Talking Movies: What If…? Thanos and the Masters of Evil

In Avengers: Infinity War (Russo and Russo, 2018) the Mad Titan, Thanos (Josh Brolin), finally made a significant appearance in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). When the idea of a two-film saga based on the Infinity Gauntlet comic book (Starlin,…

Talking Movies [Captain America Month]: Captain America: Civil War

First appearing in 1941, Marvel Comics’ star-spangled super soldier, Steve Rogers/Captain America, has become one of Marvel’s most recognisable and celebrated characters not just for his super patriotism but also for being a prominent member and leader of Marvel’s premier…

Talking Movies [Multiverse Madness]: Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness

In September 1961, DC Comics published “Flash of Two Worlds” (Fox, et al), a landmark story that brought together two generations of the Flash: the Golden Age Jay Garrick and the Silver Age Barry Allen thanks to the concept of…

Screen Time [Multiverse Madness]: What If…? (Season One)

In September 1961, DC Comics published “Flash of Two Worlds” (Fox, et al), a landmark story that brought together two generations of the Flash: the Golden Age Jay Garrick and the Silver Age Barry Allen thanks to the concept of…

Talking Movies [National Superhero Day]: Avengers Assemble

In 1995, Marvel Comics created “National Superhero Day” and, in the process, provided comics and superhero fans the world over with a great excuse to celebrate their favourite characters and publications. Released: 4 May 2012Director: Joss WhedonDistributor: Walt Disney Studios…

Talking Movies: Spider-Man: Far From Home

Released: July 2019Director: Jon WattsDistributor: Sony Pictures ReleasingBudget: $160 millionStars: Tom Holland, Jake Gyllenhaal, Zendaya, Jacob Batalon, Samuel L. Jackson, and Jon Favreau Plot:Following the events of Avengers: Endgame (Russo Brothers, 2019), Peter Parker/Spider-Man (Holland) is still struggling with the…

Talking Movies: Avengers: Endgame

Released: April 2019Director: Anthony Russo and Joe RussoDistributor: Walt Disney Studios Motion PicturesBudget: $356 millionStars: Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Don Cheadle, Paul Rudd, Karen Gillan, Bradley Cooper, and Josh Brolin. The…