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Review | ‘Thor: Love and Thunder’ — a comedy without laughter

Review | ‘Thor: Love and Thunder’ — a comedy without laughter

By Jacob Mraz, Staff Writer July 12, 2022
The followup to ‘Thor: Ragnarok’ struggles to capture the magic of its predecessor.
Super Specific | Diana’s MCU movie ranking list

Super Specific | Diana’s MCU movie ranking list

By Diana Velasquez, Contributing Editor March 21, 2022
In this week’s edition of Super Specific, culture editor Diana Velasquez ranked the 27 currently released Marvel films.
Zendaya, left, playing Michelle “MJ” Jones, jumps with Tom Holland, right, playing Spider-Man in “Spider-Man: No Way Home.”

Review | ‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’ is nostalgia at its best

By Diana Velasquez, Culture Editor January 10, 2022
Culture Editor, Diana Velasquez argues that “Spider-Man: No Way Home” offers a satisfying conclusion to Tom Holland’s run as Spider-Man, and offers redemption to past interactions of the character.
Culture Editor Diana Velasquez argues that despite “Black Widow’s” stellar cast and unexpected success in humor, the movie falls flat as an awkwardly constructed prequel.

Review: ‘Black Widow’ is a fun yet fruitless sidequest

By Diana Velasquez, Culture Editor July 14, 2021
Culture Editor Diana Velasquez argues that despite “Black Widow’s” stellar cast and unexpected success in humor the movie falls flat as an awkwardly constructed prequel.
Disney+s “The Falcon and the Winter Soldier” with Anthony Mackie, left, and Sebastian Stan.

Review: ‘The Falcon and the Winter Soldier’ soars triumphantly into final episode

By Diana Velasquez, Senior Staff Writer April 23, 2021
Initially, the show was meant to air last August, but was delayed after production stopped in the Czech Republic because of COVID-19.
Front row, from left: Andrew Stehlin, Nicholas Hoult and Michael Fassbender in “Dark Phoenix.”

Screen Time: Ode to Fox’s ‘X-Men’

By Melanie Pantano & Thomas Wick, Staff Writers June 26, 2019
When most people think of superhero movies, they think of Marvel Studios. When most people think of Marvel Studios, they think of the Avengers — the superhero squad consisting of Captain America, Iron Man, Thor, the Hulk, Hawkeye and Black Widow — and their string of box office-topping and family-friendly action films. Though this team mastered the art of the comic book-to-movie adaptation, they by no means invented the art itself.
Brie Larson stars as the lead role in “Captain Marvel.”

‘Captain Marvel’ packs great performances and action in a crowded plot

By Victoria Pfefferle-Gillot, Senior Staff Writer March 19, 2019
“Captain Marvel,” written and directed by Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck, is the twenty-first movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and the first to feature a solo female lead.
(Photo courtesy of Twentieth Century Fox/Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation)

‘Deadpool 2’ delivers laughs and action

“Deadpool 2,” released May 18, claims to be a family movie, despite leading with a murder — no different than movies like “The Lion King” or “Bambi,” according to the title character. But...

Chadwick Boseman stars in Black Panther. (Marvel Studios/Walt Disney Studios/TNS)

Black Panther revitalizes the stagnant superhero genre

By Vikram Sundar | For The Pitt News February 20, 2018

Director Ryan Coogler enters new territory with “Black Panther,” peeling back old layers of the formulaic superhero narrative to reveal fresh and exciting elements rarely seen in the genre. Following...

Theo Schwarz / Senior Staff Photographer

The poetry of panels: Marvel’s first black woman writer and Pitt professor Yona Harvey pens new series ‘World of Wakanda’

By Matt Maielli / Staff Writer August 21, 2016

Poetry and comics have more in common than you think. Yona Harvey, a Pitt English professor, recently accepted a deal to write a 10-page story for the upcoming Marvel “Black Panther” spin-off comic...

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