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"
Late Bloomers is a coming-of-age dark comedy about a recently single musician who ends up in physical therapy and has to grow up. Director Lisa Steen and screenwriter Anna Greenfield return to SXSW for the first time since short film Step Daddy premiered in 2019. Steen directed all four of Greenfield’s short film scripts–including Sundowners in 2019–so it’s only natural that she’s behind the camera for the feature film. This time around, Greenfield’s script focuses…"Late Bloomers – SXSW 2023"
Karen Gillan absolutely shines in Dual and the film is now available for fans to bring home and watch on either Blu-ray or DVD. Here’s my review of the film from earlier this year: It’s double the Karen Gillan when a terminally ill woman recovers and has to fight for her life in the new Riley Stearns film, Dual. When Sarah (Karen Gillan) learns that she has a terminal illness, she decides to clone herself…"Dual Arrives on Blu-ray, DVD"
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"
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"
It’s double the Karen Gillan when a terminally ill woman recovers and has to fight for her life in the new Riley Stearns film, Dual. When Sarah (Karen Gillan) learns that she has a terminal illness, she decides to clone herself so as to make things easier on family and friends such as Peter (Beulah Koale) and her mother (Maija Paunio). Of course, you couldn’t make this sort of film without dramatically raising the stakes.…"Dual: Karen Gillan Is Superb in Dual Roles"
Judd Apatow’s new pandemic comedy, The Bubble, is the pandemic comedy that we’ve been waiting for and it is perfection. The Bubble follows the making of Cliff Beasts 6: Battle for Everest: Memories of a Requim. It’s the 6th film in one of the largest dinosaur franchises in cinematic history. Think a C-franchise version of Jurassic Park. Everyone is staying at the same hotel where there is no interaction with anyone else while quarantining. What…"The Bubble: The Be-All, End-All Pandemic Comedy"
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…"What If…?: Animated Series Depicts A Different MCU"
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…"Gunpowder Milkshake: A Stylish Genre-Blender"
Buck will steal your heart as Jack London’s 1903 short novel, The Call of the Wild, comes to the big screen this weekend. Where prior adaptations have been from the human POV, this is very much Buck’s film. The St. Bernard/Farm Collie mix, digitally created for the film by way of a St. Bernard/Shepherd mix named Buckley, steals the show regardless of the fact that he’s CGI. This film takes us on his journey and…"The Call of the Wild: Buck Will Steal Your Heart"