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Beast Movie Review

Moll (Jessie Buckley) is a girl with a past, one that is never completely explained. Her life is a dull one punctuated by vividly violent nightmares. She soon meets local Pascal (Johnny Flynn) in the small isolated island community they call home and sparks fly.   //   The film is geared to never letting you off the hook and its creepiness aids in both drawing you in and freaking you out. It establishes both these feelings very well. The story revolves around a series of ...

A Simple Favour Movie Review

These talks are stitched together via a sordid tale of insurance fraud and murder. There are some rather large plot holes and elements that make little sense but this is not meant to degrade the experience because this is a fine work of populist entertainment.   //   As such there are a substantial number of unifying moments that had the entire audience on the same page. This lead to a very desirable feeling of shared community. A dark room filled with lots of people who ...

The Happytime Murders Movie Review

Director Brian Henson (son of Jim) gets to scrap the good taste and limited children friendly world and indulge in something very much restricted viewer worthy. Casting Melissa McCarthy gives the film a perfect B movie atmosphere and lowers the expectations of the work having to be fine art. Dirty puppet jokes and bad human jokes, what could be better?   //   Setting the story in the seedy underbelly of Los Angeles and following a down on his luck private dick scenario ...

Check out the new badass trailer for Widows!

Set in contemporary Chicago, amid a time of turmoil, tensions build when Veronica (Oscar® winner Viola Davis), Alice (Elizabeth Debicki), Linda (Michelle Rodriguez) and Belle (Cynthia Erivo) take their fate into their own hands and conspire to forge a future on their own terms.  “Widows" also stars Liam Neeson, Colin Farrell, Robert Duvall, Daniel Kaluuya, Jacki Weaver and Brian Tyree Henry.   //   Based on “WIDOWS” by LYNDA LA PLANTE, in Australian cinemas ...

BlacKkKlansman Movie Review

He uses language and profanity with savage intent and it brings the viewer to the very edge of comfort and often times over it. His message is also so heavy, that without the humour and human connection of some of the characters, it would overpower. As it is, it burns its way into your memory cells. The story of a black police detective that is invited to join the Ku Klux Klan is based on the autobiographical book Black Klansman by Ron Stallworth and its truths are so outrageous, that it ...

Blake Lively and Anna Kendrick sizzle in ‘A Simple Favour’ trailer

Stephanie is joined by Emily's husband Sean in this stylish thriller filled with twists and betrayals, secrets and revelations, love and loyalty, murder and revenge.   //   A SIMPLE FAVOUR is directed by Paul Feig and stars Anna Kendrick, Blake Lively, Henry Golding, Andrew Rannells, Linda Cardellini, Jean Smart and Rupert Friend. A SIMPLE FAVOUR releases in Australian cinemas on September 20, 2018. www.facebook.com/ASimpleFavorMovie

Skyscraper Movie Review

The plot must have gone up in flames during the fire that burns up the world’s tallest building as there are almost no details to get in the way of all the big screen action. The sets being both real and computer generated are also as impressive as the leading man’s muscles and they act as one of the stars as well.   //   Also of note in a nod to current times is finding out that the ultimate hero in the piece is actually Will Sawyer’s (Johnson) wife Sarah, played ...

Sicario: Day of the Soldado Movie Review

When the US government decides to treat the Cartels that run the Mexican underworld as domestic terrorists, they hatch a plan to create chaos by starting a war between rivals overlords. In steps Alejandro and Matt as the government bad asses to get the job done.   //   A usual with these things, not all goes according to plan and as the problems escalate, the film loses a bit of focus. There is a kidnapping and then a moment of morality that changes the outcome for ...

Discover what made her the Girl – watch the new trailer for The Girl in the Spider’s Web

Golden Globe winner Claire Foy, the star of “The Crown,” will play the outcast vigilante defender under the direction of Fede Alvarez, the director of 2016’s breakout thriller Don’t Breathe; the screenplay adaptation is by Steven Knight and Fede Alvarez & Jay Basu.   //   The Girl in the Spiders Web stars Claire Foy, Lakeith Stanfield, Sylvia Hoeks, Sverrir Gudnason & Stephen Merchant and is in Cinemas November 8, 2018! www.facebook.com/DragonTattoo

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 ...