Tag: Animation

Child’s Play (2019)

Child’s Play (2019)  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 were first introduced to playing with Chucky, a kid’s doll cosmically possessed by the soul of a serial killer, somebody in Hollywood decided it was…

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Toy Story 4

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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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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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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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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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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Coco

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Set to the backdrop of the Day of the Dead festival in Mexico (hello, SPECTRE), our hero, Miguel, is born into a family of shoemakers who believe music is a curse after his great-great grandfather walked out on his wife and daughter to pursue a career in music, never to return. Since then, all music…

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