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)

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 was less than impressive (Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer, Spider-Man …

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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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