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Sam on Movies: 5 movies, 5 dollars, 7 days, and gallons of wine.

Eech week, Sam Bond reviews the 5 movies she picked up from the permanent collection at Vision Video in as few words and as many glasses of wine as possible. This week, it’s Naked (1993), Sexy Beast (2000), In The Loop (2009), Beginners (2010), and 500 Days of Summer (2009).  Click on each movie poster for its review.

Joe Hill on Joss Whedon

One of the guiding lights of my generation, one of the great creators of my generation is Joss Whedon. I’m a big admirer of his but I’ve only seen like two episodes of Buffy the Vampire Slayer; the TV show that made his reputation is not really how I know him. I know him from his work in comic books and from Firefly and from The Avengers. I think the thing that Joss Whedon recognized and has exploited is people want to love a character and then see those characters have great moments. To be forced in a box and have to punch their way out. To be confronted with their worst fears and to have their fondest hopes snatched away from them. He’s really great at that. He’s really great at finding these characters that you just want to spend time with every week, or as much as possible, and see them experience everything. I think that’s the job, to create those characters and then give them their chance to be recognized as hero, coward or clown.

— Joe Hill

Scarlet Witch & Quicksilver going to ‘The Avengers’ not ‘X-Men’

Scarlet Witch & Quicksilver going to the Avengers and not the X-Men franchise

The Avengers 2 is almost exactly 2 years away (1 May 2015), but details of the early drafts are leaking out. Of those are that Quicksilver and The Scarlet Witch are being claimed by Disney/Marvel Studios—meaning that they will never make it into a movie with the other X-Men (and, you know, their dad: Magneto). Continue reading Scarlet Witch & Quicksilver going to ‘The Avengers’ not ‘X-Men’