All 13 episodes of ‘Daredevil’ Season 1 (2015), ranked (TV review)

In retrospect, I was destined to be a huge “Daredevil” fan before finally getting around to watching Season 1 (2015, Netflix) of this Marvel Cinematic Universe series. Frank Miller’s 1980s comics that redefined Daredevil into a grim vigilante heavily influenced Eastman & Laird’s invention of one of my favorite comics: “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.” Splinter comes from Stick, the Foot comes from the Hand, and the same ooze that gives Daredevil his heightened senses mutates the Turtles.

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An outsider’s take on the Marvel Cinematic Universe: ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ (2018) (Movie review)

This blog series chronicles my first viewing of the complete MCU movie saga. I’ll examine each film under various categories that reflect popular discussion points. Next up is the 19th film, “Avengers: Infinity War” (2018):

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First episode impressions: ‘Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger’ (TV review)

Writer and showrunner Joe Pokaski, no doubt drawing on what he learned as a writer on “Daredevil,” has crafted another winner for the Marvel Cinematic Universe with “Cloak & Dagger” (8 p.m. Eastern Thursdays on Freeform), which had a two-episode premiere this week. Based on a comic that debuted in 1983, it’s not as good as “Daredevil” – that’s a high bar – but it does borrow that show’s slow-burn mentality to immerse a viewer in these teens’ lives and particularly crummy parts of New Orleans.

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An outsider’s take on the Marvel Cinematic Universe: ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2’ (2017) (Movie review)

This blog series chronicles my first viewing of the complete MCU movie saga. I’ll examine each film under various categories that reflect popular discussion points. Next up is the 15th film, “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” (2017):

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An outsider’s take on the Marvel Cinematic Universe: ‘Captain America: Civil War’ (2016) (Movie review)

This blog series chronicles my first viewing of the complete MCU movie saga. I’ll examine each film under various categories that reflect popular discussion points. Next up is the 13th film, “Captain America: Civil War” (2016):

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