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It’s Batman Day: ‘The Dark Knight’ Is Hands Down the Best Superhero Movie Ever Made

Have you ever seen a perfect movie? A movie so undeniably brilliant and spot on that the more you watch it the better it gets? A movie that’s so good that you kind of can’t believe it’s that incredible? The Dark Knight is that movie for me.

I don’t watch The Dark Knight often. But every so often I get the unshakable desire to see it. And so last night with that fervor upon me I decided to watch it.

For two hours and 32 minutes, I was sucked into the dark and demented world of Gotham where a man as horrifically twisted and brilliant as The Joker resides to wreak havoc on Gotham’s citizens for no reason other than pure amusement. And as the story slowly builds upon The Joker’s madness the movie gets better and better and better until one can only stare at the screen in appreciative awe.

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The Dark Knight is unlike any other superhero movie that’s been created. In fact, can we even say it’s a superhero movie? Batman isn’t exactly a hero, as the movie made clear. He’s just a man in a cynical world and sometimes the right choices mean you have to become the villain. Simple as that. But I guess that’s the reason why he’s a hero, right?

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‘Ford v. Ferrari’: A Heck of a Good Movie

I knew when it was announced that Christian Bale and Matt Damon were going to star in a film about the rivalry between Ford and Ferrari that it was going to be a good movie. Turns out, I wasn’t wrong.

Ford v. Ferrari was one of eight films to get nominated for Best Picture last year and deservedly so. The movie tells a well-told story of the rivalry between the car companies and the classic bromance between two men who have a common purpose; that being highlighting Ford as the greatest car company that it could be at the time.

Based on the true story of race car driver Ken Miles, this movie never stops to bore you. It’s constantly keeping you on your toes, whether the scene is taking place on the race track or in a restaurant.

The screenplay is well-written and had me laughing an occasion of times. The actors cast for every role was perfect. And even though I would still award Parasite for Best Picture (for its blatant originality) this was definitely one of the best films of 2019 and is a definite must-watch.

I’m giving this 97 out of 100 and 4.5 out of 5 stars. It is darn near perfect and I honestly didn’t expect it to be that good.

It is currently available to stream on HBO Max.

I thank you for reading and I hope you have a fantastic day.

‘3: 10 to Yuma’: Another Great Western

Man, I love Westerns. While browsing through Amazon Prime Video I noticed a Western that caught my eye simply because of the two actors that straddled the poster; Russel Crowe and Christian Bale, two of my favorite male actors of all time. It was no surprise then that I would end up liking the movie…a lot.

3: 10 to Yuma had me riveted pretty much from beginning to end and had me constantly guessing how the story was going to end. None of my predictions came true, by the way.

The last Country Western-inspired film I watched was Unforgiven which I found to be totally boring. This movie was anything but boring and I am glad I took the time to watch it. What a fantastic story!

I’m giving this movie 4.5 out of 5 stars and 95 out of 100. It’s not perfect but boy was it entertaining.

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Here Are Twelve Actors Who Have Played Two Different Characters in Superhero Movies

Over the years I have watched dozens of superhero movies. Some are lame and mostly forgettable, others are utterly fantastic and downright riveting. Today, I’m sharing with you a list of actors who have managed to cross superhero franchises, sometimes in the to play multiple roles. Enjoy!

12. Peter Dinklage

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Peter Dinklage, known for his numerous roles in cinema as well as his most popular role on Game of Thrones, would play small roles in X-Men: Days of Future Past and Avengers: Infinity War as Dr. Bolivar Trask and the giant dwarf, Eitri. I loved him as Eitri. It was quite a surprise that I wasn’t expecting. Continue reading Here Are Twelve Actors Who Have Played Two Different Characters in Superhero Movies

A Movie Ranking: Christian Bale

Christian Bale has become one of my favorite actors over the years clearly because of his role as Batman in Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight trilogy. But over the years I’ve seen him in other films and have been more than impressed with his ability to transform into different characters. So, for this week’s A Movie Ranking, I wanted to highlight Christian Bale.

7. Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle

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I have tried to watch this movie three times and all three times I have never been able to finish it. So I have this film at the bottom of this list. Continue reading A Movie Ranking: Christian Bale

‘Hostiles’ Is a Compelling Tale of Friendship and Forgiveness

(I’m reposting this, for this film is a great movie to watch this Thanksgiving…or period.)

I love a good Western. I always have. And after watching No Country for Old Men my intrigue in fantastic Western flicks has grown. So, yesterday, I watched a film that was said to be an enjoyable movie last year and that was Hostiles. This movie stars Christian Bale in a gripping story about a retiring soldier named Joe who is faced with the final task as a soldier to escort a group of Indians to their home. At first, the prospect of escorting the Indians to their reservation was repugnant to him, especially considering that the Indians’ leader, Chief Yellow Hawk, had brutally killed his friends in the past. But after he reluctantly took the job (he had a greater incentive when he was threatened to be court-martialed) the movie’s story began.

Hostiles is very much a film about companionship and the power of forgiveness. Each major character had faced some sort of tragedy and had perceived notions of those around them because of those tragedies.

SLIGHT SPOILERS AHEAD!

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