Hard NOC Life 249: Dark Side of the ‘Moon Knight’

Keith and Britney break down the Moon Knight trailer and The Book of Boba Fett. Then Dominic joins in for a quick lesson on Moon Knight’s character history and teaches Keith about the Moon Copter and Moon Darts.

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‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’ Rejects Rugged Individualism in the Face of Mass Catastrophe 

There’s a running joke that we will never run out of superhero sequels; I, myself an Xennial elder, have lived through nine Spider-Man movie releases thus far. I’ve watched almost all nine in theaters, not even counting Spider-Man’s appearances in the Avengers films and am happily surprised to find Spider-Man treading new ground. 

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‘Moon Knight’ Trailer Has Oscar Isaac Dreaming of the Superhero Life

Marvel Studios embraced the magical, out-of-this-world, animated, and sometimes political in their streaming shows on Disney+. Now they will embrace the chaos in their dark and gritty streaming adaptation of Moon Knight. And after months of waiting, we are finally getting to see how they will do that in a brand new trailer.

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Exploring the Extras of ‘Eternals’ on Digital

For anyone following my reviews, you’ve most likely read my thoughts on Eternals this past November. To summarize, overall, I think this is a perfectly lovely, and bold film that challenges the traditional convention for the Marvel Cinematic Universe template, taking more from Alan Moore’s Watchmen than Avengers. I realize it wasn’t everyone’s cup of tea, and that’s fine. But for me, Chloé Zhao brought something incredibly unique into this 27-film franchise that I find severely underrated and quite special in its own right.

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Hard NOC Life 248: The Book of Resurrections

We don’t know about you, but Hard NOC Life is feelin’ 2022. In our return, Keith, Dominic, and Britney catch up on what they watched over the holidays, including the Hawkeye finale, The Matrix Resurrections, and The Book of Boba Fett. Keith also shares a hidden easter egg he found while watching Lin-Manuel Miranda’s directorial debut, tick, tick… BOOM! and Britney got to talk to Naomi star Kaci Wallfall!

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Vincent D’Onofrio on What it Means to be Kingpin Again in ‘Hawkeye’

In one of the biggest things to happen in the MCU recently, Vincent D’Onofrio reprises his role as Wilson Fisk, aka Kingpin, in Marvel Studios’ Hawkeye. The actor originally became a fan favorite playing the role in Netflix’s Daredevil.

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Deconstructing the ‘Multiverse of Madness’ Trailer

It’s that time again, folks! A new Marvel Studios trailer means a new breakdown. Now that everyone’s had a chance to see the trailer, let’s put on our conspiracy theory hats, and discover some sorcerer-sized secrets! We’re breaking down the Multiverse of Madness trailer!

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New Trailer Unleashed for ‘Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness’

Doctor Strange will return! We’ve seen these words before; first in 2016 after the Sorcerer Supreme’s original solo adventure, and perhaps more recently as well. And as they’re known to do, Marvel Studios has delivered on this promise.

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Hard NOC Life 247: Dive into All the ‘No Way Home’ Spoilers

Listeners beware! Lots of things are getting spoiled for Spider-Man: No Way Home and Hawkeye in this episode of Hard NOC Life! Also, Keith returns while Dominic and Britney argue over their diverging opinions on No Way Home. This is also the final episode of 2021. We’ll see you in January! Happy Holidays!

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The ‘Eternals’ Arrive on Blu-ray and 4K in February

As previously reported, Eternals is finally arriving to homes everywhere this January! And they’re bringing a whole slew of awesome special features and deleted scenes! Now, folks who weren’t able to make it to the theaters will finally get to see the ambitious and bold work of director Chloé Zhao, and her intergalactic, epic impact on the MCU!

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Hard NOC Life 246: Hailee Steinfeld Appreciation Pod

In honor Hailee Steinfeld’s 25th birthday, Dominic and Britney dedicate the entirety of this episode of Hard NOC Life to appreciating the actress’ filmography, including episode 4 of Hawkeye.

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‘Eternals’ to Stream on Disney+ in January

Today, it was announced that Marvel Studios’ Eternals will start streaming exclusively on Disney+ on January 12, 2022. This is the most recent example of the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s shortened theatrical window — two months after its premiere, following Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings which made its Disney+ debut in November.

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Tom Holland, Zendaya, and Jacob Batalon on ‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’

Tom Holland, Zendaya, and Jacob Batalon star in Spider-Man: No Way Home. The film will be released exclusively in movie theaters on December 17. Holland leads as Peter Parker (Spider-Man), Zendaya continues the role of MJ, and Batalon portrays Ned Leeds.

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Hard NOC Life 245: Slip Away ‘Across the Spider-Verse’

Dominic and Britney‘s thoughts meander like a restless wind inside a letterbox while they tumble blindly as they make their way Across the Spider-Verse on the latest Hard NOC Life.

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Meng’er Zhang on Working with Tony Leung and Their Relationship in ‘Shang-Chi’

To celebrate the release of Shang-Chi and The Legend of the Ten Rings on Blu-ray and DVD, actress Meng’er Zhang sat down with The Nerds of Color to talk about all the good spoilers she couldn’t talk about before — Xialing’s relationship with her father (Tony Leung), her brother (Simu Liu), and the organization she has now inherited, The Ten Rings.

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NOC Review: ‘Hawkeye’ Hits the Bullseye for Holiday Fun

Controversial opinion: After 13 years of storytelling, we simply didn’t get enough time with Clint Barton. I know Hawkeye was never anyone’s favorite Avenger back in 2012. And over the years, particularly starting with Age of Ultron, the avenging archer started to get some much needed attention. But he was always going to rank sixth on everyone’s list of favorite OG Avengers.

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NOC Interview: Hailee Steinfeld on Marvel Studios’ ‘Hawkeye’

Hailee Steinfeld takes on the role of Kate Bishop in Hawkeye. The new Marvel Studios series debuts with its first two episodes November 24 on Disney+. Set in post-blip New York City during the holidays, the show brings to life the Clint Barton and Kate Bishop team up fans have been waiting for!

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First Looks at Ms. Marvel, Moon Knight, She-Hulk, and More From Disney+

Disney Plus offered the first glimpses of several upcoming live-action Marvel superhero series today, as part of its “Disney Plus Day” event. The new clips appear in the second half of an extended trailer which is currently viewable on the streaming service.

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Disney+ Day: All-New Marvel Studios Projects Announced

Happy Disney+ Day everyone! Now I know there’s been a TON of fun news dropped today (I mean who else is excited for Sneakerella, amiright? Anyone? Okay.) But amid all the dozens of announcements the streaming platform has made today, I think it’s safe to say the ones that were the most anticipated were the Marvel Studios announcements that were made.

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The Middle Geeks Interview: Abubakr Ali of Netflix’s ‘Grendel’

We are delighted to welcome Abubakr Ali on the podcast, who will be playing the titular role in Netflix’s Grendel, making him the FIRST Arab and Muslim actor to headline a comic adaptation in TV/Film! We discuss what got him into acting, his career so far, what his favorite superhero and other media are, and much more. Enjoy the conversation!

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They’re Back! Production Begins on ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3’

When it comes to MCU news, I tend to air on the side of caution. Given we aren’t a click bait publication, we don’t (and shouldn’t) report on anything that’s just rumored or speculative without basis or educated reason for speculation (like an officially released trailer or poster). But with that being said, given this morning’s tweets from both director James Gunn and Marvel Studios, we can officially report that production is finally underway on Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3!

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