Back in the middle of March, I heard that AMC Theatres was planning a 31-hour long marathon of films from the Marvel Cinematic Universe leading up to the first public screening of “Avengers: Infinity War.” The event was only being held in two theaters, one at the AMC Disney Springs 24 in Orlando and another at the AMC Empire 25 in New York City. Being a New Yorker myself, I was compelled to take on the challenge. Between the years of 2011 and 2016, I attended AMC’s annual 24-Hour Best Picture Showcase five times so this wasn’t something unusual for me.
“Black Panther,” dir. Ryan Coogler
After the events of “Captain America: Civil War,” King T’Challa returns home to the reclusive, technologically advanced African nation of Wakanda to serve as his country’s new leader. However, T’Challa soon finds that he is challenged for the throne from factions within his own country.
“Thor: Ragnarok,” dir. Taika Waititi
Thor is imprisoned on the other side of the universe and finds himself in a race against time to get back to Asgard to stop Ragnarok, the destruction of his homeworld and the end of Asgardian civilization, at the hands of an all-powerful new threat, the ruthless Hela.
Hey, everybody! We have five new releases this weekend and I thought it would be fun to do a quick rundown of each film. In wide release, we have the latest Marvel Studios film, “Thor: Ragnarok,” the holiday-themed R-rated sequel, “A Bad Moms Christmas,” and Rob Reiner’s new biopic, “LBJ.” In limited release, Richard Linklater’s back with “Last Flag Flying” and A24 finally releases Greta Gerwig’s directorial debut, “Lady Bird.” So let’s get right to it!
As you may know, I am extremely excited for Marvel’s “Guardians Of The Galaxy” coming up in just a few weeks. The trailers have been absolutely fantastic and it just looked like such a fun and unique movie from the studio. Not to mention that it’s also the movie that directly leads us into “Avengers: Age Of Ultron.” So yesterday, I attended a sneak peek event where I saw 17 minutes of the film in IMAX 3D. I was super excited to get more of a glimpse at what I will be seeing come July 31. After having seen the footage, words cannot describe how much higher my anticipation is for this film. It looks insanely good! Just a fair warning that this post will contain spoilers on what I saw, so be warned before continuing to read. Continue reading
Marvel has released a new international trailer for “Guardians of the Galaxy.” You can watch the trailer down below:
Marvel has gone through hell with this “Ant-Man” movie ever since Edgar Wright left the project. There have been several names for directors the studio was interested in including Adam McKay, Ruben Fleischer, David Wain, and Rawson Thurber. For some reason, Phil Lord & Chris Miller were never mentioned, but I digress. Clearly, they wanted comedy directors. Now, it’s officially been announced that Marvel has their guy – Peyton Reed, director of “Yes Man” and “The Break-Up.” Continue reading