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Movie Review: Skyscraper
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Skyscraper

Skyscraper
Director: Rawson Marshall Thurber
Writers: Rawson Marshall Thurber
Cast: Dwayne Johnson, Neve Campbell, Chin Han, Roland Møller, Noah Taylor, Byron Mann, Pablo Schreiber, Hannah Quinlivan
Studio: Universal Pictures
Rated PG-13 | 102 Minutes
Release Date: July 13, 2018

Science and physics do not apply for a blockbuster film. So don’t expect to see any of that in Skyscraper. The film starring Dwayne Johnson seems to defy all logic and sound science, and somehow still manages to be a modestly entertaining film, even with its thin story and cheesy goodness.

So after facing off against some unlikely antagonists, which have taken many different forms throughout the course of his career – from giant beasts, terrorist organizations, even earthquakes – Johnson is up against one of his tallest adversaries to date, a giant burning building filled with terrorists holding his family hostage. Check out our review of Skyscraper below.

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Movie Review: The First Purge
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The First Purge

The First Purge
Director: Gerard McMurray
Writers: James DeMonaco
Cast: Y’Lan Noel, Lex Scott Davis, Joivan Wade, Luna Lauren Velez, Marisa Tomei
Studio: Universal Pictures
Rated R | 97 Minutes
Release Date: July 4, 2018

It’s funny how current events can influence a film. Okay, maybe not now. Especially not now considering what is happening to this world. But somehow The Purge film franchise has been able to sustain itself by using socioeconomics as a narrative device. For three films we have seen the dangers of what could happen if, for one night, all crime, including murder, was legal. It’s the kind of satirization that is so shocking it’s on the verge of becoming real. Each film took a different perspective of the privileged and disenfranchised trying to survive a night where no one would be punished for their crimes. Although it was fictional, it was hard to ignore some of the parallels the film had with today’s society. Some might say the film wasn’t too far off foreseeing what will happen.

But now we live in a different time, and The First Purge takes a look at the beginning and how it all started. The funny thing is, this new installment draws so much inspiration from the previous 18 months that it is simultaneously scary and funny, all the while continuing to being one of the most inclusive films to date by giving minorities and people of color some of the most exciting action sequences. Check out my full review of The First Purge here below.

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‘Skyscraper’ Trailer: Dwayne Johnson vs. One Towering Fire
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Skyscraper starring Dwayne Johnson

Universal Pictures has released the final trailer for Skyscraper starring Dwayne Johnson. The film sees the actor fighting against all height-related odds to save his family from a burning skyscraper taken over by hostile terrorists.

Check out the latest trailer here below.

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‘The House With A Clock In Its Walls’ Trailer: Jack Black and Cate Blanchett Conjure Up Some Strange Amblin Magic
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The House With A Clock In Its Walls

Universal Studios has released the second trailer for The House with a Clock in Its Walls. The family friendly horror comedy is directed by Eli Roth and stars Jack Black as an eccentric uncle who also happens to be a warlock, and Cate Blanchett as his witchy neighbor who is as charming and equally mystifying.

The film is actually based on the beloved children’s classic written by John Bellairs and illustrated by Edward Gorey, which is about a young boy who accidentally awakens the dead, and it is up to the strange town of witches and warlocks to rally together to put them to rest. Check out the latest trailer as well as a new poster below.

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‘Welcome To Marwen’ Trailer: Steve Carell Overcomes Trauma With Miniature Escapism
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Welcome To Marwen

Universal Pictures has released the first trailer for Welcome To Marwen.

The based on a true story film is directed by Robert Zemeckis and stars Steve Carell as someone who survives a traumatic assault by neo-nazis. While his path to recovery will be long and hard, he uses his artistic imagination to restore his human spirit. Check out the trailer below.

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‘The Grinch’ Trailer: How Could A Cute Grinch Be So Bitter About Christmas?
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The Grinch Starring Benedict Cumberbatch

Universal Pictures has released the second trailer for Illumination’s eighth animated film, The Grinch. The film is a new adaptation of the Dr. Seuss classic How the Grinch Stole Christmas! The first trailer was released earlier this year.

Benedict Cumberbatch will voice the title character. Who will try to ruin Christmas for everyone, all the while getting in his own way. Check out the newest trailer below.

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‘First Man’ Trailer: Ryan Gosling and Damien Chazelle Re-Team For One Unforgettable Space Mission
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First Man Starring Ryan Gosling

Damien Chazelle captured the spirit of song and dance in his first two major directorial efforts. However, he is doing something different for his third outing. He will shoot for the moon. Literally.

Universal Pictures has released the first trailer for First Man starring Ryan Gosling as Neil Armstrong. Check out the first trailer below.

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Movie Review: Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom
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Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom Final Trailer

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom
Director: J. A. Bayona
Writers: Colin Trevorrow, Derek Connolly
Cast: Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, B. D. Wong, Jeff Goldblum, Rafe Spall, Justice Smith, Daniella Pineda, James Cromwell, Toby Jones, Ted Levine, Isabella Sermon, Geraldine Chaplin
Distributor: Universal Pictures
Rated PG-13 | 128 Minutes
Release Date: June 22, 2015

That wide-eyed look of wonder you experienced when watching the first Jurassic Park is something that can only be experienced first hand. Of course, whenever a film like that is loved and successful, you are going to want to continue those adventures with sequels. Unfortunately, the Jurassic Park sequels never lived up to the first film. But just before it met its untimely extinction, it was revived, thanks in part to the reboot craze. Though Jurassic World was a box office smash, it wasn’t as loved by critics. In fact, it was widely panned.

Now we are here with Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, the second chapter of this reboot. This time J.A. Bayona is at the helm using a script written by Colin Trevorrow and Derek Connolly. But even with some new blood directing this, it isn’t nearly enough to get the film away from the fact that this franchise continues to have stupid people doing stupid things, over and over and over again. My full review below.

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‘Mortal Engines’: Official Trailer For Movie Adaptation Of Philip Reeve’s Book Series Released
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Mortal Engines

At the end of last year we saw a teaser trailer for Mortal Engines, an adaptation of author Philip Reeve‘s book series.

Now Universal has released an official trailer for the movie, which stars Hera Hilmar, Robert Sheehan, Hugo Weaving, Jihae, Ronan Raftery, Leila George, Patrick Malahide, Frankie Adams, Caren Pistorius, and Stephen Lang. The screenplay is penned by the team behind the Lord of the Rings and Hobbit trilogies, Peter Jackson, Fran Walsh, and Philippa Boyens, and the movie is directed by Christian Rivers, an Oscar-winning visual effects artist and longtime Jackson collaborator.

Continue below for a synopsis and to see the official trailer along with a new poster.

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‘Skyscraper’ Trailer: Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson Leaps To Burning Building Action
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Skyscraper starring Dwayne Johnson

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson has faced off against some of the craziest things in his films. Submarines, earthquakes, Vin Diesel, giant flying wolves, a jungle, and sports. But scaling a burning skyscraper. Well, that’s something new.

Universal has released the second trailer for Skyscraper, where the actor plays Will Sawyer, a skyscraper security advisor. When he is assigned to a detail in China, a group of terrorists infiltrate the building, framing him for the job and holding his family hostage. So it is up Will to rescue his family and clear his name, all the while the building is ablaze. Check out the latest trailer below.

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