It’s been a minute since I joined the Meet Me at the Movies crew and the release of Creed III is an excellent reason to return. On episode 493, I join host Noel T. Manning for a one-on-one chat about the Rocky Universe… Read More ›
Marvel Cinematic Universe
Open Dialogue with “Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania” actor Kathryn Newton.
In this edition of Meet Me at the Movies: Open Dialogue, Thomas Manning talks to actress Kathryn Newton about her role as Cassie Lang in Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania. Newton looks back at her impressive résumé of on-screen parents… Read More ›
A particle-sized adventure leads to infinite possibilities in “Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania.”
Content Warning: Photosensitive viewers may have trouble enjoying Quantumania as there are many sequences involving flashing lights. There are far more than I expected and, though I did leave the theater without a migraine, I did wake to one the… Read More ›
“Black Panther: Wakanda Forever,” the final film of the MCU’s Phase Four, comes home.
Marvel Studio’s 2016 release Captain America: Civil War did more than close out the Captain America trilogy and severely weaken the cinematic version of Avengers ahead of Avengers: Infinity War (2018), it introduced audiences to T’Challa (Chadwick Boseman), the prince… Read More ›
For all its exploration of grief and loss, Ryan Coogler’s “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” reminds us that everything is gonna be alright.
The Marvel Cinematic Universe experienced more than a typical reset after the conclusion of the Infinity Saga which made up the first three phases of films, ending with Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019). Navigating a shifting schedule due to COVID-19… Read More ›
Rock out with “Thor: Love and Thunder” anytime on home video and Disney+.
At the time of its release, Thor: Ragnarok (2017) was unlike any other Marvel Studios release to date. It embraced the visual style of writer/artist Jack Kirby, it dared to remove the seriousness of the prior two outings, and it… Read More ›
“Thor: Love and Thunder” is a MCU rock show with heart.
Actor Chris Hemsworth first appeared as Thor Odinson in the 2011 Kenneth Branagh-directed Thor, a film which brought as much Shakespearian drama as it did Marvel Studios silliness. This was during Phase One, a period when audiences didn’t know what… Read More ›
The Pizza Poppa comes home now that “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness” does too.
The 28th entry into the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, hit theaters May 2022 with audiences excited at the immeasurable possibilities of a Sam Raimi-directed MCU film that includes the much teased multiverse. Especially coming… Read More ›
Delightfully shocking and surprisingly gruesome, “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness” is decidedly a Sam Raimi MCU movie.
After 27 films, there exists roughly three factions of people: those who are stupid excited for any new Marvel project, those who are exhausted, and those who don’t particularly care. Some of the malaise stems from the fact that, like… Read More ›
Before the multiverse explodes into madness, journey though the final entry in the “Homecoming” Trilogy with “Spider-Man: No Way Home” on home video.
“When you can do the things that I can, but you don’t, and then the bad things happen? They happen because of you.” – Peter Parker, Captain America: Civil War (2016) Since 2016, actor Tom Holland as had the unenviable… Read More ›
The Cine-Men, Episode 62: Most Anticipated Films of 2022.
After a January hiatus to recover from the usual FYC hullabaloo, The Cine-Men co-hosts Darryl Mansel and I return to talk what’s coming to theaters in 2022. More specifically, we talk about the films we’re most excited to see. With… Read More ›
Bring the Ten Rings home as “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings” is available now.
While there’s a vocal contingent online citing MCU fatigue, I’m getting excited after the last two films — Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings and Eternals — as things feel like they’re starting anew. We don’t know if… Read More ›
Enjoy the first and final solo mission for “Black Widow” on home video now.
After a great deal of delay, the expected final theatrical outing for Scarlett Johansson’s Natasha Romanoff, Black Widow, hit theaters and Disney+’s Premium Access tier July of 2021. Some found it arriving too late to be impactful, some found it… Read More ›
“Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings” sends the MCU in an exciting and new unknown direction.
There are many differences in American and Asian cinema, but none stand out as much as the way stunt sequences are used. More often than not, a stunt sequence in American-made films is more about wowing the audience than moving… Read More ›
Before she saved every one of us, “Black Widow” addresses Natasha’s unfinished business.
Introduced in Iron Man 2 (2010), Scarlett Johansson’s Natasha Romanoff, a.k.a. Black Widow, has been a key component in nearly every Avengers story since. If not for her, Tony (Robert Downey Jr.) and Rhodey (Don Cheadle) would’ve been toast well… Read More ›
The Cine-Men, Episode 49 – Favorite Summer Blockbusters.
Summer may not officially kick off until June 21st, but don’t tell The Cine-Men that! Right about the time the calendar flips to May, movie theaters start churning out releases with big action and big stars as they kick off… Read More ›
Relive the emotional conclusion to the MCU’s Infinity Saga – “Avengers: Endgame” – on home video now.
Quantifying the significance of Avengers: Endgame is a lofty task. For some, the 22-film collection Marvel Studios crafted is an exercise in inconsequential extravagance which has shifted how studios make movies for the worse. These films have even been described… Read More ›
“Spider-Man: Far From Home” is an adventurous conclusion for the MCU’s Phase 3.
Audiences and MCU characters alike don’t know what to expect in the wake of Avengers: Endgame. Loss of any kind takes time to properly heal from and, while audiences didn’t get much (barely three months between the release of Endgame… Read More ›
You can’t get it at Blockbuster but Marvel Studio’s “Captain Marvel” is available on home video.
Captain Marvel represents several things for Marvel Studios and their audience. For one, it’s the first female-led film in their run of 22-films. Considering the absolute badasses which make up the current MCU – Natasha Romanoff/Black Widow, Wanda Maximoff/Scarlett Witch,… Read More ›
“Avengers: Endgame” is here and it’s the perfect end to the MCU’s Infinity Saga.
After an unprecedented 21-film lead-up, Avengers: Endgame, the culminating moment in what’s now been dubbed “The Infinity Saga,” is finally here. Audiences are coming to this film with a hope of closure after an emotionally devastating end to 2018’s Anthony… Read More ›