CAPTAIN AMERICA IN POST-IT NOTE FORM
This was made by a Redditor who says that he does Marvel movies big at his office. I love how Thor’s looking all jealous of Cap’s legs.

CAPTAIN AMERICA IN POST-IT NOTE FORM

This was made by a Redditor who says that he does Marvel movies big at his office. I love how Thor’s looking all jealous of Cap’s legs.

REVIEW - CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER
Guess who saw an early screening of Winter Soldier and had his mind completely blown away. This guy.
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I grew up a Marvel kid. I was mostly into Spider-Man and the X-Men universe. For some reason, the more straight-laced heroes like Iron-Man and Captain America were too boring and goody-goody for my super edgy 10-year-old tastes. I eventually got more into Image Comics and random other indie stuff, but I’d always go back to Marvel just to see what was up.
Then Iron-Man came out in theaters. It took a character I’d previously thought of as boring and turned him into a lovable, cocky, smart-ass version of Bruce Wayne. Then Captain America: The First Avenger was announced. Was it possible that Cap on screen could be more interesting than the corny whitebread Cap I remember from the 90’s?
Sort of.
Captain America was an alright movie (aside from the distractingly weird Skinny Steve Rogers), but it felt too montage-y — like they were trying to pack in too much. I’ve seen it about 5 times and still don’t remember most of what happens in the third act. That’s where my brain just switches off and I just stop caring.
But then Avengers (a.k.a. the greatest superhero movie of all time. Fight me.) came out followed by the trailers for Winter Soldier making it look all intense and epic, like Marvel’s version of Dark Knight Rises. And that’s basically what it is, but better.
The first bit of the film is just one giant awesome espionage scene on a ship that plays out like a stealth action game. Then some serious shit goes down, peeps can’t be trusted, and Cap and friends set out to right wrongs by punching faces and blowing things up.
Without spoiling anything, I can say that the choreography of not just the hand-to-hand combat, but the action sequences as a whole, are easily the best of any Marvel movie to date. The camera zooms and spins between Falcon dodging bullets in the sky, cars exploding into the air, Cap taking on swarms of dudes on the ground, and then there’s Nick Fury and Black Widow espionage stuff. It’s SO. DAMN. GOOD!
I feel like Chris Evans plays a way better Steve Rogers this time around. He has more of the character to work with. He misses his past, he feels betrayed by the government that he strove so hard to fight for in the first film, and he’s at a point where there’s really no one he can trust.
Anthony Mackie does as much as he can with the role. His character, Falcon, is introduced as a stand-up guy that Steve views as a trustworthyfellow soldier. He eventually becomes the only person he can turn to and is reduced to little more than a really cool device for action scenes and spouting the occasional campy one-liner while a majority of the real talking is left to the grown-ups. To be fair, he plays the role with all the enthusiasm and charm necessary to make the character likeable and it would have been tough to cram in some ridiculous backstory with all the other craziness going on.
Scarlett Johansson definitely takes the Black Widow character to a new level compared to previous films. She’s sort of a hit-or-miss actress for me, but she nailed it this time around. She displays a bad-ass tough chick confidence, but does a terrific job at adding a layer of sadness and vulnerability behind it all.
As for the Winter Soldier, Sebastian Stan freaking KILLS it. He’s menacing as shit and commands each scene he’s in with a vicious and lethal presence. The dude wears a mask covering his mouth for most of the film and has to do most of the acting with his eyes which is way harder than it sounds. I’ve already seen a crazy amount of fangirl swooning on Tumblr about his “OMG poor brainwashed sad guy I want to save” performance, so expect more once the film actually releases. A weird part of me kind of wants to see who gets fangirl’d on harder: Tom Hiddleston as Loki or Sebastian Stan as Winter Soldier. Chicks love tragic-ass bad boys.
What i love is how the whole scope of the film escalates from small-team-of-agents-on-a-boat to holy-shit-everyone-is-bad-everyone-will-die-this-is-epic-as-shit by the end of the second act; the repercussions of which will definitely be felt by the rest of the Marvel Cinematic Universe to a crazy degree. It will definitely be interesting to see how Captain America: The Winter Soldier will impact the next few films as well as the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. series.
All in all, Captain America: The Winter Soldier brings a well-balanced mix of action, intrigue, rich character moments, and is complete with all the fanboy inside winks and nods you’d expect from a Marvel film (and a pitch-perfect Pulp Fiction reference for Samuel L. Jackson fans). This film is leaps and bounds greater than the first Captain America and is on the same level as Avengers. If anything, this will definitely get you pumped for Phase 2.

REVIEW - CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER

Guess who saw an early screening of Winter Soldier and had his mind completely blown away. This guy.

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CAPTAIN AMERICA’S TO-DO LIST IS DIFFERENT IN OTHER COUNTRIES
Not sure if this is real or fake, but as more and more countries get their advance screenings of Winter Soldier, it seems like the scene of Cap’s to-do list that was posted last week has been tweaked for different territories. Makes sense to have different cultural references for different cultures. Above is a shot from the Korean version listing Dance Dance Revolution, Oldboy, and Ji-Sung Park. The version shown in England reportedly includes The Beatles, Sean Connery, and 1966 World Cup while the Colombian version apparently listed Shakira, of all things.
(via Reddit)

CAPTAIN AMERICA’S TO-DO LIST IS DIFFERENT IN OTHER COUNTRIES

Not sure if this is real or fake, but as more and more countries get their advance screenings of Winter Soldier, it seems like the scene of Cap’s to-do list that was posted last week has been tweaked for different territories. Makes sense to have different cultural references for different cultures. Above is a shot from the Korean version listing Dance Dance Revolution, Oldboy, and Ji-Sung Park. The version shown in England reportedly includes The Beatles, Sean Connery, and 1966 World Cup while the Colombian version apparently listed Shakira, of all things.

(via Reddit)

DAILY GRAFFITI: THAT ONE TIME THANOS AND CARNAGE HUNG OUT EDITION
Here’s a ginormous street art mural of Thanos and Carnage wearing what looks like the robe Rocky wore to the ring. The full piece features the handywork of Merlyn, Kooltaste, Hose, Stom500, Uncle Ho, DarkElixir, Jack El Diablo, and Wise.
Check out a snazzily edited video of the creation of the piece below.

(via Startape)
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DAILY GRAFFITI: THAT ONE TIME THANOS AND CARNAGE HUNG OUT EDITION

Here’s a ginormous street art mural of Thanos and Carnage wearing what looks like the robe Rocky wore to the ring. The full piece features the handywork of Merlyn, Kooltaste, Hose, Stom500, Uncle Ho, DarkElixir, Jack El Diablo, and Wise.

Check out a snazzily edited video of the creation of the piece below.

(via Startape)

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SUBMIT: The Albotas Geek Graffiti Flickr group
CAPTAIN AMERICA’S TO-DO LIST
Here’s a screenshot from Captain America: The Winter Soldier showing Cap’s to-do list. Poor dude. Frozen for nearly 70 years, there’s a lot he has to catch up on like Thai food, educating himself on the ups and downs of the Berlin wall, and apparently he’s unsure about Rocky II.  At least he got Star Wars out of the way.
Sheesh, Steve! You should put buy a smartphone on that list because there’s totally an app for keeping track of all that stuff. Christ, you could knock that list out in a few days ON a smartphone!
(via imgur)

CAPTAIN AMERICA’S TO-DO LIST

Here’s a screenshot from Captain America: The Winter Soldier showing Cap’s to-do list. Poor dude. Frozen for nearly 70 years, there’s a lot he has to catch up on like Thai food, educating himself on the ups and downs of the Berlin wall, and apparently he’s unsure about Rocky II.  At least he got Star Wars out of the way.

Sheesh, Steve! You should put buy a smartphone on that list because there’s totally an app for keeping track of all that stuff. Christ, you could knock that list out in a few days ON a smartphone!

(via imgur)

CUSTOM CAPTAIN AMERICA AIR JORDANS BY SEKURE D

Captain America: The Winter Soldier hits theaters April 4 and shoe & toy customizer extraordinaire Sekure D (check out our video interview with him here) went all out on a pair of Jordan 6’s and embellished them with all the iconic details of the O.G. Captain America suit. At first glance I though these were a legit licensing crossover which is a true testament to the artist’s skills and super clean lines.

Sidenote: Anyone catching the early premiere of Winter Soldier going on in select cities tomorrow?

(via Freshness)

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Buy: Snazzy Captain America socks with wings!

Hero-Glyphics

Here’s a line of hieroglyphics created by Josh Lane, celebrating the heroes of our time. They’re on sale right over here if you want a print. Loving the Hobgoblin and Spider-Man one.

9 Thoughts on Superhero Films In a Post-Avengers Industry
I understand completely that Hollywood will continue to create comic book and superhero-related films. I get that they’re going to be blockbusters, regardless of the hero and studios involved, as well as the producers, directors, and even casting calls.
You may or may not have noticed the impact The Avengers has had on every other super hero film being announced or prepping its release. In case you haven’t noticed, consider the fact that we’re seeing a Fantastic Four and X-Men crossover film, Wonder Woman is being introduced in the upcoming Batman and Superman film, and we’re seeing a huge surge of villains in the upcoming Spider-Man sequels.
Here’s some thoughts on a post-Avengers Hollywood, how it’s affected superhero movies, and how it’s going to continue to pull in more unbelievable hype.
The Avengers made a fuck ton of money. Five years ago, you would not have seen a superhero film that crossed over so many characters. That concept was only fantasy and wet dream. The Hulk had his own movie, starring Hulk and not really anyone else. The Dark Knight succeeded with only one hero and one major villain (yes, I know there were multiple villains, but for argument’s sake it’s just The Joker and I’m not having that god damn comment debate today). One of the major reasons The Avengers made so much bank was its incredible roster of superheroes. Who didn’t want to see a movie that promised a level of action that combined Marvel’s Captain America, The Incredible Hulk, Iron Man and Iron Man 2, as well as Thor?
With that said, naturally, every studio is ready to compete. Fox owns the licenses to X-Men and Fantastic Four. Sony owns Spider-Man. They all want a bite of that Marvel/Disney movie money that The Avengers handed out. They all want the amount of hype The Avengers created.
Superman was rebooted. The reboot was fostered after the Batman trilogy that Warner Bros. has had much success with. That Batman trilogy was also created by Christopher Nolan, an amazing filmmaker that brought a sense of realism to comic books on the big screen. That sense of realism had never been successfully accomplished prior to Batman Begins, and you’ll hardly ever see a critic compare The Avengers to Dark Knight Rises due to the fact that the Batman films don’t actually feel like comic book movies as much as The Avengers did. Warner Bros. decided that realism sold Batman, so they asked Zack Snyder to direct a film to help achieve that realism to Superman, a hero that has absolutely no hard-realism or grit to his attitude or demeanor, aside from emotions when dealing with humans and friends, which could also be seen at Batman’s character weakness. They rebooted Superman with the idea of realism being able to sell DC Comics characters, and sure enough, Man of Steel made some cash.
Last year, Spider-Man was rebooted. The Amazing Spider-Man was initially conceived to appeal to tweens, hence director Marc Webb ((500) Days of Summer) being attached. Both The Amazing Spider-Man and Man of Steel were executed while Marvel announced their next phase in their cinematic universe, all revolving around their success with The Avengers. Though both films were box office successes, The Avengers made its mark in movie history.
That being said, every studio planned around Marvel’s expansion. Warner Bros. announced a new Batman would be appearing in the Man of Steel sequel. That Batman is Ben Affleck, which caught a ton of flame in terms of casting, and also struck a slew of publicity. More recently, a Wonder Woman was announced. Three heroes, one film, an obvious unbalanced proportion of character-use.
Of course, Fox can’t stay out of this. The Amazing Spider-Man will be introducing the Sinister Six in the course of their next couple of films. The Amazing Spider-Man 2 has shown that Rhino, Green Goblin, and Electro will be appearing in the movie. The Sinister Six would be perfect to introduce to the series, with possibilities of introducing Doctor Octopus, Kraven the Hunter, Mysterio, Sandman, or even Hobgoblin or Venom. No word on which villains would be included in the roster. 
But consider this: Can anyone named an Avengers villain off the top of their head? Can you name a Spider-Man villain off the top of your head? Spider-Man villains have been introduced in various forms since the 80’s, and they’re some of the most recognizable villains in comics, so it’s much easier to introduce six different villains in the Spider-Man universe. Fox, I believe, has an upper hand.
X-Men will be seeing the Fantastic Four sometime in the near future. Fox, without even releasing their Fantastic Four reboot, already announced a three-year deal with Simon Kinberg, a writer/producer on X-Men: Days of Future Past, to expand and start a shared universe between the two teams. That’s a lot on the slate, being that Fox hasn’t created a great Fantastic Four film as of yet, and they’re already announced a crossover for sometime in the future between two Marvel superhero teams.
For the record, I don’t really like Marvel films outside of Iron Man and The Avengers. I’m excited for Guradians of the Galaxy, though. Rocket Racoon = dat dude.

9 Thoughts on Superhero Films In a Post-Avengers Industry

I understand completely that Hollywood will continue to create comic book and superhero-related films. I get that they’re going to be blockbusters, regardless of the hero and studios involved, as well as the producers, directors, and even casting calls.

You may or may not have noticed the impact The Avengers has had on every other super hero film being announced or prepping its release. In case you haven’t noticed, consider the fact that we’re seeing a Fantastic Four and X-Men crossover film, Wonder Woman is being introduced in the upcoming Batman and Superman film, and we’re seeing a huge surge of villains in the upcoming Spider-Man sequels.

Here’s some thoughts on a post-Avengers Hollywood, how it’s affected superhero movies, and how it’s going to continue to pull in more unbelievable hype.

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The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Trailer

Rhino, Electro, Green Goblin. Tween romance. Wowza. The Amazing Spider-Man 2 hits theaters May 2014.

'Agents of SHIELD' Doing A 'Thor' Crossover Episode

On November 19, Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. will center around the aftermath of events that take place in Thor: The Dark World. The episode, titled “The Well,” will be directed by Jonathan Frakes (Star Trek: The Next Generation) and feature appearances by some C-listers from Thor, but no Chris Hemsworth or his insanely sculpted arms.

I’ve included some sassy GIFs of Chloe Bennet a.k.a. Skye for no other reason than she’s my favorite character on the show. Doesn’t she look like she smells pretty? Also, there’s some speculation that she might eventually become Spider-Woman.

Any readers watch this show? I was kind of “meh” on it at first, but I was really digging the last two episodes and can’t wait to see where the story goes from here on out. Also, Skye.

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Here’s The Trailer for Captain America: Winter Soldier
Here’s the trailer that was teased yesterday. I’ll admit, I always thought the straight-laced old timey WWII hijinks of the first Captain America flick came off as a bit hokey. It’s no fault of the film, really. That’s just part of the characters story and it never really resonated with me. But teaming him up with S.H.I.E.L.D. on hi-tech espionage missions? Yeah, I can totally get down with this. Also, Black Widow. Hhnnnggg! Needs more Coulson, though.
Check out the trailer below and let us know what you think.

Here’s The Trailer for Captain America: Winter Soldier

Here’s the trailer that was teased yesterday. I’ll admit, I always thought the straight-laced old timey WWII hijinks of the first Captain America flick came off as a bit hokey. It’s no fault of the film, really. That’s just part of the characters story and it never really resonated with me. But teaming him up with S.H.I.E.L.D. on hi-tech espionage missions? Yeah, I can totally get down with this. Also, Black Widow. Hhnnnggg! Needs more Coulson, though.

Check out the trailer below and let us know what you think.

Loki Will Be Bisexual In Upcoming Marvel Title
Regarding the upcoming Marvel comic Loki: Agent of Asgard, writer Al Ewing posted on his blog “Yes, Loki is bi and I’ll be touching on that. He’ll shift between genders occasionally as well.”
It pretty much makes sense since the Loki of Norse mythology was a shapeshifting slut who got it on with anyone and anything.
If you listen closely enough, you can hear the sound of millions of undersexed fangirls, fanboys and slash fiction writers squealing with delight. Al Ewing must be completely aware of Tumblr’s Loki tag. I wonder if he’s aware of these pervy Loki mousepads.
 

Loki Will Be Bisexual In Upcoming Marvel Title

Regarding the upcoming Marvel comic Loki: Agent of Asgard, writer Al Ewing posted on his blogYes, Loki is bi and I’ll be touching on that. He’ll shift between genders occasionally as well.”

It pretty much makes sense since the Loki of Norse mythology was a shapeshifting slut who got it on with anyone and anything.

If you listen closely enough, you can hear the sound of millions of undersexed fangirls, fanboys and slash fiction writers squealing with delight. Al Ewing must be completely aware of Tumblr’s Loki tag. I wonder if he’s aware of these pervy Loki mousepads.

 

Here’s A Teaser Trailer For The Teaser Trailer Of Captain America: The Winter Soldier

Trailers for trailers are stupid, but we’re posting ‘em anyway because the Marvel cinematic universe is just plain rad and Black Widow’s new hair-do is super sexy. Not as sexy as those curls in Iron Man 2, but still pretty damn sexy.

The REAL teaser trailer debuts tomorrow. We’ll keep you posted on any developments regarding Black Widow’s hair in the meantime.

Super Realistic Wolverine Action Figure From Hot Toys
This 1/6 scale Wolverine figure from Hot Toys is based on Hugh Jackman’s portrayal of the character, comes with 5 different pairs of hands including both bone and metal claws, two outfits (I’m calling one Mad Max and the other Sexy Time), and an engraved metal Japanese sword.
No price or release date yet, but this thing is crazy. More pics after the jump.
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Super Realistic Wolverine Action Figure From Hot Toys

This 1/6 scale Wolverine figure from Hot Toys is based on Hugh Jackman’s portrayal of the character, comes with 5 different pairs of hands including both bone and metal claws, two outfits (I’m calling one Mad Max and the other Sexy Time), and an engraved metal Japanese sword.

No price or release date yet, but this thing is crazy. More pics after the jump.

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The highly anticipated, Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., premiered on Tuesday night to many mixed feelings from critics and fans alike. The show was screened to an amazing 11.9 million television viewers, which isn’t surprising considering the massive amount of hype the show has garnered since The Avengers blew up box offices. Its director, Joss Whedon, has done nothing but gather attention toward this show, showing it off as a cool new television series to correspond the aftermath of the first Avengers movie, and introduce a new cast of heroes who handle the smaller stuff the big guys, like Hulk and Captain America, don’t.
Joss Whedon, his brother Jed Whedon, and Jed’s wife Maurissa Tancharoen, all worked together to craft a television show of minor spy action and X-Files type dilemmas. The show takes place in Marvel’s Cinematic Universe, brings back Agent Colson, and is sure to gather even more momentum by its second episode. But overall, the pilot was just…okay.
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AWESOME [+]
Clark Gregg is back as Agent Phil Coulson. It’s great to see an already known character of the Marvel universe bringing some familiarity to the new show.
The fighting, when it happened, was fun to watch. The gadgets included in the show were interesting. It’s a wondrous setup for a world of secret agent possibilities Whedon is prepping us up for.
As much as the show seemed like it would drag, it kept things amusing. Corny jokes included, I didn’t once think of turning off Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
I mean, more live-action Marvel on a weekly basis. How cool is that!
NOT AWESOME [-]
This show feels totally 90’s. I feel like everyone is dismissing this with a “that’s just Joss Whedon, haven’t you seen Buffy?,” attitude, but I can’t accept that. Whedon in the 90’s is different from post-Avengers-with-a-billion-dollar-budget-Whedon.
Not as smart as it could have been. Corny jokes aside, the pilot was extremely simplistic and used words like “gamma,” “New York incident ” and “The Hulk,” to grab the attention of those wanting something bigger than what was presented. This is an extremely small-scale squad of government agents dealing with a world of superheroes. They won’t be dealing with Captain America and Thor every episode, and I don’t think that’s going to happen any time soon.
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. was absolutely always shown with Coulson’s character being pretty much resurrected after have dying in The Avengers film. There is no plausible reason why Coulson is back in the show and no in-depth answer was really given. It was kind of shunned. Hopefully it’s answered soon?
VERDICT
Truth is, this is more like the Bourne trilogy mixed with feelings of X-Files than it is anything related to Marvel’s Avengers film. That’s not a bad thing, but it’s also not what a huge chunk of the audience was expecting. There’s not much we can expect right now with Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., and as much as I’d love to watch S.H.I.E.L.D. agents try to recapture Spider-Man’s alien symbiote suit (wouldn’t happen due to license issues), or the agency attempting to stop a b-lister villain from killing innocent civilians (I’m pretty sure license issues are a key part to this show being not a total nerdgasm at the moment), I think the show is leaning toward original story arcs and characters if anything at all.
While the pilot wasn’t exactly the strongest, it’s also just a setup for each character involved and how things will run from here on out. Hopefully it pulls itself together by episode three so we can get a true feel for the show.

The highly anticipated, Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., premiered on Tuesday night to many mixed feelings from critics and fans alike. The show was screened to an amazing 11.9 million television viewers, which isn’t surprising considering the massive amount of hype the show has garnered since The Avengers blew up box offices. Its director, Joss Whedon, has done nothing but gather attention toward this show, showing it off as a cool new television series to correspond the aftermath of the first Avengers movie, and introduce a new cast of heroes who handle the smaller stuff the big guys, like Hulk and Captain America, don’t.

Joss Whedon, his brother Jed Whedon, and Jed’s wife Maurissa Tancharoen, all worked together to craft a television show of minor spy action and X-Files type dilemmas. The show takes place in Marvel’s Cinematic Universe, brings back Agent Colson, and is sure to gather even more momentum by its second episode. But overall, the pilot was just…okay.

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