"Spider-Man: No Way Home" is the latest installment of the Spider-Man franchise in the MCU and further advances the larger MCU path into the multiverse. Through stellar action sequences, the perfect pinch of Gen Z humor, and flavorful nostalgia, "Spider-Man: No Way Home" exceeds all expectations and brings audiences together, as only Marvel can. We see our web slinging hero face his darkest hour, as his identify is revealed to the world. We then see the brilliant action drama unfold as this plot line occurs in the broader context of Peter Parker's Senior year at Midtown Science High, and his navigation of the college application process (Go Engineers!). But even more, we see a solid character arch develop as Peter's friendships with Ned and MJ grow deeper, more emotional, and add a much needed dynamic to Peter in the current iteration of the Spider-Man franchise.
Tonight I had the opportunity to see an early access showing of the new adaptation of Agatha Christie's classic novel "Death on the Nile," Kenneth Branagh's followup to the 2017 Christie adaptation "Murder on the Orient Express." In this Hercule Poirot mystery, a train in a snow storm is traded in for a cruise along … Continue reading Death on the Nile… an Enjoyable Time at the Movies.
Nearly 70 years ago, Lucille Ball changed the landscape of Hollywood, Television, and the Entertainment industry forever. The first appearance of the Ricardos living in their 1 bedroom apartment in New York on television was perhaps as equally monumental to television history as Armstrong stepping on the moon. Sorkin's latest film captures this quintessential time in American culture, in a brilliant manner that draws upon multiple layers of complex metaphors and parallels to American life, that the audience is sent on an emotional and enthralling dramatic journey back in time. One could hardly hear a pin drop in the auditorium when Bardem takes to the stage in the studio to tell his audience members, 70 years ago, that his wife was not a communist. More profoundly, one could faintly hear Lucille Ball's heartbeat as she paused for 20 seconds when Arnaz famously exclaimed "Lucy, I'm home". Lucille Ball in that moment decided what home she wanted. Nicole Kidman transcended the silver screen and brought that moment to the audience, and it is a moment one will not soon forget. "Being the Ricardos" did not disappoint and only further cements Amazon Studios as a major contender in the future of motion picture entertainment.
aptivating storylines which intersect and send the audience on a brilliant and emotional journey. Based on Beth Macy's book of the same name, Dopesick follows the Opioid crisis from a multitude of perspectives: patients, abusers, doctors, law enforcement, prosecutors, and pharmaceutical executives. This bifurcated portrayal is executed with unmatched precision -- it is as though the audience is watching a Hurricane unravel before their eyes. It is this hurricane effect, that creates such a strong emotional connection between the viewer and the characters that keeps you at the edge of your seat through each twist and turn. Given a high-caliber ensemble, performing at the best of their game, this mini-series is sure to not disappoint and truly bring the viewer into the frontline of the Opioid Crisis.
House of Gucci is Ridley Scott's newest biopic, hitting theaters this Thanksgiving holiday. It chronicles the romantic drama of Patrizia Reggiani (Lady Gaga) and Maurizio Gucci (Adam Driver), son of Rodolfo Gucci (Jeremy Irons), the patriarch of the Gucci family in the 1980s. Through romance, lust, overconfidence, and naivety, the audience sees the rise and … Continue reading The Father. The Son. The House of Gucci.
A Quiet Place’s synopsis seems very simple at first: a family must learn to survive in a post-apocalyptic world. Survive what you may ask? Monsters that have ultra-sensitive hearing. In other words: don’t make a sound. I will admit- my expectations for this movie were low, just because I didn’t truly see how the concept was … Continue reading A Quiet Place: A New Take on Chills and Thrills
Molly’s Game is a film written and directed by Aaron Sorkin (writer of The Social Network, The West Wing) based on the book by Molly Bloom. Upon the opening of the film, the audience is introduced to Molly Bloom, an Olympic skier who sees her dreams dashed by an injury- leaving her looking for other … Continue reading Molly’s Game: Jessica Chastain delivers her A-game
I knew this movie would be a big box office draw for 2 reasons: It’s an addition to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. It promotes diversity. (Finally!) What I didn’t expect was the movie grossing over $1.3 billion revenue worldwide. That is an unthinkable amount of money. Kudos to you, Black Panther!So how did the movie … Continue reading Marvel Studios: Black Panther
I was overflowing with excitement as I stood at the front of the line for the Thursday night premier of Avengers: Infinity War at my local theater. I had gotten there hours before they would begin seating for the film and I didn't care. I would be part of a group of lucky moviegoers who would get … Continue reading What Just Happened??? My Spoiler Review for Avengers: Infinity War and My Thoughts on Where the Marvel Cinematic Universe is Going
Back in 2008, Marvel Studios and director Jon Favreau gave us Iron Man and the Marvel Cinematic Universe was born. Now, ten years later, the MCU is one of the most successful film franchises of all time. This weekend the nineteenth film in the MCU, Avengers: Infinity War is finally hitting theaters starring Robert Downey Jr, Chris Hemsworth, Mark … Continue reading You Are Not Ready for This. My Spoiler-free Review of Avengers: Infinity War