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Review: The Falcon and the Winter Soldier aims high, but falls a bit short

Sam Wilson/Falcon (Anthony Mackie) and Bucky Barnes/Winter Soldier (Sebastian Stan) engage in a staring contest. YouTube/Marvel Bucky prefers to have a plan. YouTube/Marvel Sam is more inclined to “wing” it. YouTube/Marvel The Falcon zooms into action. YouTube/Marvel Remembering a fallen comrade. YouTube/Marvel Reluctant to take up Steve Rogers’ mantle, Sam ponders the symbolic power of …

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Falcon & Winter Soldier series premiere: More of Disney+‘s slow-burn status quo

The Falcon & The Winter Soldier‘s opening sequence feels like it’s ripped out of a feature-length film—which bodes well for this series’ action sequences to come. Marvel Studios Punching. Shouting. Flying. Don Cheadle pops up to talk grief. Lots of memories to explore. Meanwhile, the Winter Soldier has some feelings to work through. Also, some …

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Review: WandaVision sticks the landing with a very Marvel-esque finale

Meet the happy couple: Wanda Maximoff (Elizabeth Olsen) and Vision (Paul Bettany). YouTube/Disney+ Wanda and Vision: the perfect couple. YouTube/Disney+ “Honey, I’m home!” YouTube/Disney+ Kathryn Hahn plays nosy neighbor Agnes. YouTube/Disney+ Fred Melamed as Todd Davis, who plays the role of neighbor Arthur Hart in Wanda’s warped sitcom reality. YouTube/Disney+ Debra Jo Rupp is Sharon …

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‘Star Wars: The Bad Batch’ debuts on Disney+ on May 4th

Alongside a slew of other Disney+ premiere dates, including one for Marvel’s Loki show, Disney has revealed when you’ll get to check out Star Wars: The Bad Batch. The first episode of the animated series will arrive on Star Wars Day, May the 4th. You’ll be able to watch the second episode three days later. …

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All of Disney’s streaming services are booming

Very quickly, Disney has become perhaps the dominant force in the video streaming world. Just about six months after the company announced it had over 100 million streaming video subscribers, Disney has revealed it has almost that many on Disney+ alone. In today’s earnings report covering the last quarter of 2020, Disney announced that it …

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Disney redundancy: Fox CGI-animation studio behind Ice Age, Rio to shut down

Enlarge / By the end of April, the dedicated Blue Sky Studios team behind the above films will be shuttered by its current owners at Disney. Blue Sky Studios After acquiring 21st Century Fox in 2018, Disney moved forward with content plans that, in some ways, celebrated and married the combined corporate-entertainment universes. But film …

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Marvel drops action-packed 2-minute Falcon and the Winter Soldier trailer

Anthony Mackie and Sebastian Stan reprise their roles as Sam Wilson and Bucky Barnes in Marvel’s The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, coming to Disney+ in March. Marvel Studios did the Super Bowl right by releasing a lengthy two-minute trailer for its upcoming new series, The Falcon and the Winter Soldier. Anthony Mackie and Sebastian …

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We’re getting a Wakanda spinoff series from Ryan Coogler on Disney+

Enlarge / We’ll be getting more Wakanda-centric stories thanks to a new development deal between Black Panther director Ryan Coogler and The Walt Disney Company. Marvel/Disney Following on the success of The Mandalorian and WandaVision on Disney+, The Walt Disney Company has tapped Black Panther director Ryan Coogler to develop an as-yet-untitled new series for the streaming …

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Warrior princess fights to save humanity in Raya and the Last Dragon trailer

Kelly Marie Tran and Awkwafina star in Disney’s new animated feature Raya and the Last Dragon. Disney has released the official full trailer for its upcoming animated film, Raya and the Last Dragon, with Kelly Marie Tran and Awkwafina voicing the titular characters. It has the distinction of being the first Disney animated feature to …

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Pixar’s ‘Soul’ was so popular on streaming that it beat ‘The Office’

Pixar/Disney There was little doubt Pixar’s Soul would find a large audience by going straight to Disney+ in many countries, but it’s now clear just how successful that strategy was. Deadline reports that the existential movie topped Nielsen’s streaming rankings for December 21st through December 27th, racking up 1.669 billion minutes of viewing. It even …

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