Movie Review: Love and Monsters ❤️🦀

Love and Monsters is an apocalyptic movie that feels a bit antiquated in 2020.

Dylan O'Brien stars in Love and Monsters. CREDIT: Paramount Pictures

Dylan O’Brien stars in Love and Monsters. CREDIT: Paramount Pictures

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One has to wonder why would Dylan O’Brien star in another dystopian-esque movie, having been in The Maze Runner franchise a few years back. Set in the post-apocalyptic period, Love and Monsters (2020, directed by Michael Matthews) depicts a world where mutated insects roam the earth and humans have been tucked away in different bunker colonies for survival.

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Movie Review: Mulan (2020) 🥋⚔️

Loyal, brave and true is what the live-action Mulan teaches audiences.

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Yifei Liu stars as the titular character in Mulan (2020). CREDIT: Disney

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Filmed in the backdrop of New Zealand and China, Mulan (2020, directed by Niki Caro) is a stunning live-action remake of the beloved animated film Mulan (1998). Following the story of the Hua family, Mulan (Yifei Liu) sets out to represent her father in the imperial army under the disguise of a man.

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Movie Review: Tenet ⏳

Tenet is a confounding film that requires multiple viewings.

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Robert Pattinson (left) and John David Washington (right) star in Tenet. CREDIT: Warner Bros.

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Tenet (2020, written and directed by Christopher Nolan) is one of the few Hollywood blockbusters brave enough to battle COVID-19. With a plot that is unexplainable, Tenet is a film about international espionage and time travel, led by The Protagonist (John David Washington) and his sidekick Neil (Robert Pattinson).

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Movie Review: Work It 🕺🏽💃🏼

Work It has a groovy rhythm that falls flat towards the end.

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Sabrina Carpenter (left) stars as Quinn Ackerman and Jordan Fisher (right) stars as Jake Taylor in Work It. CREDIT: Netflix

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Work It (2020, directed by Laura Terruso) follows the main protagonist Quinn Ackerman (Sabrina Carpenter) who is eager to do whatever it takes to get into the college of her dreams, Duke University, even if it means having to start her own dance group to participate in a prestigious dance competition.

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Movie Review: The Kissing Booth 2 🎓

Long-distance romance, college dilemma and even a dance competition are some things you can expect in The Kissing Booth 2.

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From left to right: Jacob Elordi, Joey King, Joel Courtney and Meganne Young star in The Kissing Booth 2. CREDIT: Netflix

Shockingly, The Kissing Booth 2 (2020, written and directed by Vince Marcello, based on the Wattpad turned best-selling novel by Beth Reekles) is a much better movie than its predecessor from 2018. Centring on the challenges of a long-distance relationship, The Kissing Booth 2 shows Elle (Joey King) struggling with finding a balance between her friendship with Lee (Joel Courtney), her relationship with Noah (Jacob Elordi) and making a decision for her future.

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Movie Review: The Half of It 🥟

The Half of It is a sophisticated coming-of-age film about first love, sexuality and friendship.

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Leah Lewis stars as Ellie Chu in The Half of It. CREDIT: Netflix

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The Half of It (written and directed by Alice Wu) follows the straight-A student Ellie Chu (Leah Lewis) who is hired by her schoolmate Paul Munsky (Daniel Diemer) to write a love letter to his crush Aster Flores (Alexxis Lemire).

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