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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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The Hitman’s Bodyguard (2017)

Review by CJ

Director:
Patrick Hughes

Starring:
Ryan Reynolds, Samuel L. Jackson, Gary Oldman, Elodie Yung, Salma Hayek

Running time:
118 minutes

Watch this if you liked:
Tango & Cash, Lethal Weapon, Bad Boys, most other action buddy films

 

Corrupt and evil Belarusian President Dukhovich (Oldman) has been brought to trial at the International Court of Justice. The witnesses brought forward do not have enough evidence for a successful case and prosecution depends on the testimony of convicted hitman Darius Kincaid (Jackson). It falls to professional bodyguard and Darius’s longtime enemy Michael Bryce (Reynolds) to protect Darius from the President’s hired assassins … assuming they don’t kill each other first.

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Django Unchained (2012)

Review by CJ

Director:
Quentin Tarantino

Starring:
Jamie Foxx, Christoph Waltz, Leonardo DiCaprio, Kerry Washington, Samuel L. Jackson

Other notable appearances:
Dennis Christopher, Don Johnson, Bruce Dern, Russ Tamblyn, Amber Tamblyn, Jonah Hill, Zoë Bell, Tom Savini, John Jarratt, Quentin Tarantino

Running time:
165 minutes

Watch this if you liked:
Pulp Fiction, Inglorious Basterds

 

Freed slave Django Freeman (Foxx) engages the help of bounty hunter Dr King Schultz (Waltz) to help him find and free his beloved Broomhilda (Washington) from the tyrannical Calvin Candie (DiCaprio).

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The Legend of Tarzan (2016)

Review by CJ

Director:
David Yates

Starring:
Alexander Skarsgård, Margot Robbie, Samuel L. Jackson, Christoph Waltz, Djimon Hounsou

Running time:
110 minutes

Watch this if you liked:
Kong: Skull Island, Godzilla, Tarzan (1999), The Jungle Book

 

Eight years after rejoining London society John Clayton AKA Tarzan (Skarsgård) and Jane (Robbie) are asked to go back to Africa on a diplomatic mission with George Washington Williams (Jackson). When the mission turns out to be a trap to deliver Tarzan to an old enemy, the trio must rally with old friends to protect themselves and thousands of innocent humans and animals.

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Kong: Skull Island (2017)

Review by CJ

Director:
Jordan Vogt-Roberts

Starring:
Tom Hiddleston, Brie Larson, John C. Reilly, Samuel L. Jackson, John Goodman

Other notable appearances:
Corey Hawkins, Tian Jing, Toby Kebbell, Jason Mitchell, Shea Wingham, Thomas Mann, Eugene Cordero, Richard Jenkins, Miyavi

Running time:
120 minutes

Watch this if you liked:
Godzilla (2014), Jurassic World, Rise of the Planet of the Apes

 

A group of scientists, soldiers and assorted civilians head to a newly discovered island to explore. What they find will change their lives and the world as they know it forever.

Kong: Skull Island is the second film in the MonsterVerse.

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The Hateful Eight (2015)

Review by CJ

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Director:
Quentin Tarantino

Starring:
Samuel L. Jackson, Kurt Russell, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Tim Roth, Michael Madsen, Bruce Dern, Demián Bichir, Walton Goggins, James Parks

Other notable appearances:
Channing Tatum, Dana Gourrier, Gene Jones, Zoë Bell

Running time:
187 minutes

Watch this if you liked:
Inglorious Basterds, Pulp Fiction, The Thing

 

Bounty hunter John Ruth (Russell) has captured wanted criminal Daisy Domergue (Leigh) who is worth $10,000. Ruth stops at Minnie’s Haberdashery to see out a blizzard before taking Daisy on to Red Rock where she will be hanged. When they arrive, they find Minnie’s already has guests and it is up to Ruth to decide who is friend and who is foe.

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Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children (2016)

Review by CJ

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Director:
Tim Burton

Starring:
Asa Butterfield, Ella Purnell, Eva Green, Samuel L. Jackson

Other notable appearances:
Terence Stamp, Chris O’Dowd, Allison Janney, Rupert Everett, Judi Dench

Running time:
127 minutes

Watch this if you liked:
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Oz the Great and Powerful, Alice in Wonderland (2010)

 

When Jakob’s grandfather is killed under horrific circumstances, Jakob travels to the children’s home his grandfather spent time in as a child hoping that the trip will enlighten him on his grandfather’s past. Jakob discovers that the fantastic stories his grandfather told him were not only real but now lead him to a renewed purpose in his own life.

Based on Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs.

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