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MIDWAY review

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The Turning Point

Roland Emmerich returns with a bang, as he gives us a glimpse at the Pacific Theatre and the events that transpired to bring us into World War II.  “Midway” follows a cocky, arrogant Lieutenant Dick Best (Ed Skrein) as he serves as a pilot on the USS Enterprise.  On the morning of December 7th, the attack on Pearl Harbor is carried-out, bringing the Navy back to the shore.  After learning of his friend’s heroic death, his focus is on only one thing: revenge.  Edwin Layton (Patrick Wilson), Intelligence Officer, tried to Continue reading

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WAR FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES review

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For Freedom.  For Family.  For the Planet.

It’s been 15 years since the outbreak of the Simian Flu that plagued humanity began.  In “War for the Planet of the Apes”, Caesar continues to lead his fellow apes in the War against the human forces.  After an attack that leaves many dead, both humans and apes, Caesar allows those he took prisoner to return safely.  With fellow apes urging Caesar Continue reading

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Triple 9

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The Code on the Street is Never Black and White

Triple 9 posterTriple 9, directed by John Hillcoat (Lawless, The Road) begins with a team of 5 well-trained individuals executing the perfect bank robbery in Atlanta, or so it seems.  After breaking-in and locating the specific safety deposit box they were after, the crew exits and, after a brief standoff on a bridge, make it back to their own cars where we learn two of them are cops.  Evidently, a branch of the Russian Mob is calling the shots and they want the team to pull-off one more job before leaving them alone.  In-order to be successful, they will need to pull a 9-9-9 Continue reading