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Daily Thoughts…

I don’t like how Marvel is building hype for their upcoming “Death of Wolverine” storyline. Like, I remember when Supe’s was killed by Doomsday, we legit thought he was never coming back. And when Cap was killed during the CivilWar, it was a shock that a fellow hero did it. Even with Peter Parker, they brought in a new Spiderman! 
All things we weren’t expecting, even if in the back of our minds we knew we’d see them again somehow. But spending months telling readers to “get ready” for Logan’s death is…just…weird…

90’s By The Numbers: ONSLAUGHT [Marvel Comics] 
:: Marvel is doing this amazing series, that goes back and looks at iconic series from their 90’s comicbooks. Onslaught, which is one of my favorite storylines of all time, is for some reason unknown in my circles. Sooo I hope some of you take the time to check this piece out…it’s definitely inspired me to flip through it again! 
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90’s By The Numbers: ONSLAUGHT 
[Marvel Comics

:: Marvel is doing this amazing series, that goes back and looks at iconic series from their 90’s comicbooks. Onslaught, which is one of my favorite storylines of all time, is for some reason unknown in my circles. Sooo I hope some of you take the time to check this piece out…it’s definitely inspired me to flip through it again! 

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THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2 [trailer]

:: Well there it is. Seems like Oscorp is the end-all-be-all when it comes to evil in Parkers world. Is that Norman sick in bed? Were those Doc Ocks arms under the same guard as the glider? Have they just written off two MAJOR characters in the Spidey universe? OK so here’s what it looks like…
- Rhino is a common thug who gets his hands on Oscorp tech
- Electro is a guy who gets his hands on Oscorp tech (that possibly gives him his powers) but if that’s not the case we have our “Sandman” for this movie…
- Harry is a colleague that uses his Oscorp tech (when he learns about Peter)
- Peter has secretly been under observation by Oscorp (but we’re not sure why)
- Peter finds a hidden lab setup by his late Father (who was also battling Oscorp in the past…probably mirroring with Norman what’s now happening with Harry)
It still looks like too much too quick.

If you’re not watching Agents Of SHIELD what are you doing with your life? 

If you’re not watching Agents Of SHIELD what are you doing with your life? 

THE WOLVERINE [trailer] 

This is how you do a sequel to a movie that everyone hated!

Has anyone else checked out the new X-Force series? [click here] 
Cable is back, with a whole new getup, and a new team. I’m not sure how I feel about it…His new robotic arm looks like overkill, and I hate the eyepatch covering the cool glowing eye!I like Colossus, I like Forge, and don’t really care about the other two. I like that they’re now fugitives, but I don’t like that they’re rival team is the Uncanny Avengers (if you didn’t know, Avengers + Xmen teamed up)  Anyshway. Their already a few issues in, and it looks promising. Looks like a series that will make me get back into buying comics on the regular (online that is…)
What are your thoughts/opinions?

Has anyone else checked out the new X-Force series? 
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Cable is back, with a whole new getup, and a new team. I’m not sure how I feel about it…
His new robotic arm looks like overkill, and I hate the eyepatch covering the cool glowing eye!
I like Colossus, I like Forge, and don’t really care about the other two. I like that they’re now fugitives, but I don’t like that they’re rival team is the Uncanny Avengers (if you didn’t know, Avengers + Xmen teamed up)  
Anyshway. Their already a few issues in, and it looks promising. Looks like a series that will make me get back into buying comics on the regular (online that is…)

What are your thoughts/opinions?

2013's BIG MOVIE LIST [click]

IGN decided to post a list (including trailers and description) of every major theatrical release, along with most of dates. Here’s what I’M excited for…

Gangster Squad: It’s kinda like an update Untouchables. 
The Last Stand / Bullet to the Head: Ahhhnold and Stallone are back to make no brainer shoot ‘em ups, my favorite lazy Sunday kinda movies.
The Side Effects: The Directorial follow up to Contagion. 
A Good Day to Die Hard: Forever one of my favorite franchises! 
OZ: The Great and Powerful: James Franco + fantasy epic = fun. 
Carrie: I never really got into the original, but wanted to. And Chloe Moretz is so much fun to watch on screen. 
The Place Beyond The Pines: Ryan Gosling…
Oblivion: It’s nice to see Tom Cruise in another blockbuster, it’s where he belongs. 
Iron Man 3: Duh! 
The Great Gatsby: I’ll stop enjoying Leo Dicaprio in classic timepiece films when he stops making them. 
Star Trek: Into Darkness: The Next Generation was just added to Netflix, and it’s only strengthened my love for the franchise. 
After Earth: I love Will Smith, and I love when he’s on screen with family. 
Man Of Steel: To me, this will make or break the Justice League movie…
This Is The End: I love the concept of a bunch of comedy actors, playing themselves, in an apocalypse setting! 
World War Z: Quite possibly my favorite book, with one of my favorite actors. 
Kick A** 2: I had never heard of the comic until the first movie was released, and now it’s one of those gems I keep coming back to over and over again. 
Pacific Rim: Even though it’s a homage to all the classic Japanese monster films, it still feels refreshingly original. 
The Wolverine: I don’t care what people say, this is Wolverine2, and it will be great! 
300: Rise of an Empire: It’ll be interesting to see what the Persians did after Leonidas’ defeat. 
Elysium: Think the storyline of Gundam, without the Gundams. 
Riddick: I’m really glad they decided to go this way with the trilogy. 
Sin City: A Dame to Kill For: FINALLY!!!
The Worlds End: It’s being called the final act in the Simon Pegg/Nick Frost trilogy. 
Enders Game: All of my booknerd friends rave about this, and it’s got Harrison Ford in an army role, sold. 
Hunger Games: Catching Fire: Hopefully this will finally convince everyone that didn’t read the books that it’s NOT a Twilight ripoff.
The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug: I know that they aren’t following the book, but it’s still excellent to watch. *EDIT* I was TOLD they aren’t following the book 100%…
47 Ronin: Not familiar with the classic? GET FAMILIAR! Also Keannu Reeves in another oriental-style film…I’ll be the only one in the theater, and that’s ok! 
jOBS: And finally this…this has already been picked as my movie of the year, for obvious reasons. A biopic about one of my favorite people, starring Ashton Kutcher, whom I’ve actually grown to like when he’s not playing a comedic role. 
 

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COMICBOOK MOVIE EDITION: 

1. JGL IN JLA [io9.com]
You know how movie rumors go, but it seems that enough credible sources are getting behind this story to make it legit…
Joseph Gordon Levitt (who played Robin in The Dark Knight Rises) will be the new Batman in DC’s upcoming Justice League movie!!!
This makes sense, with Chris Nolan moving from Bats to the Superman remake. Let the tie-in’s begin!  

2. XMEN4 UPDATE [Twitter]
Bryan Singer is the new director of the X-Men franchise (the original, not the parallel ‘First Class’ series…) and tweeted today that Ian Mckellen and Patrick Stewart have signed on to reprise their roles as Magneto and Prof X. Even more exciting is that they’ve chosen to go the direction of “Days of Future Past” one of the most iconic comicbook storylines ever!   

HOW DO YOU FEEL ABOUT THIS?
Is DC taking the Marvel route with their movies a good thing? Is continuing on with two X-Men movie franchises a smart move?

IRON MAN 3 UPDATE: First Official Trailer 

Finally Mandarin is being introduced! This was the bad guy I grew up loving to hate, and the only real threat (I thought) to Tony Stark…other than a bottle of booze…
I think it’ll be great to introduce this side of the story to new fans, who only know the overly sarcastic yet witty clean cut Avenger.  

IRON MAN 3 UPDATE: First Set Pics! 

Marvel unleashed a fury of official pics to quench our thirsts, and tomorrow they’re promising the first official trailer! 

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1. COULSON LIVES!!! [Marvel.com]
The Avengers have a TV show coming out called “SHIELD” and our beloved Agent is returning to warm our hearts :) 

2. XBOX UPDATES
Skyrim: Is getting it’s 3rd DLC, which rumors a return to Morrowind…just when I was out, they pull me back in! [Kotaku
Dashboard:
 As of today console history has been made; InternetExplorer is now available on your 360…so…yay? [Gizmodo

3. MOAR APPLE RUMORS [Gizmodo]
October 23rd is scheduled to be their next big announcement. And apparently it’s dead set that the iPad Mini will be unveiled…

4. HAPPY BDAY SEGACD [IGN]
haha I’m just putting this here for fun :P

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1. OCCUPY TURNS 1 [LATimes]
The Occupy Wallstreet movement has hit their 1 Year Anniversary today! First; holy smokes they’ve been out there for a full year? Second; I had completely lost track of this like…6 months ago.

2. ROBOCOP REMAKE [IGN
It’s the first day of shooting for the 90’s action reboot…and there’s already a set-photo leak!  

3. WiiU UPDATE [Nintendo Channel]
I missed out on this last week with all the Apple/Halo4 updates - but Nintedo released a slew of Wii U videos describing everything from release date and cost, to games like Bayonetta2 and ZombieU.

4. NEW MARVEL SUPERHERO [YouTube
Stan Lee has created an all new hero specifically for an upcoming iOS game! He looks like a mix of IronMan and Tron, a very trendy/popular/smart move on Marvels part.  

TOP5 SUMMER MOVIES [2012]


5. PREMIUM RUSH

I just explained in my review of this why I love it so much.
Read it [here]

4. THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN

I started the summer loathing the idea ofanotherreboot, but found myself seeing this movie twice, a pleasant surprise!
3. PROMETHEUS

I was looking forward to this movie for well over a year, planned a whole mini-road trip with friends for opening night, and saw it 2 more times in theaters after that!
2. THE DARK KNIGHT RISES

It’s the friggin end to the legendary Nolan trilogy…
1. THE AVENGERS

This takes the top spot solely for it’s ability to allow me the pleasure of escaping reality for a few moments to fall back into my childhood. I saw it multiple times, played the stupid game on Fbook, read the fanfiction, and am very excited for the upcoming TV show, and ran Marvel movie marathons in celebration before and after it’s release.

WHAT WAS YOUR FAVORITE SUMMER MOVIE OF 2012?

SDCC’12 ROUNDUP: Marvel Movie Sequels

I can definitely get behind these sequel. IM2 left off with a huge opening for character development between Tony and Rhodey. And with the lack of War Machine in Avengers I really hope they play up the duo against a villain that can can actually hold his own.
And titling CapUSA’s second turn at film as “winter soldier” is a huge note that we’re going to see the return of Bucky, and possibly (hopefully) follow down the storyline thatleads to Cap’s eventual replacement??? 
Can’t really say much about Thor though, I never followed him growing up. I just hope that this time around it’s a little more like the rest of the Avengers lineup…Thor1 is just too cheesy for my taste. 

Keep checking back for more of what I found interesting at this years event…