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Movie Review - Avengers: Infinity War

Movie Review - Avengers: Infinity War
AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR Genre: Superhero Action Rating: PG-13 Running Time: 159 mins. Premise: Thanos sets out to collect all six Infinity stones so he can wipe out half of the population on every planet. It’s up to the Avengers to stop him. Behind-the-Scenes: Marvel has been building up to this movie for the past 10... Read more »

Movie Review: Justice League

Movie Review: Justice League
JUSTICE LEAGUE Genre: Superhero Action Rating: PG-13 Running Time: 119 mins. Premise: When a supernatural baddie named Steppenwolf threatens to take over the planet, it’s up to Batman (Ben Affleck) and Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot) to recruit other superpowered beings, including The Flash (Ezra Miller), Cyborg (Ray Fisher) and Aquaman (Jason Momoa), to help take... Read more »

Movie Review - Spider-Man: Homecoming

Movie Review - Spider-Man: Homecoming
SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING Genre: Superhero Action Rating: PG-13 Running Time: 133 mins. Premise: Peter Parker (Tom Holland) is juggling the demands of high school with his “internship” for Stark Industries, but when he stumbles upon underground arms deals involving alien tech, it leads him to the villainous Vulture (Michael Keaton). With the Avengers focused elsewhere, it’s... Read more »
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Hammering Out... Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

Hammering Out... Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
Hammering Out… is a series of movie reviews featuring a lively he said/she said discussion between John and Julie. Next up: GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 2. JOHN: At this point, Marvel pretty much runs Hollywood. They own the early May date that kicks off summer. Their movies consistently top $200M and often go higher.... Read more »

Movie Review: Doctor Strange

Movie Review: Doctor Strange
DOCTOR STRANGE Genre: Comic Book Action Rating: PG-13 Running Time: 115 mins. Premise: After a near-fatal car crash, brash, cocky surgeon (is there any other kind?) Stephen Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch) heads to Kathmandu to heal and learn the ways of the mystic arts under the tutelage of The Ancient One (a whitewashed Tilda Swinton). His... Read more »

Movie Review: Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

Movie Review: Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice
BATMAN V SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE Genre: Superhero Action Rating: PG-13 Running Time: 151 mins. Premise: In this quasi-sequel to Man of Steel, Lex Luthor (Jesse Eisenberg) pits Batman (Ben Affleck) and Superman (Henry Cavill) against each other in “the greatest gladiator match in the history of the world.” Behind-the-Scenes: Warner Bros. has a lot riding... Read more »
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Movie Review: Fantastic Four

Movie Review: Fantastic Four
FANTASTIC FOUR Genre: Comic Book Sci-Fi Rating: PG-13 Running Time: 100 mins. Premise: Young science prodigy Reed Richards (Miles Teller) invents an inter-dimensional teleportation device and after traveling to an alternate universe with childhood bud Ben Grimm, and colleagues Johnny Storm, Victor Von Doom, and Sue Storm (who actually doesn’t even get to go), the... Read more »

Movie Review: Guardians of the Galaxy

Movie Review: Guardians of the Galaxy
GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY Genre: Comic Book Action Rating: PG-13 Running Time: 122 mins. Premise: When the galaxy is threatened by the evil Ronan the Accuser, five criminals (including an outlaw who calls himself Star-Lord, a green-skinned mercenary, musclebound revenge-seeker, talking raccoon, and humanoid tree) must put aside their differences to team up and work together... Read more »

'Thor: The Dark World' Review

'Thor: The Dark World' Review
THOR: THE DARK WORLD Genre: Superhero Action Rating: PG-13 Running Time: 111 mins. Premise: Thor (Chris Hemsworth) reunites with Jane (Natalie Portman), and takes her to Asgard, after she’s infected by an evil substance called the Aether.  Dark Elf Malekith (Christopher Eccleston) wants to use the Aether to control the universe, so it’s up to Thor, with... Read more »
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'The Wolverine' Review: Well, It's Better Than the Last One

'The Wolverine' Review: Well, It's Better Than the Last One
THE WOLVERINE Genre: Comic Book Action Rating: PG-13 Running Time: 126 mins. Premise: Logan a/k/a The Wolverine (Hugh Jackman) is charged with protecting the daughter of someone he saved years ago in WWII, and has to fend off villainous threats from the likes of the Yakuza and a deathly tongued mutant called Viper. Behind-the-Scenes: Before he jumped on... Read more »