Shazam! Fury of the Gods Movie Review
Fury of the Gods mixes mythical magic with an ethos that promotes family and the value of friendship. There is still the prerequisite amount of spectacle but the heroes here have doubts and less than absolute conviction. It makes them more relatable to a younger audience.
The story revolves around gods being released from purgatory and returning to earth to wreak havoc and plant the seeds of human destruction. The trio of baddies is led by Hespera played by Helen ...
The Mystery Of The Valkyrie Theatre Review
All the gang is here, Holmes (Eugene Gilfedder), Watson (Anthony Gooley), Mycroft (Darcy Brown), Professor Moriarty (Bryan Probets), even the housekeeper Mrs Hudson (Helen Cassidy) makes an appearance. The plot revolves around Moriarty and his nefarious plans to create and use a biological weapon to control the social direction in regards to overthrowing the residing political party.
The set and staging are stellar and add a lot to the visual impact of the play. ...
Scream VI Movie Review
Minutes in and the first blonde is dispensed with in a most bloody fashion. Playing the first hand dealt is a red herring but this accelerated level of energy helps to grab the audience's attention. As the story develops there is more than a slight reliance on knowing the broad strokes of the franchise.
The Munch masked marauder is portrayed as an even more relentless killer and this fills every scene with a strong sense of danger. And in traditional slasher film ...
Till Movie Review
Based on the true story of the murder of a fourteen-year-old black boy named Emmett Louis Till. This case galvanised the civil rights movement of the time and in turn, created one of the era’s strongest proponents of change, Till’s mother Mamie Till-Bradley.
Emmett was raised by his single-parent mother in Chicago and during a visit to relatives in Mississippi fell afoul of the racist customs and was kidnapped and ultimately killed. His mother’s insistence ...
Champions Movie Review
When one of the Farrelly Brothers became attached to the project (this time brother Bobby) it didn’t bode well to match the charm of the original film. But the results are somewhat surprising. Champions is a more warm-hearted character study and less the expected ribald comedy.
Woody Harrelson is Marcus, a basketball coach who runs afoul of the law and is given a community service sentence to coach a group of individuals with intellectual disabilities. His ...
Missing Movie Review
June (Storm Reid of Euphoria) is on a rampage. Her mother Grace (Nia Long) is out of town with her new boyfriend and she is going to take full advantage of the absence of parental control. But when mom goes missing the computer-savvy teenager kicks those skills into high gear.
This is a modern thriller fit for modern times. The story is told through a plethora of computer devices and online apps and it’s scary how much information is out there with the mere ...
Daughter Movie Review
We find Sister (Vivien Ngô) held against her will in a random garage. We are not privy to the how and why she came to be in that situation. She soon meets Father (Casper Van Dien) who instructs her on how to behave to secure her eventual release. Against her will, she becomes a member of the family.
Mother (Elyse Dinh) and Brother (Ian Alexander) also inhabit the house. Their demeanour suggests that they too are there through malfeasance. Father rules the house with an iron fist and ...
Fisherman’s Friends 2: One and All Movie Review
The album went gold selling over 150,000 copies and in these days of streaming that is an impressive number. With that surprise success, media attention and a film based on their story was inevitable. The first film did well and now part two gets a release. The first version was a feel-good story and the second continues with that momentum.
The story that has been built around the facts feels very contrived but that does little to dull the joy. Who doesn’t love ...
Cocaine Bear Movie Review
Based ever so loosely on an actual event when drug runners lost a load of the white powder in the hills of Tennessee. This ultimately led to the overdose death of a 79-kilogram American Black Bear after it ingested copious amounts of the drug. In a scenario that could only happen in America, the deceased bear was then stuffed and now resides in a shopping mall in Kentucky.
Director Elizabeth Banks’ has a sure hand on the tiller and uses her extensive knowledge ...
As Good As Dead Movie Review
Oscar (Luca Oriel) is a young Mexican man trying to live a life on the right side of the law and distance himself from the gang life that has insnared his brother Hector (Guillermo Iván). He is befriended by Bryant (Michael Jai White), a man with a past who mentors him in martial arts. When a video is taken of Oscar in a fight, the techniques taught him send a signal to the wrong people.
When Sonny Kilbane (Tom Berenger), a criminal kingpin running his empire ...