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Spider-Man: No Way Home is on Another Level

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Spider-Man, Spider-Man!Does whatever a spider can. Spins a web any size. One of Marvel’s best franchise. I swear it sounds better in my head’s glorious voice than it does the way you’re reading it.

Honestly, this is one of the easiest movies to review as well as one of the hardest. As this movie is compromised of so many back to back to back easter eggs, callbacks, and surprises that it’s difficult to expound on why I loved this film without giving up any specifics. There’s no safe way to do it but, to be as vague and speak in general terms as to protect the sanctity of the cinematic experience. So here I to attempt this feat.
The acting was definitely on point as the returning characters of Peter(Tom Holland), MJ(Zendaya), and Ned(Jacob Batalon) are trying to pick up the pieces of their now very public lives after Peter is outed by Mysterio as Spider-Man. This of course was the immediate aftermath of the events from Spider-Man: Far From Home. This is devastating of course as it affects everything from privacy, school life, and college admissions. Peter of course doesn’t want this newfound fame so he goes to Dr. Strange(Benedict Cumberbatch) to help possibly correct his anonymity issue. Of course, with Peter correcting one issue creates even more and chaos is introduced to New York because of a botched spell he asked for.

The dialogue is A-1 throughout the film as I don’t remember anyone Holland didn’t have on-screen chemistry with. Holland and Zendaya of course, real-life couple so it translates on screen. Cumberbatch’s Strange being the straightish man for Peter’s wide eyed wise-cracking teen. The perfect curmudgeon to foil Parker’s optimism. The same can be said of MJ who is the absolute antithesis of Peter’s unyielding positivity. The interplay of auxiliary characters on both sides heroes and villains are fantastic and absolutely necessary to the character development in the storytelling of this movie and overall Spider-Man movie universe (or Spiderverse if you will). The writing is some of the best I’ve seen in the MCU period.

The action is fantastic and extremely well choreographed. It has some of the best put together uses of the multiple spider-powers Spider-Man has at his disposal and honestly some of his brainpower as well. Which doesn’t always come into play in the films during battle sequences. I really dug that aspect.

As far as the CGI, which is made or break for me in this type of cinema I noticed the detail that seemed to go into the various shots where it was used. The point where the attention to detail hit me was when Peter early in the film swings away with MJ and he attaches to a street light you see the streetlight arm give a bit of bend as it would with sudden weight is applied to it. Little details like that really catch my eye and earn my respect as a movie concessioner.

You will have multiple moments where you find yourself cheering. sometimes out loud (which I never do but couldn’t help myself) as the nostalgia and thoughts of the possibilities will overtake you after waves and waves of some of the illest cameos and surprises slap you into a nerdgasm.• The writing is top-notch as even with as much as I went in knowing or having drawn my own conclusions on it was never uninteresting or unsurprising. The De La Soul song that as soon as the credits roll warmed my little Hip-Hop heart. This movie had it all: action, suspense, engaging narrative, character development, it had me teary-eyed (cause the onions on the guy next to me’s nachos) and it has me excited for the future of Phase 4 and the future of the Spider-Man movie universe (Spiderverse). The only thing negative I can find in it is how do you top something this cathartically pleasing? I give it a full 5 out of 5. Stay after of course, there are two end credit scenes.

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Caesar’s Reign Comes To The Big Screen With New Trailer For Kingdom Of The Planet Of The Apes

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Director Wes Ball breathes new life into the global, epic franchise set several generations in the future following Caesar’s reign, in which apes are the dominant species living harmoniously and humans have been reduced to living in the shadows. As a new tyrannical ape leader builds his empire, one young ape undertakes a harrowing journey that will cause him to question all that he has known about the past and to make choices that will define a future for apes and humans alike. “Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes” is directed by Wes Ball (the “Maze Runner” trilogy) and stars Owen Teague (“IT”), Freya Allan (“The Witcher”), Kevin Durand (“Locke & Key”), Peter Macon (“Shameless”), and William H. Macy (“Fargo”). The screenplay is by Josh Friedman (“War of the Worlds”) and Rick Jaffa & Amanda Silver (“Avatar: The Way of Water”) and Patrick Aison (“Prey”), based on characters created by Rick Jaffa & Amanda Silver, and the producers are Wes Ball, Joe Hartwick, Jr., p.g.a. (“The Maze Runner”), Rick Jaffa, p.g.a., Amanda Silver, p.g.a., Jason Reed, p.g.a. (“Mulan”), with Peter Chernin (the “Planet of the Apes” trilogy) and Jenno Topping (“Ford v. Ferrari”) serving as executive producers.

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Masterchef Is Back! For Halo Season 2

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A quick recap – Halo is set in a war-torn 26th century, where humanity led by the United Nations Space Command or UNSC and their supersoldiers known as Spartans, fights against the onslaught of the alien conglomerate known as the Covenant. The full dust-up of Halo Season 1, can be found here. Onward into the introduction of Halo Season 2!

It’s been six months since the forced separation of Spartan Masterchief John (Pablo Schreiber) and Cortana (Jen Taylor), and the Silver Team has been sent on a mission to evacuate residents of the planet Sanctuary before the Covenant glasses the whole thing. This comes with its own set of challenges, given the resistance of the planet’s inhabitants, and it doesn’t help that Masterchef starts seeing things right in the middle of trying to save some marines. Or is he? Those energy swords the squad of Elites were carrying looked worryingly real.

Back on Reach, the Silver Team is entirely dismayed to learn they have a brand new Office of Naval Intelligence (ONI) representative come in as the new boss, to finally replace the traitorous Halsey, James Ackerson (Joseph Morgan). And of course, Ackerson manages to immediately get under Masterchief’s skin, by not only expressing far too much interest in John’s relationship with Cortana but also apparently disbelieving of John’s report of his encounters on Sanctuary. That just means Masterchief has to go around, if not entirely over, Ackerson’s head.

Elsewhere, Soren (Bokeem Woodbine) is trolling the slave markets in his boredom, only to stumble across a soon-to-be indentured servant who claims he knows the whereabouts of the UNSC’s most hunted human, Catherine Halsey (Natascha McElhone). That should bring a huge bounty, but really, Soren should’ve known better by now.

Halo Season 2 premieres Thursday, February 8th, 2024, and will continue to air every Thursday, only on Paramount+!

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Reborn as a Vending Machine I Now Wander the Dungeon’: I look forward to your next use!  

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If the title of this delightful little isekai anime entry didn’t give it all away, our nameless protagonist is a vending machine fanatic who, after being killed by a vending machine, gets reincarnated in another fantasy-style world as one! 

Japan has a tendency to give birth to all sorts of crazed fads that can last for decades, and no one does better when it comes to the vending machine industry, too. These days there are vending machines that will serve you sushi you can actually eat, hot pizza in the box, wagyu steaks, freshly popped popcorn, and a whole mind-boggling array of tasty treats, and other non-edible but still useful items! Umbrellas! Condoms! Oxygen masks, sterile bandages, shoes, and emergency clothing! Actually, far more things that we use on an everyday basis, could be considered as technically a vending machine, and the anime explores that beautifully. Into the world of vending machine fanaticism, we dive! 

So our poor protagonist never gave a name, and inevitably when he’s discovered by his first official friend the starving hunter Lammis, she dubs him “Boxxo”. Like many isekai that seem to take inspiration from video games and RPGs, Boxxo discovers he ways he can communicate, level up his existence, and even evince magic-like powers and attack and defend against monsters and enemies. Though in the beginning, and as an underlying theme throughout the show, Boxxo is primarily concerned with providing unique never-before-tasted-in-this-world food and drink to the amazed folk, human and otherwise. 

Boxxo’s prices are entirely reasonable and hey, he can even choose to give out his wares for free on occasion, so his popularity immediately skyrockets. Lammis with her awkward charm and prodigious strength blessing, introduces Boxxo to other friends of Clearflow Lake Village and associates along the way – Director Bear, an actual bear-monster who’s the head of the Hunters Association; Lammis’ friend Hulemy, the insane genius magic item engineer; the Bearcats Suco, Pell, Short and Mikenne, cheerful hunters with astronomic appetites; even suspicious Kerioyl, leader of the Menagerie of Fools party. 

The show approaches the practicality and versatility of the true vending machine with amusement, but also with the love true fans display for things they’re passionate about. Certainly, things like a brothel needing a condom vending machine exist in our world, but to toss them into a potentially more innocent other-world isekai is a welcome and often hilarious treat. The show celebrates the cheerful idiocy and devotion of the fans to their chosen fandom, in this case, yes vending machines, but also the spirit of the lonely otaku finally finding their Tribe! 

Pay your coins to watch ‘Reborn as a Vending Machine’ on Crunchyroll now! 

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