Monthly Archives: March 2012

Avengers Assemble: The Album?

Avengers Assemble: The Album?

Last I heard, Alan Silvestri the composer of “Captain America: The First Avenger” AND the f*cking “Back to the Future” soundtrack is going to bring a musical voice to the Avengers film. But I guess his music just wouldn’t be enough without…Bush, Soundgarden and Papa Roach?? I guess Paramount is releasing a “Music from and inspired by” Album. Which I guess is code for they’ll use one song for the credits and then rest was just a playlist that they stole from an angsty teen from 2002. I was going to go with an “assembly of bad songs” joke but thought that was waaaaaay too easy.

Check out the playlist and pray half these songs aren’t in the movie.

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Captain America…ON ICE!

Captain America...ON ICE!

Some new Avengers photos were released on line yesterday including this photo of Captain America (Chris Evans) being thawed out by some S.H.E.I.L.D. agents.

I’m pretty pumped that this photo was chosen to be released. It’s not a still from any of the trailers. What makes this so great is not just the fact that its a new image or that I may have a man crush on Steve Rogers but what it reveals about the film’s story.

When “Captain America: First Avenger” ended, we didn’t see him “thaw out”. We saw his crash into the icy wasteland then wake up in a hospital bed in present day. It looks like “Avengers” will take its time in explaining the process of pulling him from the frozen wreckage to his reintroduction into the world.

But you’d think a guy frozen in a block of ice would need more than just a heat lamp and two heat wands….

Either way this photo just got more excited and intrigued by about the movie!

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Batman and Robin: The Musical

Batman and Robin: The Musical

Even when I was a kid I couldn’t accept how bad Joel Shoemaker’s “Batman & Robin” was. Even though we now have Nolan’s Batman movies, it still can’t wash away the image of Clooney’s rubbery ‘bat-ass’ from my childhood. However, this week Jon and Al Kaplan have created another musical Shwarzenegger masterpiece with “Batman, You Son-of-a-Bitch!”

Check it out. Laugh, cry and let the healing begin.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=0pNY2Krf3Rw#!

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A Playable Hand: Teen Titans #1-6 in The New 52 Pick Up

Given yesterday’s review, I’m just going to come out and say something positive: I actually like the character Bunker in the new Teen Titans book.

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Who Dealt This Mess? New 52 Pick Up Sweeps Up The Fury of Firestorm: The Nuclear Men #1

Ooohh boy. A while ago, when I thought I was going to write more reviews in one sitting than I had time for, I started the paragraph below regarding the new Firestorm title.  It’s remained unpublished until now:

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Why I Can’t Talk to My Girlfriend About Comics, Part Seven

For some reason (related to overwhelming work and after-work schedules) this column was reduced to a partial-hype column last week.  I’m going to do that one more time, as  I think this week’s subject is as perfect as Orc Stain … Continue reading

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We Got Reviews: Aquaman #6

I think Graeme MacMillan in one of his recent Savage Critics podcasts called Geoff Johns the greatest Aquaman fan fiction writer. The joke (truth?) stops being funny when you realize that entire pages of dialogue Aquaman #6 read like some … Continue reading

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