The Russo brothers watch the Winter Soldier Honest Trailer with the guys who made it

Screen Junkies’ Honest Trailers series is in the business of mercilessly ripping apart movies for their plot holes and creative choices. But the guys behind the YouTube series decided to rather bravely sit down and watch the Honest Trailer for Captain America: The Winter Solider alongside the two men responsible for…

“The Road To Civil War” clears up what all Marvel’s fussin’ and a-feudin’ is about

While critics and audiences alike tangle over one instance of superheroes fighting each other, another film is fast approaching that pits costumed brother against costumed brother. Captain America: Civil War opens in theaters on May 5, and now there’s a supercut that outlines what brought Marvel’s heroes to this point…

What’s your favorite movie of 2014 that didn’t make our “best of” list?

Welcome back to AVQ&A, where we throw out a question for discussion among the staff and readers. Consider this a prompt to compare notes on your interface with pop culture, to reveal your embarrassing tastes and experiences, and to ponder how our diverse lives all led us to convene here together. Got a question you’d

The best of film 2014: The ballots

We voted, we tallied, we made a list: The A.V. Club’s tribute to the best films of 2014 was democratically assembled, with each of its six contributors submitting a ranked inventory of their favorites. The individual ballots are below, each affixed with six superlatives, including an outlier (a film that made one list…

Unfortunately, The Winter Soldier was the best female-driven superhero film of 2014

Another year, another batch of superhero films centered on white men. With the X-Men franchise pushing its female characters further and further into the background, Scarlett Johansson’s Black Widow is the most prominent female lead in a major superhero franchise. And she’s never even fronted a film herself. Even as…

Watch Captain America: The Winter Soldier reimagined as an ‘80s action movie

Captain America: The Winter Solider is generally acknowledged to be one of the best superhero films of all time. With nowhere to go but down, mashup specialist Frank Ireland (aka ChiefBrodyRules) decided to reimagine the film as an overblown ‘80s action movie, complete with a cheesy sex scene and lots of explosions.…