Ant-Man – Review Jul29

Ant-Man – Review...

I’ve been a bit behind on my movie reviews. Looking over recent posts will definitely confirm this. I’ve actually seen a few movies that I just haven’t had to sit down to review. I’m hoping to turn the review train around with today’s review of Ant-Man. Ant-Man is the latest movie from the consistently excellent Marvel Studios. Think about the comic book movies you’ve liked best over the past seven years. Chances are they’re mostly Marvel Studios movies. Yes, Warner had The Dark Knight and Fox gave us X-Men: Days of Future Past, but by and large, the great superhero movies are coming from Marvel Studios. In the comic books, Ant-Man is founding member of the Avengers, but he didn’t make it into the first two Avengers movies. It’s safe to say that Ant-Man is definitely not a household name. Unlike Guardians of the Galaxy, Ant-Man comics have not been met with much success over the past few years (decades?). That’s why I think it’s great that Marvel Studios has taken a B-list (C-list?) superhero and made an A-list movie out of him. Spoilers follow after the poster. You’ve been warned. Paul Rudd plays the title character in Ant-Man. Like in the comics, Rudd’s character Scott Lang is not the first to wear the Ant-Man costume. The first Ant-Man was Hank Pym, the scientist who discovered Pym particles, which allow things to be shrunk or enlarged. In the comics, Pym is a straight-up scientist turned costume adventurer. In the movie, a major change is made to his background. Pym is still a scientist, but also a secret agent of SHIELD. He’s like a tiny Winter Soldier – sent out on secret missions, with people thinking he’s nothing more than an urban legend among the...

Tuesday Night Comics Podcast Episode 31...

Dave and Billy are here with previews and picks for this Wednesday’s trip to the comic book store (or digital storefront). They also talk about their recent reads. Dave’s been catching up on Manhattan Projects and Billy has been taking out a bunch of graphic novels from his local library (FREE COMICS!!!!). The guys talk about Stephanie Brown aka The Spoiler’s return to the DCU in Batman Eternal. Since we talk about a very specific images, we’re including them here.     http://ia902301.us.archive.org/5/items/TuesdayNightComicsEpisode31/Tuesday%20Night%20Comics%20Episode%2031.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android |...

Tuesday Night Comics Podcast Episode 19 May14

Tuesday Night Comics Podcast Episode 19...

Billy and Dave preview and give their picks for new comic books coming out on Wednesday, 5/14/14. Dave has reached Forever Evil in his Justice League reread. Will he catch up before Forever Evil ends? Billy talks about his marathon Superior Spider-Man session on a transatlantic flight. The guys discuss their thoughts on the new Comixology app following Comixology’s buyout by Amazon. http://ia902502.us.archive.org/35/items/TuesdayNightComicsEpisode19/Tuesday%20Night%20Comics%20Episode%2019.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android |...