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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First Cow Is Available on Blu-Ray

Following an abbreviated theatrical run earlier this year, First Cow is now available for audiences to watch at home on Blu-ray and Digital. What follows is my review of the film from this year’s theatrical release: First Cow takes us back in time to the Pacific Northwest where we look at life as seen through the lens of a fur trapper and Chinese immigrant. Fur trapper Cookie Figowitz (John Maguro) befriends a Chinese immigrant, King-Lu…

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First Cow: Bromance Thrives on Stealing

First Cow takes us back in time to the Pacific Northwest where we look at life as seen through the lens of a fur trapper and Chinese immigrant. Fur trapper Cookie Figowitz (John Maguro) befriends a Chinese immigrant, King-Lu (Orion Lee) early on in the film.  The two of them are among many to explore the Oregon Territory in the 1820s.  While there’s surely a lot of history that one could examine, the film settles…

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Captain America: The First Avenger – The Road to Endgame

Chris Evans embodies the spirit of Captain America as the Marvel Cinematic Universe introduces us to the super soldier from Brooklyn. A brief prologue in Norway introduces us to Johann Schmidt (Hugo Weaving) and his quest for the Tesseract.  Shortly thereafter, we go stateside to Steve Rogers (Chris Evans) in New York.  Rogers is a sickly young man but he’s not one to give up.  It does not matter how many times the army turns him down…

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Christopher Robin Finally Grows Up

In Disney’s Christopher Robin, the titular character is finally allowed to grow up.  But will he remember how to have fun? It’s post-war London and adult Christopher Robin now works as an efficiency manager for Winslow Luggage.  While his wife, Evelyn (Haley Atwell), and daughter, Madeline (Bronte Carmichael), embark on a holiday to Sussex, Christopher stays home to finish a work project.  His jerk of a boss, Giles Winslow (Mark Gatiss), orders him to work…

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Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom Raises The Stakes

Three years after the Indominus Rex caused chaos, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom raises the stakes with moral questions of ethical behavior. Bookended by Dr. Ian Malcolm in what amounts to an under-five minute cameo, the film is about what to do with these animals after geneticists have brought them back to life.  Leave it to Malcolm to give his piece of mind while testifying in front of a U.S. Senate committee–using dialogue that, for the…

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Colin McIvor’s Zoo: Bravery On Display

Based on an inspiring true story of a woman who rescued an elephant from the Belfast Zoo, Zoo showcases bravery in Belfast 1941. Tom Hall (Art Parkinson) has to step it up when his zookeeper father, George Hall (O’Hare) decides to enlist in World War 2.  Tom is only twelve-years-old so this is asking a lot of him.  It’s just Tom and his mother, Emily Hall (Amy Huberman) with George now overseas.  Emily works as…

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Atomic Blonde: What if James Bond were a Kick-Ass Female?

Atomic Blonde is a Cold War version of James Bond if Agent 007 were a kick-ass female. Based on the Oni Press graphic novel series, The Coldest City, David Leitch directs from a screenplay written by Kurt Johnstad.  The action-thriller stars Charlize Theron, James McAvoy, John Goodman, Til Schweiger, Eddie Marsan, Sofia Boutella and Toby Jones. MI6 Agent Lorraine Broughton (Theron) is sent to Berlin at the end of the Cold War in 1989 to…

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