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The Fate Of The Furious

Yeah, we're up to number eight of these Fast and Furious films now. By this stage the Saw franchise has gone 3D, Police Academy has given up and Jason Voorhees has decided to take on Manhattan. Well, the Fast crew are going to take on New York and their own leader as -- if you haven't watched any promotional material -- Dom, the leader, family man, freshly married and seemingly semi-retired from his old lifestyle is going bad. Dominic Toretto has gone rogue

Power Rangers

As a kid, I remember loving the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers. The action was fun and seemed like it belonged in an animated cartoon. The characters also seemed to reflect the cartoon aspect, but they were your typical 90's cartoon stereotypes. You watched it for the stupid costumes, the stupid effects and the fact they have robot-dinosaur vehicles. Oddly enough, all that made me love the series as a kid, all that -- that's what I hated most about this movie.

xXx: Return of Xander Cage

For the second time Vin Diesel has returned to a franchise he skipped out on originally. Ice Cube may have stepped in for the second xXx film, and they may have explained that Xander died in that film... but forget about it! It was, of course, a faked death and Xander has been globe trotting around the world without anyone being able to find him. Until the plot of this film requires Toni Collette's Jane Marke to find him, at which point they find him very quickly to bring him out of retirement. The xXx program is again in action.

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

The first Star Wars spin-off movie is a proving grounds. A lot of the people involved at LucasFilm and Disney often seemed scared of this film, and the tone director Gareth Edwards was shooting for. Can you pull off a darker, more mature Star Wars film not involved in the main storyline? The answer is, of course, yes. Look at the lineage of Star Wars novels since the release of the original movie. But this movie has to hit with the mainstream movie-going audience, and it will.