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The Karate Kid Part II - Movie review by Rouén Robinson - May 13, 2018 - 8:17:20 AM
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One more lesson to share. The price of honor. The glory of friendship. And the way you must fight when only the winner survives.

A martial arts student makes an emergency trip with his sensei to his birth country to visit his dying father. While there, the sensei must deal with the relationships he left behind including that of his old flame and also his best friend turned powerful enemy. The student also finds new love that is threatened by their connection with his sensei’s village...
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Cobra Kai (Season 1) - Movie review by Rouén Robinson - May 12, 2018 - 4:14:05 PM

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The Karate Kid Saga Continues

34 after a crushing defeat, the star pupil of a closed karate dojo seeks redemption by reopening it. In so doing he reignites a rivalry with a now successful high school foe who is having trouble maintaining balance in his life without the guidance of his sensei.

Johnny Lawrence is the former star student of the Cobra Kai karate dojo who is down on his luck and decides to restart the Cobra Kai dojo with the hope of giving his life a sense of purpose.
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The Next Karate Kid - Movie review by Rouén Robinson - May 12, 2018 - 1:50:02 PM

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When a war veteran visits the widow of a soldier he fought alongside he promises to help her with her brooding granddaughter. When a situation at school goes beyond her control the granddaughter decides to take the veteran up on his offer to train her in martial arts as a way of dealing with the problems that begin to overwhelm her.

Keisuke Miyagi is a Medal of Honor bearer of the 442nd Regimental Combat Team from World War II who offers to be the care taker of the grand daughter of his deceased commanding officer in Boston...
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The Karate Kid (2010) - Movie review by Rouén Robinson - May 12, 2018 - 12:31:26 PM

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A young boy is relocated to another country that speaks a different language due to his mother's latest career move. He almost immediately falls for his classmate who has mutual feelings, but cultural differences make the success of their friendship highly unlikely. To make matters worse the friendship incurs the wrath of the neighborhood bully. The young boy's only hope is to get the maintenance man of the apartment building he lives in to teach him the martial art of Kung Fu...
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Acrimony - Movie review by Rouén Robinson - May 10, 2018 - 5:40:37 PM
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The slow disintegration of a relationship spanning the prime years of a couple’s life is looked on bitterly by one of the participants. As circumstances begin to change it is hard to see who is to blame as outside forces conspire to influence both of the once linked individuals in ways beneficial to their own needs and wants.

Melinda Moore-Gayle is a woman who believes she has squandered the best years of her life in a marriage that has brought her nothing in the way of sustainable happiness as she has sacrificed her potential...
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A Quiet Place - Movie review by Rouén Robinson - Apr 30, 2018 - 8:50:39 PM

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The surviving family of four must live their lives in silence as mysterious creatures that hunt by sound threaten to kill the rest of them. As their family prepares to welcome a new member they must move beyond past mistakes in order to protect each other from the predatory menace.

Evelyn Abbott is the matriarch of the Abbott household and is preparing to bring a fourth child into a deadly world where a loud noise could summon a horrifying creature to attack whatever made it...
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Avengers : Infinity War - Movie review by Rouén Robinson - Apr 28, 2018 - 9:53:21 PM

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Where Will You Be, When It All Ends?

A group of heroes must put aside their differences to fight against a cosmic danger with a plan to destroy half of the universe’s sentient life. To achieve his goal he must collect six artifacts around the cosmos of unimaginable power and it is up to the heroes to keep them from him. If they fail in their duty then existence itself well pay the ultimate price of their monumental loss...
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Ant-Man - Movie review by Rouén Robinson - Apr 24, 2018 - 11:29:13 AM

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One of the taglines for this movie: No Shield. No Armor. No Problem. A burglar must find the hero inside himself to help a bitter scientist protect the secret behind his invention which allows a person to shrink in size while increasing in strength. Against towering odds they must work together with their trusted associates to pull off a heist that will save the world from the threat of a global terrorist infestation...
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Iron Man - Movie review by Rouén Robinson - Apr 23, 2018 - 11:50:25 AM

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This is the first movie by the film division of Marvel Studios and shows that there is hope for the House Of Ideas' comic book creations on the silver screen when handled by the company that created them. The movie has a great Summer blockbuster feel and the right mix of action, adventure, comedy and drama to make it fun for anyone even if they are not familiar with the character.

Tony Stark is a playboy billionaire industrialist who has a figurative and literal change of heart after he is captured by insurgents and given the task of making a missile...
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Rampage - Movie review by Rouén Robinson - Apr 22, 2018 - 7:27:56 PM

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When a silverback albino gorilla becomes one of the three animals mutated to an enormous size, the primatologist who has taken care of him since birth will do anything to find a cure. He must team up with a disgraced genetic engineer to secure an antidote in time to save his altered friend and stop the other raging animals from destroying the city they have converged on.

Davis Okoye is a primatologist at the San Diego Wildlife Preserve who was a former U S Army Special Forces soldier in the anti-poaching unit and friend to a mutating albino gorilla named George...
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Lost In Space (Season 1) - Movie review by Rouén Robinson - Apr 21, 2018 - 2:33:59 PM

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When a celestial object makes their planet gradually uninhabitable, selected families are launched on an interstellar spacecraft to colonize a new region of the galaxy. On the 24th mission of the spacecraft, an alien entity breaches the hull and forces some of the families to evacuate to a non-native habitable but uncharted planet nearby.

Maureen Robinson is a brilliant aerospace engineer taking her family to the colonized Alpha Centauri. John Robinson is a pilot and former Marine married to Maureen...
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Skyline - Movie review by Rouén Robinson - Apr 18, 2018 - 8:16:45 PM

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If You Think You Can Hide...If You Think You Can Resist...If You Think You Can Survive...You Haven't Seen The Light.

Following a late night birthday party, a group of friends are awoken in the wee hours before dawn by strange blue lights beaming through their penthouse window. These eerie lights have descended all over the city of Los Angeles, drawing people outside like moths to a flame and then scooping them in to the air...
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Ready Player One - Movie review by Rouén Robinson - Apr 3, 2018 - 9:07:30 PM

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In the future, the creator of an immersive virtual world leaves his immense fortune and control of that world to anyone who can win a contest he designed. An unlikely hero is able to figure out the first challenge and with the help of his friends in the virtual world he attempts to win the contest to keep it away from the evil corporation that wants to corrupt it.

Wade Watts is the young man known as Parzival in the virtual world of the OASIS who wishes to win the Quest so he can leave where he lives in the stacks in Ohio with a neglectful relative...
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A Wrinkle In Time - Movie review by Rouén Robinson - Mar 21, 2018 - 11:25:00 AM

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A young girl, her younger brother and a school mate must go on a journey across the universe with the help of three celestial beings to find her missing father. As they travel to worlds beyond their comprehension, the young girl must learn to embrace her flaws & harness the strength inside herself to defeat the evil that awaits.

Meg Murry is a young girl dealing with the disappearance of her father and self esteem issues, who is given the opportunity to save her father by tessering to the planets he accidentally transported himself to...
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Fear What's Inside - Movie review by Rouén Robinson - Mar 20, 2018 - 3:37:20 PM

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A group of military scientists is joined by an ex-military biologist on an expedition into a mysterious quarantined zone. Once there, they must find out the reason why only one person from previous expeditions has ever returned and how to stop the slow expansion of the quarantined zone.

Lena is a biologist & working university professor who was a former soldier and is drafted on a top secret military expedition into the area of the Shimmer after her husband is the only person ever to return from the area...
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Black Panther - Movie review by Rouén Robinson - Feb 22, 2018 - 2:57:13 PM

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After the death of his father a prince must take on the mantle of king of his isolationist and technologically advanced nation. When an enemy from his nation’s past reappears, the new king must prove himself to his people as he is drawn into a conflict with the potential to put the nations of the world at risk.

T’Challa is the new King of Wakanda and also the new Black Panther with a sworn oath to protect the interests of his isolated nation from those who would use its advanced technology for evil. Shuri is the princess of Wakanda and the current head designer of its technological tradition of incorporating the alien metal Vibranium into every aspect of their cutting-edge way of life...
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The Cloverfield Paradox - Movie review by Rouén Robinson - Feb 8, 2018 - 9:59:50 AM

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A group of scientists on a space station orbiting a planet on the brink of war must test a device that could solve their world’s energy crisis. On testing the device they transport themselves to an alternate dimension and must find the means on the reality warped station to return to their original location.

Ava Hamilton is a member of the crew on the Cloverfield Space Station who are tasked with testing the Shephard particle accelerator that could end the world’s energy crisis...
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Maze Runner: The Death Cure - Movie review by Rouén Robinson - Jan 29, 2018 - 10:47:13 AM


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A satisfying conclusion to the trilogy that gives closure to the microcosm we have been following with an open end of the macro chaos defined by the world at large.

Every Maze Has An End

One of the taglines for this movie: Every Maze Has An End. A young man leads a group of fellow fugitives from a clandestine corporation’s experiment on a dangerous mission to save their captured friend...
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All the Money in the World - Movie review by Rouén Robinson - Jan 21, 2018 - 11:39:18 AM

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When a teenage boy is kidnapped and held for ransom, it is up to his devoted mother to convince his billionaire grandfather to pay it. When the billionaire refuses to pay, the mother must team with he adviser in a race against time to get her son from his captors who are becoming increasingly brutal in their demands for the money.

Abigail Harris is the mother of a kidnapped son who must find a way to pay the ransom demanded by the kidnappers by going to her son’s grandfather for the money...
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The Greatest Showman - Movie review by Rouén Robinson - Jan 11, 2018 - 12:41:31 PM


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A young clerk for a shipping company dreams of a better life for his wife and two daughters. When he is let go after the company goes bankrupt he risks what little money he has to start a venture that would become a world renowned attraction of entertainment for years to come.

P. T. Barnum is an ambitious showman and entrepreneur who was driven to be successful with what he had at his disposal while flying to the face of social norms of that time. Charity Barnum is P.T.’s wife who dealt with her husband’s need to prove himself in the eyes of her father and the high society crowd that she came from while tending to the needs of their two daughters.

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