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2018’s Best Bits, Part Two: 25-1

Another year is coming to a close. And so, once again, Tim + Alex put their heads together to figure out what the best stuff of the past 12 months has been: music, comics, TV shows, movies, and the rest… This is our comprehensive guide to everything that made surviving 2018 worthwhile.

You can find our first 25 picks here, but below, in rough ascending order, are our absolute favourite things of the year.

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2018’s Best Bits, Part One: 50-26

Another year is coming to a close. And so, once again, Tim + Alex put their heads together to figure out what the best stuff of the past 12 months has been: music, comics, TV shows, live events… Here’s the first part of our comprehensive guide to everything that made surviving 2018 worthwhile.

We’ll be back in a week to count down the top 25 things of the year. But for now, let’s get started…

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Tim + Alex Kill the Marvel Cinematic Universe: Iron Man 3

We’re back! After wrapping up Phase One with our Avengers Assemble special, and an ebook collection of our words on the first five entries to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, we took a little time off to catch our breath. Now it’s time to jump the hell back in, with…

IRON MAN 3 (2013)

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eBook: Tim + Alex Kill The Marvel Cinematic Universe, Phase One

Our latest monthly Patreon-funded ebook is here!

This time, we’ve collected our discussions on the first six films in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, plus guest contributions from some of our favourite friends and writers, into nearly 150 pages of Marvelly goodness.

You can get it from the Tim + Alex Patreon, by pledging as little as $1 – which will also get you access to all our previous ebooks.

Download the Tim + Alex Kill The MCU Phase One ebook.

Tim + Alex + Friends Kill The Marvel Cinematic Universe: Avengers Assemble!

Having reached the conclusion of Phase One in our Marvel Cinematic Universe retrospective, we wanted to do something a little special to recognise the unique (at the time) achievement of The Avengers.

We assembled our own group of remarkable people to find out their favourite moments from Phase One, giving those memorable scenes a final chance to shine before we head into the green pastures of Phase Two. Did your own personal favourite make the cut? Read on to find out…

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Tim + Alex Kill the Marvel Cinematic Universe: The Avengers

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.

We’ve finally reached the end of Phase One, and all the threads of our last five installments are being drawn together as Earth’s Mightiest Heroes assemble for the first time. Does it all add up to a single story, and if so, who’s the protagonist? How neatly do these disparate characters gel? And why does Alex like MCU Hawkeye so much? Find out below the cut.

THE AVENGERS (2012)

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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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