Ant-Man and The Wasp – The Road to Endgame

After the darker Avengers: Infinity War, Ant-Man and The Wasp brings some much-needed comedy to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Scott Lang was nowhere to be seen during Avengers: Infinity War because he was on house arrest.  This came as a result of traveling to Germany during Captain America: Civil War.  Both Hawkeye and Lang had taken deals with the government.  Hank Pym (Michael Douglas) and Hope van Dyne (Evangeline Lilly) have a stronger father-daughter relationship…

"Ant-Man and The Wasp – The Road to Endgame"

Ant-Man – The Road to Endgame

Ant-Man largely succeeds as a Marvel Cinematic Universe Phase 2 installment because of the ever-delightful Paul Rudd. By opening the film in 1989 with Dr. Hank Pym (Michael Douglas) resigning from SHIELD in protest, Ant-Man declares its position within the MCU.  Outraged by SHIELD’s attempt to replicate the Pym Particle, Pym declares they will never get his formula as long as he lives.  The scene features an on-screen union between Howard Stark (John Slattery) and Peggy Carter…

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The Mule Misses More Than It Hits

As far as storytelling goes, The Mule is a missed opportunity in that the new Clint Eastwood film misses more than it hits. The film’s opens with Sunnyside Meadows Flower Farm owner Earl Stone (Clint Eastwood) taking home the gold medal at the 2005 National Daylily League Convention.  Unfortunately, Earl would rather be accepting the award than being there for his daughter, Iris (Alison Eastwood).  It just so happens that Iris is getting married and Earl…

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Ant-Man and The Wasp Hits Home Video

Marvel Studios’ Ant-Man and The Wasp arrived on home video after this summer’s palette-cleansing theatrical release. There’s a wealth of bonus content available with this fall’s home release.  I prefer holding the physical media in my hands but that’s just me. BONUS MATERIAL (may vary by retailer): Blu-ray & Digital: Director’s Intro by Peyton Reed – The talented creator behind some of Marvel Studios’ funniest and most charming films will invite home audiences deeper into the…

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Ant-Man and The Wasp Goes Quantum

After the darker Avengers: Infinity War, Ant-Man and The Wasp brings some much-needed comedy to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Scott Lang was nowhere to be seen during Avengers: Infinity War because he was on house arrest.  This came as a result of traveling to Germany during Captain America: Civil War.  Both Hawkeye and Lang had taken deals with the government.  Hank Pym (Michael Douglas) and Hope van Dyne (Evangeline Lilly) have a stronger father-daughter relationship…

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Ant-Man: Marvel Gets Small In Heist Comedy

Ant-Man largely succeeds as a Marvel Cinematic Universe Phase 2 installment because of the ever-delightful Paul Rudd. By opening the film in 1989 with Dr. Hank Pym (Michael Douglas) resigning from SHIELD in protest, Ant-Man declares its position within the MCU.  Outraged by SHIELD’s attempt to replicate the Pym Particle, Pym declares they will never get his formula as long as he lives.  The scene features an on-screen union between Howard Stark (John Slattery) and Peggy Carter…

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A Wrinkle In Time: Let Ava DuVernay Direct Everything

Based on classic novel, A Wrinkle In Time may break the time-space continuum but there’s a lot of important life lessons at hand–none more important than to win against fear. Middle school student Meg Murry  (Storm Reid) is struggling in school.  This isn’t so much because of her school work but because her father, Mr. Murry (Chris Pine) has been missing for four years now.  Nobody knows why he disappeared as he just vanished one…

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12 Strong: Unsung Heroes Get Their Due

Unsung heroes get their due in 12 Strong as another declassified story comes to the screen. Nicolai Fuglsig makes an impressive feature directorial debut by giving audiences a thrilling drama based on the book Horse Soldiers by author Doug Stanton that revisits the beginning years of the War on Terror with soldiers traveling on horseback.  In no easy feat, Ted Tally and Peter Craig adapted the book as a screenplay.  Perhaps because of this, it…

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Collateral Beauty: It’s a Yawner

The last few years have not been kind to Will Smith and Collateral Beauty proves to be no exception. To be honest, this movie kept putting me to sleep repeatedly while I viewed it last night. If you want to see a movie that deals with loss and grief, please go watch Manchester by the Sea instead. David Frankel directs from a screenplay by Allan Loeb. The star-studded cast includes Smith, Edward Norton, Keira Knightley,…

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