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‘Black Panther’ shines, expresses black excellence

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Gabe Carlos

February 22, 2018

Marvel’s “Black Panther” franchise has it’s very first movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and thankfully, it is one for the ages. The film has a predominately black cast with Chadwick Boseman as King T’Challa/ Black Panther, Michael B. Jordan as a U.S. black-ops soldier Erik “Killmon...

‘Thor: Ragnarok’ deserves thunderous applause

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Claire Bathory

November 9, 2017

A cast of colorful personalities, an interesting story and a beautiful swath of visual effects sets “Thor: Ragnarok” apart from prior installments in a very important way: it’s funny without having to insist it is. After four prior portrayals as Thor, Chris Hemsworth, and the franchise as a whol...

Guardians burst into theaters

Baby Groot messing with a bomb detonator. (courtesy of IMDB)

T.J. Martinez

May 2, 2017

The team is back and funnier than ever before. James Gunn, the director of this two hour and 16 minute sequel proves to be a true master mind when it comes to enthralling his audience through emotions. One thing noticeable in “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, “ which was also present in the previous...

Review: ‘Civil War’ sets bar for the new generation of superhero films

Review: ‘Civil War’ sets bar for the new generation of superhero films

Jordan Schauberger

May 5, 2016

The best hero is the one we can see in the mirror. That’s what the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) has been able to understand and its newest iteration, “Captain America: Civil War,” encompasses this idea perfectly. During the “golden age” of comic books, the United States was in the midst of W...

‘Deadpool’ is outrageously hilarious

‘Deadpool’ is outrageously hilarious

Jordan Schauberger

February 8, 2016

By Jordan Schauberger [email protected] Overshadowed by the recent barrage of Marvel movies and sizable hype surrounding the upcoming DC movies, there was a reasonable expectation that “Deadpool’ would either suck or just bleed into the background of mediocrity. The Ryan Reynolds-...

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