Marvel Studios is showing signs of franchise fatigue as espionage thriller Secret Invasion concludes its uneven run on Disney+. The series didn’t do what its comic book counterpart did in changing up Marvel’s status quo. Instead, it killed off Maria Hill (Cobie Smulders) and Talos (Ben Mendelsohn). We barely even had time to mourn Hill’s passing before Fury and Talos figured out a plan. Perhaps most surprisingly, Secret Invasion does not even feature a tag…"Secret Invasion Concludes Uneven Run With “Home”"
Secret Invasion inches closer to the end of its Disney+ run with the penultimate episode of the Marvel Studios limited series. After starting out with two episodes running nearly an hour, the series has settled into a 38-44 minute run time. The episode packs in a good amount of show in just a short amount of time. Put it this way: right when you think there’s another scene, the credits begin. Everything is setting up…"Secret Invasion – Episode 5 – Harvest"
The action starts to take hold in Secret Invasion as the six-episode limited series begins the back half of its run on Disney+. If you thought episode 3 was short, episode 4 has got the number beat by six minutes. Factoring in the recap and end credits, “Beloved” runs 38 minutes long. They pack a lot of show into just over a half hour. What this means is that some scenes end up getting the…"Secret Invasion – Episode 4 – Beloved"
Secret Invasion continues to upend the status quo in the MCU as the limited series reaches its halfway point on Disney+. This is the shortest episode so far with a running time of 44 minutes. Regardless, there is still a lot of show and things to unpack as the plot plays its course. The episode deals with yet another Skull plot to take out human leadership. It ends with a very big reveal that will…"Secret Invasion – Episode 3 – Betrayed"
The first two episodes of Secret Invasion leave one wondering just how much this series will change up Marvel’s status quo. I want to get this out of the way first: two episodes are not enough to judge the limited series. Marvel sent out press screeners for the first two episodes but the series is six episodes in length. Basically, I’m only able to offer my thoughts on Secret Invasion‘s first two hours at this…"Secret Invasion Seeks to Change Marvel’s Status Quo"
Marvel Studios released the trailer and key art for the upcoming Secret Invasion series following the trailer airing during Sunday Night Baseball. Fans watching the Philadelphia Phillies play the Texas Rangers were lucky enough to catch the trailer live on TV. If not, you’re in luck because I’ve got you covered below. Even after watching the first trailer for the series, Marvel is smart to not give away too much ahead of the series premiere…"Secret Invasion: Marvel Studios Releases Trailer and Key Art"
The Pod Generation entered the 2023 Sundance Film Festival as an award winner but the sci-fi film falls short in its execution. I needed over a week after the premiere to think about my feelings on the film. The more that I think about it, the more I end up not liking it. It’s a shame because this is a high-concept idea with an intriguing premise. Plus, it was a film that I anticipated going…"The Pod Generation – Sundance 2023"
Emilia Clarke is the latest actress to join both the Star Wars and Marvel universes with her casting in Disney’s Secret Invasion series. Clarke, who previously starred as Qi’ra in Solo: A Star Wars Story, joins the recently announced Oscar-winning actress Olivia Colman in the cast. The duo joins Samuel L. Jackson, Ben Mendelsohn, and Kingsley Ben-Adir in the series. Jackson and Mendelsohn are both members of the Star Wars and Marvel universe. If you…"Emilia Clarke Joins the Star Wars and Marvel Club"
Solo: A Star Wars Story is a film that gives us Han Solo’s cinematic origin story while staying true to the original Star Wars trilogy. WHILE I TRIED MY BEST TO AVOID THEM, THERE ARE POTENTIAL SPOILERS…SO READ AT YOUR OWN RISK. What is known about where the film sits within the Star Wars canon is that the events take place between that of Thrawn and Tarkin. It’s also set before the events of A New…"Solo: A Star Wars Story – Road to IX"
Last Christmas benefits from chemistry between Emilia Clarke and Henry Golding while taking inspiration from the George Michael song of the same name. Following the opening in Yugoslavia 1999, the film flash-forwards to London 2017. Kate (Emilia Clarke) works as an elf for Santa (Michelle Yeoh) in a Christmas store open all year long. This is what she does for work when she’s not trying to land gigs as a singer. While cleaning the windows…"Last Christmas: Will The Film Give You Its Heart?"