Avengers: Infinity War – Review

Dread it. Run from it. Destiny still arrives. Avengers: Infinity War is one of the most unique, thrilling, action packed, and balanced films of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Ten years and 18 films of universe building, character dynamics, and memorable stories have led to this gigantic film. Avengers: Infinity War is different, it dodges many tropes the…

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The Sounds of the Superhero: The Greatest Comic Book Film Composers

On a breezy summer night in 2012, I stood with my dad and brother as we waited to enter the movie theater in a line that snaked behind the building itself. As my younger sibling and I stood there, we couldn’t help but attempt to predict the things we were about to witness on the…

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The Mount Rushmore of Comic Book Films

What makes a great comic book film? Do they have to be instant classics of iconography? Can they disobey the laws and constraints of formula? Are they the darker, grittier versions of our favorite superheroes put in a grounded reality? Are they merely blockbuster entertainment whose sole purpose is fantasy escapism? Can they transcend the…

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The Legacy of Superman: 80 Years of The Man of Steel

“Doomed Planet. Desperate Scientists. Last Hope. Kindly Couple. Superman” – All Star Superman Superman, created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster, has had a profound impact on popular culture since his debut on April 18th, 1938, 80 years ago today. His rise in popularity over the decades has evolved into a legacy that is truly remarkable,…

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Top 5 Essential Batman Comic Books

Batman is a universally recognized and iconic character with an amazing and storied 79-year history. Even so, there are always newcomers who may have seen Batman in films or animation, but now want to get a deeper look into this character and dive into the comic book world. With so much material out there, it’s…

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The Need for Latino Superheroes

The lack of minorities in comic book films has unfortunately been a topic of recurrent, yet necessary discussion on many platforms amongst many different groups of people. Every race and ethnicity should have the opportunity to be represented and, along with many others, Latinos are often absent from these blockbuster films. Or, if they are…

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The Vision- Being Human

*This article will contain spoilers for The Vision* The Vision, written by Tom King, with art by Gabriel H. Walta, colors from Jordie Bellaire, and letters by Clayton Cowles, is many things—it’s heartbreaking, beautiful, triumphant, shocking, existential, methodical, and so much more. Above all, though, I think it’s inherently human, which is ironic given that…

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The Marvel Villain Collection

Marvel’s comic book villains are often viewed as generic, surface-level characters who exist simply to bring their enemies some grief. At times, they have paper-thin motivations that are passed off as threatening, only for the hero to quickly dismantle them. While the majority of superhero comics see the story from hero’s side, there are also moments were the villains get…

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Man! I Feel Like a (Super) Woman

The comic book genre has proven to be a successful medium of entertainment as the stories have crossed into an increasing number of movies and television shows throughout the last decade. With its dominating prevalence in popular culture, the genre has welcomed an exciting amount of new fans. As a result, the call to implement…

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A Quiet Place- Review

A QUIET PLACE is directed by John Krasinski, and stars married couple John Krasinski and Emily Blunt as the main leads. The film follows Lee (Krasinski), Evelyn (Blunt) and their three children as they try to navigate themselves in an eerie post-apocalyptic world dominated by terrifying creatures that are hyper-receptive to sound. This film took…

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Batman v Superman: When Critics Don’t Like Change

Originally published on 4/9/16. This past Wednesday I went to see Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice for a second time—despite what the general consensus said, I came out enjoying the movie—and while I watched the slow-mo opening credits of the death of Thomas and Martha Wayne, I found myself crying. Not because of their tragic…

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