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Avengers: Endgame (2019) – reviewed by George

A fifteen-minute recap recalls “Avengers: Armageddon” and sets up the fight to defeat Thanos and restore all the folks who turned to dust in that picture, which was 50% of the population (plus 50 % of all life on earth … Continue reading

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Robert Downey Jr. is Sherlock Holmes in “Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows” – reviewed by George

This pits Holmes and Watson (Jude Law) against Professor Moriarty (Jared Harris), who is trying in 1891 to start a World War. The winner? Who cares! Moriarty just wants to be the one, the only one, selling bullets and bandages. … Continue reading

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Robert Downey Jr. is “Sherlock Holmes” (2009) – reviewed by George

This movie is very self-congratulatory, or at least its publicists, cast, and crew are. Phrases like “re-imagining” and “re-inventing Sherlock” are thrown around a lot, on the packaging for the dvd and in its Interviews. ¬†And if you’ve been following … Continue reading

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Avengers: Infinity War (2018) – reviewed by George

This is super-hero spectacle at its finest – and yet: there is way too much humor at the beginning, which slows down the thrust of the picture, and I only laughed once; when Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) said, “It’s … Continue reading

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Spiderman: Homecoming (2017) – reviewed by George

A demolition team led by Adrian Toombes (Michael Keaton) is working to clean up the part of New York messed up by aliens, when Anne Marie Hoag (Tyne Daly) shows up with a bunch of suits and stops the work. … Continue reading

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Captain America: Civil War (2016) – reviewed by George

1991: Bucky Barnes (still Sebastian Stan, though he looks very different) is screaming while a man shouts Russian words at him. The last two words, translated as “benign” and “nine”, complete the trance inducement, and Bucky shuts up; he has … Continue reading

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Marvel’s “The Avengers” (2012) – reviewed by George

Directed by Joss Whedon from his screenplay, which was based on a story by Zak Penn and Whedon, this is truly a blockbuster. Clearly an action movie but with touches of humor, sadness, and eventually triumph tempered with what has … Continue reading

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