Pacific Rim: Uprising

Sometimes, you just know when a film has the potential to satisfy. PACIFIC RIM: UPRISING promises viewers plenty of action involving giant robots and monsters. Quite frankly, the film delivers on its promise in spades. It’s not quite as creative or inventive as the first PACIFIC RIM, but it has a great cast and solid action sequences that guarantee a fun time.

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Tucker & Dale vs. Evil

A comedy/horror film is a rare hybrid, but when they work – they’re incredibly enjoyable. TUCKER & DALE VS. EVIL is one such film. It’s got plenty of blood and scares, but it’s also self-aware and surprisingly cute. The film feels fresh, and it makes great use of tired horror tropes to elicit some big laughs. It’s certainly not perfect, but it is a fun ride.

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Black Panther

BLACK PANTHER is the 18th film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and is also one of the best films in the series. It is a deeply political film, focusing on racial and social injustice, globalism, and feminism in a way that resonates deeply. It is an emotionally powerful film, both deeply intimate and also incredibly fun. Featuring a flawless, almost entirely black cast of all-stars, BLACK PANTHER is unabashedly and beautifully Afrocentric.

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Sicario

Once the intensity of SICARIO wears off, it becomes apparent that the plot is actually very simplistic. It’s basically about the United States striking back at a drug cartel. But where SICARIO succeeds is in how the plot unfolds. The film depicts truly disturbing and intense moments, and it is filled with breathtaking cinematography and aerial shots that add a deeply haunting aspect to this story.

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The Greatest Showman

THE GREATEST SHOWMAN is a musical that tells the story of how the ambitious P.T. Barnum (Hugh Jackman) created the Barnum & Bailey Circus. As Barnum works against all odds to get his circus off the ground, he teams up with Phillip Carlyle (Zac Efron) to help his show appeal to the upper class. The film…

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The Cloverfield Paradox

Released on Netflix with virtually no fanfare or warning, THE CLOVERFIELD PARADOX completely took audiences by surprise. The film’s teaser trailer promised viewers that it would provide answers to what caused the events of the first CLOVERFIELD film, and it certainly delivers on that promise. But while the ties to the CLOVERFIELD franchise do ultimately elevate the film, the film’s main storyline is incredibly intriguing on its own.

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