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Captain Marvel Review

 

While the Marvel movies introduce new characters with almost every installment, it’s been a while since they’ve done an origin story that’s as exciting, clever, and just plain well done as Captain Marvel. In fact, you’d have to go back eight years, to 2011’s Captain America: The First Avenger, to find an introduction that’s this effortlessly exhilarating.

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Tomb Raider Movie Review

Given how she’s an engaging, multi-layered character whose games are exciting and cinematic, you’d think it would be easy to make a good Tomb Raider movie out of the adventures of Lara Croft. And yet here we are again, watching as yet another attempt goes down in flames.

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“Thor: Ragnarok” Blu-ray, 4K, DVD Review

 

While it was far from perfect, Thor: Ragnarok was still an exciting and unapologetically fun action movie. Not surprisingly, you can say the same about the home versions — the Blu-ray, DVD, Digital combo pack; the 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, Digital combo pack; and the DVD — which have a lot of fun extras…but should’ve been better.

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Black Panther Movie Review

Ever since Marvel Studios began their box office hot streak with 2008’s Iron Man, some so-called “serious” film fans and critics have lamented that these movies are nothing more than cinematic popcorn, devoid of any real substance. But that’s the last thing they’ll be able to say about Black Panther, which is not only the most serious Marvel movie to date, but the most socially-conscious and thought-provoking as well.

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Star Wars The Last Jedi Review

The hope going into Star Wars The Last Jedi is that this sequel to Star Wars The Force Awakens will be the Empire Strikes Back of the new trilogy. But thanks to some issues with the script, it ends up being more like the Attack Of The Clones: not bad but not as it could’ve been, but certainly not as good as it should’ve been.

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Doctor Strange Movie Review

In the comics, Doctor Strange, like Ant-Man and Thor, has often worked better as a supporting character or as the member of a group than on his own. Which is both sad and odd, since he’s a rather interesting guy. So it’s a rather pleasant surprise that while the Doctor Strange movie isn’t as solid as The Avengers, Iron Man, or Captain America movies, it is much stronger — and, more importantly, more interesting — than Ant-Man and both Thor and Thor: The Dark World.