Tag: Funny

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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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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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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The Addams Family (PG)

Directors: Greg Tiernan and Conrad Vernon Starring: Oscar Isaac, Charlize Theron, Chloë Grace Moretz, Finn Wolfhard, Nick Kroll, Snoop Dogg, Bette Midler and Allison Janney ⭐⭐⭐ The Addams Family are just over 80 years old and with a colourful array of characters, and their quirky love of the macabre, are well and truly established as…

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Le Mans ’66 (12A)

Director: James Mangold Starring: Christian Bale, Matt Damon, Caitriona Balfe, Jon Bernthal, Josh Lucas, Ray McKinnon, Noah Jupe and Tracy Letts ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ With Ford Motor Company’s sales in decline, Henry Ford II (Letts) is determined to appeal to America’s younger generation by making his cars more dynamic and aesthetically pleasing. At the same time, Ford are…

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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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