Franchise players: ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ is a fun next chapter in Marvel’s ongoing epic

From the opening scene, “Avengers:Age of Ultron hits the ground running, and doesn’t let up. The sequel to 2012’s triumphant Avengers tentpole, and the latest chapter in Marvel’s epic (seemingly endless) superhero franchise, is a fun albeit bloated spectacle that still finds time for levity and sadness.

Season Recap: Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. was a test for true believers

By JIM SABATASO | STAFF Editor’s note: This review contains major spoilers for both Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and Captain America: The Winter Soldier. Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. just wrapped its first clunky, wildly uneven season last night with a strong finale that sets up a number of interesting stories for season two. While much of this…