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The Best of the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s End Credit Sequences

The MCU films have done a great job of creating an interesting and diverse collection of end credit sequences that stand as miniature works of art in themselves. Whenever I’m seeing the latest Marvel release, I get a thrill from the inevitable smash cut to credits after another fun ride. Here’s my list of the best MCU end credit sequences!

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April 22, 2019

What I Read in 2018

In 2018, I read 50 books, just shy of my goal of reading an average of one book a week for the year. Instead of doing a top reads roundup as I have in past years, this year I decided to cover everything I read in one (truly enormous) post. Here’s my breakdown of the different genres I read and my thoughts on the books in each category.

February 27, 2019 · Leave a comment

An Olympic Feat: The Boys in the Boat Review

The 2016 Summer Olympics are just about to begin in Rio, so it was perfect timing that I picked up an account of a different set of Olympic Games held 80 years ago.

August 5, 2016 · Leave a comment

5 Bad Sci-Fi Action Movies That I Really Enjoy

Here are five films that may have tanked at the box office, or disappointed critics and certain audiences…but you will have to pry their discount DVD cases from my cold, dead hands.

July 25, 2016 · Leave a comment

Who Tells Your Story? Narrative in “The Shawshank Redemption”

More than just an excuse for a Morgan Freeman voice-over, the narration of The Shawshank Redemption ties into themes of story-telling, truth, and memory.

June 30, 2016 · Leave a comment

Top 10 of ’15: Best Books I’ve Read This Year

As this year comes to a close, it’s time for me to look back and select my favorite books that I’ve read this year. ┬áHere they are, in the order … Continue reading

December 29, 2015 · Leave a comment

Return of the Winter Soldier: How Star Wars Inspired Captain America

“He’s more machine now than man.”

December 7, 2015 · 2 Comments