Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 exceeds expectations
May09

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 exceeds expectations

The Guardians of the Galaxy are back for a bigger and closer adventure. The film is directed and written by James Gunn. The entire cast from the first film such as, Chris Pratt, Dave Bautista, Zoe Saldana, Vin Diesel, and Bradley Cooper, return to their roles for the sequel. They are joined by new-comers Kurt Russel who plays “Ego” and Pom Klementieff who plays “Mantis.” The film takes place about 4 months...

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‘Fast Eight’ film is a rough ride for audience goers
Apr25

‘Fast Eight’ film is a rough ride for audience goers

“Fate of the Furious” is the most recent installment in the “Fast and Furious” franchise and also the start of a new and final trilogy. The movie starts after what happened in the previous film and we see Dom (Vin Diesel) and Letty (Michelle Rodriguez) enjoying their honeymoon in Cuba. Meanwhile, a new villain rises and recruits Dom to control the world and compromise its security. Old enemies become allies and...

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“Animals,” the most human animation
Apr12

“Animals,” the most human animation

Only through the lives of animals can a show accurately portray the social insecurities and existential crisis of the human race. Creators Phil Matarese and Mike Luciano continue their social critiquing of humankind with the second season of “Animals” on HBO. The show takes on the perspective of animals and flips the darwinistic narrative with humans as the unorganized beasts, while the rest of the animal kingdom is comprised of...

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Disney gives a solid throwback with Beauty and the Beast

Disney strikes again, this time with a familiar throwback. The release of “Beauty and the Beast” came with a lot of excitement for many fans of the original cartoon version. The previews for this film appeared to be very similar to scenes from the original cartoon version of 1991. Perhaps people were most excited for the star of the film, Emma Watson. Watson, who was most famous for her role as Hermione in the Harry Potter...

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‘A Cure for Wellness’ experiments with cinematic thriller
Mar02

‘A Cure for Wellness’ experiments with cinematic thriller

Written by Justin Gonzalez Gore Verbinski departs from his action-packed blockbusters and experiments with a dark and moody thriller. Producer Gore Verbinski, best known for directing the “Pirates of the Caribbean” films, continues his extravagant style in the film “A Cure for Wellness” that moves from being an eerie mystery to a psychological thriller, before evolving into a full blown, over-the-top horror...

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Not so ‘Unfortunate’ hit
Feb15

Not so ‘Unfortunate’ hit

A beloved children’s book series and captivating film is now an episodic phenomenon that is taking Netflix streaming by storm. “A Series of Unfortunate Events” is an eight-episode season that focuses on the first four books of Lemony Snicket’s 13-part-series. Much of the entire first season was written by author Daniel Handler, known by his pen name as Lemony Snicket, and stars Neil Patrick Harris as Count Olaf. Snicket is known for...

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