Review: ANT-MAN AND THE WASP

Paul Rudd, Michael Peña and fellow cast Take Flight in “Ant-Man and the Wasp”

 

By Liz Lopez

Rating: A     

Director Peyton Reed and writer/actor Paul Rudd return with “Ant-Man and the Wasp” for fans who anxiously await to see what has happened with Scott Lang/Ant Man since his last appearances in “Ant Man” (2015) and subsequently with “Captain America: Civil War” (2016). For anyone who has seen “Ant-Man,” he is a different kind of hero from Thor, Captain America, Iron Man, Spider-Man and Black Panther, but nonetheless he is a Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) hero with a different sense of humor. Rudd’s charm, charisma and comedic talent are a strong appeal and perhaps the fact that he is different (a fun superhero and father) is what may bring more of his movie fans over to view this Marvel Studios franchise.   Read more »

Review: SORRY TO BOTHER YOU

By Mark Saldana

Rating: 4 (Out of 4 Stars)

Filmmakers Spike Jonze, Charlie Kaufman and Michel Gondry have definitely made their indelible marks in absurd, surreal fantasy, but now, with his amazing feature film debut, Boots Riley can proudly join this list of contemporary mad geniuses.  Sorry to Bother You is a bizarre and hilarious comedy that is sure to make Riley’s predecessors proud, and will definitely please fans of these types of films.  Riley’s wild and insane movie has some intelligent social messages amidst the craziness.  It is a movie that had me laughing heartily and plentily and one that is sure to receive nominations for its creative writing.  So far, I consider it the best comedy I have seen this year. Read more »

Review: ANT-MAN AND THE WASP

By Mark Saldana

Rating: 3.5 (Out of 4 Stars)

Paul Rudd returns for another thrilling and wild adventure as the size-changing superhero Ant-Man, but this time shares some action sequences with Evangeline Lilly as The Wasp.  Director Peyton Reed also returns and takes his sequel to greater levels of storytelling and filmmaking.  Though the previous film may have funnier comedy, the sequel takes the central theme of family to more poignant and personal places.  And though the stakes are smaller, when compared to previous Marvel outings such as Captain America: Civil War and Avengers: Infinity War, these smaller scaled stakes are still important and impactful to the development and growth of its characters.  Ant-Man and The Wasp might seem like a fun, low-stakes superhero romp on the surface, but it proves itself just as important to the MCU as any other massive installment. Read more »

Review: SORRY TO BOTHER YOU

“Sorry to Bother You” Blends Genres and Features a Unique and Humorous Script

 

By Liz Lopez

Rating: B+

Boots Riley makes his theatrical directorial debut with “Sorry to Bother You,” based on the script he wrote, as well as songs featured in the film. Riley’s “Sorry to Bother You” has taken the sci-fi, fantasy and comedy genres to another level – very unique and humorous – meanwhile showing the viewer the status of race, labor and capitalism in an alternate version of Oakland California. Read more »

Review: ANT-MAN AND THE WASP

By Renee’ C.

Rating: 4.5 (Out of 5 Reels)

As Scott Lang (Paul Rudd) balances being both a Super Hero and a father, Hope van Dyne (Evangeline Lilly) and Dr. Hank Pym (Michael Douglas) present an urgent new mission that finds the Ant-Man fighting alongside The Wasp to uncover secrets from their past (IMDB).

This film is extremely well written and acted because not only is the plotline solid and well thought out but the returning actors are as funny as in the first film. Luis (Michael Pena) steals the show at times during this film because of his quirky overly verbose interactions with everyone. Read more »