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A Movie Ranking: Michelle Pfeiffer

Michelle Pfeiffer is one of the most iconic actresses with her distinct features that have managed to grow only more polished over the decades. She has graced some of the best movies I’ve ever watched and played roles that have essentially become iconic. To be honest, she has surprisingly become one of my favorite actresses and I’m SOOO happy she’s part of the MCU. I thought it would be awesome to highlight her for this week’s A Movie Ranking. Enjoy!

7. Maleficent: Mistress of Evil

Michelle Pfeiffer, Angelina Jolie, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Elle Fanning, Ed Skrein, and Harris Dickinson in Maleficent: Mistress of Evil (2019)

Michelle played cunning villainess Queen Ingrith and besides the jaw-dropping costumes that she wore in this film, the movie was ultimately bogged down by terrible storytelling and bad CGI.

6. Murder on the Orient Express

Murder on the Orient Express (2017)

I mainly watched this film because Daisy Ridley was in it. Turns out, it wasn’t that bad. I tried to determine who the culprit of the movie was. I ended up getting it wrong which left me pleasantly surprised. All in all, it’s a good whodunnit movie but Knives Out is much better.

5. The Prince of Egypt

Val Kilmer in The Prince of Egypt (1998)

One of the animated films I remember from my childhood was The Prince of Egypt. It wasn’t my favorite animated movie by a long shot but it was enjoyable and I have seen it several times. I had no idea Michelle Pfeiffer voiced Tzipporah in this film.

4. Batman Returns

Michelle Pfeiffer, Danny DeVito, Michael Keaton, Christopher Walken, and Cristi Conaway in Batman Returns (1992)

This movie isn’t exactly a good Batman movie but it is ultimately memorable because of Danny Devito’s The Penguin and Michelle Pfeiffer’s Catwoman. She played the heck out of this iconic comic book character and it is undoubtedly one of my favorite roles of hers.

3. Ant-Man and the Wasp

Michael Douglas, Michelle Pfeiffer, Laurence Fishburne, Walton Goggins, Michael Peña, Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lilly, and Hannah John-Kamen in Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018)

Several decades later she would cross franchises, appearing in Marvel Studios’ Ant-Man and the Wasp as Janet van Dyne, a woman who has learned to harness the powers of the quantum realm. What that means moving forward, I don’t know, but I cannot wait to see her story grow in the coming phase (or phase) of the MCU.

2. Avengers: Endgame

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I just watched Avengers: Endgame yesterday after participating in a Captain America marathon and boy was I invested emotionally into this film. It’s practically a perfect movie, impeccably concluding a ton of storylines that were built throughout the eleven years of the MCU. There were deaths and new beginnings for certain characters. We got to see characters evolve and become better people. We got to see the villains finally lose in an epic way. And geez, we got one of the greatest moments in cinema history with Tony Stark’s “And I am Iron Man” moment. Cue the tears.

I love this movie and I have a feeling I always will.

1. Scarface

Al Pacino in Scarface (1983)

I mean, come on! This is one of the greatest movies ever made. Next to The GodfatherScarface stands as one of the greatest crime films ever conceived and it ultimately is what has made Michelle Pfeiffer so memorable over the years.

No, she didn’t speak much in the actual film but she graced every scene with an untouchable elegance that made her seem almost otherworldly. And yet, you couldn’t help but feel sorry for her because in every scene she’s either drinking, smoking, or taking cocaine along with Al Pacino’s Tony Montana until she eventually can’t take it anymore and decides to leave him. You can’t help but wonder…did she end up in an alley somewhere half-dead or did she leave that dark world behind and goes on to live a much cleaner life free of drugs, alcohol, and criminals? Hmm…

So, that’s my movie ranking.

I thank you for reading and I hope you have a remarkable day.

The Penguin Gets a Much-Needed Update in This New Poster for ‘The Dark Knight Lives’

Before I get to showing you this poster let me tell you a little story. Growing up, I’ve always been a Batman fan. The character dazzled me with his sweet ninja skills, his awesome suit, and his many fantastic gadgets. I had a vague idea of the villains he constantly faced and The Penguin was one of them. I knew who The Penguin was but it wasn’t until I watched Batman Returns that I got a rude introduction to the character.

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Danny Devito’s rendition of the character was so disturbing that, well, I couldn’t eat fish for a while after seeing the film. The Penguin was easily one of the worst villains I had ever seen brought to the big screen. Just a real terrible, visually displeasing antagonist that didn’t make my stomach feel very good.

When I started to cast my characters for my new fan fiction series, The Dark Knight Lives, I was excited at the prospect of having The Penguin have a starring role in the story but deep down inside I was kind of frightened to dig into that character’s psyche and bring him to life.

Well, my sister and I decided to make this character our own with a brand new version of the iconic DC Comics villain. Check it out. Continue reading The Penguin Gets a Much-Needed Update in This New Poster for ‘The Dark Knight Lives’

Michelle Pfeiffer or Anne Hathaway: Who Is The Better Catwoman?

The other day I watched The Dark Knight Rises and as I watched the movie I couldn’t help but get excited seeing Catwoman. Catwoman is one of my favorite DC Comics characters but she’s rarely been given a chance to shine. Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy possessed such amazing and classic DC Comics characters and made them epic in ways that unfortunately hasn’t been replicated in the current DCEU (DC Extended Universe.)

And then Michelle Pfeiffer brought Catwoman to life nearly thirty years ago in Batman Returns at a time when superhero movies weren’t as easy and popular to make as they are these days. While the movie wasn’t great Catwoman shined as she permeated her scenes with a distinct femininity and feline awesomeness. But of the two versions of the cat-tastic superhero who plays the role better?

Continue reading Michelle Pfeiffer or Anne Hathaway: Who Is The Better Catwoman?