Monday Update – Captain America: The Winter Solider

Captain America: The Winter Solider is a pretty great political thriller inevitably shoehorned into a Marvel franchise vehicle. Let me explain. If I had to guess, we’d call this one of Phase 2’s best films; in fact, Phase 2 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe shows a rather large uptick in…

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Monday Update – Daredevil


Daredevil was a complete surprise to me, in a good way! There are, as I see it, three main problems with the Marvel Cinematic Universe, as they are calling it these days. First, the entire franchise of blockbuster franchise films quickly turned formulaic and predictable, precisely because they are designed…

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