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Downton Abbey: A New Era – Review

It appears that just when we think Downton has graced the screen one last time, we are cordially invited in once again. Following on from the success of the 2019 film adaptation, Downton Abbey, which followed on from the award-winning TV series of the same name, Downtown Abbey: A New

8.5

The Northman – Review

The world over has been the home to many mythologies, each with its own tales, sagas, and stories passed down through generations. There is one tale, however, that has stood against the test of time, been adopted by Shakespeare, and would most likely be the most adopted story of all

7

Ambulance (2022) – Review

Back in 2005, a Danish movie named “Ambulancen” was released to tell the tale of two brothers caught in the middle of a desperate situation. Michael Bay, along with screenplay writer Chris Fadek, have since put their creative minds together to produce the American version, “Ambulance”. While not without gripping

8

The Bad Guys – Review

The Bad Guys, a collection of kids’ books originally written by fellow Australian, Aaron Balbey, has broken into the big leagues with the brand-new feature film that shares the same name. This fully animated film is brought to us by Universal Studios and DreamWorks animation with first-time head director, Pierre

9

The Batman (2022) – Review

Gotham City’s masked vigilante has been one of the most notable symbols of pop culture for the better part of 80 years. Bruce Wayne, the Batman, has seen his fair share of revivals, and each one has met with a pang of resistance when they first get announced. Understandable, given

7

Cyrano – Review

The story of Cyrano De Bergerac, a man of immense talents in poetry, music, and swordsmanship, has been told in many different formats over the last 100 years. Originally written by Edmond Rostand as a loose interpretation of Cyrano’s actual life, his tale can be used to evoke so many

WRAP UP: UFC 271: Adesanya Vs Whittaker

Bobby Green def. Nasrat Haqparast via unanimous decision (30-27 x3) Bobby Green and Nasrat Haqparast have a lot of energy as the opening round begins. An accidental swipe/eye poke from Haqparast hinders Green early in the round, but he’s able to recover and continue. Later on, Green almost blatantly pokes

7.5

Marry Me – Review

Jennifer Lopez, has been an icon in Hollywood for as long as I can remember and has garnered success in both the music and movie industries. Her success in both categories made her a perfect candidate for Universal’s up and coming, romantic comedy, ‘Marry Me’, as a top-tier pop star

8.5

Belfast – Review

The Troubles. Such a simple description of events in Northern Ireland that shook the nation to its core. Kenneth Branagh, born In Belfast right before ‘The Troubles’ began, experienced life devolving into chaos in a once close-knit community from the innocent eyes of a child. As the writer and director

9

King Richard – Review

When I heard there was going to be a biopic film based around Serena and Venus Williams, I was a little surprised to hear the story would focus more on their Father, Richard Williams. What I got to experience, however, was far deeper than any story focused solely on the

8

House of Gucci – Review

Gucci, one of the most notable brands today, for many different reasons, has turned 100 years old as a company this year. From humble beginnings making leather luggage to today’s modern empire that can outfit any given person from head to toe, it is safe to say there would be

8

Licorice Pizza – Review

Paul Thomas Anderson is back again with another slice of life straight out of the ’70s. Set in the San Fernando Valley, LA, Licorice Pizza is a coming-of-age comedy-drama that tells the story of Alana Kane and Gary Valentine living life in the Valley. Based on a loose interpretation of

9

Sing 2 – Review

Have you sat down and really thought about how much better music is when an Anthropomorphic cast is involved? Well, thanks to Universal Studios and Illumination, we get to revisit the Sing Universe and follow Buster Moon and his rag-tag gang in the pursuit of stardom in Sing 2. Realised

8

Dear Evan Hansen (2021) – Review

Dear Evan Hansen. Three words that will affect the person who wrote them, a family clutching to the idea of them, and an entire generation caught in the wake of the movement caused by them. Inspired by the original Musical of the same name, Universal have adapted the screenplay with

9

Dune (2021) – Review

Directed by Denis Villeneuve, ‘Dune’ is a science fiction action film and a live-action adaptation of the highly successful 1965 novel of the same name, written by Frank Herbert. The novel was already adapted to film back in 1984, directed by David Lynch, and was even the film debut of

9

Last Night In Soho – Review

The comforts of the past can be a dangerous place to hide, and this is even more prevalent in Universal’s latest thriller, Last Night in Soho. Known for some classic horror satire comedy hits such as Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz, this isn’t Edgar Wright’s first foray into

9

No Time To Die – Review

All the way back in 1962, the world was introduced to Agent 007 James Bond, when the debut film ‘Dr. No’ hit cinemas worldwide. For 59 years, the famous spy has been taking down evil corporations, riding the best-looking cars with unique gadgets, and sweeping women off their feet all

8.5

The Many Saints of Newark – Review

From 1999 to 2007 the hit crime drama series, ‘The Sopranos,’ gave audiences deep insight into the underworld of the Italian-American Mafia, creating some iconic characters inspired by real-life mobsters and memorable stories, and it still has long-time fans speaking about it to this day. David Chase, the creative mind

8.5

Halloween Kills – Review

In October 1978, Michael Myers terrorized cinema-goers worldwide when ‘Halloween’ debuted on the big screen. For more than 40 years, the mysterious and imposing figure in the iconic rubber mask has been leaving trails of scarred flesh and broken bones, and continues his killing spree with the twelfth film in

WRAP UP: UFC 266: Volkanovski Vs Ortega

MAIN CARD HIGHLIGHTS Women’s Flyweight Match: Jéssica Andrade def. Cynthia Calvillo via Round 1 TKO (punches) Calvillo started out of the gate on the offensive, but Andrade started her intimidation early, taking the offensive but closing the gap. Majority of the first round was back and forth, with each competitor

9

Candyman (2021) – Review

In 1992, ‘Candyman’ slashed its way into cinemas terrifying audiences around the world. Adapted from Clive Barker’s short story, The Forbidden, from his book series, Books of Blood, Tony Todd’s chilling portrayal of ‘Candyman’ became a big hit and a horror movie icon along with Freddy Krueger, Jason Voorhees, Michael

8

Reminiscence – Review

‘Reminiscence’ is a 2021 sci-fi thriller mystery film written and directed by Lisa Joy, in her feature directorial debut. The film stars Hugh Jackman, Rebecca Ferguson, Thandiwe Newton, and Cliff Curtis. Hugh Jackman stars as Nick Bannister, a private investigator of the human mind. He and Watts (Thandiwe Newton) run

9

The Suicide Squad (2021) – Review

In 2016, the highly anticipated ‘Suicide Squad’ was released in cinemas with a wide array of characters from DC Comics making their first appearances on the big screen, including long-time fan favourite Harley Quinn. The months leading up to the release didn’t seem promising for the movie, with The Joker’s

7

OLD – Review

‘Old’ is a supernatural thriller film written, directed, and co-produced by M. Night Shyamalan, who’s best known for ‘The Sixth Sense’, ‘Unbreakable’, ‘Split’, ‘Glass’, ‘Lady in the Water’ and the critically panned ‘The Last Airbender’. After reading ‘Sandcastle’, Shyamalan decided to make a live-action movie inspired by the graphic novel

9

Space Jam: A New Legacy – Review

In 1996, the odd pairing of Bugs Bunny and the Looney Tunes with basketball legend Michael Jordan in the movie titled ‘Space Jam’ was released in cinemas, and it became one of the biggest hits of the year. From the now NBA Hall of Famer trying to play basketball with

8

Fast & Furious 9 – Review

Ever since 2001, the Fast and Furious franchise has been tearing up the streets with their high octane, adrenaline-pumping, and outrageous action-packed films, that have always gone bigger and wilder with each installment in the series. Dom Toretto and the gang are back again for the latest entry, ‘Fast &

9

In The Heights – Review

From the creative mind behind the hit Broadway musical ‘Hamilton’, Lin-Manuel Miranda, and the director of ‘Crazy Rich Asians’, Jon M. Chu, comes the live-action adaptation of ‘In the Heights’, another hit Broadway musical by Quiara Alegría Hudes and the aforementioned Lin-Manuel Miranda. The film begins with Usnavi De La

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