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Avengers: Infinity War (2018)

Review by CJ

Director:
Anthony Russo, Joe Russo

Starring:
Robert Downey Jnr, Chris Hemsworth, Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Scarlett Johansson, Don Cheadle, Benedict Cumberbatch, Tom Holland, Chadwick Boseman, Paul Bettany, Elizabeth Olsen, Anthony Mackie, Pom Klementieff, Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper, Josh Brolin

Other notable appearances:
Karen Gillan, Tom Hiddleston, Sebastian Stan, Idris Elba, Danai Gurira, Peter Dinklage, Benedict Wong, Benicio Del Toro, William Hurt, Samuel L. Jackson, Cobie Smulders, Callan Mulvey, Stan Lee

Running time:
149 minutes

Watch this if you liked:
Thor: Ragnarok, Captain America: Civil War, Doctor Strange

 

Earth’s mightiest heroes and the Guardians of the Galaxy must put aside their many, many, many differences and come together to fight Thanos before he can accumulate the infinity stones and wield power the likes of which none of them have ever seen.

Avengers: Infinity War is the 19th film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU).

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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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The Dark Tower (2017)

Review by CJ

Director:
Nikolaj Arcel

Starring:
Idris Elba, Matthew McConaughey, Tom Taylor

Other notable appearances:
Jackie Earle Haley

Running time:
95 minutes

Watch this if you liked:
Warcraft, The Last Action Hero 

 

Jake Chambers (Taylor) is haunted by nightmares of the Man in Black (McConaughey) killing children and using their psychic abilities to attack the dark tower. No one in his world believes Jake, but when he finds a portal to the home of the figure in his nightmares, Jake must put his own doubts aside to save everyone’s worlds.

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Star Trek Beyond (2016)

Review by CJ

Star Trek Beyond

Director:
Justin Lin

Starring:
Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Karl Urban, Simon Pegg, Zoe Saldana, John Cho, Anton Yelchin, Idris Elba, Sofia Boutella

Other notable appearances:
Deep Roy, Greg Grunberg

Running time:
120 minutes

Watch this if you liked:
Star Trek (2009), Star Trek Into Darkness, The Avengers

 

Captain Kirk (Pine) and his crew are three years into their five year mission when they are ambushed. The Enterprise suffers devastating damage and most of her crew is taken hostage or killed. Kirk and a handful of crew members avoid capture and team up with Jaylah (Boutella) who has escaped from the clutches that now hold most of the Enterprise crew. Together they must stop new enemy Krall (Elba) from unleashing a weapon of mass destruction on the galaxy.

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Finding Dory (2016)

Review by CJ

Finding Dory

Director:
Andrew Stanton, Angus MacLane

Starring:
Ellen Degeneres, Albert Brooks, Hayden Rolence, Ed O’Neill

Other notable appearances:
Diane Keaton, Eugene Levy, Kaitlin Olson, Ty Burrell, Idris Elba, Dominic West, Bob Peterson, Bill Hader, Sigourney Weaver, Andrew Stanton, Willem Dafoe, Brad Garrett, Allison Janney

Running time:
103 minutes

Watch this if you liked:
Finding Nemo, Ratatouille, Toy Story 3

 

When Dory (Degeneres) suddenly starts remembering clues about who her parents are, Marlin (Brooks) and Nemo (Rolence) agree to help her find them on a trek that will once again take them across the ocean.

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The Jungle Book (2016)

Review by CJ

The Jungle Book (2016)

Director:
Jon Favreau

Starring:
Neel Sethi, Bill Murray, Ben Kingsley, Idris Elba

Other notable appearances:
Lupita Nyong’o, Scarlett Johansson, Giancarlo Esposito, Christopher Walken, Garry Shandling, Jon Favreau, Sam Raimi, Russell Peters

Running time:
105 minutes

Watch this if you liked:
The Jungle Book (1967), Robin Hood (1973), Cinderella (2015)

 

Orphaned man-cub Mowgli (Sethi) is rescued by black panther Bagheera and adopted by a wolf pack. Several years later, tiger Shere Khan (Elba) returns to the hunting grounds and finds Mowgli during a time of peace. As the time for peace draws to a close Bagheera must return Mowgli to the man village before Shere Khan kills the man-cub. Unfortunately for Bagheera, not everything in the jungle is as it seems.

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Zootopia [UK Title Zootropolis] (2016)

Review by CJ

Zootopia

Director:
Byron Howard, Rich Moore, Jared Bush

Starring:
Ginnifer Goodwin, Jason Bateman, Idris Elba

Other notable appearances:
Jenny Slate, Bonnie Hunt, Tommy Chong, J.K. Simmons, Octavia Spencer, Alan Tudyk, Shakira, Kristen Bell, John DiMaggio

Running time:
108 minutes

Watch this if you liked:
The Lion King, Tangled, The Princess and the Frog, Frozen

 

Judy Hopps (Goodwin) is the Zootopia Police Department’s first bunny officer in a world of rhinoceroses, bison, elephants, wolves and other larger mammals. Nick Wilde (Bateman) is a hustler who is as sly as a fox — primarily because he is one. This unlikely duo are forced to work together to find out why 14 mammals have gone missing from Zootopia.

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