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Alita: Battle Angel Soars

From writer/producer James Cameron comes a spectacular sci-fi movie that’s based on a Manga series, called Battle Angel Alita. Manga for those who don’t know are Japanese comics or graphic novels. These are somewhat different from what you might find in the pantheon of American comics from producers like Marvel, DC, Darkhorse, or IDW. What […]

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Finding the right piece of ‘Glass’ is cumbersome

From M. Night Shyamalan comes a superhero film that’s unlike any you’ve seen before. This isn’t Marvel or DC. This isn’t the Avengers or the Justice League. This movie attempts to bridge the gap between superhero fiction and reality. It focuses on characters that have abilities but are somewhat believable. Mr. Glass (Samuel L. Jackson) […]

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BumbleBee Buzz is Overrated but Ok

Transformers first-generation fans rejoice! The latest installment of the Transformers franchise has arrived with some amount of originality. Unlike the other films in the series, this film does not focus on how flashy the Transformers can look or the variety of bots that appear. Instead, it focuses more on the relationship between BumbleBee and an […]

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Sink or Swim: Aquaman glides through expectations

Aquaman is back but this time he’s without his “Super Friends.” This film is all about the extraordinary half human/half-Atlantean being, Arthur Curry (Jason Momoa), or as he’s more commonly known, Aquaman, who assumes his rightful place upon the throne of Atlantis. For the Entourage fans, this is not scrawny Vinnie Chase dressing up in […]

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Into the Spider-Verse spins its web with panache

Critically acclaimed and praised by audiences too, Into the Spider-Verse has had a positive reception.  At the outset of the film, we are introduced to notorious criminal Kingpin as he gains access to the power of a particle accelerator, which allows him to reach parallel universes and thus, alternate versions of himself and others. What […]

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Holiday Hits: Best movies to watch this season

Pour yourself a glass of holiday merriment and help yourself to a serving of well wishes for all, because it’s that time of year for your favorite holiday hits. Each year we are delighted by the onset of the holiday season. Thanksgiving, Diwali, Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Ōmisoka, New Year’s… no matter your religion, beliefs, or location, […]

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Green Book makes you want to turn another page

Racially charged and emotionally uplifting, Green Book enters our minds and our hearts with aplomb. The film is about a black pianist and an Italian driver interacting and engaging each other on heavy concepts such as morality, bigotry, and decency, but also on mundane topics like music, food, and behavior. But at the film’s core […]

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Movies to watch this December

Here are some front-runner movies to look out for in December. Mary Queen of Scots A historical drama, Mary Queen of Scots illustrates the conflict between cousins Mary Stuart and Elizabeth I. Mary wishes to claim the English throne, and therefore threatens Elizabeth’s sovereignty. The film will be released on December 7. Spider-Man: Into the […]

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Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald Pulls it off

From the mind of the legendary author, J.K. Rowling, responsible for Harry Potter, comes another story of magical creatures, who co-exist with humans, or muggles as they’re called in the stories. So elaborate is the world in which these beings exist that it has established its author as an enchantress unto her own. In fact, […]

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The Grinch Steals Christmas but not our hearts

Dr. Suess’ famous Christmas story is born again in this latest 3D computer-animated interpretation, The Grinch (2018), produced by Illumination, the same production team that worked on the Despicable Me films. It is the story’s third screen adaptation. What’s the movie about? Created in 1957, this story is one of the author’s most famous works. […]

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Bohemian Rhapsody: Shining the light on Queen

At the helm of musical artistry, sexual volatility, and racial obscurity stands the king of Queen, Freddie Mercury. The biopic, Bohemian Rhapsody, chronicles the rise of this legendary rock star and his bandmates in a time when being “different” could mean complete and utter alienation. Never mind the consequences though, for Freddie and his pals […]

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