Michael Fassbender’s Erik Lehnsherr and James McAvoy’s Charles Xavier were a match made in cinema heaven in this summer’s “X-Men: First Class.” (See review here.) The push and pull between the two of them is the movie’s greatest strength, and their relationship is essentially — as McAvoy has called it — a love story. Maybe that’s … Continue reading 2011 Memorable Moment: Charles and Erik’s Mind-Meld
Free Enterprise Rating: R Director: Robert Meyer Burnett Writers: Robert Meyer Burnett and Mark A. Altman Starring: Rafer Weigel, Eric McCormack and William Shatner “Free Enterprise” may be the geekiest movie I had never heard of. A few weeks ago, a generous friend hooked me up with a copy of the film, which was released … Continue reading G3 Review: Free Enterprise
The best comic book movies find the balance between pleasing fans and entertaining people who don’t know their adamantium from their vibranium. As sturdy and sincere as its title hero, Captain America: The First Avenger pulls it off. It’s an accessible origin story with big, old-fashioned heart, and the geek in me was thrilled to see … Continue reading G3 Review: Captain America: The First Avenger
Between outrageous ticket prices and patrons who can’t stop texting/Tweeting/yapping for even two lousy seconds after the lights go down, I've often wondered whether it's still possible to experience child-like joy at the movies. However, my skepticism was no match for the wonderful J.J. Abrams-directed thriller Super 8. It was like time travel. Just seconds … Continue reading G3 Review: Super 8
V. reviews the Green Lantern movie.
We all bring our baggage to movie adaptations of comic books, terrified that filmmakers will eff up the stories we hold dear. They’ve certainly done it before, so my Marvel-leaning friends' concerns about X-Men: First Class were understandable. Whenever I said that the movie looked like a winner, at least one person would reply, "I … Continue reading G3 Review: X-Men: First Class
Which summer comic-inspired movie are you most excited about?
"You have all the weapons you need. Now fight." V. has got Zack Snyder's back, yo.
Many, many others have written about the genius of the original All-Star Superman, so the series doesn’t need my late stamp of approval. But while I fully expected to enjoy the story, I didn't anticipate just how much more I would appreciate Superman as a character after finishing them. I recently purchased the trades in a … Continue reading All-Star Appreciation
The most believable Supes.
Chris Evans is Captain Hottie.
Zachary Quinto's Spock: The Sleeper Leonard Nimoy will always be the quintessential Vulcan, but damn if Quinto didn't kick the heat up to five-alarm levels in the 2009 movie. His Spock was arrogant, angry, and dismissive, but also tender and intensely romantic with Uhura. Qunito played Spock as That Guy who is kind of a dick, … Continue reading Heroic Hotness: Spock 2.0
RDJ as Sherlock Holmes: The Determination If Robert Downey, Jr. is in a movie, I am going to see it. I think he is a brilliant actor. I was not prepared for how utterly exciting his performance would be as the intense and tough Sherlock Holmes. His Holmes is a logical genius marching to the beat of … Continue reading Heroic Hotness: Sherlock Holmes
Topless Robot recently dedicated a post to the 11 heroes geeky girls want to date, but who are also probably toxic — Batman, James T. Kirk, and such. With Valentine's Day just around the corner, that got us thinking about the crush-worthy characters who set our hearts aflutter. While some of them probably wouldn't be … Continue reading Heroic Hotness: Our Top Geek Crushes
Rumors are swirling that Lois Lane might not be the female lead in the upcoming Superman movie, but that hasn't stopped people from speculating on who should play her if and when the time comes. As much as I love Emily Blunt and Rachel McAdams, I'm a little annoyed by how monochromatic the entertainment media … Continue reading Rethinking Lois