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ISLE OF DOGS review

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 A Boy’s Search for His Dog

Dogs are man’s best friend.  In “Isle of Dogs”, the latest from Wes Anderson, that is not exactly the case.  Taking place in Japan, dogs have become infected with various sicknesses, such as: snout fever, dog flu, and aggression.  To combat this and to protect the city of Megasaki, Mayor Kobayashi (Kunichi Nomura) establishes an executive order that demands all dogs be sent to Trash Island; including the Mayor’s ward Atari’s (Koyu Rankin) guard dog, Spots.  Here, on Trash Island, we are Continue reading

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PACIFIC RIM: UPRISING review

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Rise Up

It’s been 10 years since the War against the Kaiju ravaged the globe; the Pan Pacific Defense Corps continues to evolve and strengthen the Jaeger program.  Some cities still lay in ruins, littered-with the bones of the dead kaiju and destroyed buildings. Others are prospering and have been rebuilt bigger and better.  People are scouring the Earth for old Jaeger tech and equipment to construct their own, which are kept in highly-secured lots.  “Pacific Rim: Uprising” follows Jake Pentecost (John Boyega), the son of the late Stacker Pentecost and a former PPDC Ranger, who Continue reading

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A WRINKLE IN TIME review

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Be A Warrior

After 2003’s made-for-television movie, Madeleine L ‘Engle’s beloved “A Wrinkle in Time is finally brought to the big screen with the talented Ava DuVernay at the helm.  The film opens as a young father (Chris Pine) is showing his daughter, Meg (Storm Reid), around his laboratory filled-with plenty of cool scientific equipment.  As we learn more, Meg’s father had disappeared one night and it’s been 4 years since; leaving behind Meg, her adopted brother with an incredible IQ Charles Wallace (Deric McCabe), and their mom (Gugu Mbatha-Raw).  On the 4th anniversary of Continue reading

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GRINGO review

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Chances Are This Won’t End Well

Nash Edgerton’s directorial debut, “Gringo”, follows a middle-level pharmaceutical representative as he attempts to give his all for his company.  Stuck in a rut, Harold Soyinka (David Oyelowo) sees his life as he knows it crumbling around him.  His wife, Bonnie (Thandie Newton), is becoming increasingly-distant and his company looks to be merging with another conglomerate.  After an unsuccessful trip to their manufacturer in Mexico Continue reading

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ANNIHILATION review

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Fear What’s Inside

Alex Garland’s second directorial effort, “Annihilation”, comes-off the immensely successful “Ex Machina”; which took the World by storm back in 2014.  The film opens as our main character, Lena (Natalie Portman), is being-questioned by a scientist in full protective gear named Lomax (Benedict Wong).  Left with many questions, we flashback to Lena working as a biologist and college professor.  As we quickly discover, she Continue reading