Tag: marvel

Review: LOKI, Marvelous Mischief

Tom Hiddleston, Owen Wilson and Gugu Mbatha-Raw star in the Marvel action series, created by Michael Waldron, and streaming on Disney Plus.

Review: THE FALCON AND THE WINTER SOLDIER Seek to Be Ordinary People

Anthony Mackie and Sebastian Stan star in the first episode of a new Marvel series, directed by Kari Skogland, and streaming soon on Disney+.

Now Streaming: WANDAVISION, Trippy Televised Trauma

Elizabeth Olson and Paul Bettany star in the Marvel series, the first of many planned on the Disney+ streaming service.

MOON KNIGHT: Benson and Moorhead Going Marvel

The Disney+ streaming service is developing more than 4 trillion television shows for its service, of which more than 3 trillion are based on characters who first appeared in Marvel Comics, so forgive us for not keeping careful track of...

More BLACK WIDOW Video Action: Oscar Nominees At Work

What I love about a new, "special look" at Marvel's Black Widow is that it features three women who have all been recently nominated for Academy Awards, but it doesn't say that Oscar nominees will be kicking butt.  Scarlett Johannson (Marriage...

BLACK WIDOW Teases Marvel Action For Women

The long-overdue Black Widow teases a return to family roots for Natasha Romanoff, as played by Scarlett Johansson. She's joined by Florence Pugh, Rachel Weisz and David Harbour as 'family' members, with William Hurt as well. This teaser video is...

SPIDER-MAN: FAR FROM HOME Trailer Takes Peter Parker's Superhero Game on The Road

The next Spider-Man film Far From Home swings into cinemas on July 5th and the first trailer just arrived. It looks to be the right mix of action, spectacle and humor that made Homecoming such a hit.    Speaking of...

Review: VENOM, A Cleaned Up, Toned Down, Baffling Misfire

Over the past two decades very few Marvel supervillains have been as visible to non-comic enthusiasts as Spider-Man's nemesis, Venom. Since his introduction to the world at large in The Amazing Spider-Man #300, the evil black goop from outer space...

Review: ANT-MAN AND THE WASP, Fun With Sizes in a Superhero Sequel

Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lilly and Michael Douglas star in a cookie-cutter Marvel adventure.

Notes on Streaming: RUNAWAYS and THE MARVELOUS MRS. MAISEL

Recently premiering on the Hulu streaming service and now debuting new episodes every Tuesday, Runaways offers a different spin on the Marvel universe. Rather than the darker, more violent take offered by the label's flurry of Netflix shows -- Daredevil,...

Notes on Streaming: THE PUNISHER, Geysers of Blood, Torture and Violence

After sampling The Punisher, Marvel's latest small-screen series, I shared my reaction on social media: "Unrelenting brutality of Frank Castle + extreme bloodshed through 3 eps. is wearisome." Boy, was I wrong -- I vastly underestimated the capacity for torture...

Notes on Streaming: THE DEFENDERS, Marvel's Diminishing Returns

With its cinematic universe well established, Marvel looked to television to expand its screen presence. First came Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. on the ABC broadcast network in 2013. Later that year, we heard about their ambitious plan for four interconnected...

Now on Blu-ray: GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 2's Daddy Issues Light Up Your TV Screen

When it was announced that cult film favorite James Gunn (Super, Dawn of the Dead, Slither) was going to take the reigns of Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy, a segment of the film underground was taken aback. While the MCU...

SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING's Jacob Batalon on Iron Man, Batman and Being "The Ultimate Sidekick"

Playing the geeky computer nerd Ned Leeds in Spider-Man: Homecoming, Jacob Batalon talked with me about keeping Spidey’s secrets, bonding with co-star Tom Holland, and sharing a stage with Iron Man and Batman.   The Lady Miz Diva:  I just...

Review: SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING Comes Home in Fun Style

When is an origin story not an origin story? When super-producer Kevin Feige and his brigade of talent behind the unyielding success of the Marvel Cinematic Universe took the creative reins of Sony's third go at Spider-Man in 15 years,...

A DEADPOOL Animated Series by Donald Glover is on The Way

Wow oh wow, is this awesome news! Reports are out that Donald Glover and his brother Stephen are going to write, produce and serve as showrunners for a new animated Deadpool series for FXX.    The 10-episode series will launch...

THE DEFENDERS Trailer: Nice to Meet You (Again)

After four series spent introducing the characters, a new trailer for The Defenders sure spends a lot of time introducing them all over again. "Blind guy? This is Jessica." "Jessica, meet Luke." "Luke, meet a guy with an iron fist."...

Destroy All Monsters: IRON FIST Doesn't Just Suck, It Sucks the Rest of the Marvel Television Universe Down With It

Iron Fist isn't just the worst thing in Marvel's nearly-ten-year MCU arsenal; it's indeed one of those rarest of pop cultural entities, an outright creative disaster. It can be used as a teaching case in universities for everything from film...

Destroy All Monsters: It's Not About You, DOCTOR STRANGE

One of the running jokes in Doctor Strange has Stephen Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch) constantly having to reassert his title to anyone and everyone, because after the accident that shatters his hands sends him scouring the world for a cure, no...

Review: DOCTOR STRANGE Brings Psychic Psychedelic Action

Once upon a time, when Iron Man turned out to be quite watchable and it became known what exactly Disney and Marvel were planning with their "Cinematic Universe", we were wondering how the hell they were going to fit in...