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Bob "MovieBob" Chipman shares his insight into all things cinematic every Friday.

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A common complaint regarding Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. is that it hasn't delivered a ton of Marvel Universe characters. Here's 10 Marvel types that would make a good guest spot.

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The Monuments Men is a good movie that feels like it ought to've been great, but somehow it doesn't quite get there

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If I were to start a conversation about "Geek Privilege" the first thing I'd probably want to address is my own growing discomfort with unironically claiming the privilege of using words like "culture" or "community" to draw some kind of parallel between the nerd/fandom pop-ephemera and actual marginalized groups.

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Troma is one of the most infamous grindhouse production companies in the world. Bob meets Lloyd Kaufmann and checks out his newest flick, an schlocky lesbians-versus-mutants high school romp.

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Raze is a movie that's nakedly, even proudly, made out of other movies. A lot of the time that doesn't work. But sometimes, somebody actually finds the recipe for gold in the alchemy of pastiche.

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Here are five things you rascally whippersnappers ought to be demanding Hollywood, etc. do now that you are the demographic masters of their destiny.

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2014 has only just arrived, and already feels like a year that movie history is gearing up to overlook. Nonetheless, 2014 is here for now and contains a good number of releases that at least have my interest piqued.

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James Thurber's original 1939 story might be the ur-text of the 20th Century "Lovable Loser" trope. The Secret Life of Walter Mitty manages to bungle that pedigree to no end.

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Scorsese is known as a dramatist. Wolf is probably the first truly great work of comic filmmaking he's managed.

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A humble, hardworking British author - a woman no less, struggling for acceptance in a quite distinctly patriarchal business - is sought after to approve a movie based on one of her books; one to which she is very personally attached.

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Actress and Miss Israel 2004 Gal Gadot has been officially cast as Wonder Woman: Here's the questions that remain.

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Frozen can count among its myriad charms the one thing you just never expect to see from an animation studio whose signature brand is rigidly-formulaic retellings of stories so old your great-grandmother grew up hearing them.

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Shorter DVD windows, the advent of streaming, etc have all made serialized storytelling the go-to business model for motion-picture entertainment. However, not everyone does it well.

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Yes, my critic brethern. Much the same as "white music" journalists eventually had to suck it up and acknowledge hip-hop as a legit genre, "nerd culture" is now simply part of "culture."

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Blockbuster was my first paying job. It's an experience I recall with mixed emotions.