‘Ready Player One’: a thrilling sci-fi popcorn fantasy that honors the youth in us all.

Steven Spielberg. The measuring stick of directors, both current and aspiring, has been celebrated for his mastery behind the camera. At one time or another, someone has watched a Spielberg film. Besides his more adult-themed movies such as Saving Private Ryan, Lincoln, and Schindler’s List, the 71-year old has stoked the imagination with The Adventures of Tintin, Jurassic Park, and E.T.

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Alicia Vikander brings grounded story to life in ‘Tomb Raider’ reboot

We all remember Lara Croft: Tomb Raider, right? Back in 2001, Angelina Jolie fulfilled the dream casting of fans by becoming the live action realization of the video game heroine. While this movie is beloved by a very select few, Warner Bros. decided to capitalize on the resurgence of the Tomb Raider series and update the franchise for today’s audience. Although it doesn’t break the curse of video game adaptations, this film has a fun ride.

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Disney’s ‘Christopher Robin’ reintroduces an adult with a childhood friend.

As we grow up, we shed pieces of our childhood away. The child grows up into an adult, taking on responsibilities and, sometimes, forgetting the purity and joy of running around the playground or talking to imaginary friends. There are some cases where our inner child is contained and protected deep inside our soul, shielded from the harsh realities of life and adulthood.

Then there are some times where we need to be reconnected with that child we have forgotten so long ago.

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He’s Gonna Wreck It: 1st trailer for ‘Wreck-It Ralph 2’ brings Ralph to the Interwebs.

In 2012, Walt Disney Pictures brought out its 52nd animated feature film with Wreck-It Ralph, a movie that focused not on the heroes of video games but a villain. Making the audience relate and care about a video game villain who wants to be a hero was brilliantly executed and entertaining for both kids and adults. It’s another movie that’s built on nostalgia and familiar themes, wrapped in a colorful bow.  I didn’t see it for the first time until last year and I don’t know why I waited so long.
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