• Arts & Entertainment

    Lighting Strikes again for DC & Warner Bros with SHAZAM!

    It is not a shock that some may think that, on the whole, Marvel Comics tends to surpass DC Comics in terms of quality, especially when it comes to their cinematic endeavors in recent years. The DC Cinematic Universe (DCCU) has only had one notably good film with Wonder Woman. I cannot speak to the quality of Aquaman as I have not seen it, but the mass majority agree that, while not horrendous, it was definitely a slight step down in quality. With all of that said, I am happy to report that DC’s newest release, Shazam, is not only good as it surpassed Marvel’s latest release, Captain Marvel, but…

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    Captain Marvel soars

    Just as the sun shall rise in the morning and the snow shall fall in winter, there will always be another Marvel film to entertain us and ever since the visceral gut punch that was Avengers: Infinity War, fans have been clamoring for another dose of MCU goodness. Captain Marvel is another addition to Marvel’s ever-growing roster of colorful, crowd-pleasing blockbusters that we seem to get a double dose of every calendar year. On that note, ‘colorful’ and ‘pleasing’ are definitely the two adjectives that best describe its latest addition: Captain Marvel. The character of Carol Danvers, played by Brie Larson, is one that comic book fans have wanted to…

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    Creed 2 is an emotional GUT PUNCH

    The Rocky films hold a very special place in my heart, they were a staple of my home while growing up. From the endlessly quotable lines, to the fight scenes,  to the undeniable sense of inspiration that comes from them, the Rocky Films range from cinematic gold to guilty pleasures. Rocky IV, which this film is following up on, being the height of mid glorious 1980s cinematic shlock!   When I went into the first Creed film I was extremely skeptical, but two hours later I was floored by what a well crafted and well executed film it was. So when the sequel was slated to be released this year…

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    Venom Film Review: This One Stings

    “Venom” might just be the most perfect time capsule from the year 2004 that I’ve ever seen. I never like to imply that I can predict whether or not a film is going to be bad, but in this instance, I feel I can declare a justified, “CALLED IT!” Ever since it was announced that Sony Pictures was going to be moving forward with a series of Spiderman side-character spin-off movies that are only mildly related to the character of Spiderman, I, like many Marvel comics purists, was very dubious about this strange project. It’s important to know, before I give my thoughts on this newest film, that I am…