Michael Lopp On Disney’s Run With Marvel

Michael Lopp On Disney’s Run With Marvel
Michael Lopp — Rands in Repose »

Some brief thoughts on the state of Marvel:

  • In 2009, Disney paid four billion dollars for Marvel. It turns out this was a tremendous deal. Check it out…
  • The first Avengers had a production budget of $220 million and worldwide total lifetime gross of $1.5 billion.
  • The last Iron Man (released last summer) had a production budget of $200 million a worldwide total gross of $1.2 billion.
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Jason Snell’s Thoughts on the Marvel/DC Upcoming Films

Jason Snell’s Thoughts on the Marvel/DC Upcoming Films
Jason Snell — Six Colors »

Two weeks ago Warner Bros./DC Comics got its act together and announced its cinematic counter attack to the success of Marvel’s movies.

The studio announced ten movies stretching out to 2020, including “Batman v Superman” (I think it’s about a Supreme Court case?), “Wonder Woman,” a two-part “Justice League” movie, “The Flash,” and an attempt to repair the damage done by…

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Marvel’s Phase 3 Plans Announced

Marvel’s Phase 3 Plans Announced
Marc Strom — Marvel.com »

The Marvel Cinematic Universe will grow even bigger than ever before with Phase 3!

At a special event held at the El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood, Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige took to the stage to announce the full slate for Phase 3 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, featuring a mix of fan-favorite characters along with a number of heroes set to make their big screen debut in the coming…

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‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ Extended Teaser Sequence

‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ Extended Teaser Sequence

This is the extended sequence and trailer that aired (as far as I understand) with Agents of SHIELD last night. The teaser trailer portion that follows the teaser sequence appears to be the same trailer we have already seen — starting right after the Marvel logo in that trailer.

The teaser sequence here is pretty fun. It’s great to see the banter between the Avengers — maybe we can assume…

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The MovieByte Podcast #110: Lenox Square

Lenox Square

Find out all you need to know about ‘Kill The Messenger’! Joe was able to see the film even though it was in limited release, and so he breaks it down for us. TJ was not able to see the film because it was not showing anywhere in Nashville. But Joe fills him and you in. Also don’t miss a lot of discussion about the ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ teaser trailer, TJ’s decision to buy an Amazon Fire Stick, and ‘The Hunger Games; Catching Fire’ on Netflix in time for you to get caught up before the next installment hits theaters.

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First Trailer for ‘Star Wars VII’ Coming This Year?

First Trailer for ‘Star Wars VII’ Coming This Year?
Germain Lussier — Film »

Interstellar, Inherent Vice, Guardians of the Galaxy… as excited as I was for all those films coming into 2014, the thing I’m still most looking forward to is the Star Wars Episode VII teaser trailer. The problem is, with the film hitting in December 2015, the odds of that trailer coming out this year seem really slim. Some new buzz is circling the Internet, however, that not only says that…

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Amazon Fire Stick — $19 Today (Prime), $39 Thereafter

Amazon Fire Stick — $19 Today (Prime), $39 Thereafter
Moisés Chiullan — Arthouse Cowboy »

Amazon Fire TV has the baseline triumvirate needed for one of these boxes to work for me:

  1. responsive, fast internals (loads high-bitrate 1080p content in a snap)
  2. an RF remote
  3. an actually-growing, competitive “app channel” marketplace (still missing favorites like Acorn TV and Warner Archive Instant, but they’ll arrive)

Most importantly, it doesn’t stop working after an update (Apple), or…

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‘Imitation Game’ Clip Featuring Benedict Cumberbatch

‘Imitation Game’ Clip Featuring Benedict Cumberbatch

So, speaking of Benedict Cumberbatch, we’ve got a clip here from his upcoming film, The Imitation Game. The range that Benedict Cumberbatch is able to play in the films that I’ve seen him in is pretty incredible — and yet he still manages to impress me in this clip by playing yet another character so totally unlike any I’ve ever seen him play before.

In The Imitation Game, Cumberbatch is…

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Benedict Cumberbatch Rumored (heavily) to Play Dr. Strange for Marvel

Benedict Cumberbatch Rumored (heavily) to Play Dr. Strange for Marvel
Mike Fleming Jr. — Deadline »

EXCLUSIVE: Marvel has finally found its Doctor Strange. I’m hearing Benedict Cumberbatch is the studio’s choice for the superhero pic, and negotiations are about to begin. The news comes after talks with Joaquin Phoenix around the time of Comic-Con went south, and Marvel went back to the drawing board. With names like Jared Leto and Tom Hardy also in the mix, this is obviously a coveted…

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Marvel To Reveal More ‘Age of Ultron’ Footage During ‘Agents of Shield’

Marvel To Reveal More ‘Age of Ultron’ Footage During ‘Agents of Shield’
Russ Fischer — /Film »

The trailer premiere for Avengers: Age of Ultron was originally set to take place during the October 28 episode of Agents of SHIELD. A bootleg leak of the trailer changed that, and Marvel was smart enough to respond to the leak with an official trailer release. So what does that mean for next week’s episode of SHIELD?

Despite the fact that the show’s second season is improved from the…

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