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The Boy and the Heron

By | Dec 7, 2023 | Movies, Reviews

Some Mild Spoilers Within In the early days of World War II, twelve-year old Mahito Maki loses his mother in a hospital fire. Leaving his home in Tokyo to move across Japan with his father and pregnant stepmother, Mahito discovers all may not be as it seems on the grounds of his new home when […]

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The Marvels

By | Nov 14, 2023 | Movies, Reviews

By now, you might have heard that The Marvels is underperforming at the box office and wondering if it’s just not worth seeing. Well, that low performance is a huge shame, because The Marvels is one of the best movies this side of Endgame. It’s fun, it’s filled with great action, and it gives all […]

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The Killer

By | Nov 7, 2023 | Movies, Reviews

Is there a director more suited to telling the story of a cold, calculated killer than David Fincher? The man who has so expertly turned his eye to countless serial murderers takes his vision to those who slay for pay in The Killer. Fincher’s vision is ruthless, tight, and thoroughly planned to the minute detail. […]

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Wingwomen

By | Nov 2, 2023 | Movies, Reviews

Based on “The Grande Odalisque” by Bastien Vivès, Florent Ruppert, and Jérôme Mulot, director/lead actress Mélanie Laurent’s new Netflix movie, Wingwomen (Voleuses, or Thieves in French), follows three women embarking on one last heist to get out of the business. Now unfortunately, since the film was produced, both Vivès and Ruppert have landed in hot […]

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Scooby-Doo! and Krypto, Too!

By | Sep 29, 2023 | Movies, Reviews

Logline: the Justice League have gone missing, but the Hall of Justice remains open to visitors. When a ghost apparently starts haunting the building though, Jimmy Olsen invites the Mystery Inc. gang to investigate. Scooby-Doo and the DC Universe have been crossing over since 1972’s The New Scooby-Doo Movies, where The Adventures of Batman stars […]

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Babylon 5: The Road Home

By | Aug 25, 2023 | Movies, Reviews

I was there, when Babylon 5 first came to streaming. I was there, when Babylon 5 was remastered. I was there for all five seasons of the station that wraps humans and aliens in two million, five hundred thousand tons of spinning metal . . . all alone in the night. I was there at the dawn of the new age, traveling The Road Home.

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Blue Beetle

By | Aug 21, 2023 | Movies, Reviews

As we enter the strange grey area between the cinematic Flashpoint-inspired Flash movie and James Gunn’s reshaping of the DC cinematic universe, it can be hard to feel excited about another superhero movie without knowing how it actually fits or if it’s going to be retconned away. But that should in no way discourage anyone […]

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The Wolverine: 10 Years Later

By | Aug 8, 2023 | Movies, Reviews

Editor’s Note: As a site founded on the idea that X-Men Origins: Wolverine is good, actually, it seemed fitting to celebrate the 10th anniversary of its sequel. Thanks to Ryan for stepping up to the task and reevaluating this second standalone Wolvie outing. For those craving more Wolverine film goodness, we’ve got you covered. When […]

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Extraction 2

By | Jun 27, 2023 | Movies, Reviews

Action heroes never truly die, and despite the ending of the first Extraction film, Chris Hemsworth is back again as Tyler Rake. The world’s greatest expert on getting people out of dangerous places is back. This Rake is smashing his way through a Georgian prison. For fans of the first film, Extraction 2 provides all […]

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Stan Lee

By | Jun 21, 2023 | Movies, Reviews

On paper, the idea of a documentary about Stan Lee’s life narrated by archive recordings of the Man himself seemed like a terrible idea, for several reasons. Firstly, the idea of stitching together various interviews (where he sounds jarringly different at times because of the ages they were recorded at) does not seem like it […]

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The Flash

By | Jun 19, 2023 | Movies, Reviews

Note: When discussing the character of Barry Allen, I will use he/him pronouns. When considering the performance of Ezra Miller, I will use they/them. Just to get this out of the way at the top, this isn’t really the space for me to critique the promotional and commercial system that justifies the sale of Ezra […]

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Transformers: Rise of the Beasts

By | Jun 9, 2023 | Movies, Reviews

Picking up seven years after Bumblebee, this second prequel in the Transformers series is looking to stand on its own while also bridging what is an effective standalone movie and the rest of the series to the Michael Bay era, and it is mostly successful in that endeavor. Some mild spoilers ahead. Transformers: Rise of […]

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Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse

By | Jun 5, 2023 | Movies, Reviews

Across the Spider-Verse is, almost obviously, excellent. It’s a film that genuinely challenges itself visually, consistently working to surprise every demographic placed in front of it. This is the kind of story that is vital to the generative lifeblood of animation, even when it concedes to tropes or stacks its plate too high. You can […]

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Asterix & Obelix: The Middle Kingdom

By | May 24, 2023 | Movies, Reviews

Note: this review uses names provided by Netflix’s English subtitles, instead of the French transcription. Asterix & Obelix: The Middle Kingdom, the fifth live-action “Asterix” film, and the first since 2012, was released on Netflix last weekend. Directed by and starring Guillaume Canet as Asterix, with Gilles Lellouche as Obelix, Vincent Cassel as Julius Caesar, […]

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Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3

By | May 8, 2023 | Movies, Reviews

Have you ever cried because of a raccoon? Because you will. This review contains minor spoilers. James Gunn’s third and final installment of Guardians of the Galaxy may be the best movie of the saga. It focuses on the story of Rocket, whose past we get to see while the team tries to save him […]

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Batman: The Doom That Came to Gotham

By | Apr 4, 2023 | Movies, Reviews

Something evil lurks in the shadows, a greater horror than any Batman has ever faced. After decades of facing a plethora of horrors on screen, Batman finally finds himself locked in battle against H.P. Lovecraft’s Cthulhu Mythos. Christopher Berkley and Sam Liu direct this adaptation of Mike Mignola, Richard Pace and Troy Nixey’s comic, with […]

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Shazam! Fury of the Gods

By | Mar 17, 2023 | Movies, Reviews

After the surprising success of the first Shazam! film, the prospect of more adventures of the former Marvel Family (now I guess Shazamily), from director David F. Sandberg, was something to hold onto with pandemic delays, VFX-related delays, and several regime changes at all levels of the corporate ladder. So now, finally, Shazam! Fury of […]

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