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[REVIEW] YOU WILL CRY! “Avengers: Endgame” (@Avengers)–THE EPIC CINEMATIC EXPERIENCE OF YOUR LIFE!

Iron Man…Thor…Captain America…Black Widow…Hawkeye…Hulk…War Machine…Rocket Raccoon…Nebula. These are the Avengers who are giving you the cinematic experience of your life! It was nearly a year ago (in our universe) we watched as “Earth’s Mightiest Heroes,” The Avengers, and The Guardians of The Galaxy fail to save Earth, and the universe at large from Thanos’s mission to wipe out half of life in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Not only did he succeed, but half of our heroes were literally swept away in the wind; as “with a snap” they were all turned to dust. Needless to say the remaining Avengers, and a powerful newcomer, prove to be tenacious as ever in their determination to avenge the fallen and take down The Mad Titan that took their loved ones and the world as we know it in Avengers: Endgame!

Avengers: Endgame is easily the most highly anticipated film of the last decade bringing to an end story lines and fantastic tales that have spanned over twenty-two films! This is far from a film, or even your regular superhero blockbuster, as the array of emotions you “true believers” will feel spans from grief and intrigue to righteous fury and an overwhelming sense of satisfaction. Earth’s home team, with a little extraterrestrial help, bring him the gold. For the rest of your days whether you hum it in your head, profess it from your mouth, or vibe it through your soul, “AVENGERS ASSEMBLE,” will be your new war cry! Hey Marvel Studios, what’s next?!

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Iron Man…Thor…Captain America…Black Widow…Hawkeye…Hulk…War Machine…Rocket Raccoon…Nebula. These are the Avengers who are giving you the cinematic experience of your life! It was nearly a year ago (in our universe) we watched as “Earth’s Mightiest Heroes,” The Avengers, and The Guardians of The Galaxy fail to save Earth, and the universe at large from Thanos’s mission to wipe out half of life in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Not only did he succeed, but half of our heroes were literally swept away in the wind; as “with a snap” they were all turned to dust. Needless to say the remaining Avengers, and a powerful newcomer, prove to be tenacious as ever in their determination to avenge the fallen and take down The Mad Titan that took their loved ones and the world as we know it in Avengers: Endgame!

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Avengers: Endgame is easily the most highly anticipated film of the last decade bringing to an end story lines and fantastic tales that have spanned over twenty-two films! This is far from a film, or even your regular superhero blockbuster, as the array of emotions you “true believers” will feel spans from grief and intrigue to righteous fury and an overwhelming sense of satisfaction. Earth’s home team, with a little extraterrestrial help, bring him the gold. For the rest of your days whether you hum it in your head, profess it from your mouth, or vibe it through your soul, “AVENGERS ASSEMBLE,” will be your new war cry! Hey Marvel Studios, what’s next?!

GRADE: A+

WARNING: Spoilers–PROCEED WITH CAUTION!

What We Liked

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-The expanded line up of Avengers and remaining Guardians of The Galaxy joining forces to avenge the universe. Earth is still a big place, and even with the heavy losses both teams took they know they’re stronger together to protect what remains of life as they know it.

Captain Marvel’s timeliness and updated look. The girl knows how to make an entrance, and proves her mettle as perhaps the mightiest of the Avengers. Oh, and her comics’ accurate haircut isn’t bad either.

-The involvement of time travel to not only fix Thanos’s cosmic level genocide, but revisit some pretty awesome moments from previous Marvel Studios films that were near and dear to our heart. Somehow each of our characters get the closure, assurance, or peace they need to get the job done.

-Gamora’s heroism! No matter what time line she comes from, she proves she’s a hero. Her demise in the previous film is more than avenged in Endgame.

-The fury of the Scarlet Witch knows no bounds! She hurt Thanos like we have never seen, forcing him to fire on his own troops to save his life and temporarily stop the Avengers from winning.

-Seeing The Ancient One take down Hulk with a single blow, and finally doing what was best to save the universe. Yet again, no one could take a stone from a Sorcerer Supreme.

-Earth being the home of New Asgard and Thor joining the Guardians of The Galaxy!

What We Loved

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-The girl power of this film! Captain Marvel, Scarlet Witch, Valkyrie, Rescue (Pepper Potts), Okoye, Wasp, Nebula, Mantis, and Gamora are one helluva line of offense when it came to getting Spider-Man to his destination.

-The final, epic battle to defeat Thanos and forces. Never before, and maybe never again, have the Avengers Assembled in the thousands with the combined might of every Guardian of The Galaxy, Doctor Strange and the other wizards, Black Panther and The Wakandan Army, and the revived Avengers, save Vision and Black Widow! It was the battle of a lifetime and worth every moment of waiting.

-Iron Man finally learned to love in the form of his daughter with Pepper, Morgan Stark. The playboy finally took off all that emotional baggage and daddy issues he was using as armor to make the greater good happen. Tony Stark, you really are a hero.

-Captain America’s swan song–Captain America is truly worthy, ask Mjolnir (Thor’s hammer)! His one on one with Thanos was one for the ages. A man armed with a mystic war hammer and a nigh unbreakable shield versus a being with godlike strength is quite the spectacle to see! We hate he’s officially retiring, but we just know this new Captain America is going to do some amazing things.

-The familial bond between Black Widow and Hawkeye. Their “fight” with one another to sacrifice themselves for one another and to get the Soul Stone is endearing and tragic, then again what’s love without tragedy?

-Pepper Potts in he “Rescue” armor! She literally stood by her “Iron Man.”

What We Hated

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-This was Stan Lee’s final cameo in any Marvel movies…RIP Stan, you’re a true hero and we miss you more than ever. Thanks for being a true superhero from all of us true believers.

-Black Widow and Iron Man’s demises. We knew there would be casualties in this war, but not these two heroes. Rest in peace? There’s got to be a way to bring them back.

-A “smart Hulk.” Hulk’s “Dr. Banner” persona is not what we need in a battle like this. An angry Hulk is a powerful and we were owed and epic battle between he and Thanos so he could reclaim his title of being “The strongest there is!”

-No post credit scenes! Really Marvel? We need some kind of sneak peek for the next phase of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. You seem to be unwittingly pitching “Young Avengers?” We’ll see!

 

 

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Bend & SNAP! “Legally Blonde 3” Set for May 2022 Release Date!

It’s officially the “Perfect Day!” 2020 might have just done its own “bend and snap” with the announcement that “Legally Blonde 3” has been set to debut in May 20, 2022!

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It’s officially the “Perfect Day!” 2020 might have just done its own “bend and snap” with the announcement that “Legally Blonde 3” has been set to debut in May 20, 2022!

via Collider.com

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[Reese] Witherspoon will return as the starring role [of “Elle Woods”] and will produce the film through her Hello Sunshine production company, alongside returning producer Marc Platt. While no director nor other returning cast members have been announced (although Luke Wilson has told us he’s ready for the call), we know that TV comedy writers extraordinaire Dan Goor and Mindy Kaling will be writing the script together.

We are ecstatic about the news of a new sequel for the Legally Blonde franchise! We hope all the cast members will return, especially Jennifer Coolidge. A few ladies from the cast reunited virtually to raise money for a noteworthy cause.

via USA Today

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…the cast of the hit romantic comedy “Legally Blonde” reunited virtually on Tuesday,19 years after the film came out in July 2001, to raise money for World Central Kitchen.

During the event, the panel, which included WitherspoonJennifer CoolidgeSelma Blair and other cast members, reminisced about shooting the movie — and shared some behind-the-scenes secrets about an iconic scene. 

We do, however, hate we have to wait until May 2022 to reunite with Elle ourselves. However, we understand COVID-19 may have played a role in its delay in release. We will keep you posted as more on Legally Blonde 3 becomes available. Now to find something PINK!

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Blumhouse’s “Black Box” is Filled w/ Second Chances!

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Dear Blumhouse, we are forever your fans! Blumhouse is set to release a series of horror films and thrillers–each riveting, thought provoking, and original!

Blumhouse’s latest film, “Black Box,” starring Mamadou Athie and legendary actress, Phylicia Rashad, delves into a experimental technology gone horribly awry.

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In the film, Nolan (Athie) is a man who struggling to recover his memory after a tragic accident which also left his wife dead. He is helped through his daily functioning by his kind, but parentified and patient daughter. Wanting to get back to a normal life as a respected journalistic photographer he finds that his brain injuries have affected the quality of his work. After the urging of a friend he goes to see a brilliant doctor, Lilian (Rashad), who through the use of an experimental treatment attempts to restore his memories. The procedure, however, has some frightening side effects as a menacing force in his subconscious attempts to emerge!

This film is eerie and in all actuality highly plausible. We have seen so many times where people who were pronounced brain dead emerged from comas and or traumatic brain injuries whole, but slightly different. The film plays on age old fears of human experimentation and “skin wallking”–all too often experienced and feared in the African-American community. (Think “night doctors,” or how it is a common belief by many medical professionals that Black people feel less pain than other races)

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We snagged an interview with the film’s star, Mamadou Athie, and he revealed his own takes on “Black Box.” The actor states the film was scary to him in some surprising ways. “Man just to have that happen and not be in control is terrifying…it really just makes you wonder and think like is there technology being developed to do that? How could someone really get out of that? And what about their families? It’s just a lot.”

Mamadou’s role as “Nolan” marks his first time portraying a father on screen. “It was surreal man, especially since I don’t have any children of my own..I feel like it just adds a new layer to the story because Nolan was literally fighting to reclaim what was left of his life–the most important being his daughter…that was just a lot…”

Black Box is the latest entry in the horror/science fiction/thriller genre with a predominantly Black cast. With films like Get Out and Us, and series like Lovecraft Country; more and more diversity is pouring onto the screen. “Traditionally, Black people have just been tokens here and there [in the horror genre] but now we are finding our places in these tales and stories…it really expands the imagination of what Black people can do and also creates more opportunities and roles for people of color…”

We love Black Box and cannot wait for all of you to see it! Be sure to stream the film airing exclusively on Amazon Prime

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[PHOTOS] First Look at Viola Davis & Chadwick Boseman in “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom!”

Tensions and temperatures rise over the course of an afternoon recording session in 1920s Chicago as a band of musicians await trailblazing performer, the legendary “Mother of the Blues,” Ma Rainey (Academy Award® winner Viola Davis).

Late to the session, the fearless, fiery Ma engages in a battle of wills with her white manager and producer over control of her music. As the band waits in the studio’s claustrophobic rehearsal room, ambitious trumpeter Levee (Chadwick Boseman) — who has an eye for Ma’s girlfriend and is determined to stake his own claim on the music industry — spurs his fellow musicians into an eruption of stories revealing truths that will forever change the course of their lives.

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Tensions and temperatures rise over the course of an afternoon recording session in 1920s Chicago as a band of musicians await trailblazing performer, the legendary “Mother of the Blues,” Ma Rainey (Academy Award® winner Viola Davis).

ma rainey chadwick boseman netflix ma rainey's black bottom

Late to the session, the fearless, fiery Ma engages in a battle of wills with her white manager and producer over control of her music. As the band waits in the studio’s claustrophobic rehearsal room, ambitious trumpeter Levee (Chadwick Boseman) — who has an eye for Ma’s girlfriend and is determined to stake his own claim on the music industry — spurs his fellow musicians into an eruption of stories revealing truths that will forever change the course of their lives.

ma rainey chadwick boseman netflix ma rainey's black bottom

Adapted from two-time Pulitzer Prize winner August Wilson’s play, MA RAINEY’S BLACK BOTTOM celebrates the transformative power of the blues and the artists who refuse to let society’s prejudices dictate their worth. Directed by George C. Wolfe and adapted for the screen by Ruben Santiago-Hudson, the film is produced by Fences Oscar® nominees Denzel Washington and Todd Black. Colman Domingo, Glynn Turman, Michael Potts, Taylour Paige and Dusan Brown co-star alongside Grammy® winner Branford Marsalis’ score.

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We are really excited to see this biopic on Ma Rainey. She is such a legendary woman! Besides that the cast is stellar. Viola Davis is perhaps the greatest actress of our times and the late and great Chadwick Boseman graces us with his presence in one of his last roles.

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