Time To “Rise” – The Dark Knight vs. Spider-Man & Ice Age

July 16th, 2012 at 11:33 am by under The Movie Guru, Uncategorized

To all my fellow movie fans out there …. What A Wild Ride The Month of July Has Been.  As expected, The Amazing Spider-Man just took over the box office the week of the 4th of July.  Already earning over $200 million domestically this new adaptation of how the Web Slinger came to be has been a fascinating, fun-filled ride.  Now we all have been comparing this movie with the first of the Sam Raimi’s trilogy, Spider-Man starring Tobey Maguire.  Here what’s I think you should do.  Treat both of these movies as if they were the same characters but from different Comic Book Series.  Marvel Comics has had many different adaptations of the good ole Spidey since his debut in 1962.   Check out this link to Wikipedia to give you a better idea ….. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spider-Man . In the different comics the origins are similiar but there are some critical differences; the main one being the leading lady in this film is Gwen Stacy and not Mary Jane Watson,whom hardcore Spidey fans like myself know that Gwen was Peter Parker’s 1st “Main Squeeze”.  If you can I recommend you see it in 3D.  Everyone who has seen it in 3D are “Amazed” by how the CGI effects of you seeing Spider_man web sling throughout New York.  And the cast is Phenomenal – Andrew Garfield did a great job as the troubled teen trying to find answers to what happened to his parents that leads him to become one of the best superheroes out there.

Spider-Man was HOT but it took something Cold as “Ice” to knock the superhero out of the No. 1 spot this weekend.  Ice Age: Continental Drift is the latest in the genre of Animated Film to take over the box office top spot.  We join Manny, Diego, Sid, and Scrat as they brave the high seas & battle a ragtag group of pirates determined to stop them from getting home.  In Addition – You also get the see a Simpson Movie Short Starring Maggie Simpson - since the movie is produced by 20th Century Fox – the owners of our Network Affliation here at WALA FOX 10.   This film also has a bangin’ All-Star Cast.  Animated films always get the best stars to come in and lend their voice talents to make the magic happen.

One particular actor has the Great Fortune of being in BOTH of these film.  Dennis Leary plays Capt. George Stacy in The Amazing Spider-Man & he’s the voice of Diego, the sabertooth tiger in Ice Age: Continental Drift.  This is why I’m making him My Celebrity Box Office Money Maker of The Week.  If you want more proof for my decision check out this link  below to Studio 10 where My Good Buddy & Fellow Movie Buff, Host Joe Emer had the pleasure of an interview with Dennis Leary most recently …..

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That’s all well and good ….. BUT ….. The Time Has Come …..On July 20th and exactly Midnight (with the sneak preview trailers) The Dark Knight Rises will hit movie theaters all across the country.  This is gonna be HUGE.  Especially Seeing This Epic Conclusion To The Trilogy In IMAX.  The nearest IMAX Theater is our area is in Pensacola …. And Yes – Myself and some of my Fox 10 colleagues are going to be there to be part of Movie History.  This is a going to be I predict …. as well as many other critics ….. The Movie Of The Year!  And also we’ll get to see the trailer for DC Comics next big project next year – Man Of Steel – The Superman Reboot.

Check out this link to the latest movie trailer to get your mouth watering …. courtesy of Yahoo! Movies …..

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I don’t know about you but I Am Ready For July 19th / 20th at 12:00 Midinight – 12:01 AM To Get Here!  I got my Batman T-shirt ready to wear.  Join me out there in Pensacola for the big big show and let’s enjoy the conclusion of the Christopher Nolan Trilogy In Style.

I’m Marcus Jackson, The WALA / WFNA Resident Movie Guru.  If you’re excited about the Summer Blockbuster Movie Season by now ….. Grab hold of your Bat-ropes beacause this week The Dark Knight Rises is gonna Swing Into Action!  I hope to see you there and here on the web ….. Same Bat Time!  Same Bat Website! (they used to “Same Bat Channel” – but this is a web blog).






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