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Movie Review – Pacific Rim: Uprising

Principal Cast : John Boyega, Scott Eastwood, Jing Tian, Cailee Spaeny, Rinko Kikuchi, Burn Gorman, Adria Arjona, Zhang Jin, Charlie Day, Karan Brar, Ivanna Sakhno, Mackenyu, Lily Ji, Wesley Wong, Shyrly Rodriguez. Synopsis: Jake Pentecost, son of Stacker Pentecost, reunites with Mako Mori to lead a new generation of Jaeger pilots, including rival Lambert and 15-year-old hacker Amara, against a new Kaiju threat. **** It’s hard to know what to make of Steven DeKnight’s rock ’em sock ’em robot movie, a sequel to Guillermo del Toro 2013’s blockbuster Pacific Rim. Newly minted…

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Movie Review – Commuter, The

Principal Cast : Liam Neeson, Vera Farmiga, Patrick Wilson, Jonathan Banks, Sam Neill, Elizabeth McGovern, Killian Scott, Shazad Latif, Andy Nyman, Clara Lago, Roland Moller, Florence Pugh, Dean-Charles Chapman, Ella-Rae Smith, Colin McFarlane, Kobna Holbrook-Smith, Adam Nagaitis, Letitia Wright, Nila Aalia. Synopsis: An ex-cop is caught up in a criminal conspiracy during his daily commute home. ****** Boasting a boilerplate plot and stoically grim-faced Liam Neeson leading performance, 2018’s The Commuter is diverting enough action fare to commend, if unremarkable in its execution. Neeson, whose career post-Taken has lurched from one tough-guy…

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Movie Review – Tomb Raider (2018)

Principal Cast : Alicia Vikander, Dominic West, Walton Goggins, Daniel Wu, Kristen Scott Thomas, Derek Jacobi, Nick Frost, Jamie Winstone, Hannah John-Kamen, Antonio Aakeel, Duncan Airlie James. Synopsis: Lara Croft, the fiercely independent daughter of a missing adventurer, must push herself beyond her limits when she finds herself on the island where her father disappeared. ***** As a non-gamer, the concept of Lara Croft as a character was utterly foreign to me back in 2001 when Angeline Jolie swung into action as the popular video game heroine. Essentially a modern, female Indiana…

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Movie Review – Wave, The (2015)

Principal Cast : Kristoffer Joner, Ane Dahl Torp, Jonas Hoff Oftebro, Edith Haagenrud-Sande, Thomas Bo Larsen, Mette Horn, Fritjhov Saheim, Herman Berhoft, Arthur Berning, Silje Breivik, Laila Goody, Eili Harboe. Synopsis: Although anticipated, no one is really ready when the mountain pass above the scenic, narrow Norwegian fjord Geiranger collapses and creates an 85-meter high violent tsunami. A geologist is one of those caught in the middle of it. ***** The Wave (aka Bølgen in its native Norway) is a 2015 disaster epic directed by Tomb Raider reboot helmer Roar Uthuag, a…

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Movie Review – Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle

Principal Cast : Dwayne Johnson, Jack Black, Kevin Hart, Karen Gillan, Nick Jonas, Bobby Cannavale, Alex Wolff, Madison Iseman, Ser’Darius Blane, Morgan Turner, Mason Guccione, Colin Hanks, Rhys Darby, Rohan Chand, Marc Evan Jackson, Sean Buxton, Maribeth Monroe, Missi Pyle. Synopsis: Four teenagers are sucked into a magical video game, and the only way they can escape is to work together to finish the game. ***** Easily one of the biggest box-office surprises of the 2017 film year was the gargantuan success of Jake Kasdan’s Jumanji sequel. A towering money-sucking Goliath, there were…

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