‘Black Panther’: Could this be Marvel’s greatest installment to date?

‘Black Panther’: Could this be Marvel’s greatest installment to date?

“Black Panther” hits in theaters this week with huge expectations from moviegoers, from its positioning as Marvel’s first movie starring a predominantly black cast to the studio’s most anticipated setup for this summer’s “Avengers: Infinity War.” (Sorry, “Ant Man and the Wasp.”) And that’s not even considering the ever-present pressure to rake it in at the box office, lest anything less than a $1 billion haul over its theatrical run send studio executives scurrying for…

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Charlie and the Chocolate Factory 2005 full movie is not that child-friendly

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory 2005 full movie is not that child-friendly

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory 2005 full movie review: From the appearance, Willy Wonka’s factory is a dark, imposing industrial edifice overshadowing rows of red-brick shops and houses — something out of Fritz Lang’s “Metropolis” planted in the landscape of Charles Dickens’s “Hard Times.” It is not ugly, exactly — by now we are accustomed to seeing grandeur in this kind of architecture — but it is nonetheless forbidding. The interior, of course, is another…

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It’s a strange thing, taste in Charlie And The Chocolate Factory movie

It’s a strange thing, taste in Charlie And The Chocolate Factory movie

Charlie And The Chocolate Factory movie review: There are people who will tell you, under the misty-eyed delusion of nostalgia, that Mel Stuart’s entertaining but heavily flawed Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory is an indisputable epic. But where the 1971 Gene Wilder vehicle left a feeling of emptiness after a brief saccharine high, Tim Burton’s take of Roald Dahl’s fable of cavities and calamities has the same rich sweetness shot across with the acidic…

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Tim Burton’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is enough to make any fan

Tim Burton’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is enough to make any fan

Tim Burton’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory movie is enough to make any fan of Roald Dahl’s most well-known book burst into tears — with delight at all the movie gets so magically right, and with frustration that despite that the film is still almost ruined by Burton’s obsessions and a spectacularly miscalculated performance by star Johnny Depp. I’m sure only Burton can pull off so perfectly Dahl’s whimsical fantasy and withering comeuppance, or the Dickensian joyful and extravagance…

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Charlie and the Chocolate Factory movie wasn’t as original or interesting as I expected

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory movie wasn’t as original or interesting as I expected

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory full movie was fun for about 60 minutes, after that I realized I had seen it all before and none of it was original or interesting. Tim Burton certainly added his Burton-esque touch to the look and design and Johnny Depp delivered his own portrayal of Wonka, as only he can, but in the end it simply felt like a copy of the first film, which if you ask me is…

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Thor Ragnarok finally turns Thor into a hero worth cheering for

Thor Ragnarok finally turns Thor into a hero worth cheering for

Thor Ragnarok  finally turns Thor into a hero worth cheering for It’s the first Thor picture that will make you scream for more Thor flicks. Thor is Marvel’s silliest saga — but traditionally, it’s also been the studio’s least fun-saga. In the first movie (2011), Thor (Chris Hemsworth) couldn’t stop acting like a boy gone wild, so he was banished from his home and had to learn how to be a man worthy of his great power. In the…

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Thor Ragnarok is a close-but-no-cigar flick

Thor Ragnarok is a close-but-no-cigar flick

Thor Ragnarok is a close-but-no-cigar flick, but so enjoyable for the most part, and so modest in its aims. I personally wouldn’t have chosen Chris Hemsworth to be Marvel’s breakout comedy star when he was first cast as Thor, God of Thunder, but he turned out to be one of the greatest things about this ever-lasting mega-franchise. He’s tall, brawny and impossibly handsome, but there’s a self-mocking twinkle in his eye. When Thor channel his gung-ho jock…

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Thor Ragnarok is the God of Thunder’s most light-hearted quest yet

Thor Ragnarok is the God of Thunder’s most light-hearted quest yet

Thor Ragnarok is the God of Thunder’s most light-hearted quest yet, and another triumph for the Marvel Cinematic Universe. It’s been a long, occasionally tough road for our God of Thunder. Thought to be a character that even the most savvy filmmaker might have a tough time bringing to the screen without either of them looking ridiculous, Thor made his cinematic debut in 2010 with the still-formative Marvel Studios taking a fairly gutsy gamble: rather…

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Thor Ragnarok Review – Asgard is once again under attack

Thor Ragnarok Review – Asgard is once again under attack

Thor Ragnarok full movie Review: Death goddess Hela (Cate Blanchett) returns from exile to claim the throne of Asgard, thrashing Thor (Chris Hemsworth) and banishing him to the fighting pits of Sakaar. There, reunited with the absent-since-Ultron Incredible Hulk (Mark Ruffalo), he must fight his way to freedom, return home and beat the usurper. With Marvel properties, as with Betelgeuse, third time’s always the charm. Each hero starts with a carefully pitched origin story; then…

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Thor Ragnarok review: The Mighty Gods have been kind to us, it’s officially one of the best Marvel films to date

Thor Ragnarok review: The Mighty Gods have been kind to us, it’s officially one of the best Marvel films to date

Thor Ragnarok full movie: Directed by: Taika Waititi Starring: Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Tom Hiddleston, Cate Blanchett, Tessa Thompson, Jeff Goldblum, Karl Urban, Anthony Hopkins,… Rating: 4.5/5 Chris Hemsworth’s as charming as ever, and as Cate Blanchett is venomously over-the-top as Hela, but director Taika Waititi is the star. He has made one of Marvel’s best movies. It is astonishing, truthfully, that Thor Ragnarok full movie was made. It’s incredible that perhaps thousands of folks…

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The Marvelous Joys of Thor Ragnarok full movie

The Marvelous Joys of Thor Ragnarok full movie

The problem with superhero movies is simple. What began as rollicking work by a handful of inspired creators saving the world in crowded midtown offices became the bureaucratic sludge of huge business. The hands-on flair is long gone, replaced by corporate decision-making planned a decade in advance, transforming the viewing experience from giddy-kiddie aestheticism to executive Kremlinology, the sussing out of politics from onscreen clues. Still, Thor Ragnarok full movie looks a bit distinguished; it bears…

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Thor Ragnarok is a complete stroke of ingeniousness

Thor Ragnarok is a complete stroke of ingeniousness

REVIEW: Even if you’re not into superhero movies at all, you’re going to love Thor Ragnarok. Not only is it hilarious – it’s the best Marvel film yet. THOR has always existed in one of the grimmer corners of the MCU film series with its grandiose tales about fathers complete with sons and family secrets. Be assured, this third installment is not that. Thor Ragnarok full movie is an exhilarating, fresh take on the superhero movie, a…

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Thor Ragnarok: Marvel’s wackily bold gamble

Thor Ragnarok: Marvel’s wackily bold gamble

Thor’s latest entry – Thor Ragnarok full movie marks a stark (not the Tony stuff) difference from the movie’s predecessors. In the franchise’s third instalment, our favourite Norse god Thor has come into his own, flipped his golden mane back and is down to have a good time. The audience will only adore the guy more for it. You’ve never seen Marvel take such a bet and come out with a glorious success. Thor Ragnarok is less…

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A Quick Look At How to Train Your Dragon

A Quick Look At How to Train Your Dragon

Paramount Pictures presents an animated movie – How to Train Your Dragon – directed by Chris Sanders and Dean DeBlois. Co-written by William Davies, Peter Tolan, Sanders and DeBlois. Adapted from the novel by Cressida Cowell. Running time: 98 minutes. Rateing: PG (for scenes of intense action, some scary images and brief mild language). Some movies seem born to inspire video games. All they lack is controllers and a scoring system. “How to Train Your Dragon” serves more like a game born…

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Why can’t we all just get along in How to Train Your Dragon?

Why can’t we all just get along in How to Train Your Dragon?

How to Train Your Dragon pits dragons against Vikings with one small child standing in-between crying, “Why can’t we all just get along?” The Vikings are all brawn and matted, bushy hair — and there’s an implication of not much brains — while the dragons are a menagerie of fierce flying, fire-belching, multitasking creatures that fear and are feared in equal measure. From this, DreamWorks Animation tries to fashion a 3D movie – How to…

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