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Daddy's Home 2: Movie review by Rouén Robinson - Nov 27, 2017 - 11:29:11 AM

Two fathers have finally reconciled their differences and attempt to provide a perfect winter holiday for their blended families. Their new partnership is quickly put to the test when their fathers arrive with wildly different approaches to parenting which throws the fragile dynamic into disarray.

Brad Whitaker is the father of a toddler and a stepfather to two children who has finally found common ground with their birth father until his own father visits with troubles of his own...
Nimi Princewill: When your net-worth threatens your self-worth - Nov 21, 2017 - 11:08:23 AM

Society don't care what value you create. If you aren't getting rewarded with an obese paycheck, you aren't doing nothing. Well, shame on society. Finding fulfillment in the service you render (even on a volunteer job) is the biggest reward. Monetary remuneration is only an added advantage.

Every once in a while, I get approached by publications across Africa, requesting I contribute my thoughts to their platforms. I oblige for free, and it drives a few people crazy. In their words, "You write for all these publications? You must be earning a boatload..." I do imagine how terribly disappointed they get, as nothing reeks of poor judgment any worse than my usual reply, "I don't write for money."...
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A Bad Moms Christmas- Movie review by Rouén Robinson - Nov 17, 2017 - 10:52:16 AM

One of the taglines for this movie: Celebrate The Holidays Like A Mother. Three women who feel under-appreciated and over-burdened by their families decide to rebel against the challenges and expectations thrust open them during the winter holiday season. As they try to redefine how to make the holidays special for their families, they must also host and entertain their own mothers and hopefully discover a way to mature their relationship...
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Boo 2! A Madea Halloween: Movie review by Rouén Robinson - Nov 16, 2017 - 2:38:12 PM

When a young woman in high school decides to attend a frat party on Halloween in an area with a violent past, it is up to her grand aunt and friends to keep her out of trouble. During the course of the night as party-goers continue to go missing, everyone finds themselves believing in the legend of the haunted camp grounds.

Madea is the most outspoken leader of a group of seniors that includes her brother Joe and friends Hattie & Aunt Bam who all end up working together to try and keep her grand niece safe...
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Happy Death Day: Movie review by Rouén Robinson - Oct 29, 2017 - 5:20:10 PM

The tagline for this movie: Get up. Live Your Day. Get Killed. Again. A self absorbed college student must relive her birthday over and over again as it is also the day that she dies. The tagline for this movie: Get up. Live Your Day. Get Killed. Again. A self absorbed college student must relive her birthday over and over again as it is also the day that she dies. The tagline for this movie: Get up. Live Your Day. Get Killed. Again. A self absorbed college student must relive her birthday over and over again as it is also the day that she dies. The loop will end only after she discovers her killer’s identity but each day she gets weaker.

Theresa ‘Tree’ Gelbman is a college student living in her sorority house who finds herself in a time loop on the day that she dies and decides to find out who is killing her with the hope of stopping it.
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Stranger Things (Season 2): Movie review by Rouén Robinson - Oct 29, 2017 - 9:00:23 AM

The second season immerses us in the mythology of the creatures from the netherworld and the young people in our world who must fight against them.
Stranger Things (Season 2)

One of the taglines for this season of the series: It Only Gets Stranger. A year after odd events occurred in a small town, a small group of residents of varying ages with knowledge related to it must band together to combat greater threats from a parallel dimension...
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Flatliners (2017): Movie review by Rouén Robinson - Oct 28, 2017 - 11:57:48 PM

One of the taglines for this movie: You Haven’t Lived Until You’ve Died. When five students of medicine embark on a daring experiment to map electrical activity in the human brain for a time period after death, it becomes a life altering experience for those who go through with it. However, problems soon arise for those who have survived the process and now they must each figure out a way to put an end to the threat they have invited into their lives.

Courtney Holmes is a promising med student looking to use an unused backup basement of the hospital she is learning at, to find out what the brain goes through just minutes following death. Sophia is a pressured medical school student looking to do what ever is necessary to show her overbearing mother that she has what it takes to be a doctor...
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Flatliners (1990): Movie review by Rouén Robinson - Oct 27, 2017 - 4:02:37 PM

Some Lines Shouldn’t Be Crossed. Five medical students concoct a plan to experiment with near death experiences through temporarily stopping brain activity for different lengths of time before being resuscitated. Some of them go through the process, but after the experiment is deemed a success a frightening side-effect could cost them everything in their present as their past comes back with a vengeance.

Nelson Wright is a brilliant medical student convinced that he can unlock the secrets of the hereafter with the help of his medical school friends and some borrowed hospital equipment...
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American Made: Movie review by Rouén Robinson - Oct 27, 2017 - 11:35:46 AM

One of the taglines for this movie: The CIA. The White House. Pablo Escobar. One Man Played Them All. A former commercial airline pilot becomes a gun runner for a government’s clandestine operation that would lead to him working as a drug smuggler for a notorious cartel. As he is forced to pull double duty for two opposing forces, he must maintain a public image as a legitimate businessman in the town his family resides

Barry Seal is a former Trans World Airlines pilot hired by the C.I.A. to fly missions to Central & South America and ended up becoming a drug smuggler for the Medellin Cartel...
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The Foreigner: Movie review by Rouén Robinson - Oct 26, 2017 - 12:09:03 PM

The tagline for this movie: Never Push A Good Man Too Far. A restaurateur with a long-buried past begins a vendetta when his teenage daughter is killed in a senseless act of terrorism. As he searches for the identity of the terrorists, he is brought into conflict with a government official whose own past may link him to the elusive political driven murderers.

Ngoc Minh Quan is a restaurant owner in London who happens to be a former special forces operator during the Vietnam War looking for revenge on the people responsible for the death of his daughter...
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American Assassin: Movie review by Rouén Robinson - Oct 24, 2017 - 2:00:58 PM

A recruit for a government intelligence agency is enlisted by the agency’s deputy director with his mentor to investigate a wave of attacks on military and civilian targets. When the three decipher a pattern in the violence they must team with a local agent in a foreign country to stop an enigmatic operative bent on inciting a new world war.

Mitch Rapp is seeking vengeance for the death of his girlfriend due to a terror attack and becomes a new recruit for a black ops unit in the C.I.A. with the codename Orion. Irene Kennedy is Deputy Director of the Central Intelligence Agency who has offered Mitch a chance to work for the Orion unit...
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Geostorm - Movie review by Rouén Robinson - Oct 22, 2017 - 6:25:26 PM

Heaven Forbid Those Same Things Should Ever Control Us. The satellite designer behind a global climate control system must race to stop a planet wide weather catastrophe. It will take two teams, one on the space station and one on the planet, to save the world from monumental disaster.

Jake Lawson is a former space station commander hired to fix a malfunction on the climate control system of satellites...
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Batman vs. Two-Face - Movie review by Rouén Robinson - Oct 21, 2017 - 6:20:50 PM

The tagline for this movie: Everyone Must Face Their Demons. When a crime wave hits a city, it is up to two masked vigilantes to figure out who is behind the increase in criminal activity and why. As the duo find clues to who the mastermind is, they must try to make sense of how it is at all possible when the evidence points to someone who was cured of their evil.

Bruce Wayne is the rich playboy businessman who has a secret crime fighting life as Batman and must now confront the fact that his best friend is the mastermind behind the current crime wave in Gotham...
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Blade Runner 2049 - Movie review by Rouén Robinson - Oct 9, 2017 - 11:38:15 AM

This movie does not have a tagline. A synthetic police officer hired to exterminate other bio-engineered beings unearths a buried secret that could plunge the remnants of human society on the planet into a chaotic maelstrom. He must track down the whereabouts of a former police officer with a personal connection to his present case to piece together the puzzle that may quell the coming storm or violently disrupt humanity’s status quo.

K is a police officer for the Los Angeles Police Department in the Blade Runner Division who happens to be a replicant dealing with prejudice as he hunts his own kind to uncover a long-buried conspiracy. Joi is K’s loving holographic girlfriend created by the Wallace Corporation who he has upgraded to be able to accompany him on his present case for moral support...
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The Lego Ninjago - Movie review by Rouén Robinson - Oct 8, 2017 - 11:29:25 AM

One of the taglines for this movie: Find Your Inner Piece. The son of an evil warlord seeks to defeat his father with the help of his fellow ninjas while maintaining their secret identities. With the help of his uncle to guide his team through the trials they must face, he will learn the true power he has inside himself and the discipline to control it as field leader of his team.

Lloyd Garmadon is the leader of the Secret Ninja Force as the Green Ninja, the son of Lord Garmadon and the nephew of Master Wu. Misako aka Koko is Lloyd’s mother who doesn’t know he is the Green Ninja and wants him to stay away from danger after she left her husband Lord Garmadon and gave up the title Lady Iron Dragon...
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Sharon Turner: I’m Grand Bahamian & I support assisting Dominica’s storm victims - Oct 1, 2017 - 1:29:37 PM

Dear Editor,

Personally, I have no problem with us assisting the children of Dominica. I do not believe that providing help to those in need will suddenly make us destitute or less able to be helped, and I live in Grand Bahama where things have been tough for years. Were it not for foreign aid, from the United States in the North to Jamaica in the South, our island would have suffered even more pain than it did during Frances and would still be in darkness after Hurricane Matthew last year. When we saw those foreign guys on those poles fixing our light, we didn't block them at the border or tell them get out of our country because you are not Bahamian. We didn't block our borders in West End to foreign groups who came in bringing relief supplies. Their countries have major problems too...
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Neo Yokio - Show review by Rouén Robinson - Sep 28, 2017 - 8:27:38 AM

Neo Yokio - The first season of the series does not have a tagline. In a city of culture and finance, a young exorcist must uphold the family tradition of protecting clients from demons. As he makes his way through the diverse city state cultivating his personal brand, he soon finds out there is more to life than his view as he interacts with people of varying experiences and backgrounds.

Kaz Kaan is a vain and wealthy magistocrat who wants to free himself from the title of Neo-Riche due to the fact that he has to work for his money in the family business of exorcism. Charles is Kaz’s mecha butler who looks after him and attempts to keep him from being trapped in his vapid and decadent lifestyle, but he holds a secret that
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Kingsman: The Golden Circle - Movie review by Rouén Robinson - Sep 26, 2017 - 1:33:32 PM

Kingsman: The Golden Circle - One of the taglines for this movie: Reports Of My Death Have Been Greatly Exaggerated. After their headquarters are destroyed by an insidious criminal organization, a clandestine espionage agency must team with it’s foreign counterpart to put an end to the criminal organization’s leader. As the world is held hostage, these two teams must focus on their shared interest of safeguarding the globe if they are to have any hope of victory.

Gary ‘Eggsy’ Unwin aka Galahad is an agent of Kingsman trying to juggle his duties as a secret agent with his responsibilities as a boyfriend of a princess which can weigh on him. Merlin is quartermaster of the Kingsman who supplies them with their tools and weapons...
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Death Note:Review by Rouén Robinson - Sep 23, 2017 - 8:07:30 PM

The tagline for this movie: Justice Is Coming. A high school student stumbles across a mystical notebook that has the power to kill any person whose name he writes in its pages. He uses it to start a secret crusade to rid the world of criminals but soon finds himself pursued by a brilliant detective who always solves his case.

Light Turner is an extremely intelligent high school student dealing with the death of his mother who comes across a magical notebook with the ability to kill people written in it. Mia Sutton is a cheerleader who begins a romantic relationship with Light and becomes so obsessed with the power of the magical notebook that she is willing to kill anyone who gets in the way of its use.
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Save Dean's Voice - Sep 21, 2017 - 12:00:21 PM

My brother Dean has ALS.
He's only a few years older than me, and he's been dealing with the dreaded disease for 9 years. I had no clue what it was at first, and when I read, "fatal, 2 - 4 years life expectancy," I cried for days. It was Dean who had to live with it, day by day as his body changed and he began loosing his ability to do things we all take for granted.

Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (also known as ALS, Lou Gehrig’s disease, or motor neuron disease) is a disease that gradually paralyzes people because the brain is no longer able to communicate with the muscles of the body that we are typically able to move at will. Over time, as the muscles of the body break down, someone living with ALS will lose the ability to walk, talk, eat, swallow, and eventually breathe..."

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