actor: John Boyega

Pacific Rim: Uprising

In 2013, Guillermo del Toro's Pacific Rim told the classic tale of man versus beast, when the Kaiju alien threat invaded Earth through an oceanic portal in the Pacific. Earth fought back when the Pan-Pacific Defense Corps presented its finest technological advancement, the Jaeger. (It's pronounced [...]

Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

Star Wars launches its eighth (ninth if we're counting Rogue One) installment with Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Fans flock to the theaters seeking answers for questions like: Who are Rey's parents? What's happened to Luke while he's been away? Is Supreme Leader Snoke really that big? Rian Johnson's [...]

Detroit

Some are surprised that Katheryn Bigelow, a white female director, known for “Zero Dark Thirty” and her Best Director win of 2010 “Hurt Locker,” would choose to make a film about one of the most racially charged incidents in recent American history. Making “Detroit” at all in this [...]

The Circle (2017)

"The Circle" is an engaging and thought-provoking film, enhanced by wonderful performances. It stars Emma Watson, Tom Hanks, John Boyega, and Bill Paxton in, sadly, his last film before he passed away. He plays a girl's father who is battling muscular dystrophy. Mae Holland (Watson) lands a solid [...]

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

April 5, 2016

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

"Star Wars: The Force Awakens" could be subtitled "The Fandom Awakens." From the opening blast of the title "Star Wars" on the screen to the appearance of Han, Chewbacca, Leia, and Luke in the movie, the audience was rollicking and energized with anticipation. The good news is, the movie delivers a [...]

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