The Lion King (2019) – REVIEW

How do you match the greatest animated film of all time? 2019’s The Lion King proves it is no easy task. Despite that, strong voice performances and staying close to the source makes the final product an enjoyable experience. The Lion King, directed by Jon Favreau and starting the strong cast of James Earl Jones…

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The Super Saiyan Legend: The Brilliance of Goku vs Frieza

Whether you’ve watched the series religiously, only seen an episode, or heard of it in passing, there is good chance you know about Dragon Ball Z. The most popular anime of all time, with a franchise worth of over $4 billion dollars, a long running manga, countless series, games and spin offs, Dragon Ball is…

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Spider-Man: Far From Home – Review

Spider-Man: Far From Home brings an elevated level of heart and emotion while keeping in line with the lighthearted and coming of age feel of Homecoming, making for a solid end to Phase 3. Taking place after the events of Avengers: Endgame and a sequel to Spider-Man: Homecoming, Spider-Man: Far From Home brings back the…

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Toy Story 4 – Review

A beautiful coda to the Toy Story Trilogy, Toy Story 4 provides a perfect epilogue for these beloved characters with strong emotional beats, powerful themes and hilarious moments. To use a sports analogy, Toy Story 4 is the equivalent of Michael Jordan coming out of retirement after his first 3-Peat, just to begin another 3-Peat.…

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Men in Black: International Review

Unable to capture the magic of the original, Men in Black: International finds itself paper thin, with solid acting by the leads keeping it alive. Men in Black, the 1990s sci-fi franchise, carried by Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones, was beloved by critics and audiences alike. Unfortunately, every sequel that followed it had a…

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John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum – REVIEW

Keanu Reeves shines as John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum adds stunning martial arts choreography to its patented Gun-Fu combat, bringing a worthy new chapter to a near flawless franchise. The John Wick series has been one of the most impressive Hollywood film franchises we’ve seen in the last decade. Ever since 2014’s John Wick…

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Captain America: The MCU’s Greatest Arc

Captain America has always had a unique legacy with Marvel. Jack Kirby and Joe Simon’s character enjoyed an immense level success in the comics when he arrived in 1941’s Captain America #1. Despite being popular with hardcore fans, Captain America was never Spider-Man or the Hulk or even one of the X-Men. When the Marvel…

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Pokémon: Detective Pikachu – Review

Pokémon: Detective Pikachu is the first live action film based on the multi-billion dollar franchise and doesn’t disappoint with stunning visuals, impeccable VFX and a charismatic performance by Ryan Reynolds. Directed by Rob Letterman, written by Nicole Perlman, distributed by Warner Bros. and starring Ryan Reynolds and Justice Smith, Pokémon: Detective Pikachu is the first…

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Avengers: Endgame – REVIEW

Avengers: Endgame culminates the MCU with a swan song that celebrates its rich history and provides a heartfelt conclusion 22 films in the making. Directed by Joe and Anthony Russo and featuring an all star cast of Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Don Cheadle, Paul Rudd, Brie…

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Dwyane Wade: How ‘The Flash’ of Basketball Inspired ComicBook Debate

Now I know what you’re thinking…why is there a basketball article on ComicBook Debate? With the career of Dwyane Wade coming to a close last night, the incredible legacy of the Flash to both basketball and to myself is worth exploring. Taking a more personal approach, I’ll focus on what Dwyane has meant to me…

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Justice League vs The Fatal Five – Review

Justice League vs The Fatal Five brings audiences back to Bruce Timm’s DC Animated Universe with a classic animation style, nostalgic instrumentals and a story that felt more or less like an episode of the series. Directed by Sam Liu and produced by Bruce Timm and Alan Burnett, Justice League vs The Fatal Five is…

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The Snyder Cut is Real. And Yes, It’s Been Obvious For Years

2017’s Justice League is commonly seen as one of the biggest flops in recent memory. With a massively ballooned budget of $250M, likely more when encapsulating Joss Whedon’s reshoots, the film had to do extremely well to meet basic expectations. As soon as Justice League hit theaters, fans immediately discerned a massive problem. It was…

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Shazam! – Review

Wholesome, genuinely funny, and beaming with heart, Shazam! is one of the most enjoyably well-balanced comic book films we’ve seen. Directed by David F. Sandberg, Shazam! feels very much like a “Sandberg film.” While no, it is not a psychological horror thriller, the key word is consistency. From beginning to end, Shazam! feels consistent in…

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