Tag: Animation

The Angry Birds Movie 2 (U)

Director: Thurop Van Orman Starring: Jason Sudeikis, Danny McBride, Josh Gad, Bill Hader, Peter Dinklage, Leslie Jones, Rachel Bloom, Awkwafina, Dove Cameron, Tiffany Haddish and Nicki Minaj ⭐⭐⭐⭐ Based on the phenomenally successful mobile phone game of the same name, The Angry Birds return in a sequel to 2016’s hit animation. Surely I’m not the…

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Horrible Histories: The Movie – Rotten Romans (PG)

Director: Dominic Brigstocke Starring: Sebastian Croft, Emilia Jones, Nick Frost, Craig Roberts, Kate Nash, Kim Cattrall, Rupert Graves, Lee Mack, Warwick Davis, Alexander Armstrong, Joanna Bacon and Derek Jacobi. ⭐⭐ Those horrible historians have been entertaining and educating children, adults and probably teachers for over a decade and finally make their big screen debut with…

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The Lion King 2019 (PG)

Director: Jon Favreau Starring: Donald Glover, Beyoncé Knowles-Carter, Seth Rogen, Chiwetel Ejiofor, John Oliver, Billy Eichner, JD McCrary, Shahadi Wright Joseph and James Earl Jones ⭐⭐⭐ 2019 marks the silver anniversary of The Lion King animation, and so Disney present us with the gift of another remake of one of their most beloved films. Taking pride of…

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Spider-Man: Far From Home (12A)

Director: Jon Watts Starring: Tom Holland, Samuel L. Jackson, Jake Gyllenhaal, Marisa Tomei, Jon Favreau, Zendaya, Jacob Batalon and Cobie Smulders. ⭐⭐⭐⭐ Spinning into the Marvel Cinematic Universe after the epic events of Avengers: Endgame comes Spider-Man: Far From Home, the first of Marvel’s offerings since big, bad, purple baddy Thanos himself got snapped. The five-year…

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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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Pokémon Detective Pikachu (PG)

⭐⭐⭐ 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! (12A)

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 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 (12A)

⭐⭐⭐ 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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