‘Avengers: Endgame’: A Hero’s Redemption Part 7

Iron Man is the type of hero where you could either love him or you could hate him. He’s always been egotistical, narcissistic, self-absorbed, pretty much a billionaire douchebag at times. And yet, he’s also one of the most heroic heroes ever brought to the big screen, making him not only memorable but entirely different than iconic heroes like Batman and Superman, or even Captain America for that matter.

Iron Man’s story has shaped the MCU and his conclusion in Endgame was not only perfectly established and executed but emotionally and impactfully powerful as well. There’s a reason I can’t stop crying whenever the end of Endgame arrives. His story, whether I knew it or not, has affected me deeply, and knowing that it has reached its end is both heartbreaking and rewarding at the same time.

Today, on the final part of this series, I’m focusing on Iron Man’s incredible last leg in this fascinating journey. Enjoy! Continue reading ‘Avengers: Endgame’: A Hero’s Redemption Part 7

‘Black is King’: Yeah…Just Watch It

I’ve watched Black is King twice in two days to see if my initial reaction was the appropriate reaction and yeah, after just watching the visual album again this morning, it is very clear that this is an artistic masterpiece.

Beyoncé hasn’t done much in a while. There was that Netflix film, Homecoming, which was an in-depth look at her 2018 performance of her Grammy-winning album, Lemonade, at Coachella but it still wasn’t giving us anything new. This, however, is what Beyoncé’s fans have been waiting for since 2016, another powerful album that will have people dancing and singing in their houses for weeks to come.

This next visual album, however, is like I said another masterpiece. Continue reading ‘Black is King’: Yeah…Just Watch It

A Movie Ranking: Chris Pratt

I had never heard anything about Chris Pratt until The Lego Movie. Suddenly, I was introduced to this hilarious actor who was not only a great voice actor but would turn out to play one of my surprise favorite superheroes too. So, for this week’s A Movie Ranking, I thought it would be fun to highlight him. Enjoy!

9. Onward

Julia Louis-Dreyfus, John Ratzenberger, Tracey Ullman, Mychael Danna, Jeff Danna, Wilmer Valderrama, Catherine Apple, Sharon Calahan, Grey Griffin, Chris Pratt, Kori Rae, Mel Rodriguez, Dan Scanlon, Octavia Spencer, Keith Bunin, Kyle Bornheimer, Noah Klocek, Lena Waithe, Adam Habib, Jason Headley, Tom Holland, Ali Wong, and George Psarras in Onward (2020)

I do NOT like this movie. I repeat. I do NOT like this movie. It was SOO annoying, so predictable, and by the film’s conclusion, I was just peeved.

Plus, despite clearly loving Pratt and Tom Holland for their roles in the MCU, I found them to be ultra annoying in this movie as elf brothers, Ian and Barley Lightfoot. Continue reading A Movie Ranking: Chris Pratt