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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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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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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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Midway (12A)

Director: Roland Emmerich Starring: Ed Skrein, Patrick Wilson, Luke Evans, Woody Harrelson, Mandy Moore, Dennis Quaid, Aaron Eckhart, Nick Jonas, Brennan Brown, Jun Kunimura, Etsushi Toyokawa, Geoffrey Blake and Peter Shinkoda ⭐⭐⭐ Roland Emmerich, World War II and the true account of one single day that turned the war in the Pacific. Combining these three things…

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The Aeronauts (PG)

Director: Tom Harper Starring: Felicity Jones, Eddie Redmayne, Himesh Patel, Phoebe Fox, Anne Reid, Tim McInnerny, Vincent Perez, Robert Glenister and Tom Courtenay ⭐⭐⭐⭐ Inspired by real events, director Tom Harper brings a big balloon to the big screen and combines fact with fiction to dizzying effect in The Aeronauts, a perilous survival adventure set…

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Judy (12A)

Director: Rupert Goold Starring: Renée Zellweger, Jessie Buckley, Finn Wittrock, Rufus Sewell, Gemma-Leah Devereux, Bella Ramsey, Andy Nyman, Daniel Cerqueira, Royce Pierreson, Darci Shaw and Michael Gambon ⭐⭐⭐⭐ By the late 1960s, Hollywood had virtually shunned former starlet, Judy Garland (Zellweger). Having earned a reputation as being unreliable and unpredictable, her debts were spiralling out…

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Fast & Furious: Hobbs & Shaw (12A)

Director: David Leitch Starring: Dwayne Johnson, Jason Statham, Idris Elba, Vanessa Kirby, Eddie Marsan, Eiza González, Cliff Curtis, Eliana Sua and Helen Mirren  ⭐⭐⭐ From the ludicrously spectacular The Fast and the Furious films, two of the most popular characters team up for their own adventure. Dwayne Johnson as Security Service Agent Luke Hobbs and Jason Statham as…

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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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Aladdin (PG)

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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Shazam! (12A)

Director: David F. Sandberg 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…

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