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The most and least successful Marvel movies, by the numbers…

April 16th, 2014 · No Comments

Last month, I crunched a bunch of numbers to come up with the overall rankings for the most and least successful video game movies. It was actually an interesting — if somewhat time-consuming — process, and I clearly enjoyed it enough to embark on another data-crunching project for this week’s column. This time around, I […]

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How do geeky franchises escape the second-movie curse?

April 9th, 2014 · No Comments

After watching (and enjoying) Captain America: The Winter Soldier, it occurred to me that a lot of my favorite movie franchises have bucked the trend when it comes to each installment of a franchise getting worse over time. The Winter Soldier was infinitely more entertaining for me than its predecessor, and the same could be […]

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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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