Tag: Netflix

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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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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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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Gemini Man (12A)

Director: Ang Lee Starring: Will Smith, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Clive Owen, Benedict Wong, Douglas Hodge, Linda Emond, Ilia Volok and Ralph Brown ⭐⭐ Will Smith is Henry Brogan, an assassin with a very particular set of skills. After a job very nearly results in an innocent child being killed, he re-evaluates his life and decides…

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Joker (15)

Director: Todd Phillips  Starring: Joaquin Phoenix, Robert De Niro, Zazie Beetz, Frances Conroy, Brett Cullen, Brian Tyree Henry, Bill Camp and Marc Maron ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Director Todd Philips, probably best known as the man in charge of The Hangover trilogy, brings a prequel, or origins story, all about Batman’s greatest nemesis, Joker. A stand-alone film away…

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Ready or Not (18)

Directors: Matt Bettinelli-Olpin & Tyler Gillett Starring: Samara Weaving, Adam Brody, Mark O’Brien, Henry Czerny, Andie MacDowell, Melanie Scrofano, Kristian Bruun, Nicky Guadagni, Elyse Levesque and John Ralston ⭐⭐⭐⭐ On the day of her wedding to Alex (O’Brien), Grace (Weaving) is given the opportunity to walk away from her intimidating family-to-be. She doesn’t. And why…

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The Kitchen (15)

Director: Andrea Berloff Starring: Melissa McCarthy, Tiffany Haddish, Elisabeth Moss, Domhnall Gleeson, James Badge Dale, Brian d’Arcy James, Jeremy Bobb, Margo Martindale, Bill Camp and Common ⭐⭐ With all the subtlety of a sledgehammer, Etta James tells us that New York in 1978 is a man’s world as we’re quickly introduced to the three female leads.…

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