The Amazing Spider-Man (2012) Guest Review!

Flashback/Backslide is happy to welcome Zoë from The Sporadic Chronicles of a Beginner Blogger to the Marvel Blogathon! Zoë reviewed Marc Webb’s The Amazing Spider-Man and will be back to review the sequel soon! The Sporadic Chronicles of a Beginner Blogger is one of the best blogs out there and is basically mandatory reading in my opinion so make sure…

The Avengers (2012)

Congratulations everyone. We made it. We’ve plowed through 25 films and have finally reached the big one, the ultimate superhero team-up and the end of Marvel Cinematic Universe’s Phase One. Let’s run the numbers on the State of the Universe before Joss Whedon entered the scene: Five films featuring four superheroes: Iron Man (2008), The Incredible Hulk (2008), Iron Man 2 (2010), Thor (2011),…

X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009)

Lauren J. Howlett returns to the The Flashback/Backslide Marvel Blogathon with a review of X-Men Origins: Wolverine.  Check out Lauren’s review of X-Men: The Last(ish) Stand. Lauren will return later this week with a review of one of her favorite Marvel movies; Thor. X-Men Origins: Wolverine AKA: X-Men 4 AKA: The Legend of Hugh Jackman’s Abs And Just How Big Can His…

Fantastic Four (2005)

By the time Stan Lee and Jack Kirby’s original super team earned a modern reboot, screens were already filled with adaptations of Spider-Man, X-Men, Blade, Daredevil, and Hulk. None of these franchises still exist in the same way today with Spider-Man getting a reboot (or maybe two), Blade rounding out a trilogy then dying out, Daredevil spinning off into Elektra and an upcoming…

Memento (2000)

NOTE: This review was written for the Cinema Parrot Disco‘s IMDB Top 250 Challenge which is working its way through the top rated movies on IMDB. The review was originally posted on the Cinema Parrot Disco site on February 3rd. Head over there to read other guest reviews and join the challenge. There’s an old…

Marvel Blogathon: 1/4 Recap

Eight down, 28 to go. With the posting of Flashback/Backslide’s review of Hulk (2003), we are just about one quarter of the way through the Marvel Blogathon. Now seems like a good time to zoom out and take a bigger look at the films. Some film historians cite the 1998 release of Blade as the start of…