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Trailer Rundown: It, Spider-Man: Homecoming, Valerian

Reboots. Sequels. Reboots of reboots that had sequels.

Then there’s Valerian and the City of Long Movie Titles. Oh, that’s a comic book adaptation? At least it looks pretty.

Luc Besson (“legendary director,” according to some marketing campaigns) has a new film coming out this year. Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (do the 1,000 planets have cities? do those cities have planets inside of them? we may never know).

Besson is best known for a great crime film, The Professional, and a slightly over-rated, imaginative science fiction cult hit The Fifth Element. He also made Lucy, but let’s not talk about it.

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Valerian looks like a spiritual sequel to The Fifth Element. The new trailer for the film, admittedly, looks quite beautiful on a computer generated level.

There is also no reason to believe that the film will hold up in Continue reading Trailer Rundown: It, Spider-Man: Homecoming, Valerian

Most Anticipated Films of 2017

Happy New Year beautiful readers! With the New Year upon us, it is time to take a look forward at 2017 in the theaters. As happens every January, we are looking ahead hopeful at the high profile films that are coming out. And once we get through the wasteland that is January (I’m looking at you, The Bye Bye Man) our starry eyes will be glazed over with a lack of faith in the Hollywood system.

So before that happens, let’s take a look at the most highly anticipated films of 2017. Note: I know what you’re thinking. You think this list will be playing into the hands and pockets of Hollywood given the sequels, reboots, and huge budget tentpoles that will inevitably be on this list. Which is why I am splitting this list in half. This list will look at the bigger budget releases, and a separate article will look at the potentially smaller (certainly not sequel) films of 2017.

Additionally, this list is not ranked. Instead, it is organized by what the scheduled release dates for the films are.

 

Logan

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The X-Men franchise has come in waves. The first two films broke open the Continue reading Most Anticipated Films of 2017

Doctor Strange (2016) Movie Review

Stephen Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch), a cocksure neurosurgeon with the mind of a savant, becomes victim to a (rather excessive) car wreck. His hands smashed through the windshield and succumbing to massive nerve damage, he may never practice surgery again. Wonderful parallel shots show his fall from grace in a shot structure that seems almost too elegant for a Marvel film.

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When a physical recovery becomes impossible for him, Strange seeks Continue reading Doctor Strange (2016) Movie Review

Captain America: Civil War (2016) Movie Review

The premise of Captain America: Civil War is exactly what it sounds like: a legislation called the Sokovia Accords will put restrictions on the power of superheroes, and it threatens to tear the Avengers in two. Divided, faction leaders Cap (Chris Evans) and Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.) face off in a heated battle for the future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU).

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Narratively, the film juggles many balls, but few of them get dropped. Sure, they are Continue reading Captain America: Civil War (2016) Movie Review

Captain America: Civil War Trailer 2 Reaction

A new Captain America: Civil War trailer dropped today, and, while it recycles a lot of footage we have already seen in previous trailers, a few takeaways make the film all the more highly anticipated.

We see an extension of the scene where Iron Man makes the scathing statement that he would like to “punch [Cap] in [his] perfect teeth.”

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We see a snippet of Chadwick Boseman out of his Black Panther costume, emotionally reacting to Continue reading Captain America: Civil War Trailer 2 Reaction

Deadpool (2016) Movie Review

From minute one of Deadpool, it is clear that we are dealing with a wholly unique film. If you didn’t know what you were getting into with this film, the opening credits sequence explains it for your rather efficiently.

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Given a film that never Continue reading Deadpool (2016) Movie Review

New Captain America: Civil War Trailer is a Super Bowl of its Own

The new Captain America: Civil War trailer appearing during the Super Bowl is a short, 45 second teaser, but it is packed with enough juicy Marvel goodness to be picked apart.

Most eye grabbing is a gadget strapped onto Tony Stark which blocks a bullet coming from Bucky Barnes gun.

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The next Marvel film is set to be exactly what its title promises, an all-out superhero civil war. And, with this trailer, Continue reading New Captain America: Civil War Trailer is a Super Bowl of its Own

Ant-Man (2015) Movie Review

 

What do you get when you put a comedy A-lister in the middle of swarms of CG ants and a goatee-toting Michael Douglas? Marvel Studios’ most recent addition to their already overblown universe.

 

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Ant-Man was at one time a project that appeared like it would never get off the ground. The film was originally headed by the talented Edgar Wright. He left the project after Continue reading Ant-Man (2015) Movie Review