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Movie review: “Yesterday” (2019)

“Yesterday” (2019) Comedy/Romance/Musical Running time: 110 minutes Written by: Richard Curtis Directed by: Danny Boyle Featuring: Himesh Patel, Lily James, Ed Sheeran and Kate McKinnon Ellie Appleton: “Miracles happen all the time!” Jack Malik: “Like what?” Ellie Appleton: “Benedict Cumberbatch becoming a sex symbol!” Released into theatres this week is the Richard Curtis penned “Yesterday” (2019) which on paper must have seemed like […]

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Movie review: “Spider-Man: Far From Home” (2019)

“Spider-Man: Far From Home” (2019) Action Running time: 129 minutes Written by: Chris McKenna and Erik Sommers Directed by:  Jon Watts Featuring:  Tom Holland, Samuel L. Jackson, Zendaya, Cobie Smulders, Jon Favreau, J. B. Smoove, Jacob Batalon, Martin Starr, Marisa Tomei and Jake Gyllenhaal Nick Fury: “We have a job to do, and you’re coming with us.” Peter Parker: “There’s gotta be someone else you can use. What about Thor?” […]

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Movie review: “X-Men: Dark Phoenix” (2019)

“X-Men: Dark Phoenix” (2019) Action 114 Minutes Written & directed by: Simon Kinberg Featuring:  James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Nicholas Hoult, Sophie Turner, Tye Sheridan, Alexandra Shipp and Jessica Chastain Erik Lehnsherr: “The world is on the brink!” Professor Charles Xavier: “I’m sorry, I didn’t stop this sooner…” Erik Lehnsherr: “You’re always sorry, Charles. And there’s always a speech. But nobody cares!” Has there ever been […]

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Movie review: “Rocketman” (2019)

“Rocketman” (2019) Musical 121 Minutes Written by: Lee Hall Directed by: Dexter Fletcher Featuring: Taron Egerton, Jamie Bell, Richard Madden, and Bryce Dallas Howard Bernie Taupin: “Don’t you want to just sing without this ridiculous paraphernalia?” Elton John: “People don’t pay to see Reg Dwight! They pay to see ELTON JOHN!” There has rarely been a movie like this week’s rock biopic “Rocketman” (2019) […]

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Movie review: “John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum” (2019)

“John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum” (2019)  Action Running Time: 131 minutes Written by: Derek Kolstad, Shay Hatten, Chris Collins, and Marc Abrams Directed by: Chad Stahelski Featuring: Keanu Reeves,  Halle Berry, Laurence Fishburne, Mark Dacascos, Asia Kate Dillon, Lance Reddick, Anjelica Huston and Ian McShane The Director: “All of this for what, because of a puppy?” John Wick: “It wasn’t just a puppy.” This week see the release […]

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Movie review: “Pokémon Detective Pikachu” (2019)

“Pokémon Detective Pikachu” (2019)  Action/Comedy Running Time: 104 minutes Written by: Dan Hernandez, Benji Samit, Rob Letterman and Derek Connolly Directed by: Rob Letterman Featuring: RyanReynolds, Justice Smith, Kathryn Newton, Suki Waterhouse, Omar Chaparro, Chris Geere, Ken Watanabe and Bill Nighy Tim Goodman: “I don’t need a Pokémon, period.” Detective Pikachu: “Then what about a world class detective? Because if you wanna find your pops, I’m your best bet.” […]

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Movie review: “Brightburn” (2019)

“Brightburn” (2019) Action Running Time: 118 minutes Written by: Mark Gunnand Brian Gunn Directed by: David Yarovesky Featuring:  Elizabeth Banks, David Denman, Jackson A. Dunn, Matt Jones and Meredith Hagner Brandon Breyer: “Mom, who am I?” Mrs. Breyer: “You are a gift. I know it’s been difficult for you lately, that you feel different from other kids. You are different. After your dad and I […]

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Movie review: “Avengers: Endgame” (2019)

“Avengers: Endgame” (2019) Action Written by: Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely Directed by: Anthony Russo and Joe Russo Featuring:  Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Don Cheadle, Paul Rudd, Brie Larson, Karen Gillan, Danai Gurira, Bradley Cooper and Josh Brolin Steve Rogers:“We lost. All of us. We lost friends. We lost family. We lost a part of ourselves. This is the fight of our lives.” Well […]

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Movie review: “Hellboy” (2019)

“Hellboy” (2019)  Horror/Action Running Time: 120 minutes Written by: Andrew Cosby Directed by: Neil Marshall Featuring: David Harbour, Milla Jovovich, Ian McShane, Sasha Lane, Daniel Dae Kim and Thomas Haden Church Lady Hatton:“On an island off the coast of Scotland, something was summoned from the depths of Hell, something that would end mankind.” Hellboy:“And this thing, did it show up?” Lady Hatton:“Oh, yes. You did.” Released this week […]

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Film review: “Shazam!” (2019)

“Shazam!” (2019)  Action Running Time: 132 minutes Written by: Henry Gayden Directed by: David F. Sandberg Featuring: Zachary Levi, Mark Strong, Asher Angel, Jack Dylan Grazer and Djimon Hounsou Freddy Freeman:“If you could have one superpower, what would you pick? Everybody chooses flight. You know why?” Billy Batson:“So they can fly away from this conversation?” These days, in particular the past five years, it seems like […]

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Film review: “Us” (2018)

“Us” (2018)  Horror Running Time: 116 minutes Written and directed by: Jordan Peele Featuring: Lupita Nyong’o, Winston Duke, Shahadi Wright Joseph, Evan Alex, Elisabeth Moss, and Tim Heidecker Adelaide Wilson:“They look exactly like us. They think like us. They know where we are. We need to move and keep moving. They won’t stop until they kill us… or we kill them.” Talk about a great […]

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Movie review: “Captain Marvel” (2019)

“Captain Marvel” (2019)  Action Running Time: 124 minutes Written by: Anna Boden & Ryan Fleck and Geneva Robertson-Dworet and Jac Schaeffer Directed by: Anna Boden & Ryan Fleck Featuring:  Brie Larson, Samuel L. Jackson, Ben Mendelsohn, Djimon Hounsou, Lee Pace, Lashana Lynch, Gemma Chan, Annette Bening, Clark Gregg and Jude Law Carol Danvers:“What is this?” Nick Fury:“It’s a shield logo.” Carol Danvers:“Does announcing your identity help with the covert part of the […]

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Film review: “Swimming with men” (2018)

“Swimming with men” (2018) Drama/Comedy Running Time: 96 minutes Written by: Aschlin Ditta Directed by: Oliver Parker Featuring: Rob Brydon, Jane Horrocks, Rupert Graves, Daniel Mays, Thomas Turgoose, Jim Carter, Adeel Akhtar and Charlotte Riley Eric Scott:[Reading from the book of rules] “The first rule of swim club, don’t talk about swim club.” It’s remarkable the seeming ease that the British Film Industry is able to produce great independent drama, comedies and […]

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Film review: “Vice” (2018)

“Vice” (2018)  Drama Running Time: 130 minutes Written and directed by: Adam McKay Featuring: Christian Bale, Amy Adams, Steve Carell, Sam Rockwell, Tyler Perry, Alison Pill, Jesse Plemons and Justin Kirk  Dick Cheney:“I can feel your incriminations and your judgments, and I am fine with that. You want to be loved? Go be a movie star. The world is as you find it. You’ve gotta deal with that […]

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Film review: “White Boy Rick” (2018) 

“White Boy Rick” (2018)  Drama Running Time: 111 minutes Written by: Andy Weiss, Logan Miller & Noah Miller Directed by: Yann Demange Featuring: Matthew McConaughey, Bel Powley, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Brian Tyree Henry, Rory Cochrane, RJ Cyler, Jonathan Majors, Eddie Marsan, Bruce Dern and Piper Laurie  Richard Wershe Sr.:“When I first saw you I knew you were going to be bigger than me.” The latest movie starring Oscar winner Matthew McConaughey […]

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Film review: “The Favourite” (2018) 

“The Favourite” (2018)  Drama Running Time: 130 minutes Written by: Deborah Davis and Tony McNamara Directed by: Yorgos Lanthimos Featuring:  Olivia Colman, Emma Stone, Rachel Weisz, Nicholas Hoult, Joe Alwyn, James Smith and Mark Gatiss Queen Anne:“Some wounds do not close; I have many such.” It is truly amazing how quickly the critical establishment can turn against a director, then return him to favour, this is what has happened […]