Tag Archives: Disney

‘Multiverse’ runs wild and mad as my love-hate for MCU deepens

8/10 The history of the MCU and the Disney empire generally is a history of the struggle between directors and what has effectively become a second studio system. Massive names like Jon Favreau, Edgar Wright, Gareth Edwards, Phil Lord and … Continue reading

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‘No Way Home,’ no way back

8/10 Spider-Man: No Way Home is everything you want from it. No expense has been spared, no stone is left unturned, no fan is left unserviced. If you have a question about this movie, the answer is “Yes!” This is … Continue reading

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Magical, musical ‘Encanto’ delights

8/10 In Encanto, off-brand Pixar does Colombian X-Men. This crazed Mad Lib is a real movie, and it’s pretty good. Colombia- As Alma Madrigal (María Cecilia Botero, with Olga Merediz stepping in for singing parts) flees an unspecified conflict in … Continue reading

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‘Venom 2’ is obviously incomplete and breathtakingly bad

1/10 Venom was fun enough to be enjoyable though its flaws. That kind of good will doesn’t last. San Francisco- Freelance reporter Eddie Brock (Tom Hardy, who also has a story credit) works with the FBI to find the lost … Continue reading

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Crouching Marvel, hidden action

3/10 Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings has a lot of good components, but they never really come together, and the put-together product is instead so forgettable you can sometimes forget you’re in the process of watching it. … Continue reading

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