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The Foreigner: Jackie Chan Vs. Pierce Brosnan Is a Match Made In Heaven, but It Bites Off More Than It Can Chew.

I was ecstatic when I learned that Jackie Chan was finally returning to Hollywood for the first time since the surprisingly enjoyable and emotional 2010 Karate Kid remake. After several films that never made their way outside of China, a new, wide release, R rated, Jackie Chan action film sounded incredibly promising. The trailers sold the film as the story of Jackie Chan desperately trying to get revenge on the IRA terrorists that were responsible for the death of his daughter and focusing his efforts on Irish deputy minister and former leader of the Provisional IRA, Liam Hennessy, played by Pierce Brosnan, who Chan believes is hiding information from the public. However, the film is much more complicated than just a simple revenge story, which ends up being a blessing and curse for The Foreigner.

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Battle of the Sexes: Two Fantastic Leads Almost Make Up For The Fact That I Didn’t Get The Film I Signed Up For.

I had been looking forward to Battle of the Sexes ever since I saw the first trailer. A biopic centered around one the most viewed tennis matches in history doesn’t sound incredibly exciting at first, especially if you’re not a huge sports fan. However, when the match was between the current female champion Billie Jean King and former male tennis star Bobby Riggs, a lot of layers are added to the story. Not to mention the fact that recent Oscar winner, Emma Stone, and experienced comedic and dramatic actor Steve Carell were taking up the lead roles. By all accounts this film should have been nearly perfect, and while I definitely enjoyed myself, the pacing was off, the finale didn’t have the impact it needed, and ultimately it wasn’t the film that the trailers promised.

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Kingsman: The Golden Circle An Incredibly Fun, Action Packed, Over the Top Sequel That Feels a Little Crowded.

The first Kingsman film taglined, The Secret Service, was released in 2014 with director Matthew Vaughn, known for 2010’s Kick-Ass and 2011’s X-Men: First Class, truly came out of nowhere. Despite being based on a beloved Graphic Novel, you would be hard pressed to find someone would knew of its existence before the film’s release. However, this lack of brand recognition actually helped Kingsman more than hurt it. With expectations relatively low, many audience members were not expecting one of the best spy-comedies in decades.

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