Marvel Studios

Movie Review: Avengers: Infinity War (2018)

Over the past decade, Marvel Studios have proved time and again their mastery of the superhero genre. Central to this success is the combination of superhero tropes with other genres: World War II film with “Captain America: The First Avenger,” conspiracy thriller with “Captain America: The Winter Soldier,” heist movie with “Ant-Man,” high school comedy…

Movie Review: Black Panther (2018)

Since 2008, the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) model has introduced ingenious engineers, Norse gods, space raiders and sorcerers. These superpowered figures appear in films that incorporate elements from World War II movies, space opera, heist films, alien invasions and conspiracy thrillers. With varying levels of dramatic success, the framework of a superhero figure in [insert…

Movie Trailer: Venom (2018)

With Venom it’s Tom Hardy’s turn to get in on the comic book movie craze. In it, he takes a turn as Eddie Brock (please forget when Topher Grace had a turn in “Spider-Man 3”), a down on his luck journalist. But as luck would have it, his weakened mental state makes him a perfect…

Movie Trailer: Deadpool 2 (2018)

The “Merc with a Mouth” aka Deadpool is back from his explosive intro in “Deadpool” with a nice and shiny new (and amazingly not red-band) trailer to Deadpool 2. Along with his 4th wall breaks and general disregard for manners or socially acceptable behavior, his frenemy Cable (Josh Brolin) makes his much hyped appearance in…

Movie Trailer: Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018)

In “Ant-Man” viewers were surprised with a small (and giant) Thomas the Tank Engine having a profound impact in the action and in its sequel, Ant-Man and the Wasp, a giant PEZ dispenser is served up for recognizable laughs. What else Marvel Studios has in store in their latest addition to their cinematic universe isn’t…

Movie Trailer: Avengers: Infinity War (2018)

Dusting off the smell of the superhero ensemble disappointment of “Justice League” comes the trailer for Avengers: Infinity War and it does not disappoint. Putting differences aside that forced a split between the Avengers in “Captain America: Civil War,” the heroes — with the aid of Black Panther, the Guardians of the Galaxy, Doctor Strange,…

Movie Review: Thor: Ragnarok (2017)

The unique selling point of superhero cinema is the presentation of superpowers on screen and the exploration of what it means to super and to be a hero. Ever since “X-Men” took advantage of digital effects technology to render eye beams and human-generated lightning bolts, the finest examples of superhero cinema have grabbed hold of…

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