Captain America

Captain America: The Winter Soldier

by Alan Rapp on September 10, 2014

in DVD Reviews 

  • Title: Captain America: The Winter Soldier
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Captain America: The Winter SoldierSeeing Captain America: The Winter Soldier in the theaters my initial reaction was that the Captain America: The First Avenger sequel was an improvement over the first film and one of Marvel Studio’s best efforts. I’m happy to say the movie holds up on Blu-ray. I actually enjoyed it a little more the second time around.

The wide sweeping conspiracy of Hyrda begins sweeping changes in the overall Marvel Universe, immediately effecting Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (leading to the TV show’s strongest episodes), but more than that The Winter Soldier is a good Captain America story full of strong performances (making great use of Scarlett Johansson as the Black Widow) along with plenty of intrigue and action. Sure the movie wastes Sharon Carter (Emily VanCamp) and the final battle feels a bit too much like a video game with infiltrating and swapping out the chips in hovercrafts of death, but those don’t detract from a strong storyline filled with plenty of comic book goodness. For more on the movie read my original review.

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Captain America and Steve Rogers Sixth Scale Figures

You can grab the set of both Captain America and Steve Rogers Sixth Scale Figures for the low, low combined price of $340.

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Captain America: The Winter Soldier

by Alan Rapp on April 4, 2014

in Movie Reviews 

  • Title: Captain America: The Winter Soldier
  • IMDB: link

Captain America: The Winter SoldierPicking up some time after the events of The Avengers, Captain America (Chris Evans) has grown more accustomed to the current world while going to work for S.H.I.E.L.D. Despite being well-suited for his new role, Steve Rogers has become increasingly uncomfortable with cleaning-up Nick Fury‘s (Samuel L. Jackson) messes including working alongside the Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) in the film’s opening action sequence involving the hijacking of a S.H.I.E.L.D. vessel by Algerian pirates.

Returning home with a few choice words for Fury, and contemplating leaving government service all together while hanging out with his new friend Sam Wilson (Anthony Mackie), Captain America finds himself in the middle of the action, and a vast conspiracy, following a brazen attack on Nick Fury in broad daylight on the streets of New York and the discovery that S.H.I.E.L.D. has been infiltrated by HYDRA. Not knowing who to trust, and with the help of only Black Widow and the Falcon, he’ll also have to deal with a mysterious assassin known only as the Winter Soldier (Sebastian Stan).

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Coming Soon

by Alan Rapp on February 2, 2014

in Film News & Trailers

  • Title: Captain America: The Winter Soldier
  • IMDB: link

We now have a new full-length trailer for Captain America: The Winter Soldier starring Chris EvansScarlett JohanssonAnthony MackieRobert RedfordEmily VanCampCobie SmuldersHayley Atwell, and Sebastian Stan as the Winter Soldier. The sequel opens in theaters on April 4th. You can find the new character movie posters inside.

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Captain America Avengers Now ARTFX+ Statue

Kotobukiya’s 7.5 Marvel Comics Captain America Avengers Now ARTFX+ Statue is available for pre-order for the low, low price of $50.

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Coming Soon

by Alan Rapp on October 25, 2013

in Film News & Trailers

  • Title: Captain America: The Winter Soldier
  • IMDB: link

We now have our first trailer for Captain America: The Winter Soldier starring Chris EvansScarlett JohanssonAnthony MackieRobert RedfordEmily VanCampSebastian Stan as the Winter Soldier. The sequel opens in theaters on April 4th. You can find the first two movie posters inside.

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Star Spangled Captain America Sixth Scale Figure

Created as ane exclusive for the 2013 by Toy Fair Hot Toys and Sideshow Collectibles, the Captain America “Star Spangled Man” Limited Edition Sixth Scale Collectible Figure includes a detailed likeness to Chris Evans and the war bonds costume from Captain America: The First Avenger, more than 30 points of articulation, swappable hands, machine gun, pistol, shield, uniform, pouches, straps, belt, holster, shovel, figure stand and nameplate, and notes which can be fixed to the back of the shield. You can pre-order the figure from Sideshow for the low, low price of $215.

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News and Notes

by Alan Rapp on April 8, 2013

in Film News & Trailers

Captain America: The Winter Soldier

Marvel Studios has released the first promotional pic for next Spring’s Captain America: The Winter Soldier. Although we’re only shown the back of Captain America (Chris Evans) in heavy shadow, it does appear the costume will be closer to the one that appeared in Captain America: The First Avenger than the one Evans wore in The Avengers. Captain America: The Winter Soldier opens in theaters on April 4, 2014.

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Captain America #1

by Alan Rapp on November 26, 2012

in Comics

captain-america-marvel-now-1-coverAfter growing disinterested in the end of Ed Brubaker‘s run on the character I was ready for a new writer to breathe life into Captain America. The first issue of the new series written by Rick Remender is a bit of a mixed blessing as Cap contemplates marriage to Sharon Carter and take on an old enemy in Armin Zola.

Yes, Remender takes the character in a new direction, but he also gives us a questionable introduction of Steve Rogers abusive father and a message (hamfistedly delivered at least three times over the course of the issue) that has been Cap’s guiding philosophy since childhood. I understand what Remender’s going for, but to start out a new series with a gross oversimplification of a character’s origins isn’t the best way to begin.

Although I don’t hate the art, I’m not sure John Romita Jr. is the right choice for the comic if, as Remender states in the afterward, the point is to take the series into the weird sci-fi stories the character enjoyed under Jack Kirby‘s run in the 1970’s. Hit-and-Miss.

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Variety is reporting that Frank Grillo has signed on to play Captain America villain Crossbones in the upcoming Captain America: The First Avenger sequel Captain America: The Winter Soldier starring Chris Evans, Samuel L. Jackson, Cobie Smulders, Scarlett Johansson, and Anthony Mackie as The Falcon

Express.co.UK is reporting that Captain America: The Winter Soldier will also soon have a Sharon Carter as well, (the S.H.I.E.L.D. Agent who is Captain America’s current love interst) as Downton Abbey‘s Jessica Brown Findlay is now the frontrunner for the role

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