Wednesday, June 16, 2021

Hollywood movie reviews

Jaafar Jaafar is a graduate of Mass Communication from Bayero University, Kano. He was a reporter at Daily Trust, an assistant editor at Premium Times and now the editor-in-chief of Daily Nigerian.
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Den of Thieves (2018)

Certificate R 140 min   –   Action | Crime | Drama | Mystery | Thriller








A gritty crime saga which follows the lives of an elite unit of the LA County Sheriff’s Department and the state’s most successful bank robbery crew as the outlaws plan a seemingly impossible heist on the Federal Reserve Bank.

Director: Christian Gudegast

Stars: Gerard Butler, Jordan Bridges, Pablo Schreiber, Evan Jones

12 Strong (2018)

Certificate R 130 min   –   Action | Drama | History | War








12 Strong tells the story of the first Special Forces team deployed to Afghanistan after 9/11; under the leadership of a new captain, the team must work with an Afghan warlord to take down the Taliban.

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Director: Nicolai Fuglsig

Stars: Chris Hemsworth, Michael Shannon, William Fichtner, Elsa Pataky

The Final Year (2017) – [Limited]

89 min   –   Documentary







THE FINAL YEAR is a unique insiders’ account of President Barack Obama’s foreign policy team during their last year in office. Featuring unprecedented access inside the White House and State Department, THE FINAL YEAR offers an uncompromising view of the inner workings of the Obama Administration as they prepare to leave power after eight years.

Director: Greg Barker

Stars: John Kerry, Barack Obama, Samantha Power, Ben Rhodes

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Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (2017)

Certificate PG-13 119 min   –   Action | Adventure | Comedy | Fantasy








Four teenagers are sucked into a magical video game, and the only way they can escape is to work together to finish the game.

Director: Jake Kasdan

Stars: Dwayne Johnson, Karen Gillan, Kevin Hart, Jack Black

Box Office: Weekend: $36.17M, Gross: $283.17M

Kickboxer: Retaliation (2018)

Certificate R Action | Drama







One year after the events of “Kickboxer: Vengeance”, Kurt Sloan has vowed never to return to Thailand.

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However, while gearing up for a MMA title shot, he finds himself sedated and forced back into Thailand, this time in prison.

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He is there because the ones responsible want him to face a 6’8″ 400 lbs. beast named Mongkut and in return for the fight, Kurt will get two million dollars and his freedom back.

He at first refuses, in which a bounty is placed on his head as a way to force him to face Mongkut.

He soon learns he will have no other choice and will undergo his most rigorous training yet under some unexpected mentors in order to face Mongkut in hopes to regain his freedom.

Director: Dimitri Logothetis

Stars: Alain Moussi, Christopher Lambert, Jean-Claude Van Damme, Mike Tyson





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