Jesse Weiner

Associate Editor | [email protected] | Jesse Weiner (21C) is from Ambler, Pennsylvania, and plans to major in business and history. In addition to the Wheel, he is a trip leader for Outdoor Emory and the housing chair for Delta Tau Delta fraternity. He spends his free time watching movies and debating their merits with the Wheel's film critic, cheering on the Miami Marlins and updating his country music playlist.

‘Falcon and the Winter Soldier’ Packages New Ideas in a Familiar Template

Sam Wilson (Anthony Mackie) inherits Captain America’s (Chris Evans) shield and mantle in “The Falcon and the Winter Soldier.” (Marvel Studios) There’s nothing that Kevin Feige and Marvel Studios love more than subverting audience expectations. Thus, it seems fitting that merely two weeks after the finale of the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s (MCU) first television series, [...]

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‘WandaVision’ Subverts Expectations, Executes on a Strong Vision

Wanda Maximoff (Elizabeth Olsen) and Vision (Paul Bettany) traverse decades of television history in “WandaVision” on Disney+. (Marvel Studios) This article contains spoilers for “WandaVision” season one. When the first two episodes of “WandaVision'' premiered on Disney+ in mid-January, I was skeptical about whether Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige could lure viewers into the Marvel [...]

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Marvel Trades Ambition for Apathy With ‘WandaVision’

Wanda Maximoff (Elizabeth Olsen) and Vision (Paul Bettany) marry and live a seemingly idyllic suburban life in Marvel’s “WandaVision.” (Marvel Studios) It’s undeniable that Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige has pulled off a plethora of improbable feats in the last 13 years. Whether it’s turning a talking tree into a pop culture phenomenon or making [...]

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In Samberg’s Triumphant ‘Palm Springs,’ Life Never Stops Stopping

  Ever since Bill Murray’s “Groundhog Day” was released in 1993, the concept of a time loop has been so exhausted in film that I had low expectations for “Palm Springs,” Andy Samberg’s recent attempt to follow in Murray’s iconic footsteps. However, much like Samberg himself, the film is bold, subversive and hilarious. Brilliantly headlined [...]

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