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‘Captain Marvel’ is almost marvelous

“Captain Marvel” is a movie in an awkward position. The Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) demands that it establish its most powerful, explosive superhero yet, explain Nick Fury’s eye, indicate the first hints of the Avengers, explore an Infinity Stone and introduce Ronin the Accuser (who we see in the “Guardians of the Galaxy” movie), all…

Judd Apatow’s ‘Trainwreck’ inverts gender norms, yields to rom-com clichés

Writer Amy Schumer and director Judd Apatow invert the tired gender roles of the classic “playboy doesn’t believe in love but ends up with his soul mate” storyline in their hilarious new movie “Trainwreck.” Unfortunately, though interesting, this gender play is the only new change to an otherwise stale formula. Regardless, Schumer and Apatow make…