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Black Widow vs. The Boy's Club: Give Marvel's Leading Lady Her Own Movie!

Michael Varrati | Posted 04.18.2014 | Entertainment
Michael Varrati

Despite the continued solo adventures of the Avengers, the team's sole female member, Scarlett Johansson's Black Widow, continues to not be represented in her own adventure.

Christopher Rosen

The 29 Must-See Movies At This Year's Tribeca Film Festival

HuffingtonPost.com | Christopher Rosen | Posted 04.17.2014 | Entertainment

From April 16 through April 27, some of Hollywood's biggest stars will make their way to New York for the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival. This year's line...

First Look At New 'Avengers 2' Characters

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rosen | Posted 03.24.2014 | Entertainment

Joss Whedon's "The Avengers: Age of Ultron" hit Aosta, Italy on Monday for a day of filming that included the franchise's two newest characters: Scarl...

Why 'The Avengers' Was Almost Rated R

Posted 03.14.2014 | Entertainment

Superhero movies make a boatload of money mostly because their stories are embedded in the American cultural lexicon. But it also helps that they're a...

The Best Tribeca Lineup In Years

Posted 04.14.2014 | Entertainment

Organizers for the Tribeca Film Festival announced the 2014 lineup of Spotlight, Midnight, Storyscapes and special screenings on Thursday, revealing n...

My Days of Not Taking Adam Baldwin Seriously Are Certainly Coming to a Middle (A 'Firefly' Fan's Dilemma)

Chez Pazienza | Posted 02.27.2014 | Media
Chez Pazienza

Whether you're familiar with Firefly or not, if you follow political outrage you probably know that actor Adam Baldwin recently drew a really ridiculous comparison.

Marveling: With Resistance Quite Evidently Futile, What Might Marvel's Cinematic Universe Mean?

William Bradley | Posted 02.21.2014 | Entertainment
William Bradley

With producer Kevin Feige and the other folks at the helm of Marvel Studios delivering a master class in franchise management, the Marvelverse is cruising ahead this year towards the end of its Phase Two.

Paul Bettany Lands Key 'Avengers 2' Role

Posted 02.07.2014 | Entertainment

Paul Bettany, who has lent his voice to all three "Iron Man" films and "Marvel's The Avengers" as Tony Stark's trusty computer JARVIS, will appear in ...

For Your Consideration, Oscars 2014: Don't Forget Emma Watson, 'Enough Said' And Joss Whedon, Please

Matthew Jacobs | Posted 03.01.2014 | Entertainment
Matthew Jacobs

Oscar voting is underway. A word to the Academy: Don't forget some of this year's underdogs.

Women Warriors and Soft Men: Lessons From The Hunger Games, Hobbit and Other Fantastic Offerings

Clarence Haynes | Posted 02.22.2014 | Entertainment
Clarence Haynes

I find that women warrior figures starkly highlight current ongoing conversations, with an overdue need for far more balanced media depictions and fluid understandings of gender.

Weighing in on Wonder Woman

Graham Milne | Posted 02.18.2014 | Entertainment
Graham Milne

Too often in the past, we've seen them screw it up...by refusing to invest female action heroes with humanizing nuance, by writing them as archetypes instead of as people. Broad caricatures who have to lose what makes them women in order to compete on the same playing field as men.

Happy Heretical Holidays

Ellen Snortland | Posted 02.08.2014 | Comedy
Ellen Snortland

I'm in search of more inclusive ways to celebrate the Yuletide season. 'Tis the season! Time to roll out tired images of Fat-ass Santa and his enslav...

Surviving the Transition From Stage to Screen

George Heymont | Posted 02.06.2014 | Arts
George Heymont

Many a play has been adapted for the silver screen. Some benefit from the ability to expand the action to more locations; others (like Jack Goes Boating) implode under the added weight.

Almost Human Recap, Episode 3, 'Are You Receiving?'

Chris Doucette | Posted 01.31.2014 | TV
Chris Doucette

In the latest episode of Almost Human, the bad guys take hostages, the good guys defeat them, and Minka Kelly smirks through the whole thing. That's it. That's what happened.

The Danger of Anti-Rape Wear

Ellen Snortland | Posted 01.26.2014 | Politics
Ellen Snortland

In case you don't know women's history, the idea of dressing women and girls in such a way as to frustrate a rapist is as old as, well, castles, damsels-in-distress, rogue knights and Vikings.

Almost Human Recap: The Pilot with Karl Urban and Michael Ealy

Chris Doucette | Posted 01.25.2014 | Entertainment
Chris Doucette

I didn't hate Almost Human! I also didn't love it. How long will it take the show to earn my respect? Will they have to save my life to do it? Probably!

'Marvel's The Avengers' Trailer Gets Recut With Film's Hilarious Bloopers

Posted 11.22.2013 | Entertainment

What would the trailer for "Marvel's The Avengers" look like if it were comprised of the film's blooper-reel footage? That question gets answered in t...

Not Marvel-ous: Why 'Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.' Is A Bore

Maureen Ryan | Posted 01.23.2014 | TV
Maureen Ryan

"Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." transmits all the joy of an annual tax audit.

Yoo-Hoo, We're Here!

Ellen Snortland | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Ellen Snortland

Our experience of life would be richer if we had more women of all ages expressing themselves in various spheres, such as government, the corporate world, education and entertainment.

Meet Quicksilver

Posted 10.30.2013 | Entertainment

Aaron Taylor-Johnson is apparently set to don new superhero garb in Marvel’s “The Avengers: Age of Ultron." Back in June, it was reported that ...

Joss Whedon Gives The Perfect Answer To A Very Frustrating Question

Posted 10.28.2013 | Women

"Why do you always write these strong women characters?" That's the question that reporters ask "Buffy The Vampire Slayer" creator and "The Avenger...

'Machete Kills' Should Just Die Already

Mike Ryan | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Mike Ryan

In August, Entertainment Weekly published an interview with Joss Whedon in which, at one point, he laments about the state of movies today relying too much on already established popular culture. He does so by complaining about one particular scene in Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom: "A movie has to be complete within itself; it can't just build off the first one or play variations. You know that thing in Temple of Doom where they revisit the shooting trick? ... That's what you don't want. And I feel that's what all of culture is becoming -- it's becoming that moment." Now, this is a very astute observation (and I've written about this quote before), but these words came rushing back to me as I watched a terrible movie called Machete Kills, because that entire movie's existence seems to be built on "that" moment.

Anthony Mackie On 'Avengers 2': 'I Wish'

Posted 10.03.2013 | Entertainment

Anthony Mackie plays Samuel Wilson a.k.a. The Falcon in "Captain America: Winter Soldier," but the 35-year-old star isn't sure if the character will m...

The Next 'Avengers' Star?

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rosen | Posted 10.03.2013 | Entertainment

Samuel L. Jackson does what he wants, up to and including spilling the beans about Elizabeth Olsen's role in "The Avengers: Age of Ultron." In a new i...

The Problem With 'Wonder Woman'?

Posted 09.29.2013 | TV

Hollywood can't seem to get "Wonder Woman" right on both the big and small screens. Joss Whedon knows that firsthand. The "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" c...