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‘Captain Marvel’ Brings On the Girl Power

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It only seems right that Captain Marvel is being released on 2019’s International Women's Day. Since 2008’s Iron-Man, Marvel has presented a good chain, albeit a bit short, of strong women characters starting with Pepper Potts. Black Widow became the first Marvel female superhero to grace the screens in Iron-Man 2 followed by Scarlet Witch, Gamora, Mantis, The Wasp, Okoye and Shuri. But today, Brie Larson heads the first female-driven superhero movie for Marvel Studios.

Let’s just get this out of the way – this movie packs a “girl power” punch without putting men down in the process. While their intentions are good, too many films try to present a message of female empowerment while emasculating men in the process. Sure, the opposite has been true for many years, but this is no way to move on with injustice and certainly isn’t a message that today’s girls need to here.

Marvel Studios has toyed with an “anything you can do, I can do better” attitude between its men and…

Horror Documentary ‘Rats’ Is Morgan Spurlock’s Latest Endeavor

Information about Morgan Spurlock's latest documentary "Rats."
Rats is the next documentary from Morgan Spurlock (Inqusitr)
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Known for documentaries with unusual takes on a variety of subject matter like fast food (Supersize Me), men’s grooming and manscaping (Mansome), and advertising (The Greatest Movie Ever Sold), Morgan Spurlock has just unleashed his latest endeavor at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF): the horror documentary Rats. The Academy Award-nominated director and producer, along with co-producer Jeremy Chilnick, premiered his latest film on September 13 as a “Midnight Madness” screening. According to Real Screen, during the 40 years that the festival has gone on, only seven documentaries have premiered there and Rats is the only one to be scheduled at such a time slot because no one thinks of documentaries as horror flicks, but that has apparently changed.

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