All of the original Avengers got matching tattoos, except for Mark Ruffalo, who is a coward

If the Avengers are the superhero version of work friends, then facing down an intergalactic villain like Thanos is the ultimate team-building exercise. Our six original heroes—Iron Man, Captain America, Black Widow, Hawkeye, Hulk, and Thor—likely emerged from Infinity War closer than ever, bonded by their successes…

From femme fatale to complex superhero: The evolution of the MCU’s Black Widow

The Marvel Cinematic Universe hasn’t just changed the way people consume movie franchises. It’s also changed the way audiences engage with cinematic characters. Heroes introduced as the lead of their own film can go on to be tertiary characters in another and vice versa. And no character better embodies this new form…

On an Isle Of Dogs, Wes Anderson uses stop-motion to construct one of his most wondrous worlds

Dogs do not have it easy in the bright, glorious dollhouse worlds of Wes Anderson. Think of Buckley, beloved beagle of the youngest Tenenbaums, run down in the prime of his life. Or poor Snoopy, impaled casualty of the boy-scouts war raging across a woodland moonrise kingdom. (Who’s to say if he was a good dog, but he…

Marvel's Black Widow movie has a writer, is one step closer to existing

For years now, people have been loudly wondering why someone, somewhere, won’t give Scarlett Johansson’s immensely popular Black Widow character her own film. (Oddly enough, the people asking this have included the increasingly successful Russo brothers, and Marvel Studios’ Kevin Feige, either of whom you’d think…

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Ghost In The Shell’s viral campaign is not going so well

The American adaptation Ghost In The Shell is now just days away from hitting theaters, after months—nay, years—of concerns that the film was carrying on Hollywood’s tradition of whitewashing Asian characters by casting Scarlett Johansson as the film’s protagonist. But while she may be the lead, it’s been made clear…