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Tim + Alex Kill the Marvel Cinematic Universe: Captain America

Welcome back, True Believers! To mark the 10th anniversary of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, join us as we rewatch the entire series, one film at a time.

In our latest entry, we travel back to 1942 to meet Steven Grant Rogers AKA Captain America, and as we assemble the final part of the Avengers, discuss how the film balances earnestness and grit, whether Captain America should kill, and spot the MCU’s first bare arse.

CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE FIRST AVENGER (2011)

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Tim + Alex Kill the Marvel Cinematic Universe: Thor

Welcome back, True Believers! To mark the 10th anniversary of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, join us as we rewatch the entire series, one film at a time.

This time, we leave Midgard and learn that god is real – and he’s handsome as hell. How does the MCU balance fantasy with traditional superheroics, how much of the film is shot at a 45° angle, and which actor isn’t the way we remembered them?

THOR (2011)

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Tim + Alex Kill the Marvel Cinematic Universe: Iron Man 2

Welcome back, True Believers! This year marks the 10th anniversary of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, so we’ll be taking it on one film at a time, asking questions like: How do these movies stack up after a decade of the MCU? How was cinema’s first connected universe built? And what even is a superhero film?

This time, we’re discussing the MCU’s first sequel, and a film that’s often considered one of the weakest entries in the series. But is it really all that bad?

IRON MAN 2 (2010)

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Tim + Alex Kill the Marvel Cinematic Universe: Incredible Hulk

Welcome, True Believers, to our new monthly blog series! This year marks the 10th anniversary of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, so we’ll be taking it on one film at a time, asking questions like: How do these movies stack up after a decade of the MCU? How was cinema’s first connected universe built? And what even is a superhero film?

After covering Iron Man last month, this time we’re moving onto the black sheep of the Marvel family…

THE INCREDIBLE HULK (2008)

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Tim + Alex Kill the Marvel Cinematic Universe: Iron Man

Welcome, True Believers, to our new monthly blog series! This year marks the 10th anniversary of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, so we’ll be taking it on one film at a time, asking questions like: How do these movies stack up after a decade of the MCU? How was cinema’s first connected universe built? And what even is a superhero film?

We’ll be starting, unsurprisingly, with the very first MCU movie…

IRON MAN (2008)

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Top 5 Films of 2017

The calendar may officially have turned over to 2018 now, but that won’t stop us from looking back at the year that’s just gone. In that spirit, here’s five of 2017’s films that stood out as particularly excellent.

I cannot, unfortunately, claim to have seen all of this year’s films, so I’m sure there are obvious choices that escaped me. I’m particularly gutted I didn’t manage to make time for The Big Sick, Detroit, Logan Lucky and Call Me By Your Name, and I’m not sure if Don’t Think Twice even showed up in the UK, tragically. Hopefully by the time 2019 rolls around, I’ll have crossed at least some of those off my list, but until then, head below the cut for my Top Five from this year. Oh, and if you haven’t seen them, consider this your spoiler warning.

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