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Hotel Artemis SPOILER-FREE Review

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Run Time: 1 hour, 33 minutes Rating: R Directed by: Drew Pearce Starring: Sterling K. Brown, Jodie Foster, Sofia Boutella 
What happens when you take a cool, John Wick-inspired story and add a really great cast? Well, you should get a really awesome movie. Emphasis on "should". Ever since I saw the first trailer for Hotel Artemis, I've been really looking forward to it. It has a stacked cast, including Sterling K. Brown, Jodie Foster, Dave Bautista, Sofia Boutella, Charlie Day, and Jeff Goldblum. They are all really good actors, and to have them all together sounded great. The film focuses on a hotel for criminals, run by Foster's character. The plot does sound heavily influenced by John Wick, but never for a second did I think it was actually ripping off John Wick; I thought it would be inspired by it, and that writer/director Drew Pearce could offer up a really cool film. Well, I was wrong. I was dead wrong. Hotel Artemis is a snooze-fest. The performances range fr…

First Trailer for Creed II

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In 2015, Creed took everyone by surprise. The Rocky franchise had run its course, and now a spin-off film about Apollo Creed's (Carl Weathers) son is coming out? It seemed a little bit desperate. However, when Creed hit, it hit hard. Michael B. Jordan was absolutely fantastic. While he was already on my radar for Chronicle and Fruitvale Station, Creed just further showed what Jordan was capable of. Sylvester Stallone was so good that he was nominated for an Oscar for Best Supporting Actor that year. And Ryan Coogler once again proved just how talented of a director he truly is. After Creed, Coogler went on to direct Jordan once again in this year's Black Panther, and it was because of Black Panther that Coogler didn't direct Creed II. Instead, Steven Caple Jr. was brought on to direct, which did make me nervous. Caple Jr. has only directed one feature film, The Land, which I have never seen nor really even heard about. So while I've been excited to see another Creed m…

First Look at Aquaman; Trailer to Debut at San Diego Comic Con

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After Justice League crashed and burned at the box office in November, all eyes have turned to Aquaman, which is coming out just over a year after the failed team-up film. Can the James Wan (The Conjuring) directed movie revive the DC Cinematic Universe, and put it back on the right track before Shazam and Wonder Woman 1984 (read about that here) hit theaters? I hope so. I love James Wan as a director, and I think he is an excellent fit for something like Aquaman. He is a creative force, and you need someone like that when constructing entire underwater worlds. Similarly to how Wonder Woman was isolated from the rest of the DC Cinematic Universe because it was set during World War I, Aquaman is also isolated because it takes place underwater. You can tell a complete story without feeling the need to reference or set up any other movies in the universe, and that's exactly what DC needs right now! But since Justice League's release, where Jason Momoa made his official debut as …

Wonder Woman 2 Title Confirmed; Chris Pine Set to Return

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The fate of the DC Cinematic Universe has been up in the air since Justice League bombed at the box office. This was supposed to be DC's The Avengers, and it ended up losing them money instead of being a giant hit. You can read more about that here. However, even with that uncertainty, they have moved forward with Wonder Woman 2, since the first one is their only true critical hit. I really liked Wonder Woman. It did have its shortcomings, but I thought that Patty Jenkins put together a great film, and I've been game for a sequel ever since. You can read my review for the movie here. I would have preferred that Warner Bros. reboot the DC Cinematic Universe, but with Aquaman, Shazam, and now Wonder Woman 2 on the horizon, that doesn't seem likely. A little while ago, Jenkins confirmed the sequel would take place in the 1980's, tweeting the image above of "WW84". The original worked so well set during World War I, as it isolated itself from the rest of the DC …

Go or No Go: Adrift

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In this new movie review series, Nathanael Molnár and Rob Giachinta talk about a new film and say whether to go see it, don't go see it, or wait for it to come out on a streaming service. In this installment, they discuss the new Shailene Woodley survival movie, Adrift.

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Avengers: Infinity War Crosses $2 Billion Dollars Worldwide

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We have been saying ever since Avengers: Infinity War was merely a concept that it had a strong chance at joining the two billion dollar club. However, that was always going to be a tall feat. The highest grossing Marvel Cinematic Universe movie to date was The Avengers, which made $1.5 billion dollars. So Infinity War would have to not only beat the highest grossing MCU film, but it would also have to make an additional five hundred million on top of it. While the idea of Infinity War crossing two billion seems easy enough, the reality of it has proven to be challenging. It crossed one billion no problem, which you can read the details on here. And it certainly helped that the movie is really good, and everyone has liked it. You can read our spoiler-free review for Infinity Warhere, as well as watch our spoiler discussion on YouTube here. But as more and more movies have opened in theaters to compete with it, such as Deadpool 2 and Solo: A Star Wars Story, Infinity War's box off…

First Trailer for Halloween

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Halloween is one of my all time favorite horror movies. What John Carpenter did with that movie is just incredible. He made a fantastic slasher film that encapsulates so much about not just the horror genre, but the Halloween holiday in general. It's a fun and scary movie, and I love it. I try to watch it every year on Halloween. So I've been very enthusiastic about this new film. I remember when it was first announced, with Stronger's David Gordon Green directing and co-writing with Danny McBride, and Jason Blum and Carpenter producing with Carpenter also doing the score. You can read that initial report here. They said that this new movie would be ignoring all of the other sequels, and would serve as a direct sequel to the original. I think that's a brilliant idea. The franchise has become rather convoluted, and trying to adhere to all of those movies would be pointless. So doing a proper sequel is rather enticing. There is so much potential in a sequel, especially w…

Go or No Go: Action Point

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In this new movie review series, Nathanael Molnár and Rob Giachinta talk about a new film and say whether to go see it, don't go see it, or wait for it to come out on a streaming service. In this installment, they discuss the new Johnny Knoxville movie, Action Point. You can read our spoiler-free review for the film here.

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Go or No Go: Upgrade

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In this new movie review series, Nathanael Molnár and Rob Giachinta talk about a new film and say whether to go see it, don't go see it, or wait for it to come out on a streaming service. In this installment, they discuss the new Blumhouse sci fi movie, Upgrade. You can read our spoiler-free review for the film here.

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