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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Widow Gets Her Due?

Hot on the heels of her co-starring role in Captain America: Civil War, Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige has announced that the studio is “firmly committed” to doing a Black Widow movie with Scarlett Johansson. The tentative plan – nothing has been set yet and no filming or release dates have been announced – is to release a standalone film featuring the crimson-headed Avenger after the second part of Avengers: Infinity War, which would most likely be no earlier than 2020. Marvel does have three films slated to be filmed…

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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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