Dunkirk | DAGeeks Movie Review

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Total ScoreA movie by the renowned Christopher Nolan, the film is based on the famous evacuation of Allied forces (primarily British and French) from the port of Dunkirk. It is even more interesting because of the relative lack of big name actors and the challenge of turning the plot, which is ultimately just one event, into a full-length movie. Dunkirk also seems to straddle the line between documentary and fiction. In storytelling format, it utilizes at least three different point of views with each POV having its own timeframe, yet…

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Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets | DAGeeks Movie Review

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Total ScoreBased off the French comic book “Valerian and Laureline”, the movie Valerian is a love note from director Luc Besson. It features a lot of signature special effects and incredible world settings, which recalls his work in the 5th Element. The setting of Valerian is excellent, both in visual presentation and in concept. The movie unveils a magnificent universe, particularly the space-city of Alpha and the multi-dimensional marketplace, and utilizes it with deftness. Valerian succeeds in drawing us into a very alien but very interesting fictional future. Unfortunately, this…

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Wonder Woman | DAGeeks Movie Review

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Total ScoreIt is difficult nowadays to hold high expectations for movies, particularly for superhero movies, especially those coming from the DC cinematic universe. A long-time fan of the DC comics and heroes, I’ve often looked forward to the superhero movies that came out, although never particularly satisfied or pleased by them – ‘serviceable, but fun enough’ is usually the best I can say of many of these movies as a whole. However, I found myself solidly pleased by Wonder Woman. A powerful blockbuster-level movie with a female lead character in…

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Pirates of the Caribbean 5: Dead Men Tell No Tales | DAGeeks Movie Review

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Total ScoreThe Pirates franchise has been one of the most successful ones over the past decade or so, with each movie bringing in hundreds of millions of dollars worldwide in box office sales. A combination of a strong setting and aesthetic, characters with personality (particularly Jack Sparrow), and enjoyable story lines have kept it as one of Disney’s cinematic giants. However, all things have to end eventually, and at least for this generation we’re seeing an end to the Pirates movie franchise with Dead Men Tell No Tales. In this…

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One Piece: A Life for a King

One of the reasons why I continue to enjoy reading manga, beyond the action, art, and story – is because every now and then, well-written ones remind me of something interesting and meaningful. One Piece is one of the best written manga still active and a recent chapter gave me a bit of food for thought. Spoiler alert here, in case you haven’t kept up to date with the releases of the manga. In the current story arc, Luffy and his nakama (friends/companions), along with some other allies are heading…

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