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Cars That Will Kill You, An 'Avengers: Age of Ultron' Triptych Finalé
8 May 2015 // 4:15 AM
Thus far, we've seen director Joss Whedon leverage the history of comics fandom and of Hollywood film in a grand and postmodern experiment. Here's why.
The PopMatters Summer Movie Preview - May 2015
6 May 2015 // 4:40 AM
The popcorn movie season starts in earnest with efforts from the Avengers, Mad Max, the ladies of Pitch Perfect 2, and Brad Bird's Tomorrowland, among many others.
Black Widow and the Burden of Being the Female Avenger
19 May 2015 // 10:30 PM
All too often, when you have a token female in a story, that character's primary super power is simply that she's a girl.
The Upside of No-See Me: Invisibility and 'Buffy, the Vampire Slayer'
2 Mar 2015 // 9:30 PM
For Buffy, turning invisible allows her to indulge all her worst impulses; but in doing so, she realizes that she is not embracing life, but fleeing it.
The Superhero Film Bubble Continues to Grow With 'The Avengers - Age of Ultron'
6 May 2015 // 4:39 AM
As deft in its dialogue as it is predictable with its action sequences, Age of Ultron is a frustrating experience, forever hinting at depths that it can’t be bothered to explore.
More Definitely Means More in Joss Whedon's 'Avengers: Age of Ultron'
28 Apr 2015 // 4:00 AM
Joss Whedon and his heroes and villains epic offers more this time around -- more characters, more plot points, more action -- and a few reasons for concern.
Is Black Widow Still a Hero? Dissecting the Misogynistic Outrage Against the Avengers
6 May 2015 // 6:40 AM
Black Widow may very well be the pinnacle of the modern action heroine, so why is there so much backlash about her role in the new Avengers film?
The 20 Most Anticipated Films of 2015
20 Jan 2015 // 4:00 AM
Over the next 12 months, we will be bombarded with all manner of proposed cinematic spectacle. Here are the 20 films we are most looking forward to.
Joss Whedon Talks 'Avengers' and Black Widow
7 May 2015 // 6:10 AM
Joss Whedon has come under fire in some feminist circles for his vision of Black Widow as a vulnerable agent entangled in a budding romance with the Hulk.
‘The Avengers’ opens ‘super’ summer movie season
30 Apr 2012 // 12:06 AM
PHILADELPHIA — By sheer numbers, the caped crusaders, masked crimebusters and spandex-ed superheroes lining up at the movie box office for the summer season — which begins