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Are Modern Superheroes Moral … or Fascist?
2 years ago

Are Modern Superheroes Moral … or Fascist?

With superhero films riding a peak in popularity, it may be a surprise to learn that since 1940 there have been arguments that the characters are inherently fascist.

In 1940, …
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Is Marvel’s Diversity Push Crushing Its Brand?
3 years ago

Is Marvel’s Diversity Push Crushing Its Brand?

The scene: New York City

The situation: Monsters from another dimension are wreaking havoc

The resolution: Marvel’s The Avengers swoop in to save the day

But as Captain America, Thor, …
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7 Ways Hollywood Gave Us Hope in 2016
3 years ago

7 Ways Hollywood Gave Us Hope in 2016

The most exhausting theme of 2016 is … can 2016 be over, already?

You can partially pin this on all the talented souls who left us over the past 12 …
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Marvel Mocks Trump with MODOK Makeover
3 years ago

Marvel Mocks Trump with MODOK Makeover

A villain that sparks more fear that the planet-devouring Galactus. A baddie more menacing than the death-worshiping Thanos.

A bad guy whose very name incites hatred and despair.

Donald Trump?

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Will Social Justice Warriors Target These Next?
3 years ago

Will Social Justice Warriors Target These Next?

Yes, those Social Justice Warriors are having a busy May, trying to force their values on pop culture touchstones embraced by the masses.

With Daniel Craig stepping away from the …
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Critic v Critic: Which Superhero Film Rules?
3 years ago

Critic v Critic: Which Superhero Film Rules?

“Captain America: Civil War” opened to enthusiastic reviews and fanboy love. “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” got pelted by critics while fans moaned over what might have been.

Not …
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HiT Radio: Does Jon Stewart Miss His Writers?
3 years ago

HiT Radio: Does Jon Stewart Miss His Writers?

It’s one reason Jay Leno’s monologue remained consistently funny during his “Tonight Show” run. And Jon Stewart became a comedy institution during his “Daily Show” reign thanks to the tireless …
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HiT Radio: How Captain America Avoids Ideology
3 years ago

HiT Radio: How Captain America Avoids Ideology

Marvel’s red, white and blue hero is patriotic to the core. Yet over the years, comic book writers have used him as a cudgel in their ideological grudge matches.

Most recently, …
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Captain America’s ‘War’ Avenges ‘Ultron’
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3 years ago

Captain America’s ‘War’ Avenges ‘Ultron’

Iron Man has the cool suit. Spider-Man swings from amazing webs. And the Vision is just flat-out neat.

The true hero in the third, deliciously overstuffed “Captain America” film is Mr. …
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How Marvel Trumps DC Big Time
3 years ago

How Marvel Trumps DC Big Time

Forget Batman v Superman. It’s Marvel v DC Comics. And lately it’s not even a fair fight.

“Captain America: Civil War” opens this weekend. The focus is on hero versus …
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