With Captain America: The Winter Soldier arriving in theaters soon, there’s no time like the present to get acquainted – or reacquainted – with the Star-Spangled Avenger’s history and supporting cast. From his early comic book adventures that inspired Captain America: The First Avenger to some of the recent stories that helped shape The Winter Soldier, there’s no shortage of supplemental material out there that’s worth reading before (or after)… Continue reading Here's What to Read Before and After Watching 'Captain America: The Winter Soldier'
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The moment Marvel Studios changed the superhero-movie game can be traced back to one specific postcredits scene in 2008’s Iron Man. It’s a quick little blink-and-you-miss-it moment, but it’s impact is still being felt to this day. In the scene, Tony Stark returns home to his bangin’ pad only to find a stranger lurking in the shadows. As the stranger steps forward, it’s revealed to… Continue reading Why Sam Jackson's Nick Fury Is the Real Star of 'Captain America: The Winter Soldier'
If you’re sensing a wobble in the time continuum, that’s because this week’s column is dispensing with the normal schedule a bit. After missing a week due to some supersecret, globe-trotting adventures that may or may not involve an upcoming movie, I’m getting an early start on the monthly recommendation column in order to offer up something special for next week’s special April Fools’ Day edition of The Geek Beat.
March is shaping up to be an interesting month for movies hailing from the geekier side of Hollywood. We’re getting a pseudo sequel to a popular film based on a graphic novel (which was itself based on historical events), a big-screen adaptation of a best-selling video game franchise, a movie based on a canceled television series, and a new adventure with the Muppets – and that’s just what’s hitting theaters.
Now that the Super Bowl is in the rearview mirror and all the talk about casting in the Man of Steel sequel is starting to die down, it’s time to look ahead at the upcoming month of movie-related geekery hitting shelves, theaters and digital libraries near you.
What to Read
Looking over the calendar of February releases in the comics world, it’s pretty clear who’s getting… Continue reading February Geek Guide: 'RoboCop' Spin-offs, 'Tomb Raider' Returns, Captain America Catch-up and More