The Complete Review and Recap of Avengers: Endgame and Phase 3 of the MCU
- John Tuttle
Avengers: Endgame Making History, Sculptures Below the Sea, Prehistoric Doggerland, and the U.S.-China Trade Negotiations
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It goes without saying that MASSIVE SPOILERS ensue, so if you haven’t seen Endgame —
In early April, Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI wrote an article concerning the sexual abuse scandals within the Catholic Church. The outcry made massive headlines the world over. The German scholar notes,
“The extent and gravity of the reported incidents has deeply distressed priests as well as laity, and has caused more than a few to call into question the very Faith of the Church. It was necessary to send out a strong message, and seek out a new beginning, so to make the Church again truly cred...
The Star Wars franchise has always been chock full of symbolism. The saga’s creator, George Lucas, has said that one of the goals behind the initial writing of the story was a desire to provide a religious experience to the audience, something he saw people craving and searching for. Obviously, some very Christian elements have been employed. Elsewhere, Lucas has suggested that the primary films contained in the trilogies begin to take on a certain poetical aspect of repeating a...
A heaping wallop of recency bias may be in play here, but Avengers: Endgame is the biggest and most anticipated moviegoing experience of this century. Maybe ever! Infinity War left us all clamoring for more universe-bending Marvel mashups…and some closure after a certain purple humanoid snapped his fingers.
How does one prepare for this 3+ hour behemoth of a movie? Who dies? Will Ant-Man actually carry out what the entirety of meme culture wants him to do to Thanos? Members of the MovieBabble...
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Marvel’s imaginary land of Wakanda is much like ancient Egypt in a way. Its people live in simplicity, yet magnificent technology is displayed in their civilization that remains unknown to the rest of the world. The people of ancient Egypt were primarily fed by a single supreme staple: bread. This unassuming product carried the nation from day to day, providing a common item which was entirely necessary for sustenance.
It was this same product which would miraculously feed the I...
War and societal strife have plagued humanity for centuries. During our Lord’s public ministry, He specifically addressed the need for peace in matters of one or more parties feeling wronged by another. The virtue is called for in one of the eight Beatitudes. Jesus says, “Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God.” (Mt. 5:9)
Many children’s dilemmas are solved by simple means. Peace does not have to be some complex goal. However, peace (in regards to its existe...
The Groom George a Silver Egg Coddler with eagle finial
Upon four dainty, curved limbs the bulk of my frame stands, erect and never floundering. The bulk is more of a hybrid between a globe and a chest. Covered from head to foot in iridescent skin, I stand. Do I grow tired? Only in the scenery, never in chore. Within my loins I prepare some morsels for the family, a simple yet so enriching part of many a meal. For I incubate eggs unto the boiling point, serving them to utter perfection: warm,...
Ours is a world over which technology and pop culture are constantly swaying dominance, especially in society. The concrete jungle, being built ever higher and more expansive, allows the bombardment of media and entertainment to reach us with ease. Like any endeavor of technology, this cultural saturation brings with it both the good and the bad. In this changing media landscape, how is the Catholic to partake in and engage with this culture?
The linguistic background of our English term cult...
Sheree La Puma
1st movement – impulse
I went to rehab twice, once
for guilt, once for depression,
surviving the crash that starts
with mother. More than a crash,
a massacre. 10 pounds of sorrow
in my fingertips, forced to color,
other people’s dreams.
thirsting for a blank ~
2nd movement – love
I am the struggle, day into night,
suicidal joy, private/intimate, the story
that lives inside you like a French
poem, like the island of the dead,
not dead, death reworked,
like Pathétique, by...
By John Tuttle
The adventure story has a fond place in many a heart, especially my own. Our lives are our own adventures, with every day a new path on which to trek into the unknown. The action-adventure story often starts with a bit of a jolt or a jump.
Take J.R.R. Tolkien’s epic The Lord of the Rings, for instance. It is the story of the courageous happenings surrounding peculiar small creatures: hobbits, the most unlikely of peoples to display valor in the face of extreme peril. Yet, it is...
Imagine a film with all the sweeping grandeur of the classic Ben-Hur added to the action-adventure thrill the likes of The Magnificent Seven. (I refer to both of the originals, not the remakes.) Throw in a splendid cast akin to the talents of any Steven Spielberg-quality production, and you simply have a humdinger of a film. And it’s a memorable and outstanding one at that.
For Greater Glory (2012) grabs one’s attention as well as one’s heart. It is expertly filmed and, at times, fancifully e...
Into The Spider-Verse has quickly become one of, if not, the most highly regarded Spider-Man movie of all time.
Just about everybody in the circle of cinema criticism has given positive feedback on the latest animated Marvel venture brought to the big screen. A hit of late 2018, it seemed to be the Black Panther of December.
A heartwarming movie with about just as much drama as any live-action MCU film, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse was sensational. And it 100% deserved its Golden Globe! ...