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Rated: PG-13
Release Date: April 9, 2021
Director: Neil Burger
Stars: Tye Sheridan, Lily-Rose Depp, Colin Farrell
Plot: A group of teens are the go-between generation taking humans from earth to a new planet
Clint Says: See this if you are a fan of Sci-Fi movies
This is like a lot of Sci-Fi flicks in that it is a good film, but it could have been a lot better with a faster pace and some more excitement throughout. It does get very exciting and compelling when it finally gets to the main conflict, but it takes a while to get there and then it feels like it resolves too quickly. 
One odd point is that the acting feels very wooden and stilted, but there is a good reason for that, so it is difficult to tell if the acting isn't great or if the actors are really good at being boring and monotonous. (I'm leaning towards them being really good actors based on their previous roles). In either case, the outcome is the same. You have to watch boring people doing their boring routines for about half of the movie. 
Once the story gets going there is a lot of suspense and compelling conflict to keep you engaged. It will give you a few moments of holding your breath, a few good jump scares, and throw you a couple of twists as well. 
While this isn't a movie that I would consider to be great by any standard, it is a good one. It's also the kind of film that makes you think about the importance of every life. Some lives may seem greater than others, but this film shows that all lives have great value no matter how mundane the task may seem to be. 

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Rated: PG-13
Release Date: March 5, 2021
Director: Doug Liman
Stars: Tom Holland, Daisy Ridley, Demian Bichir, Mads Mikkelsen
Plot: Humans have inhabited a new planet, but men's thoughts are constantly on display causing rifts
Clint Says: Save some money and see a matinee


(In theaters).
This film is based on a trilogy of books released around 2010. That was the apex of the Young Adult dystopian craze. Eleven years on, we still get a good reminder every now and again at how many wild and thought-provoking books explored that genre. 
Imagine living in a place where your thoughts were always on display for everyone to hear, but you had no idea what the women around you were thinking. A difference like that could cause some serious issues. This film explores several of those issues. 
For you readers out there, the movie does a good job of staying true to the books. Yes, it is three books crammed into one 2-hour movie, so a lot of the source material had to be left out of the finished product, but it still feels like they hit all of the major points. 
Daisy Ridley is spectacular as always, and Tom Holland gives a convincing performance as a teen trying to constantly control his thoughts, to no avail. Their interactions seem very true to their characters. 
My only issues with this film are that "the noise" (the constant audible thoughts emanating from every man), gets really annoying really fast. The other issue is that for a film that crams three books into one movie, it feels like it drags along at times. There are definite pacing issues. 
That said, this is still an entertaining and thought-provoking film. If you are a fan of dystopian YA you should get to a theater and check this out soon. 

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Rated: PG-13
Release Date: September 3, 2020
Director: Christopher Nolan
Stars: John David Washington, Robert Pattinson, Elizabeth Debicki, Kenneth Branagh
Plot: A CIA operative joins a dark forces team to try to stop a mad man from destroying the world with a time-altering weapon
Clint Says: Wait for the digital release
When the first trailer was released for TENET many months ago I was so excited to see it. After all, it was directed by Christopher Nolan who has made some fantastic films, including a couple of my all-time favorites. It looked like it was going to be a smart, sci-fi, version of a James Bond flick.
Then I finally got to see it. 
And I was thoroughly disappointed. 
First and foremost, the premise of the film is incredibly confusing, to the point where it was virtually impossible for the characters to properly educate us on what we needed to know in order to follow along with the story.  I was so completely confused for the first 40 minutes that by the time things started to gel a little I was too exhausted to care. 
Second, a large portion of the important dialogue is almost impossible to hear. For some reason Nolan thought it was a good idea to have major plot points discussed through respirator masks, over headsets while on a noisy ocean, and in several other hard-to-hear environments. Throw on top of that some heavy accents discussing PhD-level science, and it becomes nearly impossible to follow along with what is being said. 
The good news is that the acting is incredible. John David Washington leads a fantastic cast in giving the best performances possible on a below average script. 
This could have been another INCEPTION, but instead it falls short of being anything worthy of your time or money.

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Rated: R
Release Date: July 10, 2020
Director: Gina Prince-Bythewood
Stars: Charlize Theron, Kiki Lane, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Harry Melling
Plot: A group of soldiers-for-hire take on a job that is not what it seems, but they have secrets of their own
Clint Says: Unique premise, lots of twists, worth a watch
Streaming exclusively on Netflix. 
I knew nothing about this film when I started watching it. For the first three minutes I thought it was going to be another in a long line of typical action flicks. And then something happened. Something amazing and unique. Something that made me sit up and say, "Yes! I love it, and I need that explained now!"
This film is filled with twists, layers of complexity, difficult decisions, regret, and nefarious plans built to serve the greater good. It is so much more than an action flick, but I don't want to say what it is because I want to to be surprised like I was. 
Charlize Theron is wonderful in the lead role. She kick's butt like no other, but she also has the weight and responsibility of caring for others while she has to push away the demons in her own head. The rest of the cast fills in around her perfectly. Every character brings something unique and special to the story.
If you skipped over this one thinking it was just another shoot-'em-up action flick, you should pull it up and watch at least the first 10 minutes. I have a feeling you'll be hooked. 

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Rated: PG-13

Release Date: January 10, 2020

Director: William Eubank

Stars: Kristen Stewart, T.J. Miller, Jessica Henwick, Vincent Cassel

Plot: A deep sea facility suffers catastrophic failure and the survivors must battle unknown monsters while trying to find a way back to the surface



Clint Says: Wait for the digital release



I'm guessing the idea pitch for this movie went something like, "it's just like ALIEN, only under water." And someone actually bought that.


If you like action, this will be a great movie for you. They don't even bother with pesky details like setting up the story, or character development. They just dump us right into the mess and hope that we will be able to figure things out over the course of the next 30 minutes. Unfortunately, I did figure it out, and I still didn't care if they lived or died.


If you go to movies for a good story, go ahead and skip this one. This is nothing more than a monster movie highlight reel. I'm sure they would have taken away even more of what little story there was and replaced it with more action if they could have gotten away with it.


The sad thing is that even though the film is almost all action, there is very little suspense. There are a few jump scares, but this one should make you feel terrified and claustrophobic. It doesn't do either.


On some level it is somewhat entertaining to watch, but it isn't worth spending the time and money to see it in a theater. 

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Rated: PG-13

Release Date: December 20, 2019

Director: J.J. Abrams

Stars: Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac

Plot: Rey and her friends must find the hidden base of the First Order and destroy them before they take over the universe



Clint Says: Drop everything and see this in theaters now



I saw this movie like a fan. Not like a movie critic. I bought my ticket the day they went on sale, I stood in line for nearly two hours so I could get a good seat, I endured the commercials and trailers leading up to the main event, and then I cheered right along with everyone else at all of the right moments. 


It's been 42 years since the first STAR WARS film hit theaters. And as far as I'm concerned, we got a fantastic ending to an epic franchise. There are many critics hating this film, but I say this movie isn't for them, it's for the fans. I was in a theater packed to capacity, literally not one empty chair, and I heard ZERO negative reaction from the audience during or after the movie. Everyone LOVED it.


As for the film, it is another exciting STAR WARS story with several new characters, all of our favorites, and a few surprises along the way. Each character has their part to play and they do it well.


The story is exciting, full of action, suspense, and touching moments. There are tons of Easter eggs for fans of the series, and many moments that will have you cheering out loud. 


If you are a fan of episodes 7 and 8, you'll be very pleased with this one. It answers a lot of questions, and ties up almost all of the loose ends. (There is one thing that didn't get resolved, and that is driving me crazy, but that's for a discussion after you've seen the movie).


I've been a fan of STAR WARS nearly all of my life. As a fan, I couldn't have asked for a better finale. I will be seeing this again as soon as possible. If you are a fan, I think you will, too. 


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Rated: PG-13

Release Date: September 20, 2019

Director: James Gray

Stars: Brad Pitt, Liv Tyler, Ruth Negga, Tommy Lee Jones

Plot: A son of one of the greatest astronauts ever must track his father down in deep space before the earth is destroyed



Clint Says: Save some money and see a matinee



When I saw that this movie had Brad Pitt, Tommy Lee Jones and space pirates I couldn't wait for the day when it finally hit theaters. Now that I've seen it, I wish they had spent a little more time trying to make it better. 


On some levels I really enjoyed this movie. The cinematography, the lighting, the frightening feeling of being alone in space, and the music were all fantastic. I caught myself holding my breath several times during the last 30 minutes of the film. 


Unfortunately, the first 90 minutes were too slow with several contrived issues just for the sake of adding action, and the timeline/continuity errors are some of the worst I've ever seen in a movie. (You would think that a movie about space travel would get simple math right, but they mess it up at least three different times)!


Pitt gives a wonderful performance, and Jones does the best he can with the heavy-handed dialogue he was forced to deliver. There won't be any acting awards coming their way for these roles, but they were still better than most. 


This is very much a tone movie as well. It is methodical and dramatic from the opening scene. Then, it is a relentlessly slow and methodical mission to get to the climax more than two hours later. There isn't a single moment of levity, or even a moment where you feel like you can relax. It just keeps moving on.


If you like serious Sci-Fi films, you will most likely enjoy this one, if you can get past the errors. If you are a Brad Pitt fan hoping for that quirky smirk and nonchalant attitude, this is not the film for you. 

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Rated: PG-13

Release Date: June 14, 2019

Director: F. Gary Gray

Stars: Tessa Thompson, Chris Hemsworth, Emma Thompson, Liam Neeson

Plot: A woman discovers the existence of MIB and then is tasked with saving the world in her very first mission



Clint Says: Wait until after opening weekend, but see this in theaters





It's hard to believe, but the first MIB film came out 22 years ago. And it is still a classic. I watch it every chance I get. I was really hoping this new installment in the franchise would have me just as excited. And it almost did. 


While it may not live up to the popularity of its predecessor, it is still a very good film and one that is perfect for getting out of the Summer heat and enjoying a large bucket of popcorn.


Chris Hemsworth is at his Hemsworthian best. (I think they pay him based on the number of half-wink, half-smile faces he makes). He has great banter and chemistry with a lot of the characters including the character played by Tessa Thompson. But we already knew that they were great together on screen because of THOR: RAGNAROK and AVENGERS: ENDGAME.


The only thing I didn't like about this film is that I figured out the big twist really early on in the movie. I was hoping I would be wrong, but it ended up being exactly what I thought it was. Aside from that small annoyance, everything else was a lot of fun. The film is filled with fun throwbacks to the original, but it also gives Hemsworth and Thompson room to make this new MIB film their own. 


If you are looking for a great Summer flick, you should give this one a chance. You might even want to take the older kids with you, once you've seen it and made sure it isn't too much for them. 

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Rated: R

Release Date: April 26, 2019

Director: Claire Denis

Stars: Robert Pattinson, Juliette Binoche, Mia Goth, Andre Benjamin

Plot: A small group of people try to survive in deep space while they work on different science experiments



Clint Says: Wait for the digital release



Robert Pattinson may be best known for playing the role of Edward in TWILIGHT, but that is tragic. He has made several indie films since then that may not be well know, but he has been truly outstanding in all of them. You may not like the overall movies, but watching him act in films like THE ROVER and GOOD TIME will make you wonder why he isn't an Oscar winner. 


The same can be said for HIGH LIFE. Pattinson is out of this world, (both literally and figuratively), in this space drama. His performance is powerful enough to carry a film that most people would consider too slow to be entertaining. Without him, this movie wouldn't be nearly as good as it is. 


This is not a film for everyone. It is dark, slow, and filled with long scenes of artsy imagery and things that elite art critics would call poignant and important. It is also a disturbing film. For much of the movie things just happen at the slow speed of space, but when things go bad, they go horrifically bad insanely fast. I remember the moment well, because all of us that were watching it started looking at each other and saying things like, "Wow, that went South so fast!"


This is a very artsy/fartsy, high brow, indie flick that will turn most people off, but if you are into dark and weird sci-fi films you have to give this one a chance. You may walk away from it with a new favorite film. 

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Rated: PG-13

Release Date: March 15, 2019

Director: Rupert Wyatt

Stars: Ashton Sanders, John Goodman, Jonathan Majors

Plot: Aliens have taken over earth, but there are a few people with the courage to try to win back their freedom



Clint Says: Wait for the digital release



This movie has so much potential. It is an interesting story with some compelling characters, but unfortunately, it wasn't written as captivating as it could have been. 


The movie is about 110 minutes long, and the first 105 minutes are constantly confusing. Every time I felt like I was starting to figure something out, something else would happen. If that form of storytelling is done well it can be a very effective way to surprise the viewer at the end with a huge reveal. This one isn't told in a way that makes it exciting, but rather frustrating.


Once it gets to the last five minutes and we finally get to understand the end game, everything starts to make sense, but that doesn't mean it is satisfying. It just felt good to know that this very confusing movie has a smart ending...but only if you are paying very close attention to the details. If you aren't fully aware of everything that is happening in the last couple of scenes then none of it will make any sense at all. That is also a mark of bad storytelling. At some point all viewers should be able to clue into what is happening, not just the ones that have managed to follow every detail along the way leading up to one pivotal moment.


Not only is this movie confusing, but we never get a chance to understand the enemy or discover their weakness. In fact, we only ever see them just a couple of times throughout the film, and in those cases, the lighting is really dark so we barely get to see anything anyway.


This is a completely forgettable and mediocre movie. It's not worth your time or money to see it in theaters.

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Rated: PG-13

Release Date: February 14, 2019

Director: Robert Rodriguez

Stars: Rosa Salazar, Christoph Waltz, Keenan Johnson, Mahershala Ali

Plot: A re-built cyborg girl must battle to save her friends, family, and herself, while she tries to find out who she is and where she came from



Clint Says: Save some money and see a matinee




For some reason Hollywood loves to turn graphic novels into movies, but very rarely does it translate into a successful film. Sure, many of them become cult classics, like SCOTT PILGRIM VS. THE WORLD, but that movie lost more than $13 Million on production budget alone. ALITA has a $200 Million production budget to overcome. That's a lot of manga fans seeing this movie more than once just to get to break even.


As for the movie, it is pretty good. It's filled with fast-paced action and incredible fight scenes. The story is interesting, which is a nice surprise because a lot of origin stories are pretty boring. The special effects are fantastic. And the character dynamics are filled with complex issues and conflict.


The film is visually amazing. Virtually every scene is filled with fantastic scenery and props. The costumes and characters are equally interesting. There are a couple of times where the pacing of the film is off, but the scenery is enough to keep the viewer engaged.


If you like Japanese manga or graphic novels you should give this movie a shot. If you are a fan of action films, this one might be worth your time and money. If you aren't a fan of Sci-Fi and Fantasy, you should probably skip this one. It is good, but it's not good enough to hold the attention of people that tend not to see films of this ilk.

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Rated: PG-13

Release Date: January 11, 2019

Director: Jeffrey Nachmanoff

Stars: Keanu Reeves, Alice Eve, Thomas Middleditch, John Ortiz

Plot: A man clones his family and brings them back to life after an accident, but there are consequences to his actions



Clint Says: Wait for the digital release, and make someone else rent it



Keanu Reeves is at his best when he has very few lines of dialogue to deliver. That is why he is so great in the JOHN WICK films...he rarely says anything. Unfortunately, in this movie he talks constantly. Oh, dear reader, I can't begin to tell you the agony I was in while watching him try to be all dramatic and sciency. All I could think was, "this is a really poor man's version of Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark in IRON MAN." And I feel like that is a terrible insult to RDJ.


Aside from the exceptionally bad acting, the story is pretty basic. Even the twists and turns have all been done before. There wasn't a single moment where I felt like we were getting something new.


The true tragedy of this film is that it is set in Puerto Rico, and pretty much all we ever see is the inside of a lab and a house. I mean, if you are going to go to the trouble to shoot in the tropics at least give us some beach scenes. Otherwise, just save the money and shoot in Georgia like every other studio.


I wish I could at least recommend this movie to huge Sci-Fi fans, but the science is so far-fetched, and there are so many plot holes in the science that it wouldn't be enjoyable for you either. Just go ahead and skip this one. We will all catch up with Keanu when JOHN WICK 3 comes out later this year.

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Rated: PG-13

Release Date: December 21, 2018

Director: Travis Knight

Stars: Hailee Steinfeld, John Cena, Justin Theroux

Plot: Bumblebee is hiding out on earth, but when the Decepticons discover his location it could lead to all out war



Clint Says: Save some money and see a matinee



As far as Transformer movies go, this one is pretty good. But you must remember, that is compared to other Transformer movies...and that is a VERY low bar. 


The good news is this movie actually offers some character depth, relationships, and emotions. Usually it just a bunch of explosions with the semi-truck running around yelling, "I am Optimus Prime!" For those of you that like the explosions, there are plenty. But for those of you that actually like a plot, you'll be pleasantly surprised.


This is still a movie that you can't use any critical thinking while watching it, otherwise the whole thing falls apart. But if you are looking for a decent action flick with a decent plot while you munch on a bucket of popcorn, this movie will fill that need. Just be aware that if you run out of popcorn before the movie ends you might find yourself asking, "why am I still here?"

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Rated: R

Release Date: September 14, 2018

Director: Shane Black

Stars: Boyd Holbrook, Jacob Tremblay, Olivia Munn, Sterling K. Brown

Plot: Predators have returned to earth and a rag-tag team of misfits have to try to figure out why they are here and how to get rid of them



Clint Says: Don't even bother



There is a high probability that this movie is going to end up on my 10 Worst Films of the Year list. It's going to take several real stinkers to knock this one off of the list.


Director Shane Back should be embarrassed that he made such a terrible movie, and the producers should be ashamed that they didn't secure enough funding to make this thing look better than a bad made-for-television film from the mid-80's. 


The effects are so bad they are literally laugh-out-loud funny. The acting is terrible to the point where I was cringing every time I heard a cheesy line. The editing is amateur and makes the movie look like a bad episode of POWER RANGERS rather than a big-budget action flick. And the music is so weird and out of place it actually pulled me out of the story several times.


This travesty is full of massive plot holes, horrific writing, and terrible chemistry. I am shocked that this film is getting a wide release. It looks like it's a video-on-demand flick.


Do not waste your time. Even if you use a free coupon to see this, you are going to be disappointed.

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Rated: PG-13

Release Date: August 31, 2018

Director: Jonathan Baker, Josh Baker

Stars: Myles Truitt, James Franco, Jack Reynor, Zoe Kravitz

Plot: Two brothers find a futuristic weapon and find themselves on the run from people that want them dead



Clint Says: Wait for the digital release



I wasn't sure what to make of this movie when I saw the first trailer. Now that I've seen the movie, I'm still not sure what to make of it. It feels like a pet project for Michael B. Jordan. He is the Executive Producer and he has a small role in it. But it is also an origin story for a much bigger plot. I'm sure that if this movie makes money we will see a sequel in a couple of years. 


It's an odd film because it has Sci-Fi elements to it, but 95% of the movie is just normal, action movie stuff. That last 5% however turns the whole story on it's head and it becomes fully Sci-Fi, setting up a 100% Sci-Fi sequel.


The acting is pretty good, but the story has several eye-rolling moments. There are a few plot points that don't make any sense, and others that are so ridiculous that nobody would ever actually do what the characters are doing.


This is not a movie you have to see on the big screen. In fact, if you are paying for more than one ticket, you'll probably be upset that you shelled out hard-earned money on this one. Just wait for the digital release and enjoy it from the comfort of your own couch. Maybe the sequel will be worth seeing in theaters.

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Rated: PG

Release Date: August 24, 2018

Director: Oliver Daly

Stars: Alex Neustaedter, Becky G., Alex MacNicoll

Plot: A couple of teens find a military-grade robot-dog, but there are a lot of people desperate to get the weapon back



Clint Says: Wait for the digital release and make someone else rent it





This is essentially the exact same movie as MONSTER TRUCKS, MAX STEEL, CHAPPIE, and every other corny flick where a couple of slackers manage to beat the government at their own game by accidentally figuring out the hidden powers of the newly found object. The only difference is that this one is much worse than those other films.


The story never really goes anywhere, the effects are okay at best, the action in laughable, and the bad guys are an embarrassment to bad guys everywhere. There were several moments where I found myself looking at my watch, playing with the reclining seat, and losing interest in the movie completely. It is an entirely forgettable and boring film.


It is PG, so it should be suitable for most kids, but there are a couple of scenes that are pretty scary and intense. You may want to check it out first before taking your young ones. But if that means having to see this movie twice, I truly pity you.


There are some interesting looking films that your kids may really enjoy coming out soon. It's better to save your money by not seeing this one.

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Rated: R

Release Date: June 1, 2018

Director: Leigh Whannell

Stars: Logan Marshall-Green, Betty Gabriel, Melanie Vallejo, Benedict Hardie

Plot: A man becomes super-human with the help of a computer chip implant after an accident



Clint Says: Wait for the digital release and make someone else rent it



This is nothing more than a poor man's sci-fi flick. It tries to be futuristic with innovative tech and flying machines, but they didn't have the budget to make any of it look good. The futuristic cars look like they are painted plywood, and the cop cars look like entry-level Kias.


The story is interesting, but the execution is terrible. Some of the acting is nearly unwatchable, and the cheesy dialogue makes it worse. To make matters worse, all of the kill shots are overly gratuitous and gory. It felt like the people in charge knew they didn't have anything great so they might as well go over the top with it in hopes that 16 year old boys will flock to the theaters to see it.


This is a movie that, if you want to see it you better do it now, because it feels like it will be in and out of theaters in a matter of three or four weeks tops. It has no star power to draw on, the effects are low-budget, the plot is not done well, and the violence is too much for most people. 


Save your money for the next sci-fi flick. Hopefully, it will be a lot better than this one.

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Rated: PG-13

Release Date: March 29, 2018

Director: Steven Spielberg

Stars: Tye Sheridan, Olivia Cooke, Ben Mendelsohn, Mark Rylance

Plot: The creator of the world's most popular video game places a game within the game with the prize being his share of his company



Clint Says: Wait until after opening weekend, but see this in theaters



This is one of the most fascinating and unique films I have seen in the past several years. The plot is captivating, the world is interesting, and the visuals are second to none. But the best part of this movie is that this is the kind of thing that could actually happen in real life.


While the acting isn't outstanding, the characters are still very real and you care about them and their quest. Whether they are the "real life" characters or the avatars there is an emotional connection that will have you rooting for the little guy throughout the entire film. 


This movie clocks in at 2 hours and 20 minutes, but it doesn't feel like it. It is fast-paced, high-energy excitement from beginning to end. There are a couple of times where it feels like things are slowing down for a moment, but during those times the visuals are so spectacular that you won't miss the pace.


Fans of the 80's and 90's are going to love the callbacks to many of the movies and songs from that era. But even if you know nothing about those decades or you know nothing about gaming you'll still be able to enjoy this movie. If you are a fan of old-school gaming you will be treated to Easter eggs all through the film.


This is a fantastic film that you should see on the biggest screen with the loudest sound system. It will rock your world.


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Rated: PG-13

Release Date: March 23, 2018

Director: Steven S. DeKnight

Stars: John Boyega, Cailee Spaeny, Scott Eastwood

Plot: A corporation wants to automate the Jaegers, but the Kaiju have other plans


Clint Says: Save some money and see a matinee



If you were a fan of the original PACIFIC RIM this is a sequel you have been wanting for five years. The good news is that this is another super-fun monster movie. The bad news is that it isn't as good as the first one.


I'm not saying this film is bad, it's actually pretty good. However, if they made this story first I doubt we would have gotten a sequel. This one is more about the monsters and their journey rather than the relationships of the characters that made the first film so emotional and compelling.


That said, if you are in it just to see some massive robots fight some gigantic creatures while a few people try to save the planet, well grab your popcorn and your BFF and get to the theater now! You will be cheering wildly with every 120-story WWE slam.


This feels like a high-budget Godzilla flick more so than a moving Sci-fi film. The villain is weak and his motivations are weaker. It's almost like the first hour of this movie is nothing more than set-up so we can get to the main event for the last 30 minutes.


If you liked the first, you should give this one a try. If you thought the first film was a waste of time, steer clear of this one.

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Rated: PG

Release Date: March 9, 2018

Director: Ava DuVernay

Stars: Storm Reid, Chris Pine, Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon

Plot: A girl and her brother search for their missing father with the help of other-worldly beings



Clint Says: Save some money and see a matinee



This movie has been getting a ton of bad reviews, but I think that is pretty unfair. I think that most of the reviews aren't taking into account that this movie is for a young audience. Like, 8 - 10 year olds. It's much more like FROZEN than it is THE NEVERENDING STORY. 


Sure it is simplistic and the quest is basic, but it isn't for a 3rd grader. This is the kind of movie that will rock their world.


It is beautiful, fun, the story is compelling and entertaining, and the acting is spectacular. Sure, it may be a few levels below your intellectual and excitement levels, but the kids are going to love it.


There are a couple of scenes that may be a bit too intense for the younger kids or children that are sensitive to scary imagery, but for the most part this is a great film for your kids to enjoy. It's also a nice "level up" film for your children that are getting too big for the cartoons.