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Poll: Moviegoers want a Black Widow solo film for Scarlett Johansson

usatoday.com — The fans have spoken, Marvel: They want Black Widow to have her own superhero movie. And when it comes to existing solo films, they're Team Cap all the way.

Catching up with the Avengers before 'Civil War'

Catching up with the Avengers before 'Civil War'
usatoday.com — There are so many superheroes running around in Captain America: Civil War - and often punching or blasting other - that you need a program to keep track of who's who. Or at least this handy-dandy guide.

Chloë Moretz takes care of business in exclusive '5th Wave' deleted scene

Chloë Moretz takes care of business in exclusive '5th Wave' deleted scene
usatoday.com — Chloë Grace Moretz takes on alien invaders in "The 5th Wave." (Photo: Chuck Zlotnick) On one side, Chloë Grace Moretz! On the other side, an alien invasion! The actress goes full YA heroine in the sci-fi flick The 5th Wave (on Blu-ray and DVD Tuesday), in which Moretz's Cassie Sullivan weathers various disasters and losses to find her little brother before the Others pretty much take out humanity.

Exclusive: '80s cartoon 'M.A.S.K.' gets comic reboot this fall

Exclusive: '80s cartoon 'M.A.S.K.' gets comic reboot this fall
usatoday.com — Any kid who rushed home to watch G.I. Joe and Transformers after school probably had M.A.S.K. on their TV and in their toy boxes, too. And this fall, superpowered masks and transforming vehicles are revving up pop culture again with a high-octane hero's origin story.

Keegan-Michael Key is the resident 'Keanu' dance machine

Keegan-Michael Key is the resident 'Keanu' dance machine
usatoday.com — Keegan-Michael Key shows off his particular set of skills in the action comedy "Keanu." (Photo: Warner Bros. Pictures) Everybody knows Keegan-Michael Key is a funny dude and one heck of an anger translator. But he and Jordan Peele's new movie proves he's also a dance machine.

Waging 'Civil War' is a team effort for 'Captain America' crew

Waging 'Civil War' is a team effort for 'Captain America' crew
usatoday.com — ATLANTA - Tony Stark is really irked, and it's not just because someone has left used coffee grounds in the official Avengers coffeemaker.

Review: No need to remember 'Mother's Day'

Review: No need to remember 'Mother's Day'
usatoday.com — Unless your mom has an extremely low bar for movie satisfaction, it's best to do her a favor and skip a date to Mother's Day. Director Garry Marshall's latest effort (* out of four; rated PG-13; in theaters Friday) to ape the holiday-themed, intertwined-tale magic of 2003's Love Actually - Valentine's Day (2010), New Year's Eve (2011), etc.

Exclusive: See a star-spangled hero's history in 'Captain America' supercut

Exclusive: See a star-spangled hero's history in 'Captain America' supercut
usatoday.com — A man as cool as Steve Rogers (Chris Evans) needs an ultimate Captain America trailer. (Photo: Marvel) Not only is it National Superhero Day but it's also one week till Captain America: Civil War hits theaters.

Review: 'Keanu' showcases kittens, comic potential

Review: 'Keanu' showcases kittens, comic potential
usatoday.com — Putting a tiny kitten in an action film sounds like a bonkers idea. That is, until you see the bizarrely wonderful sight of a tiny kitten in an action film. The little guy in director Peter Atencio's action comedy Keanu (**½ out of four; rated R; in theaters Friday) is fast and furious - and furry - and complements the culturally relevant comedy of stars Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele.

Read an excerpt from Eoin Colfer's 'Iron Man: The Gauntlet'

Read an excerpt from Eoin Colfer's 'Iron Man: The Gauntlet'
usatoday.com — Tony Stark is the king of the witty put-down, though even he has his smarts tested by the smart-alecks of Artemis Fowl author Eoin Colfer's homeland. The Marvel superhero heads to Ireland in Colfer's novel for young readers, Iron Man: The Gauntlet (Marvel Press, on sale Oct. 25).
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May 03, 2016

RT @daveweigel: The lack of Republicans who want Ted Cruz to be president seems like a problem for Cruz.

May 03, 2016

@doubledumbass The Pro-Trump people on CNN make me want to throw things.

May 03, 2016

@TheTrueBrendanF For sure. But these Trump idiots saying Cruz has gone unhinged is just so hypocritical it's maddening.

May 03, 2016

RT @IAmBradWalker: If the real Civil War is any indicator, the losers of Captain America Civil War will be teasing a sequel for the next 200 years.

May 03, 2016

RT @StanCarey: Euphemisms for 'God' over the centuries. (Geoffrey Hughes, Swearing, 1991) pic.twitter.com/3S4puMesb2

May 03, 2016

@HorrorMovieBBQ CRAP. Should have had an "all of the above" choice.


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