May 08 2015

Avengers: Age of Ultron Link Roundup (Ongoing) – UPDATED

Now that Avengers: Age of Ultron is finally here, and I’ve seen it (twice), I can start reading about it until my eyeballs fall out. This page will have an an ongoing list of links to some of what I’ve read that I found interesting.

Me and The Avengers movie.

Personally I prefer The Avengers. Have I mentioned that lately?

UPDATED 5/11/15 (new links after the break; you can tell they’re new because they say NEW LINK.)

As you know, I frickin’ LOVED The Avengers, the first one. To say that Avengers: Age of Ultron isn’t quite as good as the first film is like saying I’m shorter than Shaquille O’Neal. Or, to ever-so-slightly borrow a joke from the movie, that this blog post will be shorter than a Eugene O’Neill play. Bottom line: it was a lot of fun, Joss Whedon did a nice job of balancing all of the myriad demands of a film with a ton of characters and future Marvel Cinematic Universe movies to promote, and I’ve already seen the movie twice and would gladly see it again.

As expected with a summer blockbuster, especially a follow-up to a film as great as The Avengers, the Interwebs are filled with articles and blog posts and charts and click-bait about all things Ultron. I went on Rotten Tomatoes planning to read a few reviews. I got as far as one before being sucked into a rabbit hole (maybe I should say tesseract instead) of Age of Ultron related topics.

Oh, the obligatory Spoiler Alert from this point forward. I’m not going to bother watching what I say about the movie, although this isn’t a review and odds are I won’t reveal anything particularly important. But if you haven’t seen the movie yet and prefer to do so without knowing anything about what happens, stop reading now. Then come back. Don’t worry. We’ll wait. Read more »


Feb 13 2015

Thor Daddy Issues

If you really want to scare Thor, threaten to call his All-Father on him.

Texts From Superheroes - Thor and Iron Man

via Texts From Superheroes.


Dec 10 2013

Tom Hiddleston teaches Cookie Monster about Delayed Gratification

Tom Hiddleston, aka Loki Laufeyson from Thor and The Avengers, made a video for PBS in which he, well, teaches Cookie Monster about the concept of delayed gratification. Really.

Tom Hiddleston teaches Cookie Monster about delayed gratification.

Yes, this is what happens in the video.

It’s not clear that this is a Sesame Street thing since it’s from the PBS YouTube channel. There’s also this weird camera angle switching; every time they do it, the clip changes from color to black and white. Not the typical Sesame Street style. That said, it’s a video of  Tom Hiddleston discussing the concept of self-control with Cookie Monster, and it’s only two minutes long. You’ve wasted more time than that on videos that are far less worthy. Check it out, right here, right now. You are burdened with glorious purpose.

‘Thor’ star Tom Hiddleston teaches Cookie Monster about patience | Hero Complex – movies, comics, pop culture – Los Angeles Times.


Aug 29 2013

Odin Wonders Why Thor Doesn’t Have a Girlfriend (Texts From Superheroes)

Texts From Superheroes comes through again with an exchange between Odin and Thor and his “Midgard Girlfriend.”

Odin Wonders If Thor's Girlfrinend is Real - Texts From Superheroes

Riiiight. She’s on MIDGARD. Of course she is.

Reminds me of this little ditty from the musical “Avenue Q.”


Apr 16 2013

Wise Words From a Mighty Avenger

I tweeted this already, and perhaps it’s tacky to quote yourself. That said, what does tacky really mean when it comes to social media? I wanted to make sure that as many people, parents in particular, read these wise words from a mighty Avenger:

 

Yes, that’s from a comic book. Good stuff, right?

The Avenger in question is Thor, in case you didn’t catch that in the tweet. The great words, written by Roy Thomas, with art by Frank Giacoia, appeared in issue number 87 of The Avengers, published in 1971. You can read it online with a Marvel Digital Comics Unlimited subscription, which I highly recommend because it’s awesome.

What else is there to say except, in the words of the great Stan Lee… Excelsior!


Apr 03 2013

The Avengers Sound Clips (Links)

A pleasant moment’s time waster for those who dig The Avengers movie. Audio clips of Thor, Captain America, Hulk, everyone. Link is below. Have fun.

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The Avengers sound clips – Movie Sound Clips.

Marvel’s The Avengers (Four-Disc Combo: Blu-ray 3D/Blu-ray/DVD + Digital Copy) at Amazon.com


May 21 2012

Fan-Made Marvel Cinematic Universe Timeline

This fan-made Marvel Cinematic Universe timeline at FilmBuffOnline is version 2.0. Yes, there was a first version, but it wasn’t good enough, so it was made again. It tracks all the various stuff that has happened onscreen from the first Iron Man film to The Avengers. I love it. And there’s no way I would have done it.

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