A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood – Review

A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood plays like a wonderfully trippy return to Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood, with powerful messages of hope embedded beneath Tom Hanks’ seamless performance of the legend, Fred Rogers. Directed By, Marielle Heller, A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood tells the real-life story of Fred Rogers and journalist Tom Junod. Inspired by the Esquire article, Can You Say…Hero?, A Beautiful…

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The Irishman – Review

The Irishman continues Martin Scorsese’s streak of cinematic masterpieces with brilliant directing, inspired performances by legendary actors Robert De Niro, and Al Pachino, and tragic themes that profoundly resonate.  The Irishman brings an all-star group of talent together in a love letter to crime and gangster film genre of old. Directed by one of the best minds…

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Knives Out – Review

Knives Out is an engaging and fun whodunit story, complete with excellent writing and a stellar ensemble cast. Director Rian Johnson puts his director and writer hats on for murder mystery that pays homage to the Agatha Christie while carving new ground and twists. The film stars an ensemble cast of Christopher Plummer, Daniel Craig Chris Evans, Ana de Armas,…

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The Rebirth of Superman: Why The Snyder Cut Will Redeem The Man of Steel

The Snyder Cut of Justice League has been one of the most talked-about phenomenons on social media. From the moment that Justice League released to the public in November of 2017, fans have been asking for the original version of the film. Zack Snyder, the director of the film and the architect of the DC Extended Universe was in…

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Doctor Sleep – Review

Doctor Sleep is the perfect combination of Kubrick and King as it honors the source material while pushing the legacy forward. Based on the 2013 novel of the same name, Doctor Sleep is a sequel to The Shining, arguably the greatest horror film ever made. The film follows Danny Torrance, played by Ewan McGregor several decades after the events…

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Terminator: Dark Fate – Review

Terminator: Dark Fate is the Terminator 2: Judgment Day sequel audiences have been waiting for.‪ Cameron’s pulse is finally felt in the franchise again with strong action, good pacing and interesting characters. Terminator: Dark Fate is directed by Tim Miller and stars Linda Hamilton and Arnold Schwarzenegger as Sarah Connor and the T-800. The film is written by David…

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Gemini Man – Review

Gemini Man stumbles as its half-baked story and poor dialogue hinders solid performances and strong visuals. Directed by Ang Lee and written by David Benioff, Billy Ray, and Darren Lemke, Gemini Man is a film that has been in development purgatory for decades. Multiple actors and directors were tapped for the project as the film bounced around different…

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A Haunting Masterpiece – Joker Elevates Comic Book Films To New Heights

Headlined by Joaquin Phoenix’s spellbinding performance, Joker is uncomfortable, visceral and raw; setting a new standard of quality for all comic book-based films Directed by Todd Phillips and starring Joaquin Phoenix as the Clown Prince of Crime, Joker is a hauntingly chilling tale grounded in the type of reality that makes your skin crawl. The film presents itself as…

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Static Shock – A Neglected Gem

For the generation that grew up in the 1990s and early 2000s, Static Shock was a household name. Yet, despite the success of the animated series, Static has not been given the chance to truly reach his potential a decade later.

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Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw – Review

Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw is the latest spin-off to come from the Fast & Furious franchise. The film brings familiar faces together in an action-packed, fast-paced blockbuster. Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw stars Dwayne Johnson as Hobbs, Jason Statham as Shaw, Idris Elba as Brixton and Vanessa Kirby as Hattie.…

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The Lion King (2019) – Falling Short of the Original

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.

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The Super Saiyan Legend: The Brilliance of Goku vs Frieza

There is no mistake that Dragon Ball Z’s introduction of the Super Saiyan changed the trajectory of the series, took the franchise to new levels and brought an incredible number of new fans to the story and to anime itself.

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Spider-Man: Far From Home – The New Face of the MCU

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.

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Toy Story 4 – An Animated Masterpiece

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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