Ford V Ferrari: An Exhilarating Ride

Ford V Ferrari has dominated the box office this weekend and stands at No. 1 , with a global start of 52.4 million. 20th Century Fox had projected an opening of just shy of 20 million, however it made 31 million in North America alone. Director James Mangold recounts the 1960s era of auto racing.…

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Charlie’s Angels – Review

Charlie’s Angels adds new flair to the all female gang, it’s a fresh new take on the franchise that’ll make you wish you were an Angel after viewing. This film is Directed and Produced by Elizabeth Banks and Elizabeth Cantillon. Starring Kristen Stewart as Sabina, Namoi Scott as Elena, Ella Balsinka as Jane, and Elizabeth…

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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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The Fall of the House of Usher: A look at Guillermo del Toro’s Crimson Peak

In the crowded world of cinematic horror and supernatural stories, Crimson Peak is a beautiful, rare tale that falls into the category of gothic romance. When asked about his influences for this particular project, Guillermo del Toro answered that he tapped into literary works rather than old horror films “I read E.T.A. Hoffman, Henry James,…

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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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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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The Brilliance of Black Panther

Directed by Ryan Coogler, 2018’s Black Panther became an immediate cultural icon. Met with a strong critical reception and earning over 1.3 billion at the box office, Black Panther became a household name for audiences. A gem for both comic book fans and general audiences alike, the film was praised for its strong writing, powerful…

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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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