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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 […]

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Film review: “Mortal Engines” (2018)

“Mortal Engines” (2018)  Fantasy/Young Adult Running Time: 128 minutes Written by: Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens and Peter Jackson Directed by: Christian Rivers Featuring: Hugo Weaving, Hera Hilmar, Robert Sheehan, Jihae, Ronan Raftery, Leila George, Patrick Malahide and Stephen Lang Chudleigh Pomeroy:“Sixty minutes is all it took to bring humanity to the very brink of extinction. Mankind mobilized, a new age arose. The Age of the Great Predator Cities. Survival […]

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Film review: “How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World” (2019)

“How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World” (2019)  Animated Running Time: 104 minutes Written & directed by: Dean DeBlois Featuring: Jay Baruchel, Cate Blanchett, Craig Ferguson, America Ferrera, Jonah Hill, Kit Harington, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Justin Rupple, Kristen Wiig and F. Murray Abraham Astrid: “Another Nightfury.” Hiccup:“She’s more like a Bright…” Astrid:“A Lightfury.” With very little fanfare the final part of the “How to Train Your Dragon” trilogy has been released […]

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Film review: “Green Book” (2018)

“Green Book” (2018)  Drama Running Time: 130 minutes Written by: Nick Vallelonga, Brian Hayes Currie and Peter Farrelly Directed by: Peter Farrelly Featuring: Viggo Mortensen, Mahershala Aliand Linda Cardellini Dr. Don Shirley:” So if I’m not black enough and if I’m not white enough, then tell me, Tony, what am I?” Every year around awards time many films are released to try and […]

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Film review: “Aquaman” (2018) 

“Aquaman” (2018)  Action Running Time: 143 minutes Written by: David Leslie Johnson-McGoldrick and Will Beall Directed by: James Wan Featuring: Jason Momoa, Amber Heard, Willem Dafoe, Patrick Wilson, Dolph Lundgren, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, and Nicole Kidman Arthur Curry:“My father was a lighthouse keeper. My mother was a queen. But life has a way of bringing people together. They made me what I am.” After the complete failure of the “Justice […]

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Movie review: “Bumblebee” (2018)

“Bumblebee” (2018)  Sci-Fi/Action Running Time: 113 minutes Written by: Christina Hodson Directed by: Travis Knight Featuring: Hailee Steinfeld, John Cena, Jorge Lendeborg Jr., John Ortiz, Jason Drucker, Pamela Adlon, Dylan O’Brien, Peter Cullen, Angela Bassett and Justin Theroux  Optimus Prime: “Bumblebee, our war rages on. You must protect Earth, and its people.” This week sees the release of the latest entry into the “Transformers” (2007-present) franchise which has seen some dizzying heights as […]

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Film review: “Ghost Stories” (2017) 

“Ghost Stories” (2017)  Drama/Thriller/Horror Running Time: 98 minutes Written & directed by: Andy Nyman & Jeremy Dyson Featuring: Andy Nyman, Martin Freeman, Alex Lawther, Paul Whitehouse Mike Priddle:“It’s funny, isn’t it? How it’s always the last key that unlocks everything.” The new film “Ghost Stories” (2017) released this week in New Zealand cinemas is the most unusual of genre movies, one that incorporates […]

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Film review: “Halloween” (2018)

“Halloween” (2018) Horror Running Time: 105 minutes Written by: David Gordon Green, Jeff Fradley and Danny McBride Directed by: David Gordon Green Featuring: Jamie Lee Curtis, Judy Greer, Andi Matichak,Will Patton,Virginia Gardner, Nick Castle Laurie Strode: “Do you know that I prayed every night that he would escape?” Hawkins: “What the hell did you do that for?” Laurie Strode: “So I can kill him.” […]

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Film review: “A Star Is Born” (2018)

“A Star Is Born” (2018) Drama Running Time: 135 minutes Written by: Eric Roth, Bradley Cooper and Will Fetters Directed by: Bradley Cooper Featuring:  Bradley Cooper, Lady Gaga, Andrew Dice Clay, Dave Chappelle and Sam Elliott Jackson Maine: “Can I tell you a secret?”[Ally looks over to him] Jackson Maine: “I think you might be a songwriter. And don’t worry, I won’t tell anybody. But I’m not […]

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Movie review: “Venom” (2018)

“Venom” (2018) Action Running Time: 112 minutes Written by: Scott Rosenberg, Jeff Pinkner, and Kelly Marcel Directed by: Ruben Fleischer Featuring: Tom Hardy, Michelle Williams, Riz Ahmed, Scott Haze, and Reid Scott Dr. Carlton Drake: “Look around at the world. What do you see? A planet on the brink of collapse. Human beings are disposable. But man and symbiote combined, this is a new race, a new […]


Film review: “Support the girls” (2018)

“Support the girls” (2018) Drama/Comedy Running Time: 91 minutes Written & directed by: Andrew Bujalski Featuring: Haley Lu Richardson, Regina Hall, James Le Gros, AJ Michalka, Dylan Gelula, Shayna McHayle, Lea DeLaria, Jana Kramer, and  Brooklyn Decker Lisa: “I started this day off crying, so if you ask me, laughing is progress.” There can be no real surprise that some of the best most original as well as […]

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Film review: “BlacKkKlansman” (2018)

“BlacKkKlansman” (2018) Drama Running Time: 135 minutes Written by: Charlie Wachtel & David Rabinowitz and Kevin Willmott & Spike Lee Directed by: Spike Lee Featuring: John David Washington, Adam Driver, Laura Harrier, and Topher Grace Flip Zimmerman: “What kind of stuff do you guys do?” Klansman: “Cross burnings, marches, this is fixing to be a big year for us.” There is no doubt at […]

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Movie review: “The Meg” (2018)

“The Meg” (2018) Action Running Time: 113 minutes Written by: Dean Georgaris and Jon Hoeber & Erich Hoeber Directed by: Jon Turteltaub Featuring: Jason Statham, Li Bingbing, Rainn Wilson, Ruby Rose, Winston Chao, and Cliff Curtis Jonas Taylor: “My God. It’s a megalodon.” Morris: “He’s kidding, right?” As the Summer movie season winds down one of the more stranger entries into the madness of this […]

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Film review: “Ideal Home” (2018)

“Ideal Home” (2018) Drama/Comedy Running Time: 91 minutes Written by: Andrew Fleming Directed by: Andrew Fleming Featuring: Steve Coogan, Paul Rudd, Allison Pill, Jake McDorman, and Jack Gore Paul:“Wait, you have a grandson?” This has been such a very good year for comedies that there is always the risk of taking them for granted which after a terrible 2017 for the genre audiences should […]