by Kevin Muller
What a complicated path this has been to this year’s Oscars. First, the Academy tried to shoehorn a category in ,“Popular Film,” that was quickly taken out after much outcry. Then, Kevin Hart was hired then fired after his anti-gay tweets surfaced. Finally, the Academy wanted to cut certain awards that always had their time to shine, but quickly walked back, and put them back in. We haven’t even gotten to the ceremony where some celebrities are going to be annoying with their political beliefs that no one asked to hear. Anyway, the Oscars have always been a second Superbowl to me, without the high ratings. I love movies, and even though I don’t always agree with the picks, Chicago winning best picture comes to mind, I always like to see what/who wins. Let’s get to it…
Pop! Marvel – Venom Series
In honor of Venom’s 30th anniversary, your favorite Super Heroes and Villains are being Venomized, and it’s safe to say the universe will never be the same. Venom’s first victim, journalist Eddie Brock, is a natural choice for the Pop! Marvel Venom Series.
Similarly, Cletus Kasady and Carnage, despite being considered an “I” rather than a “we,” are another natural choice for the Venom series.
by Kevin Muller
It’s hard to believe that the Marvel Cinematic Universe, or MCU, is celebrating ten years. Throughout these films, we’ve seen many memorable moments, including when Iron Man first emerged, in the prototype of what his suit would become, to the God of thunder, Thor, wielding his hammer in a battle with Hulk, that made the green guy become helpless and, of course, when the original Avengers first came together. It has been one hell of a ride. One other constant has been the very serious threat of someone named Thanos and how he must be prevented from obtaining the Infinity Stones that are spread across this cinematic world.
The Cinephellas are still in the Black Panther spirit after seeing the movie! In this video, Nile shares some interesting facts about the Marvel character, Black Panther.
Nile Fortner reviews the 18th film in the MCU, Black Panther that is directed by Ryan Coogler.
by Old King Clancy
The arrival of T’Challa in Civil War was a welcome addition to the MCU and his arc provided the film with a neutral viewpoint away from the already established Captain America and Iron Man. Now with Infinity War looming, the prince of Wakanda has been given his own film to help establish himself and Wakanda into the MCU. The result is one of Marvel’s best, and possibly their most politically important movie to date.
Marvel’s Black Panther is the new leader as Fandango’s best-selling Marvel Cinematic Universe movie in the first 24 hours of pre-sales, beating out the previous record-holder, Captain America: Civil War. Fans are buying their advance tickets to Black Panther on Fandango before the film hits theaters on February 16.