Franchise Ruminations: Now What? A Post-Infinity War Marvel Cinematic Universe Discussion (SPOILERS!)

(Warning: SPOILERS are going to be discussed freely in this article so if you haven't seen the movie STAY AWAY. For a spoiler-free(ish) review click here.) In case the above warnings did not make it clear enough, this will be a debrief of Avengers: Infinity War which will include a discussion of MAJOR SPOILERS. It is safe to say that …

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Black Panther (Big Screen Review)

The emergence of superhero movies as a boon for Hollywood has long been frustratingly monolithic in the demographics of its said superheroes. So for that reason alone, a superhero story as profoundly and unabashedly African featuring a cast of almost exclusively non-white actors like Black Panther is an achievement worth celebrating and championing in and of …

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Ranking the Marvel Cinematic Universe Movies (Updated)

(Original Post on Nov. 17 2017. Updated to include latest MCU releases) In 2008 Marvel almost innocuously dropped Iron Man on the world to little hype or fanfare. I remember as a comic-book fan being much more excited for Christopher Nolan's Batman follow-up The Dark Knight and being much more lukewarm towards Marvel as their recent track-record …

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Thor: Ragnarok (Big Screen Review)

Thor: Ragnarok could have gone in one of two directions. It could have either decided to act as a Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) expansion machine (like Captain America: Civil War) as it tried to connect all the loose threads to set up next May's enormous Avengers: Infinity War. Or it could function as a proper conclusion to the …

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Back to School: Spider-Man Homecoming

Spider-Man: Homecoming is aptly named for several reasons. From a purely corporate level, it is the official celebration of Spider-Man’s return to Marvel Studios (through Sony Pictures’ gracious lending of the character to the Marvel Cinematic Universe). But from a more essential level, Homecoming represents a return of the character to his roots as a …

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