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Starring John Boyega, Scott Eastwood, Rinko Kikuchi, Charlie Day, Burn Gorman, Ron Perlman, Max Martini, Karan Brar, Jing Tian and Cailee Spaeny. Directed by Steven S. Deknight.

Rebellious Jake Pentecost was a once-promising Jaeger pilot whose legendary father gave his life to secure humanity’s victory against the monstrous “Kaiju.” Jake has since abandoned his training only to become caught up in a criminal underworld. But when an even more unstoppable threat is unleashed to tear through our cities and bring the world to its knees, he is given one last chance to live up to his father’s legacy by his estranged sister, Mako Mori - who is leading a brave new generation of pilots that have grown up in the shadow of war. As they seek justice for the fallen, their only hope is to unite together in a global uprising against the forces of extinction.

REVIEWS Pacific Rim Uprising - A flaccid mess

Starring Rinko Kikuchi and David Zellner. Directed by David Zellner.

The eponymous heroine lives a shy and solitary life in a cramped Tokyo apartment shared only by her beloved pet rabbit Bunzo. Increasingly isolated, constantly browbeaten by her mother who complains that she isn’t married yet, and stuck in a dead-end job with a demeaning boss, Kumiko devotes all her spare time to compulsive viewings of Joel and Ethan Coen’s classic Fargo. It’s not so much the film that fascinates her, more the suitcase of cash Steve Buscemi’s hapless kidnapper buries beneath the snow in the titular city’s outskirts.
47 RONIN (2014)
Starring Keanu Reeves - Kai, Hiroyuki Sanada - Oishi, Kou Shibasaki, Tadanobu Asano and Rinko Kikuchi. Directed by Carl Rinsch.

Kai, an outcast who joins Oishi, the leader of the 47 Ronin. Together they seek vengeance upon the treacherous overlord who killed their master and banished their kind. To restore honour to their homeland, the warriors embark upon a quest that challenges them with a series of trials that would destroy ordinary warriors.

REVIEWS 47 Ronin - Japan's defining legend comes to life

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