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‘Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery’: This Sequel Lives Up to the Hype

Three years ago Knives Out hit theaters around Thanksgiving and it was an instant hit. Daniel Craig starred as a brilliant detective with a distinctly Southern twang, Benoit Blanc, in a murder mystery that was well-written and delivered plenty of twists and turns along the way. When it was announced that there would be a sequel, I was excited but understandably skeptical. Could Rian Johnson do it again?

Could he make another delightfully witty, genuinely shocking whodunnit with a cast of characters we’d never forget? Spoiler alert, he did. In fact, Glass Onion, in my opinion, is better than the original.

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My Experience with ‘Avatar: The Way of Water’

James Cameron has done the seemingly impossible yet again. To this day, nobody does visual effects like Cameron. For three hours straight you’re sitting in a theater staring at the screen gobsmacked by how incredible every single shot is. The water, the creatures, the sweeping and dynamic shots, the action scenes, the

While the film garners an undebatable five stars for visual effects the actual story leaves a lot to be desired.

Its predecessor, Avatar, is a film that came out thirteen years ago and isn’t exactly the most memorable movie ever made. There aren’t any quotes that really stand out and the story is surprisingly forgettable. Because Cameron realizes this, Avatar: The Way of Water is an invisible soft reboot of the first film, introducing new characters who follow jarringly similar story beats to the first movie.

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I’m About to See ‘Avatar: The Way of Water’

As I write this I’m roughly two and a half hours away from seeing Avatar: The Way of Water and I am excited.

In August I went to see the re-release of Avatar in IMAX and it was an experience I’ll never forget. Despite having seen the film three times the movie popped on the big screen in a way I wasn’t expecting. The third act is what really got me, its action scenes and triumphant moments filling my body with a sort of euphoric joy/wonder that I’ve never experienced with any other film.

Now I’m about to see the sequel 13 years in the making and I couldn’t be more ecstatic. Will this sequel truly live up to the hype? We’ll see! I can’t wait to share my thoughts after the movie.

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‘The Banshees of Inisherin’ Is Undoubtedly One of the Best Movies of the Year

I love a good movie with a storyline I’ve never managed to see before and The Banshees of Inisherin is precisely that type of film. I won’t go into detail about what the movie is about because there’s something so delightful about not knowing the movie’s plot and watching it unfold.

Beginning as a comedy that grasps you within the first ten minutes, the story gradually builds to a fascinating crescendo that concludes in a delightfully ambiguous fashion. Colin Farrell, Brendan Gleeson, Kerry Condon, Barry Keoghan, and the rest of the cast managed to completely enthrall me for a little less than two hours.

The film is being lauded by critics and has been nominated for all of the major awards so far and for a good reason. Martin McDonagh (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri) understands how to direct a riveting story and he does so again with this brilliant movie.

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‘Amsterdam’: A Surprisingly Fantastic Ride

I’ve seen a lot of Christian Bale movies and all of them have been either decent to downright incredible. Amsterdam, the film starring big names like Christian Bale, Margot Robbie, John David Washington, Rami Malek, Anya Taylor-Joy, Robert di Niro, Chris Rock, Zoe Saldana, and Taylor Swift came out in October to an utterly dismal reception. Not only were the returning box-office numbers wince-worthy but the film received a less-than-enthusiastic reception.

A few days ago, I decided to watch it because it is now on HBO Max and low-and-behold, it was actually kind of amazing. The film features a story that starts as a whodunnit murder mystery and transforms into something much bigger that actually taught me some fascinating history I didn’t really know about.

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‘The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special’ Is a Delightful Treat

Marvel has had their relative ups and downs in Phase 4 but the last three installments (Werewolf By Night, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, and The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special) have been unanimous favorites among the fandom because of their exceptional quality.

The Holiday Special was a striking reminder of how lovable the Guardians can be in James Gunn’s hands. The special features exciting new changes to the team like the lovable addition of Cosmo the Space Dog, voiced by Maria Bakalova, a much different-looking version of Groot, and Mantis’s personality is fully developing.

Beyond that, the special has another couple of extra fun surprises up its sleeve that made the holiday special not just funny but warm and inviting. I didn’t just like this special, I absolutely loved it. It provided everything I could’ve hoped for and it reinvigorated my love for these characters just in time before their third movie which drops next May.

I’m giving it 95 out of 100 and 4.5 out of 5 stars. It was really beautiful.

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