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Aladdin Movie Review

The film plays more like a version of the Broadway musical than the animated endeavour and includes a lot more songs. Unfortunately nothing dissipates dramatic tension more than when the actors break into song so the dynamic structure is effected. They have also wisely cleaned up a lot of the questionable stereotypes.   //   While Will Smith is certainly no Robin Williams, the demands placed on the actor are greatly diminished, so he is more than capable of the role. ...

Gotta. Go. Fast… watch Sonic the Headgehog’s new trailer!

The film follows the (mis)adventures of Sonic as he navigates the complexities of life on Earth with his newfound – human – best friend Tom Wachowski (James Marsden). Sonic and Tom join forces to try and stop the villainous Dr. Robotnik (Jim Carrey) from capturing Sonic and using his immense powers for world domination.   //   The film also stars Tika Sumpter and Ben Schwartz as the voice of Sonic. Sonic the Headgehog is in Australian cinemas January 9, 2020! w...

Watch the Godzilla II: King of the Monsters final trailer!

The new story follows the heroic efforts of the crypto-zoological agency Monarch as its members face off against a battery of god-sized monsters, including the mighty Godzilla, who collides with Mothra, Rodan, and his ultimate nemesis, the three-headed King Ghidorah. When these ancient super-species—thought to be mere myths—rise again, they all vie for supremacy, leaving humanity’s very existence hanging in the balance.   //   GODZILLA II: KING OF THE MONSTERS is ...

I Still See You Movie Review

Goth girl, Veronica Calder (Bella Thorne) comes in contact with a rem that seems to be breaking the set rules of behaviour. So she does what every high school girl does in movies like this, she asks the dark brooding bad boy Kirk (Richard Harmon), who just happens to be good looking for help. They enlist the science geek who has always held a candle for Veronica to help solve the riddle.   //   Most of the science fiction concepts are solid and even though the film is no ...

Watch the new ‘His Story’ Featurette from Rocketman!

ROCKETMAN is an epic musical fantasy about the incredible human story of Elton John’s breakthrough years. The film follows the fantastical journey of transformation from shy piano prodigy Reginald Dwight into international superstar Elton John.   //   This inspirational story - set to Elton John’s most beloved songs and performed by star Taron Egerton - tells the universally relatable story of how a small-town boy became one of the most iconic figures in pop culture. ...

Little Movie Review

Through the spell of a budding magician that she insults, Jordan wakes up as her thirteen year-old self. It’s at this moment that the film should switch into comedy mode, but it just doesn’t happen. The child actor who plays the  adolescent Jordan, a young teenager named Marsai Martin is actually quite good. She is just hampered by a script that goes nowhere.   //   Regina Hall, who was very funny in Girls Trip doesn’t have enough screen time to weave much of her ...

Hellboy Movie Review

It is also a throw back to the horror movies of a bygone era. With its rampant gore, buckets of blood and entrails o’ plenty, it most certainly lives up to its R rating. It’s an unadulterated blast to see. David Harbour (Stranger Things, The Newsroom) presented a take on the red one that came across a little off the mark in the trailer but in full movie form, he seems a much wiser choice. Having the gravitas of Ian McShane as Professor Broom is also a major addition.   // ...

Win a double pass to Hellboy!

Hellboy is back, and he’s on fire. From the pages of Mike Mignola’s seminal work, this action packed story sees the legendary half-demon superhero (David Harbour, “Stranger Things”) called to the English countryside to battle a trio of rampaging giants.   //   There he discovers The Blood Queen, Nimue (Milla Jovovich, Resident Evil series), a resurrected ancient sorceress thirsting to avenge a past betrayal. Suddenly caught in a clash between the supernatural ...

SHAZAM! Movie Review

Having the adult superhero be a boy inside gives great comic possibilities and these are at the heart of the humour. The boy, Billy Batson (Asher Angel) who turns into the superhero Shazam! (Zachary Levi) plays the two against each other for some great laughs. This approach helps sell the longing for family that Billy craves without dragging the film into a needy funk.   //   Coming to grips with his emerging superhero powers also provides some very entertaining moments. ...

Dumbo Movie Review

The story is expanded and now ends with a much bigger flourish. It also gives some of the actors the canvas to go big. In particular Michael Keaton, who has never been more hammy and over the top as the representation of the evils of big business, V. A. Vandevere. Colin Farrell as the returning World War One solider Holt Farrier, also gets to play a heroic father figure to his two young children played by Nico Parker and Finley Hobbins.   //   The real star of the show ...