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Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron movie review

I was entertained by Avengers: Age of Ultron, but I also have to rip it to shreds.  There’s a lot to like, but honestly, it’s a bladder punishing two hours and twenty minutes that carries too much bloat.  
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Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (TV review)

agents-of-S.H.I.E.L.DIt was with some trepidation that I sat down to watch the Ilpremiere episode of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. on ABC. Here are a few quick first impressions.

THE CHARACTERS
This show has a lot of characters. Agent Coulson from the various Marvel comics movies seems to be the star of the show, although we also briefly saw Maria Hill, who had only appeared in The Avengers film up to this point. The team consists of classic archetypes: we’ve got the two nerds, this seasoned combat veteran of legend, the guy just coming into his prime, and the hot new rookie.  It was a mouthful for a first episode, but some of these characters might turn out to be interesting.

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