Ant-Man and the Wasp: Review-a-mania

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Oh my God, Ant-Man admit it! (CREDIT: Marvel Entertainment/Screenshot)

Starring: Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lilly, Kathryn Newton, Jonathan Majors, Michael Douglas, Michelle Pfeiffer, David Dastmalchian, Katy O’Brian, William Jackson Harper, Bill Murray, Corey Stoll

Director: Peyton Reed

Running Time: 124 Minutes

Rating: PG-13

Release Date: February 17, 2023 (Theaters)

I liked the beginning of Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania, because it was bright and sunny, both literally and metaphorically. I also liked the end, because it was once again bright and sunny. But I didn’t like the parts in the Quantum Realm as much, because they were quite dark. I saw it two days after my birthday, and it definitely wasn’t the best birthday movie, so it’s good that I didn’t see it on the exact anniversary of my expulsion from a uterus.

While the credits were unspooling, a youngster of about six told his dad, “I hate this movie,” as he walked past me. I try not to hate, but I kept holding my head at a weird angle while watching, and that wasn’t good for my neck. Both literally and metaphorically.

Grade: Infinity Plus 3 out of Infinity Times 2 Kangs

Entertainment To-Do List: Week of 2/17/23

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Billy Crudup doing the Apple thing (CREDIT: Apple TV+)

Every week, I list all the upcoming (or recently released) movies, TV shows, albums, podcasts, etc. that I believe are worth checking out.

Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania
Emily (Theaters)
Marlowe (Theaters) – Liam Neeson plays Philip Marlowe.
-Oscar Nominated Shorts (Theaters)
Return to Seoul (Theaters)

-AARP’s Movies for Grownups Awards (February 17 on PBS)
Animaniacs Reboot Season 3 (February 17 on Hulu)
Hello Tomorrow! Series Premiere (February 17 on Apple TV+) – Retrofuturism … on the moon!
Back to School with Gus Johnson (February 18 on FOX) – Sportscaster taps into his inner Billy Madison.
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver Season 10 Premiere (February 19 on HBO)
Jeopardy! High School Reunion Tournament (February 20-March 9; check local listings)

-Caroline Polachek, Desire, I Want to Turn Into You
-Skrillex, Quest for Fire

jmunney’s Top Cinematic Choices for February 2023

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Welcome to M’s Nightmare (CREDIT: Phobymo/Universal Pictures)

They keep making new movies, and some of them are even worth watching. Here’s what’s at the top of the slate for February 2023:

Knock at the Cabin: M. Night Shyamalan gets all apocalyptic. The premise sounds like The Box, except that the reward is saving humanity instead of a million dollars.

Knock at the Cabin arrives in theaters February 3.