The Origin Story of Martin Luther King Jr.
How the civil-rights hero honed his preaching skills and prophetic vision at a Northern liberal seminary.
Comes of Age from Amazon. In this age of the blockbuster superhero movie, audiences have come to expect the hero's origin story. Why does he wear that cape?
Why We Need Wonder Woman
Even when it falters, the new female-led film brings freshness to the superhero flick.
Opinion | Pop Culture. Why We Need Wonder Woman. Even when it falters, the new female-led film brings freshness to the superhero flick. Alicia Cohn.
The Real Story Behind Ray Rice Speaking at Liberty
What does a former abuser talk about at a Christian college? Repentance.
experiences as an abuse survivor. “But I don't want to speak for her,” he added. “She's a strong woman, a superhero.”. When it comes to the Christian
In 'Spider-Man: Homecoming,' Greatness Starts with Becoming a Servant
Peter Parker has finally entered the Marvel Cinematic Universe—but he can't join the Avengers until he practices the heroic discipline of humility.
The latest superhero movie can sometimes feel like the last one, with over-quippy dialogue and shallow themes—especially if it's one of a few recent Marvel Cinematic Universe films.
‘Thor: Ragnarok’ Invites Us to a Bright, Boisterous Duel with Death
The God of Thunder's return to the big screen strikes a timely balance between gravitas, humor, and big, dumb fun.
Right from its opening scene, Ragnarok is a colorful, campy sendup of the superhero genre, even as its storyline and thematic elements are decidedly morbid.
In ‘Logan’, Wolverine Confronts the Wages of Sin
Hugh Jackman's final performance as the iconic mutant brings him face to face with his own mortality.
In its look at human frailty and death, James Mangold's Logan is unlike any superhero film ever produced—and it just may change the genre for good.
Ant-Man has all the right parts, but it's time for Marvel to start taking the issues it raises seriously.
Paul Rudd in 'Ant-Man'. Marvel Studios has done it again: Ant-Man is a good superhero movie. I want that Marvel back. I want to see superhero stories that entertain and engage.
The Leadership Strength of Vulnerability
In a moment of defenselessness, my husband became a great leader.
do faith.”. 2. Vulnerability establishes original identity. I love superhero stories. The a hero. The origin story becomes part of the superhero's identity. Each
The Amazing Spider-Man 2
When it's good, it's very very good, and when it's bad it's perfunctory.
Mpaa Rating PG-13. Genre Superhero. Directed By Marc Webb. Run Time 2 hours 22 minutes. It's tough to be a good superhero movie. (Perhaps: "good" superhero movie.).
The Critics Roundup: 'The Best of Me' and 'The Flash'
A faster superhero show and yet another forgettable Sparks romance.
The Critics Roundup: 'The Best of Me' and 'The Flash'. A faster superhero show and yet another forgettable Sparks romance. Larisa Kline| October 17
Whatever Happened to Wonder Woman?
Modern female superheroes barely stand for anything. It wasn’t always this way.
The women who do appear in today's superhero movies as more than merely a romantic foil remain overtly sexualized in comparison to the male heroes, and the Wonder Woman movie
The Most ‘Epic’ Part of DC’s ‘Powerless’ Is Mundane Mortal Man
Despite a lackluster premiere, the NBC sitcom brings some much-needed humanity to a superhuman universe.
Most reviewers appreciate its hybrid concept, though some find its blend of superhero action and workplace comedy an unstable mix, with others arguing that its actual humor falls flat.
The Broken Hands of Doctor Strange
What Marvel’s latest hero movie teaches us about engaging suffering.
explosions. I agree with Justin Chang (Los Angeles Times): “It's nice to see a superhero movie where the skyscrapers do more than blow up for a change.”.