Avengers: Endgame

by Alan Rapp on April 23, 2019

in Movie Reviews 

  • Title: Avengers: Endgame
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Avengers: Endgame movie reviewMore than the culmination of the Marvel Cinematic Universe that began back in 2008 with Iron Man, Avengers: Endgame is the coda to the series that climaxed in the last chapter and now offers an opportunity for one last hurrah, for heroes to take their final bow, and for Marvel to usher out one set of lead characters and set the stage anew.

For my money, the most successful films of the past 11 years have been The Avengers, Avengers: Infinity War, and Captain America: The Winter Soldier. Excluding Winter Soldier, a great standalone film which cares nothing at all about larger continuity (it basically wrecked Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. after all), both Avengers and Infinity War faced enormous obstacles in pulling together various threads of the MCU into a single story. And both succeeded brilliantly. Avengers: Endgame comes off like their less-successful younger brother. I’m not going to call Endgame the Frank Stallone of the Avengers franchise as it may outshine Avengers: The Age of Ultron, but it’s a messy final chapter that offers plenty of memorable moments while failing to live up to what has come before.

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News and Notes

by Alan Rapp on January 14, 2014

in News

news-and-notes-01142013-newsroomThe Hollywood Reporter is reporting The Newsroom will return for a third and final season and that former showrunner of The Office Paul Lieberstein will join the series as and executive producer

Marvel has confirmed that Michael Douglas has been cast to play Hank Pym, the scientist responsible for the Ant-Man technology stolen by Scott Lang (Paul Rudd)

Deadline is reporting FX has ordered a Pilot for a proposed comedy created by and starring Zack Galifianakis and co-written by Louis C.K.

News and Notes

by Alan Rapp on December 21, 2013

in Film News & Trailers

news-and-notes-12212013-ruddMTV News has confirmed Paul Rudd has signed-on to play the title character in Edgar Wright‘s Ant-Man

Variety is reporting Joaquin Phoenix will join Henry Cavill, Ben Affleck, Gal Gadot, and Amy Adams for Batman vs. Superman as the film’s villain

FF #9

by Alan Rapp on July 23, 2013

in Comics

FF #9The Future Foundation is invited to a pool party by an alien who once impersonated Julius Caesar. So.. it must be a Wednesday? It’s been awhile since I picked up Matt Fraction and Mike Allred’s take on the those the Fantastic Four left behind. Still wacky, the latest issue offers the team of She-HulkMedusaMs. Thing, and Scott Lang their chance to save the original Fantastic Four as well as the opportunity for tiny super-villain Bentley 23 to put together his first documentary masterpiece.

Light and fun, I enjoyed FF #9 in the same way I occasionally like cotton candy, but much like the first couple issues of the series I came away wanting something a little more substantial (or even more zany). I really want to like the comic more than I do, but I’m not sure this will ever be more for me than a world I give a peak into every six months or so (especially if the tone of comic is going to shift more from the wackiness of the various children to the adventures of the grown-ups – although this would also finally give She-Hulk something substantial to do). For fans.

[Marvel, $3.99]

Classic Ultron on Throne Comiquette

by Alan Rapp on March 2, 2013

in Toys & Collectibles


From Sideshow Collectibles comes this 1:5 scale Classic Ultron on Throne Comiquette which includes the heads of both Ant-Man and the Vision for the criminally insane robot to hold and stare into. It can be yours for the low, low price of $350.