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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. ...

Win a double pass to Red Joan starring Dame Judi Dench!

In a picturesque village in England, Joan Stanley (Academy Award® winner Dame Judi Dench), lives in contented retirement. Then suddenly her tranquil existence is shattered as she’s shockingly arrested by MI5. For Joan has been hiding an incredible past; she is one of the most influential spies in living history. Cambridge University in the 1930s, and the young Joan (Sophie Cookson), a demure physics student, falls intensely in love with a seductively attractive Russian saboteur, Leo. ...

Long Shot Movie Review

Theron is Charlotte Field, the residing Secretary of State to sitting President Chambers (the under utilised Bob Odenkirk). She is a power player who is taking a run at the presidency after Chambers says he is not running for a second term. Rogen is Fred Flarsky, a recently unemployed fire brand journalist who has a better sense of morals than he does a dress sense.   //   Flarsky has always held a candle for Field dating back to a time in his youth when she was his ...

Top End Wedding Movie Review

Tapsell plays Lauren, a lawyer climbing the ladder at a law firm in Adelaide. Her boyfriend Ned (Gwilym Lee) is also a lawyer but is sick of his job as a prosecutor. On the day he quits his job, he also proposes to Lauren. They have to plan a rushed wedding to fit the demands on her time placed by her single minded boss, Hampton (Kerry Fox).   //   When Lauren returns home to the top end, her mother has left her father and gone walk about. She doesn’t want to tie the ...

Moro Spanish Film Festival – Carmen & Lola Movie Review

This secret has the ability to blow both their worlds apart but young love only knows young love. This examination of a culturally forbidden love is presented as part social story and part teen drama. It helps the teen drama aspect that both women are very attractive, this however blunts the film’s social impact. It is still a fascinating insight into the Gypsy world, a world very few know.   //   Carmen & Lola is screening in Brisbane: Palace James Street Sunday ...

Gloria Bell Movie Review

This film is far removed from your typical girl meets boy scenario. The acting is superlative throughout and the script delves deeply into what becomes of one’s life when they enter the second major chapter. It also examines how difficult it can be to re-create one’s self for that second chapter.   //   Arnold cares for Gloria but is trapped by the tentacles of the previous relationship with his ex-wife but also by the demands of his two needy daughters. The two have ...

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 ...

The Aftermath Movie Review

Setting The Aftermath in this time frame colours the story to a degree but it under-utilises the emotional turmoil of the time to tell a somewhat conventional love story. It is set in the dead of winter and the stark white of the snow underlines the coldness between its main players.   //   Rachael Morgan (Keira Knightley) is reunited with her husband Lewis (Jason Clarke), a high commander and part of the occupational forces in Germany. Their relationship is one of ...

Win tickets to a special screening of Long Shot!

Charlotte Field (Charlize Theron) is one of the most influential women in the world. Smart, sophisticated, and accomplished, she’s a powerhouse diplomat with a talent for…well, mostly everything. Fred Flarsky (Seth Rogen) is a gifted and free spirited journalist with a self-destructive streak. The two have nothing in common, except that she was his baby sitter and first crush. When Fred unexpectedly reunites with Charlotte, he charms her with his self-deprecating humour and his memories ...

A Whole New World! Watch the new trailer for Disney’s Aladdin!

A thrilling and vibrant live-action adaptation of Disney’s animated classic, “Aladdin” is the exciting tale of the charming street rat Aladdin, the courageous and self-determined Princess Jasmine and the Genie who may be the key to their future. Directed by Guy Ritchie, who brings his singular flair for fast-paced, visceral action to the fictitious port city of Agrabah, “Aladdin” is written by John August and Ritchie based on Disney’s “Aladdin.” The film stars Will Smith as ...