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Guardians of the Galaxy Review

Guardians of the Galaxy is Marvel Studios biggest gamble since they started tying all their movies together. The movie releases this Friday, August 1st, and I was able to watch an early screening. How does this new team stand up against other Marvel main-stays like Iron Man and Captain America.

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Ricky Reviews: The Signal

The Signal came to my attention a few months ago when the original trailer premiered. It looked like a fairly solid sci-fi thriller with a cast of unknowns supported by veteran Laurence Fishburne. I was intrigued by some of the surprises within the trailer. Take a look at what piqued my interest back in April.

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The Secret Service – Mark Millar

secret serviceSo obviously if you have seen the new X-Men movie, Days of Future Past, you were treated to the trailer for Kingsman: The Secret Service. After watching the trailer Danny leaned over and told me it was based on a comic book. A comic book that had just barely come out.

I am always weary of a movie if it doesn’t have a strong base story, but hell, if someone read it and was so moved that they threw millions of dollars to make an action movie right off the bat… I had to read this book!

So Amazon pushed me around for a few days, but finally The Secret Service arrived. I devoured it in basically one sitting and am conflicted. Let’s talk it out after the trailer.

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Ben Affleck’s Batman Appears

Yesterday, Zack Snyder teased us with an image of the batmobile hidden underneath a tarp and reveal that would be planned for today.

 

Today, he’s been kind enough to show us something new to his Man of Steel universe.

Swing past the jump to see the big unveiling.

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The Amazing Spider-Man Review…2

SPIDER-MAN 2 REVIEW

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is one of the most anticipated movies of the year and last night, this lucky girl got to watch it on a big-ass IMAX screen.

Spider-Whats-it? You’ve been living under a rock? Oh, lemme give you a quick summary.GWSPIDER
Peter Parker (Andrew Garfield) is Spider-man, a masked hero that uses his new abilities to save the city from villains. He lives with his Aunt May who is his only living family. He has a girlfriend, Gwen Stacy (Emma Stone), who knows his identity and understands the sacrifice that comes along with being a vigilante. She lost her father in the last movie during the climactic villain fight scene. Her father was the police chief and a big deal because her father put the kibosh on Gwen dating Peter because he knew that he was Spider-man (Spider-man is really bad at keeping his identity a secret).
Peter Parker’s life is just as busy as Spider-Man’s because other than normal post-high school living, he spends his time trying to unravel what caused his parent’s deaths. In the last film it was revealed that his father worked at Oscorp and developed some genetic tech that caused the transformation of Peter into Spider-Man. His father had a formula that would have taken the research to the next level and it cost him and his wife their lives.

OSbornIn this installment of the Spider-man story, we meet new and exciting villains as well as important people in Peter Parker’s life. Harry Osborn (Dane DeHaan) comes into play as Peter’s friend and perhaps Spider-man’s next villain? *Cough Green Goblin Cough* (Not a spoiler, it says it right on IMDB).

If you have watched the trailer you must have seen the main villain of the movie Electro (Jamie Foxx). Jamie Foxx plays an insecure / delusional electrical engineer named Max Dillon. He suffers an accident and his body is negatively altered causing him to be reborn as the Super-villain Electro.

 

Will Peter Parker be able to juggle a normal life, a girlfriend, researching his parent’s work, AND his Spider-Man duties? Go to theatres this weekend to find out! Click the trailer to get pumped, then come back and click the jump to see what I thought of the latest from the Amazing Spider-Man….2.

 

 

My SPOILER-FREE review after the jump…

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Sinister Six Revealed in Amazing Spider-Man 2 Theme Song

Sony apparently had the “smart” idea of teaming up with Shazam, the mobile app that tells you the artist and title of a song, to bring a true end credits scene to Amazing Spider-Man 2; releasing this Friday.

I’m not one to support pulling out a phone during a movie but the fine people at ComingSoon had a truly smart idea.

Swing past the jump to find out what I’m talking about.

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Star Wars Episode VII’s Cast Officially Annouced

First they’ve dropped a photo then StarWars.com reveals the names to the actors present at the cast read-through.

Can you figure our who’s there?

Blast your way past the jump to find out.

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Truly Outrageous

If this happens I think I will forgive the universe for trashing my childhood through reboots.

Gone Girl – Book to Movie

Gillian Flynn really pulled out all the stops when she wrote Gone Girl. It is a story of a husband who is publicly accused of murdering his missing wife. There is more to the story, but it is worth a read and the small details really add to the suspense of the overall story.

The movie is rumored to deviate from the novel which for many of the fans is important. For the non-readers out there here is the trailer for the motion picture starring Ben Affleck and Rosamund Pike as main characters Nick and Amy Dunne. For those of you who have already read it stick around after the jump. Let’s discuss the mixed feeling we have.

Thar be spoilers ahead.

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End Credits – Captain America: The Winter Soldier

Captain American: The Winter Soldier releases worldwide today. It is an excellently thought-out and fun film, we’ll have a review for you later. But in the meantime, here’s a little history lesson explaining the end credits scene.

It should go without saying, but SPOILERS for the end credits scene. I won’t spoil the movie, but if you want to know more then bash your way past the jump.

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