Parasite – A Magnificent, Wild Ride

Parasite is a mesmerizing social satire that is easily one of the best films of the year.

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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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Teen Titans Go! Vs. Teen Titans – Movie Review

How many times have we heard the following phrase: “They ruined my childhood”? I’m willing to bet ‘too often’ considering Hollywood’s natural inclination to remake popular movies from the past. In the comic book world, things are certainly the same. This phrase was uttered by many in 2013 when Teen Titans Go! first premiered. This may…

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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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Hotarubi no Mori e (2011) – Retrospective Review

“The first time I met him was when I was six.” Hotarubi no Mori e (2011), translated in English as Into the Forest of Fireflies’ Light, is a 45-minute anime film directed by Takahiro Omori and based on the one-shot manga written by Yuki Midorikawa. It centers around Hotaru, who one day finds herself lost…

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Once Upon a Time In Hollywood – Review

Quentin Tarantino delivered a nostalgic and honest love letter to the film industry in his ninth film Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood. Set in the late 60s and early 70s the story follows actor Rick Dalton, played by Leonardo DiCaprio and his stunt double Cliff Booth, played by Brad Pitt, as they come…

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In the Mirror of the Phantasm – Batman: Mask of the Phantasm Retrospective

A Reflection & Review of DC Comics’ 1993 Batman: Mask of the Phantasm. Animated feature films continue to excel in the box office. On December 14th 2018, the most significant animated adaptation of a Marvel comic book character was released. Marvel’s animated endeavor hit theaters to mass critical and public acclaim. That film would go…

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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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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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BATMAN – 30 Years Later

Tim Burton’s BATMAN released in the summer of 1989 to overwhelming box office success and saw Bat-Mania sweep the world. Almost creating the trend of covering the opening weekend box office overnight the film made over $40 million in its debut weekend ($5 million more than its budget) which shattered all previous records. Starring Michael…

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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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Dark Phoenix – REVIEW

Dark Phoenix takes a grounded, darker and streamlined approach to the classic story and wraps up the First Class Saga in a unique and fulfilling way. Dark Phoenix stars the longtime cast of James McAvoy as Professor Charles Xavier, Michael Fassbender as Erik Lehnsherr, Jennifer Lawrence Raven, Sophie Turner as Jean Grey, Nicholas Hoult as…

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Godzilla: King of the Monsters – Review

While not as thematically rich as its predecessor, Godzilla: King of the Monsters dials up the Kaiju action as it delivers stunning visual action sequences and awe inspiring Godzilla moments that will please most fans. Godzilla: King of the Monsters stars Kyle Chandler as Mark Russell, Vera Farmiga as Dr. Emma Russell, Millie Bobby Brown…

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