Screening Log #61: The Avengers (2012)

Written by Joss Whedon and Zak Penn, based on characters by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby Directed by Joss Whedon Starring Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Scarlet Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Samuel L. Jackson, and Tom Hiddleston       Having written before, perhaps loosely, about the allegorical readings that may be … Continue reading

Iron Man (2008) and Iron Man 2 (2010): Futurism and the Ever-Expanding American Frontier

In the afterglow of Thor and the early dawn of Captain America I take some time to think about Marvel’s first Avenger (in terms of production schedule) and how he relates to America.

Screening Log #16: Thor (2011)

Written by Ashley Miller, Zack Stentz and Don Payne based on characters by Stan Lee, Larry Lieber and Jack Kirby Directed by Kenneth Branagh Starring Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Tom Hiddleson and Anthony Hopkins Marvel continues to assemble the pieces and build towards next year’s Avengers film with the first of its 2011 double shot with Thor. … Continue reading