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January Favorites

MOVIES

The Foreigner

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Jackie Chan in The Foreigner (2017) 

Jackie Chan stars as a man named Quan who has lost everything; first his wife and older children to war and then his youngest daughter to a senseless London bombing. Fueled by grief Quan sets out on a mission to uncover who is behind the attack. His findings lead him to Irish politician Liam Hennessy (Pierce Brosnan) a man with deep ties to the IRA, a radical group of rebels known for their ruthless tactics. This movie is entertaining and engaging from the moment when Quan decides to seek revenge.

If you’re a Jackie Chan fan (and who isn’t?) you’ve got to see him tackle this dark role because he is amazing! I was blown away by his emotional performance since he normally shines in comedic roles. Rush Hour 1, 2, and 3 anyone!? It was also quite gratifying to watch Brosnan go against character type as well. I’m unsure why this film has come and gone with so little fanfare in the States, but it’s definitely one to see if you enjoy revenge action thrillers!

The Foreigner is currently available at RedBox and select theaters!

TV

The CW’s Black Lightning

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CW’s Black Lightning (2018)

When the stress of being Black Lightning grows unbearable, Jefferson Pierce (Cress Williams) retires from crime-fighting and finds a safer way to serve his community- by becoming a high school principal. All seems peaceful for several years until a local gang called “The 100” began terrorizing the community in a myriad of ways. The danger hits home for Jefferson when his daughters Anissa (Nafessa Williams) and Jennifer (China Anne McClain) are kidnapped and held hostage. Suddenly almost overnight Jefferson is back to his old job and it’s clearly going to be more of a battle for the hero this time around.

The cast is stellar and the writing is also on point. I hope this is a series that sticks around awhile because when all is said and done Black Lightning is about a lot more than a superhero and the baddies he chases down. See it for yourself on Tuesday nights only on the CW! (*I believe you can also find full episodes on the CW app!)

 

What a month! 2018 is just getting started and we’ve already got a lot to sink our teeth into! What were some of your favorite things this month? Any movies/books/artists I’m missing out on? Let me know in the comments below!

 

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