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Wednesday, April 24, 2019

“Shazam!” shows a bright future for DC’s new era of superhero films

After several critical and box office disappointments, DC had succeeded in picking itself back up with successes in both “Aquaman” and “Wonder Woman.” However, they had yet to produce two consecutive hits. That all...

“Captain Marvel” is a marvelous addition to the MCU

“Captain Marvel” is the long-awaited (and much critiqued) addition to the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). After being revealed in the end credits scene of “Avengers: Infinity War,” the titular character became a source of...

“Isn’t it Romantic” is a cynical yet hilarious reimagining of the romantic comedy

“Isn’t it Romantic” features cynical, fiercely independent Natalie (Rebel Wilson), as she is transported from her harsh New York City reality into a rose-colored alternate world as she wakes up in her worst nightmare...

“The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part” is a brilliantly constructed sequel

When I learned that the original Lego Movie was getting a sequel, I was very excited, considering how fun the first was. In a very unexpected way, Warner Animation Group surprised viewers with one...

“Stan and Ollie”: a touching tribute to a legendary comedic duo

Starting their career together in the late 1920s and lasting through the mid-1940s, Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy starred in 107 pictures together as a team that began during the silent era of films...

“Dragon Ball Super: Broly” is an over-the-top and charming spectacle

My relationship with Dragon Ball has always been a rocky one. I enjoyed “Dragon Ball Z” as a child, and kept up with “Super” through word of mouth, only tuning in for the occasional...

“Glass” cracks under pressure

For the better part of the last decade, when a film opened with the words “directed by M. Night Shyamalan,” groans typically followed. Following smash hits in the early 2000s like “The Sixth Sense”...

RBG is more notorious outside “On the Basis of Sex”

Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s (RBG) legacy as a brilliant, formidable advocate for gender equality precedes her. Unfortunately, her biopic “On the Basis of Sex,” doesn’t seem to capture Ginsburg’s fierce tenacity. The legal drama follows...

“You” offers a refreshing perspective on the dangers of obsession

While everyone was busy watching “Bird Box” and playing “Bandersnatch,” I decided to settle down and watch a Netflix Original called “You.” I initially thought it was going to be pretty generic, but I...

“Aquaman” rescues a drowning DC cinematic universe

Ever since his first appearance in 1941, Aquaman has always been pegged below his contemporaries. Several attempts to portray the hero seriously have yielded mixed results at best, leaving the hero who talked to...