…Rebuild

  As we prepare to enter into Academy Awards crunchtime, it’s nice to break up the Oscar picks with something a bit lighter. “The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part,” definitely fits the bill. In this second installment, the LEGO film franchise has lost none of its self-awareness. In fact, it takes its meta-nature to…

…Take A Swing At It

The Marvel Universe has caused quite the stir in the comic-nerd world this week. If that last sentence made any sense to you, then you’re probably already well aware of the big news. For the rest of you, Marvel announced this week that Thor is going to be a woman. Yes, that’s the same Thor…

…Skirt the Issue

We’re now three weeks into the summer blockbuster season and it’s time we have a talk. It’s a talk we’ve had before and will doubtless have again, but it’s an important one that we will continue to have until it’s no longer needed. It’s time to talk about lady superheroes. It’s no secret that women…

…Stay Strong

“Captain America: The Winter Soldier” defies the laws of comic book movie sequels.  At best, it should be a transition film.  Fortunately, it seems no one bothered to tell directors Anthony and Joe Russo, and screenplay writers Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely that this film is a sequel. In case you forgot, 2011’s “Captain America: The First…

…tell a story worth telling

Tonight, after a nine-season run, television’s “How I Met Your Mother” will come to an end. To say that expectations are high is an understatement. Fans are expecting nothing less than legendary, as befits the story these 9 seasons have told.