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1. The Infinity Stones: Where Are They Now?

As of the release of Thor: Ragnarok (2017), five of the six Infinity Stones have surfaced in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The Space Stone (also known as the Tesseract) was first revealed in Captain America: The First Avenger (2011), and now resides with Loki. The Mind Stone, which was housed in Loki's staff until Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015), and now is in the possession of Vision. The Power Stone, first seen in Guardians of the Galaxy (2014), is under control of the Nova Corps. The Reality Stone (also known as the Aether) was first seen in Thor: The Dark World (2013), and was placed in the care of the Collector. With the destruction of the Collector's Vault in Guardians of the Galaxy (2014), its whereabouts are unclear. The fifth and final known stone, the Time Stone (also known as the Eye of Agamotto), was revealed in Doctor Strange (2016) and is under his protection in Kamar-Taj. The whereabouts of the sixth stone, the Soul Stone, is unknown and may appear in this movie.

2. A Little Context Before You Watch the Movie 

It has been confirmed by the Russo brothers that what happened in Captain America: Civil War (2016) will still continue in this movie where the teams will still be divided. The film will conclude the Thanos and the Infinity Stones story arc, and the plot will follow the Avengers joining forces with the Guardians of the Galaxy to stop Thanos from destroying the universe with the six Infinity Stones.

3. The Dope New Shield: Made in Wakanda

Steve Rogers wields a new shield in this film, made from Wakandan Vibranium, that splits apart into two arm guards. This is based on two different shields Rogers wielded in the comics: one shield was provided by the Black Panther, and the other split apart into two guards. The tech reflects his surroundings, apparently made of vibranium — the same rare naturally occurring meteoric ore that Black Panther’s suit is made of — which derives from the African nation. And according to the recent reveal that Shuri is the tech genius behind her brother’s superhero gadgetry, it’s pretty safe to say that Cap’s new gauntlet shield was invented by the Princess of Wakanda herself.

4. Hey Thor! How About a New Hammer!?

Having lost his hammer Mjolnir in Thor: Ragnarok (2017), Thor constructs a new hammer in this film, known as Stormbreaker. Stormbreaker is named for the Asgardian hammer given to Thor's comrade Beta Ray Bill. It is a war hammer-ax, based on the Marvel Ultimate Mjolnir.

5. The White Wolf < The Winter Soldier

Entertainment Weekly confirmed that Bucky Barnes will go by the code name 'White Wolf' in Avengers: Infinity War, as he was referred to by the children of Wakanda in the after credit scene in Black Panther (2018). White Wolf in the comics was T'Challa's adopted brother Hunter who was the leader of Wakanda's secret police: The Hatut Zeraze.

Sources and Writing Credits - IMDB and Nerdist. (Thanks)

-A Top 5 List by Surya Komal aka KM (@SuryaKomal) | Website's Twitter Handle - @JustMovieFreaks

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Spotlight - Movie Review

Verdict - "A spellbinding drama!"

Directed by Tom McCarthy, Spotlight starring Michael Keaton, Mark Ruffalo, Rachel McAdams and Liev Schreiber is a story about a group of news reporters from The Boston Globe called Spotlight as they explore and uncover the appalling truth behind a scandal that involves church priests molesting young children.

Based on actual events, what impressed me more about the film was its unhurried and evenly constructed screenplay. Writer and director Tom McCarthy excluded the overdramatizing factor out of the equation and approached the technique of slow build that complemented the story magnificently and when the facts were laid open one after the other, I'm completely shocked and astounded with disgust.

And the characters were also so well written in the film, the amount of pain, agony, and tension that they have to go through in order disclose these revolting scandals were well portrayed and displayed.

And that conjugates us to the performances in the film, and I should say that they were all great especially from Keaton and Ruffalo. And the impressive aspect is that they're not striving to give an oscar worthy performance, everyone were immersed into their characters, as it didn't feel like I'm watching Rachel McAdams or Mark Ruffalo on-screen.

Nevertheless, Spotlight is a spellbinding drama that unveils all the dreadful facts of an outrageous scandal marvellously. The writing, acting and directing were the three most significant aspects which will elevate this film in this year's Oscar's race.

My Rating - 4/5 | Grade - A
-By Surya Komal aka KM (@SuryaKomal)

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