Black Panther: Wakanda Forever: A Tribute To Chadwick Boseman

Chadwick Boseman may no longer be with us but the legacy of King T’Challa lives on in Marvel’s Black Panther: Wakanda Forever. Of all the Marvel films I’ve written about in my lifetime, this is the toughest. We’ll never know what could have been had Chadwick not died from cancer. Obviously, the film’s plot would likely be different to an extent. That we’ll never know is the part that truly sucks. That being said, Ryan…

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Wendell & Wild: A Bizarre Animated Comedy

Wendell & Wild, a pair of demon brothers, seek the aid of a teenage girl in order to escape the Underworld in the stop-motion feature. Please note that there is a post-credit scene at the very end of the credits. It was only natural that stop-motion animation filmmaker Henry Selick would team up with comedians Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele. Their talents certainly complement each other and to think, this film would never have happened…

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Good Night Oppy – Toronto 2022

Ryan White’s newest documentary, Good Night Oppy, follows the twin Mars rovers during what was supposed to be a 90-day mission. There’s a story that Jews love to tell each year about the miracle of Chanukah oil. There was enough to last for one night but it miraculously lasted for eight nights. Cut to many centuries later and Good Night Oppy is telling a similar story, only it’s a fight against age and nature. A…

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This Means War: Rom-Com Marks 10 Years in 2022

This Means War depends on audiences buying into a rather predictable premise of two CIA agents falling for the same woman. Ten years later, the film has its moments. Not many, of course, but they are there and you can’t help but laugh. Of course, the situation is too far-fetched and preposterous in and of itself! The minute that both FDR Foster (Chris Pine) and Tuck Hansen (Tom Hardy) learn they are both dating Lauren…

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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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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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Soul: Oscar Nominee Arrives on Blu-ray, DVD

The Oscar-nominated Soul is now available for audiences to physically bring home on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray, Blu-ray, and DVD. I first saw Soul ahead of the Critics Choice Super Awards voting in December. Writing my review was an honest to G-d struggle. This film is such a beautiful film and words were hard to come by. Finding the words were next to impossible at times. No, really, it was. Soul truly deserves every award…

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Soul: One of The Best Pixar Films Ever Made

Soul is perhaps the best film to come from the world of Pixar as director/co-writer Pete Docter manages to best his earlier film, Inside Out. Before you read any further, you should know that there is a post-credits tag scene. It’s no surprise that Soul is one of the best films to come from 2020.  After all, Pete Docter is the same filmmaker behind Oscar winner Inside Out.  Going into this year, Inside Out was…

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Black Panther: The Road to Endgame

To put it in simple terms, Black Panther is one of the best Marvel films ever.  The Black Panther character screamed for a movie iteration ever since he debuted in comic book form in Fantastic Four Vol. 1 #52 (1966). Ryan Coogler, who broke out with the Sundance-winning Fruitvale Station in 2013, is onto a heck of a start to his filmmaking career with three critically acclaimed films.  Not many filmmakers can have as successful of…

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Bumblebee: The Best Transformers Movie By Far

Travis Knight takes over for Michael Bay in the director’s chair while allowing Bumblebee to become the best live-action Transformers movie in the franchise. Once upon a time, Bumblee (Dylan O’Brien) had a voice.  This was some thirty years before the war between the Autobots and Decepticons restarted on Earth.  Years before Chicago got leveled because there’s some sort of obsession that filmmakers have with destroying the Windy City.  Years before a Transformers film became the best…

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