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Movie Review: Creed II!

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Creed II (2018)

Starring: Michael B Jordan, Tessa Thompson, Sylvester Stallone, Dolph Lundgren

Directed By: Steven Caple, Jr.

MINOR SPOILERS

The original Creed should never have worked. Reviving the Rocky franchise through the character of a young Adonis Creed, the unknown son of Apollo Creed, was an idea that would’ve felt more at home on a Redbox rental screen than in the actual movie theater, but with Ryan Coogler in the director’s chair and Michael B Jordan behind the boxing gloves, it became one of the best movies f 2015, and one of the standouts in the legendary Rocky franchise, even garnering a Best Supporting Actor nomination for Sylvester Stallone. With that much success, it’s no surprise that a sequel was made, and it’s also no surprise that said sequel would find Adonis facing off with the son of Ivan Drago, the man who killed his father. While there aren’t many surprises in Creed II, it still ends up being a really fun and entertaining film. Read the rest of this entry

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Movie Review: Black Panther!

MOVIE REVIEW!

Black_Panther_film_posterBlack Panther (2018)

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

Directed By: Ryan Coogler

MINOR SPOILERS

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

Fantastic Four: WHAT HAPPENED?

fan4-2With the bomb now dropped and the damage done, you can’t throw a rock at the Internet without hitting an article explaining “why Fantastic Four bombed”. Some sites blame Josh Trank. Others blame Fox. A majority are now saying that it was the two of them together. But no matter what, Marvel’s first family is in worse shape than they were in 2007 after Rise of the Silver Surfer came out (a movie that did BETTER than this movie did critically and commercially). I’ll be straight up with you all: I didn’t go see it. I was on the fence when I first heard about this “realistic” approach to the characters, but once I started reading the reviews I DEFINITELY wasn’t paying money for it. It’s clearly not the response that the director, cast, or studio hoped for, but what happened, really? How is it that Fox can’t get the Fantastic Four right? Read the rest of this entry

Time For The Fantastic

fantastic-four-poster-reboot-artThe moment we’ve been waiting for (or dreading) has arrived: the first teaser trailer for Josh Trank’s Fantastic Four reboot has hit the internet. While it looks a lot better than I was expecting, it still hasn’t done much to move this up my “must see list” for the summer of 2015. Maybe I’ve let the bad buzz around the film get to my head, or maybe I’m just not that interested in another Fox Fantastic Four film, but something is just…well, “off” whenever I watch it. Read the rest of this entry