Captain Marvel Director Found?

It seems Marvel has found its Captain Marvel directors, and yes I said directors.

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This just in: Marvel may have found its Captain Marvel director, or should I say directors. Variety is reporting that Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck have been chosen to direct Captain Marvel. Boden and Fleck are best known for writing and directing the 2015 Drama Mississippi Grind Starring Ben Mendelsohn and Ryan Reynolds, but outside of that the pair aren’t known for much. Not that this should be worrying to anyone. Marvel has a gift for picking out talented directors that aren’t particularly well known and making them into cinematic powerhouses. They did it with the Russo brothers, they did it with James Gunn, and now they’re gonna do it with these two. Now keep in mind Marvel hasn’t yet confirmed this news, so this could be bad info. But I don’t think it is. It’s a bit too random to be fake. But until it’s official, don’t completely take it to the bank.

So thoughts on this choice? Who was your pick for directing Captain Marvel? Talk about it in the comments, and don’t forget to like, share, and follow Sprom for more news on the Captain Marvel directors and other things in the world of movies.

Captain Marvel is set to hit theaters in March 8th, 2019.

Movies I’ve Seen – Captain America: The First Avenger

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So I have been slacking. I really have. But rather than just let this die I’m gonna keep trying to get my life together. So this is a little thing I like to call “Movies I’ve Seen”. This is just me reviewing movies (recent and not) that I watch. It’s an easy way for me to get content out without it taking too much time. Hopefully I stick with it. So the movie I’m starting off with is Captain America: The First Avenger because I want to pretend America is as honest and true as Steve Rogers. This is without a doubt my favorite movie. This movie is one of the three dvds I own and this is the only one I legit love (I won the other two in a contest). This movie is everything I love about movies all rolled up in one. That may not be true, but if I could only have one movie on my mantle this would be the one. Now to get into the nitty-gritty.

This movie is just grand. As a diehard patriot and a girl who was the same weight and height as Steve Rogers pre-super soldier serum, this movie speaks to me on a spiritual level. Steve Rogers represents everything you think America is as a kid and everything you want it to be as an adult. If i could just meet one person who is half the man he is, my faith in humanity would grown tenfold. And Chris Evans as Steve Rogers is completely believable. Him as a little guy who can’t say no to a fight is how I will always see Chris Evans (even though I first knew him as Johnny Storm). Most successful actors come to a point in their career where they play a character that is so beautiful and iconic and brilliant tumblr_n2lra2xgwh1r5a08so1_250that they are seen as that forever. I knew in 2011, before the Avengers, before the Marvel Cinematic Universe, before any of that, that Chris Evans would always be Captain America. And I’m pretty okay with that. Captain America isn’t a bad person to be.

Now on to the other characters. Sebastian Stan’s Bucky Barnes is just grand. His friendship with Steve is like the best kind of friendship. They’re like brothers. Seeing him evolve throughout the Captain America franchise is truly extraordinary. While I do find Bucky’s character is best used in Captain America: Civil War, this is a great introduction to the character. Now let’s go on to Peggy Carter, who will forever be goals. She is everything I wish I could be. She is a feminist icon that deserves her tv show back, but I digress. Hayley Atwell was the perfect choice for this part. I didn’t know her when I saw her and by the end I couldn’t forget her. And as for her love story with Steve, it didn’t feel forced. It just organically came about because he was a good, honest man and she recognized that. Gosh, were they good. Also let’s talk about Hugo Weaving, cause this has always ground my gears. His Red Skull is one of the best villains the MCU has ever had. People always complain about these half-assed MCU villains, but when we talk good villains Red Skull never comes up! I mean I love Loki as much as the next teenage girl, but you gotta give the man his props. It is a real bummer though that Hugo Weaving has like no desire to come back to the MCU. Cause he doesn’t die at the end. When I first watched the movie I just assumed the Tesseract killed him, but really it transported him to somewhere in the cosmos. They could bring him back, but Hugo just isn’t about it. A true shame. And the last guy to talk about is Tommy Lee Jones, because that man is a fucking national treasure. Though I have literally never seen him young. Did he become an actor at 50 or something? I mean he is amazing but he has always been old. but his character is Tommy Lee at his finest. I’m not gonna go in depth with this cause you know it’s true. OH SHIT! I forgot to talk about Stanley Tucci!! First things first it took me a few watches to realize that man was Stanley Tucci. It just didn’t connect in my head at the time. But damn is that man great. Erskine was just so lovely and that part when he and Steve are talking the night before the operation is just beautiful. His whole little monologue is just great.

As for story this movie catches my heart everytime, and I’ve seen this movie at least 17 times. This is the movie that when you see it on tv you watch it to the end, even if you start it in the middle. While it is the stereotypical hero origin story, it has more of a heart to it than Thor or Iron Man. You don’t think of it as a superhero movie, you think of it as just a beautiful, patriotic movie. You think of it as a regular person putting himself at risk for the tumblr_ojdbtg5vl91tlgqkgo5_250sake of his country. That’s some fucking beautiful shit man. And that last part when he has to crash the jet, it breaks my heart every time. EVERY. TIME. And another thing that makes this movie great is the period it’s set in. Watching it you feel that patriotism caused by World War II being transferred into you. While this period was not the best, it’s nice to just pretend everything’s okay by watching a nice, mousy white boy become a superhero.

And lastly, I love this movie’s score. It just bleeds patriotism, but the best parts aren’t the uber patriotic ones. My favorites are “Farewell to Bucky” and “This is my Choice”. That’s all I’m gonna say, but listen to them if you have a free minute.

In conclusion, this movie is a great thing to watch to forget we’re living in Trump’s America. And for those living outside of the US, I don’t know if this movie will hit you as hard as it hit me, but who knows? Talk about that in the comments and tell me what I should watch next! The Oscar nominations just came out yesterday and I’m gonna be going through those to prepare for the big night, but I’ll find some time in between if y’all suggest something. Also like this and share it with someone. And if you could follow me I’d really appreciate that. But if not that’s fine, just you reading this is a blessing.

Donald Glover Added to ‘Spiderman: Homecoming’ Cast

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Spiderman: Homecoming has been steadily adding more and more actors from different corners of TV and cinema. From Zendaya (Shake it Up) to Michael Keaton (Batman) this movie is bringing some very interesting and talented people into the fold, and it seems that’s not stopping any time soon. Donald Glover (also known by his rap name Childish Gambino) is in negotiations to join the Spiderman: Homecoming cast. It is unclear what his part would be if he does decide to join the Homecoming.

It’s very intriguing that they decided to cast Donald Glover in this movie, considering his history with Spiderman. Back when The Amazing Spiderman movie was still casting, there donaldgloverspider-man-630x420was a big campaign to make Donald Glover the new Spiderman. It got fairly big and Glover even supported the campaign. But alas Andrew Garfield was cast as the new Spidey, but it seems to have all worked out in the end. Glover is in the new movie as someone and he voices Miles Morales in Disney XD’s Ultimate Spiderman.

Glover joins Tom Holland, Robert Downey Jr., Marisa Tomei, Zendaya, Tony Revolori, Laura Harrier, and Michael Barbieri in this webslinger’s first solo film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. It is set to be directed by Jon Watts (Cop Car) and begins production later this month.

So what do you think? Are you excited that Childish Gambino is gonna be in the new Spiderman movie? Or are you still pissed that Glover isn’t Spiderman? Talk about it in the comments and don’t forget to like, share, and follow Sprom for more news on Spiderman: Homecoming and other things in the world of movie news.

Spiderman: Homecoming comes to theaters July 7th, 2017.

Source: http://www.thewrap.com/spider-man-homecoming-adds-donald-glover-to-cast/

Kenneth Choi Cast in “Spiderman: Homecoming”

Of all of Marvel’s characters, the most iconic is definitely Spiderman. Even before the movies came out Spiderman was well known and well loved. Now we are entering a new age of Spiderman, one where he is truly in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. He’s already bumped elbows with the majority of the Avengers and now he will be splitting of into his own solo movie. And here’s some new news on this solo endeavor.
Actor Kenneth Choi has been cast in Spiderman: Homecoming. According to Deadline, Choi is set to play the principal at Peter Partner’s school. Along with Holland, Choi will be joining Michael Barbieri, Zendaya,  Michael Keaton, Marisa Tomei, and Robert Downey Jr. In this solo film. The movie is said to be set six months after the events of Captain America: Civil War, in which Spiderman had a small but lovely part.
However, The casting choice is raising some alarms. If you thought this guy looked familiar it’s probably cause you saw him in Captain America: The First Avenger. Choi played Jim Morita, a Fresno born member of the Howling Commandos. Now, of all the superhero universes this is the one who has been the most strict about its continuity. But now I just don’t know. Choi is going to be playing a completely new character, so its not like the war hardened Morita is now a principal at a high school in Queens. And does this mean we will never see the Howling Commandos again? This casting choice has done nothing but raise questions. I just hope we like the answers.
What do you think? Do you think Marvel’s getting lazy? Or does this have some hidden meaning? Talk about it in the comments and don’t forget to like, share, and follow Sprom for more news on Spiderman: Homecoming and other things in the world of movie news.
Spiderman: Homecoming  comes to theaters July 7th, 2017.
Source: http://deadline.com/2016/06/kenneth-choi-spiderman-homecoming-movie-1201770179/

Michael Barbieri Cast in Spiderman: Homecoming

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The late 90s and early 2000s were an interesting time for the average comic book nerd. The comic book film industry that we know of today started off with the Blade and X-Men films. But those were a bit … dark. Cool but not the most kid friendly. And then along came our friendly neighborhood Spiderman. In 2002 Tobey Maguire stole our hearts and made us believe in superheroes. And now it is close to 15 years later and Peter Parker is at it again, but this time in the form of 19 year old British actor Tom Holland.
File photos of Tom HollandAs seen is his debut in Captain America: Civil War , this Spidey definitely gives us a new look at the so beloved character. Tom Holland’s Spiderman is only a freshman in high school(that’s 9th grade for anyone who doesn’t use this naming system), while all the previous cinematic iterations showed Peter late in his high school years and beyond. Not to mention when Tobey first started he was 26, which is old even for a senior. Marvel is said to be going to a cast closer to the ages we pretend they are, which is always refreshing. It’s always nice seeing people who act my age actually be near my age. And this news just makes me all the more refreshed.
Michael Barbieri (I really dig that last name) has been cast in Spiderman: Homecoming as one of Peter’s pals. And not only is Michael a very small looking and thin child, but he is also 14. He is literally the exact age as the average high school freshman. While Barbieri’s character is said to be a fresh one created by the people behindultspid1503_zpsfe47497a the MCU,  according to comicbook.com it is being said that Barbieri’s character is going to be based on Ganke from the Ultimate Spiderman line. These are the comics where Miles Morales is Spidey currently. Ganke is described as a superhero lover and super optimistic. While I am unfamiliar with this actor he seems like a kid who could play this part.
He still technically doesn’t have a name and we don’t know how big his role will be in the coming film, but I don’t think he’ll be anyone too big. While he will be Pete’s friend, child actors are forced by law to work less each day. That’s one reason why studios can be more reluctant to hire minors in their films. But it seems to me like Michael Barbieri will be a great addition to the Homecoming cast. Remember: there are no small parts, only small actors.
But what do you think? Are you ready for a Marvel film with a “John Hughes-y feel”? Does is annoy you when grown adults play kids? Talk about it in the comments and don’t forget to like, share, and follow Sprom for more Spiderman: Homecoming news and for other things in the world of movie news.
Spiderman: Homecoming comes to theaters July 7th, 2017. But if you just can’t wait that long for this new Spidey, Civil war is still in theaters. Go for a rewatch. I’m sure they’d love the extra $10.
Sources: http://deadline.com/2016/06/michael-barbieri-spider-man-homecoming-cast-1201767906/, http://comicbook.com/2016/06/06/spider-man-homecoming-casts-michale-barbieri/

X-Men: Apocalypse Non-Spoiler Review

Hello! I am your hopeful reviewer Jada and this is my review of X-Men: Apocalypse. For all of those who didn’t feel like reading the title today, you’re in luck! This is my non-spoiler review for this movie. So you can continue on unspoiled. Enjoy!

Background: X-Men: Apocalypse stars James McAvoy (Victor Frankenstein, Wanted) as Professor X, Michael Fassbender (Prometheus, Steve Jobs) as Erik Lensherr/Magneto,  Jennifer Lawrence (The Hunger Games, Joy) as Raven/Mystique, Nicholas Hoult (Warm Bodies, Mad Max: Fury Road) as Hank McCoy/Beast, Oscar Isaac (Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Inside Llewyn Davis) as En Sabah Nur/Apocalypse, Rose Byrne (Neighbors, Insidious) as Moira Mactaggert, Evan Peters (Kick-Ass, American Horror Story) as Peter Maximoff/Quicksilver, Sophie Turner (Game of Thrones, Barely Lethal) as Jean Grey, Tye Sheridan (Mud, Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse) as Scott Summers/Cyclops, Lucas Till (Walk the Line, The Spy Next Door) as Alex Summers/Havok, Kodi Smit-McPhee (Paranorman, Dawn of the planet of the Apes) as Kurt Wagner/Nightcrawler, Ben Hardy (Eastenders) as Angel, Alexandra Shipp (Straight Outta Compton, Drumline: A New Beat) as Ohoro Munroe/Storm, and Olivia Munn (Iron Man 2, Deliver Us from Evil) as Psylock. Wow, talk about a mouthful. I almost gave up on that half way through, to be honest. This is the final film in the second X-Men trilogy.

This movie was great. I enjoyed every part of it, which makes me wonder what all the legit critics are complaining about. But they were right about that slamming beginning. So let’s get down to it.The set up to this movie was glorious. The way each character new and old was introduced for this new installment was just great. I think the introduction I liked best was when we first see Magneto. No spoilers of course, but it’s a doozy.

Of the original cast I think the stand outs of this movie are of course Professor X, Magneto, and Quicksilver. These three have always been amazing and their roles in this movie is no exception. James McAvoy and Michael Fassbender’s portrayals as always bring the kind of gravitas one expects from the X-Men franchise, and Quicksilver brings the small bits of comedy that help bring us out of some dark moments. This movie isn’t exactly funny, but there is laughter. It’s all intentional, don’t worry, but it’s just lovely to have a bit of comedy. Of the new characters (well, new portrayals of characters), I think Nightcrawler was my favorite. But all the new characters were amaze, don’t get me wrong. Nightcrawler was just such a kid even though he’s blue and has a tail. He also added a bit of comedy to this, mostly because he’s very different from the the other gifted youngsters. He’s nice but an odd fellow. But lovable. And Tye Sheridan’s Cyclops was lovely. And Sansa Stark as Jean Grey was a very good choice. I should probably use her real name, Sophie Turner, but she will always be Sansa in my heart. I never really got attached to the original Jean Grey, the first X-Men trilogy was just before my time enough for me to have never really got into her. So I’m happy that this is a Jean I can really grow with.I wish I saw a bit more of these kids. I thought Jubilee was more of a character in this movie than she was, so that was a bummer.

As for Apocalypse, I wasn’t that into him. At times he was a cool villain, but in the pantheon of villains he is not that one we will put in the top five. For a guy they call Apocalypse you’d think he’d be more …. not exactly scary but intimidating. I never got that fear that the world was gonna end. As for his horsemen, they were pretty cool. Angel was super cool. He was very hardcore and I appreciated that. Storm actually stuck with her accent. Yes, shade is being thrown to Halle Berry. Thank you for noticing. And I did like Alexandra Shipp in the role. I am ready to see her carry on with this role, whenever that happens. Psylock actually seemed to be barely in this. I wasn’t really interested in her anywho, so no harm done I suppose.

All in all, I liked this movie. It wasn’t up to the caliber of the other movies in this trilogy, nor was it the strongest finish, but it was a good movie. And enjoyable even if you haven’t seen the other movies. It’s a fun blockbuster worth taking your buds to.

So that’s our non-spoiler review of X-Men: Apocalypse! Look out for the spoiler review of this movie and all the other stuff Sprom will be doing in the coming days. I hope you enjoyed this and I hope you enjoy X-Men: Apocalypse!

 

Netflix to Exclusively host all Disney Films come September

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I know this in its simplest from don’t have anything to do with sequels, prequels or remakes (oh my!), but this is big news that I think everyone in the US and Canada needs to hear.

Have you ever been planing to watch a movie or finish that one TV show and then you turn on Netflix and it’s gone. That’s a struggle we deal with all the time, but this new deal with Disney is gonna give us at least a few movies we can be sure to hold on to. This exclusive deal made between Netflix and Disney means all Disney movies to come out post this September will be goinforceawakens-hamill-endingg to Netflix. For all the nerds out there, that includes anything by Lucasfilm, Marvel, and Pixar as well. See, I told ya. Big news! But the small sad part is that it only includes the movies that come out post-September. So no Captain America: Civil War, no Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and no Finding Dory. But don’t be bummed. At least we’ll have Episode 8 and Doctor Strange to look forward to.

As for just Netflix in general, over this Summer they will be adding a bunch of new movies you’ll want to see along with old favorites and that new Adam Sandler movie. Here’s a link to a little video on that: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h37iuBD4azI

So what do you think? This seems like all around good news to me! But are you so bummed that TFA won’t be on there that you wanna scrap the idea completely? Talk about it in the comments and don’t forget to like, share, and follow Sprom for more news on Disney and other things in the world of movie news.

This deal goes into place this September. And although this deal does not include Civil War, there’s still time to see it in theaters! You can check out my non-spoiler review for that here.

Source: http://screenrant.com/netflix-marvel-disney-lucasfilm-pixar/