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THOR & CAPTAIN AMERICA…..an “AVENGERS” Summer!!!

Posted in Collectibles, Comics, Movies with tags , , , , , , , , , on April 19, 2011 by mattyfresh697400

The Mighty Thor

I cannot lie,  I truly am a sucker for a good blockbuster movie.  Drop that Blockbuster in the summer and you might find me first on line geeked out talking about “Avengers” history and why I cant wait for Iron Man 3 to be released. But the truth is blockbusters are blockbusters because these films do not only appeal to the nerdy gamer fanboys out there, no actually blockbusters have the broadest appeal of all movies….thats what makes em blockbusters!!

But the Summer of 2011 is shaping up to be “THE SUMMER OF THE BLOCKBUSTER” …..it seems every weekend this summer another huge movie will be released and the festivities get started on May 6 with the release of “THOR”

Now ever since the good folks at Marvel Studios started to cross promote their characters (for example) Robert Downey Jr. aka Iron Man makes a brief cameo at the end of The Incredible Hulk and then Samuel L. Jackson aka Nick Fury makes a very brief appearance at the tail end of the credits  for Iron Man 1. ….I have been waiting for this summer when THOR the God Of Thunder and The First Avenger Captain America hit the big screen!!

As one might be able to tell I am well versed in Marvel lore which maybe does make me a nerdy fanboy..but I digress.

Captain America

The point here is that Marvel has been laying the foundation for what might be the ultimate comic book blockbuster of all time ‘THE AVENGERS”.  Where the stars of Iron Man, The Hulk, Thor and the forthcoming Captain America all join forces to form a super group. Considering “The Avengers” would star Robert Downey Jr. , Samuel L. Jackson, Mark Ruffalo , Scarlett Johansson, Chris Evans , Chris Hemsworth and Jeremy Renner, to say that this is anything less than a massive and ambitious endeavor is the understatement of the year!

The Avengers!!

So with Iron Man and The Hulk already two films deep in their respective franchises , the summer of 2011 gives us not one but two HUGE marvel superhero films..and both are sure to be huge…I hope.

Thor gets first dibs and really is the start of the entire summer movie season with a May 6th release date. Then on July 22nd Captain America gets his shot at once again becoming America’s most beloved super soldier. But Thor and Captain America will not be the only superheroes getting some burn this summer…On June 17th Ryan Reynolds get his shot at Super Hero stardom as his becomes the Green Lantern, which although not a Marvel release (Green Lantern is from the DC Universe of Superman and Batman) will also sure to be a big one.

But THOR and CAPTAIN AMERICA are the two releases I am most excited for as they will lead into Iron Man 3 and most importantly the first “AVENGERS” installment coming in summer 2012.

The Marvel Universe is simply no joke!!

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Aziz and Diddy : Ciroc Smooth Campaign

Posted in Comedy, Comics, Hip-Hop, Rappers, YouTube Classics with tags , , , , , , , on June 7, 2010 by mattyfresh697400

When Ciroc enlisted Diddy to take a piece of the company and become the face of the brand and Chief Marketing officer, they clearly knew what they were doing.

Diddy is fully back in the public conciousness,  he has  a new album with his group DIRTY MONEY, the cover of the latest issue of XXL, a starring role in the new Jonah Hill movie “Get Him To The Greek” Diddy also recently got back in the management game and took over managerial duties for the teflon don RICKY ROSS…and of  course this wildly insane new ad campaign  for CIROC with my main man Aziz Ansari.

Now I have I yet to see “GREEK”  but all the reviews say Diddy is in top comedic form and if this commercial is any indication, Diddy might be doing stand up before too long.

Pure Genius!!

The Green Lantern shapes up!!

Posted in Comics, Movies, Superhero Movies with tags , , on January 19, 2010 by mattyfresh697400

The Green Lantern Update!!

#1 GREEN LANTERN CASTS HIS LIGHT ON THREE POTENTIAL SUPER VILLAINS

This was a big week for the casting of Warner Bros and DC Comics’ Green Lantern, the next great hope for the comic book publisher to take on their main competitor, Marvel. First, Blake Lively (Gossip Girl) was cast as Carol Ferris. Ferris is the aerospace industry executive that is Hal Jordan’s (Ryan Reynolds) boss when he first is given the power ring that makes him the new Green Lantern of Sector 2814 (which includes Earth). In the comics, Ferris also eventually becomes Star Sapphire, the latest woman to wield a purple gem that gives her powers similar to those of a Green Lantern (although that title was also held by other characters, and is not Carol Ferris’ only distinction). Next up was Peter Sarsgaard (Boys Don’t Cry, Jarhead), who has been cast as Hector Hammond, who gains psychic powers when he encounters a strange meteor. Hammond’s background is also being changed from the comics (where he was just a petty criminal) to being a pathologist and the son of a senator who sees him as a disappointment. The trades referred to Hammond as “the villain” of Green Lantern, but that doesn’t mean that Hal’s most famous villain won’t be in the movie; Hitfix is reporting that Jackie Earle Haley (Watchmen, the upcoming Nightmare on Elm Street remake) is still Warner Bros’ “only choice” to play Sinestro. What may be the distinction is that Sinestro may not begin as a villain (just like how Carol Ferris has a background other than eventually becoming Star Sapphire), but as a fellow Green Lantern, as he was in the comics, before eventually switching to a yellow power ring that has extra power against green lantern rings. Green Lantern starts filming in Louisiana in March, aiming for a release on June 17, 2010.