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3: To Infinity War and Beyond! – Guest: Scott Collura, IGN.com

The MARVEL CINEMATIC UNIVERSE REVIEW is back after three years! Dr. Arnold T. Blumberg, the “MCU guru” and professor of the world’s first MCU college course at the University of Baltimore, is joined by Scott Collura from IGN.com and the TRANSPORTER ROOM 3 podcast to talk about the tenth anniversary of the MCU and the might and majesty of AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR! If you’re one of the lucky ones left in the half of the universe that didn’t get obliterated, listen in True Believer!

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Five Astonishing Ant Films

meavatarjessScience always finds a way to creep us the hell out when it discovers something new, and that’s the case with this report about a new species of ant likened to a dragon for its dorsal spines. But film buffs know that ants have always been creepy cool and often deadly dangerous.

So herewith, five astonishing ant movies from the annals of horror & sci-fi film and television!

THEM! (1954)



I have to start here, with one of the greatest sci-fi movies of all time and certainly one of the best “giant mutated creatures on the rampage” flicks ever conceived. With a stellar cast that even includes a cameo by a young Leonard Nimoy, bone-chilling sound effects, and a plot that keeps up the pace and never lets up until the closing cautionary moments, this is landmark fantasy film making with a “sweet tooth!”

EMPIRE OF THE ANTS (1977)



Vaguely based on an H.G. Wells story and produced by schlock legend Bert I. Gordon, this less than effective chiller nevertheless scarred many of us as kids…although maybe that was because of Joan Collins’ acting. Suffice to say it was never going to beat that other imaginative movie that also came out in 1977.

ANT-MAN (2015)



As not only the “Doctor of the Dead” but the “MCU Guru,” I had to throw in this delightful Marvel superhero romp, which features the ill-fated but loyal Antony as well as an ant enlarged to dog size and consigned to a nightmarish existence by the film’s conclusion. Not all ants are evil; some are misunderstood and others are just victims of circumstance.

THE NAKED JUNGLE (1954)



It’s Chuck Heston battling ants (regular-sized ones no less) at a Brazilian plantation! What more could you possibly want or need? It’s also our second 1954 film, interesting. And speaking of interesting patterns…

ANTS (1977)



The second marauding ant movie to come out in 1977, this TV production – also known as IT HAPPENED AT LAKEWOOD MANOR – sent an army of poisonous ants after a group trapped in a lakeside hotel; not the idyllic getaway they were hoping for.

Did I miss your favorite astonishing ant movie? Let me know what your favorite (or least favorite) is in the comments below, and remember to shoot the other antenna – he’s helpless without them!

2: Podcast Without Fear! – Guest: Jamie Hari, Marvel.wikia.com

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In our second episode, host Dr. Arnold T. Blumberg, the “MCU guru” and professor of the world’s first MCU college course at the University of Baltimore, is joined by founder of the Marvel and DC Database projects, Jamie Hari! On the agenda:

DAILY BUGLE HEADLINES

• AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON Premiere
• ANT-MAN Trailer
• SPIDER-MAN “Renew Your Vows”

IN THE BULLPEN

• DAREDEVIL and the Netflix corner of the MCU

CLASS NOTES FROM THE UB MCU COURSE

GIVEAWAY WINNER ANNOUNCED!

SHOW MUSIC

“6 Seconds to Die!” by Ian Alex Mac

‘NUFF SAID!

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1: If This Be The End! – Guest: Scott Collura, IGN

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AND LO, THERE WAS A NEW PODCAST!

Welcome to the inaugural episode of the MARVEL CINEMATIC UNIVERSE REVIEW with host Dr. Arnold T. Blumberg, the “MCU guru” and professor of the world’s first MCU college course at the University of Baltimore! With a lifetime of personal and professional experience in the comics industry, especially in the realm of the Marvel Universe, Arnold will bring you the latest in-depth discussion of all things amazing, incredible, invincible, and fantastic!

In this episode, Arnold is joined by special guest Scott Collura, Senior Entertainment Editor for IGN.com, co-host of the TRANSPORTER ROOM 3 podcast, and our special guest on the G2V Podcast episode covering the PLANET OF THE APES franchise! On the agenda:

DAILY BUGLE HEADLINES

• AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON Trailer 3
• The Ultimate Marvel Marathon (AMC)
• The Ultimate Marvel Marathon (Regal)
• Robert Downey Jr. Charity Contest

IN THE BULLPEN

• SECRET WARS 2015
• Spider-Man Joins the MCU

CLASS NOTES FROM THE UB MCU COURSE

IRON MAN and Tony Stark’s Role in the Birth of the MCU

GIVEAWAY

In AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON, Tony Stark and Bruce Banner create the lethal AI known as Ultron. But who created Ultron in the original Marvel Comics back in 1968?

One person will be chosen out of correct answers received by Twitter, Facebook, our website, and e-mail to receive a copy of Sean Howe’s MARVEL COMICS: THE UNTOLD STORY from Harper Perennial!

SHOW MUSIC

“6 Seconds to Die!” by Ian Alex Mac

‘NUFF SAID!

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