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John Wick Chapter 3: Parabellum

IF YOU WANT PEACE, PREPARE FOR WAR. When a contract worth $14 million is made on his life, John Wick (Keanu Reeves) has to fight his way out of New York and come up with a plan to save himself from the organization that once employed him. It’s been said that the original intention was … Continue reading John Wick Chapter 3: Parabellum

The Girl in the Spider’s Web

THE PAST NEVER FORGETS. Lisbeth Salander (Claire Foy) is hired to get her hands on a computer program built to access the world’s nuclear codes. Seven years after The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo came this sequel, based on a novel that wasn’t part of the original ”Millennium” trilogy. Intensely focused on Salander’s past and … Continue reading The Girl in the Spider’s Web

Shaft

STILL THE MAN, ANY QUESTIONS? The son (Christian Bale) of a wealthy real estate tycoon kills a black man, is released on bail and leaves the country; when he returns a few years later, New York cop John Shaft (Samuel L. Jackson) is determined to see him punished. When this blaxploitation hero was revived a … Continue reading Shaft

Triple Frontier

Santiago ”Pope” Garcia (Oscar Isaac) gathers a team of friends, all retired Special Forces soldiers, for a mission to Colombia where they intend to steal millions of dollars from a drug lord. A change of pace for J.C. Chandor, who’s not exactly famous for his action-thrillers – but he has plenty of help from co-writer … Continue reading Triple Frontier

Venom

EMBRACE YOUR INNER ANTI-HERO. Down-on-his-luck investigative journalist Eddie Brock (Tom Hardy) is infected by an alien lifeform, which gives him awkward new powers to fight the industrialist (Riz Ahmed) who caused his downfall. Venom appeared in Spider-Man 3 (2007), but got a new shot in this grim and sluggish film from the man who brought … Continue reading Venom

Captain Marvel

EVERYTHING BEGINS WITH A (HER)O. In 1995, Vers (Brie Larson) returns to Earth, a member of an elite alien force… but also with vague memories of life as a U.S. Air Force pilot. Virtually serving as a parenthesis between two Avengers movies, Infinity War and Endgame, this film introduces another Marvel hero while also taking … Continue reading Captain Marvel

Ready Player One

BREAK FREE. In 2045, Ohio teenager Wade Watts (Tye Sheridan) takes part in a high-stakes game where the reward means ownership of OASIS, a virtual-reality platform that most people on Earth take part in. Steven Spielberg is the right person to capture the essence of the novel, having created much of the pop-culture world that … Continue reading Ready Player One

Alita: Battle Angel

HER TIME IS NOW. In 2563, Earth has been devastated; scientist Dyson Ido (Christoph Waltz) finds a female cyborg in the junkyard, gives her a new body and learns that she has great powers. This 3D adaptation of the Japanese manga series was long in the making, but the final result is worth a look. … Continue reading Alita: Battle Angel

The Equalizer 2

THERE IS NO EQUAL. When Robert McCall’s (Denzel Washington) closest friend and former colleague (Melissa Leo) is targeted in Brussels, he contacts DIA operative Dave York (Pedro Pascal) to help with the investigation… Washington and Antoine Fuqua deliver exactly what fans of the first movie should expect. A fairly ludicrous story that gets a shot … Continue reading The Equalizer 2

Ant-Man and the Wasp

REAL HEROES. NOT ACTUAL SIZE. After the events of Captain America: Civil War (2016), Scott Lang (Paul Rudd) is under house arrest; soon, he becomes involved in an attempt to find Hope’s (Evangeline Lilly) mother (Michelle Pfeiffer) who’s been trapped in the quantum realm for 30 years. A sequel that almost matches the original, as it … Continue reading Ant-Man and the Wasp