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Devil’s DVD Advocacy: Captain America: The First Avenger

Marvel Comics has been on quite a roll with their movies this year (Thor, X-Men: First Class) and Captain America: The First Avenger keeps that streak going. Directed by Joe Johnston (The Rocketeer, Jumanji) and starring Chris Evans as Steve Rogers/Captain America and the great Hugo Weaving as his arch-villain the Red Skull, Captain America is a great thrill ride of a movie. It’s a comic book movie with the patented silliness that comes with the genre, but the movie is done with such style that you just go along for the ride regardless of how silly everything is.

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Devil’s DVD Advocacy: Thor

“I still don’t think you’re the god of thunder… but you ought to be”

Marvel Studios (the movie branch of the comic publisher) struck gold with Iron Man – a movie whose success they’ve been trying to replicate ever since. Does Thor once again capture lightning in a bottle, or is the thunder-god’s movie just a passing drizzle? Read the rest of this entry

Devil’s DVD Advocacy: X-Men: First Class

Set to tell the tale of the early days of how the X-Men came to be is the prequel of sorts to the previous X films is X-Men: First Class. Matthew Vaughn directs this film to show the origins of the two main leaders of the warring factions in the mutant community Charles Xavier aka Professor X and Erik Lehnsherr aka Magneto.

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Episode 82: Captain America

This week Mike C, Jonathan M, Rene A, and Mike P talks some Captain America.

This is the first in a two part episode, covering the super soldier serum, who has the best Avengers lead in, and dying a virgin.

This second part of the Captain America episode features a 3-2-1 list of Marvel movie favorites and bombs. Oh and Joe joined us as well.

Plus as an added bonus, a couple Devils talk trailers in a separate bonus episode discussing The Dark Knight Rises, Amazing Spider-Man, & Avengers.

Give us a listen because it’s better than watching Howard the Duck.

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Captain America: The First Avenger

Marvel Comics has been on quite a roll with their movies this year (Thor, X-Men: First Class) and Captain America: The First Avenger keeps that streak going. Directed by Joe Johnston (The Rocketeer, Jumanji) and starring Chris Evans as Steve Rogers/Captain America and the great Hugo Weaving as his arch-villain the Red Skull, Captain America is a great thrill ride of a movie. It’s a comic book movie with the patented silliness that comes with the genre, but the movie is done with such style that you just go along for the ride regardless of how silly everything is.

Read the rest of this entry

X-Men: First Class

Set to tell the tale of the early days of how the X-Men came to be is the prequel of sorts to the previous X films is X-Men: First Class.  Matthew Vaughn directs this film to show the origins of the two main leaders of the warring factions in the mutant community Charles Xavier aka Professor X and Erik Lehnsherr aka Magneto.

Read the rest of this entry

Thor

“I still don’t think you’re the god of thunder… but you ought to be”

Marvel Studios (the movie branch of the comic publisher) struck gold with Iron Man – a movie whose success they’ve been trying to replicate ever since. Does Thor once again capture lightning in a bottle, or is the thunder-god’s movie just a passing drizzle? Read the rest of this entry

Iron Man 2

There isn’t much to say about the plot for Iron Man 2 that isn’t covered in the trailer: a generic Soviet attempting to thwart Tony Stark, Stark fighting the government for control of his suit, and War Machine teaming up for a brawl.  Another unseen plot point is thrown into the mix, but it remains a simple story.  This is the part where many superhero movies go wrong: it is okay to stick with the basics as long as they are done well. Read the rest of this entry

Iron Man 2 (Devil’s Advocate Review)

To say expectations are high for Iron Man 2, two years after the original was a smash hit, would be an understatement.  On most levels it delivers, but it doesn’t mean there isn’t flaws here as Robert Downey Jr. returns as the man in the iron suit.  The common mistake that one makes when making sequels is simply trying too hard to top the predecessor.  Examples can be found in many of movie franchises whether it’s from the 80’s, 90’s, and down to current films being released.  Iron Man 2….no exception. Read the rest of this entry

Disney buys Marvel….Great Just Great (A Mad As Hell Op-Ed Piece)


So today in the news I read that The House of Mouse now owns some super heroes. Read the rest of this entry

Green Lantern Has Its Hero (Mad As Hell Op-Ed)

Alex Ross' Green Lantern

Well it’s all official Marvel’s sweetheart Ryan Reynolds, is playing both sides of the fence. With rumors like Bradley Cooper and Justin Timberlake, it turns out they were all wrong. Ryan Reynolds will be the Green Lantern. I for one am stoked. I dig Reynolds; he was most likely the best part of Blade 3. Well besides Jessica Biel in tight spandex…nothing beats that. This announcement gets us one step closer to a movie about one of the coolest, and most overlooked super heroes.

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X-Men Origins: Wolverine (Devil’s Advocate Review)

I was on the fence before seeing X-Men Origins: Wolverine, and continue to straddle said fence days later.  Since I fall under the so-so, “not the worst movie I’ve seen, but not the best either” category and my partner for this week was “pro-Wolverine”, I will have to argue against.

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X-Men Origins: Wolverine

While it isn’t the pure essence of comic book culture lure, X- Men Origins: Wolverine is certainly a movie that would please most of the garden-variety movie audiences. Whether it’s the avid comic book fan, or a fan that’s entirely new to the genre itself, everyone would get a sense of enjoyment watching this film.

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