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‘The Gifted’ Season 2 Trailer

Judging by the SDCC 2018 trailer, season two of The Gifted will ratchet up the action and introduce more of the mutants we know and love. What? I can’t be […]

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Ant-Man and The Wasp: Who Was the MVP?

Ant-Man and the Wasp debuted at number one despite going up against Jurassic World and Incredibles 2. It also did better than Ant-Man (which debuted with $57 million over the weekend) bringing in $75 million a box office. Ant-Man and the Wasp was a family-friendly movie that managed to not have many Shrek like jokes that only adults would get. In every movie, there is a character or actor that steals the show. Someone you can point at and go, “Without you, this movie doesn’t succeed.” Paul Rudd may have been the MVP in the first movie, but he wasn’t in this one. That honor goes to Evangeline Lilly. Evangeline Lilly was already great as Hope van Dyne in Ant-Man, but she stepped her game up dramatically in Ant-Man and The Wasp. How? Allow me to explain.

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Why Luke Cage Makes a Better Captain America Than Steve Rogers

In 1941, Captain America was introduced to the world. He was the Sentinel of Liberty. A character created to represent the best of America. During a time where racism and sexism were things that weren’t considered issues to the common person, Steve Rogers was a character who was above that. Steve Rogers, the son of two immigrant parents, was always a person who fought for equality. As Rogers evolved, so did the things he represented. Rogers understood that things aren’t so black and white. People deserve second chances and some laws are just wrong (see 2006-2007’s Marvel Comics Civil War) are just a couple of things that Rogers had to come to terms with. Despite how great Steve Rogers is, it’s time for him to pass the mantle of Captain America to someone else.

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Deadpool 2 Review: Zazi, You the Real MVP

Deadpool 2 has been one of the most anticipated movies of 2018. This is a feat considering it’s being surrounded by movies like Avengers: Infinity War, Black Panther, and Solo: A Star Wars Story. The first Deadpool hit theaters and broke more than a few R-rated records. It was also facing something that ruins franchises; the sequel curse. After an estimated $125 million opening weekend, it’s fair to say that Deadpool 2 is going to continue to crush it at the box office. But what made Deadpool 2 a must-see movie?

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Wakanda Forever: Black Panther Review

One of the worst things you can do is place unwarranted expectations on a person, place, thing, or event. Leading up to the release of Marvel’s Black Panther, the expectations for the movie reached Star Wars-esq levels. Just to be clear, I don’t mean Revenge of the Sith, I’m talking Return of the Jedi levels of anticipation. Considering the lack of positive African American representation on the big and small screen it’s not hard to understand why African Americans have made it their mission to support this movie in full force. Black Panther managed to galvanize an entire people to spend their hard earn money months in advance for something that could very well have failed miserably. As a black man, I wanted to love this movie based on principle alone. As an objective writer on the interwebs, I know I have to put all of my cultural bias aside and view this movie not as a cultural movement but as just another piece of cinema. That’s said, Black Panther isn’t perfect… but it is the best movie Marvel Studios has ever released.