'Avengers: Age of Ultron' Review

For a movie whose main draw is a green rage monster fighting a man in robot armor, Age of Ultron feels oddly personal. That’s all Joss Whedon, who wanted to dig in deep with his Avengers sequel. Our superheroes have hopes and fears and dreams beyond punching evil in the face Monday through Friday. Tony…

'Agent Carter' and the Value of Compressed Storytelling

Agent Carter premiered on ABC earlier this week with two hours of 1940s lady ass-kicking. It was a pretty good start that benefited immensely from a character that we had already been introduced to and the lack of time to screw around. ABC is running 8 episodes of Agent Carter. The pedal needs to be…

Marvel Needs Its Civil Waaaaarrrrrrr for 'Captain America 3'

  The word on the war-torn streets of fictional New York is that Robert Downey, Jr. has signed on for a major role in Captain America 3: We Already Called the last one the Winter Soldier for the purposes of the MCU version of Civil War. In the comics, Civil War was a major event…

Will Ant-Man Be Any Good Without Edgar Wright?

Ant-Man has always held a strange role in the Marvel Universe. A little guy with a funny helmet riding on the back of a flying ant isn’t exactly the first thing you think of when you’re picturing Earth’s Mightiest Heroes. Yet, he was right there at the start, along with Iron Man, Thor, Hulk, and…