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The Lost City Movie Review

Loretta Sage (Bullock) writes pulpy romance novels while retiring from the world after the death of her adventurer husband and Alan (Tatum) is the beefcake model whose flowing locks and bulging muscles adorn the book’s covers. They are brought together for a book tour by super-agent Beth (Da'Vine Joy Randolph).   //   During this ceremony, Loretta is kidnapped by Mr. Fairfax (Daniel Radcliffe) to translate an ancient text that provides the basis to find hidden treasu...

Everything Everywhere All at Once Movie Review

The story is built around the life and times of Evelyn Wang played by Michelle Yeoh. She is carrying some scar tissue from an unaccepting father and a difficult life in a new country. She is also having trouble relating to her husband and daughter.   //   The well-played-out drama is used as a launching pad for an inventive dive through parallel universes. Evelyn’s travels help her secure the skills needed to keep the connection to her daughter and husband intact. This ...

Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore Movie Review

With magic at its core, all three of the works so far have been filled with wonderful creations, and the creatures of the title have run the gambit from cute and cuddly to quite menacing. There are scenes in The Secrets of Dumbledore that could be traumatic for the smallest members of the family so beware.   //   The previous success of the franchise has given the filmmakers the budget to fully realise their vision. The special effects both real and digital are impress...

Rabbit Academy Mission Eggposible Movie Review

This sequel to the 2017 film Rabbit School – Guardians of the Golden Egg is an odd work. It is almost nauseatingly nice and the action features very little in the way of challenging scenarios. It stays firmly in the arena of ankle biter’s innocence but then it has several rough word moments.   //   The story revolves around magical Easter rabbits and their fight to save Easter from a neighboring family of foxes. The battle is a mild one and is won by the use of magic ...

Ambulance Movie Review

The action is relentless and you best not have vertigo as the overuse of drone footage will turn your stomach into knots. There is also an almost complete lack of believability in the reality of what takes place on the screen. Criminal laws are broken by the characters and physics laws by the director.   //   The action is set during a Los Angeles bank robbery gone wrong. This leads to a chase scene that lasts 90% of the film’s running time. Its outrageousness brings ...

Morbius Movie Review

Jared Leto plays the Michael in question and he puts his method-acting chops to good use. The inner conflict of Morbius, being a vampire but one who has a strong sense of right or wrong plays large in his characterisation. His efforts in keeping the blood lust at bay make his actions relatable.   //   We get to see the doc’s story from a very young age when he buddies up with Milo played as an adult by Matt Smith. They both suffer from a rare blood disease and this ...

The Duke Movie Review

The film starts when his protest against the TV levee that the government inflicted back in the sixties lands him in jail where he does time. Broadbent is perfectly cast as the heart of gold Bunton as is the always impeccable Helen Mirren as his long-suffering wife Dorothy. His activities escalate until he is accused of stealing a portrait of the Duke of Wellington by the Spanish painter Goya.   //   Bunton is so unassuming and eccentric that even with a country-wide ...

Sonic The Hedgehog 2 Movie Review

This sequel ramps things up considerably and loses sight of what made the first edition so charming. It was always going to be silly and that’s not necessarily a deterrent to having fun. It just now feels bloated and trying too hard to be entertaining.   //   There are some amusing gags and enjoyable homages to classic films like Ferris Bueller's Day Off and Raiders of the Lost Ark but it never comfortably finds its comic groove. The visuals have been elevated at the ...

The Bad Guys Movie Review

Voicing the main character of Wolf is Sam Rockwell. He does his best poor man’s George Clooney (there is even a reference to the Clooney factor in the script) and his smooth delivery fits the role perfectly. Wolf is the leader of a band of criminals featuring a snake, shark, piranha, and tarantula.   //   These members of the animal kingdom are considered bad or threatening and this plays into their sense of self. The movie’s not-so-subtle idea to not always judge a ...

Broadcast Signal Intrusion Movie Review

As that undertaking expands so do the number of strange events he is privy to. He seeks out more examples of hackers injecting bizarre visuals into broadcast signals and finds these intrusions have been captivating people for years. He also finds numerous connections to his own life. On-screen creepiness is always more visceral when you are given only hints and have to fill in the blanks with your own perceptions. Obsessive behaviour is easier to understand with this slow delivery of ...