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 death of his friend, mentor, and father-figure, Iron Man/Tony Stark (Robert Downey, Jnr). However, he … Continue reading Talking Movies: Spider-Man: Far From Home

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 Plot:It’s been three weeks since Thanos (Brolin) acquired the six Infinity Stones and snapped his … Continue reading Talking Movies: Avengers: Endgame

Talking Movies: Captain Marvel

Released: March 2019Director: Anna Boden and Ryan FleckDistributor: Walt Disney Studios Motion PicturesBudget: $152 to 175 millionStars: Brie Larson, Samuel L. Jackson, Ben Mendelsohn, Jude Law, and Annette Bening. The Plot:It’s the mid-nineties in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and, a galaxy away, the Kree super soldier Vers (Larson) is embroiled in a war against the … Continue reading Talking Movies: Captain Marvel

Talking Movies: Marvel Studios’ Fantastic Four

Those who actually read my articles may recall that, some time ago, I wrote a piece discussing some ideas for the inevitable integration of the X-Men into the Marvel Cinematic Universe since Disney reacquired the rights after their big purchase of 20th Century Fox. Marvel's first family would be a great inclusion to the MCU. … Continue reading Talking Movies: Marvel Studios’ Fantastic Four

10 FTW: Films That Need Remakes

It seems blasphemous to say it but, sometimes, films do deserve a modern remake. The stigma that remakes are “bad” or “unnecessary” is one that I have already contested before, as some of the best films in cinema history are actually remakes. However, whether because they haven’t aged too well, or sequels ruined the original … Continue reading 10 FTW: Films That Need Remakes

Talking Movies: Ant-Man and the Wasp

Marvel Studios took one of their biggest gambles in producing Ant-Man (Reed, 2015), given that the character is far more obscure than his other Marvel counterparts in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Yet, seemingly against the odds, Ant-Man surprised by momentarily shifting the tone of the MCU away from world- or galaxy-ending threats and back down … Continue reading Talking Movies: Ant-Man and the Wasp

Talking Movies: Avengers: Infinity War

In case you missed it over the last ten years, there’s been this little thing called the Marvel Cinematic Universe. It all started with Iron Man (Favreau, 2008) but, after The AvengersAvengers Assemble (Whedon, 2012), Marvel Studios really started ramping up their long-term planning and goals. Throughout most of their movies, their plots have either … Continue reading Talking Movies: Avengers: Infinity War

Talking Movies: Black Panther

After being introduced into the Marvel Cinematic Universe in Captain America: Civil War (Russo Brothers, 2016), Prince T'Challa of Wakanda (Chadwick Boseman), the fabled Black Panther, now gets a chance to shine without sharing the spotlight with his more well-known MCU counterparts in director Ryan Coogler’s Black Panther. Black Panther, like Doctor Strange and Ant-Man … Continue reading Talking Movies: Black Panther