Avengers: Infinity War

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SYNOPSIS: The Avengers and their allies try to stop Thanos from retrieving all 6 Infinity Stones.

MY TAKE: Going in, my concern was the number of MCU characters in the movie – how do you give each one enough focus and screen time? Well, they definitely pulled it off! And in 2.5 hours! The story is tight, the special effects amazing, and of course, you get lots of action and comedy, too. And as is usual with Marvel movies – stay all the way through the end credits to see a clip that sets up future Marvel movies! I can’t wait for the as yet unnamed Avengers 4 movie.

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I Feel Pretty

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SYNOPSIS: A woman thinks she has suddenly transformed into the perfect version of herself after she accidentally hits her head. Her ensuing confidence helps her achieve things she only previously dreamed of. But she hits her head again and wakes up to reality – how does she handle this?

MY TAKE: I did not have high hopes for this movie after the disappointing Snatched, but I was pleasantly surprised to find this movie funny and enjoyable. Amy Schumer redeems herself and sends out a body-positive message. The supporting cast is also good but does not over-shadow Schumer. A fun movie to catch.

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Beirut

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SYNOPSIS: A negotiator is asked to help negotiate the release of an American taken prisoner in 1980’s Beirut. But who can he trust to help him?

MY TAKE: The story is interesting, and other than a slightly slow start, the pacing is just right. Jon Hamm also does a good job carrying the movie. However, there is backlash on social media about the portrayal of the war-torn Beirut. I have no basis to comment on the accuracy of the portrayal, so, if you watch this movie, just take it for what it is – purely a fictional story in a fictionalized setting.

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Blockers

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SYNOPSIS: Leslie Mann, Ike Barinholtz, and John Cena play parents who find out their three daughters are planning to lose their virginity on prom night, so, they set out to stop it.

MY TAKE: As expected, there are funny scenes, outrageous scenes, as well as raunchy scenes The three actresses who play the daughters are refreshing. From a storyline standpoint though, this movie is basically an extended version of the trailer, plus the ending, plus an epilogue, plus another epilogue. A fun watch if you have nothing else better to do, otherwise, just catch it when it comes out on video.

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