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Movie Review: ‘Black Panther’ Shines Atop the MCU

The record-breaking opening weekend for “Black Panther” proved that not just Marvel fans were excited about the character getting his own solo movie. But superhero movies with such high expectations turn out to be duds almost as often as they end up hitting it out of the park. Thankfully, “Black Panther” definitely falls into the latter category…

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Movie Review: The Not-So-‘Fantastic Four’

The Fantastic Four is my favorite superhero team in the Marvel Universe. When I started reading comics, I loved X-Men and the Avengers, but was captivated by the idea of family that journeyed into the unknown together. They had differences and good times like any family, and they also beat up bad guys. No matter […]

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That Awkward Moment: Awkwardly Funny, or Just Awkward?

Most romantic comedies are set up the same way: the quirky but cute female protagonist, who “isn’t like the other girls”, goes through a series of mishaps, misunderstandings, and misfortunes until she winds up in the arms of her One True Love. It’s a formula as old as time – or at least as old […]

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‘Fruitvale Station’ is Gutwrenching Cinematic Take on Real-Life Drama

The news headlines come in every day—some trivial, some celebratory, some groundbreaking, some shocking, some devastating—and every now and then comes a story that especially ignites massive outrage and calls for change and justice. The year 2009 started off with one of these stories, with a 22-year-old man named Oscar Grant at the center. Oscar […]

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