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With 20 films and a myriad of characters, the Marvel Cinematic Universe had a lot to wrap up entering “Avengers: Endgame.”

Luckily, the three hour and two minute film lives up to the hype.

From the start, the film is highly character-based, following the superheroes after the events of “Avengers: Infinity War.”

However, the large character ensemble does not feel thrown together as no main character is glossed over. Characterizati...

Despite continuing a series of movies that made Tyler Perry famous, the new film, A Madea Family Funeral has failed to continue his legacy.

Starting off with sublime acting, Sylvia played by Cierra Payton (“The Runner” 2015, and “Madea Goes to Jail” 2009) and Carol played by Kj Smith (“Baker’s Man” 2017, and “Throwback Holiday” 2018 ) are preparing a family reunion inviting Madea, played by Tyler Perry (“The Haves and Have Nots...

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The latest superhero film is a ‘marvel’ on many accounts.

“Captain Marvel” was released March 8, serving as the origin story for its heroine.

The plot, set in 1995, follows Kree Starforce member Vers, played by Brie Larson (“Room,” 2015 and “Kong: Skull Island,” 2017) as she is stranded on Earth. A rogue agent, she attempts to find and defeat the shapeshifter Skrulls that followed her to the planet.

Vers,...

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Presenting little diversity from the original, the sequel “Happy Death Day 2U” is a surprisingly enjoyable film.

The film picks up directly where the prequel left off, and the audience begins to see another day loop unravel.

Collegian Tree Gelbman, played by Jessica Rothe (“La La Land” 2016, “Forever My Girl” 2018) attempts to save her friend from a fate she once faced, but instead wakes up to find herse...

Based on the true story of Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s rise to notoriety, “On the Basis of Sex” is an inspirational film about fighting for equality under the law.

The film starts out following Ruth Bader Ginsburg, played by Felicity Jones (“The Theory of Everything” 2014, “Rogue One” 2016), as she studies at Harvard Law School and struggles to find a job as an attorney because of her gender.

She gains an opportunity to challenge this...

Spinning a new diverse twist on the beloved Spider-Man, “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” takes viewers on a thrilling journey of the new Spider-Man.

After tragedy strikes, Miles Morales, voiced by Shameik Moore (“The Get Down” 2016-2017, “Dope” 2015), is forced to confront his new powers and save the world as the new Spider-Man.

A split through time and space causes multiple dimensions to unravel and leads other-dimension spi...

Based on a true story, “Welcome to Marwen” portrays a message of hardship and healing, confronting the wounds left on the mind.

The film starts by introducing Mark Hogancamp, played by Steve Carrel (“Beautiful Boy” 2018, “The Office” 2005-2013), and the individual dolls in the city of Marwen, Hogancamp’s famous fantasy city.

The film follows two intersecting plots, that of Hogancamp and his self-reflective doll, Hoagie.  It imme...

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A fantastic sequel showcases an action packed adventure with multiple old and new faces.

Months have passed since the setting of the first movie, and Newt Scamander, played by Eddie Redmayne (“Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” 2016, “The Theory of Everything” 2014), has lost his privilege of international travel. He is informed by his superiors of Credence, played by Erza Miller (“Justice League”...

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The differences between good and evil are challenged in “Venom”, the newest film by Marvel about a loveable antihero out to save the world.

In this movie Tom Hardy (“Inception,” 2010, “Mad Max: Fury Road,” 2015) portrays Eddie Brock, a reporter living in San Francisco. Brock is at constant odds with the scientific genius Dr. Carlton Drake, portrayed by Riz Ahmed (“Rouge One,” 2016, “Jason Bourne,” 2016...

Not everything is as it seems as mommy-vloggers become mistresses and murderers in “A Simple Favor.”

Mommy vlogger, Stephanie Ward, played by Anna Kendrick (“Twilight” 2008, “Pitch Perfect” 2012), befriends workaholic Emily Nelson, played by Blake Lively (“The Age of Adaline” 2015, “The Shallows” 2016) in a desperate attempt to connect to the other moms at her son’s school.

As the two grow close, Stephanie realizes that Emily’s...

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