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The Avengers

See The Avengers on Amazon.com.

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Ultimate Frisbee

Order some schwarma, because we’ve assembled a powerful panel to discuss Earth’s mightiest heroes. Our Summer of Marvel continues with a re-examination of three films we originally reviewed when they were released: “The Avengers”, “Avengers: Age of Ultron”, and “Captain America: Civil War”, which is really an Avengers movie when you think about it. How do they hold up? What works and, in hindsight, what doesn’t? Which characters benefit from Joss Whedon’s screenwriting tics, and which do not?

Jason Snell with Mois├ęs Chiullan, Lisa Schmeiser, Dan Moren, Dr. Drang and Nathan Alderman

Defocused 45

Asgardian Go-Bag

Dan and Joe talk about an obscure classic: Marvel’s The Avengers (2012).

Joe Rosensteel and Dan Sturm

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Nick Fury's Google Hangout

Avengers assemble! We discuss Joss Whedon’s Marvel movie, which has been a hit with audiences and critics. But some members of our panel don’t agree. How much do expectations factor in to one’s enjoyment of a movie? Has the bar for summer action blockbusters been set too low by the likes of “Transformers 2”? Should every action-adventure movie aspire to be something more? Why is this the first time that the Hulk has been portrayed properly in a film? Grab your cosmic cubes and prepare for 90 minutes of movie-smashing discussion.

Jason Snell with Andy Ihnatko, Dan Moren, John Siracusa and Ben Boychuk

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He Who Controls Mr. Peanut Controls the World

Discussing Joss Whedon, from Buffy to Firefly (to the Avengers?) and everything in between. What’s the appeal? What are our favorite episodes? Why did Firefly die young and leave a great-looking corpse?

Jason Snell with Dan Moren, John Siracusa and Serenity Caldwell