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Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw (2019) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4): They work together again…

I could not help but get a bit tired and numbed as watching “Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw”, a spin-off entry from The Fast and the Furious franchise. While it is not boring at all thanks to the … Continue reading

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EXIT (2019) ☆☆☆(3/4): They must find a way out…

South Korean film “EXIT” is better than I expected. When I watched its trailer a few weeks ago, it seemed to be no more than another silly comedy action flick, but the movie does its job fairly well as bouncing … Continue reading

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Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4): Spider-Man goes to Europe

“Spider-Man: Far From Home”, the first Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) flick coming out after “Avengers: Endgame” (2019), is mildly disappointing without enough excitement or imagination to engage us. Although it is fairly enjoyable in its mostly lightweight tone just like … Continue reading

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John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum (2019) ☆☆☆(3/4): John Wick Vs. the World

“John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum” is a brutal, intense, and electrifying action film which may numb your nerve ends a lot. While I occasionally cringed at its numerous moments of ruthless and remorseless violence during my viewing, I also … Continue reading

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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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