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A superhero story like no other

Originally published inLGBT Weekly Ryan Reynolds and Brianna Hildebrand in Deadpool One of the problems with the takeover of popular culture by Marvel and DC superheroes is how seriously the stories take themselves, how easy the morality is and how family-friendly everything is. Monster-budget films like The Avengers and the…

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Some kids shouldn’t have powers

The new teens-with-superpowers movie Chronicle doesn’t reinvent the wheel. But it does make the wheel shiny and new. Unlike Blair Witch Project, Cloverfield, and Paranormal Activity, Chronicle is not just good sci-fi action with smart special effects; it’s a character-driven drama. At times, it’s even moving.