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Holiday-themed poster for Hawkeye, released on Disney+. Photo courtesy of Marvel Studios

Marvel’s ‘Hawkeye’ exceeds expectations

Krish Dev and Minjae Kang January 3, 2022

From his brief cameo in the 2011 film “Thor” to saving the world from an extraterrestrial threat in the 2018 film “Avengers: Endgame,” Marvel Entertainment’s character Hawkeye, played by...

Marvel’s latest film smoothly interweaves the past and the present together. Photo courtesy of Marvel Studios

‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’ is a feat of nostalgia

Melody Cui and Sophia Ma December 22, 2021
Marvel’s latest film smoothly interweaves the past and the present together
The Eternals teaser, the film was announced at the 2019 San Diego Comic-Con.

Marvel’s “Eternals” disappoints despite an eternal run-time and diverse cast

Krish Dev and Tanish Mendki November 14, 2021
Oscar-winning director Chloe Zhao’s venture into superhero films is overwhelming
Flying Superhero, by MSs photos, licensed under Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercia -No Derivs Generic 2.0.

Addressing diversity in the Marvel Cinematic Universe

Krish Dev and Minjae Kang October 30, 2021

Various fields and industries in the United States are currently experiencing a movement to increase representation of racial and gender minorities. Not exempt from this change is the film industry: a...

The watcher, voiced by Jeffrey Wright in the intro sequence for What If...? Photo courtesy of Marvel Studios

Superhero daydreams come to reality in Marvel’s ‘What If…?’

Tanish Mendki October 12, 2021
The latest addition to the Marvel universe is every fan’s dream
Simu Liu as Shang-Chi in Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings.  Photo | ​Marvel Studios

‘Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings’ is a refreshing entry for a new phase of Marvel hits

Justin E Kim September 7, 2021
The newest addition to the MCU successfully tests the waters of classic martial arts flicks
The End of Spiderman

The End of Spiderman

Elena Khan , Staff writer September 27, 2019

 Spider-Man gets taken out of the Marvel Universe, but this time it’s not by Thanos. It’s by Sony Pictures. So the future for him? It’s unknown.  Sony Pictures and Walt Disney Studios have settled...

Marvel vs. DC Comics

Marvel vs. DC Comics

Claire Wen and Sarah Young April 10, 2019

ajor Malcolm Wheeler-Nicholson was in need of cash. It was 1937, and he was writing for pulp magazines, another name for inexpensive fiction magazines. Partnering with magazine distributors Harry Donenfeld...

Everything you need to know about the MCU before Infinity War

Everything you need to know about the MCU before Infinity War

Aanchal Garg April 27, 2018

  The highly-anticipated movie of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) is finally here: Avengers: Infinity War. Marvel has specifically credited this movie as the most ambitious crossover event...

Duo Review: “Black Panther”

Duo Review: “Black Panther”

Ruth Feng and Chelsea Wong February 18, 2018

  “Black Panther” is nothing short of a triumph and cultural phenomenon brought to life by director Ryan Coogler and the stellar cast. On its third day at the box office, “Black Panther”...

Mike Colter stars in the new Netflix superhero series Luke Cage. Courtesy of Netflix

‘Luke Cage’ is buoyed by its complex side characters and fleshed out atmosphere

Jessica Xing October 25, 2016

arvel’s Luke Cage premiered on Netflix on Sept. 30 and became the newest addition to the Marvel universe. It features Luke Cage (Mike Colter), a character first introduced in “Jessica Jones” as Jessica...

‘The Avengers’ an all-star film of superheroic action

‘The Avengers’ an all-star film of superheroic action

El Estoque Staff May 6, 2012

Ah, cinema: the only place where gaudy, ludicrous costumes can look good. Nowhere is that more apparent than in “The Avengers,” a comic book movie directed by Joss Whedon and released May 4....

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