This Woman’s Work

I was prepared, after all the hype and good reviews my friends (including RT) had given the new Wonder Woman movie, to expect it to be on par – or close to it – with a Marvel movie. Or at least better than the dreck being churned out by DC and Warners so far. We don’t quite get there. It’s a better movie – by miles and miles – than the other examples of the DCEU thus far, and I’m convinced Diana, in the guise of Gal Gadot, is going to…

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Show Us Your Muscles

A lady friend of mine who is an even bigger geek than I (yes that is possible) has aired a major beef with Marvel Studios.  It’s not something that I had given much thought to but now that she has made me aware of it, I can’t get it out of my head.  Although their films are generally well cast they do have one glaring problem.  All of the so-called “superheroines” are lacking in the muscle department.  They are, in fact, kinda scrawny. Yeah, yeah, I know.  Scarlett Johansson is…

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Captain America To Be Honored In Bronze.

This is a busy news day.  Brian Truitt of USA Today reports that Captain America will be getting his own statue in Brooklyn, in honor of his 75th anniversary.  The 13′ bronze sculpture is scheduled to be dedicated in Prospect Park on August 10th.  San Diego Comic-Con fans will get a sneak peek at the sculpture, July 20-24.  The sculpture will feature the quote, “I’m just a kid from Brooklyn”a featured in Captain America: The First Avenger.  It also appears that Chris Evans’ likeness from the film will be used. This…

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Captain America: Civil War is the Comic Book Film We’ve Been Waiting For.

This month marks the 75th anniversary of Captain America.  For three-quarters of a century he has stood as a symbol of optimism, courage, duty and sacrifice.  Few Superheroes have such a storied legacy or hold such an iconic place in American culture.  If Superman always stood for “hope”, then Captain America always stood for “Can do”.  There was just no “quit” in Steve Rogers.  Chris Evans brings him to life as naturally and effortlessly as Christopher Reeve once did Superman (What is it with these guys named Chris?) Captain America…

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Here Comes The Big One

The day of reckoning is almost upon us.  Captain America: Civil War opens in America this weekend.  Critics are frothing at the mouth over this one.  It’s already got a 95% on Rotten Tomatoes and it’s being called the greatest comic book movie ever made.   I can’t wait to find out if that is just fanboy hyperbole.  Some viewers are saying that the three Captain America movies constitute the greatest superhero trilogy of all.  That, I already know is not fanboy hyperbole.  This third film would have to suck vulture…

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