Marvel @ The Movies – Part 1: The Captain America Republic Serials (1944)

Hello all. Welcome to part 1 in what I hope to be an ongoing series looking at the history of Marvel Comics on the big (and sometimes small) screen. Enough introductions, you’ll get it as we go along.

We’re going to start with the first Marvel Comics property to ever hit celluloid: the iconic Captain America. More

Movies You Must Own: The Shining (1980)

Yes. I know. It’s been a while. I have no excuse for it other than life gets in the way sometimes. For that I apologize. I hope to make it up for you with another entry in our “Movies You Must Own” series, and just in time for Halloween I present one of the greatest horror films of all time:

THE SHINING More

Marvel VS DC: Why Marvel Has Won the Movie War

Since Superman: The Movie hit movie screens in 1978, essentially creating the modern superhero movie, DC characters have appeared on screen in 21 films.  In these 21 films, we’ve had 6 Superman movies, 2 Superman spinoffs (Supergirl, Steel), 7 Batman movies, 1 Batman spinoff (Catwoman), 1 Watchmen movie and 4 movies based on Swamp Thing, Jonah Hex and Green Lantern. Now, Superman and  Superman II are classics, as is Tim Burton’s Batman (and Batman Returns which I have soft spot for.)  The Dark Knight Trilogy is arguably the greatest comic book series of all time.  Watchmen and Man of Steel are debatable films, as a lot of comic book fans are divided on these. But the rest of DC’s filmography? Absolute garbage. More