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Did You Love Agent Carter? Try These 4 Books to Get Over the Cancellation

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There’s nothing worse than when your favorite TV show gets canceled. You spend years invested in the characters and love stories, waiting for that happy ending you know is coming. But when the network decides to cancel the show prematurely, you’re left to wonder and speculate as you pray for that rare 10-years-from-now-wrap-up-movie (here’s looking at you, Veronica Mars). It’s especially heartbreaking when it seems like another network might save it from cancelation, only to have your hopes dashed at the last minute. I recently had this experience with Agent Carter, which ABC canceled after just two seasons (sob, sob, sob). For a while it looked like Netflix might pick up the female-driven show, but as of August 2, they’ve…

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From Captain America to Batman v. Superman: Superheroes Are Taking Over

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Forget about Hillary vs. Bernie. Never mind Trump vs. Carson. The real action online is in a slew of geek-tastic movie trailers that are dropping faster than late-Autumn leaves. Last week saw the release of the latest trailer for Captain America: Civil War, a movie that may as well be titled Avengers 3. As with most trailers, the cuts are quick, the action is lightning-fast, and you are compelled to watch it over and over and over again (Holy crap—it’s Black Panther! No! What happened to War Machine? And just what the heck is up with that crazy shield duet that Cap and Bucky are playing on Iron Man’s noggin?).     And then, just as our hearts were starting…

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Think Marvel is only for superhero fans? Think again

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We here at BookTrib don’t like to peek at spoilers, so we don’t know exactly what you’re going to see when Avengers: Age of Ultron opens on Friday. But whatever it is, it won’t be a superhero movie. Wait…what!? Will it be filled with costumed super-beings laying the smackdown on the bad guys? Yeah, it’ll have plenty of that. But what has made the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) so brilliant is that its offerings go well beyond the adventures of the costumed crusader du jour. MCU movies aren’t really superhero movies—they’re movies from very specific genres with very specific messages that just happen to have superheroes in them. The hero that kicked things off for the MCU is a perfect…

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Superbowl XLIX: Captain America vs. Star-Lord

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Star-Lord, Captain America, and a Historic Super Bowl Payoff UPDATE: This is what heroes are made of. After the New England Patriots beat the Seattle Seahawks in the most thrilling roller-coaster of a Super Bowl ever played, Washington native Chris Pratt (who played Star-Lord in Guardians of the Galaxy) announced that he would honor his wager with Massachusetts born-and-bred Chris Evans (the big screen’s Captain America). The two had entered a Super-sized bet in which the loser would have to visit a children’s hospital in the winner’s home town dressed in full super-hero regalia (see story below). Shortly after the Patriots secured the victory, Pratt tweeted his congratulations to the Evans’ team, and promised that Star-Lord would be visiting Christopher’s Haven…

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Oscar loves to read! Movies based on books score big

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I went to bed in my tux Wednesday night just so I’d be ready for Thursday morning’s announcements of the Academy Award nominations. And while I woke up a little rumpled, I was happy to see that a host of movies adapted from books will be looking to go home with Hollywood’s favorite golden boy when the Oscars are handed out on February 22. Clearly, Oscar’s big favorite this year is Birdman, or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance), which garnered nine nominations, including nods for Best Picture, Best Actor (Golden Globe award winner Michael Keaton), and Best Supporting Actor (Edward Norton). While not based on a book per se, Birdman owes much of its plot to the wave of comic…

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The CAPTAIN AMERICA cheat sheet from the BookTrib Nerd Squad

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You’ve agreed to go see the new Captain America movie with your offspring/BFF/main squeeze/parental unit but you’re just not sure who is who. The redhead is the Black Widow? How does that work? Why does everyone keep mentioning what happened in New York? And what put the guy with the eye patch in such a bad mood? Well, wonder no more. Our resident experts on nerd culture have assembled this easy primer on who’s who in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.  We’ll have you sounding like a fanboy or girl in no time. So go ahead, study up, there might be a quiz. Captain America, a.k.a., Steve Rogers: You can’t miss him—he’s the big guy with the star in the middle…

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