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Eternals

Eternals

Director Chloé Zhao, with her eye for vast open spaces, lots of silence, and naturalistic acting, seemed an odd choice to helm a massive big-budget superhero movie, but bless Marvel and Disney for giving her a chance. The combo unfortunately is not magic, like a kid with a cape being forced to jump off a …

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Dark Phoenix

Clearly trying to capitalize on the “end of an era” marketing that helped propel Avengers: Endgame into the box-office – and favorable-review – stratosphere, but instead making the problems found in X-Men: Apocalypse even worse, this final, quasi-origins installment of the mutant franchise is sorely lacking in heart, humor, depth and, ultimately, viewer satisfaction. It’s …

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Venom

Tom Hardy stars as Eddie Brock, a recently fired, renegade investigative reporter who’s known for thumbing his nose at authority and who’s probing the medical research being conducted by billionaire entrepreneur Carlton Drake (Riz Ahmed). As Eddie quickly discovers, that research includes a covert study aiming to merge an alien “Symbiote” – think: angry, sentient …

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Avengers: Endgame

Avengers: Endgame doesn’t have much faith in the resilience of humanity. Five years after Thanos (Josh Brolin) made half of Earth’s (and the universe’s) population disintegrate into ash with a snap of his infinity-stone encrusted glove, apparently the spirit has gone out of everyone. No fun is to be had, stadiums are empty, garbage and …

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Logan

Set in the year 2029 – when, apparently, nothing (not technology, not clothes, not cars, etc.) really looks any different than it does in 2017 – the film centers on an aging, no-longer-as-sharp-as-he-used-to-be-Logan (Hugh Jackman), who’s traded saving the world for being a glorified Uber driver, drunkenly shuttling newlyweds, coeds and the filthy rich around, …

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