Tag: Comics

Good Boys (15)

Director: Gene Stupnitsky Starring: Jacob Tremblay, Keith L. Williams, Brady Noon, Molly Gordon, Midori Francis, Will Forte, Sam Richardson, Lil Rel Howery and Retta ⭐⭐⭐ Best buds Max, Lucas and Thor (Jacob Tremblay, Keith L. Williams and Brady Noon) otherwise known as The Bean-bag Boys (because they own bean-bags, of course) are sixth graders trapped in…

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Dora and the Lost City of Gold (PG)

Director: James Bobin Starring: Isabela Moner, Madeleine Madden, Jeff Wahlberg, Nicholas Coombe, Eugenio Derbez, Michael Peña, Eva Longoria, Q’orianka Kilcher and Benicio Del Toro ⭐⭐⭐⭐ American educational television show Dora the Explorer is 19 years old. The actual character is seven years old, but for the purposes of her first live-action movie and to make her…

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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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Kursk: The Last Mission (12A)

Director: Thomas Vinterberg Starring: Matthias Schoenaerts, Léa Seydoux, Peter Simonischek, August Diehl, Magnus Millang, Matthias Schweighöfer, Max von Sydow and Colin Firth ⭐⭐⭐⭐ For the crew of the nuclear-powered submarine Kursk, it was supposed to be a standard training exercise with three phases. Fire a test missile, fire a test torpedo and then return to…

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Stuber (15)

Director: Michal Dowse Starring: Kumail Nanjiani, Dave Bautista, Natalie Morales, Betty Gilpin, Mira Sorvino, Iko Uwais, Jimmy Tatro & Karen Gillan ⭐⭐⭐⭐ Dave Bautista’s gruff, grizzled grumpy cop, Vic, is a man on a mission. Fuelled by revenge, he’s been hunting criminal Teijo (Uwais) for several months and finally begins to get somewhere when an…

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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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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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