Ant-Man and the Wasp Review

After Avengers: Infinity War left the Marvel universe on an incredibly bleak note, the timing couldn’t be better for Paul Rudd’s miniature-sized hero to sneak back in and rescue the mood. Ant-Man and the Wasp may not offer fans many clues following April’s brutal cliffhanger, but what the sequel does deliver on is lighthearted comic relief, zippy... Continue Reading →

Deadpool 2 Review

It’s been a little over two years since we were first introduced to Ryan Reynolds’ crude-talking Deadpool, and thanks to sly and satirical marketing efforts by Fox, it feels like he’s never left us. This weekend, they’re certain to all pay off, as Deadpool 2 is projected to rake in up to $150 million, smoking... Continue Reading →

Avengers: Infinity War Review

After 10 years, 18 movies, 14 billion dollars in net earnings, and a dizzying array of explosions, the widest assembly of superheroes yet has finally arrived in Marvel’s Avengers: Infinity War. In what observers are labeling the most ambitious movie crossover event of all time, a decade of powers and punches, as well as studio... Continue Reading →

Black Panther Review

In our current moviegoing climate, a fresh Marvel movie dominating the box office is certainly no surprise, but the jaw-dropping gargantuan success of Black Panther is nothing short of astounding. The glittering allure of the Marvel brand name alone is certainly enough to ensure the film’s success, but a $200 million-plus opening box office take,... Continue Reading →

Justice League Review

And just like that, 2017’s superhero streak has come to an end. Despite the encouragement this past June’s exceptional Wonder Woman provided, Zack Snyder’s Justice League won’t sit among the ranks of recent hits including Logan or Thor: Ragnarok, but rather plummets the DC Extended Universe back to the pitiful depths of Batman v Superman... Continue Reading →

Thor: Ragnarok Review

In Norse mythology, “Ragnarök” refers to the prophesied apocalypse: the purging of the world through water, and the beginning of life anew. In the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s 17th film, Kevin Feige and company deftly cleanse the Thor franchise of former blemish, and triumphantly usher in a glorious new era for the god of thunder. With New... Continue Reading →

Kingsman: The Golden Circle Review

The sequel to 2015's Kingsman: The Secret Service is hardly more than a ritualistic exercise in the law of diminishing returns. Matthew Vaughn returns to direct, delivering a second entry guilty of nearly every violation for which subpar sequels are known. Formula is favored over invention, gags are recycled, and characterization is ignored. With a star-studded... Continue Reading →

Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets Review

The bigger they are, the harder they fall. French film director Luc Besson’s sci-fi spectacle Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets is his most expensive, and riskiest production yet. With a bewildering deep mythology, and problematic casting eclipsed by garish special effects, this French comic adaptation faces a difficult road winning the property... Continue Reading →

Spider-Man: Homecoming Review

I never would have believed it, but Sony Pictures has successfully sold me on a new Spider-Man. Considering the newest incarnation of the web-crawler is the third manifestation of the character in only 15 years, the proficiency with which Marvel has succeeded with this reboot is a profound feat that is not to be ignored.... Continue Reading →

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