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NO SPOILERS: Endgame review

David Eckstein April 27, 2019

Marvel Studios have come a long way over the years, haven’t they? They’ve taken heroes and villains from the pages of Marvel Comics and created some unforgettable characters. In many ways, the Marvel...

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“Hellboy”: A movie in a hell of it’s own

David Eckstein April 15, 2019

Based on the Dark Horse comic series by Mike Mignola, Hellboy is a character who battles monsters and supernatural forces for the B.P.R.D. (Bureau for Paranormal Research and Defense). The comic series...

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What we got from the latest “Avengers: Endgame” trailer

David Eckstein April 4, 2019

It’s finally that time of year. April has set in on us and “Avengers: Endgame” is right around the corner. The latest teaser manages to show so much while also remaining vague enough to elevate fans...

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Nothing’s more frightening than facing a mirror

David Eckstein March 28, 2019

Paving his way into the horror genre with the gigantic hit that was “Get Out,” Jordan Peele is back and at it again with his latest horror flick, “Us.” The film centers on a mother (Lupita Nyong’o)...

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DC goes “big” with its latest hit

David Eckstein March 26, 2019

From one horror director (James Wan) scoring big with Aquaman comes another horror director (David F. Sandberg) scoring big with DC’s latest entry, Shazam: a film about a superhero who figuratively...

The Guardians of the Galaxy. Courtesy Marvel Studios.

James Gunn reinstated as director for “Guardians 3”

David Eckstein March 17, 2019

Guardians fans rejoice! It has just been reported that James Gunn has been reinstated as director of "Guardians of the Galaxy 3" after Disney fired him eight months ago. This comes as a surprise, as Disney...

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“How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World”: The perfect ending to a phenomenal trilogy

David Eckstein February 25, 2019

The time has come to bid farewell to one of Dreamworks’ most critically acclaimed film series. The third and final movie of the trilogy, “How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World,” stands up well...

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“Alita: Battle Angel” review: Fans of the manga rejoice

David Eckstein February 18, 2019

Directed by Robert Rodriquez (Sin City) and produced by James Cameron (Terminator, Aliens, Avatar), its Alita:Battle Angel. This new film, based on the Japanese cyberpunk manga series written in the 1990s,...

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Batman: No More

David Eckstein February 4, 2019

DC fans who adore the dark knight are going to be split over a new bit of controversial news. It has just been revealed that Matt Reeves “The Batman” has an official release date of June 25th,...

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“Glass”: Unbreakable premise, Split ending

David Eckstein January 19, 2019

It took nineteen years and a surprise sequel, but we finally have a conclusion to M. Night Shyamalan's "Unbreakable"--the psychological thriller that gained a following over the years with many people...

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“Replicas” review: If you want more Keanu Reeves, wait till “John Wick 3”

David Eckstein January 13, 2019

The movie season of 2019 started off with "Replicas," a film that, despite having an intriguing premise, could not avoid the fall into old and tired science fiction tropes. The film centers on Keanu...

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Aquaman: The hero who could be king

David Eckstein December 23, 2018

With all the DC characters that are getting solo movies, it was only a matter of time before they gave one to one of their most exotic heroes, Aquaman. The Atlantean's story starts with Arthur...

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Into the Spider-Verse: With great power comes a phenomenal film

David Eckstein December 17, 2018

Seeing how Marvel is doing phenomenally well with one Spider-Man, it only makes sense to make a film with a whole bunch of Spider people. "Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse" follows the classic...

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Netflix cancels Marvel’s “Daredevil”

David Eckstein December 4, 2018

The list just keeps piling up for canceled Marvel shows. Netflix has recently ended arguably one of its most acclaimed series, "Daredevil," after just three seasons. People such as myself are outraged...

Spinnakers top 10 movies for holiday cheer

Spinnaker’s top 10 movies for holiday cheer

David Eckstein December 2, 2018

Our favorite time of year has arrived—holiday season, cooling our cheeks and warming our hearts. What better way to deck the halls than by watching holiday classics with our friends and loved ones. To...

Stephen Hillenburg, creator of Spongebob Squarepants. Photo courtesy of AP.

Remembering Stephen Hillenburg, creator of Spongebob Squarepants

David Eckstein November 28, 2018

Spongebob Squarepants creator Stephen Hillenburg tragically died last Monday due to complications from ALS. This news has come as a shock to millions of fans, including myself, who have grown up watching...

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Return to Hogwarts in “Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald”

David Eckstein November 20, 2018

It’s time to return to the the world of magic with "Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald." At the outset,  the main villain Grindelwald (Johnny Depp)--who Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne)...

Stan Lee has died this past Monday, aged 95. Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.

EXCELSIOR!: How Stan Lee revolutionized entertainment

David Eckstein November 13, 2018

Stan Lee, the creator of Marvel comics, passed away Monday. This news comes as a shock to millions of people all over the world. Through his characters, so many of which leapt off the comic panels and...

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“Overlord” is tons of fun for everyone

David Eckstein November 12, 2018

From director Julius Avery (Son of a Gun) and producer J.J. Abrams (Super 8, Star Trek, and Star Wars: The Force Awakens) comes "Overlord," a WWII film about American paratroopers who are tasked with...

Marvels Luke Cage has been cancelled by Netflix after two successful seasons. Photo courtesy of Marvel.

Netflix cancels Marvel’s “Luke Cage”

David Eckstein October 22, 2018

In a stunning series of recent events, Netflix has canceled one of its biggest hits, “Luke Cage,” after only two seasons. It’s probably no coincidence that this show has ended, given that Netflix...

Marvels Iron Fist has been cancelled after only two seasons. Image courtesy of Netflix.

Netflix cancels Marvel’s “Iron Fist” after two seasons

David Eckstein October 18, 2018

In a shocking move, Marvel Netflix has announced that the super-hero drama "Iron Fist" has been cancelled after just two seasons. People since then have wondered what led to this decision. If you’ve...

James Gunn has been brought on for Suicide Squad 2. Image Courtesy theplaylist.net

James Gunn: From Guarding Marvel’s Galaxy to joining DC’s Squad

David Eckstein October 15, 2018

Big news has hit the comic book cinematic multiverse--James Gunn is in talks to write, and possibly direct, the upcoming DC sequel, “Suicide Squad 2.” The former director of the Guardians of the Galaxy...

Henry Cavill as Superman. Courtesy Warner Bros.

Warner Bros. vs. Itself: Superman to hang up the cape amid studio shakeup?

David Eckstein September 18, 2018

The news continues to pour in on the negative side of the ledger for Warner Bros. DC Extended Universe. Henry Cavill has reportedly hung up his cape. The news that he has appeared as the DCEU’s titular...

The Guardians of the Galaxy. Courtesy Marvel Studios.

OPINION: James Gunn and the future of Marvel Studios

David Eckstein August 31, 2018

Recently, Marvel Studios issued a release that it is putting Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.3 on hold. The studio temporarily dismissed the cast and crew members, who had assembled for pre-production in Los...

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