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Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse - Movie review by Rouén Robinson - Jan 5, 2019 - 6:15:16 PM

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One of the taglines for this movie: Enter a universe where more than one wears the mask. A young teenager is thrust into the life of a superhero after being bitten by a spider from another dimension. As he tries to learn how to properly become the hero he wants to be so he can protect those he loves from a world ending cataclysmic event, he finds himself under the tutelage of other beings with similar powers temporarily trapped in his dimension.

Miles Morales aka Spider-Man is a teenager adapting to the fact that he has to go to a new school where more is expected from him and deal with new powers he must learn to master in a short period of time...
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Bumblebee - Movie review by Rouén Robinson - Dec 24, 2018 - 3:10:25 PM

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A lone warrior from a distant planet suffering from amnesia and left mute from battle befriends a young woman dealing with the loss of a parent. When enemies of the warrior find out where he has fled to, they agree to cooperate with a covert military organization on the new planet they have landed on with the goal of using the primitive technology of the inhabitants to pinpoint the warrior’s exact location. The warrior forms a bond with his human companion as they find strength in each other to overcome the obstacles in their lives that they may not be able to face alone...
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Transformers: Age of Extinction - Movie review by Rouén Robinson - Dec 23, 2018 - 4:18:04 PM

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Years after the an epic battle left a city in ruins humanity has picked up the pieces and a shadowy group has taken it upon themselves to rid the Earth of all alien robotic life. An ancient menace now has Earth in its cross-hairs as it manipulates the human contingent to further its ultimate goal of reclaiming a lost object of power. The leader of the remaining extraterrestrial robot combatants must decide if humanity is worth saving after such a betrayal...
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Transformers: Dark of the Moon - Movie review by Rouén Robinson - Dec 23, 2018 - 12:08:17 PM

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One of the taglines for this movie: Mankind's Finest Achievement. Our Nation's Proudest Moment. A Secret Hidden For Forty Years. When a mysterious event from Earth's past erupts into the present day it threatens to bring a war to Earth so big that the good alien robot army alone will not be able to save us. As they learn of a spacecraft from their home planet hidden on the Moon, it begins a race against the evil robot army to reach it and learn its secrets...
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Transformers - Movie review by Rouén Robinson - Dec 23, 2018 - 12:08:14 PM

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The battle between two warring factions of a robotic race continues on an alien planet. A young inhabitant of the planet is thrust into the war when it is discovered that he hold information to the location of a power source hidden on his planet generations before he was born.

Nostalgia is a powerful thing. It is proof that sometimes the memory of something makes that thing better than it really was. With that said I have to to admit I had my doubts about Transformers. There was the poster of Megatron with the word Destroy on it and the one of Optimus Prime with the word Protect...
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Robin Hood (2018) - Movie review by Rouén Robinson - Dec 9, 2018 - 12:00:17 PM

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A war-hardened soldier returns from his tour of duty in a foreign land to find his family estate in shambles. With the help of a soldier he once showed kindness to, he will become a symbol to the people in his area and show them that they can stand up to the unjust authority.

Robin of Loxley is a nobleman drafted into the Crusades, but when he is sent home from war due to actions his superior disagrees with he must find away to get back the life taken from him. Yahya aka John is a Moorish soldier who lost a hand in battle and has pledged an oath to take down the people who were responsible for the war that killed his son and agrees to train Robin to help facilitate this...
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Robin Hood (2010) - Movie review by Rouén Robinson - Dec 9, 2018 - 10:20:11 AM

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A retelling of the origin of the Robin hood legend with 13th century details. As the archer and his band of marauders confront corruption in a local village and are used as pawns in a foreign plot to overthrow the monarchy. With the country weakened by ineffective rule and an indulgent upper class, the gang of skilled mercenaries with an appetite for all life has to offer sets out to right the wrongs that the working class must endure...
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Instant Family - Movie review by Rouén Robinson - Nov 20, 2018 - 4:25:53 PM
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A married couple decide to start a family and find themselves traversing the daunting landscape of foster care adoption. They were expecting to take in a single child but end up opening their doors to three siblings of different ages as they try to figure a way to work around instant parenthood and form bounds that could lead to them forming a real family.

Pete & Ellie Wagner are a couple who flip houses for a living and decide to become foster parents with the goal of starting a family, but the foster children they end up taking in are more than they bargained for...
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Bohemian Rhapsody - Movie review by Rouén Robinson - Nov 16, 2018 - 9:45:56 AM

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The story of a world famous band’s meteoric rise to fame due to their now iconic sound and phenomenal lead singer, as they defied long held conventions and shattered stereotypes of that time. We see how the turmoil within the band lead to performances that cemented their legacy in the hearts and minds of people from different walks of life all over the globe from the very young to the very old.
Farrokh Bulsara aka Freddie Mercury becomes the lead vocalist for the rock band Smile which becomes the band Queen and with its rise to super stardom he explores a lifestyle he is unsure of at first...
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Goosebumps - Movie review by Rouén Robinson - Oct 15, 2018 - 9:33:49 AM

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A writer of young adult horror books must team up with his daughter and her teenage friends to stop the monsters who have escaped from his manuscripts. Together they must find a way to keep the creations of his imagination from destroying the town they now call home.

R.L. Stine is the creator of the Goosebumps franchise with the secret that all of the monsters he has created are real and trapped in the original manuscripts waiting to be freed. Hannah Stine is R.L. Stine’s daughter...
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Crazy Rich Asians - Movie review by Rouén Robinson - Oct 5, 2018 - 6:46:31 AM

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When a young woman visits the foreign land of her parent’s birth to meet her boyfriend’s family on the occasion of his best friend’s wedding, she is caught off-guard on learning significant details about his status in that part of the world. She soon learns that being on his arm puts a target on her back where local socialites are concerned and the disapproval of his mother complicates matters in ways she never imagined...
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The Predator - Movie review by Rouén Robinson - Sep 30, 2018 - 12:27:39 PM

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When a lethal hunter from outer space brings its battle with a genetically upgraded version of itself to Earth, it takes a ragtag collection of soldiers deemed mentally unfit for duty and a renegade scientist to prevent an escalation of violence capable of engulfing the entire human race.

Quinn McKenna is a former Army Ranger who made contact with a Predator and was able to escape its clutches with some of its weaponized alien technology which he mails to a different location before his government captures him.
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Predator - Movie review by Rouén Robinson - Sep 16, 2018 - 10:20:03 AM

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The leader of a team of military special forces operatives is sent with them on a covert mission to rescue another group which was sent to assist in a nefarious government plan in the jungles of a foreign country. While there he encounters a former military buddy who is now working with a government organization to squelch a joint effort of foreign and local armies operating in the area. After the elite team dispatches the entrenched armed force, they soon find themselves being picked off by a camouflaged opponent with weapons not of this world...
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The Darkest Minds - Movie review by Rouén Robinson - Aug 21, 2018 - 7:58:23 PM

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When a virus kills 98% of the world’s children, the remaining 2% discover they possess super human abilities. After escaping one of the camps that the government has placed the young people in, a teen joins a group of runaways searching for a rumored safe haven. They soon realize that running is not yielding the desired fruit of their labor and decide to wage a resistance by using their combined powers to take back control.

Ruby Daly is a teen with the power to control the minds of people, who escaped a government run concentration camp and is now part of a small group of runaways searching for a rumored sanctuary...
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Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol - Movie review by Rouén Robinson - Aug 7, 2018 - 2:00:40 PM

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The entire Impossible Missions Force is shut down under implications of involvement in a global terrorist plot that could lead to a new world war. Ghost Protocol is initiated and a small unit of the disavowed IMF agents must find a way to clear the organization's name and, with limited resources, stop the threat that framed them. If they fail, the landscape of the globe could be changed forever.

Ethan Hunt is the leader of the rogue team of disavowed IMF agents who must put aside his personal demons to take point on a mission that could mean the obliteration of the world's super powers in global nuclear war...
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Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation- Movie review by Rouén Robinson - Aug 5, 2018 - 5:58:44 PM

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After the disbanding of an international espionage organization by its government of origin an agent of that now disbanded organization must now face off against a network of highly skilled operatives from a rival espionage organization while trying to prove that organization's existence to his superiors. To do this the agent must assemble the scattered members of his former team as the rival espionage organization attempts to establish a new world order through an escalating series of coordinated terrorist attacks.

Ethan Hunt is an Impossible Mission Force agent who finds himself 'out in the cold' when the organization is absorbed by the Central Intelligence Agency due to the outcome of a Senate oversight committee hearing and must now prove the existence of The Syndicate with limited resources...
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Mission : Impossible - Fallout - Movie review by Rouén Robinson - Aug 4, 2018 - 9:11:07 PM

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After a mission goes awry, an operative for a top-secret government organization must rally his team in a race against time to recover components that could be used to make weapons of mass destruction. As the team goes about their business of fixing their mistake, they must deal with an operative from the parent organization of their division monitoring their activities and reporting their actions to a superior.

Ethan Hunt is the field leader of an Impossible Missions Force team that has lost three plutonium cores to a terrorist group of former spies known as The Apostles and must now take extreme measures to get them back.
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Mission : Impossible 2 - Movie review by Rouén Robinson - Aug 4, 2018 - 12:34:38 PM

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A trusted operative of a top-secret government organization is tasked with retrieving a deadly synthetic virus from a rogue operative of the same organization. In order to successfully accomplish his mission he must recruit the former lover of the operative to infiltrate his team, but during the course of the mission he falls for her and must decide if her life is worth the potential death of millions...
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Mission: Impossible - Movie review by Rouén Robinson - Aug 4, 2018 - 11:23:13 AM

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An operative of an espionage organization embarks on a daring scheme to clear his name after he is framed for the death of several colleagues and falsely branded a traitor. He forms a team of similarly disgraced former operatives to retrieve data that can be used to flush out the true traitor in their midst.

Ethan Hunt is the point man of an Impossible Missions Force team who is the only member left alive and blamed for his team’s death which forces him to find a way to clear his name & uncover the real culprit behind the mission’s failure...
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Sicario: Day Of The Soldado - Movie review by Rouén Robinson - Aug 2, 2018 - 3:44:01 PM

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When a terrorist bombing is linked to drug cartels trafficking migrants illegally across a border, a government agent persuades a mysterious colleague to join his elite team tasked with escalating the war between cartels on the other side of the border. When the team kidnaps a kingpin’s daughter and new information comes to light about the terror attack, she becomes a liability in the minds of the officials who sanctioned the kidnapping leaving her fate between the two enigmatic men.

Alejandro Gillick is a former lawyer whose family was killed by a cartel and is now a hitman with ties to the Central Intelligence Agency as an operative in the campaign of the war on drugs...
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