I’m sure you’ve seen the Captain America: Civil War commercials on TV and, in preparation for what is (for me) the most anticipated movie of the year, I bring you the fourth episode of Quick Reviews, a look at the first Captain America movie, The First Avenger.
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Like The Interview, Snowpiercer was released online/VOD/whatever-you-call-it earlier this year. We watched it via streaming on Amazon for a dollar, and it’s one of the best values I can recall in entertainment. Read the rest of this entry
I should preface this review by saying I did not watch the 2000s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles series – I presume this movie stems out of that series, but I don’t actually know this for a fact, and, in 2014, obviously, there is no way to check… Anyway, let’s dive in to 2007’s TMNT! Read the rest of this entry
It’s Anna Faris (Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs) and the Captain himself, Chris Evans, together, in a comedy! That sounds promising! And yet, despite its somewhat unique premise, What’s Your Number? is a by the numbers twenty first century romantic comedy. (You see what I did there?) Read the rest of this entry
Some folks might want to be Captain America, but Dr. Girlfriend realized I want to smell like him.
She’s not wrong.
I’m sure you’re wondering: What does a patriot smell like? Read the rest of this entry
I love me some Captain America, and I couldn’t be more delighted that another flick is dropping starring Chris Evans as the Star Spangled Avenger. I’m not completely in love with the way they’re writing him (one second, it seems like the Steve Rogers I know, but the next second, he’s firing automatic rifles and hurling people to their death), but I’m pleased with the way Evans is portraying the roll. Also, I’m a big Winter Soldier fan, and I’m curious to see the movie’s take on it. Unlike before Captain America: The First Avenger, my expectations are dialed up to eleven: the trailer gives the impression that the movie is interesting, and we’ve already seen what most of the players can do with their characters, and, as history has shown us, the second movie of a series is often the best one (Matrix trilogy aside), so all signs point to a good movie.
We’ll have to wait and see…
Oh, the celebration part – I almost forgot. Well, we should have some Captain America-centric posts going for the rest of the week, and maybe beyond. Stay tuned for more stuff!
If you follow us on Twitter, you’re cool – but you also know I’m not a fan of this new volume of Captain America. The writing is boring and the character’s all wrong. Old School Captain America always knew what to do because he’s not just the champion of ideals, he is the ideal, and actor Chris Evans, who portrays the Star Spangled Avenger on the big screen, fits that tradition like a glove.
In an interview he gave to The Advocate (which I cannot find – thanks Google!), he had this to say on gay marriage:
“Are you kidding me? It’s insane that civil rights are being denied people in this day and age. It’s embarrassing and it’s heartbreaking. It goes without saying that I’m completely in support of gay marriage. In 10 years we’ll be ashamed that this was an issue.”
SWISH! Did the Captain hit the nail on the head or what? Chris Evans deserves some big ups for not wimping out and letting his shield fly. Good job, Cap – now go punch us some bad guys!