'Alita: Battle Angel' review
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'Alita: Battle Angel' review

What makes Alita so special? It’s the only real question I had going into Robert Rodriguez’s 'Alita: Battle Angel'. My loose knowledge of this Anime/Manga adaptation had me looking towards the likes of 'Akira', 'Ghost in a Shell' and even 'Blade Runner' as I tried to measure expectations. The lengthy development period had me primed for a film dense with messy but ambitious ideas about humanity and identity. But Alita never reaches for such heights. And this disappointed for a second.

Boardwalk Round-Up: Zootopia Isn't Getting Two Sequels, Toy Story 4, and Lee Unkrich

Boardwalk Round-Up: Zootopia Isn't Getting Two Sequels, Toy Story 4, and Lee Unkrich

The Boardwalk Round-Up is back. Disney starts off 2019 with a bang. This is only in month one. We are in store for a wild year. — Earlier this week reports started to float around that Zootopia would be getting two sequels. Not to crush anyone's hopes and dreams but Disney doesn't usually announce two sequels in a row unless it is Star Wars or Marvel. Especially for their animation studio. The reports were started because a voice actor for Zootopia, Tommy Lister revealed Disney had plans for two sequels.

Sebastian Stan replaces Chris Evans in Netflix's evil backwoods thriller 'THE DEVIL ALL THE TIME'

Sebastian Stan replaces Chris Evans in Netflix's evil backwoods thriller 'THE DEVIL ALL THE TIME'

This headline screams love/hate. — With Chris Evans previously committed to star in Neill Blomkamp’s Greenland, Antonio Campos’ The Devil All The Time, Antoine Fuqua’s Infinite, Apple’s streaming series Defending Jacob and Rian Johnson’s Knives Out, you knew it was simply a matter of time until one or two of these projects would eventually fall through.

'Cold Pursuit' review
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'Cold Pursuit' review

So, Liam Neeson dug a deep hole for himself ahead of the release of his latest film ‘Cold Pursuit’. Friends and colleagues have had to assure me that it will all be alright in the end for Neeson, that tanking the publicity for ‘Cold Pursuit’ and admitting to a racist blood lust wouldn’t drown out one of my favorite actors.

'Happy Death Day 2U' Review
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'Happy Death Day 2U' Review

The first Happy Death Day was a pretty neat, if not very low stakes Blumhouse production and kind of the exemplifier of their format. It was a slightly above average, cheap, and brief horror/slasher with a kind of neat twist, i.e. Groundhog Day, but I'm being murdered. There was nothing really exemplary about it, compared to other BH productions that came out that year (Get Out, The Belko Experiment, Creep 2 or Ouija 2) but what it had going for it was a slightly fun black comedy tone, along with a campy but dedicated performance by Jessica Rothe as the heroine and trashy college girl, Tree. If I had reviewed when it came out, I probably would've given it a 2.5-3/5.

'2019 Oscar Nominated Animated Short Films' Review
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'2019 Oscar Nominated Animated Short Films' Review

Here are my takes on this year's five Oscar Nominated Animated Short Films: — “Animal Behaviour” is a Canadian film directed by Alison Snowden and David Fine, who won the Animated Short Oscar in 1995 for “Bob’s Birthday”. “Behaviour” features talking animals in group therapy. It’s a clever concept, though the execution is a little too straightforward. However, enough of the dialogue-based humor and messages work. 3 out of 5 stars.

'High Flying Bird' review
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'High Flying Bird' review

Steven Soderbergh's 'High Flying Bird', produced by Netflix, is among other things a politically charged heist movie. Yes, on the surface it’s a sports drama about the minutia of an NBA lockout and how an agent and a prized client navigate their way through it, but we are working with an incredibly smart and layered screenplay here. Soderbergh and writer Tarell Alvin McCraney prod at ideas having to do with the commodification of sports talent, player agency and the capitalist system that is forced to taste its blood for the first time.

Ellie Creed's fate revealed in the second 'PET SEMATARY' trailer

Ellie Creed's fate revealed in the second 'PET SEMATARY' trailer

Paramount’s second look offers a surprising twist into the Creed’s spiraling descent of sadness and despair. — While much of the second trailer sow the seeds of familiarity as the first - including shots of Sematary's sinister burial ground accompanied by the voice of the Creed’s neighborly historian Jud Crandall (John Lithgow) "Your child is not the only thing that will come back" - the second look reveals an entirely new fate for Louis and Rachel Creed’s oldest child, Ellie (Jete Laurence).

'ALITA: BATTLE ANGEL' (2019) Movie Review
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'ALITA: BATTLE ANGEL' (2019) Movie Review

Several centuries in the future, the abandoned Alita is found in the scrapyard of Iron City by Ido, a compassionate cyber-doctor who takes the unconscious cyborg to his clinic. When Alita awakens, she has no memory of who she is or any recognition of the world she finds herself in. As Alita learns to navigate her new life and the treacherous streets of Iron City, Ido tries to shield her from her mysterious past.

Marvel Eyes Chris Evans To Direct Some Episodes for the Disney+ Marvel Shows

Marvel Eyes Chris Evans To Direct Some Episodes for the Disney+ Marvel Shows

Chris Evans will still be involved in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Even if it isn't on screen. — Chris Evans has been offered from Kevin Feige, Marvel Studios President, to direct some episodes for Marvel's Disney+ series. This is according to Jim Hill, a Disney insider. This would keep Evans within the Marvel universe. It could also open up the possibility for a return to the screen someday.

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