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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 November 29

Crowder is Born
It was on this day in Texarkana, Texas in 1971 when David Wallace Crowder was born. In 1996, he was the lead vocalist of the David Crowder Band who released six studio albums, two live albums, four EPs and on compilation album. In 2012, the group broke up and Crowder began going it alone. His debut solo album, Neon Steeple, was released in May of 2014. His most recent album, American Prodigal, was released on September 23, 2016.


Actress Natalie Wood Drowns
Though the drowning of actress Natalie Wood happened back on this day in 1981, her death is still ruled a mystery. Wood, her husband Robert Wagner and Christopher Walken were aboard the couple’s yacht, “The Splendor,” which was moored off Santa Catalina, California. Wood and Walken were working together in the film Brainstorm during the time. It has been suspected that Wood somehow slipped overboard while untying the dinghy attached to the boat, but some also think that Wagner is responsible for her death, but nobody knows for sure what really happened. Wagner and Woods had married twice from 1957-1962 and 1974 until the time of her death. The case has been opened and shut a few times since 1981, with no concrete answers. Yet.


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