Review: “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness”

Sam Raimi's "Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness" wastes no time in living up to its title.  Seconds after the Marvel Logo fades we're hurtling through an alternate reality as a ponytailed, bi-lingual Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch), and a young woman we later learn to be America Chavez (Xochitl Gomez) is pursued by a vicious [...]

By |2022-05-05T22:38:08-07:00May 5th, 2022|Movie Reviews, Reviews|0 Comments

Review: “Hawkeye”

The first two episodes of the eight-episode limited series "Hawkeye" drop on Disney+ this Wednesday. (Or late Tuesday night, depending on your time zone)   Each of the MCU limited series has had a unique flavor and "Hawkeye" continues this tradition but goes in a direction many might not expect.  And although the first two episodes [...]

By |2021-11-24T14:21:56-07:00November 23rd, 2021|Reviews, T.V. Reviews|0 Comments

Review: “Eternals”

It's already become cliche to say "Eternals is different than any other film in the MCU!"  And while it still fits the basic Marvel formula of action, abrupt humor, and excessive CGI climaxes, Kevin Feige has allowed some very bold deviations. Most notably is hiring Chloé Zhao to write and direct the film.  Her academy [...]

By |2021-11-05T16:29:56-07:00November 5th, 2021|Movie Reviews, Reviews|0 Comments

Movie Review: Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings

The second film in phase four of the Marvel Cinematic Universe is finally out, and it's excellent.  Until it's not. The Ten Rings have sorta appeared in the MCU once before.  In Iron Man 3, Ben Kingsley portrayed a fictional version of the Mandarin who wore 10 rings on his fingers.  As this movie opens [...]

By |2021-09-02T22:15:37-07:00September 2nd, 2021|Movie Reviews, Reviews|0 Comments

Movie Review: “Black Widow”

Scarlett Johansson has been a part of the MCU for over 11 years after first appearing in "Iron Man 2."  That's a long time for a character as prominent as "Black Widow" to go without a standalone movie or TV series of their own.  The reasons (excuses) were the usual misogynistic fare.  "No one will [...]

By |2021-07-08T22:38:13-07:00July 8th, 2021|Movie Reviews, Reviews|0 Comments

Review: “Dark Phoenix”

It has been eight years since "X-Men: First Class" was released, but nearly thirty years have passed when "Dark Phoenix" picks up.  It's the second super-hero film in three months that takes place in the '90s, but while "Captain Marvel" reveled in nostalgia this conclusion to the First Class series wallows in melodrama. The story [...]

By |2019-06-07T13:07:30-07:00June 7th, 2019|Movie Reviews, Reviews|0 Comments

Movie Review: “Avengers: Infinity War”

It's difficult to write a review when a film leaves you speechless... Joe and Anthony Russo took on what many deemed to be an impossible task:  Assembling characters from ALL of the MCU films to date into a single cohesive film where they battle a purple supervillain who had so far only been seen lazily glowering from a [...]

By |2018-04-26T21:15:13-07:00April 26th, 2018|Movie Reviews, Reviews|0 Comments

Movie Review: “Black Panther”

There’s a moment early in “Black Panther” where T’Challa’s(Chadwick Boseman) resourceful sister (Letitia Wright) playfully tells him, “Just because it works, doesn't mean it can’t be improved on.”  This line is clearly a message to those who have become critical of the now predictable MCU Formula. Even though each film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe [...]

By |2019-03-11T17:02:55-07:00February 16th, 2018|Movie Reviews, Reviews|0 Comments

Advance Screening- “Thor: Ragnarok” (Phx)

Enter to win a pair of passes to the advance screening of THOR: RAGNAROK Monday, October 30th Harkins AZ Mill IMAX 3D 7pm In Marvel Studios’ “Thor: Ragnarok,” Thor is imprisoned on the other side of the universe without his mighty hammer and finds himself in a race against time to get back [...]

By |2019-03-11T17:03:25-07:00October 19th, 2017|Arizona, Screenings|0 Comments

Review: “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2”

I’ve been developing a theory over the past few years.  It still needs further research, but it seems to hold true.  You can tell a film will be exceptional or exceptionally poor based on the creativity of the opening credits.  The opening credits of GotG2 is a great example of this.  The team has assembled [...]

By |2017-05-19T02:52:01-07:00May 3rd, 2017|Movie Reviews, Reviews|0 Comments