Marvel Studios

Jul 31 2014

Guardians of the Galaxy – Mike’s Review

I suspect that I won’t be in the minority when I say that James Gunn’s foray into the Marvel Cinematic Universe is one impressive piece of escapism, and that it might be the most visually extravagant movie you’ll see this summer. And that it’s surprisingly funny, thoughtful and well-developed. And that we finally have a […]
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Jul 31 2014

Guardians of the Galaxy

Up until now, the majority of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) films have been fairly straightforward, serious affairs. For sure, there’s been a lot of humor bounding through them, most notably from Robert Downey, Jr’s self-deprecating performances in the Iron Man films and Marvel’s The Avengers. But for the most part, these movies focus largely […]
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May 23 2014

X-Men: Days of Future Past (review #2)

And so our summer movie season begins not with a whimper, but with a bang, as director Bryan Singer returns to helm the latest in the franchise he started back in 2000 with the first film in the X-Men series. This installment, X-Men: Days of Future Past, intertwines the canon set by the first three […]
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Apr 9 2014

Captain America: The Winter Soldier

With 2011’s “Captain America: The First Avenger” and “Thor” basically serving as glorified promotional pieces for 2012’s $220 million superhero collaboration “The Avengers”, the thought of these characters venturing out on their own again wasn’t exactly exciting. Even 2010’s “Iron Man 2” was a big disappointment, the most interesting aspect of the film being the […]
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Nov 8 2013

Thor: The Dark World

Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to Phase II of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). We’re in a different territory here, folks; the notion of simple sequels no longer applies. Here, we have a living, breathing universe where superheroes fly in and out of each other’s lives as fast as a turning of the worlds. Events and […]
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