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What does Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 need to do to keep the franchise fresh?

Posted by Nick Spake on July 24, 2016 at 3:05 PM Comments comments (0)

"Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2" is naturally one of the most anticipated releases of 2017. The only problem is that the first film banked on the fact that it caught people off guard with its eccentric characters, lively universe, and powerful family dynamic. Now that these characters are all pop culture icons, is it even possible for "Vol. 2" to keep this franchise fresh?

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Top 10 Movies of 2016...So Far

Posted by Nick Spake on July 3, 2016 at 6:15 PM Comments comments (0)

Believe it or not, 2016 is already almost halfway over. Now’s the perfect time to look back at some of the best movies of the year thus far. Here are my personal top ten picks:

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Why We Should Give Ghostbusters a Chance

Posted by Nick Spake on May 27, 2016 at 5:30 PM Comments comments (0)

Since Feig has proven that he can do little wrong, we should at least give this new "Ghostbusters" a chance. Yet, various fans are reluctant to even consider the possibility that it might be good, refusing to see the film under any circumstances. Read more at Flickreel:

Alexandra Shipp X-Men: Apocalypse Interview

Posted by Nick Spake on May 22, 2016 at 12:30 AM Comments comments (0)

Flickreel recently had the pleasure of speaking with Alexandra Shipp, who stars as a young Storm in "X-Men: Apocalypse." The 24-year-old actress told us all about playing an iconic superhero, why Storm is a force to be reckoned with, her life growing up in Arizona, and what the future holds for her…

Should Warner Bros. Kick Zack Snyder off Justice League?

Posted by Nick Spake on May 22, 2016 at 12:25 AM Comments comments (0)

Since Snyder has let us down time and time again, should Warner Bros. just kick him off "Justice League?" Read more at Flickreel:

What the DC Extended Universe Can Learn from the Arrowverse

Posted by Nick Spake on April 13, 2016 at 3:50 PM Comments comments (0)

Felicity Smoak > All of the other characters in the Arrowverse >>> All of the characters in the DC Extended Universe

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Exclusive Interview with Jason Carney, Director of the Phoenix Film Festival

Posted by Nick Spake on April 9, 2016 at 10:20 PM Comments comments (0)

My talk with Jason Carney, Director of the Phoenix Film Festival: Read more at Flickreel:


Is Nia Vardalos a One-Hit Wonder?

Posted by Nick Spake on March 29, 2016 at 2:20 PM Comments comments (0)

Does "My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2" solidify Nia Vardalos' status as a one-hit wonder? Read more at Flickreel:

Five Movies to See Over Easter

Posted by Nick Spake on March 26, 2016 at 12:15 AM Comments comments (0)

It’s safe to say that almost every moviegoer on the planet will be seeing ‪"‎Batman v Superman: Dawn o fJustice‬" over the weekend. But there are five much better movies to check out on ‪Easter‬! Read more at Flickreel:

Could Tom Holland be the Ultimate Spider-Man?

Posted by Nick Spake on March 23, 2016 at 1:20 PM Comments comments (0)

Between Maguire’s wide-eyed Spidey and Garfield’s witty Spidey, there’s a fully realized depiction of the character waiting to emerge. If Holland can encompass the best elements of these actors while also making the role his own, we could finally have the ultimate Spider-Man. Read more at Flickreel: