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Retro Movie Review – Kubo and the Two Strings

The film uses stop motion animation (with one of the techniques cleverly shown in the end credits), CGI and what one might possibly imagine is hand drawn imagery and looks fantastic. Voiced by an A-list of vocal talent that includes Charlize Theron, Ralph Fiennes and Matthew (put down those bongos) McConaughey, they are given rich text to work with.   //   The story is an out right fantasy voyage and while this is a genre whose charms often elude, this is so inventively ...

Retro Movie Review – Hail, Caesar!

Viewers with a basic knowledge of cinema history will be paid dividends as the references to a glorious past arrive with regularity. From references like the dance extravaganzas of Busby Berkeley to the screwball comedy of Cary Grant, the love and respect is up on the silver screen for all to see.   //   A familiar cast of characters is evident and Josh Brolin, George Clooney, Frances McDormand and Scarlett Johansson are just a few regulars that do justice to the ...

Retro Movie Review – Spectre

The feeling lingers that they started with an overall direction for the Craig films but ended up taking too many diversions along the way. Some of the reveals are far from the surprise the filmmakers intended. Also extending the realism and casting Bond as more human and less the gadget guy has worked with only half of the four films. This sombre realism worked well with Casino Royale and Skyfall, less so with Quantum of Solace and Spectre.   //   Even though Craig is ...

Watch the No Time To Die Behind-The-Scenes With Director Cary Joji Fukunaga!

No Time To Die, Bond has left active service and is enjoying a tranquil life in Jamaica. His peace is short-lived when his old friend Felix Leiter from the CIA turns up asking for help. The mission to rescue a kidnapped scientist turns out to be far more treacherous than expected, leading Bond onto the trail of a mysterious villain armed with dangerous new technology. In cinemas April 8.   //   No Time To Die stars Daniel Craig, Ralph Fiennes, Naomie Harris, Rory ...

Here is the brand new trailer for Dolittle!

Dr. John Dolittle lives in solitude behind the high walls of his lush manor in 19th-century England. His only companionship comes from an array of exotic animals that he speaks to on a daily basis. But when young Queen Victoria becomes gravely ill, the eccentric doctor and his furry friends embark on an epic adventure to a mythical island to find the cure.   //   Dolittle hits Australian cinemas January 16! www.facebook.com/UniversalPicturesAU

“Bond… James Bond” – The first trailer for NO TIME TO DIE is here!

The mission to rescue a kidnapped scientist turns out to be far more treacherous than expected, leading Bond onto the trail of a mysterious villain armed with dangerous new technology. In cinemas April 8, 2020, www.facebook.com/UniversalPicturesAU

Official Secrets Movie Review

The film also does little to stir the blood about the outrage of the unnecessary military action and its human cost. It relies too much on your memory of the actual events of the time. In the written coda at film’s end it doesn’t even mention the fact that after all was said and done, no weapons of mass destruction were even found.   //   Most of the performances are fine and the emotion is delivered in that oh so quaint and subdued British manner. The strength and ...

Check out the trailer for Official Secrets starring Keira Knightley!

The memo proposed blackmailing smaller, undecided member states into voting for war. At great personal and professional risk, journalist Martin Bright published the leaked document in The Observer newspaper in London, and the story made headlines around the world. Members of the Security Council were outraged and any chance of a UN resolution in favour of war collapsed. //   But within days, Bush declared he no longer needed UN backing and invaded anyway. As Iraq descended into ...

Here is the brand new trailer for Dolittle starring Robert Downey Jr.

After losing his wife seven years earlier, the eccentric Dr. John Dolittle (Downey), famed doctor and veterinarian of Queen Victoria’s England, hermits himself away behind the high walls of Dolittle Manor with only his menagerie of exotic animals for company. But when the young queen (Jessie Buckley, Wild Rose) falls gravely ill, a reluctant Dolittle is forced to set sail on an epic adventure to a mythical island in search of a cure, regaining his wit and courage as he crosses old ...

The White Crow Movie Review

Many of the dance scenes are fantastic and really sell the feeling that the dancers are floating in the air. This illusion is reinforced by having a professional dancer play the lead role of Nureyev. First time Ukrainian actor Oleg Ivenko inhabits the role with substantial effect and even looks the part.   //   Nureyev was one of Ballet’s true greats and he is played here as the pampered and egotistical rock star he was. He bucked the system and was unafraid to taunt ...