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A new phase for Marvel means a new origin story. Or the same origin story for the twentieth time. I’m not going to lie, I thought a lot was going against this movie. Marvel origin stories have had a history of struggling, to the point where it was a good thing for a new character to be introduced inside the plot an ensemble movie rather than their first solo movie (i.e. Spider-Man and Black Panther)....

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I saw Candyman in a theater with no one else in it, so I could scream for my Mother during the scary parts.  I considered the original Candyman to be an overlooked gem so I was excited when Jordan Peele announced that he was bringing back the story with Nia DaCosta writing and directing from a previous draft that he had worked on with Win Rosenfeld. Nia DaCosta can mostly stick the landing with a...

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I’m a huge James Gunn fan. Putting some previous bad Twitter jokes aside he is a hilarious writer that can put together a heartwarming story with some exhilarating action and hyper gore when called for. A couple years back Disney fired Gunn from Guardians of the Galaxy over some bad tweets, Warner Brothers approached over a DC film of his choice, he choice The Suicide Squad, and eventually Disney hired him back for Guardians of...

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The Green Knight is from the acclaimed director David Lowery who attempts to adapt Gawain’s journey to find the mysterious Green Knight out of strange pride and honor. Lowery’s new film has terrific acting, music, cinematography, editing, and a strong thematic story to tie it all together in an arguably near perfect package for its intended audience. With that said, The Green Knight intended audience is a very specific one which makes it hard to...

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The saying goes “never meet your heroes.” Roadrunner: A movie about Anthony Bourdain hit theatre’s last weekend, giving fans a look behind the scenes at the late video journalist’s New York Times best selling book debut up until his final days before his suicide after becoming world renound throughout the years. The documentary is narrated with interviews from his close friends David Chang, Josh Homme,  Bourdain’s ex-wife Ottavia, David Choe, and Éric Ripert, as well...

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Hulu’s latest documentary is Questlove’s directorial debut and has already gained international praise at the Cannes Film Festival for Summer of Soul, made up of found footage from the Harlem Cultural Festival that took place in the summer 1969. A story told through the eyes of the people and performers who were there in a Ken Burns style music documentary that goes much deeper into the times that produce these types of cultural moments. In...

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With the wild success of The Mandalorian on Disney Plus many have been waiting for a Marvel show to have a similar impact. Loki is a valiant effort to recreate The Mandalorian effect and does come close with strong acting, directing, and music. With that said, unrefined story structure, and sometimes rough animations get in the way.  Synopsis Loki follows a alterternate dimension version of the God of Mischief (often referred to as a Variant...

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Who would’ve thought a movie based on a video game that’s based on a middle school lock-in game would end up being the best video game movie adaptation ever? I didn’t.  While Werewolves Within falters in story logic and isn’t always graceful in its genre juggling, it’s a fun time that should not be ignored by horror comedy fans.  Little Story Werewolves Within follows park ranger Finn, a new citizen of Beaverfield. Not long after...

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I have liked three Zack Snyder movies. Those movies being the Snydercut of Justice League, Dawn of the Dead, and now the new Army of the Dead. While Snyder’s new zombie film might buckle under the pressure of its large cast of characters and does introduce too many dramatic elements, it makes up for it by being a wonderfully shot fun zombie movie mixed with a heist movie.  Army of the Dead follows a team...

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I’m going to level with all of you. I’m not the biggest Saw fan. There are elements that I enjoy individually in the franchise. The mystery of the first movie is intriguing. Weirdly enough the filmmaking of the last entry, Jigsaw, is pretty strong despite a horrible script and story. Otherwise, I feel like the movies aren’t that scary. The traps can feel like an attempt to keep the audience’s attention with insane gore to...