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How Marvel Beat DC at the Movies

Chad Williams | Posted 02.17.2015 | 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...

Icons of an Era

William Bradley | Posted 09.09.2013 | Entertainment
William Bradley

In this era, with movies more globalized and insistently present in the culture than ever, three iconic cinematic figures are very much front and center, their latest movie outings from last year and this in the all-time top 10 in worldwide box office.

What's the Meaning of Iron Man 3? (Warning: Big Spoilers)

William Bradley | Posted 07.07.2013 | Entertainment
William Bradley

So, what is the message of Iron Man 3? That's a question with a multi-faceted answer. Even if it only refers to the political message. Be advised that there are major spoilers ahead, so proceed, or not, on your own hook.

Alex Suskind

Behind the Scenes of 'The Avengers'

HuffingtonPost.com | Alex Suskind | Posted 06.01.2012 | Entertainment

In the Albuquerque, New Mexico desert sits an abandoned train depot disguised as a bruised and beaten New York City. There, among the charred debris, ...