AVENGERS: ENDGAME, Marvel Studios’ climactic conclusion to 22 movies and one of the top films of all time, arrives on DVD, Blu-ray & 4K Ultra HD Aug. 13

Marvel Studios’ “Avengers: Endgame,” the climactic conclusion to an unprecedented, 11-year cinematic journey in which the Avengers take one final stand against Thanos, delivered the biggest opening weekend in history and is currently one of the highest-grossing films of all time. On July 30, Avengers fans around the world are invited to assemble once more for…

Whatever it takes. Watch the latest trailer for AVENGERS: ENDGAME

The grave course of events set in motion by Thanos that wiped out half the universe and fractured the Avengers ranks compels the remaining Avengers to take one final stand in Marvel Studios’ grand conclusion to twenty-two films, Avengers: Endgame. Kevin Feige produces Avengers: Endgame, and Anthony and Joe Russo are the directors. Louis D’Esposito,…

Marvel’s mightiest heroes band together to stop the Mad Titan Thanos in AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR on DVD, Blu-ray & 4K Ultra HD Aug. 14

Take home a piece of cinematic history with Avengers: Infinity War, debuting digitally on July 31, 2018 and Blu-ray on August 14, 2018. Experience over two hours of exclusive bonus content featuring never-before-seen details behind the scenes, a ten-year history of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, a filmmaker roundtable, deleted scenes and so much more! Additionally, Marvel Studios will also…

Movie Review: CONTAGION

Steven Soderbergh is one of the few filmmakers working today who rarely repeats himself. He is as comfortable at making big Hollywood spectacles like the Ocean’s series as he is with idiosyncratic low-budget projects like Bubble and The Girlfriend Experience. He’s also delved into film noir in The Good German (one of my favorite films…

Blu-ray Review: MORTDECAI

Oh, Johnny Depp, what have you done? There’s no doubting that Johnny Depp is an iconoclastic performer. He was always a well-respected actor who finally shot into the upper stratosphere of superstardom after Pirates of the Caribbean. Ever since the emergence of Jack Sparrow, Depp’s track record has been rather iffy. His high-profile roles in…

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: 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: IRON MAN 3

People always say, “Third time’s the charm.” However, that rule doesn’t always apply to comic book movies. If a franchise is lucky enough to make it to a third outing, the filmmakers have forgotten what made the series successful in the first place. Superman 3, Spider-Man 3, and X-Men: The Last Stand are glaring examples while Batman Forever was the start…

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…