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‘Captain America: The First Avenger’ Review

Captain America: The First Avenger is a movie that’s overlooked when it comes to great Marvel movies. It’s set in the ’40s, and has an old-fashioned style. It’s also character-driven, spending time on Steve Rogers before he underwent the experiment that turned him into a super-soldier. Perhaps the old-fashioned style and slow pace, especially compared […]


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Marvel Movies Timeline: What to Watch, What to Skip

The Marvel movies timeline is lengthy and each movie dovetails into the next. But, if you’re not steeped in comic books or the entertainment industry, the Marvel movies timeline can be confusing. Where do you start your binge? Can you jump into the middle of a Marvel movie timeline and still keep up? And which […]


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Tom Holland is the Webbing That Holds ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ Together

Spider-Man: Homecoming isn’t a re-boot of Spider-Man movies. Unlike The Amazing Spider-Man movies, starring Andrew Garfield, Spider-Man: Homecoming is fresh and masterful in telling Peter Parker’s story, which is already in progress. Here are 7 reasons to see Spider-Man: Homecoming, especially if you’re a die-hard fan. (No spoilers, so keep reading!) See also: I wrote a list for […]


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Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2 Review

‘Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2’ Review

Let me be up front. This Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2 review is not going to be as glowing as the pages and pages of reviews out there. So, if you want to find out why I’m all “meh,” keep reading. The Basics Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2 begins not long after the gang […]


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31+ Heat Changing Mugs for Geeks

Heat changing mugs are incredibly cool, and the perfect way to celebrate the fandom that makes you geek out. What are heat changing mugs? The effect is a lot like those pens from the ’70s, the ones that displayed a perfectly normal woman, until you tipped the pen. Then her clothes would disappear. But, heat changing mugs […]


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‘Doctor Strange’ Review – Marvel Re-Invents Itself Again

Doctor Strange is an origin story, which means we find out how he got his powers. After a horrible accident, talented surgeon Dr. Stephen Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch) must find a new purpose in life. He is mentored by The Ancient One (Tilda Swinton). A lot of controversy surrounded Doctor Strange. After it was revealed that Tilda Swinton […]


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10 Worst Casting Mistakes in a Superhero Movie

10 Worst Casting Mistakes in a Superhero Movie

Some of the worst casting mistakes in a superhero movie have been very obvious, while others sneak up on you. Maybe you’ve enjoyed a superhero movie, only to realize later, as you drift off to sleep, that one of the actors just sucked. Here are ten of the worst casting mistakes in a superhero movie, […]


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Are Avengers Cartoons as Good as the Movies?

Marvel is everywhere, not just in movie theaters. A bunch of Avengers cartoons have aired on TV for years. But, how do Avengers cartoons stack up against the blockbuster movies? And are they part of the Avengers canon? Media Medusa’s comic book expert, Mike Brown, breaks down the Avengers cartoons that you can watch on demand […]


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75+ Marvel Movie Easter Eggs

Marvel movie Easter eggs are a blast to discover. They’re also plentiful, because Marvel has had a grand scheme for its movies since Iron Man debuted. During a geek-out session on the Internet after all of Marvel’s mega announcements, I found this fun list of Easter Eggs from Marvel based movies. Some of them aren’t […]


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9 Ways ‘Deadpool’ Crushes It

The 9 ways Deadpool crushes it for me might be different than your list, because I’m several years older than a lot of the fans who headed to the theater opening weekend. Deadpool shattered box office records for biggest February opening, biggest opening for an R-rated movie and biggest opening by a first-time feature director. My personal experience involved arriving at the theater Sunday night, […]


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‘Ant-Man’ Review: Serious Geek-Out Scenes

When an Ant-Man film was announced as part of Marvel’s Phase 2 plan, a lot of civilians (people who don’t read comic books) scoffed at a movie about a shrinking superhero. Our Ant-Man review takes those folks to task. Every time I was in a 20-foot radius of such a scoff, I was quick to point out […]


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Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. “4,722 Hours”: Who Was That?

Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. “4,722 Hours” prompted me to write the geekiest article I’ve ever written. Sure, sure. I know. I write about geeky things, from Daredevil reviews, to my thoughts on the latest Batman comics. Sometimes I even talk about why Elvis was the greatest living being in the history of civilization. So this isn’t […]


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15 Best ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ Funny Scenes

For a superhero movie that’s about the possible extinction of the human race, the Avengers: Age of Ultron funny scenes numbered pretty high. There are small moments you have to look for, but for Marvel fans, the Avengers: Age of Ultron funny scenes are almost as important as the action sequences. Avengers: Age of Ultron is suffering […]


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‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ Review – Chris Pratt Saves the Day

Guardians of the Galaxy seemed like a gamble. Sure, Marvel was producing hit after hit, but Guardians starred an untested (at the time) leading man, as well as characters very few people had ever heard of. Plus, the whole movie had a completely different vibe from the other films on the Marvel movie timeline. And it’s […]


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Infographic: Marvel Movie Release Dates

Use this visual guide to follow the timeline of the upcoming Marvel movie release dates. I’ll be using it to mark up my calendar.


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10 Funniest ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’ Scenes

By far, the best of the Marvel movies is Captain America: The Winter Soldier. This movie just knocks it out of the park. There’s a lot of character development, which is hard to squeeze in when there’s a ton of action. Too frequently Captain America is seen as just a white-bread goodie-goodie. Here, we get to […]


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‘Thor: The Dark World’ Review

With Marvel’s reputation for making hit movies firmly secured, Thor: The Dark World premiered to a built-in audience. While Thor still isn’t as popular as Iron Man or Captain America, The Dark World saw a higher box office draw than Thor, jumping from $181 million to $206 million in domestic gross. I think the key word that the […]


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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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‘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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