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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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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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Killers Anonymous (15)

Director: Martin Owen Starring: Gary Oldman, Jessica Alba, Tommy Flanagan, Elliot James Langridge, Rhyon Nicole Brown, Michael Socha, Tim McInnerny, Elizabeth Morris and MyAnna Buring ⭐ Gary Oldman’s mysteriously named ‘The Man’ heads up a support group for assassins called Killers Anonymous. It’s a safe place where select teams of contract killers can cleanse their…

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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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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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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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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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Rocketman (15)

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 (12A) 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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