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, et al, 1991) was first announced, I, like many others, had many theories about what … Continue reading Talking Movies: What If…? Thanos and the Masters of Evil

Talking Movies [Sci-Fi Sunday]: Ant-Man

January sees the celebration of two notable dates in science-fiction history, with January 2 christened “National Science Fiction Day” to coincide with the birth date of the world renowned sci-fi writer Isaac Asimov, and HAL 9000, the sophisticated artificial intelligence of Arthur C. Clarke’s seminal 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968), being created on 12 January. … Continue reading Talking Movies [Sci-Fi Sunday]: Ant-Man

Talking Movies: Spider-Man: No Way Home

Released: 17 December 2021Director: Jon WattsDistributor: Sony Pictures ReleasingBudget: $200 millionStars: Tom Holland, Zendaya, Jacob Batalon, Willem Dafoe, Alfred Molina, Jamie Foxx, and Benedict Cumberbatch The Plot:After having his secret identity publicly outed, Peter Parker/Spider-Man (Holland) finds himself branded a murderer and hounded at every turn. In a bid to return his life to something … Continue reading Talking Movies: Spider-Man: No Way Home

Talking Movies [Wolverine Month]: Logan

When readers were first introduced to the character of James Howlett, better known by the names “Logan” and “Wolverine”, it was in the pages of The Incredible Hulk. From his first full debut in issue 181 all the way back in November 1974 to him officially joining the X-Men in 1975, the character has become … Continue reading Talking Movies [Wolverine Month]: Logan

Talking Movies [Wolverine Month]: The Wolverine

When readers were first introduced to the character of James Howlett, better known by the names “Logan” and “Wolverine”, it was in the pages of The Incredible Hulk. From his first full debut in issue 181 all the way back in November 1974 to him officially joining the X-Men in 1975, the character has become … Continue reading Talking Movies [Wolverine Month]: The Wolverine

Talking Movies [Wolverine Month]: X-Men Origins: Wolverine

When readers were first introduced to the character of James Howlett, better known by the names “Logan” and “Wolverine”, it was in the pages of The Incredible Hulk. From his first full debut in issue 181 all the way back in November 1974 to him officially joining the X-Men in 1975, the character has become … Continue reading Talking Movies [Wolverine Month]: X-Men Origins: Wolverine

Talking Movies: Eternals

Released: 5 November 2021Director: Chloé ZhaoDistributor: Walt Disney Studios Motion PicturesBudget: $200 millionStars: Gemma Chan, Richard Madden, Kumail Nanjiani, Lia McHugh, Brian Tyree Henry, Lauren Ridloff, Barry Keoghan, Don Lee, Angelina Jolie, Salma Hayek, Bill Skarsgård, and Kit Harington. The Plot:Over 7,000 years ago, the God-like Celestials charged their superpowered, immortal creations, the Eternals, with … Continue reading Talking Movies: Eternals

Talking Movies: Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings

Released: 3 September 2021Director: Destin Daniel CrettonDistributor: Walt Disney Studios Motion PicturesBudget: $150 millionStars: Simu Liu, Awkwafina, Meng'er Zhang, Florian Munteanu, and Tony Leung The Plot:Desiring a normal life away from his father, Xu Wenwu (Leung), who has led the terrorist organisation known as the “Ten Rings” for a thousand years thanks to his mysterious … Continue reading Talking Movies: Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings

Talking Movies: Black Widow

Released: 9 July 2021Director: Cate ShortlandDistributor: Walt Disney Studios Motion PicturesBudget: $200 millionStars: Scarlett Johansson, Florence Pugh, David Harbour, Olga Kurylenko, Ray Winstone, and Rachel Weisz The Plot:On the run after the events of Captain America: Civil War (The Russo Brothers, 2016), Natasha Romanoff/Black Widow (Johansson) reunites with her estranged sister, Yelena Belova (Pugh), and … Continue reading Talking Movies: Black Widow

Talking Movies: X-Men: The Last Stand

Released: May 2006Director: Brett RatnerDistributor: 20th Century FoxBudget: $210 millionStars: Hugh Jackman, Halle Berry, Famke Janssen, Ian McKellen, Kelsey Grammer, Shawn Ashmore, Ellen Page, Aaron Stanford, Patrick Stewart, Rebecca Romijn, Vinnie Jones, Anna Paquin, and James Marsden The Plot:The Mutant community is divided when a major pharmaceutical company announces the development of a “cure” that … Continue reading Talking Movies: X-Men: The Last Stand