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Film, "The Avengers": Superheroes Need Rescue From Predictability

"The Avengers": Superheroes Need Rescue From Predictability

At the start of the Marvel superhero supergroup flick, the Tesseract — a powerful glowing cube that fell to the ocean floor after Captain America (Chris Evans) liberated it from the Nazis in his movie last summer — is captured…
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Film, Feature Year in Film: Ten Films We Can't Wait to Watch in 2012

Year in Film: Ten Films We Can't Wait to Watch in 2012

We know—you're excited about The Dark Knight Rises. And The Avengers. And The Hunger Games. So are we. We're also excited about a lot of other movies whose marketing campaigns have not inundated us with white noise (yet). Allow us…
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Film, "Captain America": Hokey, Hacky Exercise in Franchise Building

"Captain America": Hokey, Hacky Exercise in Franchise Building

Created by Joe Simon and Jack Kirby for Marvel Comics in 1941, Captain America was among the first American comic books intended as an explicit work of patriotic, political propaganda: The cover of the first edition, available months before Pearl…
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