Fight to The Death: Blade Vs. Black Panther

Fight to The Death: Blade Vs. Black Panther

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. UPDATE: THE WINNER HAS BEEN CHOSEN. Read more

Black Panther: Finally a Superhero Film That Shows Us How it’s Done (Review)

Black Panther: Finally a Superhero Film That Shows Us How it’s Done (Review)

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

Black Panther Claims the Throne as One of Marvel’s Greatest Movies (Review)

Black Panther Claims the Throne as One of Marvel’s Greatest Movies (Review)

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

Marshall: Cardboard Cut-Out Courtroom Drama & That’s About It (Review)

Marshall: Cardboard Cut-Out Courtroom Drama & That’s About It (Review)

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