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DD reboot lies in the hands of...Galactus?

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As some of you may know, from either blog posts long ago, or just from general conversation, Daredevil is my favorite comic book character.  Over the years, many comic book properties have been made into films and subsequently rebooted.  Ghost Rider, Punisher, and the Fantastic Four just to name a few.  As each of these other franchises has been given another chance, I have wondered why good old Matt Murdock - Daredevil himself - hasn't gotten another shot on the big screen?

Back in 2003, Fox released Daredevil, starring Ben Affleck.  These days, I'm kind of torn when it comes to the film.  When it first came out, I really enjoyed it.  At that time I only knew who Daredevil was, but I had never read any of the comics.  My interest in the film drove my interest in learning more about the character and led me to the Kevin Smith story arc 'Guardian Devil' that had launched the second volume of the comic a few years earlier.  From there I was hooked, and quickly picked u…

Trailer Talk - Paranormal Activity 4 (2012)

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When I jumped online this morning before work and saw that the first trailer for Paranormal Activity 4 had been released, I was much more excited than I probably should have been.

After a comment like that, I should probably explain: growing up, horror was the one genre that I had no interest in whatsoever. That’s not to say that I wouldn’t be exposed to something that I liked now and again - classics like Evil Dead, Army of Darkness, or newer films like 28 Days Later - I just didn't go out of my way to seek them out. I came across the Paranormal Activity franchise in that way. I had heard about the first film and finally rented it after an old college roommate (who knew my preferences in movies) assured me that it wasn’t a gore filled slasher fest. To my surprise, I really enjoyed it.  It was a neat, supernatural thriller/horror flick, but I didn’t really understand why it deserved a sequel. I didn’t even bother seeing Paranormal Activity 2 when it came out. Fast forward to …

Trailer Talk - Skyfall (2012)

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For quite some time Skyfall was toiling around, stuck in pre-production, known only as 'Bond 23' because of MGM's financial issues.  Luckily for us the Bond franchise is too popular to get hung up in such problems.  It wasn't so much a matter of if James Bond would return, but when.  So after a longer than planned delay - which allowed him to do The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo - Daniel Craig returns in what looks to be his most action filled turn as 007 yet.

There are actually two trailers that have been released thus far, and I want to touch on both as they each illicit-ed different, but equally good reactions.  First there is the teaser trailer.  I first saw this when it aired during the opening ceremony for the London Olympics last week.  I am admittedly a fan of the long running Bond franchise, so there was little question that I'd be looking forward to this film.  After all, it did check in at number nine on my Most Anticipated Films of 2012 list earlier this…