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The Marvels Fails to Shift Out of First Gear

Upon the release of the 2019 film, Captain Marvel, Disney faced significant challenges. Brie Larson, the actress portraying the lead character, made remarks during the movie’s promotional tour that some found polarizing. Consequently, a portion of the audience critiqued the… Continue Reading →

Secret Invasion Should Awaken Marvel’s Small-Screen Success

The ninth installment of the Marvel Cinematic Universe is Secret Invasion, set to premiere on Disney+ on June 21st. Typically, I begin my reviews by providing some background on the comic book source material and delving into a comparison between… Continue Reading →

Vol. 3 Proves Guardians of the Galaxy is the Heart of the MCU

Guardians of the Galaxy is one of those Marvel properties that most moviegoers did not even know existed prior to 2014, including myself. Despite that, the ragtag team of space heroes cemented themselves as one of the most popular characters… Continue Reading →

She-Hulk Breaks the Glass Ceiling (and the Fourth Wall)

Per Matt The Incredible Hulk played a major role in bringing a powerful-but-flawed comic-book character into my impressionable years. As a Child of the ’80s, I preferred to purchase my DC Comics (leaning heavily on Batman), while watching the Marvel… Continue Reading →

Lightning Strikes Twice for Taika in Thor: Love and Thunder

Per Matt Originally dark and dreary, the Thor franchise was not exactly well received in Marvel’s Phase One by critics and fans alike (although I’m probably one of the few who didn’t mind the plot devices). When Taika Waititi was… Continue Reading →

Ms. Marvel Doesn’t Feel Marvelous

The Marvel Cinematic Universe has been introducing audiences to both old and new characters for many years. We were gifted the initial treats of seeing fan favorites such as Iron Man, Captain America and Thor. Along with these iconic characters… Continue Reading →

Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness Checks All the Boxes

If you know me, you know that I have a taste for action movies and horror flicks. A few times in history these genres have overlapped with one another. Even fewer have been successful. Most of the time, horror-action films… Continue Reading →

The Power of the Dog Attacks Psychological Torture, Trauma

Per Matt Jane Campion’s eighth feature film, The Power of the Dog, takes a bite out of love, grief and jealousy, as the multi-hyphenate filmmaker brings psychological torture to the American wild, wild West in this big-screen adaptation of Thomas… Continue Reading →

The Harder They Fall Aims to Revive the Western Genre

Per Matt Western movies tend to follow tried-but-true tropes. I’ve enjoyed watching them throughout the years, but their storylines are often predictable. The good guys are often officers upholding the law, chasing down criminals or even Native Americans. Dances with… Continue Reading →

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