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Dawn of the new era of DC faces an eclipse with Black Adam

After decades of struggling between a realistic setting with films like Christopher Nolan’s the Dark knight trilogy, “Watchmen,” Zack Snyder’s Superman trilogy, Matt Reeves’ Batman universe, Todd Phillips’ “Joker” and Marvel formulated camps like “Aquaman,” Alan Smithe’s “Suicide Squad” and R rated flicks like “Birds of Prey” and “The Suicide Squad,” DC has finally shifted it’s path and ushered towards a new era of fictional universe with the first film of phase 1 — “Black Adam.”

‘Black Adam’ electrifies: A spoiler free review

Director Jaume Collet-Serra showcases the morality of our favorite heroes while peeling back the sorrow-stricken pain of Black Adam, who has never been given his chance to shine until now. Most notably, the film works its best when every character is given a choice while traversing the gray confinement of good and evil. 

Astraverse: A cinematic dawn to experience

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Ayan Mukerji is among the big names in mainstream Bollywood, despite having only two films to his name prior to Brahmastra. Both have received critical acclaim and are popular with audiences. His directorial debut, “Wake up Sid,” cemented his place in Bollywood by demonstrating his ability to create characters with dreams and ambitions, as well as the perfect emotional setting.

‘Good Trouble:’ Midseason Finale Review

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In the spring season finale of Good Trouble Season 4 Episode 9, “That’s me in the Spotlight,” in the opening black and white sequence, we see scenes that tease what might happen by the end of the episode. And we saw moments of climax and bravery for every character. Halfway through season four, each character has a set of new problems introduced, and as with every finale, there’s always a cliffhanger that leaves us in suspense. 

‘The Northman’ review: An outstanding Viking epic

Robert Eggers tends to make movies that aren’t exactly for all audiences. His first movie “The Witch” is a slow burn that takes place in the early colonization of New England, with dialogue that is very accurate to the time. His next movie, “The Lighthouse,” while being darkly funny and showcasing great performances from Willem Dafoe and Robert Pattinson, still has a relatively slow plot and not easily discernible language. “The Northman” is his first movie that pleases both the cinephile and the action-hungry audience members.

‘Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’ mystifies with season 4

Creating something is a difficult task. Maintaining it is even more difficult, especially when it comes to long running film franchises and shows. Their inception would be S Tier but gradually would end up being just some random forgettable thing. 

Sonic 2: Racing past sequel expectations

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“Sonic The Hedgehog 2” is everything that a sequel should always strive for. “Sonic 2” did just that with the principle of hitting the ground running while fleshing out the story to feel expansive, committing to world-building, introducing the established lore without bogging down the narrative of the film, and compromising the spirit of the franchise. 

‘The Adam Project:’ A love letter to 80s sci-fi

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“The Adam Project” is a love letter to timeless classics, such as Steven Spielberg’s “ET” and Robert Zemeckis’s “Back To The Future,” while rekindling the childhood aspiration of being called to adventure through narratives and tales of fictional imagination centered around diamond absolutes and leaves one wondering if your future is the one you truly envision.

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