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Movie Review: ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’

Like most of its predecessors, it’s an involving and intriguing, visually arresting entertainment about mutant superheroes with astonishing otherworldly powers who are second-class citizens, metaphorically speaking.

05/22/2014

(Chris Hemsworth stars in "Thor: The Dark World.") (credit: Walt Disney Studios)

Movie Review: ‘Thor: The Dark World’

Like its predecessor, it has a sense of humor, but is still too self-important.

11/07/2013

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Spider-Man Spinoff Character Will Be Based, On Printed Page, in Philadelphia

Mark December 19th on your calendar! That’s the day Philly gets its own Marvel Comics superhero-in-residence.

09/04/2012

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Movie Review: The Amazing Spider-Man

‘The Amazing Spider Man’ is another acrobatic, angst-ridden, arachnoidy thriller, a quick relaunch of the superhero franchise.

07/05/2012

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‘Avengers’ Assembles The Biggest Debut Ever

‘The Avengers’, an assemblage of Marvel Comics superheroes, not only took the weekend box-office crown with a vengeance, but set the record for the biggest debut in movie history.

05/07/2012

(Chris Evans stars in the title role of "Captain America: The First Avenger."  Photo provided)

Movie Review: ‘Captain America: The First Avenger’

There’s nothing like crisp movie making execution — a spirited mix of action, sci-fi fantasy, humor, nostalgia, and romance — to blast through one’s enough-already reservations and been-there-done-that fatigue.

07/23/2011

(Jason Flemyng and January Jones are among the stars of "X-Men: First Class."  Photo provided)

Movie Review: ‘X-Men: First Class’

“X-Men: First Class” is absolutely exceptional, the fifth and best of the bunch.

06/03/2011

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Bill Wine’s Summer Movie Preview

What will moviegoers be looking forward to, flocking to, then fleeing from or returning to, on theatre screens between now and late August?

05/14/2011

(Chris Hemsworth stars in "Thor," directed by Kenneth Branagh.)

Movie Review: ‘Thor’

Kenneth Branagh is not the artist you expect to find in the director’s chair when “Thor,” the epic fantasy about mortals and immortals, kicks off the big summer movie season.

05/06/2011

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