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 FIRST LADY – Review by Susan Granger

I had such high hopes for Showtime’s 10-episode series, The First Lady, But, created by Aaron Cooley with Cathy Schulman as showrunner and stiffly directed by Suzanne Bier, the interlocking narratives, utilizing archival footage, are oddly structured, profiling First Ladies Betty Ford, Michelle Obama and Eleanor Roosevelt – before, during and after their East Wing experience.

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FRENCH EXIT – Review by Susan Granger

Michelle Pfeiffer’s icy, incandescent performance garnered her a Golden Globe nomination, even though Azazel Jacobs’ film leaves much to be desired. Pfeiffer plays elegant, entitled Frances Price, a once-wealthy Manhattan widow who has fecklessly blown through her late husband Frank’s fortune.

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FRENCH EXIT – Review by April Neale

Michelle Pfeiffer seems to have nine lives in French Exit. She is also a poster child for the wealthy WASP mavens of the last century who never ate, rarely emoted, smoked and drank heavily and were perfectly turned out at every waking moment. Women named Babe, Alva, Muffy and Cornelia.

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FRENCH EXIT – Review by Martha K Baker

There are some who think that Valerie Mahaffey ritzes up the joint, that she adds quirk and zest and uniqueitude. The character actress does just that to French Exit although the film is already a bit quirky and different, so Mahaffey fits right in with Michelle Pfeiffer and Lucas Hedges.

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MALEFICENT: MISTRESS OF EVIL – Review by Brandy McDonnell

But “Maleficent: Mistress of Evil” is at its best when it lets its two powerhouse leading ladies – Jolie, who is a force of nature as the misunderstood Maleficent, and Pfeiffer, who chews the fantastical scenery with villainous glee – dominate the fairy story.

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