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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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Captain America: Civil War

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There are a few critics out there calling this movie the best comic book movie of all time. While I will agree that this is the best comic book movie I’ve seen in ages, I don’t know that it’s enough for me to give it the “best of all time” title.

It is a great movie, though. The Captain America films have been Marvel’s strongest series overall, and this film continues that trend. The writers on this film did an excellent job with all the characters involved; while the story focuses heavily on Steve, Bucky, and Tony, the writers haven’t shirked characterization of the other Avengers (or newcomer Black Panther).

The action scenes are really well choreographed overall, and most of them don’t feel too long or overextended (though one at the end with Steve, Bucky, and Tony went on a little lon...

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The Huntsman: Winter’s War

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Ok, so a certain movie came out a few years ago that caused all kinds of on-set controversy. Did you See it? Yes? No? Well, I didn’t. I totally missed out on Snow White and the Huntsman. So, when I had the opportunity to see The Huntsman: Winter’s War, I was worried: Do I need to know about the previous movie?  If you haven’t seen the previous movie, don’t fret: this is largely a prequel and they feed you all of the pertinent information you need to know from Snow White and the Huntsman.

This movie has a stellar cast: Chris Hemsworth is Eric (the titular Huntsman), Jessica Chastain is Sara, his love interest and betrothed, Emily Blunt plays Queen Freya, sister to Charlize Theron’s returning character Ravenna...

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Captain America: Civil War

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Before embarking on what I knew was going to be a *BIG* summer movie, I grabbed the Kindle edition of Civil War collection (#1-7) and read it days before. I enjoyed the book and felt I was ready to make comparative notes with the movie when it came out. I won’t bother making point-for-point comparisons.  It’s not required reading to understand the movie, but if you have a chance, pick up the book. It is a worthy read.

Captain America: Civil War seems only marginally about Captain America. It was a dividing of The Avengers. When The Avengers chase down Crossbones (Frank Grillo) and his team, Wanda Maximoff/Scarlet Witch causes unintentional death and destruction in Lagos which involves many allies and humanitarian workers from the country of Wakanda...

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