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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

The Dark Tower Review

Sony Pictures and director Nikolaj Arcel brings audiences the latest adaption of one of Stephen King’s popular book series, The Dark Tower, now in theaters.

I've never read any of the books that create The Dark Tower series. I went into this movie knowing nothing about it, but the trailers had me intrigued, and you can’t go wrong with Matthew McConaughey and Idris Elba.

The film begins by introducing us to Jack Chambers (Tom Taylor), a young boy with unique visions of a Man in Black, a man who knows his way around a gun, disturbing creatures who wear human skin, and a looming dark tower being attacked by a machine that uses the drained energy from kidnapped kids.

Vikings’ star Katheryn Winnick plays Jack’s mother who tries her best to be understanding. Taylor is great in the role of Jack, creating a strong, resourceful, and sometimes naive character who gets caught up in all the madness thanks to his visions. Taylor mostly interacts with Idris Elba throughout the majority of the film and their chemistry gives the film most of its comical and heartfelt moments.

No one does villainy quite like McConaughey as he takes on the role of Walter, better known as the Man in Black.

To see the rest of my review go to FINE Magazine


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