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POD SAVE OUR SCREEN #54: GIMMIE MY BLACK WIDOW MOVIE

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In this EPIC POD SAVE OUR SCREEN Maria and Blake get hammered by The Raid: Berandal; get proper gushy over The Grand Budapest Hotel; debate the awesome of The Lego Movie; talk how Divergent the film is BETTER than the book; the frustration of The Other Woman; how Muppets Most Wanted sells out; and how Captain America: The Winter Soldier is both awesome and an advertorial for a solo Black Widow film.

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REVIEW: The Monuments Men (George Clooney – 2014)

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With this subject matter, gorgeous production design and an incredible ensemble on both sides of the lens one would expect this to be yet another home run for Clooney and Heslov (the team behind Argo and Good Night and Good Luck). Unfortunately, the beautiful moments contained within the often divergent threads of the story don’t gel into a masterpiece comparable to the art they’re trying to salvage.

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REVIEW: Captain America: The Winter Soldier (Anthony and Joe Russo – 2014)

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One of the most resonant moments in The Avengers is when Captain America is chatting to Nick Fury about reacclimatising to contemporary life. Chris Evans delivers this line, loaded with melancholy “When I went under, the world was at war. I wake up, they say we won. They didn’t say what we lost.” In Captain America: The Winter Soldier co-directors Joe and Anthony Russo send Steve Rogers into a 70s conspiracy thrill ride that uses S.H.I.E.L.D to question what America has become.

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