Marvel’s Captain America: Civil War

This review, rather than being posted after the promo show, is being posted after my second screening of the film. This is due to the fact that I had knowledge that there were certain scenes filmed in the IMAX format, and the promo show was only in 3D. Moving on. “Marvel’s Captain America: Civil War” is an adaptation of the comic storyline of the same name. There are some obvious changes to the story to adapt to the MCU’s story direction, but we get to the same point. There is a traumatic event involving the Avengers, specifically Scarlet Witch, that leads … Continue reading Marvel’s Captain America: Civil War

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”

Thor: The Dark World

We have finally reached the newest addition to the Marvel Cinematic Universe! “Thor: The Dark World” will fly into theatres November 8 and it has been well worth the wait.

Director Alan Taylor (“Game of Thrones”) has taken the helm from Kenneth Branagh and improved upon the mythology established in the 2011 film, and furthered in 2012’s “The Avengers.” Taylor keeps the “historical” feel of Asgardian civilization intact, and makes ‘The Dark World” a shining gem in the Marvel Universe.

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Jack Reacher

“Jack Reacher” is a new action movie from veteran Tom Cruise. Love or hate Cruise, this movie delivers for those in search of a good plotline, witty writing and decent acting.

The movie starts with a sniper sending a city into panic after the random shooting of five people. This scene was the cause behind the stir of the film in the wake of the Newtown, Conn. shooting. This sets of a seemingly open-and-close case as police apprehend the man, James Barr, responsible rather quickly, or so they thought. Continue reading “Jack Reacher”

Argo

The new political thriller “Argo” will be released on Oct.12 following much buzz from critics.

The film follows the “Canadian Caper,” the CIA mission, in conjunction with Canadian officials, to extract six Americans from Iran during the Iran Hostage Crisis in 1980. The six had escaped from the American embassy after it was taken over by protesters of American support for the royal Shah of Iran, who had been deposed by revolutionaries a year earlier. The people remaining in the embassy were held there for 444 days.

The movie begins with the escape of the Americans into hiding at the Canadian ambassador, Ken Taylor’s(Victor Garber), home. Plans began to take shape at the state department of an exfiltration, after Canadian officials gave an end date for refuge.

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Marvel’s The Avengers

Already past the $1 billion mark, The Avengers is a must see movie for all ages.

A movie that has been five years in the works, after a series of build-up movies with some of the greatest superheroes of our time, is bound to be good, even great; but those words do not aptly describe “Marvel’s The Avengers.” Perhaps awesome would be appropriate, even masterpiece, as director and screenwriter Josh Whedon has managed to do one of the best jobs imaginable with a movie filled with conflicting egos and some would say, too many characters.the movie has already surpassed the $1 billion mark, joining the elite club with the likes of “Harry Potter” and “Avatar.” The monday following the opening reported the domestic box office for the movie was a massive $207 million, making it the number one opening weekend in history, easily beating out “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2” box office of $169 million. Continue reading “Marvel’s The Avengers”