After August’s Suicide Squad, the next installment on DC’s road to Justice League is the Wonder Woman solo film. The first trailer for the film was unveiled at Comic Con. The second full trailer is out now, along with three gorgeous posters. “Gorgeous” is really the best word to describe WW so far. It looks stunning. However, every time I hear dialogue, I wince. Geoff Johns didn’t get hired to start righting the disastrous rollout of the DCEU until after Wonder Woman was done, so his influence isn’t going to be felt until Justice League. Question is: by the time we get there, is anyone going to care when Marvel is throwing no-hitter after no-hitter? Starring Gal Gadot, Robin Wright, Chris Pine, and David Thewlis, Wonder Woman is scheduled to open June 2, 2017.
Fourteen films in, the Marvel Cinematic Universe introduces The Sorcerer Supreme of Earth: Doctor Stephen Strange. It’s getting harder and harder to find new ways to praise Marvel’s interwoven film tapestry of wonder or Disney’s success in 2016, but I have a large vocabulary. Fortunate, that, because this is another home run. My policy is spoiler-free Marvel reviews, so I’m not going to give away plot details, and if you don’t want to know anything more than if the film is up to snuff: rest easy. Doctor Strange introduces an entire new dimension to an ever-expanding, ever-diversifying film universe of unforgettable characters. It’s powerful cast, deft direction, clever script, and MIND ALTERING visuals make this one of the strongest comic book origin movies of all-time. Continue reading Movie Review: Doctor Strange (2016) *Magic Comes to the MCU!!!*