Toronto 2019: Jojo Rabbit

There’s a tricky way of addressing the Holocaust and/or World War 2 through satire and humor but Jojo Rabbit does so in a perfect way. Jojo Betzler (Roman Griffin Davis) is a fanatical member of the Hitler Youth.  This is where Captain Klenzendorf (Sam Rockwell, playing another racist) leads the youth in training.  He’s bought into the Nazis so much that his invisible friend is none other than Adolf Hitler (Taika Waititi) himself.  Only Taika…

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Thor: Ragnarok – The Road to Endgame

Thor: Ragnarok is Marvel’s most fun film and raises the bar as Thor teams up with Hulk to save Asgard. It’s been 2.5 years since Thor (Chris Hemsworth) left to look for Odin at the end of Avengers 2: Age of Ultron.  Meanwhile, Hulk (Mark Ruffalo) was seen departing for who knows where following the attack on Sokovia. Thor: Ragnarok‘s awesome cold open featuring Thor and Surtur sets the tone of the film with both…

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Sundance 2019: MERATA: How Mum Decolonised The Screen

MERATA: How Mum Decolonised The Screen profiles filmmaker Merata Mita and the influential role she played in being a pioneer of Indigenous cinema. Despite my being a film buff, I was very unfamiliar with the filmmaker’s story going into the film.  This changed upon viewing the documentary–which runs under 90 minutes.  After her death in 2010, her son, Hepi, wanted to find out what it was that led her to champion Indigenous cinema.  Without her,…

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Tribeca 2018: 7 Stages to Achieve Eternal Bliss By Passing Through the Gateway Chosen By the Holy Storsh

7 Stages to Achieve Eternal Bliss By Passing Through the Gateway Chosen By the Holy Storsh, or 7 Stages for short, is without a doubt the best comedy–perhaps even the best film–to ever be made about a cult. Claire (Kate Micucci) and Paul (Sam Huntington) move from the comforts of Ohio to Los Angeles.  They found an apartment in the Tabula Building that is surprisingly affordable but it’s only a matter of time before they…

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Thor: Ragnarok hits 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray and DVD

Following it’s release in early November, Marvel’s Thor: Ragnarok is now available on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray and DVD. The film includes a whole lot of bonus content and some of the features are pretty fun to watch.  As tends to be the case with most Blu-ray releases for huge films, content may differ with each retailer.  Not to be outdone, the Digital release includes a few exclusive features in its own right.  It’s because…

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Thor: Ragnarok is Marvel’s Most Fun Film

Thor: Ragnarok is Marvel’s most fun film and raises the bar as Thor teams up with Hulk to save Asgard. It’s been 2.5 years since Thor (Chris Hemsworth) left to look for Odin at the end of Avengers 2: Age of Ultron.  Meanwhile, Hulk (Mark Ruffalo) was seen departing for who knows where following the attack on Sokovia. Thor: Ragnarok‘s awesome cold open featuring Thor and Surtur sets the tone of the film with both…

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New Thor: Ragnarok Trailer Debuts at Comic Con

A new trailer for Marvel’s Thor: Ragnarok made its official debut on Saturday during the Marvel presentation at Comic Con in Hall H. The trailer starts out with Thor (Hemsworth) catching up Hulk (Ruffalo) on everything that’s happened to him following Avengers: Age of Ultron.  Ruffalo is shown in both Hulk and Bruce Banner form during the trailer.  As evidenced by the graphic above and in the trailer, Thor puts together a team that includes…

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