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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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Film review: “Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood” (2019)

“Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood” (2019) Drama Running time: 161 minutes Written & Directed by: Quentin Tarantino Featuring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt, Margot Robbie, Emile Hirsch, Margaret Qualley, Timothy Olyphant, Austin Butler, Dakota Fanning, Bruce Dern and Al Pacino Cliff Booth: “Alright, What’s the matter partner?” Rick Dalton: “It’s official old buddy, I’m a has been.” Well its official the latest (and ninth) Quentin Tarantino has opened, that […]

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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: “Godzilla: King of the Monsters” (2019)

“Godzilla: King of the Monsters” (2019) Action 130 Minutes Written by: Michael Dougherty and Zach Shields Directed by: Michael Dougherty Featuring: Kyle Chandler, Vera Farmiga, Millie Bobby Brown, Bradley Whitford, Sally Hawkins, Charles Dance, Thomas Middleditch, Aisha Hinds, O’Shea Jackson Jr., David Strathairn, Ken Watanabe and Zhang Ziyi Senator Williams: “So you’d want to make Godzilla our pet.” [laughter] Dr. Ishiro Serizawa: “No. We would be his.” This week sees the release […]

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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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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 […]