Tag: Harry Potter

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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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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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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Shazam!

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 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 trademark conflicts with Marvel…

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Cold Pursuit

⭐⭐⭐⭐ Liam Neeson, as Nels Coxman, once again seeks revenge in Cold Pursuit as a man who has a very different particular set of skills to those we’ve seen before. This time his area of expertise is keeping the roads safe by driving a snow plow through the drifts of Kehoe, a sleepy ski resort…

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Green Book

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ It’s America in 1962 and Brooklyn born tough guy Tony “Lip” Vallelonga reluctantly takes the job of driving Dr Don Shirley, a black concert pianist, to a series of his shows throughout America’s Deep South. Racism is rife and the two men from very different backgrounds learn about each other and indeed loyalty, love and…

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Mary Queen of Scots

⭐⭐⭐⭐ Mary Queen of Scots, Mary Stuart or even Mary I of Scotland was a complex character. Several marriages, rumours of affairs, assassination plots and a fragile relationship with her cousin, England’s Elizabeth I. Plenty, therefore, for debut director Josie Rourke to sink her teeth into. And she does so with relish highlighting the struggles…

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My top 10 films of 2018

Hello everyone! Let’s get straight to business. Of the films I’ve managed to watch this year here’s my top 10 of 2018. 10. Black Panther A welcome addition to the Marvel canon. Big, bright and bold it’s a wild ride through Wakanda and extremely important for its predominantly black cast taking the lead in a…

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Mary Poppins Returns

⭐⭐⭐⭐ 54 years after Julie Andrews blew in from a land far, far away the Banks family are once again in desperate need of some guidance. Jane and Michael are now adults with Michael, and his three children, struggling to come to terms with the loss of their mother, his wife. Cue the wind changing…

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