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The “Captain America” writers tell me about the movie’s deleted characters & the real story behind Arnim Zola [IFC]

October 25th, 2011 · No Comments

“Captain America: The First Avenger” was released this week on DVD and Blu-Ray this week, and I spoke with the film’s writers, Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely. The first segment of my interview — discussing their “Captain America” sequel and “The Avengers” — ran last week on IFC. In the second segment, we talk about […]

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Talking “Avengers” and the “Captain America” sequel with “The First Avenger” writers…

October 21st, 2011 · No Comments

“Captain America: The First Avenger” hits DVD and Blu-Ray next week, so I got on the phone with the film’s screenwriters yesterday to talk about the movie, as well as the new “Avengers” trailer and their upcoming “Captain America” sequel. This is the second or third time I’ve interviewed Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely, and […]

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Some thoughts on Captain America 2, M.O.D.O.K., and Peter Dinklage

August 30th, 2011 · No Comments

There’s been a lot of talk lately about a recent L.A. Times interview with Captain America: The First Avenger co-writer Christopher Markus, in which he mentions his desire to cast Game of Thrones actor Peter Dinklage as M.O.D.O.K. in the film’s sequel. The interview was interesting to me for two reasons… First, though I haven’t […]

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What to look for in the new “Captain America” and “Avengers” teaser

July 30th, 2011 · No Comments

After Marvel released some footage from the final scene of “Captain America” and the post-credits “Avengers” teaser, I put together this list for IFC.com of some cool elements to look for in the video: Sure, the decision by Marvel Studios and Paramount Pictures to release footage from the final scene in “Captain America: The First […]

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“Captain America: The First Avenger”: Five Things Missing From The Movie

July 26th, 2011 · No Comments

I wrote up the following piece for IFC.com, looking at some of the elements I thought were going to be in “Captain America: The First Avenger” but weren’t, and some of the elements I would’ve liked to see a little more of: Last week, I reviewed “Captain America: The First Avenger,” Marvel’s final solo-superhero film […]

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“Captain America” Easter Eggs: Five Things To Look For In “The First Avenger”

July 25th, 2011 · 6 Comments

While I was Editor-in-Chief of MTV’s Splash Page blog, one of the fun video franchises I created for the site was the “Easter Eggs” series. In each installment, I rounded up five elements from an upcoming or just-released movie that mainstream audiences — and sometimes even hardcore fans — should look for in the film. […]

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My review of “Captain America: The First Avenger”

July 22nd, 2011 · No Comments

I reviewed “Captain America: The First Avenger” for IFC this week, and the full critique is now live on IFC.com. Here’s an excerpt: Captain America may be the first Avenger, but he’s also the penultimate test of a cinematic experiment that culminates in next year’s superhero ensemble film, “The Avengers.” Thus far, Marvel Studios’ plan […]

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