Movie Review – Dolittle

Principal Cast : Robert Downey Jr, Harry Collett, Antonio Banderas, Michael Sheen, Jim Broadbent, Jessie Buckley, Carmel Laniado, Kasia Smutniak, Ralph Ineson, Joanna Page, Voices of Emma Thompson, Rami Malek, John Cena, Kumail Nanjiani, Octavia Spencer, Tom Holland, Craig Robinson, Ralph Fiennes, Selena Gomez, Marion Cotillard, Jason Mantzoukas, Frances de la Tour, Scott Menville, Will Arnett. Synopsis: A physician who can talk to animals embarks on an adventure to find a legendary island with a young apprentice and a crew of strange pets. ******** Dolittle might have been a film…

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Movie Review – Bloodshot

Principal Cast : Vin Diesel, Eiza Gonzalez, Sam Heughan, Toby Kebbell, Guy Pearce, Lamorne Morris, Talulah Riley, Alex Hernandez, Johannes Haukur Johannesson, Tamer Burjaq. Synopsis: Ray Garrison, a slain soldier, is re-animated with superpowers. ******** Vin Diesel certainly had a pretty disappointing 2020. The effects of the Covid-19 pandemic, which swept the world early in the year, meant that Universal Studios pushed the release of the 9th Fast & Furious movie back from a mid-year release to 2021, an entire year. The pandemic also affected Bloodshot, Diesel’s attempt to create…

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Movie Review – Invisible Man, The (2020)

Principal Cast : Elisabeth Moss, Aldis Hodge, Storm Reid, Harriet Dyer, Oliver Jackson-Cohen, Michael Dorman, Benedict Hardie, Amali Golden, Sam Smith, Nash Edgerton, Zara Michaels, Anthony Brandon Wong. Synopsis: When Cecilia’s abusive ex takes his own life and leaves her his fortune, she suspects his death was a hoax. As a series of coincidences turn lethal, Cecilia works to prove that she is being hunted by someone nobody can see. ******** Leigh Whannell’s 2020 take on HG Wells’ famous creation, the titular invisible man, is a tense, thrilling, whackadoodle journey…

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Movie Review – Richard Jewell

Principal Cast : Paul Walter Hauser, Sam Rockwell, Kathy Bates, John Hamm, Olivia Wilde, Nina Ariana, Ian Gomez, Wayne Duvall, Dylan Kussman, Mike Pniewski, Eric Mendenhall. Synopsis: American security guard Richard Jewell saves thousands of lives from an exploding bomb at the 1996 Olympics, but is vilified by journalists and the press who falsely reported that he was a terrorist. ******** Clint Eastwood’s directorial career has been considerably spotty the last decade, with bona fide gems (Gran Torino, American Sniper) amid a glut of fine-to-bad fare (The 15:17 To Paris was egregiously…

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Movie Review – Hunt, The (2020)

Principal Cast : Betty Gilpin, Hilary Swank, Emma Roberts, Ethan Suplee, Ike Barinholtz, Wayne Duvall, Justin Hartley, Glenn Howerton, Maxon Blair, Amy Madigan, Reed Birney, Teri Wyble, Sturgill Simpson, Jim Klock, Usman Ally, JC MacKenzie, Steve Coutler, Dean West, Steve Mokate, Sylvia Grace Crim. Synopsis: Twelve strangers wake up near a clearing. They don’t know where they are, or how they got there. They don’t know they’ve been chosen – for a very specific purpose – the hunt. ******** Marketed as a biting social satire, Craig Zobel’s The Hunt is…

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Movie Review – Onward

Principal Cast : Tom Holland, Chris Pratt, Julia Louis-Dreyfuss, Octavia Spencer, Mel Rodriguez, Kyle Bornheimer, Lena Waithe, Ali Wong, Greg Griffin, Tracy Ullman, Wilmer Valderrama, John Ratzenberger. Synopsis: Set in a suburban fantasy world, two teenage elf brothers embark on a quest to discover if there is still magic out there. ******** Despite a desperately weird plot, Pixar’s Onward remains an endearing, cute, splendidly animated family film that offers some meaningful messaging and appropriate emotional themes within its dazzling visuals. There’s Pixar’s typically engaging supporting cast, a plethora of hilarious…

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Movie Review – Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure

Principal Cast : Keanu Reeves, Alex Winter, George Carlin, Terry Camilleri, Dan Shor, Tony Steedman, Rod Loomis, Al Leong, Jane Wiedlin, Robert V Barron, Clifford David, Hal Landon Jr, Bernie Casey, Amy Stock-Poynton, J Patrick McNamara, Fraizuer Bain, John Karlsen, Diane Franklin, Kimberley LaBelle, Clarence Clemons, Martha Davis, Fee Waybill. Synopsis:  Two seemingly dumb teens set off on a quest to prepare the ultimate historical presentation with the help of a time machine. ******** Cult classic time-travel adventure Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure works largely because if the chemistry and screen…

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Movie Review – Cats

Principal Cast : Francesca Hayward, Judi Dench, James Corden, Jason Derulo, Edris Elba, Jannifer Hudson, Ian McKellan, Taylor Swift, Rebel Wilson, Laurie Davidson, Robbie Fairchild, Mette Towley, Steven McRae, Danny Collins, Maoimh Morgan, Ray Winstone, Les Twins, Jaih Betote, Jonadette Carpio, Daniela Norman, Bluey Robinson, Freya Rowley. Synopsis: A tribe of cats called the Jellicles must decide yearly which one will ascend to the Heaviside Layer and come back to a new Jellicle life. ******** The legends were true: Cats, a film directed by a man who has won Academy…

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