Tag : marvel

In Memoriam: Stan Lee

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Stan Lee, the legendary comic book writer and editor, sadly passed away on the 12th November at the age of 95. An icon of popular culture, he co-created a multitude of popular superhero characters alongside the other two kings of Marvel: Jack Kirby and Steve Ditko. His characters have entertained … Read More

Netflix and Marvel: The Rift Between the Dynamic Duo

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In August of 2017, Disney announced plans to launch two separate streaming services – one for ESPN focusing entirely on sports, and one for its Disney and Pixar live-action and animated films and shows. The entertainment giant also stated that it would be ending its current partnership with Netflix in … Read More

TV Review: Daredevil Season 3

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Beautifully executed and brilliantly gruesome, Daredevil season 3 picks up the pieces from both its second series and the aftermath of The Defenders to gift us with a personal best for the show and as the flagship for the Netflix/Marvel franchise. It felt far more packed with adrenaline and had … Read More

Afro-futurism: Slowly Filling the Black Hole at the Heart of Sci-fi

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‘Afrofuturism is me. Us. Black people seeing ourselves in the future, being as magical as we want to be.’ The word’s of Janelle Monae serve to respond to the words of Mark Dery’s ‘Black to the future’ article questioning ‘can a community whose past has been deliberately rubbed out… imagine … Read More

Venom Is A Lukewarm Antihero Film Without A Hero

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In this self-contained film, we are given our first look at Marvel’s character Venom. The movie, directed by Ruben Fleischer, follows the life of gonzo journalist Eddie Brock (Tom Hardy) as he is fired from his job, dumped by his girlfriend (Michelle Williams) and proceeds to wallow in self-pity. When … Read More

One Year On: How #MeToo Has Affected Film

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Once the Harvey Weinstein scandal surfaced last year, a total of 87 women came together and spoke out about his treatment of women. But how has that changed the way women are treated in the industry? Feminism on and around the silver screen is perhaps beginning to be taken more … Read More

‘Avengers: Infinity War’ is a Masterclass in Blockbuster Cinema

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I was raised on superheroes; on the top shelf of the wardrobe in my bedroom there sits thousands of issues of classic comics, collected by my dad during his youth and devoured by me and my siblings during ours. This, of course, means that the films of the MCU have … Read More

Why Black Panther Is Long Overdue

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One thing superhero movies, from marvel especially, do is constantly reinvent themselves. From the wacky Deadpool to the female led Wonder Woman, this genre knows it has to reinvent itself to continue its worldwide popularity. Very soon we will be getting Black Panther, set in the secret African nation of … Read More

The Battle of the Titans: Marvel and DC’s Cinematic Universe

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With the release of ‘Justice League’, DC’s plan for an expansive cinematic universe has been set in motion. But how do their films compare to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and what makes them so different? Marvel and DC Entertainment are two powerhouse franchises that always seem to be placed in … Read More

Thor: Ragnarok – defying Marvel tropes

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In Thor: Ragnarok, the “God of Thunder from Down Under” resurfaces from his notable absence since Avengers: Age of Ultron, smashing the box office and hammering home the comedy in a film that embodies all the characteristics of a great Marvel spectacle. As we start to get to the core … Read More