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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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Sicario - Movie review by Rouén Robinson - Aug 1, 2018 - 8:01:40 PM

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An idealistic federal agent is enlisted by an elite government task force official to aid in an escalating war against drugs in a lawless border area between two countries. Led by an enigmatic consultant with a shady past, the squad sets out on a covert assignment that forces the federal agent to re-evaluate her belief structure in order to make it back to her former job alive.

Kate Macer is an agent for the Federal Bureau of Investigation who has been chosen to join a Black Ops Task Force on a clandestine mission that will challenge her core beliefs in justice & security...
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Jurassic World : Fallen Kingdom - Movie review by Rouén Robinson - Jul 31, 2018 - 7:30:20 PM

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Three years after the theme park & luxury resort of cloned dinosaurs was shut down due to a containment breach, the island’s dormant volcano roars back to life and threatens to kill the remaining dinosaurs on the island. A former dinosaur wrangler and the current head of the campaign to stop the re-extinction of dinosaurs must team up on an expedition to rescue as many dinosaurs as possible from the dangerous land mass. As they work with a team of outside crusaders, a conspiracy emerges that could lead to a version of the world not seen for millions of years...
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Equalizer 2 - Movie review by Rouén Robinson - Jul 23, 2018 - 9:05:25 PM

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A former government agent, thought dead, has resurfaced to bring unflinching justice for the exploited and oppressed who are fortunate enough to come to his attention. When someone close to him is in need of such justice he goes above and beyond the call of duty to make sure those responsible pay for their heinous crime.

Robert McCall is a former C.I.A. operative who now works for Lyft and deals in vigilante justice for those who have no one to defend them, but he surpasses his previous efforts when it is for someone he loves. Susan Plummer is a friend of McCall and an investigator for the Central Intelligence Agency who is called out of semi-retirement to consult on a murder-suicide in Brussels involving an asset...
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The Equalizer - Movie review by Rouén Robinson - Jul 23, 2018 - 9:58:56 AM

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The tagline for this movie: What Do You See When You Look At Me? A man who believes he has put his mysterious past behind him and dedicated himself to a quiet new life, soon meets someone in need to whom he is drawn to help. With his hidden skills, he decides to mete out vengeance to anyone who makes it a point to brutalize the helpless. If someone has a problem, if the odds are stacked against them, if they have nowhere else to turn, he will come out of his self-imposed retirement for justice.

Robert McCall works at a hardware store and lives a somber life until the crime & corruption around him awakens a side of himself he thought he had buried with the talents of a covert military operative...
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Incredibles 2 - Movie review by Rouén Robinson - Jul 2, 2018 - 7:43:34 PM

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The mother of a super-powered family is chosen by a wealthy benefactor to change the public’s perception of superheroes in a bid to legalize them. When a new villain hatches a plot that could end the goodwill she has fostered, her family and friends must work together to make the world safe for powered & non-powered individuals.

Helen Parr is the former Elastigirl who has been selected to be used in a campaign to get the public behind the idea of a world with super-powered people legally helping keep it safe again...
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Deadpool 2 - Movie review by Rouén Robinson - Jun 6, 2018 - 12:09:45 PM

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After suffering an unforeseen tragedy, a disfigured mercenary with a mutant power must find a reason to keep on living instead of finding new ways to attempt to end his existence. He finds that purpose in the form of a mutant child being hunted by a superpowered cyborg from the future and sets out to create a new team of skilled individuals, in their own fields, to help him protect the child.

Wade Wilson is the mercenary known as Deadpool who is forced to go on a journey of self -discovery as an X-Men Trainee in hopes of finding a meaning to his life after a loss he has recently sustained...
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Deadpool - Movie review by Rouén Robinson - May 29, 2018 - 6:37:38 PM

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The origin story of a mercenary who was once a Special Forces operative and is now an anti-hero after being subjected to a rogue experiment. He is in the process of hunting downing the ones behind the experiment to force them to change him back, so he can be with the woman he loves.

Wade Wilson is a gun for hire who finds out he has rapid advancing cancer through out his body and undergoes an experimental procedure that leaves him an extreme healing factor, but so disfigured in mind and body that he takes on the persona of Deadpool.

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