Book your room at the ‘Hotel Artemis’

Have you ever thought about being a hero? A criminal? The love and adoration, the notoriety and disdain of the general public (depending on which side you choose and everyone’s individual opinions) is hard to pass up. Plus you might get to wear a cool outfit; at least buy an expensive suit.

One question though: In that line of work, how good is the medical insurance? Where can you go to get treatment for your many wounds?

This summer, Hotel Artemis provides the service.Read More »

‘Deadpool 2’ is another breath of comedic fresh air in the superhero genre.

Over the last few years since the superhero movie genre has taken off, the films have become diversified as far as adding different elements for the world-saving good guys. From the bank heist twists of Ant-Man to the buddy cop addition to Thor: Ragnarok, the range of superhero films is ever expanding.

But there is one hero (or anti-hero) that continues to buck tradition and do things his way. In 2016’s hit, Ryan Reynolds starred as the foul mouthed hero/anti-hero Deadpool and enjoyed breaking down the fourth wall every chance that he got while saving his girlfriend.

In this sequel, Reynolds keeps up the charm and strong performance among the gory and glee as DP’s world expands with new characters, displaying the power of personal virtue and promise of second chances all while not taking itself too seriously. Which is honestly the best part. Read More »

‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ teaser trailer promises a rocking good time.

Queen.

I wasn’t exposed to their music until my college days. I had wonderful hallmates and roommates that opened my pop culture world to show how much I wasn’t seeing. With classic anthems such as “We Are The Champions” and “We Will Rock You”, they have cemented their place in music history.

But what about the story behind the music? What about the story of their front man, Freddy Mercury?Read More »

‘The Predator’ first look feels underwhelming for this retelling

Being born at the start of the 90’s, I missed out on a lot of classic movies that featured generational action heroes such as Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sylvester Stallone. Some of these movies I’m only now watching. I watched the 1987 cult classic science fiction film ‘Predator’ last year during a revival series at a local movie theater. Watching the high level of testosterone in the film, I finally got the full value and appreciation this film has earned over the years.

Now, after sequels, restarts, and a less-than-stellar crossover, a new story will be told. Read More »

‘Avengers: Infinity War’ is a dazzling comic-book spectacle a decade in the making

18 movies. 10 years. After much build-up, pre-release hype, and social-media speculation and guessing games along with every small superhero collaborations and victory, the time finally arrived. Marvel Studios brought all of their heroes together – and they did mean “all” – for a battle for the fate of the universe.

A movie that has had a decade worth of world-building and preparation for the heroes to fight the Big Bad of their world, Avengers: Infinity War is not only a culmination to a long, winding road that started in 2008, but an event unlike any that have come before it on the big screen…and maybe ever again.

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Denzel Washington is badder than ever in ‘The Equalizer 2’

Denzel Washington is one of the best actors of this generation. His magnetic charm, charisma, and commanding performances can be lessons for all aspiring actors. From Broadway to cinema screens, everyone goes to see his movies. Even if the overall film isn’t good, such as Flight, Denzel Washington is sure to commit to the role that he’s given.

One thing that Mr. Washington doesn’t have on his resume is a franchise. That might be checked off the list now. Read More »

10 Years of Superheroes: My look back on the Marvel Cinematic Universe

As we stand one week away from the world wide release of Avengers: Infinity War, Marvel Studios’ Nineteenth film of this franchise, I’ve conducted a Road to Infinity War Marathon: watching all the movies from the MCU before the third installment in the Avengers series. While some movies haven’t aged as well as I thought, one thing is for sure: The Marvel Cinematic Universe was a high risk that continues to pay off with each installment. Read More »

Wes Anderson’s ‘Isle of Dogs’ is a comical but tenderhearted dog tale.

Outside of 2012’s Moonrise Kingdom, I haven’t been exposed to Wes Anderson’s directorial work (Before any comments come in, Fantastic Mr. Fox has already been recommended to me). Seeing what I’ve seen from Moonrise Kingdom and Fantastic Mr. Fox, Anderson has a certain whimsy to his movies. But whimsy doesn’t last forever. While seeing Isle of Dogs, his second stop-motion animated film, the modern-day auteur shows that he has a lot more left to keep audiences interested and laughing. Read More »