Posts Tagged ‘comic books’

Slashfilm, otherwise known as /Film, is the kind of blog film geeks like me die for.  Back in 2005 the blog was launched by film critic Peter Sciretta, and in the six years since its inception /Film has become one of the blogosphere’s largest film communities. Run by Sciretta and a team of four or five contributing writers, it’s heaven for both the casual moviegoer as well as the more serious film connoisseur.

/Film is the go-to for industry news, trailer premieres, film reviews, interviews, information on special deals and random finds from the web–something I tend to geek out over. Over the years, the blog has expanded to cover topics that extend beyond the film universe, including television and the occasional tidbit on celebrity gossip. The blog has also added its weekly podcast series /FilmCast, which has featured interviews with and commentary from big names like directors Kevin Smith (“Clerks”) and Rian Johnson (“Brick”).

As a frequent /Film visitor, I have found it to be a great forum for discussion with other film geeks like myself. It’s one of the few blogs where I find the comments section equally as intriguing as the actual content of the posts. I would especially recommend browsing the comments of anything having to do with comic books.

-Dee Lockett

Normally, I’m not a fan of low quality videos or songs.  But when I saw our Blog Editor tweet about a leaked teaser trailer for “The Avengers,” I had to do some research.  According to the blogs, the trailer will play after the credits for “Captain America.”  As you can imagine, the leaked “Avengers” trailer has since been taken down by Marvel. Fortunately, “Captain America” opens this weekend, so we could be seeing a better quality trailer in the very near future.

Despite the fact that I don’t read as many comic books as I used to, I’m definitely still a fan of comic books and their universes as a whole.  Therefore, it makes me sad when films based off comic books are poorly made and get bashed by critics and the public alike.  Although I trust Marvel to make an amazing “Avengers” movie, I sincerely hope that it lives up to all the hype.  The “Avengers” is set for release on May 4, 2012.

-Mike Thal

In the next three years, over 100 comic book movies are expected to come into existence (see the list here). Obviously this whole comic book-turned-movie thing is kind of a big deal, so I decided to get in touch with the times.

As an X-Men (and Hugh Jackman) fanatic, I saw Wolverine almost immediately, but Iron Man took me a bit longer to see. To be honest, I thought it looked dumb, but boy was I wrong.

Robert Downy Jr. blew me away for the first time in, well, a while. There’s a reason many people call this his comeback movie. And what a comeback it was. Not only was he able to show off his drool-worthy body, but his acting skills were pretty up there too. (more…)