ANT-MAN AND THE WASP — Review by Susan Granger

After assisting Captain America and disobeying the Sokovia Accords, goofball Scott Lang (Paul Rudd) – a.k.a. Ant-Man – has been under house arrest for two years, devising elaborate games to play with his 10 year-old daughter Cassie (Abby Ryder Fortson) while his cronies (Michael Pena, David Dastmalchian, Tip ‘T.I.’ Harris) run their security-consultant business. Continue reading…

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THE WEEK IN WOMEN: News about FAITH, Ritter and AMPAS — Brandy McDonnell reports

It looks like Hollywood is finally embracing a comic-book heroine who doesn’t look like a voluptuous stick woman with the mold-breaking superhero Faith Herbert, aka Zephyr, set to soar on onto the big screen in a live-action adaptation of Faith, the first prominent plus-sized female superhero to grace the pages of Valiant Comics. Speaking of superheroes, Jessica Jones star Krysten Ritter will make her directorial debut on a Season 3 episode of the Marvel Netflix series. And the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences boost the percentage of women members with its record-setting 2018 invitations list. Continue reading on THE WEEK IN WOMAN.

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BLACK PANTHER — Review by Susan Granger

Exactly a decade after Iron Man launched the Marvel Cinematic Universe, a powerful, new superhero has arrived – and he’s sensational! The warrior T’Challa (Chadwick Boseman) is the Prince/protector of the fantastical African nation of Wakanda, an isolated, secretive kingdom that’s rich with Vibranium – the mythic ‘alien’ metal that comprises Captain America’s shield. This invaluable resource has enabled incredible technological advances including magnetic transfers, superconductors, and spaceships. Continue reading…

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