Author: Sean K. Mitchell

Captain Marvel — Marvelous or Mediocre?

Captain Marvel gives a tribute to Stan Lee in the opening credits that has audience members clapping, thanking him for the wonderful universe he created allowing us to forever remain a kid at heart. Where father and sons, mothers and daughters can come to the theater for two to three hours and live out their child-like fantasies of being a superhero. The film is entertaining. Although the mark is very high, unfortunately, it misses it.

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Halloween 2018 Review

Rewriting history is a phrase often used, but seldom done.  But if you could go back in time and erase the history of something very prolific and universal to change the outcome, would you?  Would the outcome really be that much better, or would it cut down on the redundancy of the things that came after making the event that once was so rich and abundant, now comical and predictable?   Halloween 2018 has accomplished the before mention making the final product worthy of its legendary predecessor directed by John Carpenter over 40 years ago.

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Hereditary — Absolutely Baffling!

The lights go from dim to bright as the credits roll down the screen. I find myself staying to the end not to see if there are any scenes after the movie, but my mind is just trying to make sense of it all.  Slowly turning toward my movie partner (my wife), I ask “What are we supposed to do with that?”  I am at a loss for words of what I endured for the past two hours.  Dumbfounded and perplexed, my mouth opens but nothing comes out, because I have no words for Ari Aster’s 2018 horror film, Hereditary.

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The Strangers Prey at Night Review

The intensity of the scenes and psychopathic games that the strangers play are the key components of this film. At one point one of the victims ask, “why are you doing this?” And the stranger calmly replies. “why not?” No, there is not anything of substance to learn from this film and there are no Oscar-worthy dialogue or performances. And yes, the film does have a stereotypical Michael Myers finale, but if you are a fan of horror movies, then you will appreciate it. And if you are not, maybe you should not watch this film alone, especially in a theater full of strangers.

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Black Panther Review 2018

Writers Ryan Coogler and Joe Robert Cole’s vision of Stan Lee’s and Jack Kirby’s comic book character, Black Panther, has taken Marvel films to the next level. Superhero movies, formulated with outstanding CGI and over the top action, but heartfelt and message based that can tap into a generation making it not only fun but an obligation to view a film with meaning and inspiration; not just “gotta-see” but must see.

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