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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…

Amy Grant Hosts ‘Tennessee Christmas’ Special

Amy Grant's Tennesse Christmas
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And you thought the Hallmark Channel was only about sappy Christmas movies. Tonight the network hosts Amy Grant’s Tennessee Christmas where she will be sharing family Christmas memories and beloved traditions alongside singing a light on the charities that are to close to her heart. The special includes special guests Vince Gill (her husband), Michael W. Smith and Kellie Pickler. The special airs at 6:00 p.m.

Amy Grant and Micheal W. Smith also perform together for this year’s CMA Country Christmas on ABC. That special will air on December 8 and again on December 22 both at 8:00 p.m.

To see what other Christmas TV specials are on this year, check out our Ultimate Guide to Christmas Specials for 2018.

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