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Ted Lasso Season 2 first impression: TV’s best comedy returns with sweet, uplifting second season
Sat, Jul 24, 2021

Ted Lasso season 2 is an enjoyable, comforting watch like the first one. Watching it feels like spending time with a good friend you've met after a long time.

Fear Street Part Three 1666 movie review: Netflix’s horror trilogy ends on a satisfying, emotional note
Mon, Jul 19, 2021

Fear Street Part Three 1666 movie review: The film has a riveting third act which somehow manages to end the movie with sincerity and is still brimming with the campy fun of likes of The Goonies.

On Harrison Ford’s birthday, his five most iconic characters ranked
Tue, Jul 13, 2021

Harrison Ford turns 79: The actor has been part of some of the most iconic film franchises and has left an impression on countless memorable characters due to his charisma, screen presence and talent.

The Struggle to make Captain America The First Avenger: How Chris Evans starrer MCU movie came to be
Tue, Jul 13, 2021

When MCU films are ranked these days, Captain America The First Avenger would probably not figure in top 10 for most people, and granted, it is not a perfect movie, but it was and remains very watchable and one of the most important films in the franchise.

What If…? trailer: T’Challa as Star-Lord, Killmonger as Black Panther, and other key takeaways
Sat, Jul 10, 2021

What if...? trailer: Here are five major takeaways and the things you may have missed from the first look at MCU's animated series.

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood book: 5 biggest takeaways from Quentin Tarantino’s novelisation
Fri, Jul 09, 2021

Everything about the book is saturated with Quentin Tarantino's love for old-timey cinema. The book's subtitle teases, "You shoulda been there!" echoing now defunct way of promoting creative works, usually of the disreputable kind.

9 underrated shows, films from 2021 that you must watch
Fri, Jul 09, 2021

Here is a list of films and TV shows that released in the first six months of 2021 but probably did not make much noise. They, however, deserve every bit of your attention.

Eva Green turns 41: Why her performance in Penny Dreadful remains one of television’s best ever
Tue, Jul 06, 2021

Eva Green's performance in John Logan's Showtime horror TV series Penny Dreadful will always be her defining work

Top 10 Hollywood movies of 2021 so far: The Mitchells vs the Machines, Luca, Oslo
Sun, Jul 04, 2021

Despite everything, 2021 has been a fairly good year for cinema. Here are out picks for best Hollywood movies of the year so far.

Pirates of the Caribbean: A reading list to get better acquainted with the world of Jack Sparrow
Fri, Jul 02, 2021

To celebrate the impending anniversary of Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest, here are a few reading suggestions for fans.

The Tomorrow War movie review: Biggest villain in this Chris Pratt film is its nonsensical script
Sat, Jul 03, 2021

The Tomorrow War movie review: Bizarre stuff keeps happening, and you are meant to take everything at face value. If it were a self-aware, dumb action movie like, say, the recent Mortal Kombat, the silliness would be more palatable.

The Struggle to make Batman Begins: How Christopher Nolan reinvented the Caped Crusader
Sun, Jun 27, 2021

With Batman Begins, Christopher Nolan and his co-writer David Goyer wanted to explore the mental and physical processes that resulted in Bruce Wayne's transformation into Batman.

Tobey Maguire turns 46: How his take on Spider-Man changed superhero movies
Sun, Jun 27, 2021

A big reason why 2002's Spider-Man, and the franchise, worked was Tobey Maguire's earnest performance as a young superhero figuring out not just new powers, but also the responsibility that comes with it.

The Duke trailer: Jim Broadbent steals for charity in this British comedy
Sun, Jun 27, 2021

The Duke's trailer promises a light, tongue-in-cheek tone suffused with trademark British humour.

Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings 5 takeaways: The Hulk’s villain Abomination, Mandarin and Wong make an appearance
Sat, Jun 26, 2021

Simu Liu is essaying the main role in this Destin Daniel Cretton directorial while Tony Leung is playing the role of the Mandarin, the real one this time, who is the head of Ten Rings terrorist organization. Here are a few takeaways from the trailer.

Batman The Long Halloween, Part One movie review: A worthwhile watch for Dark Knight fans
Fri, Jun 25, 2021

Batman The Long Halloween, Part One is a pretty solid Batman film. It tells a grim story adroitly with a suitably gloomy atmosphere and a dash of wry humour to boot.

Struggle to make Luca: How the team at Pixar made its latest animated hit
Mon, Jun 21, 2021

Pixar's films carry singular design sensibilities and art direction. Utmost care is given to writing, characters and emotional heft, which helps the stories stay with viewers long after they have watched the film. We take a deep-dive into making of the studio's latest film, Luca.

Pig trailer: Nicolas Cage is searching for his lost sow
Fri, Jul 16, 2021

Pig is John Wick, if Daisy, the puppy, was a swine and it was kidnapped, not just killed. Also, the hero Rob, unlike Keanu Reeves' ruthless former assassin, is an expert fighter.

Luca movie review: Pixar’s latest is an emotional story about friendship and acceptance
Fri, Jun 18, 2021

Luca movie review: Directed by Enrico Casarosa, this Pixar film is not just a looker, it is also a funny, entertaining, and deeply emotional story about friendship and acceptance.

Jack Dylan Grazer on Shazam Fury of the Gods: ‘The action is unbelievable’
Thu, Jun 17, 2021

Directed by David F. Sandberg, Shazam! Fury of the Gods is scheduled to release on June 2, 2023.

Loki episode 2: Three key takeaways
Thu, Jun 17, 2021

The second episode of the show, titled The Variant, has Loki teaming up with the TVA (Time Variance Authority) to hunt down the other Loki variant. Here are a few takeaways from the episode.

Jack Dylan Grazer on his Luca character Alberto: ‘He always rushes headfirst into everything like me’
Thu, Jun 17, 2021

To voice Alberto in Luca, Jack Dylan Grazer drew on his own similarity with the character. Alberto works on the concept of Silencio Bruno, in which 'Bruno' is the naysayer that lives in our minds and warns against doing outrageous acts.

Raiders of the Lost Ark completes 40 years: A reading list
Thu, Jun 17, 2021

Indiana Jones is often referred to as the most popular character in the history of cinema, and it is easy to see why. Most people find it nearly impossible to resist the fedora hat-wearing adventurer's charms. Here are a few reading suggestions for Indy's fans.

Black Widow new promo teases first family of Scarlett Johansson’s superhero, her duel with Taskmaster
Mon, Jun 14, 2021

Titled 'Got This' the 30 second clip from Black Widow is all about the first family of Scarlett Johansson's superhero.

When Chris Evans refused to play Captain America for this reason
Mon, Jun 14, 2021

It would not be an exaggeration to say that Chris Evans reinvented Captain America. But he had apprehensions about taking up the role.

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