Review: Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie

Like plenty of others around my age, I grew up reading Captain Underpants. In many ways, Captain Underpants was a book designed for ten-year-olds. It was fast-paced, interactive, and best of all, it had a whole lot of toilet humour.

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Review: Wonder Woman

The summer of superheroes continues with Wonder Woman! Despite DC Entertainment’s abysmal track record with last year’s Batman v. Superman and Suicide Squad, Wonder Woman has released to a fanfare of praise. People seem particularly pleased with our main heroine, a warrior who is as strong

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Review: Alien: Covenant

Ridley Scott’s Alien is a bona fide masterpiece. Released back in 1979, it was a harmonious marriage between sci-fi and horror. Along with Blade Runner in 1982, Scott essentially shaped contemporary sci-fi cinema. His depiction of the future was a bleak, claustrophobic dystopia. But

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Review: Gifted

There’s nothing worse than April at the movies. It’s too early for the summer blockbusters, and too late for the prestigious award winners. But in spite of the disappointing theatrical releases this past April, Gifted was a pleasant surprise. It’s not just

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Review: Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl

I’m sure cinephiles scoffed when Disney first announced Curse of the Black Pearl. A movie based on a theme park ride? How absurd! Yet the movie not only turned out to be a box office success, it became a modern classic. In

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Review: Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

Unlike most movies, it’s hard to organize Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 into a three-act structure. Even for the first installment, the story had five different main characters and gave each one a distinct character arc. With Vol. 2, the cast gets even

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Review: Beauty and the Beast

Beauty and the Beast truly is a tale as old as time. An insensitive man has his humanity restored by a smart yet beautiful woman; it doesn’t get any simpler than that. And while I haven’t watched the original Beauty and the

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