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Black Adam (2022) Review

ALL JOHNSON AND NO SUBSTANCE   The DCEU has certainly had its fair share of problems along its planned trajectory. As Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) continues to provide moviegoers everywhere with its extensive cinematic library of Marvel character superhero adventures, the DCEU is trying to play catch up with its own realm of costumed heroes and superhuman beings. The studio,

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The Woman King (2022) Review

WE ARE DAHOMEY!   Throughout history, African American women have played important part in developing to be the “unsung” heroes throughout a wide variety of roles in society, science, civil rights, and entertainment. While faced with variety of obstacles to overcome in amongst both their gender based and / or their racial division amongst the public, women of African American

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Halloween Ends (2022) Review

ENDING ON A “BOOGEYMAN” WHIMPER   In 2018, Universal Pictures and Blumhouse Productions released the horror slasher film Halloween, the eleventh installment in the Halloween series and the direct sequel to the original 1978 feature. Directed by David Gordon Green, the film, which starred Jamie Lee Curtis, Judy Greer, and Andi Matichak, is sets 40 years after the events of the first film

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Where the Crawdads Sing (2022) Review

OF BEAUTIFUL CINEMATICS AND INCOHERENT STORYTELLING   In the age of cinematic storytelling, Hollywood has always turned to other source materials for inspiration. Some have been based on a “true story” or event, while others have taken “loosely” based on certain scenarios (i.e., alternative history). Naturally, the ideas of popular properties from the likes of video games, literary novels, and

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Everything Everywhere All at Once (2022) Review

JUST BE A ROCK!   The idea of a multiverse has certain been a big business in recent big mainstream tentpoles, with blockbuster cinematics of late exploring the various concepts of alternate timelines and different lives. While not exactly a new convention of plot mechanics, multiverse business has utilized in a wide variety of storytelling art forms, including comic books,

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Cyrano (2022) Review (650th Review)

AND I LOVED MY PRIDE!   Director Joe Wright has always gravitated towards doing historical period pieces for his film projects, letting the setting and era speak for itself within the cinematic backdrop and finding a complimenting rhythm in the period piece. Whether guided towards historical events or just the thrill of doing a costumed drama, Wright has brought several

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DC League of Super-Pets (2022) Review

A FUN ANIMATED SUPERHERO ENDEAVOR   Over the past decade, DC Comics has diversified its cinematic production for both the big and small screen platforms by taking its superhero roster and presenting narratives that helps expand their showcase of saving the world from evil forces. Of course, the live-action avenue has been at the forefront of mainstream media, especially from

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Nope (2022) Review

WHAT’S A BAD MIRACLE?   Over the past several years, Jordan Peele has definitely been making a name for himself on both the big and small screen. While he started in small roles on shows like MADtv, Children’s Hospital, and Fargo, Peele gained some notoriety when he started on the sketch comedy TV show Key & Peele, which aired on the channel Comedy Central.

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Paws of Fury: The Legend of Hank (2022) Review

A DATED, CONVENTIONAL, AND WEAK ANIMATED TALE   Remakes are a dime a dozen in today’s cinematic landscape of Hollywood, with the idea of revamping, reworking, and reimagining old ideas into new ones being commonplace in today’s world. Rather than breathing new life into something or creating something a bit more original, the idea of adapting an old property into

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