Young authors David & Laura T. Lee (inspires others to write)

David T. Lee (15 year-old of 5 books, published a 4,500-word sci-fi at 7); Laura T. Lee (13 year-old of 2 novels, published a 62,000-word novel at 10)

“Mission Impossible: Fallout” is one of the most intense thrillers in recent times

From the start, the sixth film in the Mission Impossible franchise put the pedal to the metal. Tom Cruise’s likeability and reputation for dangerous stunts are in full display in this action extravaganza. The shootouts, explosions, running and speeding cars that are expected in a movie like this are delivered amazingly. However, this time “Fallout” […]

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“Paddington 2” is a family-fun, hilarious-to-watch movie!

On Friday night I watched “Paddington 2,” which once again chronicles an adventure of the talking bear who warms our hearts. Some familiar faces here include Sally Hawkins from “The Shape of Water” and Hugh Grant as the antagonist, a financially challenged actor in desperate search of money. In this movie, Paddington (recognizable as ever […]

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“Roman J. Israel, Esq.” definitely has its flaws, but Denzel Washington’s acting is superb

Last week, I watched “Roman J. Israel, Esq.”, which is a drama about the legal system. Focusing on its titular quirky character, it shows how his uptight and secluded life as a partner in a legal firm is destroyed when the other partner, William Henry Jackson, has a heart attack. Roman eventually makes several unethical […]

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“The Last Jedi” delivers emotion and excitement in an epic story

Today, I watched “Star Wars: The Last Jedi”! As the 8th chapter in the Star Wars saga, it follows old characters like Luke Skywalker and new characters like Finn as they evade the First Order, led by Kylo Ren and Supreme Leader Snoke. While Rey (a new character introduced in the previous film, “Star Wars: […]

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“Gifted” provides heartwarming characters and a moving story

“Gifted” is a film about a custody battle over a highly intelligent girl named Mary (played by Mckenna Grace). Mary’s mother, Diane, committed suicide due to relationship problems with Mary’s father. Diane attempted to solve the Navier-Stokes problem, but it is assumed that she never finished. Mary’s uncle, Frank, has cared for her since she […]

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As “The Founder”, Michael Keaton delivers a magnificent performance

Some time ago, I saw the movie “The Founder”, a film about how McDonald’s became what it is today. Originally a small-scale restaurant chain run by the McDonald brothers, enterprising businessman Ray Kroc was hired to supervise the creation of more restaurants. Reluctant to expand the chain after a previous attempt failed, the McDonald brothers […]

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“Arrival” is a minimalist but unique sci-fi film

Hello! Recently, I watched “Arrival”. The film, which explores a linguist attempting to communicate with extraterrestrial visitors, holds 8 Oscar nominations including Best Picture. From the start of the film, a melancholy feel was evident. The camerawork and lighting, especially in the scenes in the alien spaceship, are brilliant. The aliens themselves are not very […]

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“Doctor Strange” is outrageously wacky, smart and funny

Hello everybody! A few days ago, I saw “Doctor Strange”, the psychedelic superhero film that earned an Oscar nomination for “Best Visual Effects”. Firstly, I would like to note that Benedict Cumberbatch, the actor who plays the titular superhero, bears a striking resemblance to the comic-book Doctor Strange. “Doctor Strange” is easily one of the […]

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The Martian proves to be an excellent drama and hilarious comedy

Hello again! Today’s movie review will be about sci-fi director Ridley Scott’s The Martian, which is nominated for Oscar Best Picture. Matt Damon is cast as astronaut/botanist Mark Watney, who is left behind by his team after being swept away by debris during a sandstorm on Mars. Matt’s commentary throughout much of the scenes gives […]

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Bridge of Spies’ dark, tense mood shines new angle on lesser-known historical event

Greetings! Last night, I watched the newest Spielberg movie, Bridge of Spies (which is nominated for 6 Academy Awards)! The film, which tells the true story of a suspenseful exchange between Russian spy Rudolf Abel, American pilot Gary Powers and American student Frederic Pryor (Abel was captured by the Americans, Powers captured by Russians and […]

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“Star Wars: The Force Awakens” is a fantastic sequel

Hey everybody! Yesterday I watched “Star Wars: The Force Awakens”! It was great to see the old cast from the original 1970s “Star Wars” interacting with the new cast of characters (including a scavenger strong with the Force and a rebel stormtrooper). Harrison Ford’s character Han Solo adds many humorous remarks throughout the movie. The […]

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Jurassic World reflects Spielberg well but not enough to become classic

Hello people of Earth! I watched Jurassic World this weekend, the highly anticipated and record-breaking summer blockbuster! The movie was better than I expected. In the film, scientists create their own dinosaur called the Indominus Rex, which starts going on a massive rampage which the main characters (including a macho raptor trainer, two boys and […]

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