How Will Marvel Bring The XMen, The Fantastic Four & The Silver Surfer into the MCU?

wallpaper-1199506Well, I have some thoughts..

Invisible Woman by Artgem (aka Stanley Lau)

Invisible Woman by Artgem (aka Stanley Lau)

The simplest explanation is not always the most fun. Yes, you could say a school of mutants has always existed in West Chester, NY, but chose not to engage in any of the world threatening struggles– boring, (and also, very unlike the X-Men to ignore such threats). And the Baxter Building has been in the Microverse the whole time? –not buying it.

Captain Marvel by Artgem (aka Stanley Lau)

Captain Marvel by Artgem (aka Stanley Lau)

You could solve it easily with time travel, via the Infinity Gauntlet, with Captain Marvel resetting the entire universe, but one of things is not like the others– enter the XMen in an end credit trailer to the deafening screams of Marvel fans (I would be one of them), as Stan Lee begins reading a copy of the Daily Bugle with Fantastic Four on the front page. This is certainly scifi plausible and would be acceptable, but I have another theory..

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What if..

..during the final battle with Thanos, Scarlet Witch alters reality with her magic, destroying the Infinity Stones, ceasing Thanos to have ever existed, but also inadvertently alters the reality of the universe. The previously vaporized superheroes return and BOOM the XMen now exist, and have always existed according to everyone, except Wanda. Wolverine, Rogue and SpiderWoman (Jessica Drew) are standing beside their teammates, the Avengers, The Fantastic Four can be seen far away atop the Baxter Building, and far, far away, the Silver Surfer makes a deal with Galactus to save Zenn-la.

#want

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..to me, my XMen..

Top 20 Best Zombie Movies & Top 5 TV Shows Recommended Watch Review List, for the Undead Apocalypse/ Zombies Fan

Even before the first zombie movie, ‘White Zombie,’ people have been obsessed with the undead; the once living, neighbors, friends, relatives, now reanimated and attempting to eat you alive. This concept may be overused in today’s culture, but it was once terrifying.

Creating a modern best of list is difficult, as “best,” to some, may mean scariest, but to others, it may mean cinematic, drama or even humorous. And to others still, it may mean general, quality movie standards of creative story telling and developed, transformative characters. This list will include all of the above and is a recommended watch list for anyone willing to see people eating other people.

 

TV, Top5  (– wait, are there more than 5?)

TWD2The Walking Dead‘ always deserves a mention in anything zombie, I mean, walkers, sorry Robert Kirkman. The first episode is still one of the best, created by Hollywood cinematographer, David Tatersall, and set the tone for the entire series. I wish AMC never fired him; the end of season 1 and the entirety of season could have been good. It got better, of course, and some of those episodes in season 5 and 6 were truly amazing. I personally feel, mid-Negan, the show has gone down hill and lost its appeal to many; (hoping it gets better). I spoke with Robert Kirkman, mid-season 6; he explained that ‘The Walking Dead’ is still in its first act of storytelling. Not sure how that will play out with Andrew Lincoln, ‘Rick,’ leaving the show. AMC will hang on to this show as long as possible, so maybe the overall plan is to realize the big picture story with additional spin-off series like the underwhelming ‘Fear The Walking Dead;’ just make a show about the beginning of the apocalypse, not ‘West Coast Walking Dead,’ it’s not CSI. I did, however, enjoy the brief ‘Flight 462,’ for the mere fact that you cannot escape walkers on a plane.

‘Z Nation’ is just not worth mentioning, aw crap, I mean besides now. Zombie baby, #noop.

izombie-4-sezon-ne-zaman-baslayacakCW’s ‘iZombie‘ is a happy-go-lucky tv series that is all fun and will get you to anticipate each entree Liv Moore creates in every episode. The moral of the series is don’t chase drugs with energy drinks. Or maybe it’s the living and the undead should never date?  Anyway, it’s nothing like the comic.

santa-clarita-diet-season-3-netflix-scheduleSanta Clarita Diet‘ is hysterical all the way through. (if you’re reading this from a time capsule, there are only 2 seasons so far, so I can’t speak for future seasons). What happens when a realtor, or real-a-tor, from the ‘burbs starts to crave human flesh? Does she eat her misogynistic neighbor?

 

MOVIES, Top20

Let’s get the comedy out of the way first..

220px-Life_After_Beth_poster   ‘Life After Beth.’ Aubry Plaza makes this film fun to watch. Unexplained zombie outbreak in suburbia.

Fido  Fido is like ‘Leave It To Beaver’ 50s style television, but with zombies, you’ll love it!

zombieland  Zombieland is a how-to guide to surviving the zombie apocalypse, with great rules to live by. Not only is it entertaining, but it’s a good film as well. I truly loved this movie.

shaun-dead.0.0  ‘Shaun of the Dead‘ is a masterful modern classic, with comedy only Edgar Wright can deliver, and overall, it’s a really good movie. Pulling the blind down to ignore the zombies was a classic scene. Also, setting the stage in the beginning, with people zoning out on the bus before the outbreak is genius. Watch and re-watch.

Drama, action, suspense & horror:

warmbodies   ‘Warm Bodies.’ If you can handle a “zo-mance,” where zombies fall in love and retain human-like qualities, with a happy ending, then this may be for you.

200px-Dodsno    ‘Dead Snow‘ (Norwegian, subtitles). Nazi zombies unearthed in Norway cause havoc. Gory action, with humor.

resident-evil-the-final-chapter-2560x1440-resident-evil-the-final-chapter-6270  ‘Resident Evil.’ The first one was clearly the best in the Milla Jovovich series, but every one is entertaining & promises the Umbrella Corporation, so cool in that regard. Yes, the game is better, but the movies will be rebooted soon and promise more Umbrella Corp, so I’ll be watching.

Rezort-Poster-27x39-copy2-Copy  ‘The Rezort.’  (I still believe ‘Last Rezort’ would have been a better title). A solid movie, with a concise a story, but rather generic. After the zombie outbreak, zombies were defeated, but not eradicated, just put on an island to shoot for recreation. It’s like Jurassic Park, but with zombies, what could go wrong?

HereAlone  ‘Here Alone.’ An indie zombie film. A woman accustomed to isolation in the woods, has her routine upended when she encounters a father and daughter. I liked how you heard the zombies throughout the film, knowing their presence was nearby, but only saw the creatures at the end.

World-war-z-poster03  ‘World War Z.’ Once bitten, you have 11 seconds before you turn. You can’t outrun the turned. If you do manage to escape into a large building, they’ll just pile themselves up a hundred feet high until they breach the building. I’m not spoiling anything am I? I feel like the plot was a little muddled, and it felt like the ending didn’t fit the rest of the film, but it did have some great scenes.

Cargo-Movie-poster  ‘Cargo‘ was a nice film about a man protecting his family. I feel like they traveled in circles the entire film. I enjoyed it, with great performances, but they didn’t follow their own zombie rules at the end.

‘I Am Legend.’ Nope, they were vampires. Yes, it was an apocalyptic movie, like ‘Stakeland,’ but, again, vampires, not zombies. The book had both ravenous zombie-like, flesh-eating vampires, as well as, civilized, societal vampires.

Maggie-review   ‘Maggie.’ Clearly the best acting performance of Arnold Schwarzenegger’s career. His daughter has been bitten and slowly turns. He comforts and connects with her and gradually lets go of his child, knowing there is nothing he can do to stop the change.

TheHorde_movieposterThe Horde‘ (Belgian, subtitles). A good film, despite its flaws. A zombie outbreak occurs during a police raid on a notorious criminal gang; they must team up in order to survive.

28weekslaterPSTER066-film-28-weeks-later-2-1000x1000  ‘28 Weeks Later.’ A good sequel to a great film.

Rammbock_movieposter  ‘Rammbock‘ (German, subtitles). The true spirit of a zombie horror flick; it’s suspenseful, scary and has cinematography that enhances the scenes.

thebattery  ‘The Battery.’ A true low-budget indie film, and one of the best on this list. It tells a story, a good story, of two former minor league baseball players, hence the bats, dealing with the end of civilization, loneliness and the need to connect with other human beings, in an apocalyptic landscape.

Ravenous_220px-Les_Affamés_film_poster  ‘Ravenous‘ (2017, there are many movie titles by this name). (French, subtitles). Really good! This movie brings suspense back to zombie films, a must-watch.

REC  Scariest, for me, on this list would go to ‘[REC]‘ (Spanish, subtitles). Other titles on this list have scary moments and overall creepiness, but this found footage horror movie is edge-of-your-seat thrilling. The American remake, ‘Quarantine,’ and both of [REC]’s sequels were not very good.

  ‘Dawn of the Dead.’ George Romero’s 1968 ‘Night of the Living Dead’ created the zombie film genre, and his 1978 ‘Dawn of the Dead’ perfected it. This original recipe, classic horror film sets the stage for everything zombie to follow.  The 2004 Zack Snyder ‘Dawn of the Dead’ reboot is a non-stop action film, quite different from the original; a must-watch for any zombie fan.

28-days-later-2002-poster  ‘28 Days Later.’ Danny Boyle completely changed the zombie rules, which revitalized the genre with this suspenseful film. ’28 Days’ is the first movie to depict zombies as mad, crazed-sprinters; run for your life! These zombies created so much more tension as a result. Also just one drop of infected blood can turn someone in an instant.  However, I felt the last portion of this movie was little uninteresting, compared to its thrilling beginning.

train-to-busan-commentary  ‘Train to Busan‘ is my favorite on this list. It’s a Chinese, action-thriller that is suspenseful from beginning to end. It’s everything a zombie film should be. Just watch it.

 

If I missed a zombie movie title that you loved, by all means, scream at me in the comments. I mean, you may get blocked, but I would love to hear your opinion, not really, but I would like to know if there is a good film that I missed or haven’t seen.

#Bestof #SciFi #movies 2017 #YearInReview

Blade-Runner-Box-OfficeBest of SciFi Movies 2017

Blade Runner 2049

The Shape of Water

Ghost in the Shell

Okja

Kong: Skull Island

 

wonder-woman-2-filming-summer-2018Best of Superhero Movies (you decide which is best)

Logan

Wonder Woman

Thor: Ragnarok

Spider-man: Homecoming

Justice League

Guardians of the Galaxy 2

Lego Batman Movie

 

star-wars-the-last-jediGood SciFi

Star Wars The Last Jedi

Life  (everything Alien: Covenant could have been..)

Alien Covenant

Bright

War for the Planet of the Apes

The Discovery

What Happened To Monday?

Kill Switch

Attraction (Russian)

 

BabyDriver(Not SciFi) but Honorable Mention Great Movies 2017

Baby Driver

Atomic Blonde

A Ghost Story

 

Valerian_andtheCityof1000PlanetsOK SciFi

How to Talk to Girls at Parties

Valerian and the City of a 1000 Planets

Power Rangers

 

Attraction_(film)(Non-Theatrical Release) Best of Sci-Fi Movies

Attraction (Russian)

Revolt (South African)

The Guardians (Russian/ Superhero)

The Osiris Child

Beyond Skyline

 

TRANSFORMERS: THE LAST KNIGHTNot so great SciFi

Transformers: Last Knight

Dark Tower

Flatliners

 

resident-evil-the-final-chapter(Not so great, but cool if you are a fan):

Resident Evil: The Final Chapter

Underworld: Blood Wars

 

Really Bad SciFi

The Space Between Us

Geostorm

 

Here is the best of list of scifi movies film on the year of 2017, in theaters and direct to streaming online, via netflix or pay per watch websites, like google play or amazon (or even itunes, hulu, etc). There are many “b-rated” science fiction movies that do not appear on this list of best sci-fi movie of the year. If you have any suggestions of movies that you loved, that came out this year, in movie theater cinemas or online, please let me know; I’m always up for watching more scifi. As always, there are several categories of movies: 1. Must Watch in the theaters 2. Will wait to pay per watch (google play, amazon pay, itunes, etc.) 3. Wait for netflix (or hulu or whatever) 4. Watch if there’s nothing else on (tv, netflix, etc); often it is up to you to decide what category this year’s movies fall into.

Hopefully there are a few scifi movies on this that you may not have seen in theaters or streaming online and you now have more to watch as this year ends and another year begins. Happy New Year!

upcoming Marvel & DC superhero movies 2015 thru 2020

upcoming Marvel & DC superhero movies 2015 thru 2020 (well, sorta. this list is all that we know so far..)

marvel has planned out superhero movies thru 2036, but hasn’t released the titles yet. the race is on to produce a female lead superhero film. marvel will introduce many new female heroines, but the most likely first female lead superheroes will be Black Widow and Capt Marvel (Ms Marvel/Carol Danvers), not either, but both. Capt Marvel will be introduced, most likely in the Guardians of the Galaxy 2 and aid in the defeat of Thanos in Avengers 3. Black Widow is necessary to further the plot line with Capt America & the Winter Soldier, preparing Bucky to carry the Shield (just in case Steve Rogers “retires” in Avengers 3; Thanos with the Infinity Gauntlet is omnipotent, THE most powerful force in the universe; Adam Warlock (yes, that was his cocoon in Guardians of the Galaxy) and every other Marvel superhero will be needed to defeat Thanos (unfortunately fox & sony own some of them; still hoping they might lease them to Marvel). (note: Ultron & Apocalypse, also bad ass, and also most or all Marvel superhero required for victory). DC and warner bros are finally catching on to Marvel’s interconnected story telling (in the movies, of course, both DC and Marvel comics always have had interconnected plot lines). Batman v Superman will launch Wonder Woman and other superheroes into their own upcoming, respective, stand alone movie.  since Wonder Woman has a projected release date of nov 17, 2017, i’m sure Marvel is rushing its plans to release it’s stand alone Black Widow movie first. we can wait for Carol Danvers (“make it great & we will happily wait”), but we know she is coming.

note that some of these dates have yet to be set, by the movie studios, and are listed as general months or seasons. exact dates have been confirmed by the movie studios. some movie titles may change, are listed as  ‘unconfirmed,’ a best-guess scenario based on clues from the movies studios or leaked rumors. often studio situations, marketing, production and contracts change, thus delaying a movie release. studios often reserve release dates years in advance, for a projected plan, but plans do change. for years 2019 and 2020, only reserved dates have been confirmed.

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2015

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may 1   Avengers 2 : Age of Ultron  (marvel)

june 19   Fantastic Four  [reboot]  (sony)

july 17    Antman  (marvel)

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2016

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feb 12 : DEADPOOL  (Fox)

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march 25   Batman v Superman : Dawn of Justice  (warner bros)

may 6     Captain America 3   (marvel)

may 27    X-men : Age of Apocalypse  (fox)

july 8     Dr Strange  (marvel)

august 5     Shazam  (warner bros)

nov 11      Sinister Six  (sony)

dec        Sandman

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2017

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march 3      Wolverine 3 [may include Deadpool] (fox)

may 5        Ironman 4  [unconfirmed movie title]  (marvel)

june 23      Justice League  (warner bros)

july 14       Fantastic Four 2  (sony)

july 28  Guardians of the Galaxy 2   [unconfirmed movie title]   (marvel)

nov 3         Thor 3  [unconfirmed movie title]   (marvel)

nov 17        Wonder Woman (warner bros)

fall/winter     Venom (sony)

fall/winter      Black Cat   [unconfirmed]  (sony)

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2018

march 23       Flash & Green Lantern (warner bros)

may 4         Avengers 3  [unconfirmed movie title]   (marvel)

may 4         Amazing spiderman 3 (sony)

july 6         Black Panther [unconfirmed movie title] (marvel)

july 13       [unconfirmed movie title] (fox)

july 27       Man of Steel 2  [unconfirmed movie title]   (warner bros)

nov 2         [unconfirmed movie title] (marvel)

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2019

april 5       [unconfirmed movie title] (dc)  (warner bros)

may 3        [unconfirmed movie title] (marvel)

june 14      [unconfirmed movie title] (dc)  (warner bros)

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2020

april          [unconfirmed movie title] (dc)  (warner bros)

june 19     [unconfirmed movie title] (dc)  (warner bros)

Spies leak out DC superhero schedule for next 4 years!!

justice-league-new-52hear it here first, or second, if you got your info where i did 🙂

an “accidental” admission-confirmation reveals the DC superhero movie schedule through 2018.

batman-vs-superman-official-logo-HDMay 2016:  Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

3860695-4814626701-shazashazam_the_movie__adam_teaser_by_ino019-d33pe1tJuly 2016:  Shazam

sandman-movie-gordon-levittChristmas 2016:  Sandman

2710676-justice_league_movie_concept_by_ongj-d5b54feMay 2017:  Justice League

chapman-wonder-woman-gal-gadot-rocks-a-classic-wonder-woman-costumeJuly 2017: Wonder Woman

Green_Lantern_Flash-500x214Christmas 2017:  the Flash & Green Lantern

man_of_steel_movie_poster_2018May 2018: Man of Steel 2

also in the news: Metal Men and Suicide Squad superhero movie projects have been shelved, “for now,” and still no word on the stand alone Flash movie; (we will just have to be satisfied with the upcoming fall tv show on the CW; and it’s, Barry Allen as the Flash on the CW). attention DC, we all want to see Flashpoint Paradox, Blackest Night & Darkseid in live-action superhero movies, and sooner rather than later. write all of your upcoming movie scripts to incorporate these elements, leading up to these stand alone films. change your thinking about scripts and film, think of it like a trilogy, quadrilogy–> octrilogy.. like amazing, must-see episodes of True Blood, True Detective, Game of Thrones, instead of just stand alone movies that contain the same or similar characters. the Dark Knight Trilogy was amazing, imagine if that great story telling spanned 8 movies with all of your favorite DC characters; i can and that is exactly what i want and am expecting; pay attention DC.

wanna see the best sci fi movies?

well I do too, but I can’t anymore because netflix & Flixster started sucking. Flixster often doesn’t load properly or at all. it’s so full of ads now that two ads will play at the same time, competing for screen space, causing the app to stall or quit. when, by some miracle, I do get in, I can no longer add movies I want to see to my Netflix queue, because Flixster doesn’t link anything to Netflix anymore, just some other sites I want nothing to do with. I just want to:

1. find the movies and shows I want to see, right away.

2. I want to discover new shows and movies by search parameters I set up/ enter in, not what some artificial unintelligence says I want to see, yep, talking to you Netflix and iTunes.
also, Flixster’s upcoming movie search hasn’t worked effectively like it used to for almost a year.

3. I want a way to keep track of these newly discovered shows / movies; even if its not in some movie database. I’ve put in the time & succeeded in finding something cool; now I want a way to keep track of it.
Netflix just deleted both my queues, DVD & instant, of almost 500 movies each. now when I want to watch something, I have to spend time searching, which can take longer than actually watching something.

so what choice do we have?
great an extensive database online thru notes (iOS), Evernote or google docs? maybe.
or watch Hulu (it says its free,but actually a pay service) with more commercials than watching it on tv? (so you pay to watch it online with more commercials? where is the logic there?)
southparkstudios offers short 15sec commercials for online viewing, that’s the perfect balance.

so please, app developers, make the movie search / watching experience better for everyone, soon.
it should do two things:
1. find movies fast & easily.
2. play movies you want to see.
link to every site you belong to Netflix, Hulu, etc.
display which has commercials ( detracting from the viewing experience). which sites offer pay per click/view.
have presets to speed up the viewing process, “just watch it now” feature.
3. search for movies as aforementioned.
mobile app linked to desktop
(for back up & ease of use).