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Happy Death Day 2U Movie Review

The main concept behind HDD2U is so far from left-field, it does a decent job of recreating the film in a new light. At first the continuity comes from the return of the four main characters from the first edition before the film loses focus from too many different plot lines.   //   Jessica Rothe as the blonde heroine Tree Gelbman, Ruby Modine as the homicidal roommate Lori Spengler, Rachel Matthews as the sorority sister Danielle Bouseman and Israel Broussard as the ...

Arctic Movie Review

The film gives little backstory about the plane crash or Overgård’s life past or present but for those with attentive eyes and inquisitive natures, the clues are there. The mountain silhouette on the company logo on clothing and plane. Overgård’s obvious intelligence and the structure he applies to his barren life. This is a man with some working knowledge of the area.   //   Things come to a head when a mysterious helicopter crashes nearby and the sole survivor ...

Cold Pursuit Movie Review

Liam Neeson (a snow ploughman this time) continues his on-screen proclivity to lose or misplace family members and when his only son is killed, he goes on a murderous rampage of revenge. This premise is used as a set up for some very sick laughs.   //   At first the ultra violence is a bit off-putting but you soon throw off those limitations and laugh at all the wrong moments. There are some quite clever running gags and visual jokes that illicit consistent laughs. ...

On The Basis Of Sex Movie Review

The filmmakers have wisely chosen a single case to focus on and it formed an important milestone in Bader Ginsburg’s career. In it she took on generations of prejudice based on gender in American law and won her first important case. In a life filled with many major accomplishments, trying to feature too many cases would have defused the film’s impact.   //   The story also sheds a spotlight on how marginalised women were in American society in the fifties, sixties ...

All The Devil’s Men DVD Review

All The Devil’s Men involves globe trotting mercenaries and more than its fair share of clandestine meetings and bullet ridden shoot outs. An adventure filled with double and triple crosses, all done to make the planet safe from those pesky stray nuclear warheads.   //   This script adds danger on top of danger until you get to the point on not really knowing what the hell is going on. That does little to detract from the gun totting, cliche spitting, macho action ...

The Front Runner Movie Review

Whether interest in the accountability of public figures was an illusion or a reality then, it seemed to be something that mattered. It might have just been the burgeoning interest in the salacious details of the famous, but one can hope it was something more.   //   The film’s evenhanded look even includes some consideration for the victims of the affair, the wife and the lady in question. It also shows Hart’s narcissistic stance and lack of caring for either. He ...

Ben Is Back Movie Review

Roberts is the loving parent of Ben (played in a star turn by Lucas Hedges) who is home for the holidays. Ben, an ex-junkie in recovery brings a lot of baggage with him. This manifests itself in mother and son getting pulled back into the dark world of drugs, those that sell and those that use.   //   It’s at this point in the proceedings that the story changes tract and morphs into thriller mode. The tension rises and rises as the mother refuses to give up on her son. ...

Green Book Movie Review

Italian American Tony Lip (Viggo Mortensen) is a salt of the earth kind of guy who is hired to drive Dr. Don Shirley (Mahershala Ali), a hyper intelligent and cultured man of colour through the American South for a musical tour in the sixties. They couldn’t be more opposite.   //   The oppression in the South at the time towards people of colour becomes the catalyst for the two finding common ground. That racism is not shown in even a close manner to its actual horror ...

The Mule Movie Review

Earl Stone (Eastwood) is a down on his luck horticulturist whose business and passion has been ruined by changing times and the Internet. He becomes a drug runner out of necessity but grows to enjoy the money and the thrill. Eastwood looks every wrinkle the part and shuffles his way through the performance in a most engaging way.   //   Poster art to the contrary, the cast is filled with heavyweights like Bradley Cooper and Michael Peña as DEA agents, Dianne Wiest as ...

Final Score and Billionaire Boys Club DVD Reviews

Final Score You know that any action film built around the big guns of Dave Bautista (Drax from Guardians Of The Galaxy) is going to feature some extreme physicality and in that respect Final Score certainly delivers. What does surprise is there is also elements of humour and of family values. It’s not all just people getting beat down. The premise is as over the top as the star’s build and involves an entire football stadium (soccer, not American gridiron) being held to ransom. ...