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Mean Girls Movie Review

Starting with an almost word for word recreation of the original film, when the first musical number arrives it reminds you that this version is something new. The voices behind those songs are average at best but this does well to sell the illusion that these are high-school kids not professional singers. The lyrical content is also believable.   //     For a work with mean in the title, this version is decidedly kinder and even more gentle. The personal ...

Slotherhouse Movie Review

Emily (Lisa Ambalavanar) moves into a new sorority house and runs headlong into the path of reigning b-queen Brianna (Sydney Craven). Looking to fit in she (through a convoluted plot) ends up with a sloth as a pet. She then proposes to nominate it as a house mascot. With this wild creature ensconced in a home filled with young girls, mayhem ensues.   //     With the robotic or puppet work bringing the sloth to life being so poor, every scene with the killer ...

The Holdovers Movie Review

Unpopular with both students and faculty, teacher Paul Hunham (Paul Giamatti) is just such a man. Prickly to the extreme, his solitary life gives him little joy but he knows no better. Even being an accomplished teacher at a known college gives him little respite from the chip on his shoulder.   //     When circumstances align he is forced to spend time with Angus Tully (Dominic Sessa) a very bright student with an equal chip. The film’s main sense of direction ...

Barbie Dog Friendly Screening is coming to Dendy Powerhouse!

Nothing big planned. Just a giant outdoor screen with all the adorable dogs, at the iconic Brisbane Powerhouse, and the perfect movie. You should stop by and hang out with Queensland's superstar cavoodle, Miss Mia (@SassyMiss_Mia). Remember to dress to impress, with the best dressed doggo and their human winning a $100 Pet Barn Voucher, just post a photo tagging Dendy Powerhouse to go in the running!   //     Barbie and Ken are having the time of their lives ...

The Boys in the Boat Movie Review

We need stories that inspire, ones told in traditional ways with skill, care and finesse. They should feature an absence of visual technology and instead, an emphasis on character development and storyline. George Clooney’s The Boys in the Boat is just such a work.   //     It tells the true life story of the University of Washington eight-man rowing crew that was a surprise entrant to the 1936 Summer Olympics. Those were the games famously held in Nazi ...

Ferrari Movie Review

The film concentrates on one of the low moments of companies history, 1957. Enzo (Adam Driver) has run the company to the verge of insolvency due to excess spending on the race team. The sad death of his son Dino the year before has had dire consequences on his marriage to Laura (Penélope Cruz) as did his affair with Lina Lardi (Shailene Woodley).   //     Driver deaths within his team were an all too common occurrence during this timeframe and Enzo’s detach...

Anyone But You Movie Review

Bea played by Sydney Sweeney of Euphoria fame plays a girl on the verge. She has been painted into a corner by overbearing parents and a lifelong boyfriend who comes up short. When she meets Ben (Glen Powell) in a chance encounter, it gives her a window into a future that might work for her. A rocky middle section of their romance puts things at risk.   //     As things go in films of this ilk, the shortest line between two points is extended by some 12,000 ...

Migration Movie Review

With a crowded holiday schedule of films, a movie has to try harder to rise above the rest and getting all the ingredients correct is paramount to that. The production features two directors Benjamin Renner and Guylo Homsy and while their resumes are light on previous full-length works, this is an assured effort.   //     The story revolves around an overly cautious mallard duck named Mack (Kumail Nanjiani) who has kept his family static due to his fear of the ...

Wonka Movie Review

Hollywood’s favourite man/boy Timothée Chalamet does fine in the lead role and even though he has no real vocal range, doesn’t embarrass himself by singing. The character's ability to create chocolate and magic out of thin air is a bit overused and this makes for a very unchallenging film experience. Its strength is in its charm.   //   The technical elements of the film are stellar as the costumes and set design look fabulous as does the colour palette used. Olivia ...

Silent Night Movie Review

With John Woo’s name attached to Silent Night as director, things were looking good and other than the occasional overabundance of doves his sentimentality usually runs red. Not Santa Red either. With Joel Kinnaman (Suicide Squad and For All Mankind) named as lead actor, things also looked good in the action stakes.   //   Kinnaman plays Godlock a man so tormented by horrendous events in his past that when he seeks revenge on the perpetrators, you know he is going to ...