‘Just Mercy’ Makes a Case for Best Film of 2020

Michael B. Jordan, "Just Mercy."
Michael B. Jordan, promoting “Just Mercy.”

Michael B. Jordan has delivered riveting performances in such films as “Fruitvale Station,” “Black Panther” and the “Creed” films, but in his new film, “Just Mercy,” he turns in his finest work.

In this true story, Jordan plays Bryan Stevenson, an idealistic young lawyer fighting for death row inmates in 1990s Alabama.

One of his first clients is Walter “Johnnie D.” McMillian (played by Academy Award-winner Jamie Foxx), convicted of the murder of a white dry-cleaner clerk under circumstances that scream frame job.

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Hell is Other Heroes: ‘Crisis on Infinite Earths’ Part Three

The devil you say. (Photo: CW)
The devil you say. (Photo: CW).

We were not prepared for part three of “Crisis on Infinite Earths.”

This latest chapter, on CW’s “The Flash,” touched on elements of the now classic tale and then swerved off in directions unexpected, the shocks multiplied by appearances from several veterans of other DC shows.

Sure, we knew John Wesley Shipp would be reprising his role as the original Flash, but who expected the original Birds of Prey? And Lucifer! Freaking Lucifer, just as smarmy and seductive as can be.

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It’s Raining Supermen: ‘Crisis on Infinite Earths’ Part Two

Kevin Conroy as Bruce Wayne. (Photo: CW)
Kevin Conroy as Bruce Wayne. (Photo: CW)

Give a man a book, he’ll go on a multiverse killing spree.

That’s the outcome of part two of “Crisis on Infinite Earths,” an hour brimming with some fantastic action, terrific fan-service and several scene-stealing performances. It’s almost as if it’s a different show, and it is, it’s “Batwoman.”

Don’t knock it ’til you watched it.

Lex Luthor is very much alive, with his own part to play, the Monitor assures the assembled heroes.

Lex immediately steals the magical Book of Destiny and sets out to destroy every Superman everywhere. The Monitor is surprisingly chill about his cosmic vendetta.

Now this is a problem because our heroes have been charged with rounding up the legendary heroes – paragons –  who can save the multiverse.

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Diana Rides Lightning in ‘Wonder Woman 1984’ Trailer

The trailer for “Wonder Woman 1984” has dropped, and it is bonkers, in the best way possible.

Patty Jenkins and Gal Gadot re-team for the next installment of the amazing amazon’s adventures, set in the time of big hair, shoulder pads and destination malls.

There’s so much to dig in this trailer.

Wonder Woman tossing her tiara like a boomerang. Diana whipping her magic lasso to take out a group of baddies. Is Diana piloting the invisible jet? The music, oh, that thumping ’80s music. More action on Paradise Island. That golden armor. Diana using her lasso to ride freaking lightning! Whaaaaatttt! 

Suffering Sappho! Is Kristen Wiig’s Barbara Minerva – the ferocious Cheetah – in love with Diana? Well, who isn’t?

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OMG They Killed (Spoiler)!: ‘Crisis on Infinite Earths’ Part One

"Crisis on Infinite Earths"Can’t say they didn’t warn us.

“Crisis on Infinite Earths,” CW’s Arrowverse crossover event and an adaptation of the legendary 1985 DC maxiseries, delivered one helluva knockout punch in the closing moments of its first chapter.

We lost a hero. And a great one, too.

Sure, we had to get through some simpering melodrama and some cheesy special effects, but the payoff was shocking and brutal.

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