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Endgame wraps up a generation’s favorite films

<em>Endgame</em> wraps up a generation’s favorite films

Griffin Sendek & Josiah Martin | The Duquesne Duke 05/02/19 It is near-impossible to think of a film series as expansive and long-lasting as the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). Nobody could have predicted 11 years ago that the franchise would grow to include 23 films, or that its flagship Avengers arc would conclude with the […]

James Gunn writing Suicide Squad 2 after Disney ousting

James Gunn writing <em>Suicide Squad 2</em> after Disney ousting

Griffin Sendek | Staff Writer 10/18/18 The Wrap first reported on Oct. 9, 2018 that James Gunn was in the talks to write and possibly direct Suicide Squad 2 for the DC franchise. Disney parted ways with Gunn back in July, immediately removing him from Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3. Gunn was fired following […]

Black Panther displays excellence in action, narrative

<em>Black Panther</em> displays excellence in action, narrative

By Zach Landau | Editor-in-Chief 02/22/2018 Welcome to the most pointless review in the world. I’m your host, an entitled white man who values his opinion too much, and I am here to tell you that Black Panther is good. Really good. As gaudy as the phrase is, “believe the hype” perfectly encapsulates my feelings […]

‘Thor’ baffles with complex, confusing plot, tone

‘Thor’ baffles with complex, confusing plot, tone

By Grant Stoner | Staff Writer 11/09/2017 The God of Thunder has graced the Marvel Cinematic Universe since 2011, quickly becoming a mainstay across numerous films. Whether appearing as an Avenger or starring in his own standalone series, I have always enjoyed Thor’s presence. Yet, with Thor: Ragnarok, the inability to form a cohesive plot […]

‘Iron Fist’ maintains quality, but fails to make impact

‘Iron Fist’ maintains quality, but fails to make impact

By Sean Ray | A&E Editor The final series before the much hyped grand crossover, “The Defenders,” “Iron Fist” brings some much needed levity to the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s TV spectrum. While not exploring as deep of themes as its predecessors, “Iron Fist” does better encapsulate the feel of the comic book superhero than its […]

‘Doctor Strange’ takes viewers on out-of-world experience

‘Doctor Strange’ takes viewers on out-of-world experience

By Sean Ray | A&E Editor With gorgeous visuals and an improvement in acting, “Doctor Strange” delivers another win for the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), though with several tropes that are starting to run stale. Dr. Stephen Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch) is a skilled but arrogant neurosurgeon with a devil-may-care lifestyle. That is, until he gets […]

‘Luke Cage’ tackles criminals and modern racial tension

‘Luke Cage’ tackles criminals and modern racial tension

By Sean Ray | A&E Editor The third show in Marvel’s “Defenders” series, “Luke Cage” takes a surprisingly deep and compelling look into the experiences of African Americans in modern day America while also providing enough super-heroic fun to get behind. “Luke Cage” follows, well, Luke Cage (Mike Colter), a man with super strength and […]

Summer 2016: season of movie flops

Summer 2016: season of movie flops

By Sean Ray | A&E Editor Summer 2016 has not been a kind season for Hollywood. While this is normally the time of blockbusters, the big money-makers for movie studios everywhere, flops and disappointments are the name of the game this year around. “[R]ed ink has spilled out from such misses as ‘Alice: Through the […]

Getting into comic books: a newbie’s guide

Getting into comic books: a newbie’s guide

By Sean Ray | a&e editor It’s no secret that comic books are creeping into other media fields. Whether it’s movies like “The Avengers” and “Man of Steel,” or TV shows like “The Walking Dead” and “Daredevil,” comic book adaptations are making big splashes on the silver and small screen. Unfortunately, comic books themselves do […]

‘Daredevil’ season 2 punishes competition

‘Daredevil’ season 2 punishes competition

By Sean Ray | a&e editor Continuing its previously built trends, the second season of “Daredevil” delivers dark, gritty super heroics while also upping the stakes and introducing new elements into the series’ mythos. After the downfall of Wilson Fisk’s criminal empire, the various gangs of Hell’s Kitchen are competing to take up the reigns […]