THE MARVELS – Review by T.J. Callahan

The Marvels are out to change the MCU with a team of three teleporting tough girls in charge of a multi planet search and rescue mission. The astral alliance of Carol Danvers aka Captain Marvel, Monica Rambeau aka Professor Marvel and Kamala Khan aka Ms. Marvel complement each other’s powers in a race to keep a scorned adversary from stealing the galaxy’s natural resources to save her own dying orb.

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SPIDER-MAN ACROSS THE SPIDER-VERSE – Review by T.J. Callahan

The second installment of the animated version of our friendly neighborhood Spider-Man is finally here. While it’s critically acclaimed predecessor (Spider-Man Into the Spider-Verse) spun a creative web of delight for fans, this comic book coupler has set new heights in CGI that make it a must see on the big screen. With all the attention to visuals though, the story suffers in the second act, but that gives us boomers time to relax and regroup for more integral action.

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ANT-MAN AND THE WASP: QUANTUMANIA – Review by Susan Granger

Just be thankful you didn’t squander your money at the box-office for Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania, one of the most worthless entries in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Paul Rudd’s third Ant-Man escapade is basically a family vacation gone wrong. His ex-con alter-ego Scott Lang, who was once fired from Baskin Robbins, is living it up in San Francisco as a minor celebrity who now has a best-selling memoir Look Out for the Little Guy! about his Avengers adventure.

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ANT-MAN AND THE WASP: QUANTUMANIA – Review by Susan Kamyab

Even though the newest Ant-Man didn’t quite meet my expectations, I did manage to have fun with it. These newer phases aren’t capturing the same Marvel magic we experienced before Endgame, but I think we should hold out hope for Guardians of the Galaxay 3. In the meantime, we can enjoy the continuation of some beloved Avengers and the introduction to the franchise of a new “big bad” villain.

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ANT-MAN AND THE WASP: QUANTUMANIA – Review by Valerie Kalfrin

Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania sends Marvel’s size-defying heroes on their biggest adventure beyond assisting the Avengers. Yet by teeing up another giant villain for Marvel’s ongoing cinematic universe, the film shrinks some of the duo’s quirky charm and relatable, everyday appeal. Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania leaves some unanswered questions, and its action scenes rely more on fisticuffs than clever size-shifting props and fight choreography. It’s still a fun outing with likable characters, just not a fantastic voyage.

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THE GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY HOLIDAY SPECIAL – Review by Susan Granger

An animated flashback that shows how, years ago, Yondu (Michael Rooker) ruined Christmas for young Peter Quill by trashing his tree, throwing out his gifts and scolding him for his sentimentality. Listening to this recollection in outer space and realizing how much now-grown Peter – a.k.a. Star-Lord (Chris Pratt) – misses Earth’s holiday customs and traditions, his Guardian friends, Mantis (Pom Klementieff) and Drax (Dave Bautista), embark on a quest to find him the perfect Christmas gift.

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BLACK PANTHER: WAKANDA FOREVER – Review by T.J. Calllahan

Wakanda Forever has the least action of any superhero film in the MCU. And when there is action, the fighting is flat. It’s just not exciting and that’s really why most movie watchers go to Superhero pictures. Wakanda does have a strong message about family and tradition and a fierce Angela Bassett. She’s “spear-tacular”, above and below sea level, while swimming was an unfathomable task for a few other actors.

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SPIDERMAN: NO WAY HOME – Review by Susan Granger

Spidey swings again! The new sequel Spiderman: No Way Home topped $600 million, becoming the biggest hit in Sony Pictures history and ranking as one of the 10 top-grossing domestic hits of all time. In this third go-round as the teenage web-slinger, Tom Holland’s likable Peter Parker loses his anonymity when malevolent muckraker J. Jonah Jameson (J.K. Simmons) reveals his identity as a Queens, New York, high school student.

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SPIDER-MAN: NO WAY HOME – Review by Lauren Anderson

In No Way Home, Tom Holland’s Peter Parker finds himself in a world where everyone knows his name and believes he murdered Jake Gyllenhaal’s Mysterio. To try and right his wrongs and give the people he loves a second go at life, Peter connects with Doctor Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch) in the hopes of turning back time. In doing so, everyone Peter knows and loves will lose memory of who he is, but Peter’s willing to make that sacrifice. After a botched time-turning spell, there’s a glitch in the multiverse, setting us up for one of the most engaging Spider-Man movies to date.

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