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Film review: “A Quiet Place” (2018)

“A Quiet Place” (2018) Thriller/Horror Running Time: 90 minutes Written by: John Krasinski, Bryan Woods and Scott Beck Directed by:  John Krasinski Featuring: John Krasinski, Emily Blunt, Millicent Simmonds, Noah Jupe Evelyn: “Who are we if we can’t protect them? We have to protect them.” Thanks to various decisions as well as new production companies, I am looking at you Blumhouse, there seems to be more and […]

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Trailer: “Tag” (2018)

Trailer: “Tag” (2018) One month every year, five highly competitive friends hit the ground running for a no-holds-barred game of tag — risking their necks, their jobs and their relationships to take one another down. This time, the game coincides with the wedding of the only undefeated player. What should be an easy target soon becomes an all-out war as […]

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Film review: “Kodachrome” (2017)

“Kodachrome ” (2017) Drama Running Time: 100 minutes Written by: Jonathan Tropper Directed by: Mark Raso Featuring: Ed Harris, Jason Sudeikis, Elizabeth Olsen, Bruce Greenwood, Wendy Crewson, and Dennis Haysbert Ben: “We’re all so frightened by time, the way it moves on and the way things disappear. That’s why we’re photographers. We’re preservationists by nature. We take pictures to stop time, to commit moments to eternity. Human […]

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Streaming review: “Safe” (2018)

“Safe” (2018) TV Series Episodes: Eight Created by: Harlan Coben Featuring: Michael C. Hall, Amanda Abbington, Marc Warren, Audrey Fleurot, Hannah Arterton, Nigel Lindsay, Laila Rouass, Emmett J. Scanlan, Amy James-Kelly, Amy-Leigh Hickman, Hero Fiennes-Tiffin, Louis Greatorex Why is it that now pulp stories are being made directly into limited television series every writer now thinks they are Lynda La Plante […]

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DVD Review: “Water Rats” (1996 – 2002)

“Water Rats Season 1 – 6” (1996 – 2002) Television 177 Episodes Created by: John Hugginson & Tony Morphett Featuring: Colin Friels, Catherine McClements, Mouche Phillips, Toni Scanlan, Steve Bisley, Peter Bensley, Aaron Pedersen, Jay Laga’aia Det Sgt Jack Christey: “I mean, you know, it’s a simple request. I ask them to find a yacht in Sydney Harbour and they can’t do it. I mean, how […]

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DVD/Blu-ray review: “Black Panther” (2018)

“Black Panther” (2018) Action Written by: Ryan Coogler & Joe Robert Cole Directed by: Ryan Coogler Featuring: Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira, Martin Freeman, Daniel Kaluuya, Letitia Wright, Winston Duke, Angela Bassett, Forest Whitaker, and Andy Serkis Ulysses Klaue: “Tell me something. What do you know about Wakanda?” Everett K. Ross: “It’s a Third-World country. Textiles, shepherds, cool outfits.”  Ulysses Klaue: “All a front. Explorers have searched for […]

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Film review: “Solo: A Star Wars Story” (2018)

“Solo: A Star Wars Story” (2018) Sci-Fi Running Time: 135 minutes Written by: Jonathan Kasdan & Lawrence Kasdan Directed by: Ron Howard Featuring: Alden Ehrenreich, Woody Harrelson, Emilia Clarke, Donald Glover, Thandie Newton, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Joonas Suotamo, and Paul Bettany Han Solo: “I heard a story about you. I was wondering if it’s true.” Lando Calrissian: “Everything you’ve heard about me is true.” Was anyone really wanting a Han Solo origin story? […]

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Film review: “The Bookshop” (2018)

“The Bookshop” (2018) Drama Written & Directed by: Isabel Coixet Based on the novel by Penelope Fitzgerald Featuring: Emily Mortimer, Patricia Clarkson and Bill Nighy From the novel:“Courage and endurance are useless if they are never tested.” To say that this movie represents aspects of life that are from a bygone age is an understatement, it is a period piece set in the 1950s, […]

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Official Trailer Debut: “The Happytime Murders” (2018)

Official Trailer Debut: “The Happytime Murders” (2018) No Sesame. All Street. THE HAPPYTIME MURDERS is a filthy comedy set in the seedy underbelly of Los Angeles where puppets and humans coexist. Two clashing detectives with a shared secret, one human (Melissa McCarthy) and one puppet, are forced to work together again to solve the brutal murders of the former cast […]

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Film review: “The Strangers: Prey at Night ” (2018)

“The Strangers: Prey at Night ” (2018) Thriller/Horror Running Time: 85 minutes Written by: Bryan Bertino and Ben Ketai Directed by: Johannes Roberts Featuring: Christina Hendricks, Martin Henderson, Bailee Madison and Lewis Pullman Kinsey: “Why are you doing this?” Dollface: “Why not?” Ever since the original home invasion horror “The Strangers” (2008) burst into cinemas it was a completely unusual as well as original movie, scary as […]

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FEATURETTE: “Mowgli” (2018)

New Featurette: “Mowgli” (2018) From the creator of Gollum and Caesar comes a new telling of the story of MOWGLI. See Andy Serkis and an incredible cast bring the jungle to new life: The story follows the upbringing of the human child Mowgli, raised by a wolf pack in the jungles of India.  As he learns the often harsh rules […]

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New Trailer: “Mowgli” (2018)

New Trailer: “Mowgli” (2018) The story follows the upbringing of the human child Mowgli, raised by a wolf pack in the jungles of India.  As he learns the often harsh rules of the jungle, under the tutelage of a bear named Baloo and a panther named Bagheera, Mowgli becomes accepted by the animals of the jungle as one of their […]

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Official Trailer – “Mile 22” (2018)

Official Trailer – “Mile 22” (2018) An elite American intelligence officer, aided by a top-secret tactical command unit, tries to smuggle a mysterious police officer with sensitive information out of the country. MILE 22 is directed by Peter Berg and stars Mark Wahlberg, Lauren Cohan, Iko Uwais, Ronda Rousey and John Malkovich. MILE 22 releases in New Zealand cinemas on […]

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DVD Review: “Molly’s Game”(2017)

“Molly’s Game” (2017) Drama Running Time: 140 minutes Written & Directed by: Aaron Sorkin Featuring:  Jessica Chastain, Idris Elba, Kevin Costner, Michael Cera, Brian d’Arcy James, Chris O’Dowd, Bill Camp, Graham Greene, Claire Rankin, Joe Keery, and Jeremy Strong Molly Bloom: “I’ll be hosting a game in this suite every Tuesday night. The first buy-in, two hundred and fifty thousand.” Disappointment is the word that comes to mind after watching […]

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Film review: “Dark Crimes” (2018)

“Dark Crimes” (2018) Thriller Running Time: 92 minutes Written by:Jeremy Brock Directed by: Alexandros Avranas Featuring: Jim Carrey, Agata Kulesza, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Kati Outinen, Zbigniew Zamachowski, and Marton Csokas Kozlow: “The river has an end and a beginning.”   There is undoubtedly a dark side to Jim Carrey’s professional and personal persona, which has never been fully explored on film, although he has dabbled in films that […]

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Film review: “Lucky” (2017)

“Lucky” (2017) Drama Running Time: 90 minutes Written by: Logan Sparks and Drago Sumonja Directed by: John Carroll Lynch Featuring: Harry Dean Stanton, David Lynch, Ron Livingston, Ed Begley Jr. and Tom Skerritt Lucky: “It’s all going to go away. You, you, you, you, me, this cigarette, everything… into blackness, the void. And nobody’s in charge, and you’re left with… […]