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Avengers: Infinity War – Ka-Boom!

Anyone who’s read Marvel comics over the last four decades knows that any prolonged story arc will usually lead to one heckuva blowout in that arc’s conclusion.

That’s exactly what happens in Avengers: Infinity War – the final chapter (or is it?) of the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s current arc.
Since pretty much every sequence in Infinity War is, in some way, a spoiler, this is a review that’s proved difficult. But here we go…

People die.

People we care about die.

People we don’t care about (or even actively hate) die.

People we care about – but know we probably shouldn’t – die.

Only one character gets even a moderately happy ending.
Technically, the film is directed with panache; the CGI are bloody brilliant; every character gets a moment (or two) to shine.
The film’s running time of 149 minutes does not feel nearly that long.

Even though I’ve read some of the comics upon which Infinity War is based, my first reaction to film as a whole was, Whiskey Tango Foxtrot!

Avengers: Infinity War is not the best of the Marvel movies – not by a long shot – but it’s entertaining as hell for those who like the big blowout issues of certain Marvel Comics arcs (like, say, Infinity War).

For anyone who’s never seen a Marvel movie, this will likely confuse and frustrate you.

For fans of the comics and the previous Marvel movies, Infinity War will bring the current cycle of the studio’s films to a poignant semi-conclusion.

Note: there’s only one post-credits tag – at the very end of the credits – and it’s a good one.

Final Grade: B+

MCU Stars Gather for Iconic Class Photo; Marvel Launches Fan Sweepstakes!

Marvel Studios began celebrations for the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s tenth anniversary with a get together for a reception and class photo.

Plus, the studio launched the Marvel 10-Year Sweepstakes – which will take place across social media and last for five weeks, from February 8 to March 15. Each week of the sweepstakes features a different Marvel Cinematic Universe film. Fans can post a photo of themselves on Twitter or Instagram and/or tweet their favorite personal memory from the film of the week using the film hashtag and #Marvel10YearSweepstakes to be entered for a chance to win.

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Spider-Man: Homecoming Swings Onto Home Video!

Spider-Man: Homecoming – possibly the coolest Spider-Man film to date – is coming to home video in a full range of formats: Digital September 26th; On 4K Ultra HD/Blu-ray, Blu-ray 3D™, Blu-ray & DVD October 17th.

Features include: The Spidey Study Guide (a pop-up factoid track with facts on the movie in relation to the comics), Deleted Scenes, Gag Reel, and seven Featurettes.

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Training Wheels Protocol Trailer: Spider-Man: Homecoming!

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In the new trailer for Spider-Man: Homecoming, Peter Parker (Tom Holland) is itching to really give his new costume a workout – but he’s stuck on Training Wheels Protocol.

Spider-Man Homecoming opens on July 7th.

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Robert Downey Jr., Taraji P. Henson Steven Yeun and More To Present at 2016 American Music Awards!

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Robert Downey Jr. Taraji P. Henson and Steven Yeun are among the presenters announced today for the 2016 American Music Awards.

Hosted by Gigi Hadid and Jay Pharoah – and featuring an all-star list of performers including Green Day, Bruno Mars and The Weeknd – the 2016 American Music Awards will be broadcast live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Sunday, November 20th (8/7C).

For the complete of today’s announced presenters, how to vote and social media info, read on.

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Captain America: Civil War Sets a High Bar!

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Captain America: civil War is set to be one of the highest grossing films of all time because a) it’s almost an Avengers film, b) it introduces Black Panther and Tom Holland’s perfect take on Spider-Man, and c) it’s just that good.

Seriously, if I’d seen Civil War before I saw Batman v Superman, even Wonder Woman wouldn’t have raised it above an F. Everything it did wrong, Civil War does right.

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