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Grosse Point Geek: My Favourite Star Trek Movie…

You have to hand it to Star Trek ,spanning 4 decades, 6 TV series, 14 films, countless books and tons of merchandise, its one of the longest and most successful sci fi franchises in history.  Now I adore Star Trek  -not as much as Star Wars mind –but I have enough knowledge of its universe to know a Dilithium chamber when …

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Proud Mary – Motion Picture Maniac

The opening credit sequence of Proud Mary gave me the impression that it would be a more action oriented version of Jackie Brown, with text directly from the Blaxploitation films of the 70’s and completely contradicting the cheap televisual look of the trailer; I actually thought it might be worth …

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Gringo – Motion Picture Maniac

I’m confused, is Gringo supposed to be a comedy or not? The trailer is full on comedy, but if experience has taught me anything regarding films like The Village, Inglourious Basterds and Inherent Vice, you can’t even trust trailers to get the genre right so let’s not hold that against …

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Game Night – Motion Picture Maniac

If ever there was such a thing as destiny, Game Night, at some point, was surely headed for disaster, on paper there is absolutely nothing special or unique about it’s material in any way, shape or form; even now I cannot bring myself to ignore the fact that it is, …

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Grosse Point Geek – Ready Player One

Directed by: Steven Spielberg   Principal Cast: Tye Sheridan, Olivia Cooke, Ben Mendelsohn, Simon Pegg, Mark Rylance   Plot Summary The Year is 2044, to escape their humdrum, poverty stricken lives, the Earth’s population spends most of its time in a VR world known as The OASIS. Here you can …

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Grosse Point Geek – Tomb Raider (2018)

Directed by: Roar Uthaug   Principal Cast: Alicia Vikander, Dominic West, Walton Goggins   Plot Summary Lara Croft (Alicia Vikander)  goes in search of her father Lord Richard Croft(Dominic West) who has been missing, presumed dead in his lifelong quest to find the missing tomb of Japanese Queen Himiko, who was …

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Grosse Point Geek – 15:17 to Paris

Directed by: Clint Eastwood Principal Cast: Spencer Stone, Anthony Sadler, Alek Skarlatos Plot Summary The true story of the three Americans who thwarted the infamous terrorist attack on a Paris bound passenger train in 2015. Unusually all three are played by the three real life heroes who risked their lives that day. …

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