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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…

'Secrets And Lies': What's New This Season?

Secrets and Lies season premiere is September 25, 2016.
Juliette Lewis, Mekia Cox, Michael Ealy and Terry O' Quinn (ABC)
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Secrets and Lies, the crime drama mystery show on ABC was originally conceived as a limited series during the summer of 2015. The first season starred Ryan Phillippe who played Ben Crawford, a man hounded by Juliette Lewis' Detective Andrea Cornell's icy stare every week as she tried to uncover who killed the young neighbor boy down the street with all roads leading to Crawford as the guilty party … only he didn't do it.

Secrets and Lies was a hit, but its story line ran out. ABC renewed the show for another year with Lewis being the only character to come back and the show. This season will focus on a whole new case and family for Cornelle to make miserable in the process. Cornell is the heart of the show despite the fact that Lewis' character is largely unlikeable. Secrets and lies was to appear again last summer, but ABC re-thought that decision and moved the show to a fall premiere instead.

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