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THE MEG review

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Pleased to Eat You

As “The Meg” opens, you quickly learn this isn’t going to be your typical killer-shark movie.  The prologue introduces us to Jonas Taylor (Jason Statham), as a rescue mission goes terribly wrong and he has to make the ultimate decision; leaving behind his friends to save the rest of the group.  A few years later, we find ourselves aboard a drill rig-looking vessel that dives into a beautiful, state-of-the-art research facility Continue reading

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THE EQUALIZER 2 review

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There is No Equal

Four years later and Denzel Washington has his first ever sequel.  In 2014, “The Equalizer” blazed across screens and gave moviegoers a genuine “superhero” who lives by a specific code and looks to get revenge for those who cannot do it themselves.  “The Equalizer 2” picks-up some time after the events of the first film.  Robert McCall (Washington) now lives in a small apartment complex, working as a Continue reading

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SORRY TO BOTHER YOU review

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This Shi* is Crazy

Boots Riley’s wildly-ambitious and entertaining “Sorry to Bother You” brings us to an alternate present-day Oakland as a young, black man named Cassius ‘Cash’ Green (Lakeith Stanfield) tries to make a living for him and his girlfriend Detroit (Tessa Thompson) anyway he can.  Money is at a premium (more so than in today’s World) and jobs are very hard to come by.  His dire need to move out of his uncle’s (Terry Crews) garage confronts him with a telemarketing company that promises him the great reward of becoming a “powercaller” should he Continue reading

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THE FIRST PURGE review

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Witness How It All Began

In 2013, the World was introduced to a terrifying-new cinematic concept with “The Purge”; one that allowed all crime to be legal for 12 hours so that Americans could purge, causing the crime rates to plummet the other 364 days of the year.  With “The First Purge”, we see that it all began as an experiment in Staten Island.  Isaiah (Joivan Wade) and his sister Nya (Lex Scott Davis) share a crummy apartment in an impoverished-area, designated at Ground Zero for the experiment.  For those residents willing to stay, each Continue reading

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INCREDIBLES 2 review

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Back to Work

14 years after the first film, Disney-Pixar is finally here to bring us back to the Parr family with “Incredibles 2”!  Picking up where the original left-off, the Parr family is leaving Dash’s track meet when the Underminer arrives to wreak havoc on the city.   After (unsuccessfully) fighting him and causing a large amount of damage, the family must once-again relocate to avoid being detected.  After being tracked-down by Continue reading