Hello dear readers, and welcome to our Marvel Cinematic Universe Power Rankings!  Marvel Studios gifted us with a treat this year of 3 MCU movies (sorry Deadpool fans, but not sorry) between February and July.  Two of those movies made a strong case for the contentious #1 spot, and it was the most difficult ranking for me to do yet. Where do Black Panther, Infinity War, and Ant-Man & The Wasp stack up in the ever-expanding Marvel catalog?  Let’s take a look! In order to facilitate these rankings, I want to share how I think about these movies in order to rank them.  My rubricRead More →

infinity war

Welcome, friends, to another episode of The Geek Embassy Watches!  This week we discuss the most anticipated movie of the summer – Avengers: Infinity War!  This two-and-a-half hour superhero flick promises to be the capstone for every Marvel Studios movie from the last ten years.  In this spoiler-laden episode, Dante, Regina, Tahani, Evan, and Max talk about everything Infinity War: bromances, emotional stakes, Infinity War‘s place among the pantheon of Marvel films, and even the kitchen refrigerator. Check out our MCU Recaps for Phase One, Phase Two, and Phase Three in case you missed any of the movies and need some refreshers before watching Infinity War. You can listen toRead More →

Holy smokes, y’all.  Go see Infinity War, like, yesterday.  In case you haven’t, here are the final recaps of the MCU.  The Phase 3 films include Captain America: Civil War, Doctor Strange, Guardians of the Galaxy vol. 2, Spider-Man: Homecoming, Thor: Ragnarok, and Black Panther.  All of these movies are extremely important in the ramp up to Infinity War.  I’d strongly suggest watching all of them if you haven’t, but if you don’t have the time, I’ve got your back. Captain America: Civil War After the events of Age of Ultron, General Thaddeus “Thunderbolt” Ross calls the Avengers together to present the Sokovia Accords, anRead More →

You came back?  Great! Pre-releases of Avengers: Infinity War debut tonight, Thursday, April 26, and I’m here to fill the gaps in case you missed anything from the MCU Phase Two!  This article covers the following films: Iron Man 3, Thor: The Dark World, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Guardians of the Galaxy, Avengers: Age of Ultron, and Ant-Man. And for our after-credits scene today (it’s Marvel, there’s always an after-credits scene) I give you the locations of all known Infinity Stones!  Check back next week for the Phase 3 recap! Obviously, spoilers abound. Iron Man 3 Several years in the past, Tony Stark blows offRead More →

Perhaps you heard that there’s a movie coming out on April 27th called Avengers: Infinity War.  The Avengers became an overnight sensation in 2008 with the surprise success of Iron Man, and indelibly ingrained themselves into the annals of American pop culture.  Over the last couple of weeks, I went on a tear through the Marvel Cinematic Universe and watched all 18 MCU movies in anticipation of Infinity War’s release.  What I have for you today is the condensed-est* of all condensed recaps in 3 parts.  This is an exercise in short-form storytelling. You get six recaps in 3-5 sentences and major plot points toRead More →

black panther

Greetings, Geeks, and welcome to the latest episode of The Geek Embassy Watches! This week we watch Black Panther, the latest in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and a top contender for the most socially significant movie this year. And it’s only February! Black Panther Plot Recap After the death of King T’Chaka during the events of Captain America: Civil War, Prince T’Challa returns home to Wakanda, a secluded nation in eastern Africa that presents itself as a third-world country but in reality is the most technologically advanced nation in the world thanks to their monopoly on the metal called vibranium.  After being coronated as theRead More →

marvel's runaways

Greetings, Geeks! The latest in the TGE Watches series: We discuss Marvel’s Runaways, the latest in the MCU airing weekly on Hulu. For our first episode, we discuss episodes 1-4 of the series. We meet our heroes and our villains. See things that cannot be unseen. Watch and wait as the story unfolds. See our insights about episodes 1-4, episodes 5-6. and 7-8-9. Official Marvel’s Runaways Description There are times when pretty much every teenager thinks his or her parents are evil — but what if it was actually true? That’s the situation six Los Angeles teenagers find themselves in when they stumble upon a terrible secret andRead More →

marvel's runaways

Greetings, Geeks! The latest in the TGE Watches series: We discuss Marvel’s Runaways, the latest in the MCU airing weekly on Hulu. For our first episode, we discuss episodes 1-4 of the series. We meet our heroes and our villains. See things that cannot be unseen. Watch and wait as the story unfolds. See our insights about episodes 1-4 and episodes 5-6. Official Marvel’s Runaways Description There are times when pretty much every teenager thinks his or her parents are evil — but what if it was actually true? That’s the situation six Los Angeles teenagers find themselves in when they stumble upon a terrible secretRead More →

marvel's runaways

Greetings, Geeks! The latest in the TGE Watches series: We discuss Marvel’s Runaways, the latest in the MCU airing weekly on Hulu. For our first episode, we discuss episodes 1-4 of the series. We meet our heroes and our villains. See things that cannot be unseen. Watch and wait as the story unfolds. Official Marvel’s Runaways Description There are times when pretty much every teenager thinks his or her parents are evil — but what if it was actually true? That’s the situation six Los Angeles teenagers find themselves in when they stumble upon a terrible secret and realize that their parents have been lying toRead More →

marvel's runaways

Greetings, Geeks! The latest in the TGE Watches series: We discuss Marvel’s Runaways, the latest in the MCU airing weekly on Hulu. For our first episode, we discuss episodes 1-4 of the series. We meet our heroes and our villains. See things that cannot be unseen. Watch and wait as the story unfolds. Official Marvel’s Runaways Description There are times when pretty much every teenager thinks his or her parents are evil — but what if it was actually true? That’s the situation six Los Angeles teenagers find themselves in when they stumble upon a terrible secret and realize that their parents have been lyingRead More →