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Underwater Movie Review

That is does so in such a duplicitous manner speaks more of the originality of Ridley Scott’s masterpiece than it does of director William Eubank's lack of imagination. The film’s overriding and repetitive flaw is the implausibility of almost all of the scientific details. It demands an almost superhuman suspension of disbelief.   //   There are more than a few successful jolts to the system as things jump out at you but the murkiness of all of the underwater scenes ...

A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood Movie Review

This is also true with famous or unknown faces attached to the project. If the story resonates on a personal level, it can have a dramatic effect, so the feelings while watching A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood utterly surprised me. Intentionally going in with as little knowledge about the film as possible, the emotional effect was potent.   //   Being estranged from my father most of my adult life and having no final closure before his death made watching this film ...

Just Mercy Movie Review

It’s interesting to note that the main impact of the film comes more from the story than from the actor’s overwrought emotions. Michael B. Jordan as civil rights lawyer Bryan Stevenson and Foxx play their characters with a believable sense of restraint. Lawyers, especially, are taught to keep their emotions in check and Jordan resists the chance to show off acting chops to the detriment of the realism that is at play.   //   Some will feel that more thespian intent...

The Biggest Little Farm Movie Review

Set into action by being evicted from their tiny apartment due to their dog’s incessant barking, John and Molly Chester make the life changing decision to leave the city life behind and learn to live off the land. This takes the form of them buying a dilapidated farm and bringing it back to life with the intent of it being an organic, pesticide and cruelty free environment. They illicit the help of a biodiversity expert and begin their journey to bring Apricot Lane Farms back from the ...

Bad Boys for Life in 4DX Movie Review

The boys are back after more than a decade and a half away and are showing their age. That advancement is used as ammunition for an ongoing riff off between the two and provides material for a few good laughs to be had at the other’s expense. The story is sufficient enough to stitch together the action sequences and includes topics like growing old, dealing with crazy ex-girlfriends and their off spring and of course revenge, lots of revenge.   //   The adventure ...

Bombshell Movie Review

Bombshell shines a light on one of these stories, in the case, it’s the detestable behaviours that took place at Fox News under the leadership of serial abuser Roger Alies, played here with suitable repulsiveness by actor John Lithgow. He is a repugnant man in every way but his ability to make millions of dollars for his overlords keep him in power for way too long. A few brave women came forward and ended his reign.   //   The main women in this action are played by ...

Dolittle Movie Review

Fast forward to 2020 and you now have the latest film attempt to capture some of that magic. It’s loosely based on Lofting’s second book, The Voyages of Doctor Dolittle that was originally published way back in 1922. It gives lead actor Robert Downey Jr a chance to break out of the MCU and franchise straitjacket for well, another franchise.   //   Downey is his usual charismatic self and it’s a good thing as the film doesn’t aim very high. It’s a contented work ...

Go! Movie Review

This retelling of the Karate Kid storyline with its mentor/student dynamic is set in the world of go cart racing and delivers it message in a very angst free way. There are no surprises in store and that makes for a nostalgic experience.   //   Jack Hooper (William Lodder) is a young man who is morning the loss of his father and dealing with the move to a new town. His mother Christine (Frances O’Connor) is trying her best to help with the transition more as a friend ...

Cirque du Soleil: Kurios – Cabinet of Curiosities Theatre Review

Pacing is all with Kurios and the ebb and flow of intensities is what keeps the interest of the audience on point. It would be easy to overwhelm them with the pure physicality of the endeavour, so mixing things up is a successful strategy. Some of the quieter moments are quite revealing to the performer's on-stage personas. There are a few of these dulcet moments that don’t work as successfully as others but seen in the context of the overall show, it gives onlookers a moment to catch ...

Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon Movie Review

With this new work, Aardman Studios have lost none of their charm. It’s still very British and remains quite easily digestible. They also put those wonderful touches in that you need to be on the lookout for, like the Doctor Who cameo and the obligatory reference to toast.   //   Staying true to the claymation technique keeps the character’s look organic and the emotional context warm. Tastefully mixing in CGI backgrounds and props helps to expand the possibilities. ...