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The Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) has expanded to include a new superhero, or super-heroine, we should say with the addition of Captain Marvel! Captain Marvel is unlike any hero the MCU has introduced us before, and is perhaps the hero needed to turn the tide after the events of Avengers: Infinity War. The film, set in the nineties enters on air force pilot, Carol Danvers (Brie Larson). Carol is stubborn, independent, headstrong– and amnesiac– finding herself caught in a war between two intergalactic empires, The blue-skinned humanoids, The Kree, and The Skrulls, a green-skinned race of shape-shifters. Carol, as “Captain Marvel,” must find a way to end the war, master her powers, and in the process piece together her long-lost past.

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Brie Larson as “Captain Marvel”

Captain Marvel is definitely worth watching! It is a superhuman punch for feminism and much needed diversity in the superhero genre. Sure, as Captain Marvel, Carol is very powerful, but her ingenuity, bravery, and determination are all innate traits she possesses–traits needed by all women to blaze their own “marvelous” path in this world. More so, we see different types of heroes in this film from refugees battling terrorism to a single mother risking her life to help her friend and save the world. We even see a future superhero–someone we will tell you about in a later post! You all just be sure to catch Captain Marvel in theaters everywhere this Friday nationwide!

Grade: A-

What We Liked

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-The special effects of this film are truly “interstellar!” From the costumes  and space battles all the way up to how Captain Marvel displayed her powers are Grade A!

-Her buddy relationship with Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson). The two made quite the dynamic duo!

-The twist in The Skrulls’ story line and backstory. We will not spoil it for you, but we can say nothing is as it seems.

-The Supreme Intelligence’s appearance and abilities. The film did and excellent job of transcribing that entity from the comics to the film.

-The after credits scenes! There are two of them! Captain Marvel will definitely be in Avengers: Endgame!

-The twist on Mar-Vell–we aren’t spoiling that one!

 

What We Loved

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Lashana Lynch and Brie Larson as “Maria Rambeau” and “Carol Danvers/Captain Marvel”

-The girl power in this film! We saw not only a female superhero, but female scientists, rebels, warriors, air force pilots, and even a single mother risking it all to save the planet!

-Carol Danvers’ best friend, Maria Rambeau (Lashana Lynch), is a hero in her own right. She and Carol are truly sisters and she has her back so hard that she’s willing to help her fight in space. She’s also a single mother and a dark-skinned Black woman–come thru inclusivity!

-The appearance of Monica Rambeau! (Akira Akbar) Monica is destined to become a superhero as well, and for awhile will use the name, “Captain Marvel,” as well–at least that is what she is in the comics.

-The tribute to Stan Lee at the beginning. RIP to a real superhero.

-The movie pieces together the MCU timeline. If you’re planning to watch the films chronologically, then this film would fall second, nearly fifty years after the first Captain America film.

-The message every woman needs to hear–never give up. Carol refuses to give up no matter the odds or how many times she falls. She has nothing to prove other than she can do it all!

What We Hated

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Marvel Studios’ CAPTAIN MARVEL..Captain Marvel (Brie Larson) ..Photo: Film Frame..©Marvel Studios 2019

-The film begins slow, but we imagine piecing together the backstory of an amnesiac woman with super powers is no easy feat

 

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[REVIEW] Riveting! The Truth About Jordan Peele’s “Us” (@UsMovie) is SHOCKING!

The American horror film genre has always been crazy, but seldom has been it been BLACK! Award winning director, screenwriter, and comedian, Jordan Peele has been changing the color of the genre with Get Out and now, Us! Us, starring Black Panther alumni, Lupita Nyong’o and Winston Duke, centers on a Black family visiting their summer home who soon finds themselves in danger from their doppelgangers (n. an apparition or double of a living person)! The family must outmaneuver these unexplained duplicates and fight for their loves. The origins of these apparitions is so sci-fi it will defy logic!

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The American horror film genre has always been crazy, but seldom has been it been BLACK! Award winning director, screenwriter, and comedian, Jordan Peele has been changing the color of the genre with Get Out and now, Us! Us, starring Black Panther alumni, Lupita Nyong’o and Winston Duke, centers on a Black family visiting their summer home who soon finds themselves in danger from their doppelgangers (n. an apparition or double of a living person)! The family must outmaneuver these unexplained duplicates and fight for their loves. The origins of these apparitions is so sci-fi it will defy logic!

Grade: A-

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What We Liked

-The concept of fighting your doppelganger! They say you are your own worst enemy. This was definitely the case in this film.

-The origins of the doppelgangers. Beware of playing God!

-Lupita Nyong’o taking on the final girl moments of the film.

 

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What We Loved

-The bumbling nature of Gabe Wilson (Winston Duke) was maddening, but hilarious.

-The use of rabbits as a motif of duplication and cloning

-The acting of the cast. They really played two separate people. From their make up to their demeanor, and even how they moved was so believable it will leave you wondering do you have your own doppelganger.

-The symbolization of the golden scissors in “un-tethering” people from their doppelgangers.

-The ending and explanation as to why the attacks started and the truth of Adelaide Wilson’s (Lupita Nyong’o) origins.

 

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What We Hated

-We really wanted to see a typical Black Family’s reaction to something like this. Their response seemed very stereotypical and “Caucasian” of the horror film genre.

 

 

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NEW POSTER | THE INTRUDER starring Meagan Good and Michael Ealy!

We love suspense thrillers at HeyMikeyATL, and we love Megan Good and Michael Ealy even more! Thus, when he heard they had a new film together, The Intruder, co-starring alongside Dennis Quaid we were truly excited!

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We love suspense thrillers at HeyMikeyATL, and we love Megan Good and Michael Ealy even more! Thus, when he heard they had a new film together, The Intruder, co-starring alongside Dennis Quaid we were truly excited!

The Intruder centers on a young married couple (Michael Ealy and Meagan Good) buys their dream house in the Napa Valley, they think they have found the perfect home to take their next steps as a family. But when the strangely attached seller (Dennis Quaid) continues to infiltrate their lives, they begin to suspect that he has hidden motivations beyond a quick sale.

The Intruder has released a new poster and it is everything!

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We really want to know just how crazy this film is! Be sure to catch it in theaters everywhere May 3, 2019!

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[MOVIE TRAILER] Woody & Buzz Lightyear Are BACK! Pixar Drops Official Trailer for “Toy Story 4!” (@toystory)

Our inner child is leaping with joy as Pixar has dropped the first official movie trailer for Toy Story 4! The toys we have grown to love for nearly twenty-five years are BACK for another big adventure with the familiar faces of everyone’s favorite cowboy, Woody (Tom Hanks), and Space action figure, Buzz Lightyear (Tim Allen). This time around Woody is playing hero to the newest toy, “Sporky,” created by his new owner Bonnie. Sporky is determined he was meant to be “just a spork” and opts to run away with Woody in tow, not wanting Bonnie’s heart broken. He unwittingly stumbles across a tribe of lost toys led by his old friend, Bo Peep (Annie Potts)! It is mayhem as Buzz and the other toys search for Woody and Sporky, while the latter tries to decide if he would rather remain a lost toy.

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Our inner child is leaping with joy as Pixar has dropped the first official movie trailer for Toy Story 4! The toys we have grown to love for nearly twenty-five years are BACK for another big adventure with the familiar faces of everyone’s favorite cowboy, Woody (Tom Hanks), and Space action figure, Buzz Lightyear (Tim Allen). This time around Woody is playing hero to the newest toy, “Sporky,” created by his new owner Bonnie. Sporky is determined he was meant to be “just a spork” and opts to run away with Woody in tow, not wanting Bonnie’s heart broken. He unwittingly stumbles across a tribe of lost toys led by his old friend, Bo Peep (Annie Potts)! It is mayhem as Buzz and the other toys search for Woody and Sporky, while the latter tries to decide if he would rather remain a lost toy.

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We have to say we are extremely happy to see Toy Story 4 on the horizon. We really wish it was a weekly series–wishful thinking, we know. Still, we love the trailer and this may very well be their biggest adventure yet.

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Annie Potts as “Bo Peep”

The film seems to run off the same motif of girl power as so many films have over the last couple of years with the return of Bo Peep SAVING Woody no less. We often wondered what happened to her between the second and third Toy Story films. Fanfare alleged she was either broken by Andy’s (the toys’ former owner) sister or simply given away. The trailer, however, alludes she was lost and seems to be thriving, however.

Toy Story 4 hits theaters nationwide this summer on June 21, 2019!

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