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Leave it to the women of the world to bring together Marvel and DC in peace and harmony.  As if it wasn’t already an embarrassment of riches to have the director of Women in Film LA Kirsten Schaffer, the director of Twilight Catherine Hardwicke, and respected Indie and TV writer/director Angela Robinson on the inaugural …

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GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY: James Gunn’s Grootin’ Tootin’ Space Cowboys Hit the Marvel Blockbuster Bullseye

On Awesome Mix Volume 1, the mixtape basis for the ’70s songs weaved through Guardians of the Galaxy as its soundtrack, it isn’t just Ooga Chaka Ooga Ooga Ooga Chaka from “Hooked on A Feeling” that will ear worm its way into your psyche, it’s also 10cc’s “I’m Not In Love,” The Runaways’ “Cherry Bomb,” and other …

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THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2: Acting Talent Saves a Web Too Tangled

One of the more amusing bits in The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is the occasional ringing of Peter Parker’s phone, which uses the old theme song from the 60s. The lyrics say, “Spider-man.  Spider-man, does whatever a spider can…”  True enough, but does this Marc Webb helmed sequel do enough to fascinate a potentially superhero weary …

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“Thor: The Dark World” Is a Glorious Norse Gods Buddy Film

November 8th, 2013 Oh for the love of the Norse gods, just how much exposition is necessary to understand the story behind Thor: The Dark World? What one would expect is a few lines at the beginning. What the audience gets is a protracted pre-history lesson. To save you, dear viewer, from what feels like …

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Iron Man 3: Less Suit, Still Sensational

05/02/13 Let’s face it. Those of you who are interested in films of Iron Man’s ilk and have waited through a year of comic-cons dressed like your favorite Marvel superhero, do not need Cinema Siren to tell you whether to head out this weekend to keep one of Hollywood’s biggest studio franchises alive and Robert …

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