So it is now September, the limbo month, where movie goers don’t get any blockbusters worth the name and no real Oscar contenders are out yet. Let’s take a look back at the summer and see what we learned from the biggest movies of the summer:
#1) Your creation will kill you. In most movies where this is a plot device, a human playing god in some way will get bitten in the ass, and this summer had plenty of ass biting. There were three killer Artificial Intelligence movies: Ex Machina, Avengers: Age of Ultron, and Terminator Genisys (although, to be technical about it Ex Machina wasn’t a summer movie), plus Jurassic World’s supercharged killer–dinosaurs–just to hammer home the point. Continue reading →
Filed under Joseph De Paul, Movies
Tagged as 2015, American Ultra, Amy Schumer, Ant-Man, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Chappie, Dope, Entourage, Ex Machina, Fantastic Four, Far from the Maddening Crowd, Hitman: Agent 47, Hot Pursuit, Inside Out, James Bond, Joseph De Paul, Jurassic World, Love & Mercy, Mad Max: Fury Road, Melissa McArthy, Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation, movies, Pitch Perfect 2, Pixels, Snowden, Spectre, Spy, Staff Writer, Straight Out of Compton, summer blockbusters, Tangerine, Terminator: Genisys, The Gift, The Man from U.N.C.L.E., Trainwreck, Vacation
***** SPOILER ALERT *****
This review will be discussing plot points which may be considered spoilers. Consider yourselves warned.
Way back in 1963, Marvel premiered The Avengers, a new team comic featuring several of their solo heroes. Of course, in 2012 those same heroes starred in their own feature length film. Missing from that feature however, were two notable Avengers founders, Ant-Man and Wasp. Three years later Ant-Man has his very own film, and while not the smash hit that Iron Man or Captain America: The Winter Soldier were, Ant-Man makes a very pleasant addition to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Continue reading →
Filed under Andrew Hales, Comics, Movie Reviews, Movies
Tagged as Ant-Man, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Corey Stoll, Evangeline Lilly, Hank Pym, Marvel, Michael Douglas, Paul Rudd, Scott Lang, Yellowjacket
Congratulations to Serena Powell, the winner of our Avengers: Age of Ultron poster giveaway!
Thanks again to all of our faithful readers, and also to those of you joining us for the first time. Keep checking in to Therefore I Geek for new posts, podcasts, and of course, giveaways.
***** SPOILER ALERT *****
This podcast will be discussing plot points of comics and movies which may be considered spoilers. Consider yourselves warned.
In which, the Therefore I Geek regulars, Andrew and Tracy, staff writer Kurt Klein, and guest writer Becky Krantz discuss Avengers: Age of Ultron. We learn that Ultron’s origin story is awkward because it got majorly changed from the comics, that Andrew has learned to recognize Buffy-speak, and that compliment sandwiches are actually critique sandwiches, because, “Sandwiches are defined by what’s in the middle.” Becky brings some brilliant semi-feminist insights to the group, and Kurt anchors the conversation with some differing opinions. In general, everyone is pretty enthusiastic.
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Tagged as Avengers, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Black Widow, Captain America, Hawkeye, Iron Man, Nick Fury, Quicksilver, Scarlet Witch, Thor, Ultron, Vision