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…hammer away

At this point it should come as no surprise that the Marvel Universe has pulled together another great story, yet “Thor: Ragnarok” still seems to be blowing everyone’s minds. Not that I blame them. It is incredibly well told and continues to do a great job of interweaving the ever-growing list of franchises.

Of course, it’s been a good long while since we had a standalone “Thor” movie, which may be hard to believe, mostly because we had “The Avengers,” to get us through, not to mention the constant parade of the (excellent…mostly) Marvel movies in the meantime (eight total…but who’s counting?). Read the rest of this entry

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…Keep Closer

Happy Saturday, fellow crusaders! Congratulations on making it to the weekend! Enjoy it while it lasts because you have less than 48 hours until it’s Monday again.

Sorry for the harsh reminder of reality, but I needed a segue into today’s unofficial holiday — Not-National Enemies Day!

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…preview

work-945726-3-flat550x550075f-film-reelThis Friday, we find ourselves truly on the first Friday of the New Year which also happens to be the final Friday before a head-first dive into awards season, crusaders… Read the rest of this entry

…Elevate

Avengers Age of Ultron

You want to protect the world, but you don’t want it to change. You’re all puppets, tangled in strings… strings!

– Ultron “Avengers: Age of Ultron”

With “Avengers: Age of Ultron,” director Joss Whedon faced the impossible task of topping the success of 2012’s “The Avengers.” Thankfully, Mr. Whedon did not fall victim to the temptation to try to outdo the original film. 

After all, if Age of Ultron tried to up the ante on the original film, we most likely would have been forced to sit through a three and a half hour spectacle that would have called into question just how many Hulk smashes and Thor hammer throws you can fit into one film versus how many you should. Read the rest of this entry

…Take A Swing At It

20140716-071559-26159340.jpgThe 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 portrayed by Chris Hemsworth in the Thor and Avengers films, and no, he’s not literally becoming a woman.

However his hammer, Mjölnir (yes, the hammer has a name), will be changing ownership. Read the rest of this entry