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Movie Review: Ant-Man and the Wasp!

MOVIE REVIEW!

Ant-Man_and_the_Wasp_posterAnt-Man and the Wasp (2018)

Starring: Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lily, Michael Douglas, Hannah John-Kamen, Michelle Pfeiffer

Directed By: Peyton Reed

After the events of Infinity War, it might seem a little strange for Marvel Studio’s next release to be Ant-Man and the Wasp. But it worked for the previous Ant-Man movie, which was released after Age of Ultron, and guess what? It works again here. Building off of the charm of the original film, while also adding some much needed female super heroics, Ant-Man and the Wasp is a fun, if a little inessential, entry into the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Read the rest of this entry

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TV Review: Wet Hot American Summer: 10 Years Later

p14298409_b_v8_aaWet Hot American Summer: 10 Years Later

Starring: Michael Showalter, Paul Rudd, Amy Poehler, Marguerite Moreau, Ken Marino

Directed By: David Wain

Wet Hot American Summer is one of my favorite comedies of all time, so getting not one, but two follow up Netflix series is pretty insane to me. After the hype of First Day of Camp, the first Netflix follow-up that aired two years ago, I had completely forgotten about the sequel series Ten Years Later, and it seemed like Netflix did too (you can chalk this up to either lack of interest on their part or the fact that they have too many original programs, your choice). My love for the original Wet Hot is pretty deep, so any follow up to that is going to be held to a pretty high standard in my eyes, and while Ten Years Later has some very solid and funny moments, it’s easily the weakest installment of the Wet Hot “Trilogy”. Read the rest of this entry

Movie Review: Ant-Man!

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Starring: Paul Rudd, Michael Douglas, Evangeline Lilly, Corey Stoll, Michael Pena

Directed By: Peyton Reed

MINOR SPOILERS

Ant-Man is always going to be a “what if” movie. Like The Dark Knight Rises or X-Men 3, it’s a film that will always have an alternate reality version where the original plan for the film (in this case Edgar Wright directing) stayed intact. However, despite the behind the scenes drama, Ant-Man is an extremely solid Marvel movie. Sure, it doesn’t have the stakes or star power of any of the Avengers films, or the off-beat quirk that made Guardians of the Galaxy a smash, but the Peyton Reed directed superhero flick has a charm all it’s own, and shines brightest when it focuses on Paul Rudd’s Scott Lang and Michael Douglas’ Hank Pym. Read the rest of this entry

Ant-Man, or “How I Learned to Stop Caring and Start Getting Excited For A Movie Starring A Superhero Who Can Talk To Ants”

10925463-1067985273228612-7213768669928878539-o-117140The Ant-Man hype machine has begun, and it’s working.

Well, it’s working on me at least. Read the rest of this entry

Comic Reviews: Ant-Man and The Fade Out!

COMIC REVIEWS!!!!

 ant-man-1-cover-mark-brooksjpg-80061cAnt-Man #1 (Marvel Comics)

 Ant-Man is starting to become a pretty big deal for Marvel Comics. As you may or may not know, there’s a movie coming out (look, there’s even a trailer), and with that means that Marvel is going to start pumping the character up in the comic book circle. Of course, this means the start of a regular ongoing series for the diminutive hero, but before you turn away, it should be worth noting that this series features a creative team of Ramon Rosanas on art, and Nick Spencer on writing duties, which puts Ant-Man #1 in the category of “must read”, since Spencer’s Superior Foes of Spider-Man was one of my favorite titles of the past year. In fact, a lot of Ant-Man fits right in with Spencer’s previous series. Read the rest of this entry