Shazam! Fury of the Gods isn’t quite as fun as its predecessor but the sequel is just entertaining enough to offer audiences a good time. If you don’t read any further in this review, please make sure to stay for the credits. There is a mid-credit scene and a post-credit scene. My main question is what do these scenes mean given the new leadership at DC Films and the future of the DC Universe (DCU).…"Shazam! Fury of the Gods Is Entertaining Enough"
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Night at the Museum: Kahmunrah Rises Again is the newest installment of a franchise that should have ended when Robin Williams died. I would have probably been on board with an animated film if they had the original cast. Instead, this feels much like one of those direct-video sequels where the stars walked away after the theatrical predecessor. When I saw that Nick Daley (Joshua Bassett) was going to be the lead character, I thought,…"Night at the Museum: Kahmunrah Rises Again"
Richard Linklater is back with an animated film, Apollo 10 1/2: A Space Age Childhood, that is sure to be an awards contender. Animation is cinema and it is not only for children if you go by the film’s PG-13 rating. I’m not sure whether unique is the right word to use but there’s something about the visuals here that stand apart from watching other animated movies. Maybe it is the fact that they utilize…"Apollo 10 1/2: A Space Age Childhood"
American Underdog: The Kurt Warner Story is a by-the-book sports biopic that would feel right at home on the Hallmark Channel. If you know Kurt Warner’s story, then you already know that he is the greatest undrafted player in NFL history. Undrafted out of Northern Iowa and later released by the Green Bay Packers, Warner ended up stocking shelves at a Hy-Vee grocery store in Cedar Falls, Iowa. From there, he went onto the AFL, NFL Europe, and…"American Underdog: The Kurt Warner Story"
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.…"The Mauritanian Is Now Available On Blu-ray, DVD"
Shazam! arrives onto Blu-ray and DVD today a few months after the Zachary Levi-starring DC installment was released into theaters. The critically acclaimed film did over three times its budget at the box office. After a few failures for DC, they were in need of its. I think what makes this particular film work so well is the studio went outside the box. This character certainly isn’t the first that people usually think of when…"Shazam arrives on Blu-ray, DVD"
Thor: The Dark World is far from the best film in the franchise as the Avenger battles against Malekith’s attempt to destroy the universe. The sequel incorporates a prologue like its predecessor. This a great way of setting not just the tone but introduce us to new characters. It turns out that once upon a time, Asgard was at battle against the Dark Elves. But this battle is one that is far from over. It’s…"Thor: The Dark World – The Road to Endgame"
Shazam! may not exactly be a campy superhero movie but once the action gets started, it’s clear that everybody is having a fun time. Shazam! introduces us to Billy Batson (Asher Angel/Zachary Levi). He’s been running away from foster home after foster home. When we first meet him, he’s looking for a Rachel Batson. He was separated from his mother when he went after a carnival prize and never saw her again. It’s because of…"Shazam! is A Fun Superhero Movie"
United We Fan features many interviews and dives into what goes into the campaigns to save a television series from cancellation. We see it every year when shows are on the bubble. A fan campaign will quickly begin, make some waves, and it might just result with positive news. We saw it this year with FilmStruck. When it was announced that the streaming service was ending, both fans and filmmakers quickly campaigned to save it. …"United We Fan: Saving Our Favorite TV Shows"