Tag: Politics

Rambo: Last Blood (18)

Director: Adrian Grunberg Starring: Sylvestor Stallone, Yvette Monreal, Paz Vega, Óscar Jaenada, Sergio Peris-Mencheta and Adriana Barraza ⭐⭐⭐⭐ The fifth and allegedly final film in a franchise that’s spanned four decades finds Vietnam veteran John Rambo (Stallone) enjoying the peace and tranquillity he’d found at the end of the previous instalment, Rambo. Living on a…

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Ad Astra (12A)

Director: James Gray Starring: Brad Pitt, Tommy Lee Jones, Liv Tyler, Ruth Negga and Donald Sutherland ⭐⭐⭐⭐ Set in the near future, in a world that isn’t too hard to imagine, tourist trips to the Moon, courtesy of Virgin Galactic of course, are an everyday occurrence and transport you to a whole new world. Granted,…

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Night Hunter (15)

Director: David Raymond Starring: Henry Cavill, Ben Kingsley, Alexandra Daddario, Brendan Fletcher, Nathan Fillion, Eliana Jones and Stanley Tucci ⭐⭐⭐ Seasoned cop, Marshall (Cavill) is on the hunt for a serial killer suspected to be involved with the disappearance of dozens of young girls. His investigation leads him to enlist the help of recently retired…

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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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Good Boys (15)

Director: Gene Stupnitsky Starring: Jacob Tremblay, Keith L. Williams, Brady Noon, Molly Gordon, Midori Francis, Will Forte, Sam Richardson, Lil Rel Howery and Retta ⭐⭐⭐ Best buds Max, Lucas and Thor (Jacob Tremblay, Keith L. Williams and Brady Noon) otherwise known as The Bean-bag Boys (because they own bean-bags, of course) are sixth graders trapped in…

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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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Kursk: The Last Mission (12A)

Director: Thomas Vinterberg Starring: Matthias Schoenaerts, Léa Seydoux, Peter Simonischek, August Diehl, Magnus Millang, Matthias Schweighöfer, Max von Sydow and Colin Firth ⭐⭐⭐⭐ For the crew of the nuclear-powered submarine Kursk, it was supposed to be a standard training exercise with three phases. Fire a test missile, fire a test torpedo and then return to…

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The Queen’s Corgi (PG)

Directors: Vincent Kesteloot and Ben Stassen Starring: Jack Whitehall, Julie Walters, Ray Winstone, Tom Courtenay, Matt Lucas, Jon Culshaw, Debra Stephenson, Sarah Hadland and Sheridan Smith. ⭐ Opening with a quaint montage and a lot of promise, Prince Philip (Courtenay) gifts Queen Elizabeth II (Walters) a lovable Corgi puppy called Rex (Whitehall). The little rascal…

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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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Cold Pursuit (15)

⭐⭐⭐⭐ 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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