Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness

Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness sees Doctor Strange journey further into the Multiverse in order to stop an adversary. As is the custom for Marvel films, there is a mid-credit scene and a post-credit scene. The mid-credit scene is important so please do not leave the theater until after this scene if you need to go to the bathroom. I’m going to get into a spoiler-free review here in a moment but the…

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Star Trek Into Darkness Has A Khan Problem

Star Trek Into Darkness contains as much action-packed fun as its predecessor but the problem lies in using Khan as a villain again. It’s going to come up at some point so better to get it out of the way sooner than later. We need to talk about Khan. Why was it so necessary to bring him back instead of coming up with a new villain? There’s such a big canvas to come up with…

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Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness Trailer

Marvel Studios released a new trailer for Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness just before kickoff of Super Bowl LVI. The official trailer follows the post-credits teaser that followed Spider-Man: No Way Home in December. Today, during the Big Game coverage, Marvel Studios debuted a brand-new trailer for Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness that took viewers on a mind-blowing whirlwind through the Multiverse. In addition, Marvel Studios also released a new poster…

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War Horse: World War I Epic Marks 10 Years

Steven Spielberg’s World War I epic War Horse remains one of the best films to come out in 2011 as the film marks its tenth anniversary. First a book and then a stage play, Spielberg successfully translates the source material into a feature film. He’s no stranger to World War II but this marks his first time tackling the Great War. An interesting thing about this film is that Spielberg doesn’t consider it a war…

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Spider-Man: No Way Home Is Epic Fun

Spider-Man: No Way Home is an epic film but you’re best off going into the film knowing very little about it because it’ll ruin the fun. If you know the Marvel films by now, you already know to stay for the end of the credits. Outside of this, I’m going to do the challenging thing and try to write about the film without spoiling it. The film continues right where Spider-Man: Far From Home leaves…

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The Power of the Dog: Cast Talk Production Pause

During an exclusive CCA press conference for The Power of the Dog, the cast discussed getting back to work after the production shutdown. Writer-director Jane Campion, Benedict Cumberbatch, Kirsten Dunst, Jesse Plemons, Kodi Smit-McPhee, cinematographer Ari Wegner, editor Peter Sciberras, and producer Tanya Seghatchian participated in the hour long press conference. Earlier during the press conference, Cumberbatch discussed some of the skills he learned for the shoot. Among them was learning to be an asshole.…

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The Power of the Dog Is Gorgeously Shot

The Power of the Dog features gorgeously shot cinematography and splendid performances in Jane Campion’s 1925-set Western. I cannot say enough good things about the film. The acting is top-notch. Benedict Cumberbatch delivers what may very well be the best performance of his career. Kirsten Dunst isn’t too bad herself! However, it’s Kodi Smit-McPhee coming through as the film’s surprise MVP. At first, Phil Burbank (Benedict Cumberbatch) and Peter Gordon (Kodi Smit-McPhee) don’t get along.…

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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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The Mauritanian Is Now Available On Blu-ray, DVD

After its Digital and VOD release, Kevin Macdonald’s The Mauritanian is now available for audiences to bring home on either Blu-ray or DVD. Across the pond, the film earned five nominations for the BAFTA Awards: Best Film, Outstanding British Film, Best Actor in a Leading Role, Best Adapted Screenplay, and Best Cinematography. I’ll be curious to see what acclaim the film picks up during awards season for those groups that didn’t add a two-month extension.…

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The Courier: A Cold War Spy Thriller

The Courier, formerly titled Ironbark, is a Cold War era spy thriller starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Rachel Brosnahan. I love a good spy thriller and The Courier is no exception.  My only regret is that I didn’t have the opportunity to watch the film during Sundance in 2020.  Screening conflicts mean having to choose between films and I also wasn’t feeling well for most of the festival.  I can certainly say that watching films at…

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