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Every now and then a film comes along that makes you re-evaluate what is really important to you in life. Maybe you are like me, so busy sometimes that you forget your family and friends and take for granted the memories you make with them. If you find any of these previous statements resonating with you then we definitely recommend you see Pixar’s latest film, Coco!

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Alanna Ubach, Jaime Camil, Gabriel Iglesias, Luis Valdez, Sofía Espinosa, Carla Medina, and Anthony Gonzalez in Coco (2017)

Coco centers on a Mexican family, The Riveras, who for generations have been shoe makers in their community. The family has an ancestral ban on music and greatly deter, Miguel (Anthony Gonzalez), the youngest member of their family from becoming a musician.

His greatest opponent being his grandmother, Abuelita (Renee Victor). Miguel, however, believing he has an ancestral connection to a famous musician, Ernesto de la Cruz (Benjamin Bratt), steals his guitar on Dia de Los Muertos (Day of The Dead) and is transported to the afterlife.

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There, he reconnects with his ancestors who although are happy to see him realize he must be returned to the land of the living by sunrise or be trapped there forever. However, one condition upon his return is set that he may not be able to live with. It is a race against time as Miguel must find his true purpose all while reconnecting with his family and ancestors!

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Lombardo Boyar, Renee Victor, and Anthony Gonzalez in Coco (2017)

This film is nothing short of wonderful. Despite having a recurring theme of death, it really can serve as a way of remembering those you have lost and remembering where you came from. The world this film is set in is nothing short of beautiful and magical, all while informative. I have heard of Dia de Los Muertos growing up, but I simply dismissed it as a Mexican Halloween celebration. Boy, was I wrong! The holiday is all about family and honoring and maintaining a connection to those you have lost. There really is life after death and this film really hones in on that. Whether you are a believer or not this is a film for your whole family. In the spirit of Thanksgiving–be thankful for everyone and everything you have around you!

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DOPE! “Black Panther,” Director, Ryan Coogler, To Produce “Space Jam” Sequel!

It is hard to believe it has been over twenty-two years since Space Jam made its debut to audiences worldwide. As many of you recall the movie was nothing short of a mega-hit as it showcased Warner Bros.’ Loonie Tunes’ characters alongside Michael Jordan to take on a group cartoonish aliens bent on enslaving them. Many were surprised that a sequel to the film did not ensue, but there is good news! Not only is there a sequel coming soon, but LeBron James stars in it AND it will be directed by Black Panther’s director, Ryan Coogler!

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It is hard to believe it has been over twenty-two years since Space Jam made its debut to audiences worldwide. As many of you recall the movie was nothing short of a mega-hit as it showcased Warner Bros.’ Loonie Tunes’ characters alongside Michael Jordan to take on a group cartoonish aliens bent on enslaving them. Many were surprised that a sequel to the film did not ensue, but there is good news! Not only is there a sequel coming soon, but LeBron James stars in it AND it will be produced by Black Panther’s director, Ryan Coogler!

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Ryan Coogler, as you may already know, is currently the highest grossing Black director, and one of the best filmmakers alive. His films, Fruitvale Station, CreedThe Sculptor, and of course Marvel’s Black Panther, are . He will definitely keep and some extra flavor to the Space Jam sequel. Ryan usually works with Michael B. Jordan in each of his films, and the two have become quite the dynamic duo. We wonder if he will make an appearance in the sequel. Anything he is in is always great!

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Ryan Coogler & Michael B. Jordan

Even more interesting are the other possible NBA players Ryan could cast in the film. The previous film had appearances from Charles Barkley, Muggsy Bogues, Shawn Bradley, Patrick Ewing, and Larry Johnson. It would definitely be great to see Dwyane Wade, Derrick Rose, Steph Curry, and Iman Shumpert.

Space Jam is an epic, and beloved childhood film and we are so happy to revisit that world. What do you guys think? Are you excited about the sequel? Sound off in the comments section below!

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[TRAILER] Marvel Releases New Poster & Trailer for “Captain Marvel (@captainmarvel!”

We are living in the age of superheroes, thanks mostly in part to the heroes of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) which currently include Spider-Man, The Avengers, and The Guardians of The Galaxy. However, in March 2019 one of its most powerful superheroes will make her cinematic debut–Captain Marvel! Marvel has finally released a poster for the film and its first official trailer and we are here for it!

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We are living in the age of superheroes, thanks mostly in part to the heroes of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) which currently include Spider-Man, The Avengers, and The Guardians of The Galaxy. However, in March 2019 one of its most powerful superheroes will make her cinematic debut–Captain Marvel! Marvel has finally released a poster for the film and its first official trailer and we are here for it!

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The film is set in the nineties and centers on Air Force pilot, Carol Danvers (Brie Larson), who goes missing in action, and returns to Earth with super powers after an encounter and experimentation by an alien race known as The Kree. She returns to Earth partly amnesiac, with few memories of her life.

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Brie Larson as “Captain Marvel”

She is later discovered by a disillusioned Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson), he soon realizes she may be Earth’s only hope when the planet finds itself caught in the interstellar war between The Kree and their archenemies the shape-shifting race known as The Skrulls!

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Jude Law and Brie Lawson as “Mar-Vell” & “Carol Danvers/Captain Marvel”

From the trailer we can see that Captain Marvel is invulnerable, can fire energy blasts, fly, and possesses superhuman strength, speed, and agility. She is rumored to be the most powerful hero in the MCU and very well may be what other superheroes need to stop Thanos and restore the universe after the events of Avengers: Infinity War. We loved seeing appearances from The Kree, Skrulls, and even the original Captain Marvel, Mar-Vell, portrayed by Jude Law!

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The Skrulls

Captain Marvel has to be one of the most highly anticipated superhero films to date, and may be Marvel Studio’s answer to Warner Bros.’ Wonder Woman. It stands as the first female-led superhero film from this particular studio, which is progressive, but surprising. The Marvel Cinematic Universe has other strong female leads, namely Black Widow, who many thought would have had her own standalone film. Perhaps this will open the door for more super-heroines!  What do you guys think of the trailer? Sound off in the comments’ section below!

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Marvel’s “Ant-Man & The Wasp” Goes Digital & Blu-Ray This October!

Marvel’s tiniest heroes are still two of its mightiest! We are super psyched as Ant-Man & The Wasp finally goes digital and comes to Blu-Ray this October!

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Marvel’s tiniest heroes are still two of its mightiest! We are super psyched as Ant-Man & The Wasp finally goes digital and comes to Blu-Ray this October!

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When we last saw Scott Lang, aka the second “Ant-Man,” he was in Captain America: Civil War, where he was recruited by Captain America to fight off Iron Man and a few other heroes to save Winter Soldier and stop Baron Zemo. However, Scott was subsequently arrested for his actions and placed on house arrest for two years, alienating himself from Hank Pym (Michael Douglas), the original Ant-Man and his daughter, Hope Van Dyne. Flash forward to present day and Hope has become a superhero herself, operating with her father and utilizing a modified version of her mother, Janet’s (Michelle Phifer), Wasp suit equipped with wings and “stingers” that can fire blasts of electrical energy. Hank may have discovered a means of rescuing Janet from the Quantum Universe just as the latter telepathically reaches out to Scott. Hope and Hank reluctantly enlist Scott’s help in saving her, but a mysterious villain with quantum powers of her own, Ghost, wants their technology for herself. Scott and Hope will have to team up as Ant-Man and Wasp to not only save Janet, but keep Hank’s shrinking technology out of the government and organized crime’s clutches!

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The Avengers may be dealing with Thanos and saving the universe, but its nice to see the smaller adventures are just as action packed.  October 2, 2018 you’ll be able to digitally watch Marvel’s Ant-Man & The Wasp; and then on October 16, 2018 you’ll be able to add the Blu-Ray to your collection.  Happy viewing!

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