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Where you read it first | Saturday, May 25, 2024

Julian Levy


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'Nobody' has the action, lacks the pace

"John Wick" (2014) ran so that "Nobody" (2021) could ... walk? In recent years, the creative talent behind the "John Wick" franchise (2014–) have found their way into many different films. "John Wick" co-director David Leitch went on to direct "Atomic Blonde" (2017), "Deadpool 2" (2018) and "Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw" (2019). Meanwhile, the main director of "John Wick," Chad Stahelski, will be heading the recently announced movie based on the hit PlayStation video game, "Ghost of Tsushima" (2020). And, after penning the first three "John Wick" films, writer Derek Kolstad emerged with "Nobody."

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'WandaVision' fails to escape the Marvel formula

A criticism often leveled at the Marvel Cinematic Universe is the homogeneity of its lineup. The majority of its films have retained a relatively similar tone and neutral gray color grading. "WandaVision," while quite different from the Marvel films in some respects, settled back into the usual MCU trappings by its finale, resulting in an entertaining, if somewhat unexceptional, conclusion.

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Keep the Cameras Rolling: Another blow to theater chains

The entirety of the Warner Bros. 2021 film lineup will be available on HBO Max for the first month of release. This includes major releases such as "The Suicide Squad" (2021), "The Matrix 4" (2021), "Dune" (2021), "Space Jam: A New Legacy" (2021), "Godzilla vs. Kong" (2021) and many more. Warner Bros. will miss out on billions of dollars of possible revenue.

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Keep the Cameras Rolling: The Oscar race

If you were to have the Oscars today, it would be a pretty underwhelming year indeed. But by virtue of a growing number of streaming services, you can watch much of 2020's prestige cinema from the comfort of your own home. Here’s a few you can expect to see released over the next few weeks.

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Keep the Cameras Rolling: What to stream during lockdown

With the number of cases on campus rising and more stringent restrictions being put on students, it’s becoming more difficult than ever to spend time with friends that live in a different residence hall. But, with a Netflix, Disney+, Hulu or Amazon Prime Video subscription, and a little bit of ingenuity, you can watch movies with your fellow students from the comfort of your own dorm room.

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Keep the Cameras Rolling: 'Midsommar' and isolation

If you were looking for a fun, maybe even slightly campy thrill-ride to escape back to a simpler time before masks and Zoom trivia nights, "Midsommar" is not that movie. Despite being released in 2019, well before COVID-19 went global, it reflects similar anxieties, emotions and dangers.

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Keep the Cameras Rolling: Satirizing Trump's America with 'Borat'

Just as the jester uses his inherent silliness to make fun of the king, so does Sacha Baron Cohen to reveal the absurdity of the American philosophy toward COVID-19. Borat, the alter ego Cohen has become synonymous with, has proven with his second official outing that the character’s original film was not just lighting in a bottle.

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