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‘Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker’ Review: The Rise of Retcon

The Rise of Retcon A Film Review of Star Wars Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker The legacy of the Star Wars sequel trilogy is a cautionary tale of what results from the film production of a beloved intellectual property when not enough hard work, tough choices and legitimate time are put into planning such …

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Will Death Stranding Be Any Good?

(Editor’s note: The following is an opinion piece regarding commentary on the reviews for the “Death Stranding” video game. Lawrence Napoli reviews movies for us and at times handles video game-related content.) Understanding Death Stranding’s Metacritic Scores Ever since Death Stranding was announced at E3 back in 2016, gamers have been intrigued and excited at …

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OP-ED: A Response To Marvel Bashing Comments By Francis Ford Coppola and Martin Scorsese

(Editor’s note: The following is a response to recent comments made by Francis Ford Coppola and Martin Scorsese regarding Marvel movies. Lawrence reviews movies for Cosmic Book News and is a film school graduate. The opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect the official opinions of Cosmic Book News.) Marvel vs. Curmudgeons Is it Wabbit Season …

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The Academy’s Desperate Ploy: Best Popcorn Film of the Year

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, in the year 2018, have finally come to an epiphany several years if not decades in the making: the annual telecast of The Academy Awards, a product whose broadcast rights are controlled by ABC until 2028 and accounts for about 80% of the academy’s revenue, sucks. I …

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Metal Gear Movie: Goals, Hopes, Fears and Realities

The Metal Gear Movie Project: Goals, Hopes, Fears and Realities (Editor’s note: the art found in the article is concept art Jordan Vogt-Roberts commisioned; find more art and follow Jordan Vogt-Roberts on Twitter)   Jordan Vogt-Roberts, director of several TV shows, indie films and a little project known as Kong: Skull Island (2017) is currently …

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Mission: Impossible – Fallout Review

Respect for What It Is A Film Review of Mission: Impossible – Fallout   There’s something to be said of a film production that knows exactly what it is without trying to shoehorn half measures of nuanced complexity that only succeed in distracting from the good rather than building upon it.  The professional collaboration among …

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Opinion: James Gunn, Branding and What it Takes to Make it in Hollywood

(Editor’s note: The Following is an opinion article about the James Gunn situation by our movie reviewer, Lawrence Napoli) James Gunn, Branding and What it Takes to Make it in Hollywood James Gunn has been banished from the MCU by Walt Disney Studios chairman Alan Horn. The formerly celebrated director of The Guardians of the …

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Cyberpunk 2077 E3 Thoughts & Concerns

E3 2018 Quick Asides: Cyberpunk 2077 FPS Concerns   Cyberpunk 2077 was announced with a gorgeous teaser trailer back in 2013 by Polish software developer CD Projekt RED that would be based off of the tabletop RPG, Cyberpunk 2020, created by Mike Pondsmith in 1988.  This production set the gaming community on fire with anticipation …

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