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Throwback Rotten Bananas: ‘National Treasure’

“National Treasure” is a fun yet ludicrously wild jaunt through an action-adventure mystery slammed together with historical mythology.  The film, directed by Jon Turteltaub and produced by Jerry Bruckheimer, stars seasoned actor Nicolas Cage as Benjamin Franklin Gates (yes, that’s the character’s legal name), an historian and treasure hunter specializing in artefacts of colonial America. After …

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Rotten Bananas: ‘The Boys’

Amazon Prime’s “The Boys” answers the age-old question on everyone’s minds: What if superheroes were corporate-sponsored superheroes with disgusting celebrity complexes?  The series, developed by Eric Kripke, stars an ensemble cast of both familiar faces to film such as Karl Urban of “Judge Dredd” and “Thor: Ragnarok,” as well as relative newcomers such as …

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Rotten Bananas: ‘Falcon and the Winter Soldier’

Marvel’s latest TV series, “Falcon and the Winter Soldier” has only just begun and it already shows great, great promise.  The series, created by Malcolm Spellman and directed by Kari Skogland, stars Anthony Mackie and Sebastian Stan reprising their roles as Sam Wilson and James Buchanan Barnes, respectively, from previous Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) films. The …

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Rotten Bananas: ‘The Mandalorian’

“The Mandalorian” is a Star Wars universe tale that feels ripped straight out of an old spaghetti western (and that’s a good thing).  The series, created by Jon Favreau of “Iron Man” and “Chef” fame, stars Pedro Pascal as the titular Mandalorian bounty hunter, Din Djarin, as he traverses the galaxy with his …

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Throwback Rotten Bananas: ‘Bedknobs and Broomsticks’

“Bedknobs and Broomsticks” is a magical journey from the treasure trove of Disney’s yesteryears, a musical adventure for everyone.  The film, directed by Robert Stevenson, stars the great Angela Lansbury, known for “Sweeney Todd” and “Beauty & The Beast,” as Eglantine Pryce, a witch-in-training working to discover a spell to defeat …

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Rotten Bananas: the Marvel Cinematic Universe

Not even the producers of 2008’s Iron Man could have predicted the sweeping phenomenon that the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) has become. It’s turned some true B-listers into the forefront of the Marvel universe. Let’s take a look at the history and some things to remember when watching any of …

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Rotten Bananas: Top 5 Romance Movies

Although Valentine’s Day is come and gone, the month of February is a great time to express your romantic affection with your significant other. What better way to do so than by curling up with a romance movie? Here are the top 5 picks for romance movies to choose from:  5. La La Land: “La La Land,” directed by Damien …

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Rotten Bananas: ‘WandaVision’

“WandaVision” is Marvel’s latest step into the television world and much like their movies, they don’t seem to be able to miss.  The series, created by Jac Shaeffer and directed by Matt Shakman, stars Elizabeth Olsen and Paul Bettany, reprising their roles from previous Marvel appearances as Wanda Maximoff and the …

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Rotten Bananas: ‘The Little Things’

“The Little Things” is a serial killer thriller, a decidedly uncommon genre. Unfortunately, the “The Little Things” makes you wish it were even rarer.  The film, written and directed by John Lee Hancock, stars Denzel Washington as deputy sheriff Joe Deacon who is called to Los Angeles to respond to a recent murder. …

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Throwback Rotten Bananas: ‘Fantasia 2000’

The original “Fantasia” film released in 1940 and for the children of that era, it opened the musical ears to a world of classical music. “Fantasia 2000” is one to revisit for all of us today.  The film, produced by Roy E. Disney and Donald W. Ernst, features a series of animated sequences set …

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