Review: Marvel’s The Defenders

Marvel and Netflix’s The Defenders brings together the protagonists from each of its four previous shows (Luke Cage, Jessica Jones, Iron Fist, and Daredevil) to form one team of super-powered heroes to defend New York City. They do this to a fairly good degree, but I find them lacking in a few areas. The show takes its time getting its main characters in the same room, but even though it takes three episodes or so, the pay-off isn’t bad. The actors have great chemistry on-screen and are at their best when they’re interacting with one another, in pairs or in the group. Every actor in the entire show does an admirable job with their character, including Sigourney Weaver as the mysterious Alexandra. However, despite the well-done […]

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Review: Spider-Man: Homecoming

Tom Holland’s lovable Spider-Man from Captain America: Civil War returns in his first solo outing, directed by Jon Watts. Spider-Man: Homecoming is the funny, relatable, action-packed Spider-Man film audiences weren’t sure they needed. With several Spidey predecessors, did we really need another Spider-Man movie? When the result is a solid film with good acting, good writing, and Iron Man, I’d have to say that yes. Yes, we did. Originally from England, Holland shines as the awkward and endearing Peter Parker as he tries to navigate both the superhero lifestyle and the unavoidable drama of high school, all while maintaining an American accent. There’s one scene in particular where Holland gives an emotional performance that, while brief, is convincing. Michael Keaton […]

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Athletics survey asks about gym comfort

Carleton Athletics has received over 1,300 responses to a survey seeking feedback on gym-goers’ satisfaction and comfort level with the fitness centre. Athletics releases surveys for its users every month, but felt they had yet to release a survey aimed at the general public, according to Jennifer Brenning, Carleton’s athletic director. She said the survey was inspired by the women’s-only gym hour campaign, which launched in November 2016 and resulted in a women’s-only fitness room in the spring. The survey results will not be made public, as they are for internal use, Brenning said. Some of the survey questions asked about the women’s-only exercise room and if users experienced difficult or uncomfortable situations in the centre. Responses to the survey […]

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Review: Wonder Woman

Wonder Woman Directed by: Patty Jenkins Wonder Woman opened in theatres on June 2 to great success – and for good reason. Director Patty Jenkins delivers an exciting, entertaining, and engaging superhero origin film, something that is becoming increasingly difficult in the era of the superhero genre. Wonder Woman tells the story of Diana (Gal Gadot), princess of the all-female Amazons. These Amazons live on an isolated paradise island. When pilot Steve Trevor (Chris Pine) crashes nearby, Diana learns of the “war to end all wars” and sets off on a journey to save the world. It’s the typical superhero origin to a tee. While the characters, time period, dialogue, setting, and context are new, the plot of the film […]

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Review: Bon Cop Bad Cop 2

Bon Cop, Bad Cop 2, helmed by new director Alain Desrochers and penned solely by returning writer Patrick Huard, makes for a memorable return to the bilingual Canadian action flick. The first film saw Anglophone O.P.P. officer Martin Ward (Colm Feore) and Francophone detective David Bouchard (Huard) working together on a murder case that encompassed both jurisdictions, with the dialogue split fairly equally between both official languages with the use of subtitles. This time around, instead of playing off the Ontario-Quebec border for most of its humour, the film turns instead to the Canada-U.S. border, making fun of Americans and their relationship to their closest ally while still remaining a fluently bilingual film. It’s been over 10 years since Bon […]

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