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Movie Review: Wonder Woman 1984

  As superhero sequels go, Wonder Woman 1984 is pretty epic, but it’s not without its flaws. Diana Prince (Gal Gadot) lives quietly among mortals in the vibrant, sleek 1980s ‑‑ an era of excess driven by the pursuit of having it all. Though she's come into her full powers, she maintains a low profile by curating ancient artifacts and only performing heroic acts incognito. But soon, Diana will have to muster all of her strength, wisdom, and courage as she finds herself squaring off against Maxwell Lord (Pedro Pascal) and the Cheetah (Kristen Wigg), a villainess who possesses superhuman strength and agility. Now, I’m not the only one who has been waiting for this movie. I loved the first Wonder Woman film, not just because Gal Gadot was breathtaking in the title role but by its brilliant execution (which the DCEU was clearly lacking) and that was enough to get me excited for the sequel. And now that I’ve finally gotten to watch it, thanks to HBO Max, I’m so happy. With a runtime of

Alien: Covenant Review

It has been seven years since Ridley Scott conjured up a nightmarish worst-case scenario of life that could be awaiting us out there in space. The last film, Prometheus, gave us the origin of the Alien franchise; now, in Alien: Covenant, currently playing in theaters, audiences get a pleasant and enjoyable return to the beloved franchise with hard R-rated horror, ferocious acid-dripping creatures, and a tough female lead.

In an effort to please Alien fans, Scott returns to the franchise and delivers a decent, but enjoyable film with gory death sequences as the crew gets terrorized by these creatures. After so many films though, there isn’t much that will surprise the audience, especially when it comes to how these creatures reproduce (whether it’s by microscopic spores or the always enjoyable disgusting face-hugging). It’s frustrating, watching these characters not understand the rules of the genre: humans never come back from an encounter like this, and once you come into contact with the virus, you are done.

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