Thor: Ragnarok

Rating: 3.25 of 5  

Ragnarok is a good Marvel movie. But it isn’t a good Thor movie.

The standalone movies each have (rather) had distinctive styles. An Iron Man film is contemporary and flashy with trusty sidekicks Pepper and Happy and Rhoddy and quippy one-liners. Captain America lost both his sidekicks (the Roaring Commandos) and his . . . → more

Marvel Movies Ranked 2016

Marvel heroines fight like a girl

Variety recently released a ranking of Marvel’s movies thus far. So, of Kel and I were discussing it and had our own rankings and I decided to post my own list.

Avengers 1. As great as it is, I had a hard time pint The Avengers in the top spot. Because I’ve seen it . . . → more

Dr. Strange

Rating: 4 of 5  

While I knew a bit about Dr. Strange going in, like the character’s name and his look and that he messed with reality, I didn’t really know his history or the mythology around him. So, it was quite refreshing to not know what was coming for this character as the story progressed.

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Captain America: Civil War

Rating: 4 of 5  

I rather feel like I said most everything I needed to in my review of Captain America: Civil War. Because with good movies, words don’t really capture everything that’s done well. It’s the sort of thing you go watch again instead of write about.

I guess the most interesting thing is . . . → more

Captain America: Civil War

Rating: 4 of 5  

When a movie does so many things well, it’s hard to find the words.

It’s a lot easier to point out flaws, to identify where it could have been better and what they should have done. But Captain America: Civil War is a solid movie; probably my favorite Captain America movie and easily . . . → more

Avengers: Age of Ultron

Rating: 3.25 of 5  

One of the things I like best about Age of Ultron is that despite all the previews and hype everywhere, I still went in not knowing what to expect. And I was surprised. I liked that the pacing of the third act wasn’t typical. I liked that it did the unexpected. I . . . → more

best tv of 2014

This is perhaps the longest into a new year I’ve waited to post my tv list. The problem was, is, whatever, that I’m not excited about it. Which is more about the tv shows than about the list itself (we all know I think lists are fun).

I sorted through my hulu favorites, as I . . . → more

The thing about SHIELD

I want to like SHIELD, for a number of different reasons. I really do. I think a lot of people want to like it and just… don’t. Or at least not enough.

If you think about it, it should be great. I mean, it’s Joss! Not really but at some level he was in on . . . → more

the choices that make or break fandom

Bryan Singer had this article in SciFiNow discussing the comparisons between Avengers and X-Men. And it surprised me how wrong he is about so many things.

First of all, Singer deserves a certain amount of credit for essentially creating the modern comic book film. That’s a post I’ve been meaning to write for ages and . . . → more

Captain America: The Winter Soldier

Rating: 3.5 of 5  

There were a lot of things in Captain America: The Winter Soldier that were a lot of fun. Not the least of which is Captain America himself. They’re in my review. But siince it was a little bit political thriller I found myself wishing it was a little more like a Marvel . . . → more