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‘Thor: Ragnarok’ – Marvel’s Version of an Adventure Picture?

    Is there and has there ever been an extended franchise/film universe more successful and exciting than the MCU?  Critics and audiences looking for more meaty, adult entertainment have been decrying the prevalence of superhero comic book films for the past few years (and yes, there have been problematic movies **ahem . . .… Continue reading ‘Thor: Ragnarok’ – Marvel’s Version of an Adventure Picture?

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‘Ghostbusters’ – Fresh Franchise Restart or Unnecessary Nostalgia-Fest?

The all-female led, 2016 version of the 1984 classic, ‘Ghostbusters,’ benefits from a very funny cast of comedians and state-of-the-art effects (particularly the proton packs and new weaponry), yet suffers under the specter of nostalgia that it insists on forcing to evoke.  When director Paul Feig (‘Bridesmaids’) allows the four hilarious ladies (Kristen Wiig, Melissa… Continue reading ‘Ghostbusters’ – Fresh Franchise Restart or Unnecessary Nostalgia-Fest?