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Black Panther – Budget of $200 million – 2 hours and 14 minutes

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After watching his father T’Chaka die at the U.N. conference, Prince T’Challa isn’t worried about becoming the king.  He is saddened to do it without his father.  However, his mother Ramonda tells T’Challa his father has been looking forward to the day his son would take the throne.  However, before he can take the throne, other royals from other tribes are allowed to challenge him to a fight.  Stripped of his Black Panther powers, T’Challa is challenged by a member of the Jabari tribe.  In a battle of strength and wit, T’Challa wins.  He is graced with the Black Panther power again starts his rule.  His rule’s first threat is the theft of one of their vibranium relics by Ulysses Klaue.  Decades ago with the help of T’Chaka’s brother N’Jobu, Klaue snuck into Wakanda.  Klaue stole a large stash of vibranium and set off a bomb that killed many Wakandans.  T’Challa and the Wakandans have been looking for him and feel this is their chance to make him pay for his crimes.  T’Challa, Nakia (his ex), Okoye (his general), and Shuri (his sister and technical designer) go undercover to find the relic and Klaue before he can sell it to an American buyer.  After a long fought battle on the streets of South Korea, they believe they have Klaue in their clutches.  But he is aided in an escape by a masked man.  T’Challa notices something special about this man, he is wearing the same royal ring T’Challa wears.  This masked man will bring chaos to Wakanda with the hope of world domination. But it’s the masked man’s history that will leave T’Challa questioning everything he knows about his father, their history, and Wakanda’s place in the world.

Wow.  Just Wow.  The attention to detail in each costume, makeup, and scenes will leave you in awe.  This complex storyline will leave you choosing sides like Professor X and Magneto.  Both men want Wakanda to thrive but have different paths on how it should develop.  One man believes the tradition of keeping Wakanda’s abilities a secret because the world can not handle it, should continue.  He wants to help by defending other nations when needed but always in secret.  The other man wants Wakanda to thrive by sharing its knowledge, those who don’t yield will be broken.  This movie covers issues of colonization, self-help, and community/global involvement.  While 3D is not needed to enjoy this film, Dolby is a must.  With everything to love about this movie, the beginning felt extremely rushed.  It when through Wakanda’s history and Erik’s motivation in 10 minutes.  It was a lot to absorb.  10 more minutes to allow the viewers to delve into deeper should have been granted.  This should go without saying but stay past the end credits. And don’t worry, Stan Lee makes the party along with Eric Killmonger’s mask.  Also, if you miss the first 10 minutes of the movie, you will miss everything.

I give it 4.5 out of 5 stars

This never gets old – Black Panther

Show him who you are – Ramonda

Naw, I’m just feeling it – Erik

For Wakanda, without question – Okoye

A father who has not prepared their child to go on without him has failed as a father – T’Chaka

This corset is tight. Let’s say with get this over with – Shuri

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#BlackPanther – Movie Review

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Black Panther – Budget of $200 million – 2 hours and 14 minutes

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Black Panther
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After watching his father T’Chaka die at the U.N. conference, Prince T’Challa isn’t worried about becoming the king.  He is saddened to do it without his father.  However, his mother Ramonda tells T’Challa his father has been looking forward to the day his son would take the throne.  However, before he can take the throne, other royals from other tribes are allowed to challenge him to a fight.  Stripped of his Black Panther powers, T’Challa is challenged by a member of the Jabari tribe.  In a battle of strength and wit, T’Challa wins.  He is graced with the Black Panther power again starts his rule.  His rule’s first threat is the theft of one of their vibranium relics by Ulysses Klaue.  Decades ago with the help of T’Chaka’s brother N’Jobu, Klaue snuck into Wakanda.  Klaue stole a large stash of vibranium and set off a bomb that killed many Wakandans.  T’Challa and the Wakandans have been looking for him and feel this is their chance to make him pay for his crimes.  T’Challa, Nakia (his ex), Okoye (his general), and Shuri (his sister and technical designer) go undercover to find the relic and Klaue before he can sell it to an American buyer.  After a long fought battle on the streets of South Korea, they believe they have Klaue in their clutches.  But he is aided in an escape by a masked man.  T’Challa notices something special about this man, he is wearing the same royal ring T’Challa wears.  This masked man will bring chaos to Wakanda with the hope of world domination. But it’s the masked man’s history that will leave T’Challa questioning everything he knows about his father, their history, and Wakanda’s place in the world.

Wow.  Just Wow.  The attention to detail in each costume, makeup, and scenes will leave you in awe.  This complex storyline will leave you choosing sides like Professor X and Magneto.  Both men want Wakanda to thrive but have different paths on how it should develop.  One man believes the tradition of keeping Wakanda’s abilities a secret because the world can not handle it, should continue.  He wants to help by defending other nations when needed but always in secret.  The other man wants Wakanda to thrive by sharing its knowledge, those who don’t yield will be broken.  This movie covers issues of colonization, self-help, and community/global involvement.  While 3D is not needed to enjoy this film, Dolby is a must.  With everything to love about this movie, the beginning felt extremely rushed.  It when through Wakanda’s history and Erik’s motivation in 10 minutes.  It was a lot to absorb.  10 more minutes to allow the viewers to delve into deeper should have been granted.  This should go without saying but stay past the end credits. And don’t worry, Stan Lee makes the party along with Eric Killmonger’s mask.  Also, if you miss the first 10 minutes of the movie, you will miss everything.

I give it 4.5 out of 5 stars

This never gets old – Black Panther

Show him who you are – Ramonda

Naw, I’m just feeling it – Erik

For Wakanda, without question – Okoye

A father who has not prepared their child to go on without him has failed as a father – T’Chaka

This corset is tight. Let’s say with get this over with – Shuri

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#RogueOne: A #StarWars Story – Review Repost – In Stores Now!!!

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Rogue One: A Star Wars Story – Budget of $200 million – 2 hours and 13 minutes

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Jyn lost her mother and father at the young age of 6. The Empire wants her father, Galen, to come back and finish the weapon … and they will kidnap his family to get him. Jyn is able to escape and hide in a bunker. Later, she is saved and and raised by Saw Gerrera. 16 years later, Jyn is locked up under a different named, knowing her father’s last name would bring unwanted attention. While being transported, Jyn is “saved” by Rebel forces. She learns from the Senator that a pilot is saying her father is alive and the Empire is creating a planet destroyer with Galen’s help. They want to find the pilot but he is being held by Saw. Now, Saw has left the Rebellion and became an extremist. Saw won’t let the Rebellion anywhere near him; and this is why they need Jyn. Once Jyn risk her life to find Saw, he gives her a message … from her father. He confirms he has been working on the planet destroyer weapon but as a spy. He wants Jyn to get the planet destroyer’s architecture plans to the Rebellion, so they know how to defeat it. This means Jyn and her crew of ordinary heroes must go behind enemy lines and risk their lives. But is her crew for her or against her.

A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away … we were given a story that changed movies forever. Rogue One is described as the prequel for Star Wars: A New Hope and the sequel for Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith (FTC Affiliate Disclaimer). You will see classic characters and scenes you still love to this day. Now, 3D is not necessary but IMAX is essential. You will feel every laser fire and feel like you are flying in space. Although you don’t have to technically see the other films, it will help you get the jokes and some to the characters you see on the sideline. This Episode 3.5 is a beautiful and well executed movie. It will start a new line of fan fiction for you loyal fans. See this movie before someone ruins the ending and see it in IMAX.

I give it 5 out of 5 stars

It’s a peaceful life – Galen

Congratulations, you are being saved. Please do not resist – K-2SO

I like to think he is dead. It makes things easier – Jyn

I will not fail – Krennic

You’re confusing peace with terror – Galen

My child, come. Come. We have a long ride a head of us – Saw Gerrera

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#JackieFilm and #ArrivalMovie – Movie Reviews

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Jackie – Review

Jackie – Budget of $9 million – 1 hour and 39 minutes

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In 1963, Theodore White (from Life Magazine) went to Hyannis Port, Massachusetts to interview Jackie Kennedy just days after she lost her husband, John F. Kennedy. Before he walks in the door, she demands full control over the interview. She will have the power to edit and tell him when to write. He agrees and the interview begins. She recalls poignant moments in her life since being first lady. She remembers doing the first on-air white house tour. She goes into great detail about the day her husband was assassinated. She discusses planning the funeral, the procession, and speaking to her priest after the funeral.

This movie is a first hand account of everything Jackie Kennedy went through the moment her husband was shot and days after. Through everything, she remained poised and was determined to honor her husband despite security fears. She wasn’t just a debutante nor a Kennedy, she was Jackie. A wife, a mother, intelligent, and (for lack of better words) ballsy. You will get to understand her like never before. You will feel her pain but never understand the responsibility weighing on her shoulder … until now. This is a wonderful film at full price. Be warned, you will see the President get shot with no filter.

I give it 3.5 out of 5 stars

What did the bullet sound like – Theodore White

Have you read what they have been writing. Crack. Marilyn. And everything else – Jackie Kennedy

Mommy, why are you dressed so funny – Caroline Kennedy

Thank God I was with him – Jackie Kennedy

Mommy where is daddy – John John

Of course. I love crowds – Jackie Kennedy

I’ll talk to her but she makes the call – Bobby Kennedy

I never wanted fame. I just became a Kennedy – Jackie Kennedy

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Arrival – Review

Arrival – Budget of $46 million – 1 hour and 56 minutes

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Arrival
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Louise Banks (advance linguistics professor) and Ian Donnelly (theoretical physicist) have been “summoned” by Colonel GT Weber to help the US government speak to the new arrivals. These arrivals are not foreign diplomats, but an alien species, the government has named Heptapods (7 legs). There are 12 ships placed worldwide and the world is in a panic. Their ship is 1,500 feet high and will open every 18 hours to let them in and communicate. Louise doesn’t know how she can do it until she sees a white board. They may not be able to understand speech but writing may help them understand language. She is doing good until she discovers 2 words “our weapon”. When other countries decipher this word, it is taken as a threat. Louise must convince them to communicate or the world won’t make winners, just widows.

Based on the short story Stories of Your Life and Others by Ted Chiang, this movie is slightly confusing (FTC Affiliate Disclaimer). After watching the movie, don’t be surprise if you research the ending to get a better understanding of what happened. Arrival does give insight to how the US and the world handles communication with each other. Also, you will think about how miscommunication and misinterpretation can have a lasting effect on everyone. This is a good movie at full price. See it before someone ruins the ending by explaining it.

I give it 3 out of 5 stars

Come back baby. Come back – Louise

Why does this feel worse – GT Weber

A non zero sub game – Ian

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#RogueOne: A #StarWars Story – Review

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Rogue One: A Star Wars Story – Budget of $200 million – 2 hours and 13 minutes

WARNING: IF YOU DON’T WANT A SYNOPSIS WITHOUT THE ENDING, SCROLL TO THE 2ND PARAGRAPH. YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED

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Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
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Jyn lost her mother and father at the young age of 6. The Empire wants her father, Galen, to come back and finish the weapon … and they will kidnap his family to get him. Jyn is able to escape and hide in a bunker. Later, she is saved and and raised by Saw Gerrera. 16 years later, Jyn is locked up under a different named, knowing her father’s last name would bring unwanted attention. While being transported, Jyn is “saved” by Rebel forces. She learns from the Senator that a pilot is saying her father is alive and the Empire is creating a planet destroyer with Galen’s help. They want to find the pilot but he is being held by Saw. Now, Saw has left the Rebellion and became an extremist. Saw won’t let the Rebellion anywhere near him; and this is why they need Jyn. Once Jyn risk her life to find Saw, he gives her a message … from her father. He confirms he has been working on the planet destroyer weapon but as a spy. He wants Jyn to get the planet destroyer’s architecture plans to the Rebellion, so they know how to defeat it. This means Jyn and her crew of ordinary heroes must go behind enemy lines and risk their lives. But is her crew for her or against her.

A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away … we were given a story that changed movies forever. Rogue One is described as the prequel for Star Wars: A New Hope and the sequel for Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith (FTC Affiliate Disclaimer). You will see classic characters and scenes you still love to this day. Now, 3D is not necessary but IMAX is essential. You will feel every laser fire and feel like you are flying in space. Although you don’t have to technically see the other films, it will help you get the jokes and some to the characters you see on the sideline. This Episode 3.5 is a beautiful and well executed movie. It will start a new line of fan fiction for you loyal fans. See this movie before someone ruins the ending and see it in IMAX.

I give it 5 out of 5 stars

It’s a peaceful life – Galen

Congratulations, you are being saved. Please do not resist – K-2SO

I like to think he is dead. It makes things easier – Jyn

I will not fail – Krennic

You’re confusing peace with terror – Galen

My child, come. Come. We have a long ride a head of us – Saw Gerrera

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