Thor: Ragnarok

Thor: Ragnarok – The God of Thunder Trades Hammer for Humor

2017: a year in which a movie about The Goddess of Death is the gut-busting comedy of the year. Irony has rarely been penned so beautifully, and so surprisingly signed off by a major, family-friendly studio. Thor: Ragnarok, the latest title in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, is as much like its predecessors as Shakespeare is…

By Cory Woodroof
Doctor Strange

Doctor Strange Brings Metaphysics and Mysticism to the Marvel Cinematic Universe

By the time you’re watching stoic kung fu sorcerers chasing bad kung fu sorcerers through a labyrinth of twisting cityscapes and magical portals that lead to who knows where, you know this isn’t a normal Marvel Studios venture. The behemoth studio behind the Marvel Cinematic Universe has developed a sprawling storyline that has had some…

By Cory Woodroof
comics marvel dc amazing spider man

Marvel and DC: Comics as Cinematic R&D

There’s no avoiding comic book movies. Though they are most obvious in the big screen superhero blockbusters, comic adaptations now cross all genres. There are historical epics like 300 (2007), horror films like 30 Days of Night (2007), crime dramas like Sin City (2005) and Road to Perdition (2002), even quirky comedies like Scott Pilgrim…

By Andrew Knighton