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Movie Review – Highwaymen, The

Principal Cast : Kevin Costner, Woody Harrelson, Kathy Bates, John Carroll Lynch, Kim Dickens, Thomas Mann, William Sadler. Synopsis:  Two former Texas Rangers are sent to hunt down as stop famed outlaws Bonnie & Clyde. ****** American mythology is a strong subject for Hollywood’s insatiable creative machine. None moreseo, perhaps, than the incredibly popular true-crime subgenre, of which The Highwaymen forms a part of the pantheon. During the Great Depression, Clyde Barrow and Bonnie Parker terrorised middle America as they embarked upon a violent and lengthy crime spree, notable for…

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Movie Review – Alita: Battle Angel

Principal Cast : Rosa Salazar, Christoph Waltz, Jennifer Connelly, Mahershala Ali, Ed Skrein, Jackie Earl Haley, Keenan Johnson, Jorge Lendeborg jr, Lana Condor, Idara Victor, Jeff Fahey, Eiza Gonzalez, Derek Mears, Rick Yune, Marko Zaror. Synopsis: A deactivated female cyborg is revived, but cannot remember anything of her past life and goes on a quest to find out who she is. ******** Dazzling sci-fi fare from producer James Cameron and director Robert Rodriguez sees the future turn out to be a beautiful utopia: eschewing the dirty aesthetic of Star Wars…

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Movie Review – Brightburn

Principal Cast : Elizabeth Banks, David Denman, Jackson A Dunn, Abraham Clinkscales, Christian Finlayson, Jennifer Holland, Emmie Hunter, Matt Jones, Meredith Hagner, Becky Wahlstrom, Terence Rosemore, Gregory Alan Williams, Elizabeth Becka, Anne Humphrey, Michael Rooker, Steve Agee, Stephen Blakeheart, Mike Dunston. Synopsis: What if a child from another world crash-landed on Earth, but instead of becoming a hero to mankind, he proved to be something far more sinister? ******** Finally, DC have delivered an Elseworlds story on the big scre— wait, what? This isn’t DC? This isn’t some alternative Superman…

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Movie Review – Pet Sematary Two

Principal Cast : Edward Furlong, Anthony Edwards, Clancy Brown, Jared Rushton, Jason McGuire, Darlanne Fluegel, Lisa Waltz, Sarah Trigger. Synopsis: A teenage boy and his father move to his recently-deceased mother’s hometown, where they encounter the ancient Native American cemetery with the power to raise the dead. ******** Filmed to capitalise more on the popularity of young Terminator 2 star Edward Furlong, who takes top billing here than the mild box office success of the original 1989 film, Pet Sematary Two works a little better as a sequel than you…

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Movie Review – Pet Sematary (1989)

Principal Cast : Dale Midkiff, Fred Gwynne, Denise Crosby, Miko Hughes, Matthew August Ferrell, Richard Collier, Elizabeth Ureneck, Blaze Berdahl, Brad Greenquist, Michael Lombard, Susan Blommaert, Mara Clark, Kavi Raz, Mary Louise Wilson, Andrew Hubatsek. Synopsis: After tragedy strikes, a grieving father discovers an ancient burial ground behind his home with the power to raise the dead. ******** Stephen King does zombies? Oh, yes please! Crap acting, terrible jump-scares, and mid-80’s gore-horror? Well, er… maybe. Pet Sematary is – and I know I’m going the early crow with this in…

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Movie Review – Cujo

Principal Cast : Dee Wallace, Danny Pintauro, Daniel Hugh-Kelly, Christopher Stone, Ed Lauter, Kaiulani Lee, Billy Jacoby, Mills Watson, Jerry Hardin, Sandy Ward, Arthur Rosenberg. Synopsis: Cujo, a friendly St. Bernard, contracts rabies and conducts a reign of terror on a small American town. ******** The early 1980’s were ripe for adaptations of the novels of Stephen King. From the success of Brian DePalma’s seminal 70’s horror flick Carrie, King’s novels have been on high rotation in the Hollywood machine ever since, and Cujo remains among the earliest and most…

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Movie Review – Dumbo (2019)

Principal Cast : Colin Farrell, Michael Keaton, Danny DeVito, Eva Green, Alan Arkin, Nico Parker, Finley Hobbins, Roshan Seth, DeObia Oparei, Joseph Gatt, Sharon Rooney, Michael Buffer, Frank Bourke. Synopsis: A young elephant, whose oversized ears enable him to fly, helps save a struggling circus, but when the circus plans a new venture, Dumbo and his friends discover dark secrets beneath its shiny veneer. ******** Disney’s original 1941 elephantine Dumbo is rightly considered one of the studio’s most accomplished and adored animated classics. For every moment of its brisk sub-70…

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Movie Review – Us

Principal Cast : Lupita Nyong’o, Winston Duke, Shahai Wright Joseph, Evan Alex, Elisabeth Moss, Tim Heidecker, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Anna Diop, Cali Sheldon, Noelle Sheldon, Duke Nicholson, Kara Hayward, Nathan Harrington, Dustin Ybarra, Madison Curry, Ashley McKoy. Synopsis: A family’s serene beach vacation turns to chaos when their doppelgängers appear and begin to terrorise them. ******** Warning: Minor spoilers may be present within. All images can be considered as spoilers. Jordan Peele’s follow-up film to his breakout 2017 hit Get Out retains the director’s assured hand behind the camera, his…

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Movie Review – Maltese Falcon, The (1941)

Principal Cast : Humphrey Bogart, Mary Astor, Gladys George, Peter Lorre, Barton MacLane, Lee Patrick, Sydney Greenstreet, Ward Bond, Jerome Cowan, Elisha Cook Jr, James Burke, Murray Alper, John Hamilton, Walter Huston. Synopsis: A private detective takes on a case that involves him with three eccentric criminals, a gorgeous liar, and their quest for a priceless statuette. ***** Nominated for three Oscars, including Best Picture, John Huston’s 1941 remake of The Maltese Falcon remains perhaps the definitive potboiler noir detective picture. With Humphrey Bogart making his mark as the indelibly…

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