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Movie Review: Black Panther!


Black_Panther_film_posterBlack Panther (2018)

Starring: Chadwick Boseman, Michael B Jordan, Lupita N’yongo, Danai Gurire

Directed By: Ryan Coogler


Ryan Coogler’s Black Panther has a lot to live up to. As not only the first Marvel Studios movie to feature an African-American lead, but also the director’s first major tent pole movie, there’s a lot to expect from the film. But amazingly, Black Panther lives up to the hype, presenting a movie that’s not only worthy of the character, but also one that could (and should) start a movement similar to the one Wonder Woman started last Summer. Read the rest of this entry

Movie Review: The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

download (1)The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (2013)

Starring: Martin Freeman, Ian McKellan, Richard Armitage, Luke Evans, Orlando Bloom, Evangeline Lilly

Directed By: Peter Jackson

Now this is more like it.  The second film in The Hobbit trilogy has more action, more excitement, and well, more things from Tolkien’s original story than the last,and while there’s a large chunk of original material, none of it seems too out of place. The previous adventure with Bilbo and his company of dwarves was fun, but dragged considerably in the first hour. With The Desolation of Smaug, the action picks up right away and carries throughout the film. There’s a few pacing problems in the middle of the film, but for the most part this installment never lets up in the action department. Read the rest of this entry