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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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The Amazing Spider-Man Review…2


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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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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First Trailer Reveals the Ninja Turtles

The first trailer for the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles just released. Of course there is some trepidations with rumors of how Michael Bay wanted to handled the franchise.

I won’t say the trailer surprised me, but it was a different trailer than what I would have expected.

Ninja your way past the jump to watch the trailer with a few thoughts afterwards.

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More Mutants in the Second Days of Future Past Trailer

Fox just released the second X-Men: Days of Future trailer which showcases more of the mutants especially the original X-Men fighting the weird looking Nimrod Sentinels in the future.

Blast past the jump to watch the trailer.


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First Trailer Introduces the Guardians of the Galaxy

The first trailer for Marvel Studios’ newest entry, Guardians of the Galaxy, just aired on Jimmy Kimmel Live tonight; causing this nerd to be increasingly excited. Hopefully, you’ll feel the same way after watching it for yourself.

Leap past the jump for the trailer and a few more in-depth intros.

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Ride Along – Movie Review

Ben (Kevin Hart), a high school security guard is trying to impress the  intimidating-detective-brother of his girlfriend, James (Ice Cube). Finally, he is accepted at the police academy, but James is not ready to give his blessing for Ben to marry little sister Angela. The solution? A  Ride Along!

When you watch the trailer for this movie you can pretty much guess the plot line and, at least in my case, you are going into the movie for the quick one liners and running gags. Kevin Hart’s rapid-fire dialogue will not let you down. Read More…

Toothless Playfully Reveals the How to Train Your Dragon 2 Trailer

One of the CYaN staff’s favorite animated movie of the past few years is DreamWorks Animations’ How to Train Your Dragon. The movie caught us by surprise at how wonderful and mature the story was told.

Today; we’re shown the evolution of the world and story with the full trailer of How to Train Your Dragon 2.

Fly past the jump to watch the trailer and a few initial thoughts.

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Spidey’s Battle Begins in this Trailer for Amazing Spider-Man 2

The sequel to Amazing Spider-Man just dropped a trailer for us to droll over. The good news: Spider-Man looks like he just jumped out from the comics; the bad news: the movie doesn’t come out until 2014.

Don’t just take me word for it, swing past the jump to watch for yourself and see a few of my thoughts.

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Dirty Paws – Of Monsters and Men

I love this song because of how uplifting it is. I am counting down to Christmas and this song has slipped onto my Christmas radar due to its inclusion in the trailer for The Secret Life of Walter Mitty. I really enjoyed this song when it was on the radio and it helped me to unwind from crazy work days. The song has a melody that is wonderful on its own, but the lyrics are a light, cute story which just chronicles forest battles. Point of this is… this is a sweet uplifting song and yeah…check it out.

This song is a huge part of why I am so excited for the new Ben Stiller movie, The Secret Life of Walter Mitty. It is not often that a soundtrack can sell me on a movie, but I feel like this movie will have a soundtrack on par with Zach Braff’s Garden State soundtrack.  Enjoy the lyric video for this uplifting song.

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