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Angela Basset Has Just Made Marvel History

It’s very hard for actors to be taken seriously in blockbusters but Angela Bassett’s incredible portrayal of Queen Ramonda in Wakanda Forever was an exception. She has now become the first actor to be nominated for an Academy Award in a Marvel movie which is beyond exciting. The Black Panther franchise is still the template of the superhero genre at its finest. Ryan Coogler not only beat the sequel curse, but he also showed that his stories truly are, pun intended, marvel-ous.

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Angela Bassett Makes Marvel Studios History!

Last night’s return to the Golden Globes was a somewhat enjoyable evening with lots of exciting outcomes for the actors who won. Ke Huy Quan won a Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actor before delivering an emotional speech that had me tearing up. Michelle Yeoh earned her first Golden Globe win which wasn’t surprising but exciting to see.

Of course, the most exciting moment of the night for personally was seeing Angela Bassett win Best Supporting Actress for her role in Wakanda Forever.

She did such a fantastic job bringing such depth to Queen Ramonda in this film that she totally deserved her win. I’m so excited for her and I hope that she gets an Oscar for her incredible performance.

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‘The Menu’ Is a Must-Watch

There are a lot of movies that often seem similar or predictable. The Menu, from its first scene, catches you off guard with its abruptness, settling you into a story that promises to be an interesting ride.

Its cast is perfectly assembled, Ralph Fiennes is unforgettable in this role as renowned Chef Slowik, and Anya-Taylor Joy once again proves that if she’s starring in a project, it has a chance of being really good.

I won’t go into too much detail about this film because it’s best if you don’t know the plot but I will say this; it’s brilliant, so pleasing to watch, and it made me want a cheeseburger.

I’m giving The Menu 4.5 out of 5 stars and a solid 95 out of 100. I thank you for reading and I hope you have a fantastic day.

Ranking the Movies of 2022: From Worst to Best

2022 has been an exciting year if you’re a cinema lover. There have been some disappointments along the way but for the most part, moviemakers have brought their A-game, delivering flicks with a simple promise that should be the basis of all films; entertainment. Movies like Top Gun: Maverick, Avatar, and RRR reminded us of the majesty of cinema, providing experiences audiences will never forget, while other movies like Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, All Quiet on the Western Front, and Everything Everywhere All at Once hit viewers in their emotional cores, reminding us of the power of a great, shockingly human story.

I’ve seen a lot of movies this year. making this the longest year-in-review movie list I’ve ever had to rank, so with no further delay, let’s get to this list.

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The TV Shows of 2022: Ranked from Worst to Best

I’ve just recently gotten into watching television shows and it’s definitely been fun. Each month brings new series to enjoy with some series becoming primary highlights of the year. Today, I share my ranking of the television shows I’ve watched this year. Enjoy!

13. The Quest

Just because I have this reality-fantasy series that came on Disney+ in last on my list doesn’t mean I didn’t enjoy it. In fact, I binge-watched it in two days. I was sucked into the simple storylines and honestly, I hope there’s another season.

12. Tales of the Jedi

I liked the concept of this new animated series from Dave Filoni but it just did not capture me in the way I expected. The fact that its six episodes only highlighted Ahsoka and Count Dooku was the most disappointing thing about the series.

Dooku’s episodes were fascinating, there’s no question about that, but Ahsoka’s episodes felt like it barely added anything to her story that’s already been fleshed out so extensively.

I’m hoping if we get more shorts they can be more creative moving forward.

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‘Puss in Boots: The Last Wish’ Shows That Dreamworks Is Back, Baby!

Puss in Boots, the lovable musketeer-coded feline scoundrel who appeared for the first time in Shrek 2 is one of my favorite animated characters of all time. When he got his own film in 2011 I went to see it with my family and I enjoyed the heck out of it. I’m happy to say its sequel, The Last Wish, is even better.

There are fun animated movies and then there are animated movies that take you for a ride. Puss in Boots: The Last Wish is a simple tale laced with stunning animation and a slew of great fairy tale characters that makes this animated film one of the best in recent memory.

But more importantly, it has a terrifying villain. I’m talking genuinely scary. I won’t go into much detail because that would involve the film’s plot but it’s really nice to see an animated villain that strikes fear into my heart again.

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