Your Captain America: Civil War Study Guide

Captain America Civil War

Captain America: Civil War will be released in North America this week and the film marks the 13th film and first step into Phase Three of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). The MCU began in 2008 with the release of Iron Man and since then, we’ve had 12 movies, four television series, and five short films added to the sprawling narrative. With two more films and a new television series premiering this year alone, we thought now would be a good time to stop and get caught up.

While there are definitely some people out there who have watched every single piece of this giant puzzle, the vast majority of movie-goers have probably only seen specific parts. Maybe you’ve seen every Iron Man and Captain America movie but none of the Thors. Maybe you’ve only watched the Netflix series (Daredevil and Jessica Jones, so far) but none of the films. Or maybe you’ve popped in for the big team-up Avengers films but not bothered with any of their solo adventures.

Whatever your commitment level to the series, I’ve compiled the best ways for you to get caught up/generally hyped up before seeing Captain America: Civil War.

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Friday Link Roundup – CinemaCon Edition


This week CinemaCon 2016 was held at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. The convention refers to itself as “the largest and most important gathering of movie theater owners from around the world.” It is the official convention of The National Association of Theater Owners (wait, NATO?) and it has been getting progressively bigger since it […]

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An Easter Parade GIF Roundup

Easter Parade GIF

A very Happy Easter to all of our fans. As a gift to you, we present this Easter Parade GIF Roundup. For those unfamiliar with the film, it’s a 1948 Judy Garland and Fred Astaire musical about vaudeville, hats, and an old guy creepin’ on a young pretty woman (classic Hollywood!). Astaire was 49 when […]

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Battle Royale: Into the Woods

PBS v. Disney, Peters v. Streep, Gleason v. Blunt. We’ve all been clamouring for it. Which performance of Into the Woods songs is the best? I’m comparing the PBS American Playhouse version, which included most of the original Broadway cast and aired on PBS in 1991, with the 2014 film adaptation. The PBS version is […]

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A User’s Guide to the Manic Pixie Dream Girl

Since it was coined in a 2007 A.V. Club review of Elizabethtown, the term Manic Pixie Dream Girl has been used to describe everyone from Zooey Deschanel’s character in (500) Days of Summer to Zooey Deschanel, the real-life human being. On its surface, the label of Manic Pixie Dream Girl appears to be no more […]

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