Captain America: The Winter Soldier

The Star-Spangled Man with a Plan is back for this third outing in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” is the third post-“Avengers film, and marks a change in tone for the superhero universe.

Steve Rogers (Chris Evans) is still adjusting to the 21st century and is now operating as an agent of S.H.I.E.L.D, alongside Natasha Romanoff (Scarlet Johansson) under the command of Director Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson). Rogers is having a tough time adapting to the new post-9/11 world, where security and protection have taken a more offensive tactic, and the necessitation of more discreet and covert operations that don’t fit the Captains straight and narrow ideals.Cap and Winter Continue reading “Captain America: The Winter Soldier”

Pain and Gain

“Pain and Gain” is the new crime action comedy from Michael Bay and took first in the domestic box office for its April 26 opening weekend. The movie is based on a true story and stars Mark Wahlberg, Dwayne Johnson and Anthony Mackie.

The film opens to Daniel Lugo as he is attempting to escape the police. By having this scene first, the movie is then told entirely in flashback from the point of view of Lugo, his associates Adrian Doorbal and Paul Doyle, and the initial victim Victor Kershaw.

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