SHAZAM! (2019)

  David F. Sandberg (“Annabelle: Creation”) directs New Line Cinema’s “Shazam!,” the origin story that stars Zachary Levi (TV’s “Chuck”) as the titular DC Super Hero, along with Asher Angel (TV’s “Andi Mack”) as Billy Batson, and Mark Strong (the “Kingsman” movies) in the role of Super-Villain Dr. Thaddeus Sivana. Peter Safran (upcoming “Aquaman,” “The Conjuring” and “Annabelle” films) serves as the film’s producer. We all have a superhero inside us, it just takes a bit of magic to bring it out. In Billy Batson’s (Angel) case, by shouting out…

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‘Aquaman’ Mid-Credits Scene Explained

So here we are, finally, getting the first new film based on a DC Comics property since the maligned “Justice League.” But while “Aquaman” does briefly acknowledge that the events of that movie happened, it otherwise is actually kind of a soft reboot of this whole thing, otherwise totally divorced from the Zack Snyder era of DC movies. That divorce even includes something the Snyder films and “Wonder Woman” famously eschewed: a mid-credits teaser. The scene, which comes about 5 minutes into the credits, reveals that Black Manta survived his…

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Captain Marvel (2019)

  Captain Marvel is an upcoming American superhero film based on the Marvel Comics character Carol Danvers. Produced by Marvel Studios and distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures, it is set to be the twenty-first film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). The film is written and directed by Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck, with Geneva Robertson-Dworet and Jac Schaeffer also contributing to the screenplay. Brie Larson stars as Danvers, alongside Samuel L. Jackson, Ben Mendelsohn, Djimon Hounsou, Lee Pace, Lashana Lynch, Gemma Chan, Annette Bening, Clark Gregg, and…

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‘Captain Marvel’: Jude Law Is Playing Exactly Who You Thought

In shocker-not-shocker news, Disney has finally announced who it is Jude Law is playing in “Captain Marvel.” And yep, it’s exactly what fans have assumed to be the case ever since Law joined the cast. A photo posted Thursday to Disney Movies spells it out plainly: “Jude Law as Mar-Vell, the leader of Starforce.” See the photo for yourself above. Up until now, Law’s character has been described only as a “mentor” to Brie Larson’s Carol Danvers/Captain Marvel, with no name given. But of course, Marvel fans know just who…

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‘Destroyer’ Film Review: Nicole Kidman Is Repulsively Brilliant in Hardcore Action Flick

It takes a lot of inner confidence to pull off what Karyn Kusama and Nicole Kidman have done with “Destroyer.” Here is the noir antihero that our current cinema has been longing for. The genre is traditionally an exclusive realm for steely male icons like Clint Eastwood or even Jamie Foxx in “Django Unchained” — but here’s a shatterproof hardcore woman hellbent on making things right once and for all. When the film begins, Kidman’s Erin Bell is a wrecked woman, someone so repulsive to look at you have to…

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