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Rampage Review
Brad Peyton’s entertaining and action-packed adaptation of the 1980’s arcade game Rampage hits the big screen with a familiar path of destruction we have seen many times before.  Davis Okoye (Dwayne Johnson) is an ex-Army special op turned primatologist who trains gorillas in the wildlife sanctuary of the Wyoming Zoo.  Davis is especially close to George, an albino gorilla whom he saved from poachers as a baby and raised. Together they have an unshakable bond that can only be described as brotherly.  This bond is put to the test when a genetic experiment crashes into the wildlife sanctuary and its mysterious green mist infects George giving him increased strength and he has increased in weight and height and unpredictable fits of rage.  Davis doesn’t know what happened to his gentle buddy, but he is trying to keep the incident quiet because if it got out, George will put be down. 
Meanwhile, Kate Caldwell (Naomie Harris), a discredited genetic engineer, and former ge…
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A Quiet Place:

John Krasinski’s thriller, A Quiet Place is a breath of fresh air to the genre, but it leaves you with more questions than answers.     In a post-apocalyptic future, the world is quiet. Other than nature, there is NO sounds/noise. No cars, buses, music, talking, singing, laughing etc., because if it were, the strange alien creatures who hunt by sound, will kill you. This is the tone of the entire movie. The story opens up with the Abbott family tip-toeing around a general store looking for food, supplies but mostly for medicine for Marcus (Noah Jupe) who is sick. Then you see the youngest brother Beau (Cade Woodward) drawing a rocket on the floor and his older sister Regan (Millicent Simmonds), who is deaf, watching. He later finds a toy rocket to bring home to play with.  As the family prepares to leave, Lee (John Krasinski) sees the toy rocket little Beau has in hand and speaking through sign language, quickly took the batteries out of the toy and told him it would…
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Blockers review: Kay Cannon’s Blockers is a sexual charged raunchy coming of age comedy that will have you on the floor laughing your butt off! Julie (Kathryn Newton), Kayla (Geraldine Viswanathan) and Sam (Gideon Adlon) have been friends ever since elementary school and now, its prom night.  Julie tells her besties she decided it was time for her and cutie boyfriend Austin (Graham Phillips) to go all the way and what better time to lose her virginity than prom night. Kayla, the outspoken athletic one of the crew, thinks that is a great idea and also states that she will lose her virginity to her date Connor (Miles Robbins). Not wanting to be left out, or to show her true self, Sam reluctantly joins in and states she will do the same with Chad (Jimmy Bellinger).  The girls have now agreed that #Sexpact2018 is a go!
Later that evening Julie’s mom Lisa overprotective, single mom Lisa (Leslie Mann), throws a pre-prom party for the kids and their dates.  Kayla and Connor, Sam and Chad …
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Pacific Rim: Uprising


Steven DeKnight’s Pacific Rim: Uprising is a promising sequel with amazing special effects that fell flat on its face like a punch from a Rock’em Sock’em robot with bad actor chemistry and a non-existent storyline.  Uprising takes place ten years after Staker Pentecost (Iris Elba) sacrificed himself to close the breach and end the envision by the Precursors.  His son, Jake (John Boyega) who was once a member of the Pan Pacific Defense Corps (PPDC), is now living the high life as a scavenger in what used to be Puerto Rico and could care less what is going on in the world.  Jake is particularly good at getting things that other scavengers can’t. Especially, parts of decommissioned Jaegers for those who want to build their own bootlegged version.  While scavenging parts in a nearby jaeger graveyard, Jake crosses paths with Amara (Cailee Spaeny), a spunky, mouthy and intelligent young girl who is also there to get parts to finish building her own Jaeger. The two ar…
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Black Panther Almost 20 years after Blade, hit the big screen, the very first penned black super hero hits the big screen. That’s right, Ryan adaptation of Black Panther is here and it is phenomenal! Now that King T’Chaka (John Kani) was killed as a direct result of Klaw’s actions in the last Captain America: Civil War, T’Challa (Chadwick Boseman) returns home to lead his people and assume all of the duties and responsibilities as the new King of Wakanda.  He also must now assume the role of the Black Panther to protect Wakanda and its secret – Vibranium.  However, before he can sit on the throne, he must go through all of the ceremonial rituals. The main ritual is a “challenge” where anyone within the four tribes of royal blood can try to lay claim to the throne.
Meanwhile, at the British Museum in London, black market arms dealer Ulysses Klaue aka The Klaw (Andy Serkis) and Erick Stevens aka Killmonger ( Michael B. Jordan) steal an ancient artifact made of Virbranium with the int…
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For the past three years, we have had to suffer through this boring and uneventful trilogy. We can now say the Fifty Shades trilogy is FINALLY OVER! Freed begins with the wedding of Anna (Dakota Johnson) and Christian (Jamie Dornan). Throughout the opening credits, we see visuals of Anna’s gown, the rings, Christian’s tux, the “I do’s” the extravagant reception and the lavish honeymoon to Paris. If you have been paying attention, when it comes to Christian Grey, this is the par for the course.  As the newlyweds are enjoying themselves, the honeymoon is cut short when a fire is set in the server room of Grey Enterprises.  Once home, they are met by their household staff and new security. Anna is a little taken aback that she is now in charge of the daily household duties, her newly remodeled office at work, and the new house Christian bought the house for them. Not to mention, she is still trying to wrap her head around the fact that she is now Mrs. Christian Grey. Everything is going …
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Meltdown (Middleburg Film Fest)

Unless you have been living under a rock, or you think that global warming is a made up concept so scientist can get more funds, you really need to pay attention. Global warming a real thing and it affects us all! In the late 1980’s, renowned photographer Lynn Davis travelled to Disko Bay, Greenland to mourn the passing of two of her dear friends and ended up falling in love with the shapes, frames and different aspects of the icebergs. This new love spanned into a 30-year career of photographing the icebergs and having them exhibited in art galleries around the world. To her surprise, she was not just taking pictures of the different shapes of the icebergs, but she documenting the evidence of global warming. Together with social scientist Tony Leiserowitz, they explored the ever-changing landscape of Greenland’s icebergs and wrestling with the possibility that these giant icebergs are disappearing right before their eyes
Meltdown was informative about…