The Problem With Peter Parker, And Marvel’s Challenge To Give Fans Something Different

One of the biggest film announcements of the last week was that Marvel and Sony had finally reached an agreement that would allow Marvel to introduce Spider-Man into the Marvel Cinematic Universe, followed by a solo film co-produced by the two studios. Of course, bringing the web-slinger back to the MCU has been a dream for fans ever since the first Iron Man movie became a success – and why

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It would be generous to call season four of Community a mixed bag in terms of quality. There have been some awful episodes (“Intro to Knots” jumps to mind) and some generally amusing episodes, but overall, most of the episodes of season four have been pretty forgettable. I mainly graded these episodes using three different criteria. 1. Does the episode make me laugh? 2. Does it utilize and grow the characters

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I came away from Community’s penultimate episode of season four, “Heroic Origins,” with mixed feelings once again. As has happened time and time again this season, “new” Community has left me with little else to do except shrug my shoulders, and say, “Okay, fine.” It’s a tough situation. Anyone who says this new season is terrible, unwatchable, or worthless is clearly overreacting. There’s still a lot to love in the absence of Dan Harmon

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While still not living up to the show’s pre-season four quality level, “Basic Human Anatomy” certainly managed to improve upon last week’s disappointing outing and even managed to save some time for the ever elusive (during this season) examination of its characters. There was a lot to love this week, and it helps that, on paper, this episode had a lot going for it from the beginning. It is Oscar-winning writer Jim

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