I have a confession – didn’t want to see Black Panther. I’m sick to the bone of superhero movies, even Marvel. It’s not that they’re bad, it’s just that the genre is overplayed. I’m tired of seeing movies about characters I’ve already seen. I long for original films and, in a word: novelty. Well I was in luck. Even though this was another Marvel Superhero movie, Black Panther was refreshing. I wasn’t bored. I loved the heck out of this film. I liked it almost as much as Dr. Strange, and that is saying something. Read more
Superhero movies are a modern staple for the blockbuster moviegoing experience. They are flagpole events for movie theaters that are guaranteed to draw big box office numbers. Marvel has cemented themselves as the best studio for the superhero genre. Every year they produce at least two movies that seem to continually shatter box office records. In 2018, Marvel has two highly anticipated films slated for release; Avengers: Infinity War and Black Panther. The former is the endgame for a cinematic event the MCEU has been building for a decade, so its clear why audiences are dying to see it. The anticipation around Black Panther is more culturally based. Aside from offering one of the coolest and most unique protagonist, the movie features a powerhouse cast that is predominantly black. From the story to the characters to the overall production, Black Panther delivers on all fronts and lands itself the title of one of Marvel’s best films to date. Read more
Fight to The Death is an ongoing feature where staffers and readers get to vote and explain why one film is better than the other OR whether one fictional character would be able to kill another. This week’s featured rumble – Blade versus Black Panther. Read more
Marshall tells the story of Thurgood Marshall and a career defining case that he takes on in Connecticut during 1962. This is one of the most important, shocking, and interesting cases of his career and I wish I could say the movie did it justice. Sadly, Marshall is filled with pacing issues, genre clichés, over the top characters, and inconsistent acting. There are a few scenes that are respectable, but unfortunately in the end there are more issues than anything. Read more
From Lionsgate and director Alex Proyas (The Crow), comes Gods of Egypt. The film stars Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Gerard Butler, Chadwick Boseman, Elodie Yung, Courtney Eaton and Geoffrey Rush. It hits theaters February 26, 2016.