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The official movie poster for Eternals. PUBLIC DOMAIN

“Eternals” was more like a sci-fi film than a superhero movie

Sydney Riddle November 15, 2021
The latest movie to join the Marvel Cinematic Universe, “Eternals” was released on Nov. 5. This is Marvel’s most diverse cast featuring Gemma Chan, Richard Madden, Salma Hayek, Kumail Nanjiani, Angelina Jolie and many more.
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The official cover of Marvel Studios, Shang-Chi and The Legend of Ten Rings. 

“Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings” review

Sydney Riddle September 22, 2021
If you are looking for a visually stunning movie that has action and comedy, “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings” would be a great addition to your must-see list. 
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The official poster for the movie Godzilla vs Kong. The film was released on March 31. PUBLIC DOMAN

Godzilla vs. Kong: A pure fun monster action violence spectacle

Ryan Baile April 23, 2021
Marvel and DC combined their cinematic universes to create an epic battle between two of the most famous movie monsters in the history of cinema: Godzilla and King Kong. “Godzilla vs. Kong” was released on March 31 in theaters and on HBO Max.
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The Disney Plus app is getting in the way of the Disney Plus hype

Isabelle Panza November 24, 2019
Disney Plus is showing promise in its competition with Netflix, but the app still has a few bugs to work out.
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Logo for Apple TV Plus. PROPERTY OF APPLE

November sees the launch of new streaming services Apple TV+ and Disney+

Alek Lewis November 3, 2019
Two new streaming services will launch this month — Apple TV+ on Nov. 1 and Disney+ on Nov. 12 — with new original exclusive titles. Both are priced under $10 a month.
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Album cover for Awesome Mix Vol. 1, the soundtrack for the Marvel hit Guardians of the Galaxy. PUBLIC DOMAIN

The Onion Bagel Reviews: One hour of “Ooga ooga ooga chacka”

Mike Adams March 31, 2019
The introduction to Blue Swede’s famous 1974 cover of Mark James’ “Hooked on a Feeling” contains the nonsense phrase “ooga ooga ooga chacka,” which is repeated through the first portion of the song. An individual cycle of three “oogas” and one “chacka” takes approximately two and one-tenth seconds to play through.
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The official poster for the movie Captain Marvel. It premiered on Friday, March 8, 2019. PUBLIC DOMAIN

“Captain Marvel,” the first female lead Marvel standalone film, holds its own

Alexander Bakirdan March 10, 2019
Captain Marvel is a must-see movie that looks, feels and sounds beautiful on the silver screen with laughs and tension at all the right moments.
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The Netflix poster for The Umbrella Academy. It is based on the comic book series written by the lead singer of My Chemical Romance Gerard Way. PUBLIC DOMAIN

Netflix’s “The Umbrella Academy” is dysfunction at its best

Karina Gerry March 3, 2019
Netflix’s new hit show, “The Umbrella Academy” has deviated from the classic superhero tale and comic giant, which might be the reason I’m dubbing it a must watch, but don’t worry this review will contain no spoilers.
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Stan Lee at the Phoenix Comicon in Phoenix, Arizona in 2011. Lee passed away GAGE SKIDMORE/WIKIMEDIA COMMONS VIA CC BY-SA 2.0

Stan Lee Obituary: Marvel Comics, cameos and being a real American hero

Emily Clute November 14, 2018
Stan Lee, pop culture icon and leader of a superhero revolution, has died at the age of 95 on Monday morning.
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Kevin Feige, Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Chadwick Boseman and Mark Ruffalo speaking at the 2017 San Diego Comic Con International, for Avengers: Infinity War. The film has made more than $400 million in domestic box offices and $1 billion worldwide. GAGE SKIDMORE/WIKIMEDIA COMMONS VIA CC BY-SA 2.0

Review: Avengers: Infinity War

Matthew Rainis May 6, 2018
Marvel has mastered the formula for fun and serviceable superhero films, but despite its scale and ambition, "Avengers: Infinity War" fails to propel itself above middling Marvel fare.
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Diversity has become the topic of conversation on college campuses across the United States in recent years. Stony Brook has a variety of affinity groups, two of which represent European culture.  WONDER WOMAN0731/FLICKR VIA CC-BY-2.0

Does diversity really matter?

Diva Dotson April 29, 2018
If Stony Brook really cares about diversity, then we should hear more about European culture.
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Chadwick Boseman speaks at the Black Panther panel at the 2017 San Diego Comic Con International. GAGE SKIDMORE/FLICKR VIA CC BY-SA 2.0

Stony Brook students reflect on the inspiration of “Black Panther” during Black History Month

Adubi Oluwabukunmi February 26, 2018
The latter discussion brought the new Marvel movie “Black Panther” to the front of everyone’s mind as an inspiring depiction of black culture and heritage.
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