Review: “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D” – ‘Pilot’

After a seemingly epic wait, Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D (AOS). finally debuted last night on ABC. I want to divide this post about the show into two parts. First, a short review of the episode. Second, a look back at an article I wrote on August 29, 2012 after the … Continue reading

Redeeming Values? ‘Alien: Resurrection’

“Redeeming Values?” will be a new column that I write after watching a bad movie. The idea struck me that rather than write bad reviews of a movie, or a bad review of an old movie, that perhaps it might be worth finding five redeeming values or qualities in the … Continue reading

5 Reasons Why Joss Whedon’s ‘S.H.I.E.L.D.’ Series Could Be Awesome

Yesterday it was officially annouced that Marvel/ABC would be producing a Joss Whedon TV pilot based on S.H.I.E.L.D. (Marvel films acronym is Strategic Homeland Intervention, Enforcement and Logistics Division). This is extremely awesome for a few reasons: 1. Whedon is getting back into TV to some degree. With the success of The Avengers and news that Whedon … Continue reading

5 reasons Why Joss Whedon’s ‘S.H.I.E.L.D.’ Series Could Be Awesome

Yesterday it was officially annouced that Marvel/ABC would be producing a Joss Whedon TV pilot based on S.H.I.E.L.D. (the Marvel film universe’s acronym is Strategic Homeland Intervention, Enforcement and Logistics Division). This is extremely awesome for a few reasons: 1. Whedon is getting back into TV, to some degree. With … Continue reading

‘The Avengers’ Related News Round-up: ‘The Avengers 2’, Joss Whedon, Robert Downey Jr.

Today has been a big day all around for those with connections to The Avengers. The first big news is that The Avengers 2 will hit the screen on May 1, 2015! With the news confirmed that Joss Whedon will be back in the driver’s seat, this is great news … Continue reading

Joss Whedon Will Return As Director For ‘The Avengers 2’

Great news for fans of The Avengers – Joss Whedon will return as writer/ director for The Avengers 2! In a short release on Variety, Disney chief Bob Iger confirmed the news about Whedon’s return as well as leading the development of a Marvel-themed show for ABC. This is excellent … Continue reading

‘The Avengers’ Knocks It Out Of The Park (Spoiler Free Review)

Sitting in the theater during The Avengers (2012) was unlike many previous theater experiences I’ve had. I sat with a grin squeezing my wife’s hand in joy. Pardon the cliché, but I felt like a kid in a candy store. If you read Cultural Transmogrifier‘s Staff Discussion earlier this week, you … Continue reading

‘The Avengers’ Comics, Character Films – Staff Roundtable Discussion – Part 2 (No Spoilers)

The Avengers Staff Roundtable Discussion – Part 2 By Jon Heacock, Ricky Spenner, Mike Mierendorf, and Erin Abbamondi IF YOU MISSED PART ONE – READ IT HERE.  Now that The Avengers (2012) has been tackled, what Marvel superhero/villain/story arc would you like to see put to screen? Mike: I always loved Silver Surfer but hate how he … 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