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

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 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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A Dog’s Way Home

⭐⭐⭐⭐ In Denver, Colorado, a litter of cats and dogs live together harmoniously underneath an old abandoned house. When their tranquillity is threatened by a nasty landowner, Bella, a Pit Bull puppy, escapes an equally vicious animal controller and befriends Lucas (Jonah Hauer-King). Lucas lives with his mother, Terri (Ashley Judd) a veteran suffering from PTSD,…

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Mary Queen of Scots

⭐⭐⭐⭐ Mary Queen of Scots, Mary Stuart or even Mary I of Scotland was a complex character. Several marriages, rumours of affairs, assassination plots and a fragile relationship with her cousin, England’s Elizabeth I. Plenty, therefore, for debut director Josie Rourke to sink her teeth into. And she does so with relish highlighting the struggles…

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Glass

⭐⭐⭐ Set just three weeks after the events of 2017’s Split, director M. Night Shyamalan concludes his supernatural trilogy of films (Unbreakable and Split) with Glass. James McAvoy’s Beast, Patricia, Hedwig or maybe it’s Barry is up to his old tricks and he’s being hunted by David Dunn (Bruce Willis), known as The Overseer, a poncho wearing seemingly indestructible…

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My top 10 films of 2018

Hello everyone! Let’s get straight to business. Of the films I’ve managed to watch this year here’s my top 10 of 2018. 10. Black Panther A welcome addition to the Marvel canon. Big, bright and bold it’s a wild ride through Wakanda and extremely important for its predominantly black cast taking the lead in a…

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Mary Poppins Returns

⭐⭐⭐⭐ 54 years after Julie Andrews blew in from a land far, far away the Banks family are once again in desperate need of some guidance. Jane and Michael are now adults with Michael, and his three children, struggling to come to terms with the loss of their mother, his wife. Cue the wind changing…

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Robin Hood

⭐⭐ Once again Robin Hood comes riding through the glen with Taron Egerton playing the eponymous hero, backed up by Jamie Foxx as Little John, Jamie Dornan as Will Scarlet and Tim Minchin as Friar Tuck. Eve Hewson is Robin’s love interest Marian whilst Paul Anderson takes off his Peaky Blinders cap to become Guy…

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