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As the new year begins, it’s nice to have films to look forward to. Which is why we write lists of our own, personal, most anticipated films. Even more so than a top 10 list, anticipated lists showcase a writer’s personality. In an ideal world, these 10 movies would be 10 of our favorites when the year is over. More often than not though, the films we’re excited about are not the best we see. Most of the time, there are some really bad calls. Occasionally there are some really good calls. Which is why I like to own up to my list from the previous year and critique myself.

How right, or wrong, was I about my most anticipated films of 2013? Find out below. Read More »

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What secrets are buried on the Amazing Spider-Man 2 website? Did the Internet know about X-Men: Apocalypse back in July? How much did the Flash help Arrow‘s ratings? Want to see some extended scenes from Kick-Ass 2? Which Thor jokes does Chris Hemsworth hear most often? Where can you see Thor: The Dark World villain Malekith take on Iron Man? Read about all this and more in today’s Superhero Bits. Read More »

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Has Joss Whedon finished the script for Avengers: Age of Ultron? Which superhero did Mads Mikkelsen audition for? What will the Ant-Man costume look like? Is Ben Affleck bulking up for Batman vs. Superman too soon? Did Chris Pratt read the Guardians of the Galaxy script before signing on? What does Mondo’s latest Watchmen poster look like? Which characters are joining Marvel Universe Live? Read about all this and more in today’s Superhero Bits. Read More »

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What do Ben Affleck and Christian Bale think of BatKid? Is X-Men: Days of Future Past doing additional photography? How does Chris Pratt describe the comedy in Guardians of the Galaxy? Did The Daily Bugle reveal the fate of an Amazing Spider-Man character? Was Big Daddy going to come back in Kick-Ass 2? Want to see another Marvel director visiting the set of Thor: The Dark World? Read about all this and more in today’s Superhero Bits. Read More »

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How is Edgar Wright teasing us about Ant-Man? When is the Lego Marvel Super Heroes demo available? Where can you get screen used props from The Dark Knight? Will a Constantine TV show mess with Guillermo del Toro‘s Justice League Dark? Want to see Jock’s storyboards from Dredd? How can you get a Stan Lee Funko Pop figure? Read about all this and more in today’s Superhero Bits. Read More »

Quentin Tarantino

Even Quentin Tarantino will tell you his taste in movies is far from in line with any one person. Much like his movies, Tarantino has a very unique and personal sensibility, which is part of the reason why his movies are so unique. The Pulp Fiction and Django Unchained director recently put those tastes on display by revealing his ten favorite movies of 2013 (so far). Some are expected: Gravity, This is the End, and Before Midnight. But there are some very curious entries. One in particular, in fact: Gore Verbinski’s The Lone Ranger. Read More »

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DaveDevindra, and Matt Singer from The Dissolve discuss the brilliance of The Act of Killing, and praise the second season of The Killing. Be sure to read about movie-lovers who don’t love movies and the death of snapshots.

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Kick-Ass 2 Showdown

The two major things missing from Kick-Ass 2 constitute the two major problems with an otherwise decent sequel. Those things are Matthew Vaughn and Jane Goldman. Vaughn, who directed Kick-Ass in 2010, is an incredibly talented director. Goldman, who wrote the first film, is a fantastic screenwriter. They both return as producers this time around, but their respective duties have taken over by Jeff Wadlow, the director of Cry_Wolf and Never Back Down. Wadlow has an obvious passion for this material and does an admirable job at times. Without Vaughn directing Goldman’s words, however, Kick-Ass 2 never comes close to the energy and smarts of the first movie.

That said, fans of the original will enjoy all the new characters, the many tense/violent situations, and the uptempo, fun pacing. Kick-Ass 2 doesn’t reach the dizzying heights of the first movie, but in the realm of flawed sequels, it’s pretty entertaining. Read More »

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