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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…

This Day in Pop Culture for April 23

'The Real Wedding Crashers' began to air on April 23, 2007.

'The Real Wedding Crashers'

It was on this day in 2007 that NBC aired the first episode The Real Wedding Crashers loosely based on Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson’s 2005 comedy, The Wedding Crashers. The reality prank TV series was produced by Ashton Kutcher’s production company who set up various stunts to be played by actors at different real weddings. The bride and groom were always in on the joke. The show starred Steve Byrne, Ben Gleib, Desi Lydic, Catherine Reitman, and Gareth Reynolds.Six episodes of the show were filmed but only four of them actually aired before NBC cancelled the show for good.



"New Coke" first appeared on store shelves on April 23, 1985.

New Coke is Put on Store Shelves

One of America’s products biggest flops arrived on store shelves on this day in 1985. After a long and successful run with its original formula, Coca-Cola decided to create “the new taste of Cola-Cola” with “New Coke.” Those old enough to remember know that the marketing for the new product was a complete failure. Three months later, the red cans came back on the shelves re-branded as “Coca Cola Classic.” Many have speculated that the change in formula was just a big marketing stunt, but Coke has always maintained that the “new” Coke was just an attempt to replace the original product. The fools.

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