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Migration (Movie) – Review

From the studio that brought us such classics as ‘Despicable Me’, ‘Minions’, ‘The Secret Life of Pets’, ‘Sing’ and ‘The Super Mario Bros. Movie’, Illumination is now gifting us ‘Migration’ this holiday season, telling the story about a family of ducks embarking on their first adventure. The film stars Kumail

9

The Boys In The Boat (Movie) – Review

At the 1936 Olympic Games in Berlin, the American rowing team competed in the gold medal race. They were made up of junior athletes from the University of Washington, coached by Al Ulbrickson Sr., who made the controversial decision to select them over more experienced teams to represent the United

8.5

Wonka (Movie) – Review

In 1964, the children’s novel by Roald Dahl, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, was released and became one of the biggest-selling books of all time. The book tells the story of the young Charlie Bucket and his adventures inside a chocolate factory, owned by the eccentric chocolatier, Willy Wonka. It

8.5

Trolls Band Together (Movie) – Review

The Trolls film series is based on the popular Troll Doll toy line that began in 1959 by Danish woodworker, Thomas Dam. After DreamWorks acquired the intellectual property in 2013, the film series began with 2016’s Trolls, 2020’s Trolls World Tour, and now, Trolls Band Together, featuring an ensemble cast

7

Saltburn (Movie) – Review

Directed and produced by Emerald Fennell, Saltburn is a black comedy, drama, and psychological thriller film. It stars Barry Keoghan, Jacob Elordi, Rosamund Pike, Richard E. Grant, Alison Oliver, Archie Madekwe, Paul Rhys, and more. Barry Keoghan portrays Oliver Quick, an Oxford University student who does really well in class

6

The Exorcist: Believer (Movie) – Review

As is the fashion recently, another modern continuation of a legacy horror series has been ejected from Hollywood’s mid-range thriller factory known as Blumhouse Productions. However, this one brings with it the gravitas of a literal classic of horror cinema, and while it has big shoes to fill, it fits

8

The Nun II (Movie) – Review

The Nun II is the direct sequel to 2018’s The Nun, a part of the Conjuring Universe of movies that also includes The Conjuring, Annabelle, The Curse of La Llarona, and more. The latest film is directed by Michael Chaves who also directed 2019’s The Curse of La Llarona and

6.5

Strays (Movie) – Review

Over the years, there have been many examples of “funny talking dog” films. “Strays” is certainly one of those examples, but is it a good one? Well, that depends on your sense of humour, because this is the first “talking animal” movie to receive an R rating in the history

7.5

Asteroid City (Movie) – Review

Every Wes Anderson film feels like that dream you have after you’ve eaten the leftover garlic gnocchi from three days ago; Far from a nightmare, but not quite all the way to “happy”, and there’s an area of imagination that is stained with coffee, dust and childhood heartbreak. We watch

7.5

Meg 2: The Trench (Movie) – Review

In 2018, The Meg debuted in cinemas, featuring a prehistoric megalodon existing in the modern day, terrorising the seas and making its way to a resort. While the Warner Bros. Movie wasn’t well received by critics, it did become a cult favourite among moviegoers who wanted something different, enjoyed that

9

Oppenheimer (Movie) – Review

The notion of telling the story of Dr. J. Robert Oppenheimer, the father of the Atom bomb, in a compelling and equally sombre film would scare away some of the most brilliant minds in Hollywood. Christopher Nolan, however, is widely praised for his achievements in bringing together cinematic brilliance and

8.5

Barbie (Movie) – Review

Since 1959, the Barbie brand has been the pioneer in dolls, doll fashion, accessories, playsets, and more. Created by the late Ruth Handler during her time as president for Mattel, she named the now famous doll after her daughter, Barbara, and later, the male doll after her son, Ken. For

8

The Flash (2023) – Review

There was a time when I thought the Flash movie would never make it through its tumultuous off-screen journey. Through thick and thin, Warner Bros have stuck to their goal and pushed through to deliver what may be one of the final entries to the Snyderverse version of the DCU.

7

Renfield – Review

The horror/comedy duo threat has seen plenty of films over the years to varying degrees of success. A personal favourite of mine was “Dracula: Dead and Loving It,” which made fun of the prince of darkness by disarming his menacing legacy. Enter 2023, and Renfield takes a bite at the

7.5

FAST X – Review

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

8

Evil Dead Rise – Review

Horror films were never quite the same after “The Evil Dead” first hit cinemas back in 1981. Whether intended or not, the blend of horror and uneasy humour started a movement that has spanned three films, a tv series, and a stand-alone reboot in 2013. The latter was driven by

9

The Super Mario Bros. Movie – Review

Everyone’s favourite plumber is jumping out of the pipes and onto the big screen. While the critically panned 1993 movie ‘Super Mario Bros.’ starring the late great Bob Hoskins and John Leguizamo was the brothers’ first time on the silver screen, the 2023 adaptation of the legendary video game franchise

9

Air – Review

Since 1984, Nike’s Air Jordans has been the leading basketball shoe brand, with its maximum comfort improving performance on the court, and its unique design with a very recognisable logo, all based around NBA legend and Hall of Famer, Michael Jordan. Nike wasn’t always the giant sporting brand we know

9

TILL – Review

To capture the audience’s attention, you need a hook. Usually, “Based on a true story” is enough to gain interest, but when the true story is so affecting and culturally significant that it changes the course of history for an entire country, that should be a flashing billboard to see

8

Champions – Review

Feel-good stories and sports often go hand in hand when it comes to filmmaking, and ‘Champions’ follows this formula with a comedic spin. Woody Harrelson stars as Marcus, a disgraced basketball coach that is going to need to sharpen his people skills to connect with his new team. Based on

6

Cocaine Bear – Review

I never thought I would be in a situation where I would utter the words “cocaine bear” and “true story” in the same sentence, but here we go. Based on true events, the film “Cocaine Bear” takes us back in time to 1985 to relive a greatly exaggerated tale of

9

Women Talking – Review

Women Talking is an American drama film directed by Sarah Polley, and it’s based on the bestselling and award-winning novel of the same name, written by Miriam Toews. The film adaptation features an ensemble cast including Rooney Mara as Ona, Claire Foy as Salome, Jessie Buckley as Mariche, Judith Ivey

8

Magic Mike’s Last Dance – Review

Channing Tatum returns to one of his most iconic roles as Mike Lane in the third installment of the Magic Mike films, Magic Mike’s Last Dance. With Steven Soderbergh back in the director’s chair from the original film, it also stars Salma Hayek, Ayub Khan Din, and plenty of dancers

10

Spoiler Alert – Review

Based on the critically acclaimed memoir book, Spoiler Alert: The Hero Dies, written by Michael Ausiello, Spoiler Alert is a biographical romantic-comedy-drama film adaptation, telling the real-life story of Michael Ausiello, and his partner, Kit Cowan. The film stars the multi-award-winning Jim Parsons and Ben Aldridge, and was directed by

7

M3GAN – Review

Blumhouse Productions have been on a bit of a tear lately; a dedicated bunch of people that wish to make us uncomfortable in our seats, screaming or cowering behind the nearest person. Their latest film, M3GAN, follows the evolution of a robotic Artificial Intelligence, and I would say it was

6

Mummies (2023) – Review

Mummies, the brand-new animated film from Warner Brothers, brings the afterlife back into modern-day London for a zany adventure. This family-friendly film launches right in time for the post-Christmas rush when the kids are looking for a day out of the house. Beginning our adventure in the depth of Egypt,

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