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‘Black Panther’ (2018): Review

Directed by: Ryan Coogler || Produced by: Kevin Feige Screenplay by: Ryan Coogler, Joe Robert Cole || Starring: Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira, Martin Freeman, Daniel Kaluuya, Letitia Wright, Winston Duke, Angela Bassett, Forest Whitaker, Andy Serkis Music by: Ludwig Goransson || Cinematography: Rachel Morrison || Edited by: Michael P. Shawver, … Continue reading

‘Doctor Strange’ (2016): Review

Directed by: Scott Derrickson || Produced by: Kevin Feige Screenplay by: Jon Spaihts, Scott Derrickson, C. Robert Cargill || Starring: Benedict Cumberbatch, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Rachel McAdams, Benedict Wong, Michael Stuhlbarg, Benjamin Bratt, Scott Adkins, Mads Mikkelsen, Tilda Swinton Music by: Michael Giacchino || Cinematography: Ben Davis || Edited by: Wyatt Smith, Sabrina Plisco || Country: … Continue reading

‘Thor’ (2011): Review

Directed by: Kenneth Branagh || Produced by: Kevin Feige Screenplay by: Ashley Edward Miller, Zack Stentz, Don Payne || Starring: Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Tom Hiddleston, Stellan Skarsgard, Colm Feore, Ray Stevenson, Idris Elba, Kat Dennings, Rene Russo, Anthony Hopkins Music by: Patrick Doyle || Cinematography: Haris Zambarloukos || Edited by: Paul Rubell || Country: … Continue reading

‘Civil War’ (2016): Review

Directed by: Anthony Russo, Joe Russo || Produced by: Kevin Feige Screenplay by: Christopher Markus, Stephen McFeeley || Starring: Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Sebastian Stan, Anthony Mackie, Don Cheadle, Jeremy Renner, Chadwick Boseman, Paul Bettany, Elizabeth Olsen, Paul Rudd, Emily VanCamp, Tom Holland, Frank Grillo, William Hurt, Daniel Bruhl Music by: Henry … Continue reading

A Look Back at the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Final Parts and Conclusion: From Many, One

V. The Message behind the Superheroes As the leading American blockbuster force of this time period (and thus the most universally recognized and economically potent blockbusters, period), it is fitting that the franchise represents its native country’s most fundamental and sacred slogan — no, not “God Bless America,” but “e pluribus unum.” That phrase is … Continue reading

A Look Back at the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Part IV: The “Problem” with Superhero Films

IV: The “Problem” with Superhero Films In the end, one of the most annoying things about the Marvel Cinematic Universe and most superhero films in general is how comic fans take them too seriously and no else seems to take them seriously enough. The end result is that different sets of audiences seem totally unable … Continue reading

A Look Back at the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Parts II and III: Precursors to the MCU and the Marvel’s Impact on Hollywood

II. Precursor’s to the MCU and the Modern Hollywood Superhero Craze Superhero blockbusters are certainly not a new thing, nor is the Marvel Cinematic Universe the first mainstream hit featuring an iconic Marvel character, but in comparison to decades past and the incredible marketability of anything comic book-related in theatres nowadays, putting the MCU and … Continue reading

From Many, One: A Look Back at the Marvel Cinematic Universe and the Future of the Superhero Film

“You think you’re the only superhero in the world? You’ve become part of a bigger universe; you just don’t know it yet.” — Samuel L. Jackson – – INTRODUCTION As much as someone like Mark Cousins would love to argue otherwise, the multi-billion dollar industry that is the international movie business is run and dominated … Continue reading

‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ (2014): Review

Directed by: James Gunn || Produced by: Kevin Feige Screenplay by: James Gunn, Nicole Perlman || Starring: Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper, Lee Pace, Michael Rooker, Karen Gillan, Djimon Hounsou, John C. Reilly, Glenn Close, Benicio del Toro Music by: Tyler Bates || Cinematography: Ben Davis || Edited by: Craig … Continue reading

‘The Winter Soldier’ (2014): Review

Directed by: Anthony Russo, Joe Russo || Produced by: Kevin Feige Screenplay by: Christopher Markus, Stephen McFeeley || Starring: Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Samuel L. Jackson, Robert Redford, Anthony Mackie, Sebastian Stan, Frank Grillo, Emily VanCamp, Cobie Smulders Music by: Henry Jackman || Cinematography: Trent Opaloch || Editing by: Jeffrey Ford || Country: United States || … Continue reading