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Less Pretentious Bollocks about Films in Less than a Thousand Words

Kong: Skull Island Official Movie Stills

Its no news that Legendary Entertainment launched the MonsterVerse, a cinematic universe of iconic movie monsters in film. As part of its eventual Godzilla vs. King Kong endgame, the Kong franchise gets a modern reboot starting with an origins story – Kong: Skull Island.

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Movie Review – Kong: Skull Island

Kong: Skull Island is a typical yet satisfying creature feature – big, loud, silly and entertaining if you don’t expect anything past its visual effects.

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Movie Review: Logan

Logan is an affecting, visceral and grounded superhero flick, delivering a poignant drama of an aging hero and a satisfying send-off thanks to a thoughtful screenplay and great performances from its cast.

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Movie Review: Hacksaw Ridge

Hacksaw Ridge offers a technically accomplished and realistic portrayal of war for audience looking for visceral thrills, but it’s a self-indulgent tribute that falls into the trap of mythmaking.

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Movie Review: Your Name (Kimi no Na wa)

Your Name (Kimi no Na wa) has the charm and artistry of Studio Ghibli, but its crippled by poorly defined characters, underdeveloped narrative and misguided plot.

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Movie Review: John Wick – Chapter 2

John Wick: Chapter 2 is a worthy follow-up to the original with its well choreographed stunt work, stylish action sequences, comic book styled narrative, and solid performance from Keanu Reeves, building a memorable franchise that’s more than just a typical shoot’em up property.

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