Monday, April 23, 2018

Off the Shelf: THE CHURCH (Blu-ray)

by Patrick Bromley
I have a hard time picking a favorite Michele Soavi film, but this might be it.

SAFE MEN And Super People: How John Hamburg's First Film Shaped the MARVEL Cinematic Universe

By Elbee Bargeron and Mike Delaney
Leading up to the April 27th* release of Disney’s Marvel’s The Avengers: Infinity War, several film sites and podcasts are revisiting the 18 interconnected superhero films that built upon each other, culminating in this 19th offering. The writers of this piece recommend reading Such and So’s brilliant take at Blah Blah dot com or What’s His Face’s exploration at Poddy Pod of all the Easter eggs you didn’t spot the first six times you watched the film. Those are great pieces, and there are literally dozens more if you Google “Marvel movie writing stuff.” All those talented film writers take you through the Marvel Cinematic Universe (or the MCU, if you hate several vowels and certain consonants), beginning with Rudy’s Jon Favreau’s Iron Man (2008), and concluding with Ryan “Creed” Coogler’s Black Panther (2018).

Saturday, April 21, 2018