Iron Man

Avengers: Age of Ultron

by Alan Rapp on May 1, 2015

in Movie Reviews 

  • Title: Avengers: Age of Ultron
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Avengers: Age of UltronDespite the build-up to an Infinity War Avengers film, Marvel Studio threw everyone for a loop when they announced fascist robot Ultron (James Spader) would be the villain of The Avengers sequel. Unlike 2012’s The Avengers which was the culmination and payoff for the entirety of Marvel’s Phase One films (everything from Iron Man to Captain America: The First Avenger), Avengers: Age of Ultron suffers from some of the same problems that weighed down Iron Man 2.

Not only does the film have to introduce a brand-new villain (something The Avengers didn’t have to spend time on) and three new supporting characters (with vastly different origins than their comic counterparts), and weave in ongoing events from Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. while providing separate in-depth character moments for every single Avenger, Age of Ultron also has to lay the groundwork for the next two Avengers films, Captain America: Civil War, and Thor: Ragnarok. While also throwing in supporting characters from pretty much every Marvel film so far it’s something of a marvel, if you’ll forgive the pun, that Avengers: Age of Ultron doesn’t buckle under its own considerable weight.

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iron-man-mark-vii-legendeary-scale-figure

3ft. tall, the light-up Iron Man Mark VII Iron Man Legendary Scale Figure includes detachable jet thruster backpack, removable ammo packs, and a display base which can all be yours for the low, low price of $2000.

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News and Notes

by Alan Rapp on June 20, 2013

in Film News & Trailers

news-and-notes-06202013-iron-manMarvel is reporting Robert Downey Jr. has penned a deal to reprise his role as Iron Man in both The Avengers 2 and The Avengers 3

Geek Tyrant is reporting Buffy staff writer Marti Noxon has been tapped to write the script for a new Tomb Raider movie based on the most recent video game

Deadline is reporting that Sony is developing a sequel for Bad Teacher starring Cameron Diaz

Variety is reporting that MGM and Fox 2000 will team-up for a remake of Poltergeist which will be directed by Gil Kenan (City of Ember, Monster House)

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Iron Man 3

by Alan Rapp on May 3, 2013

in Movie Reviews 

  • Title: Iron Man 3
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Iron Man 3The third time is hardly ever the charm in movie franchises, especially those adapted from comics. Shane Black, who replaces Jon Favreau behind the camera (although Favreau stays on to continue his role as Happy Hogan), delivers a thoroughly satisfying third (and quite possibly final) entry in a way Sam Raimi, Christopher Nolan, Richard Lester, and Brett Ratner all failed to do.

After some rather unsubtle foreshadowing involving Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) meeting with a pair of scientists (Rebecca Hall, Guy Pearce) back in 1999, we catch up some months after the events of The Avengers with a shaken Stark agonizing over the enormity of how much his world has changed since the alien attack that leveled much of New York.

While struggling with both anxiety attacks and his relationship with the ever-plucky Pepper Potts (Gwyneth Paltrow), Stark’s world is further shaken by an attack that leaves Happy severely injured by the hands of a new terrorist calling himself The Mandarin (Ben Kingsley).

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  • Title: Iron Man 3
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Iron Man 3 finally hits U.S. movie theaters at midnight. Until then you’ll have to make do with this short featurette on the various Iron Man armors you can expect to see in the franchise’s latest installment.

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  • Title: Iron Man 3
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This new short featurette focuses on the role Extremis will play in the new movie through interviews with producer Kevin Feige, director Shane Black, and stars Robert Downey Jr. and James Badge Dale. Iron Man 3 opens in theaters on May 3rd.

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Iron Patriot Sixth Scale Figure

by Alan Rapp on March 27, 2013

in Toys & Collectibles

Iron Patriot Sixth Scale Figure

Sideshow’s new Iron Patriot Sixth Scale Figure is available for pre-order. The 12in. figure comes with two interchangeable heads (one head featuring the likeness of Don Cheadle and a second head that lights up), more than 36 points of articulation, LED light up eyes and Arc Reactor, three pair of interchangeable hands, and a figure stand, all of which can be yours for the low, low price of $310.

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News and Notes

by Alan Rapp on March 21, 2013

in News

Iron Man 3IMAX has released a new poster for Iron Man 3 which opens in theaters on May 3rd

Spinoff Online is reporting that Elena Satine has been cast for a pilot based on the Oni Press supernatural Civil War comic book Sixth Gun about six pistols embued with dark power

Variety is reporting that Turner Cable is in discussions with MillerCoors for an exclusive contract for their products (beer, signage, neon, logos, etc.) appearing in shows like Franklin & Bash, Rizzoli & Isles, Dallas, Perception, and even new reality programming Turner has in the works for the upcoming season.

The Los Angeles Times is reporting a list of this year’s SXSW award winners which include Short Term 12 from writer/director Destin Cretton and the documentary The Short Game about golf’s next generation of golf prodigies

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Coming Soon

by Alan Rapp on March 5, 2013

in Film News & Trailers

  • Title: Iron Man 3
  • IMDB: link

A new full-length trailer for Iron Man 3 has arrived featuring Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) trying to protect the woman he loves (Gwyneth Paltrow) and the planet from a terrorist known as the Mandarin (Ben Kingsley). A couple of points: 1) I’m pretty mixed on the look of the Iron Patriot on screen, 2) The Mandarin without his magic rings sounds pretty unimpressive, and 3) Why does Iron Man’s armor look worse instead of better in each successive film? Who designed this look, DC’s New 52? Guy PearceRebecca HallDon CheadleJon FavreauWilliam Sadler, and James Badge Dale also star. Iron Man 3 opens in theaters on May 3rd.

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Iron Man #3

by Alan Rapp on December 11, 2012

in Comics

iron-man-marvel-now-3-coverIron Man continues to protect Maya Hansen‘s legacy by hunting down stolen black market versions of Extremis. His latest trip takes him to Columbia where he tries out his spiffy new Lightbender Stealth Armor. Not expecting much resistance, the lower-powered armor will allow Stark to sneak in and out of a Columbian drug lord’s compound.

Things don’t go quite according to plan when he discovers the drug dealer has hired the Living Laser, Firebrand, and Vibro to protect himself from Iron Man. Even with the limitations of his stealth armor, Iron Man dispatches the C-List villains with relative ease before turning his attention on the drug dealer and discovering what his plans for Extremis are.

I like the new new stealth armor (even if it makes Stark look like a huge fan of Tron: Legacy). The twist involving the health of the dealer’s young daughter is interesting, but it does end the comic on a rather flat note. For fans.

[Marvel, $3.99]

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