Movie still from Captain America: Civil War (2016)

Captain America: Civil War Sets Up the Game for Marvel’s Phase III

“Choose a side” was the marketing message for Captain America: Civil War. It’s Team Cap vs. Team Iron Man. But after years of watching these characters grow and work side-by-side, it’s impossible to choose a side. I like all of them. I want good things for them. And even though I’ve secretly wondered who could kick the crap out of whom among the team, I’ve never wanted them to hurt or kill one another. It’s what makes Civil War so good. Continue reading “Captain America: Civil War Sets Up the Game for Marvel’s Phase III”

Avengers: Age of Ultron Is a Spectacular Follow-Up to The Avengers

After Ultron, an artificial intelligence created by Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) and Dr. Bruce Banner (Mark Ruffalo), goes rogue, the Avengers are called in to stop him from wiping out the human race with Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen) and Quicksilver (Aaron Taylor-Johnson), who have unique powers of their own. Continue reading “Avengers: Age of Ultron Is a Spectacular Follow-Up to The Avengers”

johnny depp in transcendence

Transcendence Only Plays at Science and Philosophy

Dr. Will Caster (Johnny Depp) and his wife, Dr. Evelyn Caster (Rebecca Hall), are at the forefront of artificial intelligence science. After Will is shot by a member of anti-AI group RIFT, Evelyn and long-time friend Dr. Max Waters (Paul Bettany) upload Will’s consciousness into a computer. Evelyn is relieved to get her husband back, but Max worries Will has too much power. Continue reading “Transcendence Only Plays at Science and Philosophy”