Star Wars: The Last Jedi – Road to IX

Star Wars: The Last Jedi may or may not be the best film in the franchise but writer-director Rian Johnson delivers the goods in the eighth installment. What follows below the asterisks is the bulk of my original review–first published in 2017.  My feelings on this film have not changed in two years.  In fact, the film only improves with time.  Rian Johnson would turn out to be the perfect filmmaker to take on the…

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens – Road to IX

Star Wars: The Force Awakens features the long-awaited return of fan favorites while introducing us to a new generation of characters. Han Solo (Harrison Ford) and Leia Organa (Carrie Fisher) are back but Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) has gone missing.  The Resistance has a new band of heroes leading the way for a younger generation.  Rey (Daisy Ridley), Finn (John Boyega), Poe Dameron (Oscar Isaac), and BB-8 are certain to take Star Wars into the…

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Long Shot now available on Blu-ray, DVD

Long Shot, the hysterical film starring Seth Rogen and Charlize Theron, is now available to bring home on Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital. When Long Shot was announced to premiere during the 2019 SXSW Film Festival, the film was immediately placed on my calendar.  It didn’t matter what was screening against it because nothing was going to stop me from attending the comedy. Having the same Saturday night slot during SXSW as Blockers one year prior…

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Black Panther: The Road to Endgame

To put it in simple terms, Black Panther is one of the best Marvel films ever.  The Black Panther character screamed for a movie iteration ever since he debuted in comic book form in Fantastic Four Vol. 1 #52 (1966). Ryan Coogler, who broke out with the Sundance-winning Fruitvale Station in 2013, is onto a heck of a start to his filmmaking career with three critically acclaimed films.  Not many filmmakers can have as successful of…

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SXSW 2019: Long Shot

Premiering at the famed Paramount Theatre at SXSW, Long Shot is the most hysterical political romantic comedy in years. Brooklyn Advocate journalist Fred Flarsky (Seth Rogen) is the type of muckraker known for making trouble.  He’s a dedicated journalist who will do whatever it takes to get the story even if it means jumping out of a window.  This is a journalist who is very outspoken in his beliefs especially when it comes to media…

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Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle lack bare necessities

Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle feels so redundant coming just over two and a half years following the release of Disney’s The Jungle Book. Let’s go through this one more time.  A young child who grows up to be a man-cub, Mowgli (Rohan Chand), is orphaned in the jungle when Shere Khan (Benedict Cumberbatch) attacks his family.  A panther, Bagheera (Christian Bale), rescues him and leaves him with the wolves where Nisha (Naomie Harris) adopts…

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Black Panther arrives on Home Media

With Black Panther available on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital HD, fans have the opportunity to make the return trip to Wakanda anytime! Whether it’s the women of Wakanda or bringing the story to the screen, the bonus features have a lot to offer viewers. When the film was released in February, it came with a shockwave that was not unlike last summer’s release of Wonder Woman.  As of May 13, 2018, the…

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Black Panther: One of the Best Marvel Films Ever

To put it in simple terms, Black Panther is one of the best Marvel films ever.  The Black Panther character screamed for a movie iteration ever since he debuted in comic book form in Fantastic Four Vol. 1 #52 (1966). Ryan Coogler, who broke out with the Sundance-winning Fruitvale Station in 2013, is onto a heck of a start to his filmmaking career with three critically acclaimed films.  Not many filmmakers can have as successful of…

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Breathe: An Emotionally Exhausting Film

Andy Serkis’ feature directorial debut, Breathe, is a film that is emotionally exhausting to watch and it is one that would have best been served as a documentary rather than what could easily be described as an expensive home movie. Serkis directs from a screenplay written by William Nicholson.  Breathe stars Andrew Garfield, Claire Foy, Tom Hollander, and Hugh Bonneville. The filmmakers were smart to focus on the love story in the film’s first few…

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War for the Planet of the Apes: A Fitting Conclusion

Taking place fifteen years after Rise of the Planet of the Apes and two years after Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, War for the Planet of the Apes brings the trilogy to an end with a fitting conclusion. Directed by Matt Reeves from a screenplay written by Mark Bomback and Reeves, the film stars Andy Serkis, Woody Harrelson, Steve Zahn, Amiah Miller, Karin Konoval, Judy Greer and Terry Notary. For two years, soldiers…

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