Casino Royale Reboots James Bond For A New Era

Daniel Craig enters the picture as Casino Royale comes along at a much-needed time in 2006 to reboot James Bond for the 21st century. The road leading up to Casino Royale is a blockbuster documentary in and of itself. However, this is another story for another day. In the decade leading up to the film, the Bond franchise was geared more towards fantasy than being grounded in reality. What else could you do after Die…

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Chaos Walking Is A Muddled Mess

Chaos Walking might be pleasing for fans of the trilogy that it is based on but for other viewers, this film is a muddled mess. This film takes place in 2257 on a distant planet where Todd Hewitt (Tom Holland) encounters Viola (Daisy Ridley).  It just so happens that Viola’s ship crashes on his planet.  It’s a very strange sci-fi film.  For one, all of the women have disappeared from the New World.  The other…

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Rogue One: A Star Wars Story – Road to IX

Jyn Erso kicks ass in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, the stand-alone anthology film that paves the way for the events of Star Wars: A New Hope. This may contain spoilers for Rogue One. Rogue One is the first Star Wars opening crawl to be given a live-action adaptation.  This film did not disappoint at all.  Jyn Erso (Felicity Jones) provides the franchise with another strong independent woman.  One that young women can look…

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Doctor Strange – The Road to Endgame

Doctor Strange delivers a satisfying origin story for the Sorcerer Supreme while drawing upon the comic book visuals in an entertaining way. Dr. Stephen Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch) is certainly one of the world’s best neurosurgeons.  Well, he was until he ended up in an awful car accident.  His former girlfriend and fellow co-worker, Dr. Christine Palmer (Rachel McAdams), tries her best to help him move forward.  Unfortunately, he’s every bit as stubborn and won’t mind wiping…

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Arctic: A Very Intense Survival Thriller

To say that Arctic is a very intense survival thriller wouldn’t be an understatement because this is a film that takes us along for a worrisome ride from start to finish. After surviving a plane crash, Overgård (Mads Mikkelsen) is living on his own while fighting for survival.  He has the same daily routine, which includes catching fish and cranking up a machine in the hope of finding rescue.  One day, rescue comes or so we…

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At Eternity’s Gate: Willem Dafoe is Magnificent

Three-time Oscar nominee Willem Dafoe is magnificent in his portrayal of late painter Vincent van Gogh in At Eternity’s Gate. Vincent van Gogh (Willem Dafoe) is an interesting art figure.  While he made his mark as a painter in the Post-Impressionism movement, he wouldn’t see fame during his lifetime.  Even though his fame came after his death, there’s something fascinating about seeing his story play out on the screen.  This story comes through largely on…

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Rogue One: Spoiler-Filled Thoughts of Star Wars Prequel

Jyn Erso kicks ass in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, the stand-alone anthology film that paves the way for the events of Star Wars: A New Hope. This may contain spoilers for Rogue One. Rogue One is the first Star Wars opening crawl to be given a live-action adaptation.  This film did not disappoint at all.  Jyn Erso (Felicity Jones) provides the franchise with another strong independent woman.  One that young women can look…

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