There often seems to be an inverse relationship in critics’ movie ratings to that of the movie-watching public. For instance, Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania. On the Rotten Tomatoes review site, the critics—as of June 10, 2023—gave the movie a disappointing 46%, based on 393 professional reviews. Meanwhile, the audience score is an overwhelmingly positive […]
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After Black Panther: Wakanda Forever was released in the theaters, I heard that it was the final movie of the MCU’s Phase 4. Final Phase 4 movie? What?!? How could this possibly be? I’ve defended Phase 4, time and again. And I’ve watched every movie and Disney + streaming series. Back in October 2022, my […]
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I assembled a comprehensive list of movies and television series that I believe would be considered to be a part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Not just motion pictures this time. This included the various Marvel One-Shot short films but excluded the pre-Tom Holland Spider-Man movies and the X-Men and Fantastic Four movies. I look […]
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You can’t fool me. All of this time travel and Sacred Timeline/Nexus Event stuff is just more magic disguised as incomprehensible technology. In this particular story, it doesn’t bother me overmuch, even though I’ve been honest about my semi-aversion to magic in past reviews. As I’ve said before, when it comes to swords & sorcery […]
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