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

Fantastic Four (2015) – The Worst Superhero Movie of the Modern Era


“You made it ugly.”

Reed Richards (Miles Teller) says this to some government officials after they took his invention and made it their own. This is what I feel Josh Trank and 20th Century Fox did to the beloved Marvel Comics franchise. More

First Viewing: X-Men Origins Wolverine — Pop Culture Curmudguin

I have heard for years that X-Men Origins: Wolverine was a bad film.  I just took that knowledge for granted and never bothered to watch it.  But last week I got a chance to watch it.  Are the critics right, or is this movie actually a good film?  Once again, as typical for the series, I give snarky comments that are somewhat-spoilerish, and then I go into full-time spoiler mode analyzing the film.

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Marvel’s Heroes for of 90s – Pop Culture Curmudguin

To start off the then-new decade in 1990, Marvel launched six new titles, dubbing them the “Heroes for the 90’s”.  These titles were well set to catch the wave of the speculator boom of the 1990s.  But were they a success?  On the 25th anniversary of the last of the six to get published, we are looking back at these six titles and see how well they did: Robocop, Namor the Submariner, Ghost Rider, Guardians of the Galaxy, The New Warriors, and Spider-man.

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First Viewing: X-Men: Days of Future Past — Pop Culture Curmudguin #26

Continuing a series where I watch for the first time movies that are super popular in geek circles, today I examine X-Men: Days of Future Past.  Does it live up to the hype?  As always, I start off with the snarky comments I had while watching the film, after which I give my honest opinion of the movie, and then analyze what the film means.  Spoilers abound, so be forewarned.

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Avengers: Age of Ultron Review — Pop Culture Curmudguin #25

The most anticipated movie of the Summer, err… Spring, has arrived.  Avengers: Age of Ultron has finally been released in North America. How is it? This review is in 3 parts. The first is a non-spoiler recommendation about the movie. The second part involves snarky comments I made while watching the film, quasi-spoilerish. The last part is full-on spoilers, looking at what the movie means for the future of the MCU. So sit back, get some popcorn shrimp, and get all the 411 you need from your favorite penguin.

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Why Spidey should debut on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. – Pop Culture Curmudguin #22

Everybody was all excited about the deal that Sony Pictures and Disney brokered, which allowed Spider-man to join the Marvel Cinematic Universe.  There are promises for more movies with Peter, and that is nice, but not great.  Here’s the reason it is not great…

Spider-man is built for TV series, not movies…

…and that debut should be on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.


FORCED PERSPECTIVE, Ep.47 – The Spider-Man Chronicles, Part 4 (w/Special Guests DRAVEN & DENNIN)

All roads lead to TERMINUS…or, in this case, the end of FORCED PERSPECTIVE’s Spider-Man retrospective!


FORCED PERSPECTIVE, Ep.46 – The Spider-Man Chronicles, Part 3 (w/Special Guests BIG D & HAMZA)

What do you get when you mix jive dancing, excessive crying, dumb scientists, Star Wars prequel bashing, and some TOE-BEE? Why, you get FORCED PERSPECTIVE, EPISODE 46 of course!