Iron Man 2 (2010) – Movie Review

Iron Man 2 poster

Written by: Justin Theroux, based on the character created by Stan Lee, Jack Kirby, Don Heck and Larry Lieber
Directed by: Jon Favreau
Starring: Robert Downey Jr., Mickey Rourke, Gwyneth Paltrow, Don Cheadle, Sam Rockwell, Scarlett Johansson, Samuel L. Jackson

Tony Stark (Downey) is the king of the world. Since we left the man in the suit, Stark single-handedly brought our world to peace. Although one superhero could never be enough to stop war all over the world, the movie suggests a situation similar to the fear of nuclear weapons: nobody is making a move because they’re afraid Iron Man will intervene, at the same time they are trying to develop their own warsuits.

The tides turn for the eccentric billionaire with the rock star image, when he is being attacked by Ivan Vanko (Rourke) during a car race in Monaco. Stark was able to shrug off the government’s attempts to get the suit into their hands before the incident, but after the attack, even his friend Rhodey (Cheadle) turns against him. And things just proceed from there.

You only need to know one thing about this movie: before the flick started, I was not in a good mood, mostly because the people behind were loud and annoying. When the movie was over, I had a big smile on my face. If you want to know why, keep on reading.

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Cruellest Month #30: The Second Coming

Sphinx

30 Days of Poetry Audio reaches ends and Dom has the last word. With some help from Yeats.

You can download it directly here and a unique feed is here.

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Cruellest Month #20: The Outpost

H.P. Lovecraft

30 Days of Poetry Audio continues with Dom, tackling some more Lovecraft. Because we always dig on some Lovecraft.

You can download it directly here and a unique feed is here.

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Cruellest Month #9: A Dream Within a Dream

Edgar Allan Poe

30 Days of Poetry Audio continues with more Edgar Allan Poe. Dom is here to bring you “A Dream Within a Dream.”

You can download it directly here and a unique feed is here. Enjoy.

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Losing My Living Dead Virginity, Part 1: My First Time With “Night”

Duane Jones as Ben in Night of the Living Dead

Dom returns, taking a break from his ongoing promotion of little known German media in his series of Bewegtbilder posts (latest here, for example) has just joined the fight against the undead and is aiming for the head from now on. He’s a quick student.

So…it all started with a t-shirt.

Every once in a while everybody feels a little bit like a poser. When I had purchased a zombie themed t-shirt from Threadless with the most delicious design, I had one of those moments. Although having seen a few movies with zombies and zombie-like creatures in them, I was fully aware that the classics and milestones of the genre–in any medium–were something I had yet to experience.

Being an insecure geek who tries to know it all (or at least all about the things that are referred to on my clothes. Note to self: find out more about cotton), I decided to catch up on what had happened in the world of the moving corpses. The question was: where to begin? I sent an email to our chief cook, bottlewasher and zombie hunter Widge (as I often do when I am too lazy to Google things). He quickly supported my idea, supplied me with a shortlist of essential movies and comics, branded me a zombie virgin, stole my lunch money and made fun of my DVD collection.

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