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[REVIEW] YOU WILL CRY! “Avengers: Endgame” (@Avengers)–THE EPIC CINEMATIC EXPERIENCE OF YOUR LIFE!

Iron Man…Thor…Captain America…Black Widow…Hawkeye…Hulk…War Machine…Rocket Raccoon…Nebula. These are the Avengers who are giving you the cinematic experience of your life! It was nearly a year ago (in our universe) we watched as “Earth’s Mightiest Heroes,” The Avengers, and The Guardians of The Galaxy fail to save Earth, and the universe at large from Thanos’s mission to wipe out half of life in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Not only did he succeed, but half of our heroes were literally swept away in the wind; as “with a snap” they were all turned to dust. Needless to say the remaining Avengers, and a powerful newcomer, prove to be tenacious as ever in their determination to avenge the fallen and take down The Mad Titan that took their loved ones and the world as we know it in Avengers: Endgame!

Avengers: Endgame is easily the most highly anticipated film of the last decade bringing to an end story lines and fantastic tales that have spanned over twenty-two films! This is far from a film, or even your regular superhero blockbuster, as the array of emotions you “true believers” will feel spans from grief and intrigue to righteous fury and an overwhelming sense of satisfaction. Earth’s home team, with a little extraterrestrial help, bring him the gold. For the rest of your days whether you hum it in your head, profess it from your mouth, or vibe it through your soul, “AVENGERS ASSEMBLE,” will be your new war cry! Hey Marvel Studios, what’s next?!

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Iron Man…Thor…Captain America…Black Widow…Hawkeye…Hulk…War Machine…Rocket Raccoon…Nebula. These are the Avengers who are giving you the cinematic experience of your life! It was nearly a year ago (in our universe) we watched as “Earth’s Mightiest Heroes,” The Avengers, and The Guardians of The Galaxy fail to save Earth, and the universe at large from Thanos’s mission to wipe out half of life in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Not only did he succeed, but half of our heroes were literally swept away in the wind; as “with a snap” they were all turned to dust. Needless to say the remaining Avengers, and a powerful newcomer, prove to be tenacious as ever in their determination to avenge the fallen and take down The Mad Titan that took their loved ones and the world as we know it in Avengers: Endgame!

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Avengers: Endgame is easily the most highly anticipated film of the last decade bringing to an end story lines and fantastic tales that have spanned over twenty-two films! This is far from a film, or even your regular superhero blockbuster, as the array of emotions you “true believers” will feel spans from grief and intrigue to righteous fury and an overwhelming sense of satisfaction. Earth’s home team, with a little extraterrestrial help, bring him the gold. For the rest of your days whether you hum it in your head, profess it from your mouth, or vibe it through your soul, “AVENGERS ASSEMBLE,” will be your new war cry! Hey Marvel Studios, what’s next?!

GRADE: A+

WARNING: Spoilers–PROCEED WITH CAUTION!

What We Liked

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-The expanded line up of Avengers and remaining Guardians of The Galaxy joining forces to avenge the universe. Earth is still a big place, and even with the heavy losses both teams took they know they’re stronger together to protect what remains of life as they know it.

Captain Marvel’s timeliness and updated look. The girl knows how to make an entrance, and proves her mettle as perhaps the mightiest of the Avengers. Oh, and her comics’ accurate haircut isn’t bad either.

-The involvement of time travel to not only fix Thanos’s cosmic level genocide, but revisit some pretty awesome moments from previous Marvel Studios films that were near and dear to our heart. Somehow each of our characters get the closure, assurance, or peace they need to get the job done.

-Gamora’s heroism! No matter what time line she comes from, she proves she’s a hero. Her demise in the previous film is more than avenged in Endgame.

-The fury of the Scarlet Witch knows no bounds! She hurt Thanos like we have never seen, forcing him to fire on his own troops to save his life and temporarily stop the Avengers from winning.

-Seeing The Ancient One take down Hulk with a single blow, and finally doing what was best to save the universe. Yet again, no one could take a stone from a Sorcerer Supreme.

-Earth being the home of New Asgard and Thor joining the Guardians of The Galaxy!

What We Loved

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-The girl power of this film! Captain Marvel, Scarlet Witch, Valkyrie, Rescue (Pepper Potts), Okoye, Wasp, Nebula, Mantis, and Gamora are one helluva line of offense when it came to getting Spider-Man to his destination.

-The final, epic battle to defeat Thanos and forces. Never before, and maybe never again, have the Avengers Assembled in the thousands with the combined might of every Guardian of The Galaxy, Doctor Strange and the other wizards, Black Panther and The Wakandan Army, and the revived Avengers, save Vision and Black Widow! It was the battle of a lifetime and worth every moment of waiting.

-Iron Man finally learned to love in the form of his daughter with Pepper, Morgan Stark. The playboy finally took off all that emotional baggage and daddy issues he was using as armor to make the greater good happen. Tony Stark, you really are a hero.

-Captain America’s swan song–Captain America is truly worthy, ask Mjolnir (Thor’s hammer)! His one on one with Thanos was one for the ages. A man armed with a mystic war hammer and a nigh unbreakable shield versus a being with godlike strength is quite the spectacle to see! We hate he’s officially retiring, but we just know this new Captain America is going to do some amazing things.

-The familial bond between Black Widow and Hawkeye. Their “fight” with one another to sacrifice themselves for one another and to get the Soul Stone is endearing and tragic, then again what’s love without tragedy?

-Pepper Potts in he “Rescue” armor! She literally stood by her “Iron Man.”

What We Hated

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-This was Stan Lee’s final cameo in any Marvel movies…RIP Stan, you’re a true hero and we miss you more than ever. Thanks for being a true superhero from all of us true believers.

-Black Widow and Iron Man’s demises. We knew there would be casualties in this war, but not these two heroes. Rest in peace? There’s got to be a way to bring them back.

-A “smart Hulk.” Hulk’s “Dr. Banner” persona is not what we need in a battle like this. An angry Hulk is a powerful and we were owed and epic battle between he and Thanos so he could reclaim his title of being “The strongest there is!”

-No post credit scenes! Really Marvel? We need some kind of sneak peek for the next phase of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. You seem to be unwittingly pitching “Young Avengers?” We’ll see!

 

 

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Not Surprised! Wonder Woman 1984 Delayed ‘Til August!

2020 is shaping out to be a really bad year for blockbusters. Thus far highly anticipated films like Mulan, Fast 9 the latest installment of The Fast & Furious, A Quiet Place II and Marvel’s Black Widow standalone film have either been pushed back or delayed indefinitely. Now it seems Wonder Woman 1984 has finally been delayed as well, but only by two months from June to mid-August.

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2020 is shaping out to be a really bad year for blockbusters. Thus far highly anticipated films like Mulan, Fast 9 the latest installment of The Fast & Furious, A Quiet Place II and Marvel’s Black Widow standalone film have either been pushed back or delayed indefinitely. Now it seems Wonder Woman 1984 has finally been delayed as well, but only by two months from June to mid-August.

via Variety

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Warner Bros. is postponing Diana Prince’s return to the big screen. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, “Wonder Woman 1984” will now hit theaters on Aug. 14 instead of June 5.

“When we greenlit ‘Wonder Woman 1984,’ it was with every intention to be viewed on the big screen and are excited to announce that Warner Bros. Pictures will be bringing the film to theatres on Aug. 14,” Toby Emmerich, Warner Bros. Pictures Group chairman, said in a statement. “We hope the world will be in a safer and healthier place by then.”

The delays were inevitable as multiplexes across the country remain closed to help halt the spread of the novel virus. Warner Bros. was always committed to debuting its “Wonder Woman” sequel in cinemas, and the studio felt it was realistic for theaters to be up and running again by August. 

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Wonder Woman 1984 is definitely the film we want to see the most this year. Especially since it is set in our birth year. We hate we have to wait a little longer to see Wonder Woman back on The Big Screen, but as they say “better safe than sorry.” We are praying the world will have returned to some type of normalcy by August.

 

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Yikes! Marvel Delays Release of “Black Widow” Movie INDEFINITELY!

Coronavirus may very well be the new Thanos, as it seems no single entity or nation can withstand the effects of the pandemic. It is being reported that Marvel’s standalone film, “Black Widow,” is being delayed indefinitely due to the effects of coronavirus on the movie industry. Earlier this morning, AMC Theaters announced they will be closed for six to twelve weeks doing their part to prevent the spread of the virus. 

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Coronavirus may very well be the new Thanos, as it seems no single entity or nation can withstand the effects of the pandemic. It is being reported that Marvel’s standalone film, “Black Widow,” is being delayed indefinitely due to the effects of coronavirus on the movie industry. Earlier this morning, AMC Theaters announced they will be closed for six to twelve weeks doing their part to prevent the spread of the virus.

via Comicbook.com

Marvel’s Black Widow. Originally set to be with us on May 1st, the studio has now delayed the movie indefinitely, pulling it off the schedule and not giving us a new date for when we can expect it to open. Of course, it still will hit theaters at some point, but right now, we don’t know when that’ll be or how long we’ll need to wait to get a new release date.

Indeed, with the Coronavirus quickly spreading and showing no signs of slowing down, it seems like every major movie scheduled from now until at least July/August will be getting delayed, leaving the entertainment landscape pretty empty for the foreseeable future. Unless, of course, some of these titles end up on streaming platforms instead.

We’ll have to wait and see what happens, but for now, Marvel fans will have to wait a little longer for Phase 4 to kickoff with Black Widow, as it’ll no longer be here in May.

This really sucks. We were looking forward to the Black Widow movie. We are hoping and praying that coronavirus will will cured or at least contained soon. We guess we can count moviegoing as a way to get past the next few weeks of quarantine. Be safe everyone.

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Essence Atkins & Keith Robinson Tackle “Open Marriages” in BET’s “Open” Movie!

Marriage, in any form, is a great deal of work. Traditionally it has been viewed as a committed and MONOGAMOUS relationship between a man and a woman. However in 2020, it seems to be whatever works for a particular couple, and nothing is defiled as long as both people in the relationship agree on their terms of engagement. BET’s latest movie, “Open” starring Essence Atkins (Smart Guy, Half & Half, Ambitions) and Keith Robinson (Power Rangers: Lightspeed Rescue, Dreamgirls, Saints & Sinners) tackles and explores the issue of “open marriages.”

Grade: A

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Marriage, in any form, is a great deal of work. Traditionally it has been viewed as a committed and MONOGAMOUS relationship between a man and a woman. However in 2020, it seems to be whatever works for a particular couple, and nothing is defiled as long as both people in the relationship agree on their terms of engagement. BET’s latest movie, “Open” starring Essence Atkins (Smart Guy, Half & Half, Ambitions) and Keith Robinson (Power Rangers: Lightspeed Rescue, Dreamgirls, Saints & Sinners) tackles and explores the issue of “open marriages.”

Grade: A

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An open marriage (as defined by Dictionary.com) is “a marriage or relationship in which both partners agree that each may have sexual relations with others.” Set in Atlanta, in “Open,” we meet a seemingly happily married couple, Wren (Essence Atkins) and Cameron (Keith Robinson), who also seem to have it all. However, the two are currently in an open marriage at Wren’s behest. As the child of divorced parents whose relationship was riddled with infidelity, Wren feels an open marriage will keep she and Cameron together ultimately. The couple abide by three rules: One, never sleep with an ex or anyone they have ever had an intimate relationship before, Two, never have sex with the same person more than once, and Three, always tell the other person when you are about to engage with someone else.

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Surprisingly, there open marriage seems to work until Wren’s first love, Mars (Matt Cedeno), returns and they begin a torrid affair. The affair not only breaks the rules but, exposes their open marriage status, and leaves Cameron questioning the fidelity of their marriage. Wren must not only learn from her mistakes, but accept hard truths about who she is and what she really wants if she is to salvage her relationship.

This film is amazing! The subject material is fascinating! Open marriages are rarely discussed in such a productive and thorough way on any form of media. Most people assume it is way a for married individuals to have sex with other people without it being considered cheating. However, it seems that Wren and Cameron at the time, were doing what they felt was best for their marriage. We are, however, surprised it was Wren that initiated the entire notion. The growth of both characters is admirable as one find her true self, and the other realizes what is most important to him.

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We were invited to a screening attended by the cast of the film, the director, Cas Sigers-Beedle, and the executive producer, famed actress, Terri J. Vaughn. There Essence spoke on how she feels about open marriages and why she chose to do the movie. “…I could never do one [she laughs]. I think people do what is best for them and their relationship…We spoke to a few couples who engage in them and they pretty much explain they set rules, talk about everything, and work through their issues…I loved the script! I couldn’t put it down once I picked it up. Wren was just an incredible character…” She went on to share how much she enjoyed working with Keith Robinson again. “We met back in 2002 on ‘Half & Half,’  he had a recurring role as ‘Neil [Crawford]’… and have remained friends to this day. He’s such a gentleman and great guy…now here we are Dee Dee and Neil married and open [she laughs].” 

“Open” is definitely a film worth watching, encouraging at the very least pertinent dialogue concerning relationship, sex, and infidelity. You can catch the film now on BET and BET Her. Check your local listings for showtimes.

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