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Ideal Home Movie Review

Steve Coogan and Paul Rudd are the men in question and it’s to the film’s credit that they stay true to their charters and don’t become homogenised examples of a family couple. They are funny, profane and full of life and remain that way even when the young Bill (Jack Gore) enters into their lives.   //   Bill is the offspring of a son Erasmus (Coogan) had during an experimental stage in his life, that through circumstance has come to live with he and his partner ...

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom Movie Review

The one thing that did get cast overboard during the sea journey was any resemblance of a plot. The cast is still likeable but Cris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard are given very little to do. After a visually spectacular volcano destroys the island that has been the home of the dinosaurs for the first films, the action moves to a very drab setting.   //   The setting in question in a grand old estate owned by the man behind the original park, Benjamin Lockwood played by ...

Disobedience Movie Review

Ronit Krushka (Rachel Weisz) is a New York based photographer whose father’s untimely death draws her back home to England and the Hasidic community that she grew up in. She had become an outcast from behaviour that was unacceptable in the tightly controlled world of the faith and her homecoming is not a welcome one.   //   Upon arriving home, she stays with childhood friends Dovid Kuperman (Alessandro Nivola) and his wife Esti (Rachel McAdams). Her return is an ...

The Leisure Seeker Movie Review

. Losing a loved one is impossibly hard to fathom but losing a loved one a little bit at a time is insidiously difficult. John Spencer (Donald Sutherland) is in the later stages of dementia and goes on one last road trip with his loving wife Ella (Helen Mirren). Her strength of character and love of John is palpable but she also has medical issues.   //   The film uses humour to help viewers from being overwhelmed with the sadness of it’s inevitable conclusion. Their...

Tag Movie Review

With a strong cast of both comedians and actors, the film ramps up the crazy to such dizzy heights, it’s an absolute riot to watch. Under the umbrella of a kid’s game gone wild is an examination on what it means to be an adult holding on to both childhood friends and also that sense of youth that is so sad to see dissipate.   //   A lot of the comic set ups are far from unique but they are delivered with such a sense of fun and energy, it’s near impossible to not ...

Incredibles 2 Movie Review

Animation technology has changed massively since 2004 and the new edition looks great, with far more detail in the backgrounds, the character’s details are also enhanced. Bob Parr AKA Mr. Incredible (Craig T. Nelson) is even sporting a five o’clock shadow. This expansion of detail was achieved without losing any of the original’s comic charm or colour palette.   //   Adding quite a large number of new characters was also handled with aplomb. The story focus is on ...

Kodachrome Movie Review

The story involving a dying father attempting to reconnect with an estranged son has been done many times before. Even with such familiarity, there are some truly moving scenes and even the ending, while completely predictable is very satisfying. Jason Sudeikis as the son steps away from his comic past and successfully connects with the serious role, while Ed Harris, the father, ratchets up the crankiness as a world famous photographer who lives every spoiled artist cliche to the hilt. ...

Ocean’s 8 Movie Review

It has its own feel and its own pacing and in a few key moments, it has clever ties with the films that have come before. Also like a good caper, there is that substantial twist at the end that few, it any will have seen coming.   //   While new director Gary Ross (The Hunger Games & Pleasantville) has his own kinetic feel, the influence of Steven Soderbergh (who serves as one of the film’s producers) continues to be strongly felt. The examples of fashion are ...

Gringo Movie Review

David Oyelowo (Selma & Nightingale) plays Harold, a mild mannered accountant whose life is about to change in the most dramatic of ways. His behind the scenes work at a company run by college mate Richard Rusk (Joel Edgerton) takes a turn for the worse, when the conniving Rusk and his female off-sider Elaine Markinson (Charlize Theron) run afoul of a Mexican drug lord.   //   Theron overplays her wicked character to the hilt and it’s fun to see how low she will go. ...

Solo: A Star Wars Story Movie Review

Solo of course refers to Han Solo, he of roughish charm and one liners. In early chapters, Harrison Ford made the role his own and now Alden Ehrenreich (Hail, Caesar! & Beautiful Creatures) gets the chance to put his own stamp on the role. Unfortunately his character is the least developed in the film and the roughish charm inherent in Ford’s take is mostly missing. When Ehrenreich as Solo claims he is an outlaw, it’s a stretch to believe as per the actions that have come before. ...