Movie Review: Doctor Strange In The Multiverse of Madness

MOVIE REVIEW!!

Doctor Strange In The Multiverse of Madness (2022)

Starring: Benedict Cumberbatch, Elizabeth Olsen, Benedict Wong, Chiwetel Ejiofor

Directed By: Sam Raimi

MINOR SPOILERS

Fresh after messing with the multiverse to help out Peter Parker in Spider-Man: No Way Home, Doctor Stephen Strange returns to theaters to deal with more multiverse exploration in The Multiverse of Madness. The latest installment in the pop culture behemoth that is the Marvel Cinematic Universe has arguably the most hype surrounding a film ever, and it stands to reason that big, big things are coming from this movie, especially when TV spots are already revealing things. It’s enough to make you wonder “if they’re okay showing that, what are they holding back”?

Both a lot and not enough.

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TV Review: Moon Knight

TV Review!

Moon Knight (2022)

MINOR SPOILERS

The Marvel cinematic universe has carved quite a niche for itself on Disney+, but they’ve all been established side characters getting a wider spotlight. Hawkeye, Falcon, Winter Soldier, Scarlet Witch, and Loki all got the chance to star in stories that moved the wider MCU forward in big and small ways, and while they introduced some new characters to the fold, none of them were a true introduction until now. Moon Knight, the latest Disney+ MCU entry, is unique in a lot ways, as it introduces a new character to audiences and completely upends the formula of these shows and the character’s typical depictions in comics in unexpected ways, both good and bad.

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Movie Review: The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent

MOVIE REVIEW!

The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent (2022)

Starring: Nicolas Cage, Pedro Pascal, Tiffany Hadish, Ike Barinholtz

Directed By: Tom Cormican

MINOR SPOILERS

Nicolas Cage is a legend. Whether you’re a fan, an avoider, or a casual observer, there’s no denying that the man is a unique force in acting and has a had a career that’s spanned decades and genres. Comic book movies, romantic comedies, action films, Oscar bait, Cage has done it all, but The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent gives Cage a role he’s never played before: himself. Yes,Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent puts the spotlight on Cage without any gimmicks or bad hairpieces, casting him as a slightly larger than life version of himself that gets wrapped up in a CIA investigation of a potential drug lord in South America, who just so happens to be a Cage superfan. After a career resurgence that’s seen the actor embrace more offbeat fare like Mandy and Pig, the weird metamovie where Cage plays himself end ups as an incredibly fun ride and one of Cage’s best films.

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Movie Review: The Northman

The Northman (2022)

Starring: Alexander Skarsgaard, Willem Dafoe, Nicole Kidman, Anya Taylor-Joy

Directed By: Robert Eggers

Robert Eggers has already made a name for himself with the one two punch of The Witch and The Lighthouse, but he enters a whole new arena with The Northman. Based on the original legend that inspired Hamlet, the film follows the story of a young Viking who seeks vengeance on his uncle after his father is murdered. But even with a story that has been covered time and time again in different genres, Eggers’ tale of revenge is still uniquely his own.

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Movie Review: Everything Everywhere All At Once

Everything Everywhere All At Once (2022)

Starring: Michelle Yeoh, Ke Huy Quan, Stephanie Hsu

Directed By: Daniel Scheinert, Dan Kwan

MINOR SPOILERS

What happpens when you mix multiverses, hot dog fingers, the IRS, and put it in a movie starring Michelle Yeoh (Shang-Chi & The Legend of the Ten Rings) and the directing duo behind Swiss Army Man? You get Everything Everywhere All At Once, one of the most insane and original movies I’ve seen in a long time.

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Movie Review: The Batman!

MOVIE REVIEW!!

The Batman (2021)

Starring: Robert Pattinson, Zoe Kravitz, Paul Dano, Jeffrey Wright, Colin Farrell

Directed By: Matt Reeves

MINOR SPOILERS

It’s been a long road to The Batman, the first solo Batman film in a decade. What originally started as an adventure for Ben Affleck’s Caped Crusader (which he was initially going to write and direct) has now become another reset of the Dark Knight, this time with a new director in War For the Planet Of Apes‘ Matt Reeves, and a new Bruce Wayne under the cowl with Robert Pattinson. It’s very much NOT set in the larger DCEU that contained Affleck’s Batman or any of the previous events of Batman V Superman and Justice League. No, this is a brand new spin on the Batman, and many people may be asking: “Another reboot of Batman? What is left to do here? And can this be any good?”

Shockingly, yes.

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TV Review: Peacemaker!

TV REVIEW!

Peacemaker (2022)

Despite the fact that 2021’s The Suicide Squad didn’t perform well at the box office, it still was one of the best movies of the year, with James Gunn injecting a whole lot of fun and insanity into the DCEU. Of the many things that movie gave us, one of the best was John Cena’s take on Peacemaker. A far cry from the version of the comics, The Suicide Squad‘s Peacemaker was essentially “douchey Captain America”, and he was hysterical. A perfect comic showcase for the WWE superstar, it introduced a whole new angle to the character, and yet even with that, a spinoff show focusing solely on him still seemed like a weird idea. But once again, we should know to trust James Gunn, as Peacemaker is one of the best shows of the year.

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TV Review: Star Wars: The Book of Boba Fett

TV Review!!

Star Wars: The Book of Boba Fett (2021)

SPOILERS

After years of rumors, delays, and restarts, the most feared Bounty Hunter in the galaxy stars in his own show. Star Wars: The Book Of Boba Fett, the latest in Disney and Lucasfilm’s sprawling Star Wars series, is the first “spin off” of the pop culture behemoth The Mandalorian, as well as being the first Star Wars vehicle to give the man behind the mask more than 5 lines of dialogue. With a fan favorite character finally being given the spotlight, Book of Boba Fett gets the chance to deliver the goods that so many action figures, (now) non-canon tie in novels, and even the second season of Mandalorian promised. Unfortunately for Fett, the shadow of his Mandalorian counterpart looms large over his show, and even at times steals it right out from under him.

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Another Year Around The Sun

Once again, it’s the day of my birth, and just like last year, I wanted to share some of my favorite things from the year that just ended. 2021 was definitely an improvement over 2020, at least in the fact that there were moments where I felt okay going to places outside of the Seacoast area, but unfortunately it seems like we’re back into the land of uncertainty. But, let’s try not to dwell on that, let’s look at some of my favorite music, games, movies, TV, comics, and more for the year of 2021. It’s my way of sharing a little birthday cheer with all of you.

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Movie Review: The Matrix Resurrections

MOVIE REVIEW!!

The Matrix Resurrections (2021)

Starring: Keanu Reeves, Carrie-Ann Moss, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Jessica Henwick

Directed By: Lana Wachowski

MINOR SPOILERS

Over twenty years ago, The Matrix changed movies for a generation. A couple years after that, The Matrix Reloaded and The Matrix Revolutions….didn’t. But everything old is new again, and the Matrix is back with a fresh coat of paint in The Matrix Resurrections, a brand new tale from half of the Wachowski siblings who gave us the original classic movie. While the hype isn’t at Star Wars levels, there’s still a surge of curiosity surrounding the film, and Resurrections is definitely a film that needs to be seen to be believed, as it’s one of the weirdest blockbusters of the year.

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