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ScarJo Sues Disney for Breach of Contract Over ‘Black Widow’ Release!

                                Masthead: Stalkeye Beware, the Widow's sting! Scarjo is gunning for Mickey and co! (Figurately speaking of course.) Black Widow and (former) Avengers costar, Scarlett Johansson had ignited a legal confrontation ala lawsuit against Marvel Studios' parent company, Disney opting to release Black Widow simultaneously in theaters and on their Premier Access streaming service.  Scarlett Johansson, who of course stars as the titular Marvel superhero filed the lawsuit today for a breach of contract in Los Angeles Superior Court, according to Ms. Johansson's attorneys, since the studio neglected to release the Avengers spinoff exclusively in theaters, the ticket sales suffered as with Johansson’s compensation which was tied to the box office reception of Black Widow.  Since it failed to hit benchmarks, the Actress' monetary bonuses would not "kick in". Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, Major studios WarnerMedia and Walt Disney Studios, am

Captain America The First Avenger (10 Years Later)

The road to Marvel's success in cinema, has been paved with both goof and especially bad. For every Blade, Spider-Man or X-Men, there was a Howard the Duck, Captain America (1990), Roger Corman's Fantastic Four and Man Thing ?? Sure, those examples were the bottom feeders of the bunch as there are other Marvel films that fall within ranks if mediocrity, but you know where I'm getting at. After 2008's Iron Man broke through the gates further establishing the Comicbook company's cred-which began with 1998's Blade , the newly formed Marvel Studios greenlit more of their non mutant intellectual properties for film. Following Iron Man 2 ,  Thor and eventually Marvel's legendary flag draped Superhero would get his turn in the Spotlight! Directed by Joe Johnston, created by Joe Simon and the King himself, Jack Kirby, Captain America The First Avenger is more than a Superhero origin story, it's a tale of one man's courage of conviction and the hero underne

Black Widow stings a bit, yet its a fitting swan song. (Review)

Ever since the Marvel Cinematic Universe was cranking out films left and right, I was one of the few who asked "where's the Black Widow " movie? Her introduction along with War Machine, was one of the many highlights i liked about the unjustly maligned Iron Man 2. Well of course, you cannot have an Avengers movie without introducing the "Big Three" Iron Man, Thor and Captain America but what happened to female representation? This was another missed opportunity back then but over ten years later, here we are. Despite a few setbacks, and being in development hell since 2004, Black Widow has finally arrived! And was it worth the wait...well, let's get to it! Taking place between Captain America Civil War, and Avengers Endgame, Scarlet Johansen once again, assumes her role as Marvel’s Superspy, Black Widow who is now a fugitive on the run after violating the Sokovia Accords and assaulting the "King of Wakanda." She runs afoul with another "Black

Escape from New York: 40 years Later

Can you believe it’s been 40 years since my favorite movie made its debut? Like the ending verse of 80’s Brit pop duo, Tears for Fears' "Head over Heels” goes: "funny how tiiimmme, fliiieees"! The year was 1981, Avco Embassy was coming off a high off previously released low budgeted horror flicks like Scanners and The Howling, and prior to that Phantasm and The Fog, which the latter was directed by John Carpenter. Avco had few and farther films, yet they had one final trick up their sleeve. In what is seen as one of Director John Carpenter’s most iconic films, 1981's Escape from New York, is a dystopian drama set in what was perceived as the near future at the time. The crime rate has risen exponentially and the paramilitary United States Police Force, has sealed off Manhattan as this massive penal colony where criminals are deported to where "there are only prisoners, and the worlds they have made." "Once you go in, you don't come out" ac