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Movie Review: Captain Marvel

Captain_Marvel_posterCaptain Marvel (2019)

Starring: Brie Larson, Samuel L Jackson, Jude Law, Ben Mendelsohn, Annette Benning

Directed By: Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck

MINOR SPOILERS

The 21st movie in the ongoing saga that is the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Captain Marvel stands as the first film from Marvel Studios with a female lead. Naturally, that means it’s going to be under a lot of scrutiny, more than any other Marvel film before it. Can one movie introduce Carol Danvers to audiences, connect to the larger MCU as a whole as a prequel, tease people for Avengers:Endgame, and overcome the internet trolls review bombing the film before they’ve even seen it? Read the rest of this entry

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The (Re)Rise of Phoenix

5c77ed6226289861330d0f07-750-341At long last, we have a new trailer for X-Men: Dark Phoenix, the presumably final film from Fox that stars the mutants (assuming that New Mutants ever gets released). For being the second adaptation of probably the most famous X-Men story of all time, this new trailer leaves an awful lot to be desired, not even considering that it looks like it’s taking the same “Jean Grey wears a trench coat” approach that X-Men: The Last Stand did. But the trailer even suggests a major death in the movie, something that is confirmed by long-time X-Men producer and first time director Simon Kinberg. Which brings me to my question: does anyone really care about this movie? Read the rest of this entry

A Week of Marvels

Avengers-Endgame-Captain-MarvelIt’s been quite the week for Marvel Studios. After months and months of anticipation, the entertainment juggernaut finally released a new trailer for Captain Marvel, and the first teaser trailer for the fourth Avengers film, now subtitled Endgame. It’s another notch in the belt for the studio, proving that they don’t even need to release a movie to make waves in the world at large. Read the rest of this entry

Man Without A TV Show

daredevilWoe be the Marvel Netflix shows, who recently lost Iron Fist and Luke Cage to the streaming sacrificial altar, and now the streaming giant has dropped the hammer down on Daredevil. While the show that started the grand Marvel/Netflix experiment that was overall a success, depending on who you talked to (and who finished the shows), even Matt Murdock wasn’t spared from Netflix’s cancellations. As my personal favorite of the various series, it is a bummer having Daredevil end after such a strong third season, but at the same time, I’m honestly okay with it. Read the rest of this entry

TV Review: Daredevil Season Three!

220px-Daredevil_season_3_posterMINOR SPOILERS

I’ll be honest, the last few seasons of the various Marvel Netflix shows have been a bit of a slog. Ever since Defenders, it seemed like all of the various shows, from Luke Cage to Iron Fist to even Jessica Jones started spinning their wheels, and eventually they became to feel like a real slog to get through. Thankfully though, Daredevil‘s third season has come along and not only rejuvenated that show after an uneven second season, it’s also reignited my interest in the other Marvel Netflix shows (well, the remaining ones, that is). Read the rest of this entry

Suicide Gunn

james-gunn-suicide-squad-1138199-1280x0Ever since he was fired from Guardians of The Galaxy Vol 3, the nerd world at large has been wondering just what would become of James Gunn. Would he retreat from the public eye indefinitely? Go back to the smaller genre films that he was known for before Guardians? Or would he jump ship for a rival studio?

Well, this week we got the answer, and it’s option three. Read the rest of this entry

Gunns and Roses

james_gunn_marvel_studios_rehireI try to keep this column a “politics-free zone”, mainly because there’s so many awful things out in the world lately that I like to think of this column as an escape. But with the recent firing of James Gunn from Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 3, I feel like I need to put my two cents in. Were Gunn’s tweets, which, while written ten years ago, offensive and unfunny? Absolutely. But his firing for his past actions sets a dangerous precedent for not only Hollywood, but our modern culture as well. Read the rest of this entry

Movie Review: Ant-Man and the Wasp!

MOVIE REVIEW!

Ant-Man_and_the_Wasp_posterAnt-Man and the Wasp (2018)

Starring: Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lily, Michael Douglas, Hannah John-Kamen, Michelle Pfeiffer

Directed By: Peyton Reed

After the events of Infinity War, it might seem a little strange for Marvel Studio’s next release to be Ant-Man and the Wasp. But it worked for the previous Ant-Man movie, which was released after Age of Ultron, and guess what? It works again here. Building off of the charm of the original film, while also adding some much needed female super heroics, Ant-Man and the Wasp is a fun, if a little inessential, entry into the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Read the rest of this entry

Where Does The MCU Go From Here?

18lpba4iranvwjpgThe following contains spoilers for Avengers: Infinity War. You’ve had two weeks now, so you’ve got no excuses if you start reading this without seeing the movie!

By all accounts, Avengers: Infinity War is a pretty resounding success. While not as critically acclaimed as the previous Marvel Studios films, it’s still sitting pretty at an impressive 84% on Rotten Tomatoes, and it’s had a pretty immediate hold on the pop culture landscape since release. Of course, it’s also the highest opening weekend of all time, beating out The Force Awakens. But the real question remains after the credits roll is this : what’s next for the Marvel Cinematic Universe? Read the rest of this entry

The Evolution of Tony Stark

024b71bcd146eeeed10410d1c8906b6aI’ve recently begun the massive undertaking of rewatching the Marvel Studios releases in preparation for Infinity War, and while I’m only three movies in, that’s still enough to make me take pause and recognize one of the coolest aspects of the MCU: the gradual evolution of Tony Stark. Read the rest of this entry