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DC’s Shazam! Has Come and Gone

Zachari Levi as Shazam!

I saw Shazam! a few days before it was released to the public. I can’t say it was the best DC movie that I’ve watched. In fact not even on my radar. This is just my opinion. Many people found the movie to be one of DC’s best. When I think of Shazam! and all the Batman‘s, Superman‘s,Wonder Womans and even Aquaman, I can’t even see a comparison.

Shazam official trailer

Shazam! was a fun movie. I did enjoy it. Zachary Levi was believable as being in a 14 year olds body. The film also touch on the foster family dynamic and the hardships that some children endure. Billy Batson developed some street smarts.

I loved his foster family dynamic and how they all cam together to conquer their foe. The scene where they all became “Shazam!” was pretty awesome and one of my favorite parts. All in all the film is a fun pop corn movie, even though this was a sped up origin story. I am sure they can develop him more and maybe join him up with Superman. I know there is a lot more to Shazam! then we saw. Old tv shows, comics etc. Shazam! isn’t new to most people, but if you just watch the movies he is refreshingly new. This is a great movie to take the children to, make it a family night. It will not disappoint.

Don’t Compare Captain Marvel to Wonder Woman

To say that Captain Marvel and Wonder Woman or even Carol Danvers to Diana Prince are comparable will only set yourself up for a huge let down. Yet there are a few things they do have on common. Obviously they are both women, they are women who know what they want and get it, they are very skilled in what they do whether it’s fighting or flying a jet, They have likable personalities and they were both not completely told the truth about who they really are in this world.

The two are very strong but gain their strength and powers in completely different ways, much like any of the Avengers and the Justice League.

The two also have in common their strive for the greater good. They each try to do the right thing when they can.

One difference you must keep in mind is where Diana came from and that she is part god. Carol is not, her beginnings are here on earth.

The origin stories were meant to do just that, introduce us to them, and that’s what they both did. If you haven’t seen Captain Marvel or maybe you haven’t seen Wonder Women’s story, take time to before comparing the two.

Hope you enjoy the films and come back for more information on them.

The 91st Oscars Are Tomorrow

The 91’st Oscars are tomorrow February 24th, I’ve listed below the categories and the nominees.

The Academy awards.

There are a lot of nominations this Oscar season, if you haven’t seen them, that’s okay, you can still watch them, whether they win or not. Let’s get right to it.

Best Picture

BlacKkKlansman

Black Panther

Bohemian Rhapsody

The Favourite

Green Book

Roma

A Star Is Born

Vice

Best Costume Design

The Ballad of Buster Scruggs

Black Panther

The Favourite

Mary Poppins Returns Mary Queen of Scots

Best Original Score

Black Panther

BlacKkKlansman

If Beale Street Could Talk

Isle of Dogs

Mary Poppins Returns

Best Animated Short

Animal Behavior

Bao

Late Afternoon

One Small Step

Weekends

Best Live-Action Short

Detainment

Fauve

Marguerite

“Mother” “Skin”

Best Sound Editing

Black Panther

Bohemian Rhapsody

First Man

A Quiet Place

Roma

Best Sound Mixing

Black Panther

Bohemian Rhapsody

First Man

Roma

A Star Is Born

Best Director

Alfonso Cuarón -Roma

Spike Lee- “BlacKkKlansman”

Adam McKay- “Vice”

Pawel Pawlikowski “Cold War”

Yorgos Lanthimos -“The Favourite”

Best Actor

Christian Bale- “Vice”

Bradley Cooper- “A Star Is Born”

Willem Dafoe-“At Eternity’s Gate”

Rami Malek -“Bohemian Rhapsody

Viggo Mortensen, “Green Book”

Best Actress

Yalitza Aparicio, “Roma”

Glenn Close, “The Wife”

Olivia Colman, “The Favourite”

Lady Gaga, “A Star Is Born”

Melissa McCarthy, “Can You Ever Forgive Me?”

Best Adapted Screenplay

“The Ballad of Buster Scruggs”

“BlacKkKlansman”

“Can You Ever Forgive Me?”

“If Beale Street Could Talk”

“A Star Is Born”

Best Original Screenplay

“The Favourite”

“First Reformed”

“Green Book”

“Roma”

“Vice”

Best Animated Feature

“Incredibles 2”

“Isle of Dogs”

“Mirai”

“Ralph Breaks the Internet”

“Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse”

Best Cinematography

“Cold War”

“The Favourite”

“Never Look Away”

“Roma”

“A Star is Born”

Best Documentary Feature

“Free Solo”

“Hale County This Morning, This Evening”

“Minding the Gap”

“Of Fathers and Sons”

“RBG”

Best Documentary Short

“Black Sheep”

“End Game”

“Lifeboat”

“A Night at the Garden”

“Period. End of Sentence”

Best Foreign Language Film

“Capernaum”

“Cold War”

“Never Look Away”

“Roma”

“Shoplifters”

Best Makeup and Hairstyling

“Border”

“Mary Queen of Scots”

“Vice”

Best Original Song

“All the Stars” from “Black Panther”

“I’ll Fight” from “RBG”

“The Place Where Lost Things Go” from “Mary Poppins Returns”

“Shallow” from “A Star Is Born”

“When a Cowboy Trades His Spurs For Wings” from “The Ballad of Buster Scruggs”

Best Production Design

“Black Panther”

“The Favourite”

“First Man”

“Mary Poppins Returns”

“Roma”

Best Visual Effects

“Avengers: Infinity War”

“Christopher Robin”

“First Man”

“Ready Player One”

“Solo: A Star Wars Story

Its starts tomorrow, only time will tell who will, best luck to all!


Solo a Star War Story

I saw Solo A Star Wars Story last night.  Now I went knowing that I do not like Han Solo.  I just don’t.  I prefer the complexity of the Darkside, but that’s just me.

However, immediately I was impressed with the Solo film.  No so much the actor, I mean its a hard thing to do to fill Harrison Fords shoes 40 years later.  I didn’t dislike him, but for me it was more about the story.  I love backstories.

It was interesting to find out how he actually got his last name.   Where the Solo of his name came from, yet they didn’t exactly say what his actual name was previously.  I could read books and scour the internet, but I’d rather it just be told in the film.  I think that is a big deal.

How he met Chewie.  That was not how I expected it, but it makes me feel better about their friendship.  They’ve been through a lot.  Woody Harrelson did a great job, it was a small role for him in my eyes, but it gave Han that push he needed to continue smuggling, the courage and confidence to do what has to be done.  In this film, Han did actually shoot first.

I was surprised about Qi’ra.  As I said Im all about the Dark Side.  What happened to her in those 3 years.  Is it just a survival thing?  I read the she was just made for this film so to look her up in books or other places, we just won’t find her history.   Part of me felt that she is the mother of Rey.  I’m fairly confident that Han is her father, but this would make her older than Kylo.  I’m not sure that would check out.   I would be on board with it his that was the case.  I don’t see much true Darkside for Kylo, I really don’t.  Just like in this movie, Qi’ra says to Han “your the good guy”.  Which combine that with Leia and I think we can see that Kylo is trying way to hard to be bad.

I do wish they would give us a comic, a book, something that explains what happens to Qi’ra.  Yes, Darth Maul was in it, but at the time of the prequels, she didn’t exist.  Maybe it’s Qi’ra and Paul Bettney’s character that could be Reys parents.

I must say the Solo film was way more than I expected, and I really liked it.  It gave us just enough taste of Hans past.  And lets not forget Lando.  Donald Glover did a wonderful job playing him.   Another set of shoes hard to fill, but he did a great job.  Even the star of the show, the Millennium Falcon was great.   I’m hoping the next Star Wars films continue on with the story give answers instead of creating more.

What are your thoughts on the Solo film?