Tag: Cinema

Hustlers (15)

Director: Lorene Scafaria Starring: Constance Wu, Jennifer Lopez, Julia Stiles, Mette Towley, Wai Ching Ho, Trace Lysette, Keke Palmer, Mercedes Ruehl, Lili Reinhart and Cardi B Run time: 1h 50min ⭐⭐⭐⭐ Inspired by real-life events and a script drafted from a magazine article, Hustlers follows a group of strippers that tire of taking their clothes…

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Bad Boys For Life (15)

Directors: Adil and Bilall Starring: Will Smith, Martin Lawrence, Alexander Ludwig, Vanessa Hudgens, Paola Nuñez, Charles Melton, Kate del Castillo, Jacob Scipio and Joe Pantoliano Run time: 2h 3m ⭐⭐⭐⭐ The bad boys are coming for you a third time after a break of some 17 years. Now it’s more boys to men as Mike…

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Jojo Rabbit (12A)

Director: Taika Waititi Starring: Roman Griffin Davis, Thomasin McKenzie, Taika Waititi, Sam Rockwell, Rebel Wilson, Alfie Allen, Stephen Merchant and Scarlett Johansson ⭐⭐⭐⭐ It’s the latter part of WWII and the Germans are well on their way to losing. Most seasoned soldiers know this, but Adolf Hitler’s propaganda machine is still in full swing and…

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My top 10 movies of 2019

Of the films I’ve watched this year (sadly missed out on many including Little Women and Hustlers), here’s my top 10. 10. Stan & Ollie (PG) Handled with sensitivity and care by director Jon S. Baird and performed with skill and astonishing attention to detail by Steve Coogan and John C. Reilly, Stan & Ollie is a fitting…

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The Courier (18)

Director: Zackary Adler Starring: Olga Kurylenko, Gary Oldman, Amit Shah, Alicia Agneson, William Moseley and Dermot Mulroney ⭐⭐ Opening with a frenetic montage of newspaper headlines and television reports that barely give you a chance to find out that Ezekiel Mannings (Oldman) is a very naughty boy with links to organised crime and terrorism, Mannings…

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Invasion Planet Earth (12A)

Director: Simon Cox  Starring: Simon Haycock, Roxi Drive, Julie Hoult, Danny Steele, Sophie Anderson, Ian Brooker and Toyah Wilcox ⭐⭐ Grieving couple Tom (Haycock) and Mandy (Drive) are still reeling from the loss of their young daughter, but are given a second chance at parenthood as Mandy reveals her unexpected pregnancy. This ray of light…

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StarDog and TurboCat (U)

Director: Ben Smith Starring: Luke Evans, Nick Frost, Gemma Arterton, Ben Bailey Smith and Bill Nighy ⭐⭐⭐ It’s 1969 and Buddy (Frost), a loveable pooch (looking uncannily like Dug from Up), takes one giant leap for dogkind as he’s blasted into space by his Technician owner, Mike, as part of a scientific experiment. Things don’t…

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Playing with Fire (PG)

Director: Andy Fickman Starring: John Cena, Keegan-Michael Key, John Leguizamo, Brianna Hildeband, Christian Convery, Finlay Rose Slater, Judy Greer, Tyler Mane and Dennis Haysbert ⭐⭐⭐⭐ John Cena’s no-nonsense, by the book, emotionally stunted smokejumper (specially trained firefighters who provide an initial-attack response on wildland fires by parachuting into remote and rugged terrain – thanks, Wikipedia),…

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21 Bridges (15)

Director: Brian Kirk Starring: Chadwick Boseman, Sienna Miller, Taylor Kitsch, Keith David, Stephan James and J.K. Simmons ⭐⭐⭐⭐ Chadwick Boseman swaps Black Panther (watch out for a cheeky reference within the first few moments) for the blue of the NYPD in 21 Bridges, a cop thriller about cop killers. Following in his father’s footsteps, Andre Davis…

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