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2018 Movie Rewind


Crazy Rich Asians

When I first walked into the movie theater, I didn’t think I would enjoy this movie. The movie I originally wanted to see was sold out, so my friend and I decided to see Crazy Rich Asians instead. When I walked out of the movie theater, I was really happy we decided to see this one. Later, I read the book and there were a lot of parts they excluded in the movie, but overall the movie was pretty good. The entire cast was asian, which made it really cool.

My Personal Rating: 9/10

Summary: Rachel Chu and Nick Young have been dating for over a year and whenever Rachel brings up Nicks past or family, he quickly changes the subject. Then, he invites Rachel to go to his best friend's wedding in Singapore. When they arrive in Singapore, Rachel finds out that Nick’s family is one of the richest families in Singapore, and that Nick is one of Singapore's most eligible bachelors. There, Rachel must get used to ex-girlfriends, royalty life, and Nick’s mother, who disapproves of Rachel.


7.5/10 IMDb

92% Rotten Tomatoes

74% Metacritic

The Hate U Give

When I read the book, it changed me. I started to look at the world in a new perspective. But the movie was just amazing. The creators started making the movie the same time Angie Thomas started writing the book, so the book and movie are pretty much the same, which is a really good thing.

My Personal Rating: 10/10

Summary: Starr Carter lives in two worlds, a poorer, mostly black neighborhood and in the world of the rich, white high school she goes to. Then, she witnesses a fatal shooting of her black best friend by a white officer who thought that Khalil (her best friend) was carrying a gun. Starr must speak out for the injustice happening in their world.

“I think The Hate U Give is such a amazing movie that can impact so many people. It sheds light on a very important topic in the U.S. and I really hope people will look at each other differently and really open their eyes once they’ve seen it,”  says Thandi Chikuhwa, an eighth grader at Avenues.


6.6/10 IMDb

97% Rotten Tomatoes

82% Metacritic

Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again

Put in the picture.

My best friend and I loved the first movie when we first watched it when we were eight. Now, we watch it at least once a year, maybe even more. When we found out the second movie was coming out, we were really excited. But when I saw it, I was a little disappointed. The plot was a little hard to understand and also the character perspective switch was hard to understand and there was only like two new songs and the first one was better, but I still enjoyed watching it and it was worth the watch.

My Personal Rating: 6.5/10

Summary: In 1979, young Donna and her friends graduate from Oxford University. This gives Donna a opportunity to embark on a series of adventures throughout Europe. During this time, she meets three men, Harry, Bill, and Sam, who she falls in love with, but Sam then breaks her heart. In the present day, Sophie, Donna’s pregnant daughter, tries to renovate a taverna while reuniting with her mother's old best friends and boyfriends on the Island of Kalokairi in Greece.


7/10 IMDb

80% Rotten Tomatoes

60% Metacritic