Marvel mania is absolutely back, and bigger than ever. Iron Man 3 looks to be the biggest movie of the summer, if not the year, and with a number of TV shows getting the green light, renewed or cancelled this week, the upcoming Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. series has won a full season order for ABC.
It looks like the biggest movie of the summer has already hit theaters, even though the summer just started. Iron Man 3 is the box office juggernaut to beat this year, although we still have Star Trek Into Darkness and many other big contenders this season to come.
So we know the next Star Wars movie is supposed to be top, top secret, that’s a given. But some people involved in the next film just can’t seem to help themselves, and quite a few people like Carrie Fisher also have diplomatic immunity.
Thinking about the staff roster at a major game developer such as Valve, I would expect to see computer programmers, graphic artists, and all sorts of other executives and workers on the list.
Difficult as it is to believe, Jurassic Park hit its 20th anniversary this year, and by most accounts, it’s held up very well. When it came out in the summer of 1993, Jurassic Park was the blockbuster to beat.
Robert Downey Jr. has had an incredible career resurrection. It didn’t seem like that long ago he was totally gone on drugs, and it looked pretty likely we were going to lose him.
Even though Ray Harryhausen, the big daddy of stop motion animation, stopped making movies with 1981’s Clash of the Titans, his influence has loomed so large over cinema, it feels like he never left.
Most of us who grew up in the 80's probably remember the Dungeons and Dragons phenomenon, and the complex books and rules that came with it.
So perhaps Return of the Jedi wasn’t the best of the original Star Wars trilogy, we all know that.
It wasn’t that long ago that superhero movies were just dreadful, but the first X-Men and Spider-Man movies, not to mention the Christopher Nolan Batman trilogy, went a long way to change the dreary status quo.
So many people want to know when the next Avatar movies are due, but a James Cameron film never comes out until it’s good and ready.
It’s remarkable that Firefly has such a big audience today, especially since Joss Whedon could barely get anyone to watch the series when it first hit TV screens way back in 2002.
To the surprise of no one, Iron Man 3 was a huge hit this weekend. How huge? Well, how about the second biggest opening weekend in box office history?
The whole concept of the Men in Black comics, and the first MiB movie, was pretty sweet indeed. Back in 1997, it was fresh, innovative, and a lot of fun, although my primary pet peeve was that they showed too many of the best scenes in the trailers and commercials.
The summer of 1982 was an incredible time for movies, but oddly enough, three great cult classics from that year were not hits in their time: Tron, Blade Runner, and The Thing.
Harrison Ford is not what you’d call an excitable guy. Actually, a lot of times when you see him in interviews, you wonder how soon he’ll nod off and fall asleep.
We at TG are very excited that Christopher Nolan, the man who reinvented Batman, will be making a sci-fi movie next, Interstellar, which is slated for release next November.
How many of us even knew there was even such a thing as Star Wars Day? Well there is indeed a Star Wars day, May 4, and considering it’s so close to Cinco De Mayo, perhaps it’s a big party day for geeks.
Star Trek Into Darkness is now two weeks away from hitting theaters, and along with Iron Man 3 it should help make this summer a rather memorable blockbuster season.
Marvel has big plans for its superhero stable beyond Iron Man 3, which has been getting stellar reviews across the board, and is on track to make a ton of money this weekend.