Tag: Marvel

Black Panther: A Superhero Transcending Beyond a Movie

An image of the black panther character in Marvel's comic book series

Occasionally, a film that goes beyond attempting to entertain an audience for 90 minutes, is produced and released on the big screen. When this happens, the movie inspires it’s audience —  young and old– to better themselves and, be a positive role model within their community.   Usually seen in inspirational sports movies such as… Read More

Not so fantastic: ‘Fantastic Four’ fails commercially and critically

The movie poster for "Fantastic Four" (2015)

When will it work for Marvel’s first family? Once again, another adaptation of the Fantastic Four has failed miserably with critics and moviegoers alike — marking their third cinematic failure of all time.   All told, in its opening weekend, “Fantastic Four” garnered around $26 million at the box office, although executives at Fox had anticipated… Read More

We all need to calm down: Channing Tatum officially signs on as Gambit

Despite rumors to the contrary, Channing Tatum has officially signed on to play the Cajun mutant Gambit in a stand alone entry to Fox’s “X-Men” franchise.   “X-Men” fans practically broke the internet last week when reports started to circulate that negotiations between the “Magic Mike” actor began to break down. As any Hollywood producer… Read More

‘Ant-Man’ proves that the superhero genre works well with others

Paul Rudd as Ant-Man promotional graphic

Marvel’s “Ant-Man” hit theaters this weekend and seems poised to continue the studio’s hot streak.   Scott Lang (Paul Rudd) is an ex-con who just wants to get his life together so he can see his daughter again. Desperate and unable to hold a job, he finds his way into the presence of Hank Pym… Read More

With great power comes great responsibility: Marvel replaces Peter Parker as Spider-Man

Marvel Replaces Peter Parker as Spider-Man

Few heroes represent the common man more than Marvel’s web-slinging teenager: Spider-Man. He does not hail from another galaxy, he’s not a hero from the greatest generation, he’s not even a womanizing billionaire. What makes him special is the notion that when greatness comes unexpectedly calling, one must answer in heroic fashion.   For years,… Read More

Jon Bernthal cast as The Punisher for “Daredevil” season 2

Jon Bernthal featured in two shots as The Punisher in "Daredevil."

Sometimes casting decisions are incredibly surprising. Who knew Robert Downey Jr. would be perfect to play Tony Stark? Then, there are other decisions that are initially good, but the end result is less than satisfactory. For example, when George Clooney played the role of Bruce Wayne, he had no idea he basically scuttled the entire… Read More

Netflix’s “Daredevil” departs from the superhero norms

In recent years, Netflix has distributed multiple critically acclaimed Netflix-exclusive series; “House of Cards” and “Orange is the New Black” are among the most popular.   Now, there’s a new series to get excited about: “Daredevil.”   The series premiered earlier this month and has been met with raving reviews. In fact, there’s already promise… Read More

Ryan Reynolds announces R-rating for “Deadpool” movie

Ryan Reynolds poses as Deadpool in front of a fireplace

You have to almost feel sorry for Ryan Reynolds. He has starred in no less than four comic book movies in his career; all of those movies failed critically, as well as commercially. Most notably, his character Deadpool in 2009’s “X-Men Origins: Wolverine” met with universal disdain. Most agree Reynolds was not the problem, but… Read More

Seven Years in a Corset: Woman Confines Her Body to Achieve Comic Book Waistline

What happens when you wear a slimming corset for seven years? You get a 16-inch waist.   Kelly Lee Dekay started wearing a corset seven years ago, and her waist now measures 16 inches around. Today, she attends and models at fetish events — the fetish, of course, being her exaggerated hourglass figure.   Dekay claims… Read More