The troubles for Maestro started not with the first images of ethnic cosplay but as soon as Bradley Cooper won over Jake Gyllenhaal. I wish I could take credit for coining “ethnic cosplay” as a term but no, I can’t. It was used by a colleague after the release of first-look images in 2022. In my opinion, the remarks still hold up today. The push for authentic representation in Hollywood somehow does not include Jews.…"Maestro: A Showcase of Ethnic Cosplay in Leonard Bernstein Biopic"
It’s never easy saying goodbye to a beloved team but all good things must end as Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 caps a trilogy. Please stay until the end of the credits as there are two scenes. There is imagery of body horror so please keep this in mind. That’s not to say that everyone is saying goodbye here. We knew going into the film that a number of cast members would be departing…"Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 Caps A Trilogy"
Thor: Love and Thunder brings all the fun in this long overdue reunion between Thor Odinson and ex-girlfriend Jane Foster. After a gazillion Marvel films, you should probably know to stay for the credits. There are two scenes during the credits: mid-credits and post-credits. After Thor: Ragnarok set a high bar, Thor: Love and Thunder has a challenge of living up to expectations. Unlike the other MCU stars, Thor is the only character to get…"Thor: Love and Thunder Brings the Fun"
Bradley Cooper’s upcoming Leonard Bernstein biopic, Maestro, is facing a backlash following the first look images being released. Cooper stars as Leonard Bernstein while Carey Mulligan stars as his wife, Felicia Cohn Montealegre. Mulligan’s casting has been rightfully called out for being a white British woman starring as a biracial Latina woman of Jewish descent. Bernstein’s wife later converted from Catholicism to Judaism but her paternal grandfather was Jewish. It is seriously wrong for a…"Maestro: Leonard Bernstein Movie Facing Backlash"
With just over two and a half months remaining before Thor: Love and Thunder hits theaters, Marvel released the teaser trailer. After months of waiting, I naturally assumed that Marvel would just attach it as a mid-credits or post-credits scene to Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. Alas, they went ahead and released it this week. There’s not much to see in the 1:30 trailer. Thor (Chris Hemsworth) works off the weight he put…"Thor: Love and Thunder – Teaser Trailer Is Here"
Guillermo del Toro shies away from the supernatural to present an updated take on Nightmare Alley in this noir thriller. The gist of the film is that Stanton Carlisle (Bradley Cooper) befriends a clairvoyant Zeena Krumbein (Toni Collette) and her mentalist husband, Pete Krumbein (David Strathairn), at a traveling carnival. Stanton takes advantage of what he learns to break free of the carnival alongside Molly Cahill (Rooney Mara). Before you know it, he’s conning the…"Nightmare Alley: A Noir Thriller"
Alana Haim is already known for her abilities as a musician but when it comes to acting, she becomes an immediate star in Licorice Pizza. The new film, directed by Paul Thomas Anderson, is opening in very limited theaters on November 26. It’ll be a few more weeks before the film will be shown before a wider audience. The platform release is something that seems to have gone away during the pandemic. However, this film…"Licorice Pizza: For Alana Haim, A Star is Born"
Fans can finally bring home the world’s best-selling movie of all time, Avengers: Endgame, now that the film is available on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray and DVD. SYNOPSIS The grave course of events set in motion by Thanos that wiped out half the universe and fractured the Avengers ranks compels the remaining Avengers to take one final stand in Marvel Studios’ grand conclusion to twenty-two films, Avengers: Endgame. BONUS MATERIAL (may vary by retailer): Digital…"Avengers: Endgame arrives on Blu-ray, DVD"
Marvel Studios’ previous films have all been leading up to Avengers: Endgame and the film is very much worth the three-hour run time. If you read nothing past the bold sentence: I laughed, cried, and cheered. This is a film that plays to the fans and it’s going to make a butt load of money. I can’t wait to see it again. I’m trying to avoid spoilers here so please read at your own risk.…"Avengers: Endgame – The Endgame is Here"
The stakes have never been higher with the release of Marvel Studios’ Avengers: Infinity War. Ten years in the making, it all culminates in this epic crossover of a film. All of our favorite heroes in one film save for Hawkeye and Ant-Man–neither of which were one the poster. With this large of a cast, it a was a question going into the film of how would they be able to handle the appearances of…"Avengers: Infinity War – The Road to Endgame"