‘Shang-Chi’ Among Best Marvel Comics-Based Movies

An action movie, a horror movie, and a TV mystery offer a wide range of entertainment options.

“Shang-Chi and the legend of the ten rings” Grade 3 ½ stars: How well a Marvel movie works depends on the main character and the very strong story. This is why this film is one of the best releases related to the Marvel Comics universe.

Simu Liu brings both striking charisma and fists to the role of Shang-Chi. His normal life changes dramatically when he learns he has to face the past he thought he left behind and confront his father. It’s not easy to do when your father is the leader of the dangerous Ten Rings organization.

Liu and history would have been enough to recommend this film. He earns bonus points for a strong supporting cast of Awkwafina (as friend of Shang-Chi, Katy), Meng’er Zhang, Fala Chen, and Florian Munteanu.

Awkwafina can be a wild card if his performance is allowed to think outside the box. Director Destin Daniel Cretton does a good job of getting the right amount of comedy energy out of her.

The bonus is that the new DVD and Blu-ray release features 11 deleted scenes and a gag reel.

“Malignant” 1 ½ stars: The name of director James Wan’s latest production, “Malignant”, is accompanied by a sense of dread and doom. The slightest connection with the evil of cancer is enough to create fear and nightmares.

Unfortunately, this is the scariest part of the movie.

“Malignant” is a beautifully crafted film where Wan uses camera angles that create great anxiety and stages fight scenes like a bloody version of a “Matrix” showdown. If all a movie had to do was look good, then it would be a masterpiece.

There’s this pesky problem of a script that starts out with potential but ends up getting to such a dumb level that it rivals the B-quality horror movies of the 1950s. It’s hard to hide your eyes when you stand. stand up against laughter.

“My Life is a Murder”: 3rd grade stars: The second season of the series airing on Acorn TV stars Lucy Lawless as retired detective Alexa Crowe. She investigates mysterious murders in surprising and glamorous worlds filled with intriguing characters who hide dangerous and deadly secrets.

It’s no mystery why the series got a second season. Lawless faces each episode with a joy and energy that makes this mysterious murder streak a real killer.

Also new on DVD and Blu-ray starting November 30

“Pearl Jam Twenty: 3 films”: Cameron Crowe’s 3-Film Collection takes a look back at the first 20 years of Pearl Jam’s enduring legacy.

“Mystery of the masterpiece! Grantchester, season 6 “: Reverend Will Davenport (Tom Brittney) struggles with his own ideals when Leonard Finch (Al Weaver) is caught in a scandal.

“Sainte Maud”: British horror film that looks at a nurse’s obsession with saving her patient.

“The return path”: Two film producers devise a ploy to raise insurance funds to pay off their debts.

Available on digital platforms

“The 2021 World Series Collector’s Edition: The Atlanta Braves”: The eight-disc set looks at the winning season for Atlanta. It will be released on DVD and Blu-ray on December 15th.

“Wired closing”: A disillusioned novelist is exposed to a life-threatening secret when he receives an unexpected visit from his estranged daughter. Look for it on DVD and Blu-ray on January 25.

Lisa M. Horner