‘The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power’ Fires on All Cylinders For The Most Part – Review

The highly anticipated series The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power is finally upon us. While I’ve only seen the first two episodes of the new show, I can say it is visually stunning and wonderfully acted. I was unsure what to expect from the series. Although the trailers were terrific, I found myself hesitant. How often have we seen epic clips and sneak peeks into a film or show but are ultimately disappointed with the final product?

‘Thor: Love and Thunder’ Works Best In Its Emotionally Charged Moments – Review

Another day and another MCU project is upon us. At this juncture in Phase 4, the new piece to the puzzle is Thor: Love and Thunder. Directed by Taika Waititi, the film picks up after the events of Avengers: Endgame with Thor (Chris Hemsworth) trying to find his place in the world while the King of Asgard, Valkyrie (Tessa Thompson), is tending to the Asgardian people on New Asgard.

‘Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness’ Is A Fun, But Mixed Bag – Review

We’ve spent time getting to know Dr. Stephen Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch) throughout his appearances in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). From his first feature film back in 2016 to team outings in Avengers: Infinity War, Avengers: Endgame and Spider-Man: No Way Home, viewers can see the non-Sorcerer Supreme back at the “yellow sparkly thing that he does” in Multiverse of Madness.

‘Turning Red’ Is A Funny, Entertaining And Emotional Coming-Of-Age Tale – Review

Growing up is hard. On top of dealing with school and raging hormones, parents or guardians can be highly embarrassing, although they want the best for their children. That is what Meilin “Mei” Lee (voiced by Rosalie Chiang) is going through in Turning Red. With the first year of teenagehood upon her, Mei is torn between pleasing her mother, Ming (voiced by Sandra Oh), and discovering who she is. Little does Mei know that things are about to get even more complicated.

Interview: Rachel Zegler And Ariana DeBose Talk 'West Side Story', Sisterhood & Stepping Into Their Roles

It’s been 60 years since the legendary Rita Moreno stole the show in the first film adaptation of West Side Story, and now, two new stars are paving the way for future generations — Rachel Zegler and Ariana DeBose. Zegler and DeBose shine brilliantly in the Steven Spielberg-directed remake of West Side Story as Maria and Anita, respectively. I had the pleasure of interviewing the dynamic duo about the film and their time on set.

Interview: Ray Fisher Talks 'ZSJL', Working With Karen Bryson, 'Women of the Movement' & More

Ray Fisher is known as being the heart of the League in Zack Snyder’s Justice League and for being a champion in speaking his truth, which has surely helped others to share their stories too (accountability > entertainment) and he’s coming to Toronto to meet fans at FAN EXPO Canada: Limited Edition (October 22-24). Prior to the convention, I had the pleasure of being able to have a conversation with the brilliant actor as he was gearing up to attend the convention.

Interview: Kit Young Talks 'Shadow and Bone' Reactions, Milo The Goat, FAN EXPO Canada & More

FAN EXPO Canada: Limited Edition is underway tomorrow and what better way to get into the geeky fan spirit than a chat with Shadow and Bone star, Kit Young?! I had the fortune of being able to chat with the actor about the fan reaction to the popular Netflix series, Shadow and Bone (based on Leigh Bardugo’s best-selling novels), Milo the pygmy goat, his upcoming projects including The School for Good and Evil, and much more.

Interview: Naomie Harris Talks 'Venom: Let There Be Carnage', Shriek, Love Of Musicals & More

Venom: Let There Be Carnage is one week away! The first week of September, I was lucky enough to interview Academy Award-nominated actress, Naomie Harris, about her role as Frances Barrison a.k.a. Shriek in the highly anticipated sequel to Venom. During our chat, Harris spoke about what drew her to the character, her working reunion with Woody Harrelson, working with Andy Serkis and Tom Hardy, and what genre of film has she not yet worked in, but would love to.

TIFF ’21 – Edgar Wright’s ‘Last Night In Soho’ Is A Frightening Trip To The Sixties

What happens when you mix fashion, the sixties and the paranormal? Well, Edgar Wright’s psychological thriller Last Night in Soho, of course. The film follows aspiring fashion designer Eloise (Thomasin McKenzie) after she’s accepted into a prestigious fashion design school. Eloise’s grandmother, Peggy (Rita Tushingham), is happy to see her granddaughter living her dreams, however, it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to tell Peggy is worried about Eloise moving to London by herself

TIFF 21: Ambitious And Visually Stunning, 'Dune' Is Not Without Its Flaws - Review

“An animal caught in a trap will gnaw off its own leg to escape. What will you do?” It’s 10191 and Paul Atreides (Timothée Chalamet) is the heir to the throne that rules the most important planet in the universe, Arrakis (a.k.a Dune). The most important resource found on Arrakis is a drug known as the spice which gives users superhuman capabilities. Of course, in true colonizer fashion, the sought-after spice has been the catalyst for many invasions and violent wars throughout the years.

'What If...?' Couples Astounding Animation And Superb Storytelling - Review

As people, we always question things and ponder about where we might be had we decided to take a different path or if something in our lives had happened in a different way. In the animated series What If…? the Marvel Cinematic Universe as we know it is turned on its head and will leave viewers in awe of these alternate realities. The first three episodes follow the journeys of Agent Peggy Carter, T’Challa and Nick Fury as they navigate new territory that we’ve never seen before.

Dev Patel Leads A Sumptuous And Epic Arthurian Tale In ‘The Green Knight’

If you’re looking to experience Arthurian lore, mystery, intrigue and Dev Patel all in one beautifully crafted film, then The Green Knight is surely a piece of cinema that you have to add to your must-watch list as soon as possible. Not only does the film allow viewers to bear witness to yet another powerful performance from Patel, but is also a visual and visceral experience unlike any other.

'Jungle Cruise' Is An Entertaining Ride Along The Amazon River - Review

So, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Emily Blunt meet each other in a bar alongside the Amazon River… No, this is not the beginning of some corny joke (of which Jungle Cruise has many, thanks to Johnson’s Frank firing off ‘dad’ jokes like they’re going out of style), this is quite literally a plot point in Disney’s latest adventure film, Jungle Cruise. Dr. Lily Houghton (Blunt) is on a mission to find the Tears of the Moon, a tree now that grows petals capable of curing any illness or injury...

REVIEW – Marvel Comics ‘Thor & Loki: Double TRouble’ #4

What can possibly go wrong with a pair of Thors and a Loki trying to locate a mysterious orb stolen right from Odin’s vaults? Well, the answer is a bit of what you’d expect and some of what you wouldn’t. But the biggest surprise of all comes when another Loki is added to the fray, and of course, she has the orb within her grasp. Now, trying to get this other Loki to part with the orb so that Thor and Loki number one can get home? Well, that’s certainly much easier said than done.

'Black Widow' Is An Exciting Spy Thriller That Gives Natasha Romanoff Her Due - Review

If you were wondering what Natasha Romanoff a.k.a. Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) was doing after the events of Captain America: Civil War and before the snap of Avengers: Infinity War, then look no further than the next entry into the MCU, Black Widow. Black Widow follows the former Red Room-trained assassin as she navigates life after the events of Civil War. Clearly, she did not think she could zap the King of Wakanda and simply get away with it, right?
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