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Tenet Movie Review And Trailer

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Did you watch Tenet yet? Christopher Nolan films often leave viewers in a heightened, almost confounded state of mind. Was our mind blown because of the next level complexities and meticulous construction or is Tenet a self-inflated mess of a film?

Is this how I want to feel after seeing a big tentpole summer blockbuster? For most, the answer is a resounding yes, along with the sense of having experienced something exceptional.

“Momento”, “The Dark Knight”, and “Inception” are regarded classics which reward with each repeat viewing. I love a movie I can dissect and debate as opposed to a disposable one.

So what’s the verdict on Tenet?


Nolan campaigned to be the savior of theaters from the dreaded scourge of COVID-19. While no doubt a noble cause, it appears to have been a futile one.

One could say it was a bit bull-headed of Nolan to attempt to force people into theaters against their will. I for one was NOT willing to risk my life to view this film, no matter how bad I desired to.

(I was fortunate enough to find a drive-in to fulfill my celluloid needs). Even the initial trailer for Tenet was only available to those who braved the pandemic to see it.

Why would Warner Bros make such risky moves with a 200 million dollar investment? Their faith seemed hedged on hopes the visionary could indeed fulfill his own prophecy. And who could blame them?

The pandemic’s uncharted territory has already cost studios millions of dollars. Urgency motivated by desperation is the current gauge for film distribution. Is it worth the gamble? Without spoilers, we’ll explore what makes Tenet…tick.

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John David Washington plays “The Protagonist”, a nameless mercenary who guides us through this mind-bending maze. Along the way, we’re introduced to the concept of “inversion” which is as complicated as it sounds.

The official WB synopsis reads like something out of a pulp sci-fi novel with talk of international espionage and missions beyond our current scope of comprehension.

But this ain’t your daddy’s time travel. Stay with me here. Inversion is the concept that time can run backward. Most of the spectacular action pieces utilize this to mesmerizing effect.

I can safely say you’ve never seen this before. Visuals are gorgeous, elevating the generic bond-ian espionage plot.

For Nolan, the setup is nowhere near as important as the payoff. And payoff it does. That is if you can keep up with the rapid-fire discussions which populate the script.

The sheer complexity might be better suited for those carrying physics degrees. Let’s face it he isn’t a filmmaker for the attention impaired.

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That said there is a marked difference in his pacing. We barrel right out the gate with relentless action, never giving you a moment to catch your breath.

The spectacle is why Tenet exists to be the immersive summer theater experience. All the elements are in play: amazing cast, stunning practical stunts and visuals, a pulsing score from composer Ludwig Goransson and Nolan!

Personal moments of outright confusion couldn’t break my gaze from the glorious screen. I didn’t dare look away and miss any magic. When it comes to “popcorn flicks”, this is close as it gets with an auteur like Nolan.

Slick enough to please the senses but cerebral enough to provide narrative weight. You may not grasp its meaning, but damn it’s fun.

Unfortunately, COVID is preventing many from partaking in a wonderful experience. I under no circumstances advocate risking life and limb to see this.

Safety during this pandemic is of the utmost concern. However, if you happen to safely find a way its absolutely worth the price of admission.

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Our 7 Most Anticipated Movies of 2021

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2021 feels like a breath of fresh air, compared to 2020. Vaccines have started rolling out around the world—meaning there is an end in sight to the pandemic—and a lot of the highly-anticipated films we didn’t watch in 2020 will come out this year.

You could be seeking blockbusters—this year will have numerous tentpoles—or indie films—Netflix alone has guaranteed to release a new movie every week this year. So, it’s a major year for cinephiles.

Here are some of the movies that should be on your watch list for the year. Let’s keep our masks on and hope that the cinematic road ahead is bright.

No Time To Die

The latest Bond film is also the last to feature Daniel Craig (unless he gets an offer he can’t refuse). It has received multiple delays, directors have changed, and cast members have been injured while filming. However, No Time To Die will finally hit theaters this year, though rumors have started circulating that it will get a further release from April 2nd to sometime in the fall.

The movie’s plot focuses on Bond searching for a kidnapped scientist. During his search, he encounters a mysterious villain wielding some dangerous new tech.

Coming 2 America

Eddie Murphy’s career is back on an upward trajectory, thanks in large part to the success of Dolemite Is My Name. So, we are naturally interested in Murphy’s next project, which happens to be a sequel to his most-loved film: Coming to America.

In the first film, Murphy plays Prince Akeem, an African prince who heads to the US in search of his future wife. The film packs everything we love about Eddie Murphy movies: a romantic arc, tons of humor, and Murphy playing multiple characters. If Coming 2 America is even half as good as the first one, it’s certain to be a success.

A Quiet Place Part II

2018’s A Quiet Place was a smash hit, so it’s no surprise that a sequel is on the way. Initially meant to come out in March 2020, it’s now been scheduled for April 2021.

The sequel follows the Abbott family as they adapt to a new life without the father. They are forced to venture beyond their home and look for people who can help them survive the monsters they faced in the first film. However, they soon learn that the monsters aren’t the only threat they should fear.


F9 is the ninth installment in the Fast & Furious franchise. Here, Dominic Toretto and his crew face the most skilled driver and assassin they have encountered to date: Dom’s brother, Jakob. Jakob has teamed up with Cipher, who was the main baddie in The Fate of the Furious.

The Fast & Furious franchise has never been one for subtleness. Judging by the bonkers trailer, the latest entry is going to be more ludicrous and action-packed than ever.


Dune is one of the most celebrated science fiction novels of all time. So, it makes sense that the upcoming movie adaptation is one of the most anticipated movies of the past few years. Alongside the popularity of the novel, the film has a revered director in Denis Villeneuve, and it boasts a stellar cast with everyone from Jason Momoa to Josh Brolin. Expectations are sky-high for Dune, and after Blade Runner 2049, we know the director can make something special.
Dune will come out on October 1st.

Mission: Impossible 7

The Mission: Impossible films aren’t just among the most popular and highest-grossing action films; they are also among the best-made. With each sequel, the movies get progressively better, with better action, higher stakes, and an ever-increasing bond with Ethan Hunt and his team.

The studio hasn’t released any details of the plot, but there’s little doubt it will be as bombastic as the rest. Here’s hoping it actually releases on its scheduled date, on November 19th.

The Matrix 4

What a time to be Keanu Reeves. His career stalled in the late 2000s, but then John Wick came out and his action-star status returned. The first three films have all been hits with both critics and audiences, to the extent that two more sequels are being produced. And that’s not all; Keanu Reeves has also returned to his most popular franchise: The Matrix.

We don’t know much about this latest entry, especially since Reeves’ character Neo died at the end. However, it’s sure to be an interesting movie for fans of the original trilogy.

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Michael B. Jordan Will Produce Static Shock Movie Based On The DC Comics Character




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Michael B. Jordan is heading back into the comic universe and according to an exclusive report by The Hollywood Reporter the actor will be producing Warner Bros. and DC Comic’s film Static Shock which is based on the DC and Milestone Comics character Static.

The star, who starred as Johnny Storm/Human Torch in 2015’s Fantastic Four, will join filmmaker Reginald Hudlin on the project.

“I’m proud to be a part of building a new universe centered around black superheroes; our community deserves that,” Jordan told THR. “I’m proud to be a part of building a new universe centered around Black superheroes; our community deserves that.”

Static otherwise known as Virgil Hawkins, was created in the 1990s by Milestone Media and DC Comic. The character is a teenager turned superhero with electromagnetic powers.

A “Static Shock” animated series aired on Kids’ WB in the early 2000s and was one of the few superhero series starring a Black character.

Michael B. Jordan shared the news on his Instagram and Twitter about the film featuring the Static comic book cover and captioned the picture with a lightning bolt and winky-face emoji.

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According to People Magazine, the project was first floated during the DC FanDome event in August.

Phil LaMarr, the original voice of Static, revealed how important it was to promote a character like Static, Entertainment Weekly reported.

“Virgil is what I always wanted as a comic book kid growing up: Black Spider-Man. A good story can make you live it, feel it, and when it does, it resonates on a whole other level,” he explained.

LaMarr added, “It touched on archetypes as a comic fan that I loved, but also touched on my life as a Black man in the real world.”

Jordan isn’t new to the world of animation, early last year he shared that he was a Nime fan and was the voice of the character for Gen Lock.

“Way too excited to show you guys the final trailer for #genLock all my real followers/fans know how much I’m an Anime fan and this show fulfilled one of my life-long dreams of voicing a character on an animated show. Jan 26th it’s going to get crazy on @roosterteeth”

It will be interesting to see what Michael has in store with Static Shock. Read more details about the announcement here.

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Best Halloween Movies To Watch Year Round





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For those who celebrate Halloween year-round, there is still something special about that last chilly night in October. It’s the time of year when all things spooky are celebrated.

Many horror fans find themselves feeling nostalgic for the horror movies they enjoyed as children during this time of year. Others, meanwhile, want to push themselves further with new depths of terror.

Especially this year, with the COVID-19 pandemic changing the way we interact with each other and celebrate both indoor and outdoor activities.

However, no matter what your horror style is, you should find an old favorite or a new adventure on this list. Here are our top picks for the scariest, creepiest Halloween movies to watch year-round.

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Best Halloween Movies To Watch Year Round

Nothing quite captures the campy horror romp like Stephen Spielberg’s 1982 classic, Poltergeist. It sets itself apart by striking that perfect balance between comedy and horror. This film drips with nostalgia of horror days gone by, making it a perfect Halloween movie night selection.

The story focuses on a suburban family who soon discovers that their new home has been invaded by a malicious spirit. Then, when their little daughter vanishes, everything goes to hell.

The movie isn’t just popular for its campy scares. It also has one of the most iconic lines in horror: “They’re here!”

The Exorcist

Scariest Halloween Movies To Watch Year Round

For those looking for more of a scare, The Exorcist is a horror genre rite of passage. Go for the director’s cut if you’re truly dedicated to getting the best experience.

This film’s deft use of practical effects, and its fairly faithful adherence to the William Peter Blatty novel by the same name, are just some of the reasons The Exorcist has withstood the test of time as a genre icon.

Loosely based on real events, the movie is about a young girl who starts talking in tongues and levitating. A local priest believes she could be possessed by the devil, and he tries to perform an exorcism.

The Witch

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When a Puritan family in 17th century New England is banished, they set up a farm at the edge of a massive, imposing forest. When their newborn son vanishes and their crops fail, all the family members start to turn on one another. Could it be rotten luck, or have they stumbled upon something sinister?

The Witch (stylized as The VVitch) is an excellent compromise for anyone with mixed opinions on horror. While it is absolutely blood-chilling, the on-screen visual scares are minimal and jump scares are almost nonexistent. The film gets away with this thanks to its absolutely suffocating tension, masterful storytelling, and brilliant characters.

While there is some on-screen gore, there is nothing pulpy about this film. Robert Eggers’ modern classic can be enjoyed by seasoned horror fans and uninitiated Halloween revelers alike.

Paranormal Activity

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When a young couple moves into a new house, they get increasingly disturbed by an unseen presence that makes itself felt at night, when they are asleep.

In an homage to the campy Halloween feel—and Blair Witch Project scares—of all found footage films, the first Paranormal Activity film is one that should not be overlooked.

While the franchise has inarguably had its problems over the years, its first installment did something truly unique, crafting something truly horrific out of thin air and pulling the audience right into the horror. It also made a bucketload of money and became an instant horror icon, inspiring countless other found-footage films.


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You probably saw this coming, but John Carpenter’s 1978 slasher is an absolute must-see when the spooky season rolls around. By avoiding many of the more problematic tropes of slasher fare, it earns its place as an icon of the holiday.

Jamie Lee Curtis shines in her role as a competent and likable protagonist, while Michael Myers is a boogeyman who just can’t seem to die. Halloween inspired countless other slasher movies, but few have managed to be as claustrophobic, tense or effective as John Carpenter’s classic.

We also recommend watching a few of the sequels. And 2018’s Halloween is arguably the best, since it avoids the over-the-top elements of the other sequels and goes back to the original’s simple scares and plot.

Trick ‘r Treat

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This is an anthology horror film that takes place on Halloween night. It tells stories of werewolves, zombies, serial killers and other things that go bump in the night.

The common element is a mysterious kid with a burlap sack on his head and orange footie pajamas, who shows up whenever someone disrespects Halloween tradition.

The film has become a cult hit, and it’s now a must-watch for horror fans every Halloween—or, to be honest, every time they feel like it. It perfectly blends humor, gore, jump-scares, and campfire stories to create something outstanding.

Night of the Demons

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When it comes to 80s horror films, few are as underrated as Night of the Demons. It takes place on Halloween night, has a party with drunken teenagers—taking place in a mortuary—it has a séance, there are bucketloads of gore, and a demon in the crematorium is set loose. This is the quintessential campy 80s horror movie.

The film has a respectable body count, and the performances are delightfully over-the-top. For those who like their horror with a touch of philosophy, Night of the Demons even has that. You could call it an allegory for teen promiscuity since people who get laid end up being possessed—kind of like the recent It Follows. Its sequels might not be as iconic, but Night of the Demons is a must-watch Halloween movie.

There’s nothing quite like turning off the lights for a horror movie on Halloween night. Go for something new and horrifying or a spooky old favorite. However, you normally feel about scary movies, you won’t go wrong with one of these classics this Halloween.

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