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Jurassic World (Review)

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After more than a decade, the park is finally open! Jurassic World, one of the most highly anticipated movies in recent memory, stomps into theaters this weekend, delivering all of the dinosaur goodness that the big screen has sorely been missing.

It is a daunting task to reinvigorate such an iconic franchise, but Jurassic World takes the franchise in a new direction while maintaining the essence of the original movies.

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Tomorrowland (Review)

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This past Memorial weekend, one of the few “original content” movies of the summer hit theaters. Walt Disney’s Tomorrowland sees The Incredible director Brad Bird team up with Oscar winner George Clooney in one of the highest anticipated movies of the year. Unfortunately, the mouse house has missed the mark this time. They didn’t miss the mark by much, but the obvious attempt to make this movie life-changing, does the exact opposite. Tomorrowland isn’t without its perks though!

Walt Disney’s Tomorrowland sees The Incredibles director Brad Bird team up with Oscar winner George Clooney in one of the highest anticipated movies of the year. Unfortunately, the mouse house has missed the mark this time. They didn’t miss the mark by much, but the obvious attempt to make this movie life-changing, does the exact opposite. Tomorrowland isn’t without its perks though!

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Mad Max: Fury Road (Review)

MM-Main-PosterOn July 10, 1985, “Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome” was released in theaters starring Mel Gibson as the titular character Max Rockatansky. Nearly 30 years later, Mad Max is back in the high-octane, explosive, chaotic, and beautiful movie “Mad Max: Fury Road”.

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Pitch Perfect 2 (Review)

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Deep within a pile of blankets, a creature stirs. Suddenly, a yoga pants clad leg juts out from under the covers, exposing a hideous, hooved foot that looks a lot like an UGG boot. The blankets shift further; half-drank Starbucks’ iced macchiato, Apple products and John Green books spill onto the clothes strewn floor. A pale hand thrusts itself upward; grasping a blood red SOLO cup in its talons. “I’ve bought my ticket for the long way round,” proclaims the monster.

They’re Back Pitches!

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Avengers: Age of Ultron (Review)

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Just like Filmention, our favorite gang of superheroes is back in the action packed sequel ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’.

Going into this movie, expectation are extremely high considering that the first Avengers movie set the standard for all superhero films. Does the sequel beat the first one – no. But this movie is still one of the best superhero movies to ever be released.

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Furious 7 (Review)

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‘Furious 7’ raced into theaters this weekend with anticipation and expectations at an all-time high. Thankfully, this movie delivers all the thrills of past installments, plus way more than expected.

Where there is so much action and excitement, there is also sadness, with this movie marking the last appearance of Paul Walker on the big screen. With a respectful and worthy send off to a beloved character and actor, fans and general moviegoers will find themselves captivated by this movie.

Ready your engines (and a box of tissues) because ‘Furious 7’ is about to kick off a Summer like no other.

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The Divergent Series: Insurgent (Review)

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‘The Divergent Series: Insurgent’ arrived in theaters this weekend, a year after the first film surprised many by actually being a decent movie in an industry where young adult book adaptations are a dime a dozen. Based off of Veronica Roth’s best selling novel, this movie gives us more of the same, doing little to differentiate itself from the the first movie.

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Cinderella (Review)

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Exactly 65 years after the Disney classic ‘Cinderella’ enchanted audiences, a new and improved Ella arrives at the ball in shining and glittering fashion. In a string of recent remakes by Disney, ‘Cinderella’ is one of the best, reminding audiences why no one can tell a fairytale quite like they can.

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Chappie (Review)

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In a world where artificial intelligence is no longer science fiction and scientists edge closer and closer to creating sentient robots, ‘Chappie’ feels relevant and real world.

Helmed by ‘District 9’ director Neill Blomkamp, this movie, like many of his movie feel like they are actually happening somewhere in the world. Taking place in Johannesburg, the movie doesn’t act as a very good advertisement for South Africa. Crime, drugs and death abound, ‘Chappie’ is not what you expect it to be. Frankly, it is disappointing. False advertising plays a huge role in the disappointment I felt after seeing this movie.

‘Chappie’ promises thrills and originality, but ends up coming across as a desperate attempt at replicating an already beaten to death topic.

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