What is the Suicide Squad?

[caption id="attachment_544" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Image from dccomics.com[/caption] You may have heard that Warner Bros. is making a new DC Comic book movie named Suicide Squad.  But what exactly is the Suicide Squad?  It must be something big if they have Will Smith cast as one of the characters, right?  I mean, whether you like it or not, he is one of the biggest stars in Hollywood.  Since I am not familiar with this Squad, I decided to do an online...

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Star Wars Episode 7 Trailer is Finally Here!

The day has finally arrived.  Star Wars Episode 7 The Force Awakens  is now much more than some rumors and a photo of some of the cast sitting around discussing the screenplay.  We now have a teaser video.  And I have already watched it like 20 times.  Right off the bat the trailer definitely has a Star Wars feel to it.  Here is a quick  breakdown of what I saw; First of all, it sounds like Benedict Cumberbatch doing the voice...

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Phase 1 of the MCU

11/26/14 Marvel Studios decided to release their Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) movies in phases. It breaks down like this: Phase 1 - 1. Iron Man (2008) 2. The Incredible Hulk (2008) 3. Iron Man 2 (2010) 4. Thor (2011) 5. Captain America: The First Avenger (2011) 6. The Avengers (2012) Phase 2 - 1. Iron Man 3 (2013) 2. Thor: The Dark World (2013) 3. Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014) 4. Guardians of the Galaxy (2014) 5. Avengers: Age...

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens – The Facts

I am a big fan of the Star Wars movies and  I was very unhappy when first hearing the news that Disney acquired Lucasfilm in its entirety.   Star Wars just wasn't going to be Star Wars without George Lucas being involved.  It would just be a bunch of generic Sci-fi movies using the Star Wars name and some of their characters.   Simply put, Star Wars is George Lucas.  It is his vision, he is the creator of everything we know...

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The MCU and Me.

11/19/14 Let me begin by getting this out of the way: I am going to be discussing the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). I will base my thoughts and words on the history and backstory laid out in the MCU, that includes movies and television. I may use the comic book history just as a point of reference for things we have not been fully informed on. The opinions and speculation herein are just the thoughts of an avid fan. Yours...

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Captain America: The Winter Soldier Review (2014)

I have to admit, as much as I do not really care for most of the Marvel movies, I was actually looking forward to seeing Captain America 2: The Winter Soldier. I should start off by saying that I am a casual comic movie fan, I did not grow up reading comics or watch the cartoons, thus, I am not very familiar with the character backgrounds and storylines. I did not see this movie in the theatres so I had...

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Inglorious Basterds (2009)

Quentin Tarantino has a knack for making movies that people either love or hate.  From Reservoir Dogs to Kill Bill, he’s made movies without apologizing to anyone.  He just makes movies HE wants to see.  Luckily for me, personally, it seems we share a vision of what movies should be.  The writing, the way some of the scenes slowly play out, and the way different plots seem to converge at the end.  It’s no different in Inglourious Basterds. The film...

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Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace (1999)

There’s been a lot of negativity regarding George Lucas’s prequel trilogy.  I think a lot of that is due to high expectations.  I liked all three movies, not as much as the original trilogy, but they held their own.  A lot of the talk of Episode One was the quality of the story.  I don’t get it though.  If you remember, when you first start a story you have to establish characters and give a hint of where we're going...

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The Dark Night (2008)

The whole “comic-book movie” genre was redefined in 2008 with the release of The Dark Knight, the sequel to Batman Begins.  Not only this more dramatic and compelling than most comic book movies, it’s just plain better.  I wouldn’t classify it as a comic-book movie, but as a crime thriller featuring comic book characters.  I’ve always been more of a Marvel Comics fan, but DC Comics takes the cake as far as movies go with this one. Christian bale reprises...

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The Incredible Hulk (2008)

After watching Iron Man, my “geek” senses were sharp and I was looking forward to Marvel’s second movie as it’s own studio, without having to change their vision for a high powered mega-studio like Fox or Warner Bros.  The announcement was made that the second film would be another Hulk movie, this time called The Incredible Hulk.   After the Ang Lee version of The Hulk came out a few years back, the expectations were low.  When it was announced that...

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