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Breaking News In Yuba County Movie Review

What starts as an examination of a lonely under-appreciated housewife named Sue Buttons played by the always interesting Allison Janney soon turns into something very different. Sue feels so powerless that when an opportunity to become the centre of attention comes her way, she will leave common sense and morality far behind.   //   The comments on the media and its way of manipulating viewers' emotions are razor-sharp but they are buried deep in the heart of a screwball ...

Watch the trailer for Breaking News in Yuba County – in Aussie cinemas June 3!

In an effort to prolong her newfound fame, she stumbles into hilarious hijinks as her world turns upside down, dodging a wanna-be mobster (Awkwafina), a relentless local policewoman (Regina Hall), her half-sister (Mila Kunis) a local news reporter desperate for a story, and her husband’s dead-beat brother (Jimmi Simpson), who all set out to uncover the truth behind the disappearance.   //   Directed by Tate Taylor and written by Amanda Idoko, Breaking News in Yuba ...

Retro Movie Review – Minions

Its timeline starts from the beginning of time and quickly accelerates to the swinging sixties and as such makes for some very funny history lessons. It also rewards those looking for popular culture references with a wide range of improbable moments. The soundtrack is also fantastically period appropriate and the filmmakers spared no expense in securing the original songs by the original artists. The licensing fees must have been through the roof.   //   The core of the ...

Bombshell Movie Review

Bombshell shines a light on one of these stories, in the case, it’s the detestable behaviours that took place at Fox News under the leadership of serial abuser Roger Alies, played here with suitable repulsiveness by actor John Lithgow. He is a repugnant man in every way but his ability to make millions of dollars for his overlords keep him in power for way too long. A few brave women came forward and ended his reign.   //   The main women in this action are played by ...

The Addams Family Movie Review

The film is filled with imaginative moments like Thing (the hand with no body) watching appendage porn on his laptop and the butler Lurch (Conrad Vernon) tickling the ivories and belting out the R.E.M. song Everybody Hurts. One strange part is that most of the tidbits of clever are tailored to an audience a generation (or two) older than the current crop of youngsters.   //   The story as it is involves the art of being yourself and not following the norm and that message is ...

Check out the new trailer for The Addams Family – in Australian cinemas this December!

You may think your family is weird but the outlandish, bizarre, and completely iconic Addams Family, will have you thinking again.   //   Featuring the voices of Oscar Isaac, Charlize Theron, Chloe Grace Moretz, Finn Wolfhard, Nick Kroll with Bette Midler and Allison Janney. The Addams Family is in cinemas on 5 December 2019. www.facebook.com/UniversalPicturesAU

Watch the new trailer for Ma – starring Octavia Spencer!

Oscar® winner Octavia Spencer stars as Sue Ann, a loner who keeps to herself in her quiet Ohio town. One day, she is asked by Maggie, a new teenager in town (Diana Silvers, Glass), to buy some booze for her and her friends, and Sue Ann sees the chance to make some unsuspecting, if younger, friends of her own. She offers the kids the chance to avoid drinking and driving by hanging out in the basement of her home. But there are some house rules: One of the kids has to stay sober. Don’t ...

Watch the Brand New Trailer for I, Tonya – starring Margot Robbie!

“I, Tonya” is an at times absurd, tragic and hilarious look at the woman at the center of the biggest scandal in sports history.   //   I, TONYA is directed by Craig Gillespie and stars Margot Robbie, Sebastian Stan, Allison Janney, Paul Walter Hauser, Julianne Nicholson, Bobby Cannavale, Mckenna Grace. I, TONYA releases in Australian cinemas on February 15, 2018. www.facebook.com/ITonyaMovie

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children Movie Review

Unafraid to unsettle his young target audience (if only just a bit), Burton keeps the creepiness quotient on a low boil while interspersing the proceedings with enough lightness to keep things on the sweet dreams side of nightmares. My 9 year-old was fine with it and, indeed, loved it. Think Coraline-level macabre but perhaps a touch more grisly. It pays to keep your wits about you in order to follow the film's mild time-bending eccentricities but, if you keep up, it's not hard to ...

Minions Movie Review

Its timeline starts from the beginning of time and quickly accelerates to the swinging sixties and as such makes for some very funny history lessons. It also rewards those looking for popular culture references with a wide range of improbable moments. The soundtrack is also fantastically period appropriate and the filmmakers spared no expense in securing the original songs by the original artists. The licensing fees must have been through the roof. The core of the action eventually ...