Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Marvel's The Avengers Review

There is a new superhero in town and you won't see him until the credits roll. Of course, I'm talking about none other than director Joss Whedon. What an awe-inspiring spectacle he has created here! This movie is the stuff only the most gifted storyteller could pull off. Sure, he has fans, thanks to his successful Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Firefly television shows, as well as the movie follow-up to Firefly, Serenity. Cult favorites, but hardly any motion picture industry recognition has been garnered from this writer/director. He certainly has never had this kind of budget or worked on a scale of this magnitude... but then who has? Well, he did produce last month's Cabin in the Woods, which also stared Chris Hemsworth (Thor), but that wasn't his story, per say. Marvel's The Avengers is a property (well, a multitude of properties) that could have gone horribly wrong or worse, could have been a mediocre big budget Hollywood machine project designed to have a huge opening weekend and bring in kids, who eat these kinds of movies up because they love to see their heroes on the screen, regardless of quality. Instead, Marvel has once again taken the high road, amounting to a duly deserved success. They hired the right director to make a movie for kids, comic book fans, and everyday people alike. This is the stuff we go to the movies for!

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Movies of May: 2012

Here is a theatrical release day schedule of the most prominent movies to be released in this month of may, 2012. Click the FILM TITLE below the movie poster for a link to the trailers.

So far, the most interesting movies for me are The Avengers, for Marvel actually being able to tie all of this together (with first time blockbuster maker with a strong credit history, Joss Whedon directing, no less) and Moonrise Kingdom, because hey, if it doesn't look like another classic from Wes Anderson (will all kinds of shades of what made Royal Tenenbaums an instant classic).