Posts Tagged ‘Movies’
I know this is, like, days after The Avengers movie opened, but I’ve been talking about it non-stop with everyone I see. And while I am usually the person who brings up the topic, no one has yet said, “No! Please! Anything but that!” So let’s talk about The Avengers, shall we?
A number of people have asked me what I thought of The Avengers. They know that I am a proud Geek Gold Card member, and I’ve been yakking about this thing for months, if not years. I’ve been told that people enjoy listening to my yakking about superhero movies because I’m really, really into it. (Note: I am also passionate about other topics, and people have been known to enjoy my yakking about those as well.) I’m going to list some of my thoughts about the film here. This isn’t a review per se, but for those of you who haven’t seen it yet — and why haven’t you? — I may reveal plot elements, etc. That’s a spoiler warning for those who worry about such things. And now — Avanti! (That’s my version of ‘Excelsior!’ It’s not as good, but maybe it will catch on in time.) Read more »
This fake trailer for a 1978 Avengers TV movie that never happened is nevertheless worth watching. Hang with it for the full two minutes to see what the fan who made the trailer does with the various characters.
Four words—Paul Lynde as Loki. Oh my goodness! Read more »
The fact that President Obama likes comic books is well-known among the geeky. He keeps reminding people with photos like this one, where the Fan in Chief poses with Nichelle Nichols and rocks a Live Long and Prosper hand sign.
This news item from Bleeding Cool, a site for nerdy comic book related news and trenchant debate, speculates that perhaps someone will “smuggle a Miles Morales Spider-Man comic” to President Obama. The logic they use for said speculation is more convoluted than a comic book storyline. But that’s ok.
In case you don’t know who Miles Morales is or what the thwip he has to do with Spider-Man, here’s the deal. After the break, in case you really don’t want to have me spoil it for you. (Note: its not a big deal, but we try to accommodate all levels of nerdiness here.)