The Morning Read: Marvel History, Movie Blindspots and the Spoils of Summer

By  · Published on September 2nd, 2013

The best writing from around the movie website-o-sphere.

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“Marvel superheroes in film – in pictures” – Okay, so this violates the “read” portion of the feature, but it’s pretty fascinating to look back at Marvel movies throughout the years and note that 1) Captain America is their bedrock and 2) so is the guy who plays him. Also, Howard the Duck, people.

“A Journey Through the Eclipse Series: Akira Kurosawa’s The Men Who Tread On The Tiger’s Tail” – The latest entry in Criterion Cast’s ongoing series greets an overlooked group of fierce warriors.

“Just how bad was the summer movie season?” – Over at The Dissolve, Matt Singer moves beyond Rotten Tomatoes to provide several excellent arguments as to why we saw “average” as “terrible.”

“Big Question: What well known movie have you never seen?” – Capping a week of evocative responses, Drew McWeeny’s last query gets filmmakers like Judd Apatow to admit what they’ve missed.

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