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Vanity Fair’s Newest Issue is a Dream for ‘Star Wars’ Fans

It’s been a while since I’ve felt like this about Star Wars. You know that feeling. That warm, endlessly joyful feeling in your very soul that only Star Wars can give you. Well, I got that feeling yesterday when June’s issue of Vanity Fair was released online, bringing with it a bunch of jaw-dropping Star Wars goodness.

I’m dead.

Annie Leibovitz is at again with another epic showcasing of Star Wars at its finest. But this time, I know for a fact the long wait will live up to the hype.

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Where Does ‘Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness’ Officially Rank in the Marvel Cinematic Universe?

I have seen Multiverse of Madness twice so now I can officially rank it in the MCU. Enjoy!

34. The Incredible Hulk

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I actually haven’t seen this movie in a while. Maybe I’ll watch it again and give it a better ranking…or not.

33. Thor

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Thor has its moments but overall it’s pretty subpar.

32. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

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Decent, not great.

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Where Does ‘Moon Knight’ Officially Rank in the Marvel Cinematic Universe?

Moon Knight has concluded and that means it’s time to rank it amongst the rest of the MCU.  Enjoy!

33. The Incredible Hulk

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I actually haven’t seen this movie in a while. Maybe I’ll watch it again and give it a better ranking…or not.

32. Thor

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Thor has its moments but overall it’s pretty subpar.

31. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

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Decent, not great.

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‘Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness’ Is a Wild Ride In Every Sense of the Word

For years Doctor Strange has been a supporting character helping to either save the world from a giant genocidal purple alien or aiding a teenager with a personal conundrum. But now we’ve finally been brought back into his world and whoa is his side of the universe a doozy.

Multiverse of Madness lives up to its title in every way possible because that is exactly what it is. Madness! With a two-hour and six-minute runtime, the film moves at a high-speed pace that is both exhilarating and at times, a tiny bit frustrating. The film jumps from scene to scene with relative cohesiveness, except for a few quickly edited moments that don’t quite blend together right.

The highlights of this film are undoubtedly Doctor Strange and Wanda who jockey for MVP of the movie on a quarterly basis. While Wanda Maximoff plays a major role in this film and shines in every scene she graces this is very much a Doctor Strange movie.

The story revolves around him and his place in the multiverse which is, surprisingly, quite controversial. Apparently, Doctor Strange is a guy who either can do a great deal of good or a great deal of harm. The question is, what will become of our Doctor Stephen Strange and what path is he forging for himself?

Xochitl Gomez as America Chavez in Marvel Studios’ DOCTOR STRANGE IN THE MULTIVERSE OF MADNESS. Photo by Jay Maidment. ©Marvel Studios 2022. All Rights Reserved.

Newcomer Xochitl Gomez stars as America Chavez and unfortunately, I wasn’t a fan of her character. It’s rare for me to be a bit bummed about MCU casting but honestly, I almost wish the role had gone to someone else.

Unlike Tom Holland who brought such an instant likability to Peter Parker/Spider-Man Gomez doesn’t fully convince me as the powerful heroine. There were even moments where it felt like she was acting the way the script told her to instead of flowing into the character in a way that was lovable. I just hope she grows on me like Captain America did.

Does the movie have great action scenes? Yes. Yes, it does. There were a lot of moments where I was staring at the screen in pure awe thanks to the spectacle.

Is the movie scary? Very much so. My younger self would’ve been absolutely terrified but thankfully, I’m older and the horror was a bit tamer than I expected. But yes. Be prepared to stare at the screen terrified through a few scenes.

But most importantly, how was the movie? Multiverse of Madness is good, not great. Despite being a rather fascinating film that ultimately shines because it’s two hours of Benedict Cumberbatch being a great superhero there are some elements to the film that I can’t ignore. Like the lackluster humor which I was a bit surprised by considering how great Marvel Studios is with melding legitimately funny moments in the middle of these epic stories.

Like I said earlier, the editing was a bit disjointed at times. There were some moments that felt a tad bit corny. But overall, the film is a fantastic, totally Doctor Strange-ified ride that left me wanting more.

And if you decide to watch this film make sure you stick around for the post-credit scenes. They’re both really fun in their own ways.

I’ll give this movie 93 out of 100 and 4.5 out of 5 stars. What a thrill ride.

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

New Footage of ‘Avatar 2’, ‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’, and So Much More Debut at Cinemacon

It feels like a lifetime ago when I was sharing updates of a movie from a comic-con but here we are. This week Cinemacon is taking place and there have been a whole bunch of exciting developments. So, let’s get to the movie news of the week.

The Greta Gerwig-helmed Barbie film starring Margot Robbie as Barbie, Ryan Gosling as Ken, Simu Liu, America Ferrera, Kate McKinnon, Emma Mackey, Alexandra Shipp, Issa Rae, and so many other actors has released its first official image. Here it is.

This is an amazing picture for only one reason: the car. It looks like an actual Barbie car brought to life and that alone is shocking. Now, is Margot Robbie giving me Barbie vibes? She’s blond, she’s pretty, but I’m not quite sure yet. We’ll see.

Apparently will be dropping on the same day as Oppenheimer next year, July 23.

The Batman is officially getting a sequel with Robert Pattinson and Matt Reeves returning! While this isn’t necessarily surprising it is nice to hear.

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‘The Batman’ At Home

A little over two months ago I watched one of the greatest superhero movies I’ve ever seen in theaters. It was, of course, The Batman. From the first minute to the last the film gripped me and never let go. The dank, darkness of Gotham’s world sucked me in and for nearly three hours I was riveted by the journey “Vengeance” had to take to officially become “The Batman.”

It was mind-blowing, intense, horrifying, romantic, stirring, basically everything you’d want a Batman origin story to be but there’s always that question. Was the movie really that good or was it heavily aided by IMAX? Well, I can confirm that The Batman really is that good.

This morning I logged into my HBO Max account and revisited my favorite film of the year so far, a movie so beautiful in its storytelling and visuals that it’s like a feast for a cinema lover. This is no regular superhero film. It is an experience. A moody reimagining of a character we know so well it’s almost shocking a director found a new way to tell this hero’s story.

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