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Surprise and the Summer Genre Picture

William Bradley | Posted 08.25.2015 | Entertainment
William Bradley

There's no one in the non-Arnold Terminator cast who is as strong as any of Cruise's compatriots and adversaries in Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation.

Are The Fantastic Four Mutants Like The X-Men?

Quora | Posted 07.30.2015 | Entertainment
Quora

The Fantastic Four are not mutants because Marvel has not designated them as such. They have the title of mutates; beings transformed by an outside influence manipulating their genetic structure for a beneficial effect.

Mad Men Has A Decent Shot At A Record 5th Best Drama Emmy, But Should It Win?

William Bradley | Posted 07.22.2015 | Entertainment
William Bradley

It would make perfect sense for Mad Men to win its record-setting fifth Best Drama Emmy. And it's high time for Jon Hamm, after eight nominations for his masterful performance as the iconic Don Draper, to finally take the Best Actor prize.

Zaki's Review: Ant-Man

Zaki Hasan | Posted 07.15.2015 | Entertainment
Zaki Hasan

Right around the point where the titular heroes were laying waste to seemingly endless hordes of robotic drones, with laser beams and rubble and wreckage flying hither and thither, I realized I was having a real hard time staying interested in any of what was happening.

Avengers 2: There May Just Be a Pop Epic Somewhere Inside Marvel's 'Disappointing' Age of Ultron Mega-Hit

William Bradley | Posted 07.09.2015 | Entertainment
William Bradley

For what's turned out to be one of the biggest hits of all-time, the not especially felicitously titled Avengers: Age of Ultron has gotten a lot less love and devotion than the numbers would suggest.

We're Getting the Superheroes Back Together: Hour of the Wolf Movie Review of Avengers: Age of Ultron

Dan Persons | Posted 05.07.2015 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

Joss Whedon is once again doing the honors as writer/director, but is this next installment a fitting follow-up to the justifiably praised first film? Check out my review by clicking on the player or right-clicking the link to download.

Marvelverse at A Crossroads Leads the Way In A Big Year for Genre Franchises

William Bradley | Posted 04.19.2015 | Entertainment
William Bradley

In a movie year marked by a raft of famous genre franchises, the Marvelverse is set once again to lead the way. What Marvel calls its interlocking "Marvel Cinematic Universe" features the return of the Avengers, and a quirky new title, Ant-Man, coming on July 17.

Building Your Own Castle

Graham Milne | Posted 06.14.2015 | Books
Graham Milne

Writing, like any profession, is a road forked with unexpected turns and sudden drops and stops. On occasion, when you reach what you expect is the successful end, you discover abruptly that the princess is in another castle.

How Marvel Beat DC at the Movies

Chad Williams | Posted 04.19.2015 | Entertainment
Chad Williams

The success of Marvel's approach to filmmaking, which is both dynamic and formulaic, has allowed them the creative liberty to explore their lesser known properties on the large screen. DC Comics, however, is still trying to catch up.

Star Trek's Troubling 50th Anniversary

William Bradley | Posted 01.17.2015 | Entertainment
William Bradley

There was some heartening news over the holidays for those of us who are longtime Star Trek fans. And there was some alarming news, none of which has been mitigated since.

Maureen Ryan

The First New Show Of 2015 Is Really Good

HuffingtonPost.com | Maureen Ryan | Posted 01.06.2015 | Entertainment

That sound you heard as 2015 arrived was a long exhale of relief. It feels good to give the one of the first new shows of the year, "Marvel's Agen...

14 Reasons Why Captain America: The Winter Soldier Is the Best Pop Movie of the Year

William Bradley | Posted 09.27.2014 | Entertainment
William Bradley

The release of Captain America: The Winter Soldier this month on disc and download reminds of what a terrific film it is. With some competition from its delightful Marvel Studios sibling, Guardians of the Galaxy, it's the best pop movie of the year.

Breaking Bad, Sherlock, and Television's Golden Age of Anti-Heroes

William Bradley | Posted 09.03.2014 | Entertainment
William Bradley

Whether all these figures are anti-heroes, or in some cases something else entirely, is an interesting question. As is the question of why anti-heroes are so important in quality television. Short form answer is that they match the times. It's a mostly cynical and sour era, with little faith in institutions or, generally speaking, leaders.

10 Reasons Why Guardians of the Galaxy Has Turned Into A Smash Hit

William Bradley | Posted 10.11.2014 | Entertainment
William Bradley

Defying a lot of early expectations, five of the most oddball characters ever to gain a mass audience the newest superheroes of the Marvelverse and, in Guardians of the Galaxy, one of the biggest hit movies of the year.

Everything You Need To Know Before Seeing 'Guardians Of The Galaxy'

The Huffington Post | Tyler McCarthy | Posted 07.29.2014 | Entertainment

Just days remain before "Guardians of the Galaxy" arrives in theaters. The next installment in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) is a noticeable dep...

Vincent D'Onofrio Is The Villain In Netflix's New Marvel Series 'Daredevil'

The Huffington Post | Tyler McCarthy | Posted 06.11.2014 | Entertainment

Marvel and Netflix have announced who will play the villain in the upcoming “Daredevil” series: Vincent D’Onofrio will step into the role of Wil...

The MovieFilm Podcast: Talking Godzilla! Plus Jon Favreau on Chef

Zaki Hasan | Posted 07.20.2014 | Entertainment
Zaki Hasan

Join us for a spoiler-rific discussion of Gareth Edward's take on the king of the monsters, Godzilla.

Magneto, Master of Magnetism, Has Some Openings On His Team

Graham Nelson | Posted 07.19.2014 | Comedy
Graham Nelson

Think you got what it takes to put the "neato" in Magneto?

Maureen Ryan

5 Things To Like About 'Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D.' (And 5 To Hope For)

HuffingtonPost.com | Maureen Ryan | Posted 05.15.2014 | TV

Given that I took "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." to the woodshed last fall, I figured it was only fair to revisit the show this spring to see where...

Meet Your New Internet Crush, Anthony Mackie

The Huffington Post | Sara Roncero-Menendez | Posted 04.10.2014 | Entertainment

Last weekend, people flocked to theaters around the world to see Marvel's latest film, "Captain America: The Winter Soldier." Many came away loving An...

Marvel Studios Has Big Plans Through 2028

The Huffington Post | Tyler McCarthy | Posted 04.04.2014 | Entertainment

Just in case anyone had doubts that Marvel Studios is committed to its cinematic universe for the long haul, President Kevin Feige recently revealed t...

Everything You Need To Know Before Seeing 'Captain America: The Winter Soldier'

The Huffington Post | Tyler McCarthy | Posted 04.03.2014 | Entertainment

The newest (and possibly the best) installment in the Marvel Cinematic Universe is here. “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” is shaping up to be...

What's in a Name? Captain America: The Winter Soldier

William Bradley | Posted 05.30.2014 | Entertainment
William Bradley

Reviewers are wondering about the film's title, pointing out that the titular 'Winter Soldier' doesn't figure as prominently as the title might suggest. Au contraire. I'll explain what the 'Winter Soldier' of the title really means.

Obama: Good Talk, Loose Talk in Summiteering on Loose Nukes, Uptight Russia, the Asia-Pacific Pivot, and America's Problematic Image

William Bradley | Posted 05.25.2014 | Politics
William Bradley

It's one thing to acknowledge, as Obama did from the beginning, that his goal of nuclear abolition was very blue sky, something that would not be accomplished in his lifetime. Frankly, I'd bet that it never happens. That it seems unrealistic does not mean that it is not a righteous goal.

Get A First Peak At The 'Avengers' Sequel

The Huffington Post | Tyler McCarthy | Posted 03.24.2014 | Entertainment

Marvel Studios gave diehard movie fans a treat Tuesday night in the form of an hourlong documentary on ABC titled, "Assembling a Universe." The specia...