It’s hard to imagine after the Dark Knight trilogy, the wild growth of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and singular success like Man of Steel and The Watchmen, that once upon time all comic movies were crap. Or if they weren’t all crap, enough of them were that sometimes you could feel that sickening embarrassment in your flesh as you thought, “How the hell are they going to screw it up this time? I hope nobody sees me paying actual money for a ticket…” Those were not the good old days… And frankly, they aren’t long gone.
I’m not much for celebrities typically, and I will leave it to you whether his writing of Groundhog day or his acting in Ghostbusters left the bigger mark on society, but with a career that spanned four decades, there is a favorite moment in his career for everyone. He will be missed.
This week we see what our painters want to do with a classic dark knight, Magnus Timur. While I was digging this picture up from the Reaper website I noticed that the bones version is $3, and the metal version is $6 dollars. While that makes the bones a bargain by any measure, it certainly hits home just how good a deal the kickstarter was. Everyone who picked this little guy up during the crowd funding process got him for a third of that.
On the heels of big Guardians of the Galaxy news, it appears that there is no rest for the good folks at Marvel Studio: they’re vetting directors for Phase 3′s Doctor Strange, Sorcerer Supreme flick. It is such a lovely time to be a nerd.