Pros and Cons: Should Marvel Studios Consider a 4th Captain America Film?

Marvel Studios is expanding their cinematic universe in the franchise’s fourth phase — introducing new heroes like the Eternals and providing some new adventures for MCU veterans. One key aspect of 2019’s Avengers: Endgame that has left fans wanting more is the manner in which Steve Rogers returned the Infinity Stones, showing up as an old man — seemingly retired from hero work. If the higher-ups over … Continue reading Pros and Cons: Should Marvel Studios Consider a 4th Captain America Film?

Marriage Story: A Decidedly Un-Romantic Romantic Drama (REVIEW)

You begin with privacy — intimacy — with the premise of a couple going through its final motions. You take this premise, add a half-dozen A-listers, throw $18 million at its production, and slip it out with a limited theatrical release, supplemented by prime placement in Netflix’s “new releases” section. The result is one of the best romantic dramas of the last decade — from … Continue reading Marriage Story: A Decidedly Un-Romantic Romantic Drama (REVIEW)

How Netflix Can Withstand an Onslaught of Competition by Playing to Its Strengths

Netflix, HBO, Prime Video, Disney+. Apple TV+, Starz, Hulu, Peacock. You know the names; you probably pay a microscopic percentage of their employees’ salaries. In an increasingly saturated streaming marketplace, it can be hard for viewers to choose what to watch when they crave entertainment. With a bevy of original content and a rich history of critically acclaimed programming, Netflix is particularly well-equipped to withstand … Continue reading How Netflix Can Withstand an Onslaught of Competition by Playing to Its Strengths