Movie Review – Bombshell

Principal Cast : Charlize Theron, Nicole Kidman, Margot Robbie, John Lithgow, Connie Britton, Rob Delaney, Mark Duplass, Liv Hewson, Allison Janney, Malcolm McDowell, Kate McKinnon, Katie Aselton, Bridgette Lundy-Paine, Bree Condon, Kevin Dorff, Alice Eve, Spencer Garrett, Richard Kind, Amy Landecker, Ben Lawson, Josh Lawson, Tony Plana, Alanna Ubach, Mark Evan Jackson, D’Arcy Carden. Synopsis: A group of women take on Fox News head Roger Ailes and the toxic atmosphere he presided over at the network. ******** Bombshell has multiple problems, all of which aren’t it’s fault and sure as hell are…

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Movie Review – Jumanji: The Next Level

Principal Cast : Dwayne Johnson, Jack Black, Kevin Hart, Karen Gillan, Awkwafina, Nick Jonas, Rory McCann, Danny DeVito, Danny Glover, Alex Wolff, Ser’Darius Blain, Morgan Turner, Madison Iseman, Colin Hanks, Rhys Darby, Bebe Neuwirth. Synopsis: The gang is back but the game has changed. As they return to rescue one of their own, the players will have to brave parts unknown from arid deserts to snowy mountains, to escape the world’s most dangerous game. ******** Given the success of the 2017 Jumanji reboot, it was only natural a sequel would…

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Movie Review – Charlie’s Angels (2019)

Principal Cast : Kristen Stewart, Ella Balinska, Naomi Scott, Elizabeth Banks, Patrick Stewart, Djimon Hounsou, Sam Claflin, Jonathan Tucker, Nat Faxon, Chris Pang, Luis Gerardo Mendez, Noah Centineo, David Schutter, Hanna Hoekstra, Marie-Lou Sellem, Robert Clotworthy. Synopsis: When a young systems engineer blows the whistle on a dangerous technology, Charlie’s Angels are called into action, putting their lives on the line to protect us all. ******** Proto-feminist action franchise Charlie’s Angels returns with a vengeance in Elizabeth Banks’ enthusiastic but strangely inert entry rebooting the property for the modern age.…

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Movie Review – Seven Samurai

Principal Cast : Toshiro Mifune, Takashi Shimura, Daisuke Kato, Isao Kimura, Minoru Chiaki, Seiji Miyaguchi, Yoshio Inaba, Yoshio Tsuchiya, Bokuzen Hidari, Yukiko Shimazaka, Kamatari Fujiwara, Keiko Tsushima, Kokuten Kodo, Yoshio Kosugi, Shinpei Takagi. Synopsis: A poor village under attack by bandits recruits seven unemployed samurai to help them defend themselves. ******** Revered as one of the greatest films ever made, Seven Samurai for the longest time formed a significant gap in my career in film appreciation. I have, of course, seen many a film for which Seven Samurai is the…

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Movie Review – Superman: Red Son

Principal Cast : Jason Isaacs, Amy Acker, Deidrich Bader, Vanessa Marshall, Phil Morris, Paul Williams, Phil LaMarr, Jim Meskimen, Sasha Roiz, WIlliam Salyers, Roger Craig, Jason Spisak, Tara Strong, Travis Willingham, Winter Ave Zoli. Synopsis:  What if baby Kal-El’s rocket landed, not in Kansas, but in the Soviet Union? ******** Based on Mark Millar’s rather excellent Elseworlds DC Comic from 2003, Superman: Red Son takes a look at what might have happened had baby Kal-El, who would grow up to become the Man Of Steel, crash-landed in Soviet Russia rather than…

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Movie Review – Nixon

Principal Cast : Anthony Hopkins, Joan Allen, Annabeth Gish, Marley Shelton, James Woods, JT Walsh, Paul Sorvino, Powers Boothe, EG Marshall, David Paymer, David Hyde Pierce, Kevin Dunn, Saul Rubinek, Fyvush Finkel, James Karen, Mary Steenbergen, Tony Goldwyn, Tom Bower, Sean Stone, Ed Harris, Brian Bedford, Madeline Kahn, Edward Herrmann, Dan Hedaya, Bridgette Wilson, Ric Young, Larry Hagman, Sam Waterston, Boris Sichkin, George Plimpton. Synopsis: A biographical story of former U.S. President Richard Nixon, from his days as a young boy, to his eventual Presidency, which ended in shame. ******** Off…

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