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Movie review: “Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn)” (2020)

“Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn)” (2020) Action Running time:109 minutes Written by: Christina Hodson Directed by: Cathy Yan Featuring: Margot Robbie, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Jurnee Smollett-Bell, Rosie Perez, Chris Messina, Ella Jay Basco, Ali Wong and Ewan McGregor Harley Quinn: “Oh hey, you’re that singer no one listens to.” Dinah Lance: “Oh hey, you’re the asshole no one likes.” Released recently in cinemas is the first […]

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Movie review: “Zombieland: Double Tap” (2019)

“Zombieland: Double Tap” (2019) Horror/Comedy Running time: 99 minutes Written by: Rhett Reese, Paul Wernick and Dave Callaham Directed by: Ruben Fleischer Featuring: Woody Harrelson, Jesse Eisenberg, Abigail Breslin, Emma Stone,  Rosario Dawson, Zoey Deutch, Luke Wilson and Thomas Middleditch Tallahassee: “I have nothing against hippies, I just wanna beat the shit out of ’em.” Recently released into cinemas is the horror/comedy sequel “Zombieland: Double Tap” (2019) a direct follow on to “Zombieland” (2009) released […]

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Movie review: “IT – Chapter Two” (2019)

“IT – Chapter Two” (2019) Horror Running time: 169 minutes Written by: Gary Dauberman Directed by: Andy Muschietti Featuring: Jessica Chastain, James McAvoy, Bill Hader, Isaiah Mustafa, Jay Ryan, James Ransone, Andy Bean, Jaeden Martell, Sophia Lillis, Finn Wolfhard, Chosen Jacobs, Jeremy Ray Taylor, Jack Dylan Grazer, Wyatt Oleff and Bill Skarsgård  With all the doom and gloom over the past ten years regarding the lack of audiences attending cinemas there always seems a need for […]

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Film review: “Joker” (2019)

“Joker” (2019) Drama Running Time: 122 minutes Written by: Todd Phillips and Scott Silver Directed by: Todd Phillips Featuring: Joaquin Phoenix,  Robert De Niro, Zazie Beetz, Frances Conroy, Brett Cullen, Glenn Fleshler, Bill Camp, Shea Whigham and Marc Maron  Arthur Fleck: “I used to think that my life was a tragedy, but now I realize, it’s a comedy.” Released in theaters last week was the global phenomenon “Joker” (2019) […]

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Film review: “Ad Astra” (2019)

“Ad Astra” (2019) Sci-Fi/Drama Running time: 103 minutes Written by: James Gray and Ethan Gross Directed by: James Gray Featuring:  Brad Pitt, Tommy Lee Jones, Ruth Negga, Liv Tyler and Donald Sutherland Roy McBride: “I do what I do because of my dad. He was a hero. He gave his life for the pursuit of knowledge. Because up there is where our story is going to be […]

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Movie review: “Rambo: Last Blood” (2019)

“Rambo: Last Blood” (2019) Action Running time: 89 minutes Written by: Matt Cirulnick and Sylvester Stallone Directed by: Adrian Grunberg Featuring: Sylvester Stallone,  Paz Vega, Sergio Peris-Mencheta, Adriana Barraza, Yvette Monreal, Genie Kim, Joaquín Cosío and Oscar Jaenada Rambo: “I’ve lived in a world of death. I’ve watched people I’ve loved die. Some fast with a bullet, some not enough left to bury. All these years I’ve […]

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Film review: “Mystify: Michael Hutchence ” (2019)

“Mystify: Michael Hutchence ” (2019) Documentary Running time: 95 minutes Directed by: Richard Lowenstein Featuring: Michael Hutchence, Andrew Farriss, Tim Farriss, Garry Gary Beers and Jon Farriss “Eternally wild with the powerTo make every moment come aliveAll those stars that shine upon youWill kiss you every night”– INXS, Mystify Released this month in cinemas is the documentary “Mystify: Michael Hutchence ” (2019), which is primarily based on the […]

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Movie review: “Angel has fallen” (2019)

“Angel has fallen” (2019) Action  Running time: 121 minutes Written by: Robert Mark Kamen, Matt Cook and Ric Roman Waug Directed by: Ric Roman Waugh Featuring: Gerard Butler, Morgan Freeman, Jada Pinkett Smith, Lance Reddick, Tim Blake Nelson, Piper Perabo, Nick Nolte and Danny Huston FBI Agent Thompson: “Mike Banning, you’re being charged for the attempted murder of the President of the United States.” Released this week in cinemas is the […]

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Film review: “Blinded by the light” (2019)

“Blinded by the light” (2019) Drama/Comedy/Musical Running time: 117 minutes Written by: Paul Mayeda Berges, Gurinder Chadha and Sarfraz Manzoor based on Greetings from Bury Park: Race, Religion and Rock N’ Rollby Sarfraz Manzoor Directed by: Gurinder Chadha Featuring: Viveik Kalra, Hayley Atwell, Rob Brydon, Kulvinder Ghir and Nell Williams “Madman drummers bummersIndians in the summerWith a teenage diplomatIn the dumps with the mumpsAs the adolescent pumpsHis way into his […]

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Movie review: “Men in Black International” (2019)

“Men in Black International” (2019) Action Running time: 115 minutes Written by: Art Marcum and Matt Holloway Directed by: F. Gary Gray Featuring: Chris Hemsworth, Tessa Thompson, Kumail Nanjiani, Rebecca Ferguson, Rafe Spall, Laurent and Larry Bourgeois and Liam Neeson M.I.B UK Branch Head: “Always remember: the universe has a way of leading you to where you’re supposed to be, at the moment you’re supposed to be there.” The latest movie […]

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Movie review: “Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw” (2019)

“Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw” (2019) Action Running time: 135 minutes Written by: Chris Morgan and Drew Pearce Directed by: David Leitch Featuring: Dwayne Johnson, Jason Statham, Idris Elba, Vanessa Kirby, and Helen Mirren Deckard Shaw: “This job requires stealth. Look at you.” Luke Hobbs: “I’m trying to save the world, which, for the record, will be my fourth time. ‘Cause I’m really […]

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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 […]