Month: June 2019

The Queen’s Corgi (PG)

Directors: Vincent Kesteloot and Ben Stassen Starring: Jack Whitehall, Julie Walters, Ray Winstone, Tom Courtenay, Matt Lucas, Jon Culshaw, Debra Stephenson, Sarah Hadland and Sheridan Smith. ⭐ Opening with a quaint montage and a lot of promise, Prince Philip (Courtenay) gifts Queen Elizabeth II (Walters) a lovable Corgi puppy called Rex (Whitehall). The little rascal…

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Yesterday (12A)

Director: Danny Boyle  Writer: Richard Curtis  Starring: Himesh Patel, Lily James, Joel Fry, Kate McKinnon, Meera Syal, Sanjeev Bhaskar and Ed Sheeran. ⭐⭐⭐⭐ Aspiring musician Jack (Patel) is leading an ordinary life playing his mediocre songs to unresponsive audiences. For reasons unknown, a global blackout results in him suffering an accident and when he regains consciousness…

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Child’s Play (15)

Director: Lars Klevberg Starring: Aubrey Plaza, Mark Hamill, Gabriel Bateman, Brian Tyree Henry, David Lewis, Carlease Burke and Tim Matheson. ⭐⭐⭐ Just over 30 years since we first played with Chucky, a kid’s doll cosmically possessed by the soul of a serial killer, somebody in Hollywood decided it was time for a reboot, or rather reimagining,…

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Toy Story 4 (U)

Director: Josh Cooley Starring: Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Annie Potts, Tony Hale, Keegan-Michael Key, Jordan Peele, Christina Hendricks, Joan Cusack and Keanu Reeves. ⭐⭐⭐⭐ Almost 25 years since we first met Woody, Buzz, Bo Peep, Jessie and the rest of the gang in the original Toy Story and nearly a decade on from the last instalment,…

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Men in Black: International (12A)

Director: F. Gary Gray Starring: Chris Hemsworth, Tessa Thompson, Liam Neeson, Emma Thompson, Rafe Spall, Kumail Nanjiani and Rebecca Ferguson. ⭐⭐ The good guys dress in black, remember that? Yes, it’s 22 years since the first Men in Black film crash-landed onto cinema screens and introduced us to Agents Kay and Jay with the perfectly cast…

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X-Men: Dark Phoenix (12A)

Director: Simon Kinberg. Starring: James McAvoy, Sophie Turner, Jennifer Lawrence, Michael Fassbender, Nicholas Hoult, Jessica Chastain and Tye Sheridan. ⭐⭐⭐ Another month, another superhero film and it’s Marvel again with X-Men: Dark Phoenix (or perhaps that should be X-Women as one character quips). Tasked with concluding this particular chapter of the series and making his feature…

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