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My 2015 Movies: Fantastic Four (#34)

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As previously mentioned, we start our countdown in ascending order. Unfortunately for us, ascending order means worst first. Thus we start with my least favorite movie of the year. Continue reading My 2015 Movies: Fantastic Four (#34)

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SBox Recommends: Fantastic Four (Movie Review)

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From one of its grandest highs with X-Men Days of Future Past, 20th Century Fox produced one its more depressing lows with their most recent Fantastic Four movie. No one was more depressed as me on Thursday when I heard the outcry from critics. I was rooting for this one to finally be the Fantastic Four movie we all can agree was good. (I say this because I’m among the few that actually liked the previous two films). Alas, this movie was not doing well with critics and audiences.

Despite that, I decided to see it anyway. Me and my family are big fans of Marvel movies whether it be from Disney, Sony or Fox. Something just told us that, no matter what everyone is saying, this was just something we had to see for ourselves. Having now seen the film, I think we’re all in agreement that this wasn’t great. Whether it was bad was where we started having our differences. Continue reading SBox Recommends: Fantastic Four (Movie Review)

SBox Recommends: Ant-Man (Movie Review)

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Let’s face it! Even if you’re a big Marvel movie fan like me, you were immediately skeptical of this film. Why? Because this is easily Marvel’s most ridiculous movie concept (which is really saying something). However, comic book fans will agree that this character is important to the Marvel Universe, and therefore the time has come for the character to grace the big screen.

Either way, you have no choice. It’s a Marvel film. If you’re a fan, you pretty much have to see it. But allow me to explain why you should see it.

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SBox Recommends: Avengers 2: Age of Ultron

This was my most anticipated film of 2015. In a year that is chock filled with highly anticipated films- from Star Wars to Jurassic World to Fast and Furious– this was the movie I had my eye on. That’s because I’m a huge fan of Marvel’s line of movies and the first Avengers film. But with great hype comes a great amount of skepticism. The first Avengers film is a hard act to follow, let alone attempt to overtake. People still say that it’s the greatest comic book film ever. And that’s the chief question this time around: Is it better than the first one? As debatable as it is to say, I would say “yes”. Continue reading SBox Recommends: Avengers 2: Age of Ultron

My 2014 Movies: The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (#4)

I may not be a comic book guy, but I’ve always had a soft spot for Spider-Man. He’s my favorite superhero between Marvel and DC. I grew up with the original Sam Raimi trilogy starring Toby Maguire, and still love them to this day despite how silly people say it is. When the time came for the franchise to switch gears, despite my initial skepticism, I ended up enjoying Marc Webb’s The Amazing Spider-Man. It was a good change of pace from the more lighthearted films prior.

So, I left that film just as excited for the film’s sequel as I’m sure everyone else was. Little did everyone realize how split we would all be. Similar to Man of Steel, this film was a love or hate situation. The film was actually so controversial and complex in nature that it indirectly paved the way for a third reboot. Question is: which side of the fence are you on? Buckle up people, because you’ll either want to hug me or punch me in the face after this. Continue reading My 2014 Movies: The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (#4)

My 2014 Movies: X-Men Days of Future Past (#9)

Marvel has been hitting their films out of the park in recent years. That’s why I have no guilt with placing every single Marvel outing from 2014 into the top 10 of this countdown. Let’s begin with one of the few franchises that are no part of the MCU as of right now. While it can be said that the X-Men franchise has had a rockier road compared to other Marvel franchises, I’m glad to say that this is probably the best X-Men film ever made.

X-Men: Days of Future Past acts both as a sequel to First Class and a futuristic reimagining of the original X-Men trilogy. (It’s very hard to explain). Continue reading My 2014 Movies: X-Men Days of Future Past (#9)

My 2014 Movies: Big Hero 6 (#10)

I always look forward to the next in-house Disney animated film. They never really disappoint me. Even when they are lackluster they still have that charm that keeps you from hating it entirely. That’s because when they succeed, it’s definitely something to behold. With that said, I associate the cutoff date’s extension due in part to the opportunity to watch Big Hero 6. It didn’t feel right not talking about it when I could, so here’s what I thought about Disney’s newest outing. Continue reading My 2014 Movies: Big Hero 6 (#10)

My Thoughts on Spider-Man in the Marvel Cinematic Universe

Yesterday morning I was searching my phone during second period and saw the news I thought would never come. At long last Sony and Disney have made the deal of the year: Spider-Man will be added to the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

I’m going to just place all other posting plans aside for now so I can focus on this one post. I’ve been saying I was going to post something on the subject since around August. I’ve yet to do so as you can see. Since then we’ve entered a speculation period prompted by the infamous Sony hack of 2014, where we learned that talks between Marvel and Sony have existed and continue to. Now that the information is official, it’s now or never to bring this up; and that’s what I’m going to do finally.
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My Most Anticipated Movies of 2015

The film industry had a very busy and important year in 2014. Major deaths, major hackings, and major headaches a plenty. However, from a quality standpoint, 2014 pulled through. With 2014 being one of the greatest years for major releases, 2015 may seem to be hard to beat. However, there is a lot to look forward to in the coming year.

That’s why I’d like to share some of the movies I’m looking forward to most this year. These are in no particular order:

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My Top 5 Favorite Movies (500 View Special)

For almost a century, the motion picture has become a powerhouse of the entertainment industry. For all, a movie is an extremely popular and respected form of art. For some, watching a movie is a fun little pastime. For others, a film is an experience. For others still, its an activity they do every so often to pass the time. For me, it’s much more.

People watch their first movie in near instants after we exit the hospital from birth. What starts out as an enigma in a big black box that we can stare into would become a go-to activity for me. In my family, gathering around and watching a movie is our version of family bonding time. It’s always common to see movies where we are. Hell, we have 3 large bookshelves filled to the brim with DVD’s, Blu-Rays and VHS’s. It’s never exactly been just a hobby with us or for me. It’s the glue that brings us together. That’s why I have such a passion for film and owe a lot to the artform.

I’ve seen a lot of movies in my time. So many films of so many genres, eras, and qualities. And that’s why I want to count down my personal top 5 favorite films of all-time. This will be in commemoration of my 500th view which occurred Sunday afternoon. This will be a hard list to make, but I’ll try. So sit back and enjoy as I list them off. Continue reading My Top 5 Favorite Movies (500 View Special)