Blu-Ray Of The Future

1 10 2009


Brendon Connelly over at /Film got to go to Fox’s Blu-Ray press summit and brought back a wealth of information about that studio’s plans for upgrading the technology.

Joe McCrossan, formerly part of the Panasonic team came to fox specifically to work on its Blu-Ray technology and he is bringing the goods. One of the key highlighted features was Live Lookup capability supported by IMDB. Blu-Ray players that are connected to the internet can browse the current IMDB pages of any actor in the film while the movie is playing. Read the rest of this entry »


Thank God: Deadpool Spinoff To Be A Reboot

16 09 2009


Just as I am sure many of you are doing, I am playing Marvel Ultimate Alliance 2 between posts and I am remembering something: Deadpool is a fantastic character. Unlike every character around him, Deadpool is a self-serving, egotistical jack-ass with more greed than moral compass. He breaks the fourth wall, makes fun of the other characters and is willing, like any mercenary, to join a side based on compensation rather than obligation.

That is why the Deadpool spinoff film, starring Ryan Reynolds, is going to be so important in getting the X-Men Origins: Wolverine taste out of our mouths (See Amani’s review here). They took away his costume, they took away his cancer and, worst of all, they took away his mouth. But now we are going to get what we, the audience, deserves: a character reboot. Read the rest of this entry »

Review: X-Men Origins: Wolverine

15 09 2009

The most interesting character in the X-Men lineup, Hugh Jackman’s Wolverine was the runaway star of Bryan Singer’s (and sadly Brett Ratner’s) series and as one of the most popular characters in comic book history, there was a substantial amount of good will for a solo story. X-Men Origins: Wolverine unfortunately throws it all away, along with any pretense of story, failing as both an action film and an X-Men story.

Yes, this movie was even worse than X-Men 3: The Last Stand, a good reason Gavin Hood is currently not involved to the planned sequel, as any time Brett Ratner outdoes you, you don’t deserve to keep your job. Read the rest of this entry »

Out Now: X-Men Origins: Wolverine / Easy Virtue / Grace

15 09 2009


If you were to tell me that only five good, well reviewed films have come out on DVD this year, I would probably believe you. Your new releases on DVD and Blu-Ray after the jump. Read the rest of this entry »

Marvel Making Iron Man and Wolverine Anime; Teaser Trailers Up

30 07 2009


Before The Dark Knight came out last summer, Warner Brothers did a brilliant thing: to explain what occurred between the first and second film, they made an anime cartoon that filled the gaps, giving loyal Batman fans something to wet their palate before the summer blockbuster. What they made, Batman: Gotham Knight, was fantastic in its structure, visuals and storytelling. The best part about it was that they got Kevin Conroy, the voice of Batman from the groundbreaking 1990’s animated series, to provide Batman’s voice, which is nothing short of iconic.

Working off this same idea, Marvel has announced that they will be making Iron Man and Wolverine animes and have released two teaser trailers, which I will look at separately:

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