Captain America: Secret War (FOUR)

New York City was wide awake in the wee hours of the night as taxi cabs’ honks still filled the streets.

Using forged IDs and cash provided by Sharon’s only friend at Deputy Task Force–a man named Baker–she, Steve, and Sam were able to get themselves two rooms in a humble three-star hotel within Downtown New York City.

The day had been long and hectic, as expected, and Sharon Carter should’ve been asleep. Instead, she lied awake in bed gazing at the ceiling, the vacant space beside her becoming more apparent as the minutes passed. Continue reading Captain America: Secret War (FOUR)

Counting Down My 20 Favorite Trailers: #19-‘Black Panther’

When Black Panther appeared in Captain America: Civil War I was pretty excited to see his standalone movie. When the first teaser trailer for the film arrived my family and I sat down and watched the trailer with grins on our faces. Even my mother, who really isn’t into trailers like I am, was impressed. Check it out.

Obviously, the best part is the last thirty seconds which crescendo into the powerful reveal of the title in royal black gold letters paired with an awesome beat. It was very clear, Black Panther was going to be very different, in a good way, and I was super ready for the ride.

#18 here we come.

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Movie Review Flashback: ‘Bad Boys for Life’ Confirmed My Gut Feeling: It’s Not That Good

I watched Bad Boys for Life the other day and unfortunately, it reaffirmed my gut feeling the first time I watched the trailer. I figured that the film wasn’t going to be that good, that the comedic aspect of the movie would feel wooden and that it was basically taking the action movie route than sticking to the comedy theme. Sure enough, as I sat with my family and forced myself to stay awake and watch the too-long two-hour and four-minute movie, it was everything that I expected, and I mean that in a bad way.

Yes, there is a legitimately shocking plot twist about three-fourths into the film that does make the story more complex but the movie suffers from a bland script filled with unnecessary cursing, Martin Lawrence’s acting feels like he hasn’t been in a big-time movie in a long while, making one a bit uncomfortable as you watch him struggle to deliver punch lines and supposedly tear-jerking moments with Will Smith’s Mike Lowrey. Continue reading Movie Review Flashback: ‘Bad Boys for Life’ Confirmed My Gut Feeling: It’s Not That Good

Captain America: Secret War (THREE)

The capital of Estonia, Tallinn, was ultimately a peaceful town. Its menial population of 1.3 million made it almost a fairytale-like world that consisted of five-story rectangular buildings with colorful red rooves and churches whose individual steeples stood tall over the city’s flat skyline. Lying on the Gulf of Finland it was a dazzling city that would catch the fancy of any casual visitor. But for Dr. Frost and her posse of Winter Soldiers, it resembled more than simply a fun traveling destination. It was the first target in her goal of world domination. Continue reading Captain America: Secret War (THREE)

Counting Down My 20 Favorite Trailers: #20-‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’

The Avengers was a surprising masterpiece, bringing together a group of flawed but mighty heroes to stop a seemingly unstoppable force. With The Avengers doing so well, we were all expecting quite the sequel and Age of Ultron‘s teaser trailer delivered on all cylinders.

The trailer feels haunting as we see our heroes clipped together in ways that feel extra dire. The “I Have No Strings On Me” song from Pinnochio is given a dark twist, permeating this trailer with every word as a little boy sings in the background in an incessant disturbing pitch while our favorite heroes look like they’re in big trouble.

And Ultron, oh he looked the ultimate villain in an Avengers sequel. Instead, he would turn out to be not that intimidating but this trailer doesn’t paint that dismal picture. It’s one of those trailers that end up not replicating the exact tone of the movie but heck, I’ll give Marvel Studios kudos for trying. Continue reading Counting Down My 20 Favorite Trailers: #20-‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’

Nia Dacosta Will Direct ‘Captain Marvel 2’

Well, it seems that Captain Marvel 2, which will arrive in 2022, has found its director. Nia Dacosta, who made a name for herself after her indie-film, Little Woods, caught the eye of Hollywood, has been signed on to become the first black woman to direct a movie in the MCU.

I was already excited for Captain Marvel 2 but now I’m even more excited. It should be very intriguing to see how she sheds a brand new light on the title character and what nuances she can bring to the table for this sequel. Captain Marvel was a fun superhero movie but ultimately, it was forgettable. That’s partly because Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck didn’t direct the movie very well, providing little to zero tantalizing shots worth remembering.

For this superhero to get fully accepted by the overall fandom her sequel needs to be like Captain America: The Winter Soldier…epic! I hope Dacosta can deliver a powerful vision worthy of the likes of Captain Marvel.

Are you excited to see Nia Dacosta direct Captain Marvel? Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments below.

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