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Starship Enterprise

by Laura Leon August 7, 2014

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  When the first Star Wars came out—and by that, I mean the real first one with Harrison Ford and Mark Hamill—my sister and her then-boyfriend insisted that I see it. “You’ll love it,” they exclaimed. ...

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Fractured Franchise

by John Rodat May 30, 2014

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  I will give Bryan Singer credit: X-Men: Days of Future Past is not the total wreck it should be. It’s an ambitious and watchable superhero flick, with several solid performances and a small handful of ...

Web Master

by John Rodat May 8, 2014

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  Low expectations can be extremely helpful. I went to see The Amazing Spider-Man 2 motivated, in great part, by the fact that it was my nephew’s 8th birthday. If an 8-year-old boy in a Spider-Man ...

Real Drama

by Shawn Stone August 7, 2013

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  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

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  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 ...

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The Young Mutants

by Ann Morrow June 8, 2011

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After the boredom and bloat of X-Men: the Last Stand, it seemed as if Professor X and his close personal adversary, Magneto, had done all they could for the world’s mutants—and for the box-office coffers ...

Glancing Blows

by Ann Morrow May 12, 2011

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It’s not all bad, being banished from the realm and hurtled to Earth in disgrace. In the big-screen adaptation of the Marvel comics series, Thor, superhero son of Odin, discovers coffee (“Bring me another!” he ...