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‘Captain Marvel’ soars above high expectations

‘Captain Marvel’ soars above high expectations

Ava DuVernay was originally considered for the directing role of “Captain Marvel.” (Photo courtesy of Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures) Alecia Connolly Connector Editor “Captain Marvel” was burdened with heavy expectations even before the film’s much-anticipated release. Marvel Studios made the choice to wait ten years and twenty movies before granting a female hero her

‘Us’ is no sophomore slump

“Us” had the best opening for an original live-action film since James Cameron’s “Avatar” in 2009. (Photo courtesy of Universal Pictures) Troy Lafond Connector Editor “Us” is the second directorial project by Jordan Peele, following up on the massive commercial and critical success of “Get Out.” Following up a project as fantastic as “Get Out”

‘Green Book’ should not have been Best Picture

“Green Book” also won Best Original Screenplay and Best Supporting Actor. (Photo courtesy of Universal Pictures) Owen Johnson Connector Editor The Academy Awards is known for causing controversy not just for who gets snubbed during the nomination process, but also over who and what ends up winning. In 1999, “Shakespeare in Love” beat “Saving Private

‘Roma:’ a roaming story with little impact

“Roma” was Alfonso Cuarón’s second Best Director win. (Photo courtesy of Netflix) Troy Lafond Connector Staff “Roma,” directed by Alfonso Cuarón and starring Yalitza Aparicio and Marina de Tavira, was nominated for 10 Oscars and won three for Best Director, Best Cinematography and Best Foreign Language Film. It follows the life of a 1970s maid

‘Alita: Battle Angel’ is too mechanical

Cameron and Rodriguez have announced their plan to make a sequel to the film. (Photo courtesy of 20th Century Fox) Troy Lafond Connector Staff “Alita: Battle Angel” is a cyberpunk action movie that follows the story of a cyborg teenage girl named Alita (Rosa Salazar), who is discovered in a junkyard with no body or

‘How to Train Your Dragon 3’ does not burn out

Original plans included the return of Drago Bludvist, the second film’s antagonist. (Photo courtesy of Universal Pictures) Owen Johnson Connector Editor With the completion of the franchise with “How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World,” the “How to Train Your Dragon” series can take its rightful place among other great film trilogies, such as

‘Happy Death Day 2U’ is too weird

There are currently discussions about a third “Happy Death Day” film. (Photo courtesy of Universal Pictures) Owen Johnson Connector Editor “Happy Death Day 2U” has everything one would expect from a cynical cash-grab horror film: zero scary things, dumb character decisions, a girl dressing up as a blind French woman so there can be a

Underrated Classic: ‘Ghostbusters’ deserves the recognition

John Candy and Jim Belushi were both considered for roles in the film. (Photo courtesy of Columbia Pictures) Owen Johnson Connector Editor For something as subjective as comedy, it can be hard for a film of that genre to not only stand out, but to survive the test of time. The original “Ghostbusters” from 1984

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