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Movie review: The MCU returns to the big screen with ‘Black Widow’

Marvel Cinematic Universe fans have been waiting a long time for a Black Widow solo film — and I’m not just talking about how this film’s release date was pushed back a year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  Black Widow made her first appearance in the MCU back in 2010

Grief, redemption, and healing from trauma: Reflections on ‘WandaVision’

I won’t say that the final episode of WandaVision made me cry. However, I definitely had a strange watery-ness in my eyes, particularly during the final scenes, as Wanda’s artificial reality comes crashing down, and Wanda and Vision are forced to say goodbye, yet again.  I wasn’t prepared for just

movies and mutants

Movies, Mutants and More…. Rusted Robot Podcast 327

Movies, mutants and more! So many upcoming movies to talk about. This week’s trailers lean towards science fiction and super heroes. We also have a trailer for a documentary of sorts. There is some fun Star Trek news and talk about books and authors. Movies, mutants and more! STAR TREK:

Movie review: ‘Shazam!’ is a fun, feel-good superhero movie

I have to confess, when I first saw the trailer for the new DC superhero film Shazam!, it didn’t really grab me. I wasn’t sure what to think of the concept or the costume, and I feared the final product might be too cheesy. I wasn’t necessarily looking forward to watching

The Monster Scifi Show Podcast – Captain Marvel

The long-awaited Captain Marvel has arrived at C53. Does Captain Marvel deliver the MCU goods? Is this Marvel’s answer to DC’s Wonder Woman? What special connection does The Monster have with Brie Larson?

Super-powered success: The future of the MCU and the DCEU

I’m sure many geeks would agree that this is a pretty good time to be a superhero fan. Superhero films seem to be breaking box office records left and right, and we’re seeing a diverse array of superhero stories portrayed on both the big screen and on TV. If all

‘Best of the worst’: Top five Marvel Cinematic Universe villains

After an epic 10-year buildup, the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s ultimate villain finally arrived to restore balance to the universe earlier this summer. Thanos was, at least for me, worth the wait, and I’m looking forward to watching him in “Infinity War” again, now that this movie is coming out on

Why Marvel and Netflix are telling some of the best superhero stories today

There’s a scene in the middle of the new season of Marvel/Netflix’s “Luke Cage” where Mariah Dillard, the season’s main villain, displays a rare moment of extremely vulnerable honesty. Now, Mariah is a truly terrible person. The former politician has committed horrible crimes during her quest for power, and by

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