the amazing spider-man

New DVD and Blu-ray releases this week

This week the new DVD and Blu-ray releases (yes, the report is back on Brusimm) include the overly busy second installment of Marc Webb’s Amazing Spider-Man film, followed by a season of NCIS and Boardwalk Empire.

And for kicks, I actually ordered my digital version of Captain America The Winter Soldier. I finally ordered a digital version because bonus features were included with the digital film. It’s mostly the only way I order digital movies.

Otherwise, check out the offerings below that are coming out on Tuesday, August 19th, 2014. (images are links)

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (3D/Blu-Ray/DVD/UltraViolet…
[IMDb user scores: 7.1/10]
{Brusimm’s review take: The marketing for The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is designed to make the movie look pretty fun, but to be honest, the film left me empty with way too many story lines packed into this attempted stretch of rebooting the franchise.  But at least the visuals and action was fun. }

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Once Upon A Time: Season 3
[IMDb: 8.1]

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NCIS: Season 11
[IMDb: 8.1]

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Boardwalk Empire: Season 4
[IMDb: 8.7]

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Toy Story of Terror (Blu-ray)
[IMDb: 7.7 ]

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Captain America: The Winter Soldier (Plus Bonus Features) DIGITAL
[IMDb: 8.0]
{Brusimm’s review take: I came away from Captain America: The Winter Soldier pretty entertained.  The story was smart and engaging, modernized to today versus the first one. You can’t go wrong with this one.}

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OTHER TITLES coming out this week:

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Marvel Universe - Spider-Man, Iron Man, Wolverine, X-Men and more

There’s a recent story development going on in the Marvel Comic universe where the writer of the story is getting death threats.  And I have to tell you folks, I  know fans can get very…  “impassioned” about their favored characters.  But I think death threats are a bit over the top.

They’re excessively immature and you are not thinking it through when you commit to “writing” your threats on folks.  But aside from that, I’d like to suggest the following thoughts on story changes or developments that upset fans.

When you get absorbed in a character story, I think you have to keep in mind that when you like the story, you are really a fan of the writer.  And sometimes, the writer has a plan in mind.  Right?

Of late, we’ve been seeing many different franchises kill off popular characters.  We first saw this way, way back in the 90’s when DC was thinking of killing off Superman.  But of late, we’ve also seen character deaths in franchises like Game of Thrones, The Walking Dead, Sons of Anarchy and many other titles of late.

It seems to be the latest fashion of writing and definitely keeps fans on their toes.  (But Sons of Anarchy creator Kurt Sutter doesn’t count.  He’s crazy to begin with and kills off people we like every season.  He’s evil, in an entertaining fashion.)

SPOILERS (MILD?) FOR TV Series Leverage

But when we have death in various genres, they’re not always permanent.  Sci-fi loves to toss out characters and guage the fan hate from events that drive up ratings or viewership.  If they see the right signals, the character will probably return in some fashion with some form of fantastical explanation as to how the character didn’t die.    Remember Daniel from Stargate? Heck, the Leverage series finale scared the crap out of me last night, watching favored characters bite it.  Or appear to.

(End Leverage series finale spoiler)

SPOILERS FOR The Amazing Spider-Man Issue #700 ensue here…

If you haven’t read your copy of Amazing Spider-Man #700 yet, you probably want to avert your eyes.

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‘The Amazing Spider-Man’ Review

July 6, 2012

-The Amazing Spider-Man is directed by Marc Webb and Mr. Webb made an effort to make a movie that is fresh and yet faithful to the franchise.  Did he succeed?  I answer that in this movie review. The Amazing Spider-Man stars Andrew Garfield as Peter Parker/Spider-Man, Emma Stone plays the perfect Gwen Stacy, Rhys Ifans […]

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‘The Amazing Spider-Man’ -What the Critics I Trust Are Saying

July 4, 2012

I came across a review of Marc Webb‘s The Amazing Spider-Man that called it dull and lazy (to paraphrase) but since I don’t know/trust the reviewer, I’m not sure I’ll credit him here.  But what I am seeing is that the movie seems to be received well. Over on Rotten Tomatoes, the critics score is […]

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SPIDER MAN, TRANSFORMERS, CAPTAIN AMERICA, WONDER WOMAN Movie News For a Wed

June 6, 2012

Check out this quickie preview scene from The Amazing Spider-Man movie… it gives nothing (much) away… – LOL… Transformers 4 will be Michael Bay‘s final Transformers movie… again. LA Times, in a piece about the new Transformers ride, says that Bay says The director, by the way, says that the fourth film will include some […]

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Latest Trailers for ‘Expendables 2′ & ‘The Amazing Spider-Man’

May 8, 2012

In the latest movie trailers for The Amazing Spider-Man and Expendables 2 movies that are coming out this summer, we get to see some more in-depth web slinging and more teaser snippets of The Lizard, as well as, lots of EXPLOSIONS! – The Amazing Spider-Man is due out on July 3, 2012 and stars Andrew […]

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Summer 2012 Upcoming Blockbuster Movie List

May 8, 2012

I came across a list of movies coming out this summer that was up on IMDb Pro and I thought I’d recompile it a bit…  The list is being put together with the presumption that you already know what movies you want to see and what you’re waiting for, as opposed to the end-all list […]

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Latest Theatrical Trailers for The Amazing Spider-Man and Battleship

February 8, 2012

A few new theatrical trailers came out for The Amazing Spider-Man and Battleship. Spider-Man opens July 3rd, 2o12 & Battleship opens May 18th, 2012.

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A Bit About Syfy’s Face Off; A Recommended Viewing Selection

February 3, 2012

Face Off is a Syfy Channel reality competition for special-effects make-up artists who are judged by experts in the very same field.

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Terminator 5 Rated R & Amazing Spider-Man Movie Synopsis

January 26, 2012

.. a piece on the movie rating for the upcoming Terminator 5 movie, and a bit on the story that will unfold in The Amazing Spider-Man…

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The Amazing Spider-Man Concept art… Was It Really Leaked?

November 30, 2011

Have you seen the latest press release of promo art of The Amazing Spider-Man? Er, I mean leaked marketing.

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Web News and Noise: Malibu Rents, Exploding iPhones, Lizard, Wolverine

November 29, 2011

Today’s Web News and Noise touches on smoking iPhones; rising network fees; Wikileaks; rentals in Malibu; The Amazing Spider-Man Pez; The Wolverine filming delay…

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Filming Started for ‘The Avengers’

April 26, 2011

Filming Started for ‘The Avengers’

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Production Statuses for ‘The Dark Knight Rises’, ‘Superman’, ‘Twilight’ & more

April 5, 2011

Production Statuses for ‘The Dark Knight Rises’, ‘Superman’, ‘Twilight’ & more

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‘The Wolverine’ Is Not A Sequel; ‘The Amazing Spider-Man’ Not A Reboot

February 21, 2011

‘The Wolverine’ Is Not A Sequel; ‘The Amazing Spider-Man’ Not A Reboot

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