Category Archives: 7 Pieces Of

“Men in Black International” channels the fun of the first film

“Mind the gap.” Story: After years of trying to find MiB, brand-spanking new Agent M (Tessa Thompson) is eager to make an initial for herself. So she teams up with MiB legend, Agent H (Chris Hemsworth) to protect a member … Continue reading

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“Godzilla” King of the Monsters”: a passable but messy second outing

“May God have mercy on us all.” Story: After the destruction of 2014’s Godzilla , a group of folks get together to try to stop more Kaiju Titans from awakening and wreaking havoc. (Does that read like a lazy effort? … Continue reading

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“Pokémon: Detective Pikachu”

“Me? I don’t wear underwear. I’m not modest.” Story: Twenty-something Tim is told his estranged father Harry died under mysterious circumstances. When he heads to Ryme City, a place where Pokémon and humans live in harmony, Tim is told his … Continue reading

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“Long Shot” shoots and scores

“THIS IS THE NEWS!” Story: Fred Flarsky wants to be a stick-it-to-the-man journalist. But when his indie paper gets bought out by the big boys, he quits…just in time to run into his former babysitter, Charlotte Field. Secretary of State … Continue reading

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The MCU and DCEU could learn from “Fast Color”

“Hi, Mom.” Story: It hasn’t rained for eight years, making water the world’s most prized resource. In this dried-out landscape, Ruth has been on the run and battling addiction, but decides to head home when the world becomes too much … Continue reading

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“Shazam!” flies high

“I’m a foster mom – what’s your superpower?” Story: Billy Batson only wants one thing in this world; to be reunited with the mother he was separated from during a busy carnival when he was a toddler. But Billy’s gonna … Continue reading

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“Us” is a wild ride that shows Jordan Peele has more stories worth telling

“Stick with me and I’ll keep you safe. Okay?” Story: Adelaide Wilson does not like the beach in Santa Cruz. Why would she, when a terrifying event happened to her back in ’86? But now she’s grown with kids of … Continue reading

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