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Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings (2021) ☆☆☆(3/4): Hail to Tony Leung

Superhero movie can only be as good as its villain character, and “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings”, the latest product from the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), is often elevated by the very compelling presence of its villain … Continue reading

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Free Guy (2021) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4): Enjoyable but derivative

“Free Guy” is an enjoyable but derivative product reminiscent of too many other similar films out there. Its story premise will surely take you back to a number of movies associated with video games, but it does not try to … Continue reading

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The Suicide Squad (2021) ☆☆1/2 (2.5/4): More or less than adding “The”

I observed “The Suicide Squad” with occasional mild amusement while not feeling much care or enthusiasm. As the sequel to one of the most disappointing entries in DC Extended Universe (DCEU), it is definitely an improvement in comparison in many … Continue reading

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Blood Red Sky (2021) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4): A little setback on one hijacked plane

Netflix film “Blood Red Sky”, which was released a few weeks ago, attempts an amusing mix of two different genres during its 2-hour flight, but its flight turns out to be too trite and predictable to me. I am wondering … Continue reading

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Escape from Mogadishu (2021) ☆☆☆(3/4): They must stick together for their escape

South Korean film “Escape from Mogadishu” is a gritty and intense action thriller flick which is loosely based on a real-life story between South and North Korean embassy in Mogadishu, Somalia in 1991. While often reminiscent of a bunch of … Continue reading

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Action Hero (2021) ☆☆☆(3/4): A little goofy college action comedy

South Korean independent film “Action Hero” is a little goofy mix of action and comedy which turns out to be more likable than I expected. While I often shook up my head as observing all those silly moments generated among … Continue reading

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Black Widow (2021) ☆☆☆(3/4): Black Widow’s family reunion

“Black Widow”, the first film in the Phase Four of Marvel Cinematic Universe, is an entertaining product which finally puts its criminally under-utilized heroine at the center after many delays. While it is occasionally limited by its obligatory connections with … Continue reading

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Riders of Justice (2020) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): A whimsical tale of grief and vengeance

Danish film “Riders of Justice” is an unorthodox mix of drama, comedy, and violence which will catch you off guard more than once during your viewing. As deftly swinging back and forth between dark offbeat comedy and serious revenge drama, … Continue reading

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The Army of the Dead (2021) ☆☆(2/4): Zack Snyder back in zombieland

Zack Snyder’s new film “The Army of the Dead”, which was released on Netflix two days ago, is excessive and self-indulgent. Although you will be not disappointed at all if you simply want to see lots of zombies swiftly eliminated … Continue reading

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Fast & Furious 9 (2021) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4): Another family problem….

My mind kept going somewhere while watching “Fast & Furious 9”, whose theatrical release was unfortunately delayed more than once due to several reasons including the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic before eventually released in South Korean theaters today. Yes, there are … Continue reading

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