Review: “Dark Phoenix”

Review: “Dark Phoenix”

Joe’s Take In 2011, a new, young cast of X-Men helped save the franchise and in 2014 it reached its pinnacle. However, with the exception of spinoff films such as “Logan” (2017), “Deadpool” (2016) and “Deadpool 2” (2018), the...
Review: “Godzilla, King of the Monsters”

Review: “Godzilla, King of the Monsters”

Rebecca’s Take In 2014’s “Godzilla,” scientist Dr. Ishiro Serizawa (Ken Watanabe) acknowledged out loud what most of the film’s audience had gathered to see in the reboot of the legendary monster: “Let them fight.” Five years later, “Godzilla: King of the...
You had me at hello

You had me at hello

Hello, everyone. I’m Joe Baress, the newest member of the Take 2 blog who will take over for the great Tamara Dunn. I’ve already been working with Rebecca Kivak for a couple years with our Oscar column in The Times-Tribune and videos, which include summer movie...
Takeaways from the Cannes Film Festival

Takeaways from the Cannes Film Festival

The 72nd Cannes Film Festival wrapped up a fortnight of film and glamour last month, the South Korean dramedy “Parasite” walked away with the festival’s top prize, the Palme d’Or. And while Times-Shamrock did not send Take 2 to France to cover the festival and rub...
Review: “Avengers: Endgame”

Review: “Avengers: Endgame”

Rebecca’s Take “If we can’t protect the Earth, you can be damn well sure we’ll avenge it.” Iron Man/Tony Stark, “The Avengers” (2012) After building a sprawling franchise unlike anything before it, the Marvel Cinematic Universe wraps up 11 years of storytelling...
The evolution of Black Widow

The evolution of Black Widow

As “Avengers: Endgame” wraps up 11 years of storytelling over 22 movies in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Black Widow/Natasha Romanoff (Scarlett Johansson) – one of the six original Avengers – has emerged as one of the most enduring characters...