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Ready Player One

Posted by Dave Switzer under Reviews of movies

{3.5/5} “Yeah, try… try not to accidentally erase the whole of the Oasis on your first day.” Ready Player One, released in 2018 In 2045 everybody hangs out in the Oasis, a virtual reality where anything is possible. The creator of the Oasis left a game behind when he died — whoever wins the game […]

Incredibles 2

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{4.5/5} “Is she having adolescence?” Incredibles 2, released in 2018 Superheroes have been illegal for a while now, but rich siblings Winston and Evelyn have a plan to bring them back. They decide their best bet is to start with Elastigirl, sending her out on missions to get some good publicity and change people’s minds. […]

The Incredibles

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{5/5} “You always always say be true to yourself, but you never say which part of yourself to be true to!” The Incredibles, released in 2004 After superheroes getting sued a bunch of times, they hang up their capes and lead regular lives. Mr. Incredible and Elastigirl are married with 3 kids when someone from […]

Micmacs

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{4.5/5} “She’s got a short fuse but she’ll bend over backwards for us.” Micmacs, released in 2009 Bazil got shot in the head by a stray bullet, and lost his job while he was recovering. He ends up falling in with a small group of people who collect junk and fix it. When he finds […]

I Kill Giants

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{4/5} “Frost giants have hair of living ice, and use human kidney as a garnish when they eat reindeer.” I Kill Giants, released in 2017 Barbara is a kid who keeps to herself. At home her sister looks after her and her brother. At school she has no interest in talking to the counsellor. And […]

Solo: A Star Wars Story

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{4.5/5} “Everything you heard about me is true.” — Lando Solo: A Star Wars Story, released in 2018 Han Solo escapes from Corellia by falling in with some smugglers. They run into some trouble completing their job, and the boss demands that they take someone along on the next job — Qi’ra, the woman Han […]

Annihilation

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{4/5} “Something here is making giant waves in the gene pool.” Annihilation, released in 2018 Lena is a professor of medicine. She thought her husband, who was in the military, was dead but he returns after a year. He behaves oddly and she eventually finds out he’s the only one who survived entering a mysterious […]

Pom Poko

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{3/5} “We raccoons are good-natured. We get excited easily. We’re too generous. That’s the source of our failures.” Pom Poko, released in 1994 When humans encroach on their territory, a group of raccoons tries to do something about it. Some of them can change their shape. Some of them want to fight the humans, while […]

Mary and the Witch’s Flower

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{3/5} “Don’t go into the woods today — there’s a dreadful mist.” Mary and the Witch’s Flower, released in 2017 Mary finds a flower in the woods that gives her the powers of a witch for one day. A flying broom takes her to a secret school where witches and warlocks are taught. Initially she […]

Odd Squad: The Movie

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{3.5/5} “I love the smell of cheese in the morning.” Odd Squad: The Movie, released in 2016 No one is calling the Odd Squad any more because the Weird Team has a device that solves problems instantly. Then the Weird Team buys the Odd Squad building and they’re out of business. What are they going […]