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‘Eternals’ vibrant plot full of big ideas held down by MCU-enforced technical weaknesses

4/10 Eternals has long been built up as a shift in direction for the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and boy, is it ever. There’s a new production mentality, a new story mentality, new story directions and relaxed series rules. It’s more … Continue reading

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A strange ‘Time to Die’ for Bond in the MCU era

8/10 What a long, strange trip it’s been for James Bond in the 21st century. In No Time to Die, we rejoin Cmdr. James Bond (Daniel Craig, who also produces), retired for the third time in Craig’s run with the … 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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The MCU you loved has been gone for a while now

6/10 It’s finally here! After almost 20 years of development, 11 years of the character existing in the background, seven years of that with an infamously mangled backstory, and more than a year of pandemic-related delay, Black Widow finally has … Continue reading

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COVID-19 is strong, but not as strong as family

3/10 F9: The Fast Saga parks itself in a completely incomparable place in movie history. With a $70 million debut followed by a $29.1 million performance over the long Independence Day weekend, it is this movie that christens the post-pandemic … Continue reading

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