Iron Man 3 – The Road to Endgame

Iron Man 3 gets us back to Tony Stark’s story by largely drawing upon the “Extremis” arc so as to lend the film more of a thriller element. The film flashes back to New Year’s Eve 1999.  This is when Tony Stark first encounters Maya Hansen (Rebecca Hall).  She comes up with technology that allows for the regeneration following injuries.  It’s no surprise to see that Aldrich Killian (Guy Pearce) is interested in the technology…

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Holmes and Watson: A Cinematic Disgrace

Holmes and Watson is a brutal cinematic disgrace and a stain to the legacy of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s literary detective, Sherlock Holmes. The film starts in 1867 when young Sherlock Holmes (Will Ferrell) first attends boarding school. Major teasing results in the young boy becoming a detective and getting all but the future Dr. John Watson (John C. Reilly) expelled from the school.  The opening credits flash forward by way of newspaper articles to…

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TIFF 2018: Teen Spirit

Led by a standout performance from Elle Fanning as a musical sensation, Teen Spirit is a crowd-pleasing directorial debut for Max Minghella. To say that Elle Fanning is a standout in this film is nothing short of an understatement.  With both her singing and the choreography, she takes her talent to the next level.  Fanning is phenomenal to say the least as a shy singer, Violet Valenski, growing up in the British Isle of Wight with…

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Permission: Dan Stevens Can’t Save This Troubled Rom-Com

Dan Stevens may be one of the hardest working people in show business but the talented actor isn’t enough to save predictable romantic comedy Permission. Written and directed by Brian Crano, the cast includes Rebecca Hall, Dan Stevens, Gina Gershon, Francois Arnaud, David Joseph Craig, Morgan Spector, and Jason Sudeikis. How far is a couple willing to go to sow that they are committed to each other?  Would it make sense to risk their monogamous relationship by opening…

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