Go higher, further, faster with Marvel Studios’ CAPTAIN MARVEL on DVD, Blu-ray & 4K Ultra HD June 11

At yesterday’s espnW Summit NYC, Marvel Studios hosted a “Captain Marvel” panel and revealed an all-new trailer and in-home release dates for its first female-led franchise film, centered on Carol Danvers a.k.a. Captain Marvel. The spectacular, 1990s-era Super Hero adventure, which electrified and inspired audiences worldwide and surpassed $1 billion in ticket sales, is available…

Own every action-packed Jack Ryan film in ultra high definition when THE JACK RYAN COLLECTION debuts on 4K Ultra HD Aug. 21

Author Tom Clancy’s renowned CIA analyst returns this August when the new series “Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan” debuts on Amazon. In anticipation, fans can catch up on all of the celebrated character’s cinematic exploits when a new 4K Ultra HD/Blu-ray Combo Collection arrives on August 21, 2018 from Paramount Home Media Distribution. Featuring five 4K…

Ben Affleck directs and stars in the crime thriller LIVE BY NIGHT on DVD & Blu-ray Mar. 21

Oscar winner Ben Affleck (Argo) directed and stars in the action-packed crime thriller. Affleck also wrote the screenplay, based on the award-winning best-seller by Dennis Lehane. The film is produced byLeonardo DiCaprio and Jennifer Davisson Killoran, under the Appian Way banner; and Ben Affleck and Jennifer Todd for Pearl Street Films. Serving as executive producers…

Marvel Studios Annotations: THE AVENGERS

The Tesseract The Cosmic Cube made its first appearance in Tales of Suspense #79 and was an immensely powerful device created by A.I.M., who are introduced in Iron Man 3. In the films, it is now called the Tesseract and made its first appearance in the post-credits scene of Thor. In actuality, the Cube is…

Marvel Studios Annotations: THOR

0:01:25 – Jane Foster and Erik Selvig Jane Foster first appeared in Journey into Mystery #84 (1962). She was originally a nurse and love interest to Thor and his alter-ego Dr. Donald Blake. She later became a doctor, rather than an astrophysicist as she’s depicted in the films. Natalie Portman previously starred in V for…

Marvel Studios Annotations: IRON MAN 2

The Vankos Anton Vanko was the Russian counterpart to Tony Stark and first appeared in Tales of Suspense #46. He invented his own suit of armor and became known as the Crimson Dynamo. Vanko eventually defected to the United States and a succession of agents has worn the Dynamo armor. His son, Ivan Vanko, is…

Marvel Studios Annotations: IRON MAN

In preparation for the release of The Avengers, I wrote up these annotations for Marvel’s Cinematic Universe that were originally posted on the now-defunct Movie Metropolis. This is a detailed breakdown of all the hidden references and surprising ways in which each picture connects to one another. The first film, Iron Man, forms the foundation…

Movie Review: THE AVENGERS

“You think you’re the only superhero in the world? Mr. Stark, you’ve become a part of a bigger universe…I’m here to talk to you about the Avenger Initiative. Back in 2008, moviegoers patient enough to sit through the end credits of Iron Man heard those fateful words. Marvel Comics laid out the foundation for a…

Movie Review: THOR

Whosoever holds this hammer, if he be worthy, shall possess the power of Thor. Summer movie season arrives with the booming sound of thunder and the blinding crackle of lightning. That raging storm heralds the arrival of Thor, the latest Marvel superhero to hit the silver screen. This isn’t the Mighty Thor’s first foray into…

Movie Review: IRON MAN 2

Iron Man was never Marvel’s premiere superhero on the comic book page, but on the big screen he’s their centerpiece. 2008’s Iron Man was a rousing success and set the foundation for creating a singular cinematic universe where Marvel’s heroes exist side-by-side. As with the majority of sequels, Iron Man 2 ups the ante with…

Movie Review: IRON MAN

Iron Man is the first film produced under the Marvel Studios banner, allowing the comic book company to churn their live-action adaptations in house while giving them tighter creative control. If this spectacularly fun effort is any indication, Marvel made the right decision. The last few Marvel films were the hugely disappointing Spider-Man 3, the…