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Star Wars- James Mangold to Write and Direct Boba Fett Movie

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Ever since Disney announced their plans to do Star Wars anthology films alongside their episodic installments, one of the potential films we have always heard about was one centered around Boba Fett. The infamous bounty hunter, who made his (real) debut in Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back, has been a fan-favorite in the Star Wars universe for decades. While Rogue One: A Star Wars Story was a film we didn't think we needed but turned out to be incredible, and Solo: A Star Wars Story was never asked for, a Boba Fett movie is an anthology film fans can rally behind. Chronicle and Fantastic Four director Josh Trank was announced to be helming a Star Wars anthology film way back in 2015, but was cut loose by LucasFilm after the Fantastic Four debacle. It was later revealed that Trank was working on a Boba Fett film, and since then we have heard nothing new about the project. That is, until now. It is being reported that James Mangold, the man behind last year's Logan, …

Deadpool 2 SPOILER-FREE Review

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Run Time: 1 hour, 59 minutes Rating: RDirected by: David LeitchStarring: Ryan Reynolds, Josh Brolin, Zazie Beetz
Mix the "big, red, sex toy" in with the "gender inclusive" X-Force, and what do you get? A fucking funny movie. Yes, there will be swearing in this review. If you aren't old enough to see the movie, you probably aren't old enough to read this review. Sorry not sorry. Ryan Reynolds returns in the highly anticipated sequel to the 2016 mega-hit, Deadpool. The original was one of my favorite movies of that year and, as Deadpool himself points out in the sequel, it was the second highest grossing R-rated film of all time, coming in just behind The Passion of the Christ. If you were entertained by the action and thought the comedy was gold, prepare for more of the same with Deadpool 2. This time, Wade Wilson (Reynolds) must protect a young mutant named Russell, played by Julian Dennison (Hunt for the Wilderpeople), from the time-traveling badass Cable …

Jake Gyllenhaal in Talks to Play Mysterio in Spider-Man: Homecoming Sequel

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I was always looking forward to Spider-Man: Homecoming, but I wasn't prepared for just how much I was going to like it. It took everything great about the character's introduction in Captain America: Civil War, and expanded upon it. It was our first true high school-aged Spider-Man, and Tom Holland captured the character perfectly. All in all, Homecoming was a great film, and it got me really on board with the Marvel Cinematic Universe's Spider-Man. Holland popped up again in Avengers: Infinity War (read our review here), and he was one of the film's stand-out characters. He had some of the best lines, as well as some of the best action sequences. But now, in terms of Spider-Man's future, all eyes are on the Homecoming sequel. It comes out just a couple months after Avengers 4, and is said to take place just minutes after that film concludes. What Marvel has in store for Spider-Man after the events of Infinity War is not clear, but we do know the character has a f…

The Movie Paradise- Celebrating Four Years of Movie News and Reviews

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Every year on May 18, I post an update on the site. Four years ago today, I published my first article on The Movie Paradise, and I've been doing it ever since. Running this site is an incredible privilege. It always astounds me that there are people out there who are genuinely interested in what I have to say, and that there is a community of fans ready to discuss and analyze films. Movies have always been an important part of my life, and having an outlet where I can just talk about the things I love means the world to me. This has been a great year for The Movie Paradise. We have made incredible progress in growing our base, conducting bigger interviews, and introducing new formats and editorials. This year we changed the layout of the site, designed brilliantly by contributor Connor Murphy. Our page looks beautiful, and he did a fantastic job with it. Our outreach has skyrocketed this year in particular, with our followers on our various social medias more than doubling since…

First Trailer for BlacKkKlansman

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Spike Lee's new film BlacKkKlansman is a movie that I have been looking forward to ever since I first heard it announced. Produced by Get Out's Jordan Peele, the film follows a black cop (John David Washington) who uses a white surrogate (Adam Driver) to help him infiltrate the Klu Klux Klan. It's based on a true story, and it sounds absolutely fascinating. And the pairing of Jordan Peele with Spike Lee makes for a dream team. They have both proven themselves to be able to tell compelling and unique stories about race, and I think a story like this really plays to their strengths. I have had incredibly high hopes for this movie since the beginning. Though, I'm not crazy about the title. I preferred it back when it was just "Black Klansman". Putting "KKK" into the title just looks stupid, and I wish they hadn't done that. But it's just the title, and it doesn't mean anything for the actual movie. I have been really looking forward to seei…

Jordan Peele Confirms New Film "Us", with Lupita Nyong'o, Elizabeth Moss, and Winston Duke in Talks to Star

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I don't think anyone was prepared for the phenomenon that Get Out ultimately became. It originally seemed strange that a comedy guy like Jordan Peele was directing a social commentary horror movie. I know I had my reservations about the film. But he absolutely pulled it off! Get Out was a brilliant movie, and it went on to be nominated for a whole slew of Academy Awards. While it didn't take home the top prizes like Best Picture, Best Lead Actor, or Best Director, Peele did win for Best Original Screenplay, an Oscar that was well deserved. But ever since Get Out came out, Peele has been hinting at his next project. Just over a year ago, Peele announced that he had been developing four other "social thrillers", as he described them, at the same time as he was writing Get Out. He explained that each of them would take on a new element of society, with race being the focus of the first one. You can read his comments here. Since then, we have heard bits and pieces about…

WATCH- Avengers: Infinity War SPOILER Discussion

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Panelists Nick Elliott and Matt Smith, and host Nathanael Molnár, go in depth talking about Avengers: Infinity War. There will be spoilers. If you have not seen the film yet, you can check out our spoiler-free review here instead.

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Top 3 Worst Movies the Year (So Far)

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Every year, so many great movies are released. Come December, when I usually wrap up the full year and draft my best/worst lists, so many good movies are reluctantly bumped off due to the sheer number of great movies that come out. At the same time, there are also a lot of shitty movies that come out in the early months of the year and, by December, I've blocked them all out of my memory! So, around this time each year, I always like to put out a list of my favorite/least favorite movies of the year thus far. It isn't exactly half way through the year, but we are transitioning into the start of the summer movie season, and I do think this is a good assessment point. It's always interesting to see how much of my midyear list ends up on my final list by the end of the year. These past few months have been pretty packed. We've already had some blockbusters, such as Black Panther, Ready Player One, and Avengers: Infinity War. At the same time, we have also had some smalle…

Top 5 Favorite Movies of the Year (So Far)

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Every year, so many great movies are released. Come December, when I usually wrap up the full year and draft my best/worst lists, so many good movies are reluctantly bumped off due to the sheer number of great movies that come out. At the same time, there are also a lot of shitty movies that come out in the early months of the year and, by December, I've blocked them all out of my memory! So, around this time each year, I always like to put out a list of my favorite/least favorite movies of the year thus far. It isn't exactly half way through the year, but we are transitioning into the start of the summer movie season, and I do think this is a good assessment point. It's always interesting to see how much of my midyear list ends up on my final list by the end of the year. These past few months have been pretty packed. We've already had some blockbusters, such as Black Panther, Ready Player One, and Avengers: Infinity War. At the same time, we have also had some smalle…

Avengers: Infinity War Crosses $1 Billion Dollars Worldwide

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Last weekend, Avengers: Infinity War opened to huge numbers, breaking both the domestic and worldwide box office records. You can read more about that here. And its huge success is no real surprise. People are absolutely loving the movie, myself included. It is an incredible movie theater experience, and I had a blast watching it. You can read our full, spoiler-free review here. But when Infinity War beat Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens' record, I predicted there was another record it would break. I said that Infinity War would also beat The Force Awakens as the fastest film in history to cross a billion at the worldwide box office. The Force Awakens held the record with 12 days, and I said Infinity War would beat it in ten. Well, Infinity War just broke the record, having officially crossed a billion dollars at the worldwide box office in eleven days. Infinity War is the second 2019 movie to join the billion dollar club, after Black Panther did so a couple months ago. Y…

Star Trek- S.J. Clarkson in Talks to Direct Fourth Installment; Quentin Tarantino's Film to Follow

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As soon as Star Trek Beyond hit theaters in 2019, we heard that J.J. Abrams had a plan for a fourth film. It would involve Chris Hemsworth coming back to portray Captain Kirk's (Chris Pine) father. After that initial announcement, we heard nothing. Beyond was not super successful at the box office, making $343 million worldwide on a $185 million dollar budget. Those aren't the kinds of numbers that would immediately warrant a sequel. However, after a long period of silence, we heard not too long ago that Quentin Tarantino had come up with a plan for a Star Trek movie and was working with Abrams on it. What we heard was that Tarantino had an idea, and a writers room had been assembled to flesh it out. The plan was for Tarantino to ultimately direct the film, after he finished Once Upon a Time in Hollywood. You can read our initial report on it here. We since have had no updates on either project. That is, until now. It has been confirmed that Star Trek 4 is officially in devel…

Ant-Man and the Wasp- Trailer 2

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Marvel is all anyone can talk about right now, after Avengers: Infinity War opened in theaters this past weekend. I had a great time watching the movie, and it's certainly a fantastic movie theater experience. You can read our spoiler-free review here. And the quality of this huge event film showed at the box office, with Infinity War breaking both the domestic and worldwide records for the biggest opening weekend ever. You can read the details on that here. So it was no real surprise when Marvel announced that a new trailer for Ant-Man and the Wasp would be dropping just days after Infinity War's release. It's not just that it's the next Marvel movie, but where Ant-Man (Paul Rudd) was in Infinity War's marketing was a big question fans had going into the movie. I won't spoil anything about Infinity War, but I will say that, in retrospect, it makes sense why Ant-Man wasn't in any of the trailers or posters. We've known that Ant-Man and the Wasp will tak…