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Movie Review – Knives Out

Principal Cast : Daniel Craig, Chris Evans, Ana de Armas, Jamie Lee Curtis, Michael Shannon, Don Johnson, Toni Collette, Lakeith Stanfield, Katherine Langford, Jaeden Martell, Frank Oz, Riki Lindhome, Edi Patterson, K Callan, Noah Segan, Christopher Plummer, M Emmet Walsh, Marlene Forte. Synopsis: A detective investigates the death of a patriarch of an eccentric, combative family. ******** When he’s not being pilloried by butthurt fanbois, director Rian Johnson is a thoughtful, considered, exceptionally talented director whose works weave a tapestry of wonder and intelligence. Whether it’s his formative feature Brick,…

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Movie Review – Torn Curtain

Principal Cast : Paul Newman, Julie Andrews, Lila Kedrova, Hansjorg Felmy, Tamara Toumanova, Wolfgang Kieling, Ludwig Donath, Gunter Strack, David Opatoshu, Gisela Fisher, Mort Mills, Carolyn Conwell, Arthur Gould-Porter, Gloria Gorvin. Synopsis: An American scientist publicly defects to East Germany as part of a cloak and dagger mission to find the solution for a formula resin before planning an escape back to the West. ******** If you were to list all the factors working in Torn Curtain’s favour, you’d be forgiven for thinking the film might be one of Alfred…

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Movie Review – Good Liar, The

Principal Cast : Helen Mirren, Ian McKellan, Russell Tovey, Jim Carter, Mark Lewis Jones, Laurie Davidson, Celine Buckens. Synopsis: Consummate con man Roy Courtnay has set his sights on his latest mark: the recently widowed Betty McLeish, worth millions. But this time, what should have been a simple swindle escalates into a cat-and-mouse game with the ultimate stakes. ******** Everyone loves a great little mystery thriller. 2019 has been quite a good year for the genre, with examples outside of Bill Condon’s The Good Liar including Rian Johnson’s Knives Out,…

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Movie Review – Hercules (1997)

Principal Cast : Tate Donovan, Danny DeVito, James Woods, Susan Egan, Rip Torn, Samantha Eggar, Bobcat Goldthwaite, Matt Frewer, Patrick Pinney, Hal Holbrook, Barbara Barrie, Paul Shaffer, Jim Cummings, Wayne Knight, Keith David, Charlton Heston, Frank Welker, Amanda Plummer, Carole Shelley, Paddi Edwards, and as The Muses: Lillias White, LaChanze, Roz Ryan, Cheryl Freeman, Vaneese Y Thomas. Synopsis: The son of Zeus and Hera is stripped of his immortality as an infant and must become a true hero in order to reclaim it. ******** Bright, breezy entertainment doesn’t come much…

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Movie Review – Farmageddon: A Shaun The Sheep Movie

Principal Cast : Justin Fletcher, John Sparkes, Amalia Vitale, Kate Harbour, David Holt, Richard Webber, Simon Greenall, Emma Tate, Andy Numan, Joe Sugg. Synopsis: When an alien with amazing powers crash-lands near Mossy Bottom Farm, Shaun the Sheep goes on a mission to shepherd the intergalactic visitor home before a sinister organization can capture her. ******** The long-awaited sequel to the hugely successful 2015 film Shaun The Sheep The Movie, Aardman’s Farmageddon is a trippy nod to all things UFO and popular culture as well as being a fond addition…

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Movie Review – InterReflections (2020)

Principal Cast : Michael Marinaccio, Gregory Niebel, Joré Aaron, Molly Malin, Goldie Hoffman, Marisa Mendelson, Shiah Luna, Rachael Jane Synopsis: In a quest for a new, more humane society, a counter-culture revolution takes the world by storm. In the first of the InterReflections Trilogy, we look back to the modern world and wonder how it was we managed to survive as long as we had. Movie Site: https://interreflectionsmovie.com/ ******** This is a repost from https://write.as/v0oorihuzwdw0.md with permission from the author, who wishes to remain anonymous. The original text has been modified…

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Movie Review – Becoming Bond

Principal Cast : George Lazenby, Josh Lawson, Kassandra Clementi, Teressa Liane, Nathan Lovejoy, Jane Seymour, Jeff Garlin, Jake Johnson, Dana Carvey. Synopsis: The stranger-than-fiction true story of George Lazenby, a poor Australian car mechanic who, through an unbelievable set of circumstances, landed the role of James Bond in On Her Majesty’s Secret Service, despite having never acted a day in his life. ******** Within Australia, the story of George Lazenby is fairly well known. The man who played legendary British superspy in his only big-screen outing, Lazenby famously quit the…

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Movie Review – Playing With Fire

Principal Cast : John Cena, John Leguizamo, Keegan-Michael Key, Tyler Mayne, Brianna Hildrebrand, Christian Convery, Finley Rose Slater, Dennis Haysbert, Judy Greer. Synopsis: A crew of rugged firefighters meet their match when attempting to rescue three rambunctious kids. ******** There’s an argument to be made that Playing With Fire is, indisputably, one of the worst films you’ll see this year. It is, it truly is. It’s an ashen, torturous experience involving execrable screenwriting, insipid acting and flat, off-key humour. It’s a conflagration of the most uninspired filmmaking and creative banality…

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Movie Review – Judy

Principal Cast : Renee Zellweger, Finn Wittrock, Rufus Sewell, Michael Gambon, Jessie Buckley, Richard Cordery, Bella Ramsey, Royce Pierreson, Andy Nyman, Daniel Cerqueira, Arthur mcBain, John Dalgleish, Gemma-Leah Devereux, Gus Barry. Synopsis: Legendary performer Judy Garland arrives in London in the winter of 1968 to perform a series of sold-out concerts. ******** It’s one of the more difficult genre of film to pull off well: the biographical picture – or biopic. Part of the problem with them is that, typically, they’re about a public figure the audience is familiar with, or…

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Movie Review – Marriage Story (2019)

Principal Cast : Scarlett Johansson, Adam Driver, Laura Dern, Alan Alda, Ray Liotta, Julie Hagerty, Merrit Wever, Azhy Robertson, Mark O’Brien, Matthew Shear, Brooke Bloom, Wallace Shawn. Synopsis:   A husband and wife go through a marriage break-up and try to persevere for their child. ******** It might sound condescending to say, but Noah Buambach’s Marriage Story is the kind of film Woody Allen might have directed had he not been so full of his own ego. Told evenly through the perspectives of a young couple going through a marriage bust-up,…

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