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Star Wars : The Force Awakens - Movie review by Rouén Robinson - Dec 23, 2019 - 3:15:51 PM

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Decades after the defeat of an oppressive government and its dictator whose influence had spread across the galaxy, a new unjust movement has risen to fill the power vacuum. Only the combined effort of a group of individuals from different walks of life can put an end to this new threat with ties to the previous one.

FN-2187 is a stormtrooper in the First Order who questions his training after his initial exposure to the heartlessness of his squad...
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Star Wars : The Rise of Skywalker- Movie review by Rouén Robinson - Dec 22, 2019 - 12:53:23 PM

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The surviving forces of the Resistance must find a way to rally the civilians of the galaxy to fight against the remaining contingent of the First Order just as their new supreme leader makes an alliance with an ally hidden for years, but ready to shift the tide of battle with a military of their own. A cadre of friends go on a mission to retrieve an archaic artifact with information that may be able to lead them to the key to unlocking one of their pasts while providing a path to galactic victory...
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Joker - Movie review by Rouén Robinson - Oct 15, 2019 - 2:30:53 PM

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A mentally-troubled aspiring stand-up comic deals with disappointment as he struggles in a fragmenting society. When a bad decision at his day job as a clown-for-hire brings about a dire chain of events, he embarks on journey of self discovery that parallels the city’s revolt along class lines. As his downward spiral consumes him, he finds his true self in a persona that will baptize him though bloody crime.

Arthur Fleck is a down on his luck mentally unstable man working at a clown-for-hire business with dreams of becoming a famous comedienne if he could overcome his current condition...
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Veronica Mars - Movie review by Rouén Robinson - Aug 1, 2019 - 8:30:00 AM

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A former teenage sleuth is pulled back into a life she thought she had left behind when a message from an ex-lover causes her to return to her home town. While there she reacquaints herself with family & friends but old habits die hard when things don't seem right and she finds herself in the midst of a mystery needing to be solved.

Veronica Mars is a law student on the verge of getting a job at a high-end New York law firm but a call from her past boyfriend brings her to her old stomping grounds of Neptune to use her background in investigation to help him find the right attorney for his case...
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Stranger Things (Season 3) - Movie review by Rouén Robinson - Jul 11, 2019 - 2:40:20 PM

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During the Summer in a small town that has dealt with intrusions from other dimensions, the opening of a mall may not only lead to the closing of local businesses but could also be the harbinger of something more sinister. As a group of friends on the cusp of adulthood deal with how the blossoming of romances has begun to complicate their relationship dynamic, they are unaware of the danger looming which was thought to be cut off from them and their town...
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Avengers: Endgame - Movie review by Rouén Robinson - May 20, 2019 - 10:40:48 AM

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After the crushing defeat that wiped out half of life in the universe, the remaining band of heroic figures stand together to keep the galaxy from falling into chaos. As they work to maintain a sense of order while dealing with their own loss, a returning hero may have the answer to getting back the departed with a plan that could cost them more than they are willing to risk...
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Shazam!- Movie review by Rouén Robinson - Apr 21, 2019 - 10:29:08 AM

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A teenage foster child is given the ability to become a superpowered adult by a dying wizard. As he revels in learning the limits of his new powers with the help of his foster brother, he must also learn what it takes to be a responsible superhero. If he is not able to live up to his heroic potential, he may lose his power to an evil that wants it for nefarious intentions.

William ‘Billy’ Batson is an orphaned boy looking for his birth mother and is given the gift to become a grown up superhero being by saying the magic word, ‘Shazam!’ Frederick ‘Freddy’ Freeman is Billy’s new foster brother...
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Us - Movie review by Rouén Robinson - Mar 29, 2019 - 5:45:15 PM

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An unresolved trauma is brought back to the mind of a woman by a string of coincidences while on a trip to where the unexplained occurrence originated. As her paranoia grows, she becomes increasing certain some thing sinister will happen to her family. After a tense outing with friends she returns with her family to their vacation home and when the day turns to night, they find themselves confronted by four shadowy figures in their driveway who eerily resemble them...
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Death Makes A Killer Comeback - Movie review by Rouén Robinson - Mar 1, 2019 - 11:18:04 AM

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When a formerly self absorbed student survives reliving her days she finds out that she must help someone else reliving their days. When a formerly self absorbed student survives reliving her birthday over and over again, she finds the students responsible for the freak occurrence but must help one of them to help herself live. When a formerly self absorbed student finds herself reliving the same day after replacing herself in an alternate timeline she must find a way to close her loop with the help of her slightly different friends and decide if she wishes to stay in that reality...
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Split - Movie review by Rouén Robinson - Jan 29, 2019 - 10:20:24 PM

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When three high school students are abducted by a man suffering from dissociative identity disorder, it soon becomes a matter of survival when they realize their kidnapping is part of a sacrificial ritual. The kidnapper’s psychologist is alerted to his other personalities nefarious intent, but she must piece together clues using her own deductive reasoning from years of studying her patient to find out what his identities are capable of.

Kevin Wendell Crumb is man afflicted with DID (dissociative identity disorder) who has 23 personalities fighting for control of his body with some of them believing in the birth of a 24th personality which will protect them from the hurt and ridicule of the world beyond them...
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Glass - Movie review by Rouén Robinson - Jan 28, 2019 - 8:05:52 PM

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After being captured by authorities a calculating domestic terrorist, a cannibalistic serial killer and a cautious vigilante are placed under the care of a psychiatrist at a mental institution who specializes in what she believes they all suffer from. She has 3 days to cure them of this delusion she believes they all possess before plans of more permanent methods are put into effect to ensure that they are no longer a threat to themselves and the world at large.

Elijah Price aka Mr. Glass is a highly resourceful mass murderer who was institutionalized after his crimes were discovered by David Dunn and is now only visited by his mother Mrs. Price who tries to keep him engaged...
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Unbreakable - Movie review by Rouén Robinson - Jan 28, 2019 - 11:39:01 AM

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The sole survivor of a devastating train accident is contacted by a mysterious stranger who offers him a bizarre explanation as to why he emerged unscathed. As the survivor valiantly attempts to return to his unfettered life of normalcy, he slowly begins to understand the truth behind the explanation as it threatens to change his perception of reality and the life of his family.

David Dunn is a security guard & a former college football player who quit after a car accident and is now the only survivor of the Eastraill 177 disaster which leads to him meeting Elijah Price who has an unexpected answer...
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Replicas - Movie review by Rouén Robinson - Jan 20, 2019 - 10:31:34 AM

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A daring scientist working for a government-controlled laboratory on a tropical island decides to use the facility's experimental equipment to recreate his family members killed in a car accident. As he goes against the existing laws of ethical science to achieve his goal, he finds that he must face both moral and physical obstacles that he was unprepared to deal with prior to the ordeal.

William Foster is a research neuroscientist who is trying to transfer consciousness from a biological being to a robotic one when his life crashes around him...
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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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