Jeff York

The Zenith of the Ass-Kicking Female Action Hero

The Zenith of the Ass-Kicking Female Action Hero

At the Oscars this year, Brie Larson, Gal Gadot, and Sigourney Weaver presented the music awards while trumpeting the powerful women they played in, respectively, Captain Marvel, Wonder Woman, and Alien. Weaver even cracked about how they were going to go out and start their own ‘fight club’ after the show. Indeed, female action heroes […]

 Jeff York

“Spider-Man: Far from Home” Spins a Modest and Satisfying Tale

“Spider-Man: Far from Home” Spins a Modest and Satisfying Tale

Where should the Marvel Cinematic Universe go after the epic, all-hands-on-deck finale of Avengers: Endgame? It looks like Spider-Man: Far from Home has the right idea. This Spidey sequel tells a story that’s smaller, more intimate, and with a distinct emphasis on character.  It may not reach the heights that last year’s animated and Academy […]

 Jeff York

The Five Best Narrative Surprises That Elevated “Avengers: Endgame”

The Five Best Narrative Surprises That Elevated “Avengers: Endgame”

It’s not surprising that Avengers: Endgame beat a half dozen box office records this past weekend including the biggest worldwide opening ever ($1.2 billion). What is startling is how well Marvel Studios managed to keep such a tight lid on the many narrative surprises in the concluding chapter to last year’s Avengers: Infinity War. Marvel […]

 Brock Swinson

“Never Underestimate The Power Of Simplicity & Emotion.” Screenwriter Scott Rosenberg On ‘Venom,’ Starring Tom Hardy

“Never Underestimate The Power Of Simplicity & Emotion.” Screenwriter Scott Rosenberg On ‘Venom,’ Starring Tom Hardy

Creative Screenwriting Magazine spoke with prolific screenwriter Scott Rosenberg about his writing career. He spoke about writing the newly minted Marvel Comic offering, Venom and what it took to get it to the screen.  When asked how he became attached to Venom, a lesser known character in` the Marvel Universe, he replied, “I had subscriptions to […]

 Jeff York

Little Things Make a Big Difference in “Ant-Man and the Wasp”

Little Things Make a Big Difference in “Ant-Man and the Wasp”

Of all the Marvel Cinematic Universe properties, Ant-Man is inherently the most comical. Tony Stark may be a glib smart-ass, and Thor, a vain-glorious beef head, but a superhero who can shrink down to the size of a dime immediately trumps all comers with physics. And despite the more serious tones in the MCU’s “Black […]