by Jill Pantozzi | 1:17 pm, November 7th, 2013
It’s October 28th already, and you don’t have a Halloween costume. But worry not, because we’ve got your back.
What's with the name?
by Jill Pantozzi | 1:17 pm, November 7th, 2013
by Susana Polo | 10:56 am, October 3rd, 2013
Last we heard from the Scarlet Witch casting camp things were not 100% no take backsies certain that Elizabeth Olsen was in the role, but now there’s official confirmation. At least, unless somebody’s been misinforming Samuel L. Jackson, and I think we all know how unlikely that eventuality is.READ MORE
by Susana Polo | 12:33 pm, October 2nd, 2013
Welcome to the second episode of Agents of SHIELD, where the show really needs to get its butt out of the fire on character development and interaction. The creators of the show themselves have admitted (in a quote that I can’t find at the moment): the second episode of the series is more frightening to make than the first. You’ve already laid out your pieces, now you have to show everyone the game. The SHIELD pilot laid out its pieces, and established its themes (perhaps themes are the board in this metaphor?), but as I mentioned in my last recap, as it stands its characters are mostly flat. The couple of laudable gender swapped tropes should not go without mention, but still, so far all we’ve gotten are tropes, with hints that there’s more to the eye. How is Coulson still alive? What’s Melinda May’s dark secret? How does Skye afford those clothes and that tech when she lives out of a van?
(Personally, I think when she said she lives out of a van by choice, she really meant it, and we’ll eventually get some explanation there, these show runners are simply too smart to assume otherwise.)
Last episode, Agents of SHIELD has showed us all of its toys. Now it’s time for the show to play with them, and well, or risk being the most boring thing of all: a weekly one hour commercial for Marvel Entertainment movies. Now, having written all this before the episode started, lets see what happens.READ MORE
by Jill Pantozzi | 5:47 pm, September 17th, 2013
by Jill Pantozzi | 1:15 pm, September 6th, 2013
I’m not the biggest fan of reboots (not a fan at all, actually) so I guess that’s why I hadn’t been paying too much attention to the progress of the RoboCop reboot. Suddenly, we have our first trailer and I realize it stars amazing folks like Gary Oldman, Michael Keaton, and Samuel L. Jackson. Not only that but, I have to admit it doesn’t look half bad. Admittedly, many films with great trailers turn out to stink so I’ll wait and see, but at least they’ve got me excited for something I didn’t want in the first place.READ MORE
by Rebecca Pahle | 4:00 pm, September 1st, 2013
It’s a slow news day, and the only real thing that’s come out is that Hayao Miyazaki is retiring, which is sad-making. So what I have for you now might not be big news, but if you’re anything like me it’ll put a smile on your face. Hailee Steinfeld is playing a teenage assassin in a movie called Barely Lethal. Her mentor? None other than Samuel L. Jackson.READ MORE
by Susana Polo | 4:15 pm, June 7th, 2013
Marvel and ABC have been pretty upfront and clear about how much of a separation they want between the movies that fall under the heading of the Marvel Cinematic Universe and their first television series that falls under it: a lot.
It’s pretty clear that we won’t be seeing Robert Downey, Jr., Mark Ruffalo, Scarlet Johansson, Jeremy Renner, or Chrisses Evans or Hemsworth making cameos in Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD. Maybe, just maybe, we might get Cobie Smulders when and if How I Met Your Mother ever finally makes good on its title. But there’s at least one major name from The Avengers that doesn’t just want to be on SHEILD, but is ready to talk about it.READ MORE
by Rebecca Pahle | 1:15 pm, February 25th, 2013
There’s not a moment as transcendentally beautiful as Centaur!Gary Oldman from last year’s Jimmy Kimmel Live post-Oscar short film parody. But you know what? Movie: The Movie 2V is still pretty darn funny. An odd assortment of Avengers, plus S.H.I.E.L.D. agent Jessica Chastain, fighting off a horde of sexy vampires, mummies, and zombies? I’ll take it.
(via: The Hollywood Reporter)
by Susana Polo | 9:33 am, February 25th, 2013
Not shown: the reporter who decided to call her “Annie” (her next film role) rather than learn how to pronounce her name beforehand, and got yelled at by a nine-year-old. True story. But it wasn’t just about meeting reporters for Wallis. It seems like she made quite a few new friends at the Oscars:READ MORE
by Rebecca Pahle | 12:30 pm, February 6th, 2013
If the show gets attacked by aliens, don’t worry, they’ll take care of it. It might take them a little longer than normal, though, because Black Widow and Thor won’t be there.
Wait, who are we kidding? Black Widow’s totally doing her incognito spy thing in the audience. And Thor will bust through the ceiling if Loki decides to put in an appearance.READ MORE