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Thor: The Dark World / Marvel Studios

Top 10 Funny ‘Thor: The Dark World’ Scenes

Just because he’s the god of thunder, doesn’t mean he can’t be crack a joke. To see a funny Thor, rather than a brooding Thor, usually means Loki or his avenging friends are somewhere close by. Thor: The Dark World premiered to mixed reviews by critics and fans alike. In one week, the film earned […]


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Rachel McAdams vs. Elizabeth Banks

The first time I noticed Elizabeth Banks was in a bit part in Catch Me If You Can, in 2002. When I saw Spider-Man 2 in 2004, I recognized the actress for who she was, not realizing her identity when I saw her as Miss Brant in Spider-Man 1. The first time I saw Rachel […]


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‘Man of Steel’ Review – There’s No Justice

Man of Steel is the first movie in the new-ish DC movies timeline. Man of Steel is the origin story of Superman. This movie goes a little deeper than previous Superman movies into what might have happened on Krypton that lead to Kal-El being shipped to Earth. Man of Steel also veered away from the Superman of […]


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Iron Man 3 / Marvel Studios

‘Iron Man 3’ Review – It Doesn’t Get Much Bigger Than This

In Iron Man 3, Tony Stark is grappling with, essentially, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Iron Man was the only Avenger who went into space and saw the enormous alien army that they had been up against. He knows just how close they came to losing in New York. Meanwhile, the Mandarin comes gunning for Tony, […]


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‘The Avengers’ Review – The Gang’s All Here

The Avengers was the movie Marvel fans had been waiting for. The previous movies, that starred single superheroes, were just the appetizer to the main superhero meal. Marvel did not disappoint.  Avengers was a huge hit, bringing in a whopping $623 million. In Avengers, Loki shows up on Earth and steals the Tesseract, an alien cube that […]


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‘Thor’ Review – Origin Story of a God

Thor was a very different movie from the Iron Man movies. Kenneth Branaugh, who is known for directing successful Shakespeare adaptation, was brought in to stage and bring life to a story that could have been very stilted. He succeeded. But, of all the Avengers, Thor is probably the least beloved, so the box office […]


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‘Iron Man 2’ Review – A Weak Villain

I didn’t like Iron Man 2, but it brought in $312 million, only $6 million less than the first one, so someone liked it. In Iron Man 2, Tony Stark is under pressure from the government to divulge the secrets to his flying suit of armor. He is resistant, because he fears the information will […]


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‘Iron Man’ Review – The Beginning of a Grand Experiment

Iron Man was the first movie to kick off what Marvel refers to as Phase I. You might not remember that, when Iron Man was debuting, anyone who didn’t read comic books was like, Iron Man? Who’s that? Now, of course, you’d be hard-pressed to find someone who doesn’t know Iron Man, and that Robert Downey, […]


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‘The Incredible Hulk’ – What Happened?

Although Dr. Bruce Banner was played by a different actor than the one who stars in later movies, The Incredible Hulk is still considered canon, and part of Phase 1. Edward Norton (Fight Club) played Banner, the scientist who gives a whole new meaning to the phrase “go green” when he gets angry. Although The Incredible […]


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