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Lumbering Toward Destiny

by Shawn Stone May 7, 2015


  Age of Ultron is generally more enjoyable than the first Avengers movie. Ultron (voiced by James Spader), as a colleague pointed out, is not as interesting a villain as Thor’s (Chris Hemsworth) brother Loki (Tom ...

All American Hero

by Laura Leon April 10, 2014


  I know what big-budget movie I’m going to see again this year, and that would be Captain America: The Winter Soldier. And get this—neither my 8- nor 11-year-old accompanied me the first time. Sure, it ...

Hammer Time!

by Laura Leon November 13, 2013


  The beginning of Thor: The Dark World has audiences wondering whether or not they’ve entered into yet another Lord of the Rings installment. That’s because Anthony Hopkins’ Odin intones a preface to what otherwise is ...

Real Drama

by Shawn Stone August 7, 2013


  This is the best big-budget superhero/monster/Sci Fi action movie of the summer. In The Wolverine, Logan (Hugh Jackman) rediscovers his calling as a soldier for the forces of good. Director James Mangold (Walk the Line) ...

Heroes & Villains

by The Staff November 8, 2012


  Art lovers, design mavens and fanboys of all genders will converge on Stockbridge, Mass., over the next few months because Heroes & Villains: The Comic Book Art of Alex Ross is going to be up ...

Norman Rockwell Museum

The Gang’s All Here

by Shawn Stone May 10, 2012


This flick is pretty darn good. Millions have seen it. If you’re going to the movies this weekend, it’s statistically likely you’ll buy a ticket for The Avengers. Why not let’s give it three and ...

Super Hero

by Laura Leon July 28, 2011

Captain America: The First Avenger

I admit that I’m a bit of a sucker for movies based on Marvel Comics action heroes. While my brother was at school I’d sneak his copies of The Amazing Spider-Man, secretly thrill to their ...

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