Why Cinematic Universes Often Fail

In 2012, The Avengers came out and completely reshaped the pop culture landscape in a way that hadn’t happened since 1999, when The Matrix did the same thing. Almost overnight, it felt like every other company was looking at creating their own version of the same thing, wanting to make the Marvel Cinematic Universe magic …

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Why This Isn’t a ‘Shazam!’ Review

So, since doing movie reviews - at least for big-budget Hollywood genre films - is a thing that I do here, I thought it would behoove me to go see Shazam!. Went on Thursday to an 8:00 show even though I have the flu because I’m a professional, damnit! Well, quasi-professional. I’m a blogger! I …

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