The latest Marvel superhero movie, “Spider-Man: Far from Home,” reminds us that appearances can be deceiving as we follow the story of Peter Parker after the events of “Avengers: Endgame.” What can we learn from his story? How can we see beyond the illusions in our own lives?
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Netflix will begin streaming the classic anime series “Neon Genesis Evangelion” next week, a series that explores themes of war and violence, along with the psychological toll that it can have on combatants. All of which are relevant themes after the commemoration of the 75th anniversary of D-Day earlier this month.
The surprising success of “Pokémon Detective Pikachu,” starring Ryan Reynolds and Justice Smith, comes from its ability to stay true to a driving theme of the storyline of the games and anime: it is the bond between us that leads to success.
“Avengers: Endgame” brings a satisfying conclusion to the 22 movies from Marvel Studios over the last eleven years. Confronting the evil of Thanos, all of the Avengers, including Captain America, Thor, and Iron Man, struggle with their motivations as they move from heartbreak to hope. The film is less about “how” the heroes will defeat Thanos, and more about the “why” that motivates them all.
Marvel Studios will release “Avengers: Endgame” on April 26th, and everyone wants to know: what is coming? Superheroes, from Iron Man and Captain America to Black Panther and Captain Marvel, teach us about humanity and the ethics behind our actions. So how will the conclusion of this phase of the Marvel Cinematic Universe play out? Here are three theories that would provide meaningful insights into our own humanity.
Want to change people’s minds on abortion? Change how you change their minds.
After backlash at the Oscars, this year’s Academy Awards featured diversity in presenter, nominees, and winners. Meanwhile, the Catholic Church held a historic summit at the Vatican on the sex abuse crisis. Are these signs of real change?
Sin, the horror of chance, and maybe a little hope in “Annihilation,” a book by Jeff VanderMeer. Made into a film by Alex Garland starring Natalie Portman and Oscar Isaac. Currently streaming on Amazon Prime.
Unplanned pregnancy. Family reactions. This Oscar-worthy movie looks at the gray areas of life.
An intimate and personal WWI documentary from “Lord of the Rings” director Peter Jackson.