Tag Archives: Marvel

Captain America: The Winter Soldier review

For once, the marketing language about "the studio that brought you" is actually appropriate. Directed by Anthony Russo and Joe Russo Written by Christopher Markus, Stephen McFeely, based on comics by Ed Brubaker, Joe Simon, and Jack Kirby Been really looking forward to this, the ninth superhero movie in Marvel's current world-dominating series—one Hulk, three… Read More

Thor: The Dark World review

Directed by Alan Taylor Screenplay by Christopher Yost, Christopher Markus, and Stephen McFeely Story by Don Payne and Robert Rodat From the Marvel Comic by Stan Lee, Larry Lieber and Jack Kirby Hard to believe this is the eighth big-budget entertainment in this daisy-chain of Marvel movies, going back to Iron Man in 2008. They're really… Read More

Iron Man 3 review

Directed by Shane Black Written by Black and Drew Pearce, from a Marvel Comic by Stan Lee, Don Heck, Larry Lieber and Jack Kirby Here's the beginning of the next phase of Marvel's world cinema domination. It's working pretty well for them so far. Robert Downey Jr is back in the shell head, and that's… Read More

The Avengers review

Directed by Joss Whedon Written by Whedon and Zak Penn From the Marvel comic book by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby I'm at a bit of a loss to describe the scale of this thing, this Avengers movie. It's been in the works for some time, going back to Iron Man and Hulk in 2008.… Read More

Captain America: The First Avenger review

Directed by Joe Johnson, Written by Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely, adapted from comics by Joe Simon and Jack Kirby In 2011 we've had five big budget superhero movies, going back to January's Green Hornet and including Thor, X-Men: First Class and Green Lantern in order of release. It's understandable that one might be feeling a little Powers Fatigue, a condition… Read More

Thor review

Directed by Kenneth Branagh Screenplay by Ashley Miller, Zach Stentz and Don Payne, story by Michael J. Straczynski and Mark Protosevich I've always enjoyed the first weekend in May, when Hollywood traditionally launches its summer blockbuster season. The LA dream-factory does its best to hit the ground running, as it did back on May 2,… Read More