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Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom SPOILER-FREE Review

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Run Time: 2 hours, 8 minutes Rating: PG-13 Directed by: J.A. Bayona  Starring: Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Rafe Spall 

Life, uh, finds a way... for the fifth time. Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom is the fifth installment in the Jurassic franchise, and I know many people see the continuation of this series as unnecessary. I liked Jurassic World more than most. I thought the realization of what a real life Jurassic World would look like was just incredible. I found Chris Pratt to be an excellent lead, and I thought it was a fun adventure. It doesn't touch the original Jurassic Park, but I really liked it for what it was. So I've been really interested in Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom. This one is directed by J.A. Bayona, who I thought did a fantastic job with 2016's A Monster Calls. He proved himself to be an incredibly imaginative director, and I've been fascinated to see what he would bring to Fallen Kingdom. However, the trailers for this film have not really im…

Incredibles 2 SPOILER-FREE Review

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Run Time: 1 hour, 58 minutes Rating: PG Directed by: Brad Bird Starring: Craig T. Nelson, Holly Hunter, Samuel L. Jackson 
The original Incredibles movie is an all-time classic. It came out in an era when we weren't overly inundated with comic book and superhero movies and, in that sense, it was rather unique. For a kids movie, it was rather adult. It dealt with very mature themes and complex issues, and I think it's that level of sophistication that made The Incredibles what it was. Of course, that's what you get with writer/director Brad Bird. With both The Incredibles and The Iron Giant, Bird makes animated movies that are accessible to kids, but not made exclusively for kids. Bird has really shown that you can make films that kids can watch and enjoy, but they are multilayered and complex with compelling characters and mature themes that will go right over kids' heads. But while The Incredibles was a giant smash success, it has taken fourteen years for a sequel to …

Jared Leto to Star in Daniel Espinosa-Directed Morbius the Living Vampire Film

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While Spider-Man is currently in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Sony has been trying to make a series of films centered around Spider-Man characters just... you know, without Spider-Man. Venom hits theaters this fall, and the jury is still out on that one. The trailers haven't been extraordinary, but its all-star cast and incredible potential keeps me from immediately dismissing it. There is also Silver and Black, which was supposed to come out next year but has been pulled from the release schedule and is being completely reworked. We have also heard rumors of a Kraven the Hunter and a Mysterio movie, though the latter may prove to be tricky as Jake Gyllenhaal has been announced the play the character in the recently titled Spider-Man: Far From Home, which you can read more about here. But another film we heard awhile back that Sony was looking at doing was a Morbius movie, who is a character who has always interested me. I came to know him through the animated Spider-Man series…

Go or No Go: Hotel Artemis

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In this new movie review series, Nathanael Molnár and Rob Giachinta talk about a new film and say whether to go see it, don't go see it, or wait for it to come out on a streaming service. In this installment, they discuss Hotel Artemis. You can read our spoiler-free review of the film here.

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Written by: Nathanael Molnár Email us your movie questions at: themovieparadise999@gmail.com
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The Predator- Trailer 2

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I've always been mildly intrigued by Shane Black's The Predator. The original Predator movie is an all time action/sci fi classic, but none of the sequels have been able to recapture what that first film accomplished. I actually didn't mind Predators, but it wasn't nearly as good as the original Arnold Schwarzenegger film. But with the announcement of the Shane Black-directed sequel, I was intrigued. Black played a role in the first film, so he clearly is passionate about the IP. And he is a talented director. Plus the cast he's assembled, which includes Sterling K. Brown, Jacob Tremblay, Keegan-Michael Key, Olivia Munn, Boyd Holbrook, and Travante Rhodes, is pretty impressive. So while I haven't had high hopes for the movie, I haven't completely discounted it either. But the first trailer didn't do much to sway me either way. The beginning with Jacob Tremblay was interesting, but everything after that just felt average. So I've been hoping to see …

Go or No Go: Hereditary

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In this new movie review series, Nathanael Molnár and Rob Giachinta talk about a new film and say whether to go see it, don't go see it, or wait for it to come out on a streaming service. In this installment, they discuss the new A24 horror movie, Hereditary. You can read our spoiler free review for the film here.

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What do you think? Will you be going or not going to see Hereditary? Will you wait for it to come out on a streaming service? Leave your thoughts in the comments section below. 
Written by: Nathanael Molnár Email us your movie questions at: themovieparadise999@gmail.com
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Spider-Man: Homecoming Sequel Title Revealed to be "Far From Home"

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One of Marvel's more interesting upcoming films is the Spider-Man: Homecoming sequel, which is dated for next summer, coming out just a couple of months after Avengers 4. Considering the events of Avengers: Infinity War, where director Jon Watts will take the sequel is an interesting question to ponder. We recently learned that Jake Gyllenhaal is in final negotiations to play the villain Mysterio, which you can read about here. We also heard that Michael Keaton will be reprising his role from the first film as the Vulture, which you can read the full details on here. Narratively, it seems like the sequel is really starting to shape up, and whatever questions regarding Spider-Man's fate will certainly be answered in Avengers 4. One piece of information that has always stuck with me was something Kevin Feige said a long time ago, that the Homecoming sequel would take place just minutes after the end of Avengers 4. This means that not only will the sequel be dealing with the rep…

Hereditary SPOILER-FREE Review

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Run Time: 2 hours, 7 minutes Rating: R Directed by: Ari Aster Starring: Toni Collette, Alex Wolff, Milly Shapiro 
I haven't really been known to be a big A24 fan. Sometimes they make fantastic films, such as The Disaster Artist or Lady Bird. But many times I find they are too artistic and experimental and weird, and it makes for movies that lack real substance, like with The Killing of a Sacred Deer, A Ghost Story, and It Comes at Night just to name a few. However, the second I saw the trailer for Hereditary, the fact that it was being made by A24 immediately became inconsequential. The trailer for Hereditary is easily one of the best trailers of the year. It was shocking, provocative, and riveting. One of the biggest takeaways was hearing a critic say that Hereditary was this generation's The Exorcist, which is one of my all-time favorite horror movies. Since I saw that first trailer, Hereditary has been one of my most anticipated films of the year. So is Hereditary therefore…

Hotel Artemis SPOILER-FREE Review

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Run Time: 1 hour, 33 minutes Rating: R Directed by: Drew Pearce Starring: Sterling K. Brown, Jodie Foster, Sofia Boutella 
What happens when you take a cool, John Wick-inspired story and add a really great cast? Well, you should get a really awesome movie. Emphasis on "should". Ever since I saw the first trailer for Hotel Artemis, I've been really looking forward to it. It has a stacked cast, including Sterling K. Brown, Jodie Foster, Dave Bautista, Sofia Boutella, Charlie Day, and Jeff Goldblum. They are all really good actors, and to have them all together sounded great. The film focuses on a hotel for criminals, run by Foster's character. The plot does sound heavily influenced by John Wick, but never for a second did I think it was actually ripping off John Wick; I thought it would be inspired by it, and that writer/director Drew Pearce could offer up a really cool film. Well, I was wrong. I was dead wrong. Hotel Artemis is a snooze-fest. The performances range fr…

First Trailer for Creed II

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In 2015, Creed took everyone by surprise. The Rocky franchise had run its course, and now a spin-off film about Apollo Creed's (Carl Weathers) son is coming out? It seemed a little bit desperate. However, when Creed hit, it hit hard. Michael B. Jordan was absolutely fantastic. While he was already on my radar for Chronicle and Fruitvale Station, Creed just further showed what Jordan was capable of. Sylvester Stallone was so good that he was nominated for an Oscar for Best Supporting Actor that year. And Ryan Coogler once again proved just how talented of a director he truly is. After Creed, Coogler went on to direct Jordan once again in this year's Black Panther, and it was because of Black Panther that Coogler didn't direct Creed II. Instead, Steven Caple Jr. was brought on to direct, which did make me nervous. Caple Jr. has only directed one feature film, The Land, which I have never seen nor really even heard about. So while I've been excited to see another Creed m…

First Look at Aquaman; Trailer to Debut at San Diego Comic Con

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After Justice League crashed and burned at the box office in November, all eyes have turned to Aquaman, which is coming out just over a year after the failed team-up film. Can the James Wan (The Conjuring) directed movie revive the DC Cinematic Universe, and put it back on the right track before Shazam and Wonder Woman 1984 (read about that here) hit theaters? I hope so. I love James Wan as a director, and I think he is an excellent fit for something like Aquaman. He is a creative force, and you need someone like that when constructing entire underwater worlds. Similarly to how Wonder Woman was isolated from the rest of the DC Cinematic Universe because it was set during World War I, Aquaman is also isolated because it takes place underwater. You can tell a complete story without feeling the need to reference or set up any other movies in the universe, and that's exactly what DC needs right now! But since Justice League's release, where Jason Momoa made his official debut as …

Wonder Woman 2 Title Confirmed; Chris Pine Set to Return

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The fate of the DC Cinematic Universe has been up in the air since Justice League bombed at the box office. This was supposed to be DC's The Avengers, and it ended up losing them money instead of being a giant hit. You can read more about that here. However, even with that uncertainty, they have moved forward with Wonder Woman 2, since the first one is their only true critical hit. I really liked Wonder Woman. It did have its shortcomings, but I thought that Patty Jenkins put together a great film, and I've been game for a sequel ever since. You can read my review for the movie here. I would have preferred that Warner Bros. reboot the DC Cinematic Universe, but with Aquaman, Shazam, and now Wonder Woman 2 on the horizon, that doesn't seem likely. A little while ago, Jenkins confirmed the sequel would take place in the 1980's, tweeting the image above of "WW84". The original worked so well set during World War I, as it isolated itself from the rest of the DC …

Go or No Go: Adrift

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In this new movie review series, Nathanael Molnár and Rob Giachinta talk about a new film and say whether to go see it, don't go see it, or wait for it to come out on a streaming service. In this installment, they discuss the new Shailene Woodley survival movie, Adrift.

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What do you think? Will you be going or not going to see Adrift? Will you wait for it to come out on a streaming service? Leave your thoughts in the comments section below. 
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Avengers: Infinity War Crosses $2 Billion Dollars Worldwide

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We have been saying ever since Avengers: Infinity War was merely a concept that it had a strong chance at joining the two billion dollar club. However, that was always going to be a tall feat. The highest grossing Marvel Cinematic Universe movie to date was The Avengers, which made $1.5 billion dollars. So Infinity War would have to not only beat the highest grossing MCU film, but it would also have to make an additional five hundred million on top of it. While the idea of Infinity War crossing two billion seems easy enough, the reality of it has proven to be challenging. It crossed one billion no problem, which you can read the details on here. And it certainly helped that the movie is really good, and everyone has liked it. You can read our spoiler-free review for Infinity Warhere, as well as watch our spoiler discussion on YouTube here. But as more and more movies have opened in theaters to compete with it, such as Deadpool 2 and Solo: A Star Wars Story, Infinity War's box off…