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Alien: Covenant

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{4/5} “One wrong note eventually ruins the entire symphony.” Alien: Covenant, released in 2017 The Covenant is on its way to a planet that’s already been chosen for colonization. When an accident happens the crew is awakened to join their synthetic, Walter. Soon they pick up a startling transmission, seemingly human in origin. They have […]

Sing

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{4.5/5} “Behold the very first stage lit entirely by squid power!” Sing, released in 2016 Buster Moon owns a theatre but his productions haven’t done well lately. In fact, the bank is about to foreclose on him. He comes up with one last idea — a singing competition. He was going to make the prize […]

Spider-Man: Homecoming

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{5/5} “Can you summon an army of spiders?” Spider-Man: Homecoming, released in 2017 Peter Parker is foiling local bad guys as Spider-Man but he’s eagerly awaiting a call from Tony Stark. Then he comes across some guys who have stolen some alien technology, including the leader who’s built himself a pair of wings that lets […]

The Cat Returns

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{4/5} “Always believe in yourself.” The Cat Returns, released in 2002 Haru saves a cat from being run over. It turns out that cat is a prince. In return for saving him the king wants to shower her with gifts — but they aren’t gifts that she really wants. Then the king decides that Haru […]

War for the Planet of the Apes

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{5/5} “Apes together strong.” War for the Planet of the Apes, released in 2017 Caesar doesn’t want to go to war with the humans. After one failed attack on them he sends back the human survivors alive. But the Colonel thinks humans must defeat the apes at all costs. When he sneaks into Caesar’s camp […]

Zygote (volume 1)

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{4/5} “I was born to die, Class Ones were born to live.” Zygote volume 1, released in 2017 Quinn and Barklay, a synthetic, are all that’s left of a crew of 98. The creature who has killed everyone else is after them. When Quinn ran into the creature before there was a light that was […]

Life

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{4/5} “‘What is the primal instinct of any lifeform?’ ‘To survive.’” Life, released in 2017 A satellite with samples from Mars is retrieved by the International Space Station. When they start studying one sample it moves — and then it grows. And then things get out of control. The six astronauts must pit their wits […]

Hidden Figures

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{5/5} “Here at NASA, we all pee the same colour.” Hidden Figures, released in 2016 Dorothy, Catherine, and Mary are three mathematicians who work at NASA in 1961. They happen to be black, and are not afforded all the same opportunities as their white colleagues. But it’s a time of change, and they’re all smart […]

Your Name

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{4.5/5} “He met someone and that someone changed him. That much is for sure.” Your Name, released in 2016 Mitsuha is a high school girl living in a small town where everyone knows her — she’s the mayor’s daughter. Taki is a high school boy living in Tokyo, and works in a restaurant. Somehow they […]

Gifted

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{4.5/5} “He wanted me before I was smart.” Gifted, released in 2017 Mary is going to school for the first time. She has been home schooled by her uncle Frank but he says he’s taught her everything she knows. He wants her to make some friends. Mary is a mathematical genius and is not sure […]