Follow Fridays!: Cinematic Corner

Happy Friday, everyone! Today’s follow friday movie blog recommendation is “Cinematic Corner“, the blogging home of our friend Lady Sati. :D

Cinematic Corner is approaching its first anniversary, and going strong. It’s got a ton of cool content and style to spare… click through to read what she has to offer!

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The Top Ten Comic Book Superhero Movies

Now that the major Superhero movies of the summer are behind us, and after ranking them on (title pending), (albeit with a glaring omission, LOL) I decided to turn this month’s Top Ten list to the topic of Superhero movies. I’ll slightly differentiate from last week’s (title pending) list by specifying that these have to be based on a comic book character, how’s that? That way I don’t have to work in “The Incredibles” or “Unbreakable”, either. Let’s keep this focused.

Much like the “Western” or the “War movie”, the “Superhero movie” is currently in the midst of its run as king of the Hollywood genre offering, and it’s not likely to go away anytime soon, with all three big Superhero movies this summer pulling in massive dollars.

So let’s take a look back at the best of those that have been released so far – based on a comic book character. Here’s my list of the Top Ten Superhero Movies.

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The Dark Knight Rises


“The Dark Knight Rises” is the concluding chapter to Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight trilogy, the movie series that resurrected the moribund Batman franchise. Having given us the excellent “Batman Begins” and the legendary “The Dark Knight Rises”, the bar was set high for the grand finale, so one can hardly blame Nolan for wanting to give us something grandiose and epic for the final chapter.

And to a large extent, he succeeds. There’s plenty of Batman angst here, a sprawling cast of characters, a worthy adversary, and the city is certainly in peril. Yet the movie is so serious it’s smothering, there’s a dearth of action, and the “epicness” occasionally crosses the line into bloat.

There’s a very well made movie here, but I didn’t enjoy it half as much as I had hoped to.

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New Episode of The (title pending) Movie Podcast with Tank and Fogs!!

What’s up everyone, what’s going on?

Here’s another episode of (title pending) for you, this time with a couple of special treats!

First up is my Comic-Con review, featuring a break down of all the movie treats I got to see at Comic-Con. All the panels, and the highlights from them. Frankenweenie, Wreck it Ralph, Oz the Great and Powerful, The Expendables 2, Django Unchained, Pacific Rim, Man of Steel, The Campaign, the Hobbit, Iron Man 3… It’s all here. Seeing Sly and Ahnuld together, getting in line at 5 am and still having a million people in front of you, having Robert Downey Jr dance by, I cover it all for you!

Then, for Part II of a three part podcast crossover event, Brian Roan of Dearfilm and Ryan McNeil of The Matinee help Tank and I break down Christopher Nolan’s “The Dark Knight”. Part I, where Brian, Ryan and I break down “Batman Begins” on Dear Film’s Outside the Envelope podcast can be found here. Part III, where we collectively discuss “The Dark Knight Rises” should be up this Sunday, I’ll keep you posted!

Together these two segments add up to an epic (title pending) episode that’s not to be missed! You can download it directly, here, or look for us on iTunes!

Be sure to stop by our Facebook page and give us a like, we’re sooooo close to 100! :D Plus you get to see my picture with Richard Kiel crushing my head. LOL!