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Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness(2022)

Cinema Trace - Short Movie Reviews

Whatever your thoughts are about Marvel you have to give them credit for their worldbuilding and character development. Wanda and Dr. Strange are both very unique and gray characters which makes them fun. The actors also do a great job portraying their characters.

Marvel has never been this dark before. I’m honestly surprised it hasn’t got a higher age limit. But it’s great with darker content. Marvel has for a long time felt too childish but this feels more real and got a stronger effect.

The multiverse is a very confusing subject and it can ruin movies, but it can also make them more fun. This movie did a good job not making it too confusing while also utilizing it and creating fun fanservice.

Like the previous Doctor Strange movie, the visual effects are spectacular and breathtaking. There are some scenes which are not quite as believable but it doesn’t…

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Movie Review: Captain Fantastic

Diana Tibert

Movie Description from an Online Source

Ben Cash (Viggo Mortensen), his wife Leslie and their six children live deep in the wilderness of Washington state. Isolated from society, Ben and Leslie devote their existence to raising their kids — educating them to think critically, training them to be physically fit and athletic, guiding them in the wild without technology and demonstrating the beauty of co-existing with nature. When Leslie dies suddenly, Ben must take his sheltered offspring into the outside world for the first time.

My Impression

I didn’t know what to expect when I watched the film Captain Fantastic (2016). I’d never heard of it, and I hadn’t seen the trailer. All I knew was the snippet given on Netflix, which stated a family living off-grid reconsiders their disconnection from society after an accident.

Or something like that. Given I plan to live off-grid one day, the film piqued…

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Most Anticipated Films Of April 2022!

Jerome Reviews...

March was a long but incredibly strong month for film, giving the likes of Batman, X, Fresh, After Yang, Topside, Turning Red and many others. So now we move on to April a month that also looks like it could be really strong.

As usual I’m leaving out films I have already seen however there are two films that are quite fantastic that I do highly recommend checking out this month which are.

Tony Hawk: Until The Wheels Fall Off – April 5th (HBO and HBO Max)

We’re All Going To The World’s Fair – April 15th (Theater) and April 22nd (VOD)

With that said here’s my most anticipated for April 2022!

14. Ambulance – April 8th (Theater)

13. The Bubble – April 1st (Netflix)

12. Apollo 10 1/2: A Space Childhood – April 1st (Netflix)

11. Charlotte – April 22nd (Theater)

10. The Bad Guys – April 22nd (Theaters)

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Review: Nitram

The Joy of Movies

By John Corrado

★★★ (out of 4)

Director Justin Kurzel’s film Nitram follows in the footsteps of Paul Greengrass’s 22 July, Denis Villeneuve’s Polytechnique and Gus van Sant’s Elephant (a fictionalized take on Columbine), as a film that dramatizes a real life mass shooting.

In the case of Kurzel’s film, it dramatizes the events surrounding the Port Arthur massacre in Tasmania in 1996, which prompted Australia to completely overhaul its gun laws, and mainly serves as a slow-burn character study of the perpetrator, Martin Bryant.

Caleb Landry Jones, who won the Best Actor prize last year at Cannes for the role, delivers a chilling performance in the film as a stand-in for Bryant. The title of the film is Martin backwards, a cruel nickname that kids at school used to call him, and the only way the shooter is referred to onscreen.

Nitram is a young man struggling with…

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The Godfather 50 Years

Reely Bernie

I wonder what the iconic American drama was before The Godfather. What was that groundbreaking hit that provoked average moviegoers to revisit it multiple times, quote it constantly, and then teach their grandchildren to do the same?

I believe my grandma would say Casablanca. Typical published movie critics would point to Citizen Kane, and optimists might cheer for It’s a Wonderful Life.

Maybe it’s the darker mafioso component that puts The Godfather on top of the universal list. There is an allure there. Somehow, even a steady moral compass can get swept up by an Italian crime family’s appeal. The Italian is in the delicious food they cook and rich respect obtained by their culture between Sicily and New York City. The family bond is upheld in the highest regard (“We don’t discuss business at the table.”) But, that crime part settles underneath in hushed conversation…

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Of Eternals

Becoming The Muse

Eternals is an American superhero film based on the Marvel Comics race of the same name. Directed by Chloé Zhao and released in the USA on November 5, Eternals is the 10th highest-grossing film of 2021.

Eternals poster

The plot is about a race of Eternals, immortal beings who have been on Earth for thousands of years protecting mankind from the ancient threat of Deviantswhich look a lot like cable and wireframe lizard wolves….

Eternals cast and concept art
Eternals Cast and concept art

The movie has a star-studded ensemble which includes; includes Angelina Jolie as Thena, Salma Hayek as Ajak: Gemma Chan as Sersi, Richard Madden as Ikaris, and Brian Tyree Henry as Phastos and Kit Harington as Dane Whitman.

The Good

Eternals has exceptional cinematography, with sweeping landscape shots that capture the natural essence of planet Earth. It also blends nicely into the MCU and there’s plenty of easter…

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Nightmare Alley

Holmes Movies

“Is it a beast or is it a man?”

Guillermo Del Toro is one of those filmmakers I have absolute faith in. I have been a fan of his work for a long time ever since I was a teenager. I watched Hellboy and Blade II religiously and thought Pan’s Labyrinth was a masterpiece. I still wish he made The Hobbit back when Peter Jackson wasn’t initially going to direct what was supposed to be two films. Guillermo Del Toro is a filmmaker with a clear and precise vision. The way he looks at the world and presents it in his films is authentic and fantastical at the same time. The look and the tone of his films is dark, strange, and magical. An imaginative and creative storyteller and more importantly, a lover of cinema. This is something you can clearly see in all his films.

Before Nightmare Alley came…

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Film Review – The Adam Project (2022)

Jordan and Eddie (The Movie Guys)

Title – The Adam Project (2022) 

Director – Shawn Levy (Real Steel) 

Cast – Ryan Reynolds, Walker Scobell, Mark Ruffalo, Jennifer Garner, Catherine Keener, Zoe Saldana

Plot – Travelling back from the future, pilot Adam (Reynolds) must team up with his younger self (Scobell) to help save humanity from a path that will lead to its destruction.  

“I spent 30 years trying to get away from the me that was you”

Review by Eddie on 16/03/2022

As I sit down to write this review it’s been a few days since I partook in Netflix’s latest high profile release The Adam Project and for the life of me, I can barely recall more than a handful of scenes from a film that wants desperately to tap into the goodness that existed in these type of sci-fi/action hybrids in the late 80’s early 90’s heyday but comes across as yet another Netflix…

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Uncharted Review

KG's Movie Rants

So I watched Uncharted…

I know I’ve learnt this lesson a thousand times and, in all honesty, I’ll probably have to learn it a million times more – never judge a movie by its trailer. I knew I was going to watch this movie but its trailer and some interesting casting choices had me delaying the experience as much as I could. A delay that ultimately proved unnecessary as this movie is a barrel of fun.

Okay, basic plot: Nathan Drake (Tom Holland), a descendant of explorer Sir Francis Drake, is living out a meager experience as a pickpocketing bartender. Drake gets pulled into the world of high-stakes relic hunting when Victor Sullivan (Mark Wahlberg) recruits him to search for the lost treasure of the Megallen Expedition. Little does Drake know that Sullivan is more than he seems and is holding on to a secret about Drake’s long-lost brother.

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Rudra (Disney+Hotstar) Hindi Web-Series Review: An Unexpected Entertainer

Films Genin

The Ajay Devgn-starrer “Rudra,” directed by Rajesh Mapuskar on Disney+Hotstar, was one of the most anticipated web series of 2022. In this remake of the renowned British series “Luther,” Ajay Devgn makes his digital debut. Rudra, a cop who knows everything, is living in the shadows of his past deeds. The city is once again engulfed in the shadows of crime, and guess what? The rest of the world wants Rudra back! The primary premise of the series is that he is back and is up to save days as killers appear out of nowhere every day. Here’s me describing the series’ positive and negative qualities so you can decide whether or not to watch it on Disney+Hotstar.

The fact that the script is straightforward is what works best for Rudra. They don’t waste any time getting to the point in order to keep it entertaining, and it gets off…

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