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Belfast Film Review

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                'Belfast' takes us back to Northern Ireland in the late '60s, where the feud between Catholics and Protestants is constant, especially in the mixed-religion neighborhood where this multigenerational family that the film follows resides. We get to see these tumultuous times all through the eyes of Buddy (Jude Hill), the youngest son of the family, who is trying to make sense of all that is happening. The family is struggling to get by, and caught between a feud in their neighborhood with a segment of other protestants, who want the family to fight against the Catholics instead of living together in harmony with them. Through the hard work of the father, an opportunity presents itself for the family to be able to leave their home in pursuit of greener pastures, and the plot revolves around all of these events and decisions that they face.  The story always has something going on and will keep audiences interested enough, but what makes it really stand out is t

Fast 9 Film Review

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               Spoiler-Free Review for Fast 9!!! The Fast Saga is like a soap opera. It has overstayed its welcome, and the only way to progress in the story is to come up with more ridiculous plots to top the previous film. The series has become so stale by repeating two simple things; casting big names to introduce as new villains only to turn them into heroes in the next film and by bringing people back from the dead to rebuild the family. This film did not even try to hide these plot points and used the return of Han as a marketing tactic. The predictable formula continues with the casting of John Cena as the main adversary who also happens to be Dom's brother. This lazy attempt to fill in the timeline by trying to add emotion to the plot falls flat and is only useful as a reminder that after 9 films, we are only just now learning about Dom's past.  I could bash the crazy action sequences for hours but at this point, they are one of the main reasons why I still continue to

Hitman's Wife's Bodyguard Film Review

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              The Hitman's Wife's Bodyguard is exactly what you expect it to be after the first installment, attempting to add more action, ridiculousness, and witty banter between the big-name actors. Ryan Reynolds is always in his element when playing a comedic action star, and paired again with the badass Samuel L. Jackson, they never fail to disappoint in their delivery of vulgar dialogue, or clearing out a room full of bad guys. The critical addition to this sequel was bringing Sonia Kincaid (Salma Hayek) into focus, who manages to even outdo the big personalities of her husband Darius (Jackson) and Michael Bryce (Reynolds), with her over-the-top hilarious performance, which is sure to keep anyone engaged. Who would have thought such a superbly foul-mouthed loose cannon character who constantly has sex on their mind would be fun to watch :) The plot itself is almost incoherent and I struggle to find the words to even explain it, so I won't go into too much detail since

Wrath of Man Review

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             Looking for a movie to watch? Well then, see the review below for my choice of the most thrilling movie from the past week!!! Wrath of Man gives us an action-filled Jason Statham revenge adventure, combined with the classic multi-character story approach which we all love from Guy Ritchie. Statham plays H (short for Hill), a mysterious new armored truck security guard, who proves to have some unconventional skills when it comes to stopping robberies. Ritchie uses this main character and a slew of other characters, along with several flashbacks, to piece together this slow-burn narrative. The story features a darker tone and is mostly driven by these sinister characters, which at times seemed too stoic for my liking, but overall it still managed to continually capture my attention with its excellent pacing and direction. A key addition to the building up of tension throughout the film was the fantastic cinematography. It perfectly framed the characters with their surroundin

Mr. Right Film Review

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            Mr. Right pulled me in with a great trailer and a fantastic cast including Sam Rockwell, Anna Kendrick, and Tim Roth but unfortunately, the film did not live up to my expectations. Sam Rockwell plays a conflicted hitman named Francis, who's trying to change his ways by killing the men who hire him instead. He meets a girl named Martha, played by Anna Kendrick, and the two fall in love instantly. This attempt at love, at first sight, did not come off the way it was intended and to me, felt rushed and unnatural. I really enjoyed the first 20ish minutes of the movie as we are introduced to all of the characters. I was laughing at every joke and felt the pacing was quite good, but things began to change as soon as the two stars met. Their dialogue, specifically Anna's, felt flustered at times and much more adlibbed. Francis is surprisingly honest with Martha right away and spills the tea when he does something wrong but Martha always just laughs it off. This exchange is

Godzilla vs. Kong Film Review

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         Godzilla versus Kong is the action movie we have been longing for since all major blockbuster films pushed back their release dates. After three solo films between Kong and Godzilla, we finally see the two titans clash on film for the first time in what is the culmination of the Universal Monsterverse. The story is split nicely in two as team Kong and team Godzilla each have their own mission. Team Kong is on a secret mission to the center of the earth to uncover the mystery of the titans. This team consists of Dr. Nathan, Dr. Ilene, Maia, and the Youngest character in the film, Jia. Team Godzilla consists of Madison, Josh, and Bernie who are also on a secret mission, to infiltrate Apex Cybernetics with the theory that they are up to no good and are the reason why Godzilla has been acting up recently. The dynamics of the teams are well balanced as the Kong story provides us with serious and more action-heavy bits in contrast to the Apex team story that contains most of the hum

Sound of Metal Film Review

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          Sound of Metal is a story about Ruben (Riz Ahmed), a drummer in a metal band who begins to suffer from severe hearing loss, and the film takes us on his journey through such a life-changing event. This drama is thoroughly engaging as it features a great story, top-tier acting performances, an intriguing theme, as well as probably the best sound design of the year. (Warning: Spoilers Ahead) The flow of the story is constant and feels highly realistic, which kept me thoroughly locked in on the characters and wondering where the plot was headed next. With Riz Ahmed's character at the center of the film, he shows off some top-tier acting while portraying the raw emotions that Ruben is going through, making the audience feel every bit of anger, frustration, and other emotions on this rocky road on the path to acceptance of his hearing loss.  The theme of acceptance is where the movie genuinely excelled since it hammers home that being deaf is not a problem at all, it is our th