Tag: Film

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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X-Men: Dark Phoenix

⭐⭐⭐ 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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Aladdin

Director: Guy Ritchie Starring: Will Smith, Naomi Scott, Mena Massoud, Marwan Kenzari, Navid Negahban and Nasim Pedra ⭐⭐⭐ Next up on the conveyer belt of Disney’s live-action remakes is 1992’s Aladdin, fondly remembered for Robin Williams’s iconic voice performance as the Genie of the lamp and Alan Menken’s double Oscar winning score. Menken returns with…

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Rocketman

Director: Dexter Fletcher Starring: Taron Egerton, Jamie Bell, Richard Madden, Bryce Dallas Howard, Stephen Graham, Steven Mackintosh and Gemma Jones ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Living legend Elton John has been one of music’s most popular and flamboyant performers for over 40 years. Taron Egerton steps into his platform shoes and dons his spectacular spectacles in Rocketman, which tells us…

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John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum

⭐⭐⭐⭐ Director: Chad Stahelski Starring: Keanu Reeves, Ian McShane, Halle Berry, Laurence Fishburne, Mark Dacascos, Asia Kate Dillon, Lance Reddick and Anjelica Huston One of cinema’s most stylish assassins returns for what could be his final outing in John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum, a direct continuation from John Wick: Chapter 2. With a price…

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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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Long Shot

⭐⭐⭐⭐ Director: Jonathan Levine. Starring: Seth Rogen, Charlize Theron, O’Shea Jackson Jnr, June Diane Raphael and Bob Odenkirk. Seth Rogen’s unorthodox, slovenly yet successful journalist, Fred Flarsky, loses his job but manages to fall on his feet as he reconnects with Charlotte Field (Theron) the babysitter he used to have a crush on. Now flying high…

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Avengers: Endgame (Spoiler free)

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Starring: Robert Downey Jr, Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Scarlett Johansson, Chris Hemsworth, Josh Brolin, Jeremy Renner and Karen Gillan. Over ten years and twenty films later, Marvel studios presents the conclusion to its epic Avenger’s series with Avengers: Endgame. After the devastating consequences of Avengers: Infinity War where big, bad baddy Thanos got his big, bad…

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Dumbo

⭐⭐⭐⭐ Starring: Colin Farrell, Danny DeVito, Michael Keaton, Eva Green, Nico Parker, Finley Hobbins and Joseph Gatt. It’s hard to think that almost 80 years have passed since Disney’s beloved Oscar winning animation about an elephant with overly large ears first trumpeted its way into people’s hearts. As is the fashion these days, Dumbo gets the…

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