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Black Widow • The Film Board

July 13, 2021

What do we think about how Marvel dealt with the darkness of the Red Room and Natasha Romanov’s backstory? How great are Scarlett Johannson, Florence Pugh, David Harbour, and Rachel Weisz as our Russian family? And what do we think about the changes made to Taskmaster? Check out the latest entry into the MCU then tune in!

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Secret Origins of Superhero Cinema at Phoenix Fan Fusion 2019

July 18, 2019

Before Steve Rogers could do this all day, before Batman asked Superman if he could bleed, before Venom got weirdly obsessed with the pancreas, there was a superhero boom in the movies of the late 80s and early 90s that paved the way for the golden age we are presently experiencing. This panel event recorded at the Phoenix Fan Fusion 2019.

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Avengers: Endgame

April 30, 2019

Tony, Steve, Nat, Bruce, Thor, and the rest are up to show us how it goes down in Endgame. So Steve, JJ, and Pete are here to cry about it.

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Captain Marvel

March 12, 2019

Attention true believers! The Film Board is a party to the home stretch of the Marvel Cinematic Universe Phase three. It’s wrapping up in two successive months here in 2019. The big one of course is next month’s Avengers: Endgame, but first let’s dig into the penultimate Captain Marvel.

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Black Panther

February 20, 2018

The Marvel Madness continues this month with Black Panther and it brings some spectacular new looks to some tried and true traditions. This movie boasts a whole lot of firsts on the big screen and it’s set to shatter box office records for February. Entertainment Weekly said that this is the “Marvel movie for people who don’t like Marvel movies” and that it “could change Marvel movies forever.” All the front end hype means that it’s an important film to take in and a great one to talk about.

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Doctor Strange

November 8, 2016

The Film Board gathers! The Marvel Cinematic Universe has returned so we’ve brought together a merry band of thugs to spoil the next episode of the massive comic book soap opera for you- easter eggs and all. Origin story anyone?

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Captain America: Civil War

May 10, 2016

The Film Board Gathers! This month, #TeamNextReel take on #TeamCap and #TeamIronMan for the title in this hero on hero on decidedly-non-hero battle royale. How well do the Russo Brothers do in their continued ownership of the Cap franchise? How about writers Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely? And the cast of thousands of A-listers rounding out the Avengers including newcomer Chadwick Boseman? Yeah, here’s a spoiler: We want that Black Panther movie right. Now.

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Ant-Man

July 20, 2015

The Film Board Gathers! This month the gang of thugs comes together for Marvel’s latest, Ant-Man. How does Scott Lang’s mini hero stand in the current Marvel stable? What is this impact of the franchise model on our expectations going into Marvel films now? How does director Peyton Reed fair in light of the “Edgar Wright Situation?”

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Avengers: Age of Ultron

May 6, 2015

Film Board Assemble! This month the thugs gather to take on Joss Whedon’s next entry to the Marvel Cinematic Universe with “Avengers: Age of Ultron.” How does the comic adaptation stand up to the original books? Does Joss manage to pull off an even more character-dense film and keep it making some sort of sense? Why does Ultron smile and blink?

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Guardians of the Galaxy

August 3, 2014

This, good people, is a summer tentpole we can get excited about. Director James Gunn has delivered a funny and frolicking space opera in “Guardians of the Galaxy” with a terrific cast, immersive effects, and a script that is, as we’re apt to say, way smarter than it needed to be.

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