Tag: Movie Review

Long Shot (15)

⭐⭐⭐⭐ 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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Stan & Ollie

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ It’s hard to think of two names that go as well together as Laurel and Hardy. Two iconic entertainment legends both born in the 19th century and yet still adored by millions in the 21st. It’s also surprising that a film about these pioneers hasn’t been attempted before, but it’s here now and the rather daunting…

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Johnny English Strikes Again

⭐⭐⭐ A sophisticated cyber attack has revealed the identities of all current undercover secret agents working for MI7 and as their sky falls around them the UK’s only option is to recall some of their retired agents back to active duty to ensure tomorrow never dies. Under the spectre of continued attacks, enter Rowan Atkinson’s Johnny…

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Venom

⭐⭐ Based on the character from Marvel comics but, apparently, a standalone film separate from the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Venom features Tom Hardy as maverick investigative journalist Eddie Brock tasked with interviewing Riz Ahmed’s shadowy philanthropist Carlton Drake. Drake is concerned with mankind’s wasteful ways and the damage being caused to our planet, and so obsesses with…

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Mile 22

⭐⭐ Mark Wahlberg’s elite veteran soldier, James Silva, is now part of the CIA’s Ground Branch group, a shadowy black ops team that swoop in to take control of dangerous situations when all other options have failed. His team are tasked with escorting defector Lo Noor on a 22 mile journey to safety. Noor is…

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Mission: Impossible – Fallout

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Mission: Impossible – Fallout is the sixth film in the high octane action franchise where the stakes and the stunts are continuously raised to keep up with the demands and visions of leading man, Tom Cruise. Christopher McQuarrie returns to the director’s chair, and is also on writing duty, as the pair piece together…

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Skyscraper

⭐⭐ Dwayne Johnson’s former Special Forces operative Will Sawyer is now a safety consultant brought in to independently assess the safety of The Pearl, Hong Kong’s, and indeed the world’s, tallest building coming in at just over 3000ft. When terrorists take over The Pearl, (for reasons not worth going into), set fire to it and…

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Ocean’s 8

⭐⭐⭐ Recently released from prison, Daniel Ocean’s sister Debbie is doing it for herself as she sets out on an ambitious heist determined to come away with a huge payoff whilst also settling some personal scores. Demonstrating some of her brother‘s deviousness early on, together with her partner Lou, she recruits her all female gang.…

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Arcadia

⭐⭐⭐⭐ Arcadia is a fascinating look at man’s relationship with Mother Earth shown using archive footage from around the UK set to a modern score. An intriguing blend of folk horror and documentary combine to create an unusual, almost ethereal, story. Predominantly in black and white, we travel through the last 100 years, focusing on…

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