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Doctor Strange

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First I have to say I’ve always had a soft spot for Doctor Strange.  It’s hard to be a big fan of him though because he’s had inconsistent runs with very varied quality in each run.  Sure the original stories form Strange Tales were amazing, especially when Steve Ditko did the art and the writing (steveditko.com).  Sure Stan Lee helped create Doctor Strange but the crazy mystical and yes psychedelic art was all Ditko and it helped give a very surreal and otherworldly feel to the comic.

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But on the movie, itself it gets they key points of the origins right.  Doctor Stephen Strange is an almost god like surgeon that causes him to an ego that almost overshadows his skill.  Then in a freak automobile accident his hands are ruined and his world is shattered because of it...

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Batman: The Killing Joke

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Based on the acclaimed graphic novel of the same name, Batman: The Killing Joke takes a journey into the dark psyche of the Clown Prince of Crime – from his humble beginnings as a struggling comedian to his fateful encounter with Batman that changes both of their lives forever. Years later, and now escaped from Arkham Asylum, The Joker devises a plan to prove that one bad day can make anyone as insane as he is – setting his sights on Commissioner Gordon. It’s up to the Dark Knight to put a stop to The Joker’s latest scheme and save one of Gotham City’s finest...

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X-Men: Apocalypse

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Since the dawn of civilization, he was worshipped as a god. Apocalypse, the first and most powerful mutant from Marvel’s X-Men universe, amassed the powers of many other mutants, becoming immortal and invincible. Upon awakening after thousands of years, he is disillusioned with the world as he finds it and recruits a team of powerful mutants, including a disheartened Magneto (Michael Fassbender), to cleanse mankind and create a new world order, over which he will reign. As the fate of the Earth hangs in the balance, Raven (Jennifer Lawrence) with the help of Professor X (James McAvoy) must lead a team of young X-Men to stop their greatest nemesis and save mankind from complete destruction.

This film isn’t getting such hot reviews from critics...

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The Huntsman: Winter’s War

The-Huntsman-Winters-War-Billboard-ArtBetrayed by her evil sister Ravenna (Charlize Theron), heartbroken Freya (Emily Blunt) retreats to a northern kingdom to raise an army of huntsmen as her protectors. Gifted with the ability to freeze her enemies in ice, Freya teaches her young soldiers to never fall in love. When Eric (Chris Hemsworth) and fellow warrior Sara defy this rule, the angry queen does whatever she can to stop them. As war between the siblings escalates, Eric and Sara unite with Freya to end Ravenna’s wicked reign.

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Ahhh…another day, another misleading film synopsis. We’re not going to dwell on that though. Those are written to get butts into seats and since my butt recently sat in a seat to see this film, it worked, so kudos to the writer!

Let’s break this down the way I used to b...

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Alice Through The Looking Glass

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This James Bobin-directed sequel to 2010’s “Alice in Wonderland” takes us back to the whimsical world with Alice (Mia Wasikowska) in an attempt to save the Mad Hatter.

BE WARNED: ALTHOUGH THIS ISN’T A FULL SPOILER REVIEW, THERE ARE SOME SPOILED PLOT POINTS INVOLVED.

3 years after the events of the first movie, Alice is captain of her own ship, sailing many routes on the high seas. When she arrives back in London from China, she is faced with many real world obstacles that would prevent her from doing what she loves with her life: namely, a lien is placed against her mother’s house in exchange for her ship in order for her to work for the newly appointed Lord Ascot (Leo Bill). She is soon led by Absolem (Alan Rickman in his final role) through a mirror and back to Wonderland...

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