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The Best Film Adaptations of Charles Dickens’ A CHRISTMAS CAROL

By Nick Maylor  So far this December, Alan, Craig, Melissa, and John have all listed their favourite/must-see Christmas/Holiday films. Alan and I also threw a spotlight on television specials we hold dear. When I was asked to do a list of my top 5 Christmas movies, I found myself at the inescapable truth that at…

Nick’s Christmas Cartoon Classics (Television)

By Nick Maylor Following in Alan’s footsteps, I’ve decided to take a brief break from film to explore the world of television at Christmas.  While I do not have any film bias towards specific subgenres, when it comes to television, I have a certain wheelhouse I generally stay in… I love cartoons.  Animated sitcoms have…

Review: SPIDER-MAN: INTO THE SPIDER-VERSE (***1/2)

By Nick Maylor Much like The Lego Batman Movie (2017), Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse  is an animated superhero feature that is packed with laughs and will no doubt be warmly received by the kids. It is also reminiscent of The Lego Batman Movie in that the entire thing serves as an irreverent love-letter to the titular character(s), their history, and…

Review: MOWGLI: LEGEND OF THE JUNGLE (**1/2)

By Nick Maylor It has long been my contention that Andy Serkis is one of the greatest living actors. His performances as Caesar in the rebooted The Planet of the Apes series (2011-2017) is every bit as good as Daniel Day-Lewis’ role in Lincoln (2012) and should have earned Serkis at least two Oscar nominations. It’s no…

Blu-Ray Review: BLACK PANTHER (****)

By Nick Maylor Yesterday, Black Panther became the first superhero movie nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Picture (Drama). Disney and Marvel are pushing hard for a Best Picture Oscar nomination for the film and their chances have just improved significantly. Black Panther is one of the best films I have seen this…

Avengers 4 Titled “AVENGERS: ENDGAME”. Teaser Trailer Released

By Nick Maylor The long-awaiting first look at the fourth Avengers film Avengers: Endgame was released this morning and gave us a sense of where the film picks up after the events of Avengers: Infinity War. The surviving Avengers have regrouped at their base in upstate New York. Tony Stark is adrift in space with “no hope of…

CAPTAIN MARVEL (2019) Trailer Reaction

By Nick Maylor While Marvel Studios has been incredibly secretive about when they will drop the first teaser for the yet untitled fourth Avengers film, we just got served a piping-hot dish of superhero sauce with this action-packed look at Captain Marvel (2019) In the trailer, we see Carol Danvers’ flashbacks to her life on Earth along with a…