Tag Archives: Captain America

‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ is a blast to watch and a blast to think about

9/10 Spider-Man: Homecoming is not the best Spider-Man movie, that’s still Spider-Man 2 and it’s always going to be Spider-Man 2. Homecoming may be the new favorite, however. After a thrilling debut in Captain America: Civil War, Peter Parker (Tom … Continue reading

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‘Wonder Woman:’ the Good, the Bad and the Contextual

7/10 Wonder Woman is an uneven experience. At its worst, it’s frustrating and cliched and laugh-out-loud ridiculous, but at its best it’s majestic. In ancient times, after Ares awakened mankind’s warlike tendencies, Zeus created the amazons to appease them. The … Continue reading

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The most important films of 2016

Annual top 10 lists are boring and dumb and arbitrary and full of movies nobody’s ever heard of. A big goal of this site is to try and extrapolate the future of movies, so, instead of talking about the year’s … Continue reading

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The Möbius strip: TMNT carries weak weekend, Rogue One reshoots steal headlines

As expected, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows carried the week with a limp $35 million. X-Men: Apocalypse came in second, while Me Before You more than doubled its expected opening- Box Office Mojo With Ninja Turtles disappointing, just like Apocalypse a week before, Variety asks whether or … Continue reading

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Captain America: Actually, Quite Civil

Captain America: Civil War isn’t officially an Avengers movie, but I already wish they’d kept Joss Whedon to direct it. In many ways, Civil War is The Avengers: Age of Ultron Part 2. In the direct aftermath of that movie and the disaster in Sokovia, the New … Continue reading

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