel Movies Ranked 2016

Marvel heroines fight like a girl

Variety recently released a ranking of Marvel’s movies thus far. So, of Kel and I were discussing it and had our own rankings and I decided to post my own list.

Avengers 1. As great as it is, I had a hard time pint The Avengers in the top spot. Because I’ve seen it . . . → more

50 hot guys – 2014

The movie list is clearly late this year. I’ll have to think of something wildly interesting to post between this list and the tv list or my blog will have become just hot guys and then more hot guys.

One of the great things about the movie list is that it offers variety. Except for . . . → more

The thing about SHIELD

I want to like SHIELD, for a number of different reasons. I really do. I think a lot of people want to like it and just… don’t. Or at least not enough.

If you think about it, it should be great. I mean, it’s Joss! Not really but at some level he was in on . . . → more

the choices that make or break fandom

Bryan Singer had this article in SciFiNow discussing the comparisons between Avengers and X-Men. And it surprised me how wrong he is about so many things.

First of all, Singer deserves a certain amount of credit for essentially creating the modern comic book film. That’s a post I’ve been meaning to write for ages and . . . → more

Good superheroes

man of steel _Henry Cavill

I’ve had this on going conversation with a few friends, pretty much ever since Captain America. And I’ve alluded to a lot of this before. Seeing Man of Steel was the final catalyst I needed to write it outright.

I’ve never been a huge fan of Superman. The character always was kind of bland to . . . → more

the dark side of the Veronica Mars movie

I had this idea years ago, for the record. You don’t have to believe me but Kel and talked about . . . → more

Blind Spots and Expectations

I thought the other day, despite all the movie reviews I write, I may not actually be a very good reviewer. Which is not to say that the things I write aren’t interesting or insightful or, at the very least, fun to write. But my approach is very different than a typical film critic, I think. I read an interview with Tarantino as part of my review of Django Unchained that got me thinking. . . . → more

the Johnny Depp track

This is something of an ongoing conversation from Searching for Stardom but with a slightly different twist. But the end of the Twilight franchise and Robert Pattison’s successive film choices have prompted considerable discussion on the career paths of young actors. . . . → more

the heart of the matter

Dark Knight Rises | Christian Bale

I’m an emotional person. I admit it. And, I think, the older I get the more I accept that about myself and recognize that in books and in tv shows and in movies, I need to feel something in order to really connect to a story. . . . → more

the opposite of aggravating

After talking with Kel about an unpopular aggravation I realized there’s actually quite a few tv actresses that I like considerably better than most of the girls getting cast in action films. . . . → more