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The Man Without Fear Should Terrify Marvel

The Ben Affleck starring ‘Daredevil’ was the first Marvel failure. The first two ‘Blade’ films came out with some success, though few knew its comic origins. ‘X-men’ blew everyone away showing the potential of a comic based film. ‘Spider-man’ destroyed expectations.

After DD was ‘Hulk’, ‘Fantastic Four’, ‘Blade: Trinity’, ‘The Punisher’, and a continued list of disappointments until ‘Iron Man.’ Now they want to try it again.

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Fake Movie Friday – Rubbernecking

Rubbernecking is a white-knuckle thriller from the master of suspense, David Slade.  Rubbernecker is a thrilling suspense film starring Paul Bettany, Michelle Monaghan and everyone’s favorite, Ryan Gosling.

A black screen appears with the statistics on all the motor related fatalities that occurs accidentally in LA.

Rubbernecker opens on Paul Bettany playing Milton Stuart waking up to go to work at his office.  It looks like any other day from the outset.  He leaves his wife, still sleeping and goes to work.  The whole time he’s there he looks at either his watch or the nearby clock.  As soon as 5 o’clock hits, he calls home and tells his wife he has to work late.  He gets up, gets into his car and pulls out of the driveway.  He pulls out of the driveway and over to the curb and waits. We see Bettany’s character Milton look at his watch and as he does that, a car drives past him.  He immediately begins following the car.

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