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  • Shazam 2’s Post-Credits Scenes Are Wildly Optimistic

    Shazam 2’s Post-Credits Scenes Are Wildly Optimistic

    Can a post-credit scene be more important than the movie itself? It’s an intriguing question to ponder, particularly if you’ve seen the two post-credit scenes waiting at the end of Shazam: Fury of the Gods. One’s a shocking, confusing bombshell that — actually, let’s get the spoiler warning up before I discuss them in even…


  • Stardust Is Star-Studded Fantasy Filmmaking Done Right

    Stardust Is Star-Studded Fantasy Filmmaking Done Right

    As I sat down to revisit Matthew Vaughn’s adaptation of the Neil Gaiman novel Stardust, a family friend who was visiting asked me a question. “What are you watching?” “Stardust.” “What’s that?” “This fantasy movie with Michelle Pfeiffer and Robert De Niro.” “I’ve never heard of it.” “Henry Cavill is also in it and he…