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Underwater

‘What did the rat say when it walked into a wall? Damn!’ Such is the banal dialogue in the new sci-fi blockbuster wannabe, Underwater. The film is actually an ‘homage’ to Alien but without the tension, the drama or the three dimensional characters in conflict not only with, the creature, but with each other as well. […]

A Beautiful Day In The Neighborhood

This film is probably deeply nostalgic for several generations of Americans. It’s based on the host of an extremely popular children’s television show, Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood, which ran from 1968 to 2001. Tom Hanks plays the impossibly affable Fred Rogers during the latter part of his career. He’s fragile, very slow and deliberate in speech, […]

Bad Boys For Life

Fasten your safety belts and get set for the ride of your life as Bad Boys For Life crashes into cinemas 17 years after the second instalment. Once again Jerry Bruckheimer serves as producer, while Martin Lawrence and Will Smith reprise their roles respectively as Miami narcotics detectives Marcus Burnett and Mike Lowrey. There’s plenty […]

Bombshell

Before the entertainment world was rocked by the Harvey Weinstein scandal and subsequent #MeToo movement a bombshell was dropped on the news media, in particular, Fox News. Docudrama Bombshell explores this first wave of sexual harassment revelations. The film revolves around allegations pegged towards the then Fox News CEO Roger Ailes (John Lithgow) by news […]

Jumanji: The Next Level

Following on from the surprise comedy hit of 2017 comes the latest instalment of the revitalised Jumanji series. The intrepid group of teens who were sucked into the Jumanji video game the first time around are this time joined by two crotchety old men. In this fun-filled body-swapping romp the group of adventurers is again […]

Jojo Rabbit

There’s grandiose audacity in Taika Waititi even considering making a comedy based on Nazism and he certainly goes full-throttle with his signature brand of humour. This film will definitely divide people, not least because of the subject matter. In short, Johannes “Jojo”  Betzler (Roman Griffin Davis) is a 10-year-old boy in the Hitler youth who […]

Sorry We Missed You

Ken Loach’s latest film, Sorry We Missed You, which again deals with the gritty social realism of being ‘working class’ in England is a biting commentary on the power of franchise operators. With tentacles spread far and wide in England and indeed all over the world, working people are finding themselves trapped and indebted to companies that […]

T2: Trainspotting

T2: Trainspotting is the sequel to the 1996 cult classic film of the same name revisiting the original characters as older men and surprise, surprise, they have not changed their criminal tendencies or their addiction to heroine. Danny Boyle is again directing for the sequel and he takes the same indie film approach revealing Edinburgh, […]

Jurassic World

It’s been 22 years since the first Jurassic Park left audiences enamoured with the concept of a dinosaur theme park, and that sense of wonderment has been successfully reinvigorated in this third sequel. Jurassic World happily skips over sequels two and three and gives plenty of nostalgic nods to the popular original. The park, also named […]

Entourage

The boys are back and it’s like they never left. The enduring bromance between Vincent Chase (Adrian Grenier) and his entourage, Eric (Kevin Connolly), Drama (Kevin Dillon) and Turtle (Jerry Ferrara) is now living large on the big screen. Entourage series creator and the film’s writer/director, Doug Ellin, knows how to give fans what they […]