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The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part (2019) ☆☆☆(3/4): It’s less awesome – but still fun

When “The Lego Movie” (2014) came in early 2014, it was one of major surprises during that year. I and others did not have much expectation at first, but, what do you know, the film turned out to be one … Continue reading

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Bumblebee (2018) ☆☆☆(3/4): A girl meets Bumblebee

When I heard about “Bumblebee” for the first time early in this year, I did not have much expectation on this prequel/spin-off of the Transformers series. After all, I suffered no less than four sequels after “Transformers” (2007) came out, … Continue reading

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Aquaman (2018) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4): Aquaman Cometh

If “Aquaman” came 10 years ago, I would probably be more generous to it. Sure, it has several spectacular sequences to be enjoyed on a big screen, and it has more sense of fun and humor compared to that solemn … Continue reading

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The Endless (2017) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): Two brothers coming back to their past

Sometimes I encounter little movies in the need of more attention, and “The Endless” is one of such cases. While it works as an engaging drama about two brothers struggling with their past, this small film is also quite intriguing … Continue reading

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Upgrade (2018) ☆☆☆(3/4): Upgraded to Kill

“Upgrade” is a mixed bag full of borrowed materials, and I sort of like that. While clearly reminiscent of “Death Wish” (1974) and other similar revenge thriller films, the movie is a pulpy science fiction decorated with familiar but amusing … Continue reading

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Thelma (2017) ☆☆☆(3/4): Her power awakens

“Thelma”, which was chosen as Norway’s official entry for Best Foreign Language Film Oscar in last year, is a calm but unsettling experience. Firmly sticking to its young heroine’s increasingly agitated state of mind, the movie constantly unnerves us throughout … Continue reading

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Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018) ☆☆☆(3/4): Ant-Man returns – with his partner

While looking relatively modest compared to other recent Marvel Comics Universe (MCU) movies, “Ant-Man and the Wasp” is a solid lightweight fun. Although it initially takes some time as trying to juggle many different story elements together during its first … Continue reading

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