At E3 2014, I had a disturbing conversation with some...younger people about Val Kilmer. Some of the kids remembered him primarily for being a crap Batman in Batman Forever. A few of them knew him as "that funny guy in MacGruber." Sadly, none of them were familiar with Val Kilmer in his prime. Going off of the photo below, it's hard to believe that he was once one of the coolest people in Hollywood -- especially for young kids and teenagers. Val Kilmer was the guy in movies that every kid wanted to be. Let's use today's Coffee Talk column to remember when Val Kilmer was cool...continued
As a huge fan of the X-Men: Days of Future Past comics, I was excited for and scared of the X-Men: Days of Future Past movie. Obviously the movie was going to change the source material — some of the changes were for Hollywood reasons, some of the changes worked, and some of them will […]
The first trailer for the Guardians of the Galaxy movie delighted and disappointed me. I was pleasantly surprised by how entertaining it was, but disappointed that Vin Diesel didn’t say, “I am Groot.” The second trailer for Marvel’s intergalactic summer spectacular is even better than the first. You learn more about the protagonists, see more action, […]
John Constantine has always been one of the coolest and most interesting characters in the world of DC Comics. For those of you not familiar with the character, he’s a chain-smoking occult expert that specializes in dark sorcery and snarky comments. Constantine is probably the first guy in the DC Universe that you’d want to […]
In a recent RPadTV Google+ chat, RPadholic Tokz mentioned that Channing Tatum will be playing Gambit in an X-Men spinoff movie. My initial reaction was horror. While he’s an established Hollywood draw and attracts lots of female moviegoers, Channing Tatum is not a good actor. After thinking about the casting choice for a bit (more than a […]
I'm greatly looking forward to Marvel's "Original Sin" event. Part of it is because the story is topical and reflects recent world events. Part of it is because for the last few years, Marvel's events have generally been superior to DC's events. The second part is a little painful to admit, because I've usually been (a bit) more of a DC guy than a Marvel guy (though first and foremost, I follow certain writers). Let's use today's Coffee Talk to discuss "Original Sin."
For those of you not familiar with the premise of "Original Sin," here's a brief rundown...continued
Some purists of A Song of Ice and Fire had an issue with Oberyn Martell's introduction in Game of Thrones s4e1. In the books, it's implied that he's bisexual. In the television show, he forcefully grabs a male prostitute's junk. There's a huge difference between subtle implication and ham-fisted delivery, but sometimes it's necessary for the mainstream audience.
I was psyched to see that io9 posted photos of Elizabeth Olsen as the Scarlet Witch from the set of The Avengers 2. I have high hopes for Ms. Olsen, as she’s on her way to supplanting her evil sisters as the best Olsen sibling in Hollywood. The news that she was cast as the Scarlet Witch […]
The Guardians of the Galaxy trailer has me totally geeked out. One of the reasons I'm excited for the movie is Groot. He is the coolest talking tree in sci-fi and fantasy. Groot is way cooler than those lamers in The Lord of the Rings. As I mentioned in my story on the trailer, I was anxiously awaiting Groot to say his trademark phase, "I am Groot." Since he didn't, my anticipation for the next trailer has increased exponentially. The trailer also got me thinking about other heroes with limited vocabularies. There are so many great ones to choose from. I'm going to use today's column to talk about some of my favorites and I'd love to hear about yours. Let's start with...continued
Even though it stars the talentless hack known as Batista (Drax the Destroyer), I’m rooting for Guardians of the Galaxy to succeed. I’m a fan of the Brian Michael Bendis comics and the movie has several enjoyable performers that compensate for Batista’s formidable sucktitude. The new trailer (embedded below), has me cautiously hopeful for the […]