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‘Shazam!’ Enlivens the DCEU With Jolly Abandon

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(2019—Director: David F. Sandberg) — by Renard N. Bansale — High ★★★ (out of 5 stars) “If a superhero can’t save his family, he’s not much of a hero.” — William “Billy” Batson (Asher Angel) to Frederick “Freddy” Freeman (Jack Dylan Grazer) and their other foster siblings Potential spoilers below When it comes to superhero …

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Seven Traumatized Children Under One Umbrella Academy

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– By Carly Twehous – [Spoilers Ahead] At a time when the superhero origin story consumes nearly every available screen, so often audiences get caught up in the bright colors, over-the-top special effects, and elaborate villains intent on world domination, that people begin forget the one thing that makes superheroes so compelling: the hero’s relentless …

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Why Amazon’s ‘Second Age’ is a Brilliant Move – And What We Can Expect To See

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– By Joe Houde – Amazon’s recent tease that their upcoming Lord of the Rings series will actually focus on the Second Age of Middle-earth has a lot of Tolkien nerds (myself included) abuzz with excitement and speculation. Since the show’s announcement in November 2017, details have been rolled out at a snail’s pace. Shortly …

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Wheels Up for Disney in 2019 With ‘Dumbo’ a la Burton

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(2019—Director: Tim Burton) — by Renard N. Bansale — High ★★★ (out of 5 stars)  “Your children don’t need you to be perfect. They just need you to believe in them.” — Colette Marchant (Eva Green) to Holt Farrier (Colin Farrell) Potential spoilers below (Also, following their initial mentions, I shall distinguish between the two …