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Countdown to The Avengers: The Avengers!

“Ohmygodohmygodohmygodohmygod!” After seeing “The Avengers” last weekend, I promised my friend Eric I’d start the post this way.  This sentiment is currently echoed by audiences all over the United States as they watch the action-fueled, surprisingly funny film by writer/director … Continue reading

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Countdown to The Avengers: Captain America

Up until “Captain America: The First Avenger” (2011), each film in the Marvel Cinema-verse Canon has played as a different genre.  “Iron Man” and “Iron Man 2” are 1930s screwball comedies similar to “His Girl Friday” or “The Thin Man.” … Continue reading

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Countdown To The Avengers: Why The Marvel Cinema-verse Matters

As I watched the latest installments in my Countdown to “The Avengers,” I had a revelation: Marvel is attempting something virtually unprecedented in modern moviemaking with the Avengers movies, something that is perhaps only possible in today’s franchise-hungry Hollywood. Marvel … Continue reading

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