Friday, October 13, 2017

MARSHALL

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Working on cases for the NAACP, young lawyer Thurgood Marshall (Chadwick Boseman) travels to Connecticut to help defend African-American chauffeur Joseph Spell (Sterling K. Brown) against sexual assault and attempted murder charges by his wealthy married white socialite employer Eleanor Strubing (Kate Hudson). Ordered not to speak in court by Judge Foster (James Cromwell), Marshall must rely on first-time trial lawyer Samuel Friedman (Josh Gad). They work against prejudice to uncover the truth.

This captivating real-life courtroom drama is

Thursday, October 5, 2017

BLADE RUNNER 2049

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While hunting replicants in 2049, LAPD Officer K (Ryan Gosling) uncovers a buried secret that could dangerously affect society. K's discovery puts him at odds with wealthy replicant manufacturer Niander Wallace (Jared Leto) and his lethal female assistant Luv (Sylvia Hoeks). It also compels him to find former blade runner Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford), who has been in hiding for thirty years.

Director Denis Villeneuve's visual stunner deftly expands the "Blade Runner" universe. After 2016's "Arrival", Villeneuve continues to revitalize this genre. Without giving anything away, there is much here

Thursday, September 28, 2017

AMERICAN MADE

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Commercial airline pilot Barry Seal (Tom Cruise), a hustler and daredevil who's been sneaking Cuban cigars into the country, is recruited by agent Monty 'Schafer' (Domhnall Gleeson) to fly covert missions to South America in a small plane for the CIA. Leaving his TWA job behind without

Thursday, September 21, 2017

KINGSMAN: THE GOLDEN CIRCLE

KINGSMAN: THE GOLDEN CIRCLE
When Eggsy (Taron Egerton) and Merlin (Mark Strong) survive the destruction of Kingsman headquarters by a new enemy, they discover an ally in the Statesman - their secret US counterpart. They join leader Champ (Jeff Bridges) and his team to take down
a criminal organization that's holding the world hostage with a cure for a lethal drug.

Over-the-top performances and graphic comic book violence enhance the spy jinks of

Thursday, September 14, 2017

AMERICAN ASSASSIN

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After his girlfriend dies in a terrorist attack, Mitch Rapp (Dylan O'Brien) is bent on wiping out his enemies all by himself. Reluctant at first, he is recruited by CIA Deputy Director Irene Kennedy (Sanaa Lathan) to join a black ops team headed by veteran Stan Hurley (Michael Keaton). When attacks on military and civilian targets result in stolen bomb-making materials, the newly-trained team joins Turkish agent Annika (Shiva Negar) on a mission to

Thursday, September 7, 2017

IT

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A supernatural force that preys on children descends on the small town of Derry every 27 years. When his little brother disappears, young Bill Denbrough (Jaeden Lieberher) and his friends in the Losers' Club go searching for his lost sibling during their 1989 summer vacation. Standing in the way are the school bullies and a sinister clown named Pennywise (Bill Skarsgård).

Horror and a dash of humor keep this Goonies-style chiller afloat. Make no mistake, this violent adventure is

Thursday, August 17, 2017

THE HITMAN'S BODYGUARD

THE HITMAN'S BODYGUARD movie poster
An International Court of Justice trial to convict vicious dictator Vladislav Dukhovich (Gary Oldman) needs the testimony of notorious hitman Darius Kincaid (Samuel L. Jackson). Interpol agent Amelia Roussel (Elodie Yung) has the dangerous job of getting Kincaid from England to the Hague trial. But there's a mole in her office and the only person she can trust is ex-boyfriend Michael Bryce (Ryan Reynolds), an expert bodyguard. The hitman and bodyguard are mortal enemies and must work together to overcome all of the obstacles in their way.

Non-stop mayhem and witty banter give this familiar plot an entertaining lift. This movie rests squarely on the shoulders of its