Articles tagged: Marvel


Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse weaves a perfect web of story, style, and sound

Woven into Across the Spider-Verse's colorful animation and humor is a deft exploration of the complexities of morality and destiny.


Ant-Man and The Wasp: Quantumania has too much goop

Ant-Man and The Wasp: Quantumania (2023) fails on nearly every front where its predecessors triumph. 

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What lies beyond Infinity: Lessons the MCU’s Phase 5 can learn from its shaky predecessor

This review contains spoilers for Phase Four of the MCU The year was 2019. After 11 years, 21 films, and several (retroactively canon) TV shows, each building upon a massive... Read more


Legacy honored as Black Panther: Wakanda Forever tenderly chaperones its audience through grief and loss

But the movie is an ode to Boseman. Wakanda Forever is, at its core, a story of grief, resilience, and recovery.

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She-Hulk brings a whole new meaning to ‘breaking the fourth wall’

Honestly, I'm confused. She-Hulk, Marvel's latest superhero TV series, left me in complete emotional turmoil.

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“I’m not a monster, I’m a mother”: Making villains of superhero women

Sam Raimi did Wanda Maximoff dirty. His early summer entrance into the MCU with Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness (2022) ignored a season’s worth of character development written... Read more


Spider-Man: No Way Home is fan service executed brilliantly

With a groundbreaking debut of $600.8 million at the global box office, Marvel Studios’ highly anticipated Spider-Man: No Way Home hit theaters on December 17, quickly taking the world by... Read more


Venom: Let There Be Couples’ Counseling

Have you ever wondered what an abusive relationship with a pile of alien goop would look like? Would you like to see said abusive couple make pancakes to Ella Fitzgerald... Read more


How Shang-Chi fulfilled my childhood dream

I don’t want to be *that* Asian American raving about Shang-Chi and its nearly all-Asian cast. But as a Chinese-American woman who once flirted with the entertainment industry myself, I... Read more

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Ranking 10 Sebastian Stan Haircuts

There are three important things to know about me for this exercise. The first is I am a big Marvel Cinematic Universe fan, no matter what my friend Julia says... Read more

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We Need to Talk About the Young Avengers

**Contains spoilers for Endgame, Captain Marvel, Wandavision and MCU’s Phase Four** The Young Avengers are coming to the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU).  I know this. Kevin Feige knows this. Probably... Read more

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Trailer Takes: Morbius, The Lovebirds, Guns Akimbo

Trailer 1 — Morbius (2020) Steven: Ok, so mad scientist is running out of time, has to test the cure on himself, turns out the cure has some ridiculously over-the-top... Read more

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Trailer Takes: The New Mutants, A Quiet Place Part II, Tenet

Trailer 1 — The New Mutants (2020) Bella: I never thought I would see an X-Men-esque movie that feels so much like a horror/thriller movie. Although other X-Men movies have... Read more


Best of the Decade: Films

As the decade comes to a close, Halftime is celebrating by taking a look back at the best that the 2010s had to offer. Below you’ll find some of our... Read more

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D23 and the Dark Side of Disney’s Cultural Dominance

On the weekend of August 23, thousands of Disney fans and reporters flocked to Anaheim, California for D23, Disney’s biannual exposition of all the things it plans to do in... Read more


Spider-Man: Far From Home Sticks the Landing to be a Great Spider-Man Sequel

It’s been a tough few years for the people of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. A massive purple alien snapped half of all life on Earth five years into the future... Read more

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Trailer Takes: Dead to Me, Joker, and My Spy

Dead to Me: Cade: This trailer was a whirlwind of emotions that intrigued me from the very start. Whether it’s breaking into cars, police raids, or conversations with a... Read more

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Runaways Doesn’t Slow Down in Sophomore Season

Spoiler Alert! Contains major spoilers for Marvel’s Runaways Season 2. Runaways finished its first season with genius Alex Wilder (Rhenzy Feliz), gothic witch Nico Minoru (Lyrica Okano), rainbow-colored alien Karolina Dean... Read more


Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse Reinvents the Classic Hero

On top of a New York City skyscraper, a teenager clad in the blue-and-red Spider-Man suit hangs over the edge, gazing at the cars on the streets below. This is... Read more

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Marvelous Memories: Remembering Stan Lee

Comic book writer and Marvel legend Stan Lee passed away last week on Nov. 12. Known for his characters and cameos, Lee was the co-creator of some of the most... Read more