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Cold Pursuit | Average Guy Movie Review

After his son is murdered, Nels Coxman (Liam Neeson) - a snowplow driver in the ski resort of Kehoe - begins targeting the drug dealers he believes are responsible. But things get more complicated when Nels' actions spark a war between two rival gangs. With bodies dropping all over town and the cops closing in, will Nels get a shot at his ultimate target? Based on "In Order of Disappearance" and directed by Hans Petter Moland (the director of  In Order of Disappearance) comes an action/revenge thriller with a lot of dark humour. Now  I know what you're thinking...Liam Neeson in an action/revenge thriller, this must be Taken 4. Well that's actually a lot further from the truth than it sounds. Which for one thing, means Cold Pursuit doesn't feature a really cool phone call scene. I'm not sure how that would go either; "I don't know who you are. I don't know what you want...I can tell you I don't have money. But what I do have are a

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 di