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Bright - Movie review by Rouén Robinson - Dec 28, 2017 - 4:37:57 PM

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In an alternate present-day where humans have coexisted with mythical sentient beings since the beginning of time, a human and orc police officers are thrown into a magical line of fire when they find themselves on an escort mission with an elf in possession of a thought-to-be-forgotten relic. As they battle their personal differences and societal expectations they must keep this dangerous weapon out of the the wrong hands or risk the destruction of everything they hold dear by an millennia old malevolent entity...
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Ferdinand - Movie review by Rouén Robinson - Dec 26, 2017 - 8:25:54 AM

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After being mistaken for a ferocious animal, a kindhearted bull is torn from his home and placed in a bullfight training facility. In a race against time he must rally a team of misfit animals to escape the facility and return to his family before a legendary bullfighter chooses him for his final performance.

Ferdinand is a bull who wishes to stay with his adopted family, but after being brought to Casa del Toro and forced to compete for a bullfight he forms a plan to escape with new friends...
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Murder On The Orient Express - Movie review by Rouén Robinson - Dec 25, 2017 - 12:44:29 PM

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A lavish train ride soon becomes a thrilling mystery full of suspense when thirteen strangers find themselves on a journey of murder. One man must use all of his well honed skills of deduction to put the pieces of the puzzle together and solve the case before death strikes yet again.

Hercule Poirot is a world renowned detective who has just solved a theft in Jerusalem and seeks to get some rest on the elegant Orient Express before his next case. Bouc is a friend of Hercule and the director of the Orient Express who offered him a room in the train for the three day journey.
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Star Wars : The Last Jedi- Movie review by Rouén Robinson - Dec 17, 2017 - 7:31:32 AM

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A prodigy in a mystic art seeks out a master of the art in self exile to guide her in the ways of the art while fighting the lure of the master’s former apprentice. In space a group of freedom fighters must find a way to escape the might of an oppressive regime but to do so they must find a way to elude their pursuers with minimum casualties.

Rey is a extraordinarily gifted Force sensitive individual seeking a legendary master to train her in the ways of the Jedi in hopes of saving the galaxy from the rule of the First Order...
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The Star - Movie review by Rouén Robinson - Dec 8, 2017 - 11:37:23 AM

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This is the story of a young donkey who dreams of joining a traveling caravan with his dove best friend if he can escape the miller who owns him. During a successful escape attempt he finds his way into the home of a young carpenter and his pregnant wife who he stays with in hopes of not returning to a life of milling wheat, but he soon finds himself on an unexpected adventure.

Boaz is a young donkey who finds himself chasing after the humans Joseph and Mary after he discovers a plot to kill Mary’s unborn baby by King Herod...
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The Truth Must Be Taken- Movie review by Rouén Robinson - Dec 6, 2017 - 6:05:02 PM

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A former operative for a special operations branch of the military is now a vigilante seeking vengeance for the death of his family due to his involvement in a large conspiracy. As he executes all those responsible for the deaths, he teams with a former intelligence analyst in hiding due to information he uncovered as they decide if a current government security agent is worth the risk of being included in their circle of trust as it may endanger her life and those she loves.

Frank Castle is the vigilante known as the Punisher who is believed dead but as his alias of Pete Castiglione gets wrapped up in a conspiracy he thought was behind him he seeks to kill the man responsible...
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You Can't Save The World Alone - Movie review by Rouén Robinson - Nov 28, 2017 - 6:56:22 AM

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Vitalized by a restored faith in humanity due to an alien hero’s sacrifice, a billionaire seeks the help of a demigoddess heroine to face-off against an ancient evil. Together they recruit a team that includes a human machine hybrid, a delinquent from a mythical royal family and a young man able to tap into an alternative energy source, to save the planet from an assault of apocalyptic proportions.

Bruce Wayne is Batman who rededicates himself to saving the human race after the selfless death of the Kryptonian Kal-El, known as Superman to the world and Clark Kent to his friends, by forming a league of super powered beings...
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Daddy's Home 2: Movie review by Rouén Robinson - Nov 27, 2017 - 11:29:11 AM

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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...
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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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