John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum (2019) - SPOILER-FREE Review

John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum (2019) - SPOILER-FREE Review

Directed by: Chad Stahelski

Written by: Derek Kolstad, Chris Collins, Marc Abrams, Shay Hatten

Starring: Keanu Reeves, Halle Berry, Laurence Fishburne, Mark Dacascos, Asia Kate Dillon, Lance Reddick, Anjelica Huston, Ian McShane

Runtime: 130 min

In this third installment of the adrenaline-fueled action franchise, super-assassin John Wick (Keanu Reeves) returns with a $14 million price tag on his head and an army of bounty-hunting killers on his trail. After killing a member of the shadowy international assassin's guild, the High Table, John Wick is excommunicado, but the world's most ruthless hit men and women await his every turn.

I don’t have a written review for each of the previous films, but I did watch both and thoroughly enjoyed them! John Wick (2014) is one of the best movies of that year and one of the best action films ever. However, John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017) is a bit more convoluted and messy regarding its story and how it brings our protagonist back into the game, but the franchise’s jaw-dropping choreographed fight sequences still make it tremendously entertaining.

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Captain Marvel (2019) - SPOILER-FREE Review

Captain Marvel (2019) - SPOILER-FREE Review

Directed by: Anna Boden, Ryan Fleck

Written by: Anna Boden, Ryan Fleck, Geneva Robertson-Dworet

Starring: Brie Larson, Samuel L. Jackson, Ben Mendelsohn, Djimon Hounsou, Lee Pace, Lashana Lynch, Gemma Chan, Annette Bening, Clark Gregg, Jude Law

Runtime: 128 min

The story follows Carol Danvers (Brie Larson) as she becomes one of the universe's most powerful heroes when Earth is caught in the middle of a galactic war between two alien races. Set in the 1990s, Captain Marvel is an all-new adventure from a previously unseen period in the history of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU).

As a fair and impartial film critic, I need to state this: I don’t care about the controversy surrounding Brie Larson or the agendas this movie is trying to push or not. I’m not part of any hate group or factions that hate those hate groups. I just want to watch a good origin superhero film, that introduces me to a new character that I’m supposed to care about and root for. Read my review, sure, but make up your own mind. Go see the movie and be honest. Since that’s out of the way, let’s keep going …

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Split (2017) - SPOILER-FREE Review

Split (2017) - SPOILER-FREE Review

Directed by: M. Night Shyamalan

Starring: James McAvoy, Anya Taylor-Joy, Betty Buckley, Jessica Sula, Haley Lu Richardson

Runtime: 116 min

James McAvoy plays Kevin, a man with a genetic disease which allows him to have multiple personalities. His trusted psychiatrist, Dr. Karen Fletcher (Betty Buckley), knows 23 of them, but there's one hidden from everyone who desires to dominate over all the others. Compelled by one of his personalities, Kevin abducts three girls, where Casey Cooke (Anya Taylor-Joy) becomes their leader to try and escape the "crazy" man.

Is this the return to form by M. Night Shyamalan, who has been struggling for more than a decade to release a major success? Is Split the movie that brings him back to the spotlight?

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Unbreakable (2000) - SPOILER-FREE Review

Unbreakable (2000) - SPOILER-FREE Review

Written and Directed by: M. Night Shyamalan

Starring:  Bruce Willis, Samuel L. Jackson, Robin Wright, Spencer Treat Clark

Runtime: 107 min

M. Night Shyamalan brings us the original story of David Dunn (Bruce Willis), the sole survivor of a train crash that killed hundreds of people ... To the surprise of everyone, he managed to survive the accident without a single scratch.

When Elijah Price (Samuel L. Jackson), an apparently crazy comic-book collector, comes to him with an unbelievable explanation to why he escaped unharmed, things change and a very mysterious story unfolds.

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Wind River (2017) - SPOILER-FREE Review

Wind River (2017) - SPOILER-FREE Review

Written and Directed by: Taylor Sheridan

Starring: Jeremy Renner, Elizabeth Olsen, Graham Greene, Gil Birmingham, Jon Bernthal

Runtime: 111 min

Taylor Sheridan (Hell or High Water) writes and directs a thriller about a girl's murder on a Native American Reservation, which is being investigated by Jane Banner (Elizabeth Olsen), a newbie FBI agent.

She teams up with Cory Lambert (Jeremy Renner), a local hunter with exceptional tracking skills, a profound connection to the community and a particularly haunted past, in order to solve the mystery.

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Justice League (2017) - SPOILER-FREE Review

Justice League (2017) - SPOILER-FREE Review

Directed by: Zack Snyder

Written by: Chris Terrio, Joss Whedon

Starring: Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Gal Gadot, Ezra Miller, Ray Fisher, Jason Momoa

Runtime: 110 min

After Superman's death, people of Earth are overwhelmed with fear and a newly awakened enemy is about to strike the planet. Inspired by his rebuilt faith in humanity, Bruce Wayne works on gathering a team with the help of his new ally, Diana Price.

Therefore, Batman and Wonder Woman join with the other metahumans (CyborgThe Flash and Aquaman) to create a league of superheroes in order to defeat Steppenwolf, a member of Darkseid's Elite, and save the world.

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Thor: Ragnarok (2017) - SPOILER-FREE Review

Thor: Ragnarok (2017) - SPOILER-FREE Review

Directed by: Taika Waititi

Written by: Eric Pearson

Starring: Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Cate Blanchett, Mark Ruffalo, Tessa Thompson, Karl Urban, Benedict Cumberbatch, Idris Elba, Anthony Hopkins

Runtime: 130 min

In the third film of the series, Thor (Chris Hemsworth) finds himself imprisoned on the other side of the universe and in the need to get back to Asgard, in order to prevent Ragnarok (the end of Asgard and its civilization) at the hands of Hela (Cate Blanchett), a new very powerful threat.

However, to return to his homeworld he has to fight through a gladiator-like battle in a gladiator-like pit against ... his old friend and fellow Avenger, the Incredible Hulk (Mark Ruffalo)!

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A Ghost Story (2017) - SPOILER-FREE Review

A Ghost Story (2017) - SPOILER-FREE Review

Written and Directed by: David Lowery

Starring: Casey Affleck, Rooney Mara

Runtime: 87 min

David Lowery tells the story of a recently deceased man (Casey Affleck) that returns as a white-sheeted ghost to his home. He is lost in time and he has to watch life go by as well as his wife's pain.

It is a journey through memory and history, confronting life's fundamental questions and reflecting on love and grief.

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Blade Runner 2049 (2017) - SPOILER-FREE Review

Blade Runner 2049 (2017) - SPOILER-FREE Review

Directed by: Denis Villeneuve

Starring: Ryan Gosling, Harrison Ford, Ana de Armas, Sylvia Hoeks, Robin Wright, Mackenzie Davis, Carla Juri, Lennie James, Dave Bautista, Jared Leto

Runtime: 163 min

Denis Villeneuve brings back Harrison Ford (Rick Deckard) to a Blade Runner sequel, 35 years after the release of the (at the time) underrated and misunderstood original.

Blade Runner 2049 occurs 30 years after the events of the first movie and it tells the mysterious adventure of Officer K (Ryan Gosling), who goes on a quest to find Deckard, following a long-buried secret that can induce chaos in the society.

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mother! (2017) - SPOILER-FREE Review

mother! (2017) - SPOILER-FREE Review

Directed by: Darren Aronofsky

Starring: Jennifer Lawrence, Javier Bardem, Ed Harris, Michelle Pfeiffer, Brian Gleeson, Domhnall Gleeson

Runtime: 115 min

Darren Aronofsky directs and writes mother!, a story about an apparently peaceful couple's relationship that is tested when uninvited guests arrive at their home and disrupt their life.

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