Spiderman: Far From Home (Movie Review)

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Release Date: July 02, 2019

Genre: Action & Adventure

Cast: Tom Holland, Jake Gyllenhaal, Zendaya, Samuel L. Jackson, Cobie Smulders, Jacob Batalon

Summary (from Rotten Tomatoes):

Peter Parker returns in Spider-Man: Far From Home, the next chapter of the Spider-Man: Homecoming series! Our friendly neighborhood Super Hero decides to join his best friends Ned, MJ, and the rest of the gang on a European vacation. However, Peter’s plan to leave super heroics behind for a few weeks are quickly scrapped when he begrudgingly agrees to help Nick Fury uncover the mystery of several elemental creature attacks, creating havoc across the continent !

Review By Me

MCU’s 23rd film, Spiderman: Far From Home is out, and just like its predecessors is raking in big at the box office, which is no surprise lol.. I’m always happy and excited when any MCU movie is getting released. As I’ve stated before the MCU is this amazing shared universe focusing on these series of superhero films, and not only are they great as solo films, but when you have the characters together in a film, and the films are connected in ways you can’t imagine, its amazing. I love being invested in these movies, it’s not a bad thing, I’m just passionate about these movies. Spiderman: Far From Home takes place after Avengers: Endgame, and I hope everyone has seen Endgame, because in this film, Peter is dealing with the death of Tony Stark (yes death) , and of course he misses him a lot. I loveee Tom Holland as Peter Parker; I think he does an awesome job at portraying this character, with his charm and youth. Some of our favorite characters return: MJ, Ned, Happy, and Aunt May. There’s also new faces (wink wink) lol. Spiderman: Homecoming is a good movie and was a great way to introduce Spiderman into the MCU. But Far From Home is pmy favorite of the two and is a great sequel.  I really enjoyed seeing Peter being with his friends on this fun, romantic adventure in Europe. As usual Peter tries to keep the balance of being Peter Parker and Spiderman a secret, which sometimes isn’t easy lol. The visual effects in this movie are amazing, you feel like the visuals are right there. I loved Far From Home, it made me laugh, and is a fun, action packed, and surprising ride. The cast is amazing and gave great performances, plus I love Zendaya as MJ, being her morbid self lol. And woah as usual stay after the film for the mid-credit and post credit scene, you don’t want to miss it. Spiderman: Far From Home is a satisfying conclusion to the Infinity Saga, and I loved it. Wow, It’s been a fun, emotional, and exciting ride on this 23 film journey, here’s to Phase 4 and the films to come. Hey, If you’ve seen Far From Home, let me know what you think below ! If you havent seen it, I recommend you to. Thanks for reading !

*Rating: 5/5 *

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Dark Phoenix (Movie Review)

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Release Date: June 07, 2019

Genre: Action & Adventure

Cast: James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Sophie Turner, Nicholas Hoult

Summary (from Rotten Tomatoes):

In DARK PHOENIX, the X-MEN face their most formidable and powerful foe: one of their own, Jean Grey. During a rescue mission in space, Jean is nearly killed when she is hit by a mysterious cosmic force. Once she returns home, this force not only makes her infinitely more powerful, but far more unstable. Wrestling with this entity inside her, Jean unleashes her powers in ways she can neither comprehend nor contain. With Jean spiraling out of control, and hurting the ones she loves most, she begins to unravel the very fabric that holds the X-Men together. Now, with this family falling apart, they must find a way to unite — not only to save Jean’s soul, but to save our very planet from aliens who wish to weaponize this force and rule the galaxy.

Review By Me

Hi everyone, welcome back to Flamingo Lifestyle, today’s movie review is on Dark Phoenix; I’m a fan of the X-Men movie series, and while Jean Grey isn’t my favorite of the X-Men, she’s critical to the team. Alright let’s get into the review. While many of the characters we’ve seen in this film were in the previous X-Men films, there were a few new characters introduced in this film. The acting in Dark Phoenix was great (that’s one of the main aspects movie goers look at right ?); More specifically highlighting James McAvoy and Sophie Turner’s performances as a young Professor X and Jean Grey. I really like James McAvoy as Professor X, he embodies him so well; I understand his need to keep the peace between them and the humans, but I feel like they do not have to risk their lives to blend in or to fit in, but I’m all for them helping to save lives. In this film Jean Grey, after an incident in space, leaves her with a stronger power, it kind of makes her out to be the bad guy after becoming the Phoenix; But as Scott and Professor X kept mentioning, that  wasn’t the Jean they know, which they were right. Everyone did a great job portraying their characters and I always love when Peter (Quicksilver) moves fast, and we get to see his scenes in slow mo. (great scenes). This movie didn’t have a ton of action, but I didn’t think it was a big deal. And I do feel like this movie could have been handled a little better, as in the fluidity of the movie, but it was not terrible, as you may have read in many of the reviews. Although Dark Phoenix isn’t one of my favorites of the X-Men films, I still think all fans should check it out. What do you think of the film ? Have you seen it ? Let me know in the comments below. Thanks for reading !

Rating: 3/5

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Instagram Rewind- Avengers: Endgame Countdown

AVENGE 4A little over a month ago on April 26, 2019, the most anticipated, blockbuster movie of the year was released; Of course that movie I am talking about is Avengers: Endgame. You guys know how much I love the MCU and Marvel movies and on my Instagram page throughout the month of April, I’ve posted pics of my Marvel content to help countdown until the release of Avengers: Endgame and to also show my love for the MCU. The MCU is one of my favorite franchises; each of the movies tell a great story with these amazing characters, and the fact that the stories are connected, and are done so brilliantly makes it even more amazing. Here’s a rewind of last month in honor and celebration of MCU’s 22nd film Avengers: Endgame: I’ve included some of my MCU content from my Instagram page below. And also can we just give a shout out and acknowledge that Endgame is still out there breaking records at the box office !

I was excited when I had the idea of doing Marvel content throughout the month of April to celebrate the release of Avengers: Endgame; Cause as you can tell I loveee Marvel… And just in case you are wondering yes, there will be more Marvel posts and content 😉

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Avengers: Endgame (Movie Review)

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Release Date: April 26, 2019

Genre: Action & Adventure, Drama

Cast: Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Mark Ruffalo, Jeremy Renner

Summary (from Rotten Tomatoes):

The grave course of events set in motion by Thanos that wiped out half the universe and fractured the Avengers ranks compels the remaining Avengers to take one final stand in Marvel Studios’ grand conclusion to twenty-two films, “Avengers: Endgame.”

Review By Me

MCU’s 22nd film, Avengers: Endgame was released this past weekend and in less than a week, this film has made an estimated $1.2 billion at the worldwide box office for its opening and will continue to break records. At last Marvel fans, the most anticipated movie of the year is out, and is everything we could hope for. Just as Marvel fans and I have anticipated Infinity War, Endgame is no different. In Infinity War, the Avengers and their allies are trying to stop Thanos from collecting the Infinity Stones, which wasn’t successful; Thanos snapped away half the universe after getting the stones; In Endgame, the Avengers and their allies plan is to find Thanos, undo what he has done and defeat him….For me sitting in the movie theater waiting for the movie to start, had me feeling anxious, because you don’t know how the movie will come on; This movie had me on the edge of my seat — Not in a horror movie thriller type way, but in a way where you have this built up anticipation and you are excited yet anxious not knowing what will happen next. If you are Marvel fan, then you’ve become familiar with these characters, these heroes; they become apart of you, being emotionally invested in these movies and characters is an amazing thing. I also love that the cast has this great family bond on and off screen, which you can see throughout the movie; The acting is strong and every time you see them just reminds you why you fell in love with the characters, the actors, and the movies. Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, and Jeremy Renner, yes the original 6: The Avengers, gave some emotionally charged and funny performances; And with Endgame concluding the first three phases it’s no surprise. Plus what’s a MCU movie without a few funny scenes. MCU movies are also great on the action and special effects; I mean come on from Thanos himself to the great fight scenes, what’s not to enjoy watching. Avengers: Endgame is an epic, emotional, exciting and amazing experience. Over 10 years leading up to this, the fans got the movie we’ve been anticipating., including a few surprises (yes surprises). I cried several times during the film, I cheered, and laughed –This movie was definitely an emotional roller coaster. Endgame is a great conclusion to wrap up the first three phases of the MCU movies.. It does saddens me to see this concluding the first ten years of the MCU, but makes me happy and excited for the future movies that will be released. I loved Endgame, and it is one of my favorite movies in the MCU; So yes, three thousand times yes (did you catch the Endgame reference ? lol), I recommend you to see Avengers: Endgame — And if you are a Marvel fan, then I’m sure by now you’ve seen the movie, and if you have let me know what you think in the comments below; And if you haven’t seen it, then what are you waiting for lol ? As always thanks for reading !

* Rating: 5/5 *

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Avengers: Endgame Buzz !

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In what is the MOST anticipated movie of the year, Avengers: Endgame will be hitting theaters Thursday, and worldwide on Friday. I am obsessed and in love with this franchise. The Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) is this amazing shared universe focusing on these series of superhero films; The films are great in their own right  and the fact that they are connected, which is done so brilliantly, makes me more excited to see them. 2008’s Iron Man kicked off Phase One of this amazing universe and eleven years later, just 3 months after Avengers: Endgame, Spiderman: Far From Home will be released in July, which will wrap up Phase Three. Endgame is the film that all Marvel fans have been waiting for since last year’s blockbuster hit Avengers: Infinity War. Ever since after seeing Infinity War ( which I’ve seen more than 15 times btw– yes this movie is amazing), I’ve been counting down and anxiously waiting for movie trailers and movie posters for Endgame, that’s how real it is. Thanos achieved his goal and “snapped” some of our favorite heroes away along with half of the universe, let’s just say that this was unexpected and pretty darn crazy for Marvel fans , I did not think that would’ve happened. The ending is pretty unbelievable, especially  to see our heroes crumbling into dust (wow). Ten years in the making we have Endgame, the perfect ending to round out the first ten years. From seeing the trailers and Infinity War, I know that this movie will be exciting, action-packed, emotional — so many words to describe the anticipation around this movie. I read reviews (of course they were non spoiler) where Avengers: Endgame was described as Fantastic, Epic, a Satisfying Conclusion, Monumental — which I believe are all true. For Marvel Fans, Endgame would be the crème de la crème, the cherry on top of this long awaited ice cream sundae. Its amazing, and exciting to be invested into these films; I cannot wait to see Endgame on Saturday and you can bet that I will see this movie more than a few times; And to the Marvel fans we’ve earned this moment; this movie was made for us, so let’s celebrate this movie experience together; There will be laughter, crying, and cheering when we see Endgame, which is why this will be monumental and this movie no doubt will be another blockbuster hit; And to the Russo brothers, the incredible cast (who I loveee) and crew, the fans and I thank you for making this epic conclusion; and to Stan Lee thank you for giving us great comic book characters to be adapted into these amazing films, may you Rest In Peace ! Thanks for reading !

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Captain Marvel (Movie Review)

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Release Date: March 08, 2019

Genre: Action & Adventure

Cast: Brie Larson, Samuel L. Jackson, Ben Mendelsohn, Lashana Lynch, Jude Law

Summary (from Rotten Tomatoes):

The story follows Carol Danvers as she becomes one of the universe’s most powerful heroes when Earth is caught in the middle of a galactic war between two alien races. Set in the 1990s, Captain Marvel is an all-new adventure from a previously unseen period in the history of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Review By Me

Being one of the most anticipated movies of the year, MCU’s 21st film is out and is kicking butt at the box office. I was not familiar with this character until the mid-credit scene of last year’s Avengers: Infinity War. From that scene we can expect Captain Marvel to help the heroes of Infinity War defeat Thanos and hopefully restore earth’s population, so its only right we get a movie on her. Now let’s hop into my movie review on Captain Marvel. Of course this movie is suppose to take place in the 90s and with seeing an actual Blockbuster, references about 90s T.V. shows/movies, and the 90s music, the movie stayed true to that era. I also enjoyed the action scenes, especially those scenes that featured Captain Marvel fighting and using the energy blasts coming from her hands; I think she has some cool powers. Another thing I loved about the movie, was the relationship between Captain Marvel and Nick Fury, they’ve established a great dynamic relationship, which was nice to see develop. I also wanted to highlight the performances of Brie Larson, Samuel L. Jackson, Ben Mendelsohn, Jude Law, and Lashana Lynch; each gave great performances giving us memorable characters. I also enjoyed the visual effects; which did not look cheesy or bad, and the CGI was great; And lets not forget that the humor was well placed. I feel that every film in the MCU has some humor, which works. I honestly feel like the movie was well paced, some may argue that the beginning was slow and despite what you may have heard or read about this movie, I say that this film is a good addition to the MCU collection. Captain Marvel is a fun and exciting film that introduces us to this powerful heroine. I would definitely recommend this movie if you are a Marvel fan, and I say it is worth watching; I think Brie Larson is amazing as Captain Marvel and I think she did great in this movie; including the cast; So If you saw Captain Marvel, or plan on seeing it let me know what you think in the comments below !

Thanks for reading !

Rating: 4.5/5

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My Top 10 Most Anticipated Movies of 2019

We are in the second month of 2019 and each month that passes gets me closer to those movies I can’t wait to see. I compiled my Top Ten Most Anticipated Movies of this year, and even while typing this list I am getting excited !! I’m talking from Marvel movies to horror movies to action, those release dates cannot get here any sooner. Check out my list below:

10. Aladdin – May 24

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The live action adaption of the 1992 Disney film; A street rat frees a genie from a lamp, granting all of his wishes and transforming himself into a charming prince in order to marry a beautiful princess. But soon, an evil sorcerer becomes hell-bent on securing the lamp for his own sinister purposes. (from Rotten Tomatoes)

Starring: Will Smith, Naomi Scott, Mena Massoud, Marwan Kenzari

9. Captain Marvel- March 8

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The story follows Carol Danvers as she becomes one of the universe’s most powerful heroes when Earth is caught in the middle of a galactic war between two alien races. Set in the 1990s, Captain Marvel is an all-new adventure from a previously unseen period in the history of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. (from Rotten Tomatoes)

Starring: Brie Larson, Samuel L. Jackson, Jude Law, Djimon Hounsou

8. Joker – Oct. 4

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“Joker” centers around the iconic arch-nemesis and is an original, standalone story not seen before on the big screen. The exploration of Arthur Fleck (Joaquin Phoenix), a man disregarded by society, is not only a gritty character study, but also a broader cautionary tale. (from Rotten Tomatoes)

Starring: Joaquin Phoenix, Robert De Niro, Shea Whigham, Zazie Beetz

7. Godzilla: King Of The Monsters – May 31

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The new story follows the heroic efforts of the crypto-zoological agency Monarch as its members face off against a battery of god-sized monsters, including the mighty Godzilla, who collides with Mothra, Rodan, and his ultimate nemesis, the three-headed King Ghidorah. When these ancient super-species – thought to be mere myths – rise again, they all vie for supremacy, leaving humanity’s very existence hanging in the balance. (from Rotten Tomatoes)

Starring: Vera Farmiga, Ken Watanabe, Sally Hawkins, Millie Bobby Brown, Kyle Chandler

6. Us- March 22

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Haunted by an unexplainable and unresolved trauma from her past and compounded by a string of eerie coincidences, Adelaide feels her paranoia elevate to high-alert as she grows increasingly certain that something bad is going to befall her family. After spending a tense beach day with their friends, the Tylers (Emmy winner Elisabeth Moss, Tim Heidecker, Cali Sheldon, Noelle Sheldon), Adelaide and her family return to their vacation home. When darkness falls, the Wilsons discover the silhouette of four figures holding hands as they stand in the driveway. Us pits an endearing American family against a terrifying and uncanny opponent: doppelgängers of themselves. (from Rotten Tomatoes)

Starring: Lupita N’yongo, Winston Duke, Elisabeth Moss, Tim Heidecker, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II

5. Shazam! – April 5

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We all have a superhero inside us, it just takes a bit of magic to bring it out. In Billy Batson’s (Asher Angel) case, by shouting out one word–SHAZAM!–this streetwise 14-year-old foster kid can turn into the adult Super Hero Shazam (Zachary Levi), courtesy of an ancient wizard. Still a kid at heart–inside a ripped, godlike body–Shazam revels in this adult version of himself by doing what any teen would do with superpowers: have fun with them! Can he fly? Does he have X-ray vision? Can he shoot lightning out of his hands? Can he skip his social studies test? Shazam sets out to test the limits of his abilities with the joyful recklessness of a child. But he’ll need to master these powers quickly in order to fight the deadly forces of evil controlled by Dr. Thaddeus Sivana (Strong).

Starring: Zachary Levi, Asher Angel, Jack Dylan Grazer, Mark Strong

4. John Wick Chapter 3: Parabellum – May 17

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In this third installment of the adrenaline-fueled action franchise, super-assassin John Wick (Reeves) returns with a $14 million price tag on his head and an army of bounty-hunting killers on his trail. After killing a member of the shadowy international assassin’s guild, the High Table, John Wick is excommunicado, but the world’s most ruthless hit men and women await his every turn.

Starring: Keanu Reeves, Halle Berry, Laurence Fishburne, Ian McShane

3. IT: Chapter 2 – Sept 6

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Because every 27 years evil revisits the town of Derry, Maine, “IT CHAPTER TWO” brings the characters — who’ve long since gone their separate ways — back together as adults, nearly three decades after the events of the first film. (from Rotten Tomatoes)

Starring: Bill Skarsgard, Jessica Chastain, James McAvoy, Jay Ryan

2. Spider-Man: Far From Home – July 5

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Peter Parker returns in Spider-Man: Far From Home, the next chapter of the Spider-Man: Homecoming series! Our friendly neighborhood Super Hero decides to join his best friends Ned, MJ, and the rest of the gang on a European vacation. However, Peter’s plan to leave super heroics behind for a few weeks are quickly scrapped when he begrudgingly agrees to help Nick Fury uncover the mystery of several elemental creature attacks, creating havoc across the continent! (from Rotten Tomatoes)

Starring: Tom Holland, Zendaya, Jake Gyllenhaal, Samuel L. Jackson

1. Avengers: Endgame – April 26

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After the devastating events of Avengers: Infinity War (2018), the universe is in ruins. With the help of remaining allies, the Avengers assemble once more in order to undo Thanos’ actions and restore order to the universe. (from IMDB)

Starring: Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson

OMG I cannot wait for these release dates to come ! Of course Avengers: Endgame, is the movie I’m most excited for (so many emotions !); Are there any movies that you cannot wait to see this year ? Are they on this list ? Let me know which movies you are anticipating to see this year in the comments below !