Tag Archives: Action

The Meg (2018)

Review by CJ

Director:
Jon Turteltaub

Starring:
Jason Statham, Li Bingbing, Rainn Wilson

Other notable appearances:
Masi Oka, Cliff Curtis, Ruby Rose, Page Kennedy, Winston Chao, Robert Taylor, Jessica McNamee

Running time:
113 minutes

Watch this if you liked:
Deep Blue Sea, Jaws, Jurassic Park

 

Five years after a mission where two of his men died, deep sea rescuer Jonas Taylor (Statham) is a shell of his former self and filling the void with beer. He is snatched out of retirement when his ex-wife and her crew become trapped at the bottom of the Mariana Trench in an exploratory submersible. The crew are not alone though and saving them releases an ancient creature with an insatiable appetite.

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Ocean’s 8 (2018)

Review by CJ

Director:
Gary Ross

Starring:
Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Anne Hathaway, Mindy Kaling, Helena Bonham-Carter, Sarah Paulson, Rihanna, Midori Francis, James Corden, Richard Armitage

Other notable appearances:
Elliott Gould, Shaobo Qin, Dakota Fanning, Hailey Baldwin, Katie Holmes, Kendall Jenner, Kylie Jenner, Kim Kardashian West, Jaime King, Olivia Munn, Anna Wintour

Running time:
110 minutes

Watch this if you liked:
Ocean’s 11-13, Logan Lucky, Focus

 

Danny Ocean’s sister Debbie (Bullock) brings together a team of seven other women to pull off the heist of the century at the illustrious Met Gala.

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Jurassic, Florida by Hunter Shea (2018)

Review by CJ

Page count:
123

ISBN:
9781516107933 

 

The townsfolk of Polo Springs, Florida thought the worst they would have to prepare for was a hurricane. When the lizards the size of trucks start crawling out of the ground, they realise that things are about to get much worse. Now the community and their courageous, young mayor must band together to save their town … and their lives.

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True Fiction by Lee Goldberg (2018)

Review by CJ

Page count:
252

ISBN:
9781503949188 

 

When bestselling author Ian Ludlow was approached by the CIA to pre-empt potential terrorist attacks, he had no idea that his ideas would be used by his own countrymen. Now he has gone from book tour to a fight for survival with only his wit and thriller research to keep him alive.

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Tomb Raider (2018)

Review by CJ

Director:
Roar Uthaug

Starring:
Alicia Vikander, Daniel Wu, Dominic West, Walton Goggins

Other notable appearances:
Kristin Scott Thomas, Derek Jacobi, Nick Frost

Running time:
118 minutes

Watch this if you liked:
The Mummy, the Indiana Jones series

 

Lara Croft (Vikander) goes looking for her father (West) who has been missing for seven years after travelling, unbeknownst to Lara, in search of mythical places and beings. Lara must find strength within herself to survive and protect the world along the way.

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This Burning Man by Kris Holt (2017)

Review by CJ

Page count:
264

Format:
eBook

ASIN:
B074RRLVYV 

Bounty hunter Phoenix has been searching for his mother and his next meal ticket for a long time when he happens across the end of the world. With his newfound allies, Jayci, Gregor and a group of exceptional girls from the desert, Phoenix must save his town and loved ones from the apocalypse.

This Burning Man is the first book in the Future Arizona series.

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Thor: Ragnarok (2017)

Review by CJ

Director:
Taika Waititi

Starring:
Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Mark Ruffalo, Cate Blanchett, Jeff Goldblum, Tessa Thompson

Other notable appearances:
Idris Elba, Karl Urban, Anthony Hopkins, Taika Waititi, Luke Hemsworth, Sam Neill, Matt Damon, Benedict Cumberbatch, Stan Lee

Running time:
130 minutes

Watch this if you liked:
Guardians of the Galaxy, Avengers: Age of Ultron, What We Do in the Shadows

 

Thor (Hemsworth) must team up with brother Loki (Hiddleston) and the Hulk (Ruffalo) to stop his newly-unbound renegade sister and goddess of death Hela (Blanchett) from destroying Asgard.

Thor: Ragnarok is the 17th film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU).

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