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FURIOUS 7 Review

Starring: Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Jason Statham, Michelle Rodriguez, Jordana Brewster, Tyrese Gibson, Ludacris, Dwayne Johnson, Kurt Russell

Director: James Wan (Saw, The Conjuring)

Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller

In one of my recent lessons with a student, we were curious about which movies had made the most money in sales worldwide. To my surprise, we found out that “Furious 7” was 5th on that list! If you’re not familiar with the title, “Furious 7” is the 7th movie in the series which started with “The Fast and the Furious” back in 2001. It stars Vin Diesel and the late Paul Walker in his final film. I really enjoyed the first six movies in the series so what more could they do in “Furious 7”? I was more than excited to find out! Here is my review.

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ELYSIUM Review

Starring: Matt Damon, Jodie Foster, Sharlto Copley, Alice Braga, William Fichtner

Director: Neill Blomkamp (District 9)

Genre: Action, Science Fiction, Drama

Year: 2013

“Elysium” is a science fiction/action movie starring Matt Damon. Now, I’m not a huge Matt Damon fan in particular but I can say that I am a huge fan of the “Bourne” series. “Elysium” is directed by Neill Blomkamp who also directed “District 9” which I thought was very good. So was “Elysium” just as good or better?
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THE HOBBIT: AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY Review

Starring: Martin Freeman, Ian McKellen, Richard Armitage, Hugo Weaving, Cate Blanchett, Christopher Lee, Andy Serkis

Director: Peter Jackson (Lord of the Rings, King Kong, The Lovely Bones)

Genre: Fantasy, Adventure

For those who are unfamiliar, “The Hobbit” is a book written by J.R.R. Tolkien to complement his “Lord of the Rings” series. It is the tale of a younger Bilbo Baggins and his adventures with the One Ring and was originally aimed for children. There was a popular animated version of this story made into a movie so being a huge fan of the book, that film, and the “Lord of the Rings” movies, I was anxiously awaiting the release of this movie. Was it as good as I hoped?
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