Agents of SHIELD articles

Johnny Blaze Finally Enters the Marvel Cinematic Universe on ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D’

Johnny Blaze Finally Enters the Marvel Cinematic Universe on ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D’

This season for Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D has been one of it’s best almost entirely to the addition of Robbie Reyes aka the Ghost Rider. This incarnation of the Spirit of Vengeance wasn’t met with great enthusiasm when initially announced back in Comic-Con. With most comic book fans wanting the classic version of the character Johnny


Diversity Aboveground: New Magneto Needed?

Nowadays, it can feel like Marvel is nothing but change. Thor, Wolverine and Hawkeye are women. Captain America is African-American. Spider-Man has a Latina mother and an African-American father. With the end of Secret Wars: House of M coming up on October 28, is it time for a new Magneto? The current Magneto, Erik Lehnsherr

The Monkey King

Diversity Aboveground: Monkey King’s Feat

Despite the increasing prevalence of imported entertainment from Hollywood, two of China’s most successful films this year were Chinese productions. Monkey King: Hero is Back aka Xi you ji zhi da sheng gui lai became China’s most successful animated release ever, beating out the previous record holder, Kung Fu Panda 2. Monster Hunt aka zhuōyāojì

Norman Reedus and Cat

Diversity Aboveground: Accepting Homosexuality

The world has come a long way in the acceptance of others. In the majority of the western hemisphere and Europe, homosexuals are allowed to marry or at the very least, have civil unions. Many are given rights against discrimination. Even in countries without any laws to help homosexuals, populations are becoming more and more

Amy Schumer

Diversity Aboveground: Ant-Man’s Racist Trainwreck?

Two very different films came out last weekend: Trainwreck and Ant-Man. How did both handle diversity? Was there a winner? Trainwreck Trainwreck is the first film directed by Judd Apatow where he wasn’t involved in the writing. Since his film directing debut, Apatow has been known for films about men who tend to be immature

Tammy and her grandmother

Diversity Aboveground: Flashback Friday- Tammy

Sometimes, there are works in the media that are ahead of their time or mis-categorized. They either fail or have a mediocre following before plunging into dark forgotten regions of Riley’s brain like Bing Bong. In Flashback Friday, those forgotten gems will be explored. This week it’s… Tammy was a dramedy released in time for

Marianne and Dawn

Diversity Aboveground: Strange Magic

Judging from its abysmal box office of less than thirteen million, most people didn’t see Strange Magic when it was released earlier this year. Perhaps it will have better luck on May 19th when the film will be released on physical and digital devices. Why does Strange Magic matter? First of all, the film revolves