(KGET) – Marvel’s recent effort to create the same dominance in the television world that the company has had with movies is a top entertainment spot this week.
“The falcon and the winter soldier” class 3 ½ stars: Anthony Mackie and Sebastian Stan return to their roles as Falcon and Winter Soldier for this new Disney + series. That means Sam Wilson and Bucky Barnes must team up on a global adventure that will test their skills and ability to interact with each other after Captain America’s death.
When one thing became clear with Marvel’s first big foray into the Disney + streaming service world with “WandaVision”, you have to be patient. This great series slowly developed through the first three episodes before exploding into a wonderful masterpiece.
The first episode of “The Falcon and the Winter Soldier” starts slowly as most of the production is used to define the characters. Newbies to the Marvel Universe can use such an update, but it’s a waste of time for loyal fans.
At least the story needs to be turned faster as the series only contains six episodes. And there is enough in the first episode – including the type of opening battle scene normally reserved for feature films – to show that this series has the potential to be as good as WandaVision.
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“Promising young woman” class 3/12 stars: The film shows all known elements of a story of revenge. The fact that director / writer Emerald Fennell (“Killing Eve”) approaches every part of the story with a very fresh twist makes the extremely familiar subject matter fresh and original.
Throw in a near-flawless performance from Carey Mulligan (“An Education”) – that should earn her a second Oscar nomination – and “Promising Young Woman” not only promises, but delivers.
It’s a killer of a thriller.
“Abandoned: Angelique’s Island”: Two newlyweds fight over a brutal winter in the wilderness.
“Songbird”: Some brave souls fight for freedom in a world ravaged by a pandemic.
“The cat returns”: Animated story of a cat who gives a young girl a royal life.
“With – A Journey into Slow Life”: Musical story about the trend that includes the concept of stepping back from today’s chaotic world.
“American Experience: The code breaker “: Elizebeth Smith Friedman is the pioneering cryptanalyst whose work, deciphering thousands of messages for the U.S. government, would send infamous gangsters to jail and overthrow a massive Nazi spy ring during World War II.
“Whisper of the Heart”: The chance encounter with a mysterious cat sends a quiet schoolgirl on a search for her true talent.
“Don’t tell any soul”: Crook and a security guard must form an alliance. Rainn Wilson plays the lead role.
“Damn Yankees”: The 1958 film about a man who sells his soul to become his favorite winner on the baseball team is re-released.
“Little England”: In this love story from 1930s Greece, two sisters fall in love with the same captain.
“Thundarr the Barbarian: The Complete Series”: A hero appears on earth after a cosmic accident changed the planet.
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“SAS: Red Notice”: Only a man can stop a terrorist threat in the Channel Tunnel.