Tag: Star Wars

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 Angry Birds Movie 2 (U)

Director: Thurop Van Orman Starring: Jason Sudeikis, Danny McBride, Josh Gad, Bill Hader, Peter Dinklage, Leslie Jones, Rachel Bloom, Awkwafina, Dove Cameron, Tiffany Haddish and Nicki Minaj ⭐⭐⭐⭐ Based on the phenomenally successful mobile phone game of the same name, The Angry Birds return in a sequel to 2016’s hit animation. Surely I’m not the…

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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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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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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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Child’s Play (15)

Director: Lars Klevberg Starring: Aubrey Plaza, Mark Hamill, Gabriel Bateman, Brian Tyree Henry, David Lewis, Carlease Burke and Tim Matheson. ⭐⭐⭐ Just over 30 years since we first played with Chucky, a kid’s doll cosmically possessed by the soul of a serial killer, somebody in Hollywood decided it was time for a reboot, or rather reimagining,…

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Toy Story 4 (U)

Director: Josh Cooley Starring: Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Annie Potts, Tony Hale, Keegan-Michael Key, Jordan Peele, Christina Hendricks, Joan Cusack and Keanu Reeves. ⭐⭐⭐⭐ Almost 25 years since we first met Woody, Buzz, Bo Peep, Jessie and the rest of the gang in the original Toy Story and nearly a decade on from the last instalment,…

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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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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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Shazam! (12A)

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 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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