Posted on Monday, December 29th, 2014 by Angie Han
In box office terms, 2014 wasn’t a huge year for film. But in creative terms, it’s hard to fault this year’s crop. It contained at least one once-in-a-lifetime masterpiece, not to mention one of the greatest horror movies in years, several big-budget franchise-builders that soared way past expectations, and some completely out-of-nowhere gems.
As the year winds to a close, I’ve taken a moment to look back at some highlights. As usual, this shouldn’t be considered an objective list of the year’s best film, but an entirely subjective list of favorites. Run down my top 10 films of 2014 with me after the jump.
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Every year around this time we take a look at the highest rated movies on IMDb. The movies are rated year round by IMDb users, and provides one of the largest sampling of mainstream public opinion on films. Find out the 40 top films on the IMDB best movies of 2014 list, after the jump.
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Back when Captain America: The Winter Soldier was only known as “Captain America 2,” everyone involved kept saying one thing. The film was going to influenced by political thrillers of the Seventies. The end result definitely bore that influence, as Cap uncovered the mystery of what was happening behind the scenes at S.H.I.E.L.D.
But “political thriller” was definitely not the only box you could place The Winter Soldier in. Cap fights his superhuman equal and a secret organization hellbent on world domination. Heck, it could have been an old-school Eighties action movie. And that’s exactly what YouTube user ChiefBrodyRules has created. He turned Captain America: The Winter Soldier into an ’80s B-Movie trailer. It’s really clever. Check out the Winter Soldier 80s trailer below. Read More »
Where can you take a college course on the Marvel Cinematic Universe? How does the Daredevil movie relate to the Netflix TV show? How were the ratings on Gotham and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D? Which popular Marvel Studios movie is going backward and getting a comic book adaptation? Did Ultron himself, James Spader, enjoy Comic-Con? Is there a city trying to get a life-size statue of Wolverine? Does CinemaSins really have a problem with Captain America: The Winter Soldier? Read about all this and more in today’s Superhero Bits. Read More »
Posted on Monday, September 15th, 2014 by Angie Han
Between Black Widow, Falcon, Nick Fury, and of course Cap himself, Captain America: The Winter Soldier had plenty of heroes already. But there may have been one more we didn’t get to see.
Directors Joe and Anthony Russo teased what sounds like a Punisher cameo in the film, and even joke that the anti-hero could be up for his own Marvel One-Shot. Hit the jump for the Captain America The Winter Soldier Punisher appearance details. (Spoilers ahead.)
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Want to watch the Batmobile drive around in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice? Has one been stolen? Care to read a long interview with the showrunner of Daredevil? What happens in the second episode of Gotham? Is Jason Momoa happy about being Aquaman? How much work went into the end titles of Captain America: The Winter Soldier? Does Japan actually have their own Batman now? Read about all this and more in today’s Superhero Bits.
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Why are some fans unhappy with the Zack Snyder’s Batman v Superman batmobile? How long has Kevin Feige known the title to Captain America 3? What Marvel TV shows are coming to New York Comic-Con? Is the Justice League coming to TV? Just how important does Robert Downey Jr. think he is to the Marvel Cinematic Universe? Want to see some bloopers from the Captain America: The Winter Soldier? Read about all this and more in the return of Superhero Bits. Read More »
Posted on Tuesday, September 9th, 2014 by Angie Han
Screen Junkies revels in knocking films down a notch with their Honest Trailers series, but when it came to Captain America: The Winter Soldier even they had to admit the film was pretty damn good. (“What? We had to be honest.”) Turns out, it was the Honest Trailers themselves that (unknowingly) helped make the film so great. Hit the jump to find out how.
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Blame Jeremy Renner for the fact Hawkeye wasn’t in Captain America: The Winter Soldier. From the earliest days of development, the character was supposed to be in the sequel but the actor’s busy schedule didn’t allow him to be part of the film. So the screenwriters and directors worked around it and turned in a fantastic movie even without the Avengers’ best archer.
Still, there were plans of him being in the movie and now Anthony and Joe Russo have revealed not only how Hawkeye fit into the larger narrative, but also details of a specific action scene they had worked out. Read about the Hawkeye Captain America Winter Soldier deleted scene below. Read More »