Tag: Marvel

The Avengers

The Avengers

Posted May 5, 2012

I love Joss Whedon.

Here’s the thing, he has been loved by a small percentage of the population for over a decade. He’s an incredibly talented

Kevin Feige Tells How Marvel Whips Up Its Cinematic Super Sauce

Kevin Feige Tells How Marvel Whips Up Its Cinematic Super Sauce

Posted May 1, 2012

As a movie producer, Kevin Feige has been involved with almost every movie involving a Marvel character for the last decade and a half. From the highs of X-Men and Spider-Man 2 to the, um, other things, like Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer, Feige has been behind the scenes. He is also the guy perhaps most responsible for the crazy notion of crossing over a half-dozen major superhero movies into one continuous universe, culminating in The Avengers. Feige is also at least partly responsible for the unusual line-up of directors who have taken on Marvel movies. After Joss […]

Event Horizon: Loki, Joss Whedon and Hobbits

Event Horizon: Loki, Joss Whedon and Hobbits

Posted December 23, 2011

This picture just freaks me out! I had a number of interesting and fun contenders this week, but had to go with this one for sheer awesomeness. I’m not even really a Mission Impossible

good theory, executed poorly

good theory, executed poorly

Posted December 17, 2011

a visual rant…

I just saw these images again, and they are a great example of good
theory, executed poorly:

Event Horizon: Mocking the Avengers

Event Horizon: Mocking the Avengers

Posted December 2, 2011

Picture of the week: Annnnnd we’re back to the Avengers. Because this picture is hilarious and timely. Joss Whedon is renowned for his portrayal of women as strong, interesting figures

the darkness of heroes

the darkness of heroes

Posted August 19, 2011

Kel and I saw Captain America together and it ignited an interesting conversation about the darkness of heroes.

Captain America first appeared in comics in 1941 and like Superman (who first appeared in 1938)

Iron Man

Iron Man

Posted July 28, 2011

I’m not a huge Robert Downey Jr. fan. In fact, I kind of dislike him more than I like him. Or, I did. But I was actually surprised at how much I liked this movie, even after everyone said again and again how good it is. I still didn’t expect to like it that much, because I generally don’t like him.

Captain America First Avenger

Captain America First Avenger

Posted July 24, 2011

I know I’m in the minority of people who really like this movie. Ok, maybe not the minority because it opened to $65M but it’s one of the few movies Kel and I disagreed on substantially so

the Comic Con phenomenon

the Comic Con phenomenon

Posted July 19, 2011

Kel and I have talked about Comic Con in the scheme of a marketing plan a lot. The most difficult aspect, I think, is understanding the Comic Con audience – because most executives in Hollywood aren’t geeks.

Iron Man 2

Iron Man 2

Posted June 28, 2011

This was obviously a sequel that was rushed through production. And the disheartening thing is it doesn’t seem liked execs paid attention to what really made Iron Man so successful.

There’s more action and less story. Which is a sign of a rushed script. And the idea that execs think people want more Iron Man than they want Tony Stark, which I don’t think is the case.