Avatar: The Way of Water

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James Cameron’s long-awaited sequel to 2009′s major box office hit Avatar has finally arrived after 13 years. Avatar: The Way of Water brings a new story with many new characters and is packed with the latest cuttingedge visual effects and technical cinematic achievements that are bound to make it an entertaining watch.

Director: James Cameron
Cast: Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldaña, Stephen Lang, Sigourney Weaver, Kate Winslet, Cliff Curtis, Edie Falco

Why Is It Worth Watching?
The Way of Water kicks off back at Pandora more than a decade after the events of the first film and continues the story of Jake Sully (Worthington) and Neytiri (Saldana) of the Omaticaya clan, who are now parents of four Na’vi children and an adopted human boy who is the son of the prequel’s main antagonist Colonel Miles Quaritch (Lang). However, Jake Sully and his family are forced to leave their forest home when humans return to prepare Pandora for human colonisation, as Earth is on the brink of becoming uninhabitable.
Part of the team that’s hunting Sully and his family are ‘recombinants’ (Na’vi avatars that have been implanted with the minds and memories of deceased human soldiers), and among them is Colonel Quaritch’s recombinant serving as their leader and determined to get revenge.
Sully and his family flee to Pandora’s vast network of islands, taking refuge among the oceanic Metkayina clan and attempting to adopt to their new tribe’s customs. This is where the events of the movie play out, all while Quaritch is on a murderous quest to find them!
This sequel is a visually stunning affair and warrants a watch in 3D to completely appreciate the immense advancements in CG used to create the breathtaking in-movie world.

Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery

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Daniel Craig leads a blockbuster cast as he returns as the world-famous detective Benoit Blanc and finds himself in Greece on a case to help peel back the layers of a murder mystery surrounding a tech billionaire and his eclectic group of friends.

Director: Rian Johnson
Cast: Daniel Craig, Edward Norton, Janelle Monáe, Kathryn Hahn, Kate Hudson, Dave Bautista, Jessica Henwick

Why Is It Worth Watching?
This second iteration of the Knives Out franchise, starts with Miles Bron (Norton), an insufferable billionaire and co-founder of the technology company Alpha, hosting a party at his giant domed mansion – the Glass Onion, on his private Greek island.
He invites five friends to come join him but also participate in a special activity that’s part of the weekend’s entertainment – a make-believe murder mystery of which Miles himself is the victim, and it rests upon his guests to figure out and solve this supposed ‘crime’.
The group includes supermodel turned designer Birdie Jay (Hudson), scientist Lionel Toussaint (Leslie Odom Jr), politician Claire Debella (Hahn), streamer and men’s rights activist Duke Cody (Bautista) and, surprisingly, Alpha co-founder and ousted ex-CEO Cassandra Andi Brand (Monáe).
Unexpectedly, famous detective Benoit Blanc (Craig) also happens to receive an invitation and joins the oddball group on the island, along with Birdie’s assistant Peg and Duke’s girlfriend Whiskey. Though seemingly friendly on the surface, their relationships are truly strained and each person holds resentment towards the others. As the strange weekend plays out a lot of unfriendliness reveals itself. Oh, and did we mention someone really does die? Watch it unfold and follow along as detective Blanc attempts to get to the bottom of it all.