Jumanji: The Next Level Raises The Stakes

Jumanji: The Next Level appropriately raises the stakes as the game takes all the major players to the next level upon their return. If you read nothing else, please do not immediately leave as the credits begin to role.  There is a mid-credits scene. It’s been two years since the previous adventure.  While some things have changed, the core four have remained friends.  So what happened to lead us to where we find ourselves today? …

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Sundance 2019: Fighting with My Family

Telling the story of WWE Superstar Paige, Fighting with My Family is a comedy that manages to delight viewers regardless of whether they like wrestling. Born Saraya-Jade Bevis (Florence Pugh), she would eventually adopt the professional name of Paige.  Our story starts long before she joined the WWE.  Paige was born into a wrestling family, including both her father, Ricky (Nick Frost), and mother, Julia (Lena Heady).  Following a brief prologue, we see how she…

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Skyscraper: A Nerve-Inducing Thriller

Whether or not you believe that Dwayne Johnson can save the day, Skyscraper will have the audience on the edge of their seat. A brief prologue introduces us to Will Sawyer (Dwayne Johnson) when he was a FBI Hostage Rescue Team leader.  We’re taken to the snowy cold of Ash Lake, Minn. where a a hostage situation is underway.  One moment in time paves way for what happens in the future.  We get a glimpse…

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Rampage: Please Stop Destroying Chicago

Rampage is the latest in a series of blockbusters that threaten to destroy Chicago–this time with genetically modified animals. Here’s the basic background: CRISPR made the waves in 1993 by giving scientists a way to treat previously incurable diseases through a process known as genetic editing.  By 2016, U.S. Intelligence Community had determined that genetic editing was considered to be a “Weapon of Mass Destruction and Proliferation.” Davis Okoye (Dwayne Johnson) is a primatologist working for…

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Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle: Bonus Content

Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle arrives on Digital HD on March 6th with just shy of an hour’s worth of bonus features. As thrilling and entertaining as the movie was, I feel like the bonus materials fall short in living up to the film’s standards.  This was a film that deserved at least 2 hours worth of bonus footage.  It just proves to show how much of films are made on computers these days. There…

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FIRST LOOK – Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle

The world got it’s first look today at Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle as the first trailer was released for the upcoming action-adventure. The film had been first announced late 2015 shortly after the passing of comedian Robin Williams.  Williams had starred in the original 1995 film.  It will certainly be interesting to see if there are any references to his character. Directed by Jake Kasdan from a screenplay written by Chris McKenna & Erik…

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