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Toy Story 4 (2019) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): Another closure for Woody and his friends

“Toy Story 4”, the latest animation feature film from Pixar Animation Studios, is another entertaining entry of the endearing franchise which has lasted for more than 20 years. While its existence seems rather redundant at first due to that nearly … Continue reading

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Dark Phoenix (2019) ☆☆(2/4): A lackluster finale for the 19-year-old franchise

“Dark Phoenix”, the last chapter for what was begun with “X-Men: First Class” (2011) and then continued with “X-Men: Days of Future Fast” (2014) and “X-Men Apocalypse” (2016), is messy and tedious to say the least. While merely trudging from … Continue reading

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The Wandering Earth (2019) ☆☆☆(3/4): A goofy but ambitious SF spectacle from China

Chinese film “The Wandering Earth” is a goofy but ambitious SF movie which deserves some kudos for trying to reach to the level of your typical Hollywood blockbuster SF film. Although it is sometimes a little too cheesy and corny … Continue reading

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Furie (2019) ☆☆☆(3/4): A gritty and stylish Vietnamese female action flick

Vietnamese action thriller film “Furie”, which is currently available on Netflix, tries to do something different within its genre territory, and I appreciated that even while noticing its imperfect aspects from time to time. Although it will instantly remind you … Continue reading

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The Kid Who Would Be King (2019) ☆☆☆(3/4): Their little Arthurian adventure

“The Kid Who Would Be King” is a little fantasy adventure movie willingly and unabashedly going for unadulterated fun and excitement. Although it is rather familiar and predictable as a modern variation of the Arthurian legend, the movie lively and … Continue reading

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Avengers: Endgame (2019) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4): This is the end (for now)

My mind often went stray as I was watching “Avengers: Endgame” at last night. While it is undeniably a big, ambitious finale for what has been steadily developed via more than 20 films during last 11 years, the movie still … Continue reading

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Triple Frontier (2019) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4): They go for money this time…

“Triple Frontier”, which was released on Nexflix yesterday, is fairly watchable but not that satisfying on the whole. While often gritty and intense as required, the movie does not bring anything particularly new to its genre territory, and it is … Continue reading

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