Pokémon Detective Pikachu

⭐⭐⭐ Director: Rob Letterman Starting: Justice Smith, Ryan Reynolds, Bill Nighy, Ken Watanabe, Kathryn Newton and Chris Geere. Firstly, for the uninitiated, some background information: Originating in Japan and quickly becoming a worldwide marketing phenomenon (primarily through trading cards), Pokémon are an assortment of creatures each with a power unique to them. They can only…

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Long Shot

⭐⭐⭐⭐ Director: Jonathan Levine Starring: Seth Rogen, Charlize Theron, O’Shea Jackson Jnr, June Diane Raphael and Bob Odenkirk. Seth Rogen’s unorthodox, slovenly yet successful journalist, Fred Flarsky, loses his job but manages to fall on his feet as he reconnects with Charlotte Field (Theron) the babysitter he used to have a crush on. Now flying high…

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Avengers: Endgame

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Starring: Robert Downey Jr, Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Scarlett Johansson, Chris Hemsworth, Josh Brolin, Jeremy Renner and Karen Gillan. Over ten years and twenty films later, Marvel studios presents the conclusion to its epic Avenger’s series with Avengers: Endgame. After the devastating consequences of Avengers: Infinity War where big, bad baddy Thanos got his big, bad…

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Dumbo

⭐⭐⭐⭐ Starring: Colin Farrell, Danny DeVito, Michael Keaton, Eva Green, Nico Parker, Finley Hobbins and Joseph Gatt. It’s hard to think that almost 80 years have passed since Disney’s beloved Oscar winning animation about an elephant with overly large ears first trumpeted its way into people’s hearts. As is the fashion these days, Dumbo gets the…

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Shazam!

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Starring: Zachary Levi, Mark Strong, Asher Angel, Jack Dylan Grazer, Djimon Hounsou and Marta Milans. Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it’s Shazam. Created in comic book form in 1939 and even outselling Superman in the 1940s, the original Captain Marvel, now known as Shazam due to trademark conflicts with Marvel…

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Captain Marvel

⭐⭐⭐ Opening in Hala, one of many technologically advanced planets, a war is raging between the warrior-hero Krees and the shapeshifting Skrulls. The Skrulls seem to be invading as many worlds as possible with the Krees attempting to keep the peace and stop them by any means necessary.  After a rescue mission goes wrong, Kree…

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Cold Pursuit

⭐⭐⭐⭐ Liam Neeson, as Nels Coxman, once again seeks revenge in Cold Pursuit as a man who has a very different particular set of skills to those we’ve seen before. This time his area of expertise is keeping the roads safe by driving a snow plow through the drifts of Kehoe, a sleepy ski resort…

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Hunter Killer

⭐⭐⭐⭐ Submarine films, or the sub-genre, are hardly a flooded market. U-571 and K-19: The Widowmaker being the two most successful films of this century with both of those being released over 15 years ago. Hunter Killer ups its periscope and torpedoes its way onto digital download on February 18th followed by a blu-ray and dvd…

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Alita: Battle Angel

⭐⭐⭐ Directed by Robert Rodriguez with visionary James Cameron keeping a watchful eye on proceedings and a whopping 16 years in the making, Alita: Battle Angel stars Rosa Salazar as the eponymous hero attempting to discover who, and indeed what, she is in a dystopian futuristic world where violence, greed and corruption are rife. Based on…

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Green Book

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ If you wonder I need someone to Write my essays for me in history, here’s a movie that can help. It’s America in 1962 and Brooklyn born tough guy Tony “Lip” Vallelonga reluctantly takes the job of driving Dr Don Shirley, a black concert pianist, to a series of his shows throughout America’s Deep South. Racism is rife and the two men from very different backgrounds learn about each other and indeed loyalty, love and…

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