The Protégé: Assassin Thriller Is Just Meh

The Protégé, the new assassin thriller starring Maggie Q, is the latest film in the all-too-familiar genre arriving in theaters this weekend. This film is the newest installment in the assassin genre, which includes the Keanu Reeves-starring John Wick and on the comedic side, The Hitman’s Bodyguard franchise. If you’re into assassin films, maybe this will be a film for you or maybe it won’t. I gave this film a chance but it ultimately left…

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What If…?: Animated Series Depicts A Different MCU

Marvel Studios’ What If…? takes what we know as the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) but delivers the animated action with a twist. The series draws on the Marvel Comics anthology series of the same name. Like the comic series, this is also an anthology series. We revisit key moments of the MCU through the eyes of Marvel newcomer Jeffrey Wright, who voices The Watcher, and see what would happen had characters done A instead of…

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Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard Offers More Of The Same

Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard features solid chemistry between Ryan Reynolds and Samuel L. Jackson but the sequel offers more of the same. As action movies go, bodyguard Michael Bryce (Ryan Reynolds) and hitman Darius Kincaid (Samuel L. Jackson) are the last two people you would think of when it comes to a team-up. And yet, here we are watching them go at it…again. It’s funny though. Bryce wanted nothing more than to just go to Italy…

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Star Wars: Episode 3 – Revenge of the Sith

Star Wars: Episode 3 – Revenge of the Sith comes the closest to capturing the original trilogy’s magic as any of the prequel films possibly could. Unlike the original trilogy, Revenge of the Sith is the darkest of the first three films.  There’s a lot riding on the film because it must complete Anakin Skywalker’s (Hayden Christensen) turn to the dark side.  Anakin’s path towards becoming Darth Vader started in the previous film but let’s…

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Star Wars: Episode 2 – Attack of the Clones

Star Wars: Episode 2 – Attack of the Clones has the hard part of setting up much of the next film in the trilogy but was terrible in execution. This film had a few things to do.  One is setting up the relationship between Anakin Skywalker (Hayden Christensen) and Padme Amidala (Natalie Portman).  The second is coming up with the origins of the Clone Wars, where Obi-Wan Kenobi (Ewan McGregor) fought alongside Skywalker.  At some…

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QT8: The First Eight Honors Quentin Tarantino

QT8: The First Eight is a feature-length documentary paying tribute to Oscar-nominated filmmaker and cinephile Quentin Tarantino. Everything started with Reservoir Dogs in 1992. After its midnight premiere during Cannes, history would forever change.  This was the breakthrough.  Michael Madsen shares some interesting insight into the film’s wardrobe especially with the all-black clothing. The film is told in three distinct chapters: The Revolution, Badass Women and Genre Play, and Justice.  It’s a reminder of the…

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Spider-Man: Far From Home Starts A New Chapter

Spider-Man: Far From Home has the main responsibility of dealing with the after effects of Avengers: Endgame, including the Midtown High students. If you’ve seen trailers for the film, you have probably already shown a good part of what’s going on.  Regardless of that, there’s a certainly lot of film not seen in the trailers.  Let me warn you now: there’s a mid-credits scene and a post-credits scene.  Also: if you read nothing else before…

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Captain Marvel arrives on Blu-ray

Starring Brie Larson and Samuel L. Jackson, Marvel Studios’ Captain Marvel is now available on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, and Digital. In addition to setting up Carol Danvers as the cosmic superhero, the film also serves as an origin story for Nick Fury and Phil Coulson. BONUS MATERIAL (may vary by retailer): Blu-ray & Digital: Alternate Movie Versions Movie with Intro – An introduction by directors/screenwriters Anna Boden & Ryan Fleck. Movie with Commentary – Commentary by…

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Avengers: Age of Ultron – The Road to Endgame

Avengers: Age of Ultron is the penultimate film of Marvel’s Phase 2 and paves the landscape for phase 3 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. This film is every bit as epic of an installment as the initial team-up in 2012.  Since the collapse of S.H.I.E.LD., the Avengers have been busy at work in defeating H.Y.D.R.A.  This time, they’re taking out Baron Wolfgang von Strucker’s (Thomas Kretschmann) base in Sokovia.  It just so happens that this…

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Captain America: The Winter Soldier – The Road to Endgame

Captain America: The Winter Soldier is the most political film by far for Marvel as Chris Evans makes his return to the role on the big screen. It’s been some two years following the Battle of New York and Steve Rogers (Chris Evans) is living in Washington, D.C.  It is a quiet life for the man out of time.  He also continues to adjust to this new reality.  He’s become friends with military veteran Sam Wilson…

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