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Molly's Game | Average Guy Movie Review

Much like 2010's The Social Network, Molly's Game takes us into a Sorkin-esque dramatisation of history. After a fall robs her of her goal of skiing in the Olympics, Molly Bloom (Jessica Chastain) goes in search of her new self, one that doesn't involve skis. A decision that more than displeases her father and coach (Kevin Costner). Molly's journey takes her to Los Angeles where she finds work as an assistant. Part of her job is to host her boss' private poker game. With the help of one of the players, an unidentified actor - played by Michael Cera - Molly is soon running one of the most exclusive poker games in Hollywood, living solely on the tips she receives from the players. Intertwined with the story of her incredible rise is that of her fall, her arrest by the FBI and trial for ties to organised crime. Idris Elba co-stars as Molly's lawyer, Charlie Jaffey.

Aaron Sorkin, the writer known for engrossing stories, interesting characters and snappy dialogue mak…
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Solo: A Star Wars Story | Synopsis Lands

We finally have a synopsis for the troubled Han Solo origin story: Board the Millenium Falcon and journey to a galaxy far, far away in Solo: A Star Wars Story, an all-new adventure with the most beloved scoundrel in the galaxy. Through a series of daring escapades within a dark and dangerous criminal underworld, Han Solo meets his mighty future copilot Chewbacca and encounters the notorious gambler Lando Calrissian, in a journey that will set the course of one of the Star Wars saga's most unlikely heroes.There it is, but it doesn’t really tell us anything we didn’t already know. There’s no mention of any of the new characters - including a villain - or what Han and Chewie are going up against. For now, it seems the smuggler’s origins remain shrouded in mystery!

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Star Wars: Episode VIII - The Last Jedi | Average Guy Movie Review

After destroying Starkiller Base, what's left of the Resistance is on the run, with a First Order fleet hot on their heels. In an attempt to aid their escape, Poe Dameron (Oscar Isaac) sends Finn (John Boyega) and Resistance Mechanic Rose (Kelly Marie Tran) on a secret mission. Meanwhile on Ach-To, Rey (Daisy Ridley) attempts to convince Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) to show her the ways of the Force and to join the Resistance in the fight against the First Order.



In what is a first for Star Wars (unless you count Rogue One), the story picks up immediately after the events of The Force Awakens. Rey finally gets to hand Luke his father's lightsaber - although she doesn't get quite the response she expects. It's here that Mark Hamill demonstrates his abilities as an actor, for Luke isn't the optimistic Jedi Knight we saw in Episode VI. Having endured a hard life along with the loss of his new Jedi Temple at the hands of Kylo Ren (Adam Driver), he has become disillusion…

Paul | Average Guy Movie Review | Movierob's Genre Grandeur

This month I was asked to choose the genre for Movierob's Genre Grandeur. Having studied the list of genres that have gone before, I realised there was one that hadn't been chosen...road trip movies. There are so many great road trip movies; Planes, Trains and Automobiles, Smokey and the Bandit, Thelma and Louise, Midnight Run, Due Date, Fanboys, The Hitman's Bodyguard, Dumb and Dumber, and even one called Road Trip. 



Most of them involve crazy adventures, insane stunts, a lot of bickering and laughing and many modes of transport. Although I don't think any of them ever found an alien, which is exactly what happens in the movie I've chosen to review; "Paul". After visiting Comic Con, Graeme (Simon Pegg) and Clive (Nick Frost) travel across the US visiting famous UFO related locations. Along the way they pick up Paul, an alien on the run from the government, who they have to help get home before the "Big Guy" catches up with them.



Paul - the concep…

Anticipated Movies of 2018

2018 is nearly here and with it comes a years worth of highly anticipated movies, here are a few to look forward to:

Molly's Game - 1st January
In his directorial debut, Aaron Sorkin tells the story of Molly Bloom (Jessica Chastain). Bloom - a former Olympic Skier - ran underground poker games for the Hollywood elite, eventually becoming the target of an FBI investigation.



All the Money in the World - 5th January
In 1973 John Paul Getty III - grandson of the wealthiest man on the planet - was kidnapped by the Mafia and held for ransom. But Grandad refused to pay leaving JP III to suffer 5 months of brutal captivity and his mother Gail Harris (Michelle Williams) fighting to bring him home. Her only help, Fletcher Chase (Mark Wahlberg), an ex-CIA Agent working as a Fixer for John Paul Getty I.



Darkest Hour - 12th January
Winston Churchill is brought to life by an almost unrecognisable Gary Oldman. Directed by Joe Wright, Darkest Hour tells the story of Churchill's first 4 weeks in off…