With COVID-19 outbreak continuing its impact across the globe, students often find that excess free time starts to emerge. A hobby that has become popularized by the media is binging TV shows. There are many streaming services that have a wide range of original movies and tv.
After over 40 years of storytelling, the Star Wars saga that began in 1977 ended with the installment of “The Rise of Skywalker”, released Dec. 20, 2019. As of now, this movie brought in over $981 million internationally. After viewing this conclusion of the saga, many questioned whether or not Disney created a worthy end to these movies that millions of people enjoy.
“The Mandalorian” takes place in the Star Wars canon timeline After the events of “Return of the Jedi”. At this point in time, the galaxy finds itself under the control of the new republic after they destroyed the empire. The area of republic influence fails to reach the outer rim of the galaxy at his time, leaving the area a sea of lawlessness.
In spite of the major contributions and groundbreaking role that Harriet Tubman played as a historical figure, director Kasi Lemmons is the first to bring Tubman’s story to the big screen. “Harriet” hit theaters Nov. 1, grossing $12 million opening weekend, boasting a 73% from Rotten Tomatoes and an A+ rating from CinemaScore.
“Maleficent: Mistress of Evil” hit theaters, Oct. 18th. The film, produced by Walt Disney Studios and directed by Joachim Rønning, is a sequel to the original “Maleficent” film released in 2014, which grossed just under 800 million dollars. The film, like the first, follows the journey of the infamous Disney villain who first appeared in the original “Sleeping Beauty” movie from 1959.
Avengers: Endgame is the 22nd film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) and is directed by Joe and Anthony Russo, the brothers behind films Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Captain America: Civil War and Avengers: Infinity War.
With the last Marvel Studio movie coming in last spring of 2018, it has been a whole year without a Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) movie. However, the popular studio returns to the big screen with a new superhero, Captain Marvel. Captain Marvel first opened in the box office March. 8.
Following its predecessor, The Lego movie 2: The Second Part, follows the “creative” storyline of first The Lego Movie produced by Warner Bros. The movie picks up following the adventures of Emmet Brickowski (Chris Pratt). After defeating Lord Business and his plans to glue the entire universe together, Emmet, his friends, and the city of Bricksburg find themselves under attack from Lego Duplo aliens.
The King Who Would Be King, a new fantasy adventure saga, hits theaters, Jan. 25. Distributed by 20th Century Fox and directed by Joe Carnish, the storyline follows twelve year old Alexander Elliot (Louis Ashbourne Serkis) as he stumbles across King Arthur's legendary Excalibur and then must save the world from ancient enchantress Morgan le Fayhas.
However, positives overrule the negatives. Scored with 82%, it was rated highly by rotten tomatoes. Top critics said, "This is an expertly-acted, perfectly telegraphed message movie that knows the buttons it's pushing, and pushes them all, right on cue. This is not a knock against it, it's a compliment," and "Green Book is effective and affecting while being careful to avoid overdosing its audience on material that some might deem too shocking or upsetting."