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FILM REVIEW – Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (IMAX 3D)

By Marty Mulrooney

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom is the second film in the Jurassic World trilogy and a direct sequel to 2015’s Jurassic World. Helmed this time round by Spanish director J. A. Bayona (The Orphanage, A Monster Calls), Fallen Kingdom sees Owen Grady (Chris Pratt) and Claire Dearing (Bryce Dallas Howard) returning to Isla Nublar to rescue the dinosaurs from an impending volcanic eruption.

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FILM REVIEW – Ready Player One (IMAX 3D)

By Marty Mulrooney

Ready Player One

Ready Player One is a science fiction adventure film directed by Steven Spielberg. Based on the 2011 book of the same name by Ernest Cline, the film adaptation stars Tye Sheridan as Wade Watts, an orphan with an intentionally superhero-sounding name that prefers virtual reality to his real life in the desolate future slums of Columbus, Ohio.

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FILM REVIEW – Tomb Raider

By Marty Mulrooney

Tomb Raider 2018

Tomb Raider (directed by Roar Uthaug) is an action adventure film based on the 2013 video game reboot of the same name. As a result, it also serves as a reboot of the original Tomb Raider films starring Angelina Jolie, with Academy Award winning Swedish actress Alicia Vikander offering a fresh cinematic take on the iconic character of Lara Croft.

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BOOK REVIEW – The Art and Soul of Blade Runner 2049 by Tanya Lapointe

By Marty Mulrooney

The Art and Soul of Blade Runner 2049

The Art and Soul of Blade Runner 2049 is the official visual guide to Denis Villeneuve’s stunning science fiction masterpiece Blade Runner 2049, which AMO described in its review as “a complicated and highly accomplished piece of filmmaking that will no doubt encourage discussion and debate for many years to come.” Written by reporter Tanya Lapointe, this lavish, oversized coffee table book – published by Titan Books in the UK – documents the film’s ambitious two year production and is filled with exclusive production stills, behind-the-scenes photography, concept art and storyboards, as well as interviews with the cast and crew.

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FILM REVIEW – Blade Runner 2049

By Marty Mulrooney

Blade Runner 2049

Blade Runner 2049 is a neo-noir science fiction film directed by Denis Villeneuve (Sicario, Arrival). The sequel to the classic film Blade Runner (with director Ridley Scott serving as Executive Producer here), this new story – set 30 years after the 1982 original – stars Ryan Gosling (Drive, La La Land) as Officer K, a Blade Runner hunting down replicants – artificial humans – for the LAPD in the year 2049.

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FILM REVIEW – Baby Driver

By Marty Mulrooney

Baby Driver

Baby Driver is a musical crime drama directed by Edgar Wright (Shaun of the DeadHot FuzzThe World’s End) starring Ansel Elgort, Kevin Spacey, Lily James, Eiza González, Jon Hamm, Jamie Foxx and Jon Bernthal. Baby – young Mozart in a go-kart – is the best getaway driver in town, working with some of the country’s finest thugs to pay off a debt from his past. He only has a few more jobs left before he’s out… but in the criminal underworld, things are never that simple.

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FILM REVIEW – Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

By Marty Mulrooney

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 – once again written and directed by James Gunn, produced by Marvel Studios and distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures –  is the sequel to the critically and commercially successful comedy/science fiction/superhero film Guardians of the Galaxy (2014).  In this much-anticipated follow-up, the Guardians must stand beside Peter Quill as he finally discovers who his father is. Meanwhile, the team is being hunted by a race of golden-skinned, genetically-engineered beings known as the Sovereigns, who become furious after Rocket steals some batteries from them…

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