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    Top 10: Best Marvel Cinematic Universe Entries So Far

    The Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) may be the most consistent hit maker. Still, in many ways the world has become overrated. There is an endless supply of content that seems to be churned out in a “paint-by-numbers” fashion. The studio knows what works and has done a good job of making sure each hero is […] More

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    The God of Thunder Returns: New Trailer For ‘Thor: The Dark World’

    The next installment in Phase 2 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe is now in full swing – it began with Iron Man 3 earlier this summer and now continues with the new trailer for Thor: The Dark World. In this first sequel in the Thor franchise, the God of Thunder (Chris Hemsworth) returns to save […] More

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    Oscar Circuit – Is the Glass Half Full or Half Empty?

    We are a few days away from the close of the second quarter and the first half of the 2013.  I think it’s safe to say, it’s been an uneventful stretch of cinematic wonders that can go the distance.  Some films lived up to their hype while many fell short or were simply flat-out poor […] More

  • Superhero Omissions – What Oscar Hasn’t Recognized Over the Years

    Superhero films often get a bad rap among AMPAS members.  Not too many of them think any superhero genre film has pushed the boundaries of the cinematic scope to warrant any major citations.  We often just accept that despite a movie being just freaking awesome and super entertaining à la Marvel’s The Avengers (2012) last […] More

  • A Bigger Picture

    A trend that started in Asia is hitting the rest of the world quickly. When Toyota’s mini-series came out featuring top actors from Korea, Toyota’s popularity shot up. Not only did hundreds more people pay attention to the cars, but the mini-series itself, directed by Kyo Sung Kim, though overly dramatic and filled with beautiful […] More

  • Around the Circuit: May 4 – May 10

      Link(s) of the week: Kris Tapley of In Contention has seen The Great Gatsby and now assesses the film’s chances at being an awards player later this year. More

  • Disney Prevails at the 2013 Golden Trailer Awards

    The 14th annual Golden Trailer Awards – which honor excellence in film marketing – were presented this weekend. Disney walked away the big winner of the affair – hosted by Rob Schneider and Aisha Tyler – with films like Iron Man 3, Wreck-It Ralph, Brave, Monsters University, and The Avengers all taking home awards. Have a look at the full […] More

  • Around the Circuit: April 27 – May 3

      Link(s) of the week: The LA Times’ Nicole Sperling looks at the mostly-male-mostly-white-mostly-older members in the Academy and reports on whether AMPAS will diversify its ranks or not. More

  • Weekend Openings: 5/3/2013

    The unofficial start to Summer Blockbuster season is finally upon is with the humor-clad heroics  of Iron Man 3.  Director change be damned, Robert Downey Jr. once again resumes his titular role with perpetually-inflated ego and relentless charisma fully engaged even in the face of heightened stakes.  The beloved Marvel hero will probably conquer the box […] More

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