Will Smith and Martin Lawrence are still comedic gut-busters in ‘Bad Boys For Life’

Bad boys, bad boys, whatcha gonna do when they come for you?

Michael Bay released his first feature-length film, Bad Boys, in 1994, bringing Martin Lawrence and Will Smith together for buddy-cop comedic gold. The trio returned again in 2003 for the unfavorable but hilarious Bad Boys II. Twenty-five years later, we find the pair back together again for the third installment… and it feels like they never left.

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Engaging and visceral, 1917 proves that War is Hell

If I had time to see this movie before the end of 2019, my top movie list would look quite different. Most war films are a highlight reel; full of blood, glory, and noble sacrifice for the greater good. There’s even a love story or two involved to help ground the audience (not that we don’t already have enough doing that). 1917 isn’t a new tale being told by director Sam Mendes – an impossible-mission drama, like Dunkirk and Saving Private Ryan before it – but it was how the story is told that made all the difference.

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Marvel Studios pulls out all the stops in a spectacular superhero epic with ‘Avengers: Endgame’

Long live the Avengers.

For this review, I felt compelled to start off by honoring these comic-book heroes that have touched the lives of millions of fans around the world, both new and old. Since 2008, Marvel Studios has been on a superhero odyssey; creating memorable moments, whole standalone franchises and bringing the comic books to life.

After the devastating end to last year’s Infinity War, there had to be one last sequel in order to set things right in the universe.

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A twist on the original formula makes ‘Happy Death Day 2 U’ an enjoyable follow-up.

When Blumhouse’s Happy Death Day hit theaters two weeks before Halloween in 2017, I didn’t know what to expect from it. I saw it as a slasher version of Bill Murray’s 1993 comedy classic Groundhog Day – minus Bill Murray, of course. What it did have though was a new actress, Jessica Rothe, who put in a starmaking performance. So what could they do for a follow-up with their spin on horror-film final girl trope?

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‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse’ spins a web for the perfect Spider-Man film.

The first Spider-Man film debuted in 2002. Since then, we’ve had seven feature films about Marvel’s webslinger. Out of all of them, this is the first in the series since Spider-Man 2 that I’ve thoroughly enjoyed. Spider-Verse begins like all the others: the tragic origin story of Peter Parker. But we get hit with a zinger: Peter Parker isn’t the only one to wear the mask.

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