Chris Fox

Chris grew up during the Disney renaissance of animation and took his first trip to Disney World when he was ten. Even though he has loved Disney his whole life, his obsession didn't start until he began planning a trip for his honeymoon. Right now, his primary job (at least the one that doesn't pay the bills) is to indoctrinate his daughter with his love of Disney while at the same time convincing his wife to move to Orlando so he can become a tour guide in the parks. He can also be found indulging in his nerdy side (both Disney related and otherwise) at nerdintherealworld.wordpress.com.

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. episode six preview – FZZT

It’s been two weeks so let’s do a quick recap: When we last left our heroes, Skye had basically destroyed all of the trust that she’d gained from her teammates. We also found out that she wants to infiltrate S.H.I.E.L.D. Because she wants to find… Read More »Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. episode six preview – FZZT

Marvel News Roundup

Thor: The Dark World opened overseas this weekend to $45.3 million. That’s a good sign. Marvel announced that there will be a special 5 minute preview of Captain America: Winter Soldier for the 3-D showings of The Dark World. I realize that this is a… Read More »Marvel News Roundup

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. episode 5 recap – Girl In The Flower Dress

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I apologize for missing last week, but let’s discuss this week’s episode.

The team heads back to L.A. when one of the super-humans that they’ve been monitoring goes missing. Turns out, Chan Ho Yin, a.k.a. Scorch, has been enticed by an offer to boost his powers by Raina, a.k.a. the girl in the flower dress.

Raina is working with the same doctor who we saw in the pilot episode. They are looking for something that will counteract the explosive effects from the EXTREMIS part of their project Centipede and they think that Scortch’s pyrokinetic abilities will be the answer.

While this is the case, neither Chan nor the doctor live long enough to see their efforts come to fruition. Chan is injected with the EXTREMIS serum by May and explodes while the doctor is killed by Raina who, it turns out is working for someone else. We meet him at the end of the episode when he and Raina discuss bringing in the “Clairvoyant.”

So, what is the team up to besides trying to stop Scorch and Raina?  Well, Skye’s continuing relationship with the Rising Tide comes to a head and almost costs her her position on the team. It does cost her the trust that she had earned from her teammates, but she finally opens up to Coulson and reveals her true intentions.

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Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D episode four preview – Eye Spy

Previously on Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D, Skye had her first training session with Ward (which came in handy later in the episode) as they continue to bond. I’m sure this will turn romantic eventually (they always do), but I’m enjoying the brother-sister bond that seems… Read More »Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D episode four preview – Eye Spy

Iron Man 3 Blu-Ray Review

Iron Man 3, despite having a plot twist that kills the fan boy inside of me every time I see it, is currently my favorite movie this year. It is very different in tone than the first two movies, but I think that’s good. The… Read More »Iron Man 3 Blu-Ray Review

Hong Kong Disneyland Getting Marvel Iron Man Experience Motion Simulator Attraction

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So, The First Avenger will be on the cruise ships, The Mighty Avenger will be out in California and it seems that The Armored Avenger will make his first Disney Parks home in Hong Kong. Tomorrowland in Hong Kong Disneyland will soon get a motion simulator based attraction that features Iron Man.

Tom Staggs announced today on the Disney Parks blog that Hong Kong Disneyland will be home to the first attraction based on the Marvel characters (I guess Meet-and-Greets don’t count as attractions). Speculation is HKDL gets the attraction first in order to help its attendance numbers continue an upward trend.

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Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D Episode 3 Preview – The Asset

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Previously, on Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D:

The team went to Peru to figure out what the 0-8-4 is.

On the way, Skye begins questioning her place on the team, as do some of her teammates.

In Peru they find the object in question. We then get our first glimpse of Coulson’s backstory in the form of Camilla Reyes, who he had a past relationship with.

A fire fight with local rebels forces both Coulson’s team and Reyes’ team back on the bus (their name for the plane) and in the air. Fitz-Simmons discovers that the 0-8-4 is a weapon that is fueled the same way the Tesseract is.

At the same time, Coulson and Ward discover that Reyes and her team aren’t as friendly as they seem. They knock out May, capture the rest of team and take over the bus.

Coulson is with his old flame, but the others are tied up in the cargo bay. As a team, they break free and save Coulson and the bus.

The episode ends with a great cameo from Samuel L. Jackson.

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