Review: ‘Thor: The Dark World’

*This review contains only minor spoilers – merely a short recap of the film’s beginning to establish context. Thor and Asgard offer Marvel it’s biggest cinematic challenge (likely until Guardians of the Galaxy) in terms of story and characters. It’s a mystical world filled aliens, realms, and strange beasts. It’s … Continue reading

Film of the Week: ‘Snow White and the Huntsman’: “My Queen, You Have Defied Nature and Robbed It of Its Fairest Root”

“The baby has known the dragon intimately ever since he had an imagination. What the fairy tale provides for him is a St. George to kill the dragon.” – G.K. Chesterton, Tremendous Trifles (1909). Rupert Sanders’ Snow White and the Huntsman (2012), debuting at number one at the box office and earning $56.3 … Continue reading

‘The Avengers’ Comics, Character Films – Staff Roundtable Discussion – Part 1 (No Spoilers)

‘The Avengers’ Staff Roundtable Discussion – Part 1 By Jon Heacock, Ricky Spenner, Mike Mierendorf, and Erin Abbamondi The Avengers (2012) is one of this year’s most anticipated films and we here at Cultural Transmogrifier are just as excited. What better way to share that excitement then a discussion of the film, comics, and previous character … Continue reading

Film of the Week: ‘The Cabin in the Woods’: Fear Is the Tyrant; Fool Is the God

This article contains potential spoilers. It’s a matter of perspective. If you go to see The Cabin in the Woods (TCITW) and expect to see a horror movie, you may be disappointed. While writer Joss Whedon and director Drew Goddard’s meta-horror film delivers some scares, the overriding message will be lost … Continue reading

Behind the Scenes Footage of ‘The Avengers’

Trailer Addict has posted twenty minutes of a behind-the-scenes look at The Avengers. Unfortunately, the audio has been taken out and replaced with selections from the score of the film. Nevertheless, you can see peeks of Joss Whedon directing on location, in the studio, and even during the rehearsals of fight … Continue reading

Thor 2 Director Announced

The follow-up to Kenneth Branagh’s take on Thor will be helmed by the veteran TV director Alan Taylor.  Deadline.com reports that Taylor will be taking the reigns from director Patty Jenkins, of Monster fame, who reportedly clashed with Marvel over creative differences.  Although Taylor has not directed a feature film since … Continue reading