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Where ‘Arrow’ Season 3 Went Wrong: Demons, Legacies and Flash-y Crossovers

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by Kevin Fitzpatrick May 15, 2015 @ 4:17 PM
The CW
The CW's Arrow closed out Season 3 this past week with the surprisingly final "My Name is Oliver Queen," but for many a creeping sense of indirection has permeated the emerald archer's arc this year. Now, we attempt to pinpoint where Arrow went astray, including a character absence that may surprise you, and what hope we might find for Season 4.

The Complete History of Comic-Book Movies, Chapter 11: ‘Superman and the Mole-Men’

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by Matt Singer May 12, 2015 @ 9:07 AM
Warner Bros.
ScreenCrush editor, comic-book lover, and undiagnosed masochist Matt Singer is systematically watching every single (American) comic-book movie ever made in the order in which they were released. This week in The Complete History of Comic-Book Movies: This looks like a(nother) job for Superman.

‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ Is the Ultimate Joss Whedon Movie Whether You Like It or Not

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by Jacob Hall May 4, 2015 @ 5:58 PM
Marvel
Avengers: Age of Ultron is the eleventh film in Marvel Studios’ ongoing quest to dominate your disposable income for the rest of your moviegoing life, the biggest, loudest and most expensive chapter yet in what is quickly becoming a triumph of Hollywood marketing and corporate one-upmanship. But it is also, somehow, totally, the work of writer/director Joss Whedon, whose clear voice, honed over decades spent working in film and television, rings through all of the noise. While The Avengers was directed by Whedon, his messier, crazier sequel is truly, at its heart, a Joss Whedon Film.

The Complete History of Comic-Book Movies, Chapter 10: ‘Atom Man vs. Superman’

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by Matt Singer April 29, 2015 @ 8:50 AM
Columbia
ScreenCrush editor, comic-book lover, and undiagnosed masochist Matt Singer is systematically watching every single (American) comic-book movie ever made in the order in which they were released. This week in The Complete History of Comic-Book Movies: Superman returns (but not Superman Returns).

The 25 Best Superhero Movies of the Last 25 Years

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by ScreenCrush Staff April 28, 2015 @ 11:23 AM
Marvel/Warner Bros./Sony Pictures
After selecting the best sci-fi movies of the last 25 years and the best comedies of the last 25 years, the only logical way to wrap up our #CountdownToUltron and Avengers 2 here on ScreenCrush was to choose the best superhero movies of the last 25 years as well. Initially, this was just supposed to be a brief essay. But on an innocent field trip to the world’s most advanced genetics lab, this blog post was bitten by a radioactive list and transformed into the gargantuan piece you see before you. On that day, we all learned a valuable lesson: That with great power must come great listicles.

Rise of the Machines: How Robots Took Over Hollywood

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by Matt Singer April 28, 2015 @ 8:41 AM
Marvel
When the Avengers reassemble for their big sequel this weekend, they do it to stop Ultron, an eight-foot-tall robot who wants to destroy the world. He’s the accidental creation of Tony Stark and Bruce Banner, who are trying to create an artificial intelligence capable of protecting the planet from threats too big for even the Avengers to handle. Their experiment is a horrific success; Ultron becomes self-aware, gives himself a body made out of spare Iron Man parts, and begins plotting the Earth’s destruction. “You want to protect the world, but you don't want it to change,” he tells the Avengers. “There’s only one path to peace. Your extinction ... when the dust settles, the only thing living in the world will be me!”

The Lion Stalks Tonight: ‘Roar’ Is One of the Craziest, Most Misguided Movies Ever Made

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by Matt Singer April 17, 2015 @ 12:49 PM
Drafthouse Films
Almost every Hollywood movie ends with a disclaimer from the American Humane Association promising that “no animals were harmed” during its production. The new re-release poster for Roar, a shocking 1981 oddity about a family whose house is overrun...

The Complete History of Comic-Book Movies, Chapter 9: ‘Batman and Robin’ (1949)

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by Matt Singer April 15, 2015 @ 10:37 AM
Columbia
ScreenCrush editor, comic-book lover, and undiagnosed masochist Matt Singer is systematically watching every single (American) comic-book movie ever made in the order in which they were released. This week in The Complete History of Comic-Book Movies: The Dynamic Duo return, in decidedly less than dynamic fashion.