It’s All Been Leading to This

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Ten years ago, after watching the last credits roll on Iron Man, I saw SHIELD director Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) emerge from the shadows of Tony Stark’s (Robert Downey Jr.) mansion to mention the Avengers Initiative. Six years ago, I walked out of a screening of The Avengers and thought, “Well, that was okay, but I don’t get what all the hype was about.” Last night, as Avengers: Infinity War faded to black, my mouth hung open and I literally couldn’t process what I had just seen.  Read More

No-Sew Fleece Blanket: Avengers Edition

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The Mysterious Mr. C and I already have more blankets than we know what to do with, but with the exception of a few collegiate Snuggies, most of them are of the monochromatic variety. So, when I heard that ABC was going to air a special commemorating Captain America’s 75th Anniversary (on this evening at 8:00 pm), I decided to make something fun to mark the occasion!  Read More

The Cost of Superheroes

The Avengers: Age of Ultron

The Avengers: Age of Ultron

Warning: There are some spoilers in this, so proceed at your own risk!

It has been exactly one week since the Mysterious Mr. C and I saw The Avengers: Age of Ultron, and while I wouldn’t classify it as one of my favorite Marvel films (that’s still Captain America: The Winter Soldier), I haven’t been able to completely put it from my mind either. In particular, I keep thinking about all of the wanton destruction in the film and the sheer cost of cleaning up and rebuilding in a world of superheroes.  Read More

The Avengers: Age of Ultron

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Marvel

Warning: There are some spoilers in this, so proceed at your own risk!

Like millions of other people who went to see The Avengers: Age of Ultron this weekend, I was pumped for the Marvel sequel! Thanks to the Mysterious Mr. C’s efforts, I had seen all of the other films in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (several times, in fact), I knew the different characters’ backstories, and I was eager to see the Avengers team come together once again. Yet unlike most of the fans walking out of the theaters (or my friends who saw the movie about once a day), I found myself a bit disappointed with the final result. Read More

Age of Ultron Nail Art

At long last, The Avengers: Age of Ultron premiere day is finally here!!! The Mysterious Mr. C and I have been talking about this movie for quite awhile now, and we will be seeing it tonight with some of our friends – also Marvel fans – as they celebrate their fourth wedding anniversary! I have been trying really hard to avoid reading reviews of the film – so I don’t color my own impressions – but based on the articles’ titles, it sounds like it should be a pretty good show.  Read More