Netflix Stream TeamOn November 20, the Netflix Original Series MARVEL's JESSICA JONES will make it's debut, with all episodes available to binge watch or spread out as you may choose. Today comes an official teaser - one that shows just a hint of the true power held by this ex-superhero turned-detective. Set in the MARVEL Cinematic Universe, JESSICA JONES is placed firmly in a world that we know will connect to other Netflix series' such as MARVEL's DAREDEVIL and the forthcoming LUKE CAGE. But an interesting tidbit - in the comics, Jessica Jones once dated Scott Lang, aka ANT-MAN. Does that mean we could see Paul Rudd appear? Not even a rumor, just my own wishful thinking...

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We're pretty big fans of the "Character Cars" that Mattel has been releasing as part of their Hot Wheels line for the past few years, and while we're not quite "completists," there is one pairing that was quite hard to resist. When a car inspired by GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY's Rocket Raccoon hit the streets (featured here back in January), it didn't even cross my mind that the big blastin' Rocket would eventually gain a true companion vehicle based upon his tall friend Groot. While the idea of a Groot car was certainly a given, making it into an actual, functional companion piece is what the designers at Mattel pulled off, and the results are fantastic. Hitting the pegs of your favorite toy emporium this month is the Hot Wheels Groot, and he's joined our fleet here at Rock Father HQ. Take a look!

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Tuesday, August 04 2015 10:55

Exclusive First-Look at MARVEL's ANT-MAN 2!

When the folks at Hasbro asked if The Rock Daughters™ and I would like to take part in their #SummerOfMarvel promotion, I was up for the challenge. Receiving a trio of mystery boxes that would be featured in episodes of UNBOXED on Rock Father TV, neither the girls nor myself would know exactly what was coming. For our second installment, Hasbro delivered their new Infinite Series 3¾" Ant-Man and Flying Ant¾" Ant-Man and Flying Ant set to us (appropriate since I've covered the film extensively) along with a note and a motion picture slate. Indeed, the girls were being called-upon to make their directorial debut, and that brings us to this - a first-look at MARVEL's ANT-MAN 2: ANT HARDER as directed by The Rock Daughters and shot on-location in our front yard and my office.

Yesterday, after covering MARVEL's ANT-MAN extensively here on THE ROCK FATHER Magazine in recent weeks, The Rock Daughters and I took an afternoon detour to catch a matinee screening of the film in 3D at a local Regal Cinema. They had yet to see the film (which I love - read my review here), and while they're technically young for a PG-13 film, I stand behind my words in that this really is a MARVEL film for the entire family.  Addie absolutely LOVED the film, giggling, laughing and cheering throughout, while little Finn fell asleep and missed 90% of it (in fairness, it was during her regular naptime). Upon exiting, I overheard another audience member mention "that mambo scene wasn't in the movie," which is exactly what prompted me to pen another ANT-centric post. As is the case with many films, there's a lot of deleted scenes and unused footage that makes it's way into trailers and TV spots for a film, and that's happened quite a bit with ANT-MAN. In one such spot that celebrates the film's #1 opening at the box office, the crew of Paul Rudd's Ant-Man (aka the #Antourage) is seen dancing to a swinging little number that's raised a common question: "What is that song?" Well, I can tell you that it's a tune called "Mr. Mambo," and it's the "Hips Mix" version by electro-jazz duo 11 ACORN LANE (Thomas Feurer and Neal Pawley) that appears in said spot.

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This past weekend, the 12th film in the MARVEL Cinematic Universe (MCU) arrived in theaters, keeping the perfect record intact by securing a 12th consecutive #1 spot at the box office. While MARVEL's ANT-MAN came in just shy of its projected $60M mark in the U.S., scoring the top spot was no easy feat for a film based on an obscure character that was even more "out there" than last year's GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY. Now, as Phase Two of the MCU comes to a close and Phase 3 begins, I'm sharing some words from a conversation with ANT-MAN Director Peyton Reed and MARVEL Studios head Kevin Feige - a conversation about the future of the MCU, women in that universe, and the genesis of ANT-MAN. If you haven't seen ANT-MAN and wish to remain spoiler-free, now's your chance to stop reading because I'm about to sting you in the next paragraph. Here we go...

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MARVEL's ANT-MAN may have just hit theater screens today, but thanks to a just-revealed box set, it is confirmed that Scott Lang and the #Antourage will definitely be home for the holidays. This Fall (date TBA), the MARVEL Cinematic Universe: Phase 2 Collection will come to Amazon as an exclusive 13-disc boxed set, with all six films from the Phase 2 MARVEL lineup packed inside a replica Power Gem. There will also be a "Top Secret Bonus Disc," exclusive additional bonus memorabilia and more packed into the $250 companion to the 2012 MARVEL Cinematic Universe: Phase 1 release. Here's what you'll get...

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