Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings

Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings makes its long-delayed arrival as the second post-blip feature in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Before you read any further, the film features both a mid-credits scene and an end-credits scene. In theory, this is the second feature film of Phase 4. However, Black Widow was first but it takes place during the Phase 3 era. This film is noticeably post-blip with its references (signs or a line…

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Gunpowder Milkshake: A Stylish Genre-Blender

Gunpowder Milkshake is a stylish female-driven Tarantino-esque genre-blending thriller that provides a new approach to the assassin genre. Sam (Karen Gillan) has known nothing but life with The Firm since her elite assassin mother, Scarlet (Lena Headey) abandoned her when she was 12 years old. To no surprise, Sam has followed in her mother’s footsteps and she’s become something of an assassin in her own right. Trust me when I say that you do not…

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Last Christmas: Will The Film Give You Its Heart?

Last Christmas benefits from chemistry between Emilia Clarke and Henry Golding while taking inspiration from the George Michael song of the same name. Following the opening in Yugoslavia 1999, the film flash-forwards to London 2017.  Kate (Emilia Clarke) works as an elf for Santa (Michelle Yeoh) in a Christmas store open all year long.  This is what she does for work when she’s not trying to land gigs as a singer.  While cleaning the windows…

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Crazy Rich Asians Injects Life In Rom-Coms

Crazy Rich Asians is the big screen flick that injects some new life so desperately needed in the romantic comedy genre.  If Netflix had their way, you wouldn’t be seeing the film in theaters.  This means that my Netflix-free parents wouldn’t see it at all.  Thank G-d a studio wanted to release this film in theaters because it’s a lot of fun. NYU economics professor Rachel Chu (Constance Wu) had no clue what she was getting when…

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