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Movie Review – Apostle

Principal Cast : Dan Stevens, Michael Sheen, Lucy Boynton, Mark Lewis Jones, Paul Higgins, Bill Milner, Kristine Froseth, Elen Rhys, Sharon Morgan, Sebastian McCheyne. Synopsis:  In 1905, a drifter on a dangerous mission to rescue his kidnapped sister tangles with a sinister religious cult on an isolated island. **** Despite several near misses, Netflix’ run of horror in recent times has been more than competent, what with films such as 1922, Cargo, Hold The Dark and Gerald’s Game all finding praise in many quarters for uncompromising adult film-making. Acclaimed Raid director…

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Movie Review – Sorry To Bother You

Principal Cast : Lakeith Stanfield, Tessa Thompson, Jermaine Fowler, Omari Hardwick, Terry Crews, Armie Hammer, Danny Glover, Steven Yuen, Kate Berlant, Michael X Sommers, Robert Longstreet, Forest Whitaker. Voices of David Cross, Lily James, Patton Oswalt, Rosario Dawson. Synopsis:  In an alternate present-day version of Oakland, telemarketer Cassius Green discovers a magical key to professional success, propelling him into a universe of greed. ***** My wife and I have entirely opposing views on exactly what constitutes a “good” film. For her, romance, straightforward narrative, and a more respectable aesthetic are her…

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Movie Review – Dracula (1958)

Principal Cast : Peter Cushing, Christopher Lee, Michael Gough, Melissa Stribling, Carol Marsh, John Van Eyssen, Janina Faye, Charles Lloyd-Pack, George Merritt, George Woodbridge, George Benson, Miles Malleson, Geoffrey Bayldon, Olga Dickie, Barbara Archer, Valerie Gaunt. Synopsis:  Jonathan Harker begets the ire of Count Dracula after he accepts a job at the vampire’s castle under false pretences. **** After years of being tied up with rights over at Universal Pictures, Dracula finally made his British debut in the second of the original three Hammer Horror classics to reboot famous monster icons,…

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Movie Review – Wes Craven’s New Nightmare

Principal Cast : Heather Langenkamp, Robert Englund, Miko Hughes, John Saxon, Tracy Middendorf, David Newsom, Fran Bennett, Wes Craven, Robert Shaye, Marianna Maddalena, Sam Rubin, Sara Risher, Claudia Hero, Matt Winston, Rob LaBelle, W Earle Brown, Lin Shaye. Synopsis:  A demonic force has chosen Freddy Krueger as its portal to the real world. Can Heather Langenkamp play the part of Nancy one last time and trap the evil trying to enter our world? *** If you’re the creator of a hugely successful box-office horror franchise, and the series has pretty much done everything it’s…

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Movie Review – Freddy’s Dead: The Final Nightmare

Principal Cast : Robert Englund, Lisa Zane, Lezlie Deane, Shon Greenblatt, Breckin Meyer, Ricky Dean Logan, Yaphett Koto, Tobe Sexton, Cassandra Rachel Freil, Lindsay Fields, Tom Arnold, Roseanne Barr, Alice Cooper, Elinor Donahue. Synopsis:  Dream-haunting Freddy Krueger returns once again to prowl the nightmares of Springwood’s last surviving teenager, and of a woman whose personal connection to Krueger may mean his doom. ***** Final. Yeah, right. The sixth instalment in the sprawling Nightmare On Elm Street franchise supposedly spelled the end of iconic screen monster Freddie Krueger, the razor-gloved one finally meeting…

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Movie Review – Meg, The

Principal Cast : Jason Statham, Li Bingbing, Rainn Wilson, Ruby Rose, Winston Chao, Cliff Curtis, Shuya Sophia Cai, Page Kennedy, Robert Taylor, Olafur Darri Olafsson, Jessica McNamee, Masi Oka. Synopsis:  After escaping an attack by what he claims was a 70-foot shark, Jonas Taylor must confront his fears to save those trapped in a sunken submersible. ***** The Meg has several things working in its favour. The twin selling points are that it features a giant shark, and Jason Statham, and at some point you just know The Stath™ and the Meg…

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Movie Review – Son of Dracula (1943)

Principal Cast : Lon Chaney Jr, Robert Paige, Louise Allbritton, Frank Craven, J Edward Bromberg, Patrick Moriarty, Evelyn Ankers, Adeline De Walt Reynolds, Etta McDaniel, George Irving. Synopsis:  Count Alucard finds his way from Budapest to the swamps of the Deep South; his four nemeses are a medical doctor, a university professor, a jilted fiancé and the woman he loves. ***** Lon Chaney Jr took over the role made famous by Bela Lugosi in Universal’s original Dracula, for this semi-sequel of sorts, Son Of Dracula, made in 1943. The film’s pretension…

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Movie Review – 22 July

Principal Cast : Anders Danielson, Jon Oigarden, Thorbjorn Harr, Jonas Strand Gravli, Ola G Furuseth, Ulrikke Hansen Dovigen, Isak Bakli Aglen, Maria Bock, Tone Danielsen, Sonja Sophie Sinding, Turid Gunnes, Kenan Ibrahamefendic, Monica Borg Fure, Ingrid Enger Damon, Seda Witt, Anja Maria Svenkerud, Hasse Lindmo. Synopsis:  A three-part story of Norway’s worst terrorist attack in which over seventy people were killed. 22 July looks at the disaster itself, the survivors, Norway’s political system and the lawyers who worked on this horrific case. ****** British director Paul Greengrass returns to his true-story roots with 22 July, a harrowing…

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Movie Review – Teen Titans Go! To The Movies

Principal Cast : Scott Menville, Greg Cipes, Khary Payton, Tara Strong, Hynden Walch, Will Arnett, Kristen Bell, Nicolas Cage, Jimmy Kimmel, Halsey, Lil Yachty, Stan Lee, Wil Wheaton, Patton Oswalt, Eric Bauza, Greg Davies. Synopsis:  A villain’s maniacal plan for world domination sidetracks five teenage superheroes who dream of Hollywood stardom. **** If you can’t make a decent fist of the DCEU, at least make a terrific animated film sticking the boot into yourself. The Teen Titans have long been a DC staple of second-string heroes from the comic book world, consisting…

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Movie Review – Phantom Of The Opera, The (1925)

Principal Cast : Lon Chaney, Mary Philbin, Norman Kerry, Arthur Edmund Carewe, Gibson Gowland, John St Polis, Snitz Edwards, Virginia Pearson, Mary Fabian. Synopsis:  A mad, disfigured composer seeks love with a lovely young opera singer. ***** This review is based on the available 16mm 1925 release print of the film. Later editions include some coloured footage, extra scenes, nascent sound effects and other ancillary features. The film is available on BluRay here, and can also be found on YouTube. Plagued by problems with production, distribution and even its own legacy, Universal’s…

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