Friday, January 11, 2013

The names Coulson... Agent Coulson

Hello Hunters. Breaking News. Not only is Phil Coulson alive and well, but it has been confirmed that next falls anxiously awaited S.H.I.E.L.D. does indeed take place following the events in The Avengers. IGN News' Eric Gouldman spoke to ABC president Paul Lee last night; who confirmed the timeline that fans have been speculating about for months. The pilot for Marvel's S.H.I.E.L.D. will begin filming later this month and is expected to air this fall if picked up for series. The show will star Clark Gregg as Agent Coulson, Brett Dalton as Agent Grant Ward, Iain De Caestecker as Agent Leo Fitz, Elizabeth Henstridge as Agent Gemma Simmons, Ming-Na Wen as Agent Melinda May, and Chloe Bennet as Skye. Joss Whedon will direct the pilot and co-write it with his brother Jed Whedon and Maurissa Tancharoen. Head over to IGN for more details.

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Supers and Sci-Fi in 2013 Part 1!

Hello Fellow Hunters! We have successfully made it into 2013 with some incredible movies to see us out in December (The Hobbit, Django, and for those of us lucky enough to see it- the 20th anniversary re-release of Reservoir Dogs!) First on my list are two characters that one doesn't normally associate with the superhero genre. However, if you've seen the previews for Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters, you know there is nothing natural about these two. Jeremy Renner has thrilled us with his archery skills as Hawkeye and he looks to do it again in this action packed supernatural thrill ride. Gemma Arterton has been flying under the radar for quite a few years now, but has been an action movie maven since her action debut in RoknRolla. Definitely check out this super sibling smashup on January 25!

Up next we have A Good Day to Die Hard. Why? you ask... Because Bruce Frickin Willis has to be a super hero to still be churning out GOOD movies in this franchise. This one looks to be even better than the last as we take our favorite ex cop to the mother land on February 14. Yippee Ki-Yay Mother-Russia!

Finally, The GI Joe movie we've all been waiting for! Literally. If this movie sucks I will be supremely pissed that they made me wait a whole year to see it suck in 3d with a few extra scenes. But, my fingers and toes are crossed. Besides, Dwayne Johnson said it would be good... The Rock wouldn't lie now, would he? So that'll be hitting your screens in 3D and 2d on March 29th.

Tom Cruise has done it again! No, I don't mean he's gone nuts on Oprah. Come on, everybody knows she's retired. I'm trying to say he's made another movie I can't wait to see. Oblivion looks incredible. With an awesome cast including Cruise, Morgan Freeman and Zoe Bell what more do you need? Oh, yeah... written and directed by Joseph Kosinski who finally brought us Tron Legacy! Mark your Calendars for April 26.

Drum Roll.... Iron Man 3. May 3. Nuff said.

The Summer will just keep getting better with a second sequel in Star Trek Into Darkness. Be sure to catch this one in IMAX 3D on May 17.

M. Night Shyamalan- A name that either makes grunt with disdain or cheer for yet another film from the man who brought us The Sixth Sense. His critics are many, but his fans are just as passionate. And while The Last Airbender was panned by critics and fans alike, and The Devil was brilliant but flew under the radar; After Earth with Will and Jaden Smith looks like a winner. With great special effects and a cast that seems unable to lose (we've forgiven Will for Wild, Wild, West) this should be an enjoyable outing for the family and friends alike. After Earth crashes into theaters on June 7.

I wasn't alone in liking 2006' Superman Returns. But there weren't enough of us to spawn a sequel. And though I would have loved to see Brandon Routh don the cape and tights once more; I'm just happy that someone is. I wasn't sure about a foreigner donning the iconic American heroes costume. But, after seeing Henry Cavill totally kick ass in The Immortals and The Cold Light of Day; I was more than convinced. Not only can he handle the action but he has a pretty convincing all American accent. Besides, I am truly madly deeply overjoyed to have a Christopher Nolan produced, Zach Snyder directed Man of Steel back on the big screen. Flying into a cineplex near you on June 14.

For the past few months I have been enjoying Mark Millar's Hit Girl as she trains Dave. You can pick up the back issues at your local comic shop. It's a great way to pass the time with a new adventure each month leading up to Kick Ass 2: Balls to the Wall. Out on June 28 There's no trailer yet, so enjoy this little video from the first movie. Contains strong language and violence.

Well That's it for Part one. Lot's of movies and I'm sure I left some out. Be sure to let me know what you think of the list and what you would have included. Coming up i'll be doing the second part of this list as well as a list of the Horror movies I'm most looking forward to this next year. Until next time...

Monday, January 7, 2013

Whatever Happened to Wonder Woman?

Like many DC Fanboys and Fangirls across the world, I waited with baited breath for wonder woman to get picked up to series back in 2011. Sadly, it wasn't meant to be. I was somewhat surprised that it never received a digital release, as did the Aquaman pilot from a few years ago via iTunes. However,I have kept my eyes on the internets and occasionally considered purchasing one of the preview discs off of ebay. But since you never know what kind of quality you are getting with an unofficial release I have obstained. Until now. A friend sent me a link to a recently posted (and very low quality) stream of the pilot, and seeing as we are two years on and there is no release in sight; I gave it a go. And I was pleasantly surprised. Adrianne Palicki was perfectly lovable as Wonder Woman, while still maintaining a certain air of standoffishness as Diana. David E Kelley's version see's our favorite Amazon living her life out loud so to speak. As both Wonder Woman and Diana at the same time, she saves lives and works at a company full time. While the script was far from perfect, it reminded me of a mediocre mid-season filler episode instead of a pilot, it wasn't the disaster that was depicted by the press either. The special effects were rough and unpolished but the choreography was fun and Adrianne can really dish out the pain. Cary Elwes was funny and engaging as her boss/agent while Elizabeth Hurley made for an appropriately menacing foe. I think some of the dialogue needed to be flushed out, but the story could have easily been played out over the course of two episodes had they decided to add in a little of Diana's signature detective work. Then again, that's not what Kelley was going for. Over all, i'd give it 3 out of 5 stars. A decent enough episode that would have been much more polished by the time it hit our screens, but far from the panned stinker that so many have made it out to be. I would have liked to see what else Mr. Kelley would have done, but alas, no. So, sayonara my friends. Here's hoping that Wonder Womans next foray onto our screens will me more successful...