A Quiet Place
We're not sure what surprises more about A Quiet Place... The fact that John Krasinski, mainly known for his performance as ultra-likable Jim Halpert in the U.S. series adaptation of The Office, is actually directing a horror movie, or that the idea of building a nerve-racking story around characters who, in order to survive, have to avoid making even the slightest sound at all cost, never crossed a screenwriter's mind until today. But maybe it was all meant to be. As strange as it sounds, Krasinski possibly was one of few directors who could pull off such a tour de force with finesse and wisdom, proving in the meantime that your level of…
Ready Player One
In 2045, virtual reality is taking over the harsh, miserable real world as overpopulation, pollution, corruption, and climate change have plagued humanity. Wade Watts (Tye Sheridan), a young man who lives in one of the many slum-like cities that make for much of what's left of Earth, is obsessed with the Anorak's Quest, a hidden challenge in the artificial world of OASIS. Beside becoming a millionaire, the winner of the game, which consists in finding Easter eggs among a universe filled with '80s/'90s pop-culture references, is also promised full ownership of OASIS. As Watts and his friends get close to finishing the quest, ill-intentioned players working for an evil corporation run by Nolan Sorrento (Ben Mendelsohn) stand…
Pacific Rim Uprising
Instigated by recent Academy Award-winner Guillermo del Toro in 2013, the robots vs. monsters universe of Pacific Rim is expanding with a sequel, helmed by first-time director Steven S. DeKnight, no one really asked for. Out in theatre today, Pacific Rim Uprising features John Boyega as Jake Pentecost, son of Idris Elba's character from the first installment, 10 years after the Battle of the Breach, during which daddy sacrificed himself to save the world from alien-engineered giant amphibious creatures.
With centuries of traditions, questionable diplomacy and a remarkable inheritance of power (political and superhuman) on his shoulders, prince T'Challa (Chadwick Boseman) begins a journey to self-discovery as he takes his father's seat on the throne of the fictional African nation of Wakanda. Prepared to assume the responsibility to serve and protect his people, the new leader, who, like his ancestors, possesses remarkable abilities owing to an alien metal called vibranium, is about to face dangers that pose a threat to more than just his own nation. As multiple enemies stand in his way, the new king will be forced to question his role in helping not only his kingdom, but also the rest of the world.