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(trailer review) - Scream 6

  From memory, this has to be the only franchise where I have not seen it all the way through. I cannot remember if I have seen Scream 3, but I definitely did not see Scream 4 because I just was not interested. I went to see Scream 5 though, and for what it is worth, I enjoyed Scream 5 for what it was. There were some elements in the movie that made no sense whatsoever. But for the sake of the movie, "movie-ing" and the suspension of disbelief, I let small yet weighty plot holes slide. It was a nice return to the franchise and like I said, an entertaining watch. I went to see it I. 4DX too and that was fun. It added a different take on the experience as a whole. This teaser trailer does not give us much but, is this based on a single day or week? Around Halloween maybe? Seeing all those people wearing the Ghost Face mask on the train is WILD! Already a no-brainer for the lore of the franchise I feel, because if there have been people committing murders in that mask for years,

(trailer review) - Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse

Before Spider-Man No Way Home came out, the best Spider-Man movie that Sony has ever put out in the history of Spider-Man movies had to be Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, hands down. Why? Because it embodied everything that Spider-Man was and had to be. What made it even better was the fact that, it wasn't even the traditional Peter Parker created 50+ years ago, but the newer more recently created Spider-Man created twodecades ago who is also NOT Peter Parker and is a black-latino child. That movie crammed soo much into it, but was told in a way that never felt over stuffed or confusing. We saw loads of Spider-Man villains and it never felt overcrowded. We saw various spider people and we never lost track of who the main star was. It was funny, witty, smart, charming, warm and emotional. The music was just as great as the art direction and what they did with the animation, how they used it. If anything, the film is a 10 out of 10, I mean it simply could not get any better. So, w

(trailer review) - Transformers: Rise of the Beasts

I believe I grew out of Transformers early when I was young. ThunderCats, BraveStarr and such, were always my bag. I mean a robot that turns into a car, plane, gun or ghetto blaster boom box with cassettes that turn into birds. It's great! But Michael Bay took my childhood cartoons and ruined them. I have said in the past on here that Michael IS a capable director, but he just does things in a way that is, just...visually boombastic and very unnecessary. I think I even made a comparison to Zack Snyder at some point, but Zack is ALL style and more substance than Bay. If you have not seen Bumblebee, the last Transformers movie, that was great. It was a really good film that did not rely on slow-mo and plants exploding taking out city blocks, it was just a really decent movie. Stephen Caple Jr., Coming off the back of Creed II, I will definitely say, is a capable director from the branches of Ryan Coogler, but dealing with a big-budget movie like this is interesting and a sight to beh

(trailer review) - Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny

I am not going to lie to you, so I will say to you first and foremost, while I love Indiana Jones (from the only movie I have seen before watching 'The Crystal Skull', 'The Temple of Doom', having now seen two movies and the last one was garbage, I care not for this movie. I guess I would have a lot more love for the franchise if I had seen 'The Last Crusade' and 'Raiders of the Lost Ark', but truth is, I do not, and Harrison is a little long in the tooth for an adventure, don't you think? Besides, it just makes you think? This has to be Harrison's last hurrah, right? What are they really doing with this franchise? Also, will a young Indy simply look like an old Indy in movement and antics? I just don't want to watch this movie and feel like I can clearly see a body double and/or that the moves and scenarios Indy finds himself in, an old Indy could not possibly carry out like he is an athletic spring chicken, you know. But on a real, this tra

(trailer review) - Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3

  We have come a long way since the beginning of the MCU. The storytelling and craftsmanship of the MCU go without saying at this point. One could argue that phase 4 has not been great and not a lot seems to make sense. While I do not prescribe to that exactly, I do feel some of the "funnier" storylines or more accurately, the comedy/jokes they have put into these movies have not been good. Without picking apart the MCU, I will simply refer to Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.2. Although this was a great movie, everybody was given a joke. In the previous Guardians movie, it was simply just Drax who provided the audience with a laugh. In the second movie, it seemed like everyone had a joke and it kind of hampered the movie. This has been the case with a lot of MCU movies of late, so I am sure there is more than a handful of people who don't mind some silliness and jokes but not to be laughing all the time. I guess one argument is, they do this to balance out the heaviness of so

(film review) - The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special

This is a movie that is set after the events of Endgame and before the events of Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 3. If you have seen Endgame, you will have an idea of where we are with the team and what their plans are going forward. With that said, it seems as though this movie is the bridge between Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 2 and Volume 3 which is here to inform us, the audience, of particular events that have occurred between the last time we saw them to when we get to see them next without going into too much detail and drawing out the third film with explanations and such. And while this movie was far from needed, this extended prologue to the upcoming movie is great and maybe, everything I hope Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 3 is. The Holiday Special centers around the Christmas holidays and cheering up Star-lord aka Peter Quill who seems to be down around this time due to Gamora not being around. Both Mantis and Drax set out on a journey to Earth thinking they have the best

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