Hawkeye, Kate Bishop Team Up in New MCU Series

The focus is as much on Clint Barton as it is on Kate Bishop in the newest Marvel Studios series, Hawkeye, airing on Disney+. I want to apologize for not having this review up sooner. While I did watch both episodes on November 19, I wanted to wait until I could watch without a watermark. When I watched the first two episodes, the watermark–my email address–stretched in the center from one end of the screen…

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Begin Again Should Have Been An Oscar Contender

Begin Again shows the brilliance of John Carney at work but this film should have been an Oscar contender upon the 2014 theatrical release. John Carney isn’t the first person you’d think of when it comes to making a love letter to New York. And yet, this is exactly what he’s done by way of a musical comedy. How many people would have the genius idea of recording an album all over New York City?…

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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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Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse features many surprises and prevents the superhero genre from going stale by injecting a fresh bite. This is one of the biggest films of the year in which I suggest going in completely cold.  It means not reading reviews or watching trailers until after seeing the film.  I say this because we’re not without the typical surprises.  However, some of this comes by way of the voice roles not provided in…

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The Edge of Seventeen: A John Hughes-eque Comedy

There are not that many films made today that throws one back to the 1980s high school classics written by John Hughes. The Edge of Seventeen is one such film. Kelly Fremon Craig writes and directs this coming-of-age comedy in her directorial debut. Produced by James L. Brooks, the film stars Hailee Steinfeld, Woody Harrelson, Kyra Sedgwick, Haley Lu Richardson, Blake Jenner, and Hayden Szeto. What Kelly Fremon Craig gives us is an authentic film…

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