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Movie Review – Wandering Earth, The

Principal Cast : Qui Chuxiao, Li Guangjie, Ng Man-tat, Zhao Jinmai, Wu Jing, Ardaky Sharogradsky, Mike Sui, Qu Jingjing, Zang Yichi, Yang Haoyu, Li Hong Chen, Yang Yi, Jiang Zhigang, Zhang Huan. Synopsis: The sun was dying out, people all around the world built giant planet thrusters to move Earth out of its orbit and to sail Earth to a new star system. Yet the 2500 years journey came with unexpected dangers, and in order to save humanity, a group of young people in this age of a wandering Earth…

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Movie Review – Wonder Park

Principal Cast : Brianna Denski, Ken Hudson Campbell, Jennifer Garner, Matthew Broderick,Ryan “Fitzy” Fitzgerald, Wippa, Mila Kunis, John Oliver, Norbert Leo Butz, Oev Michael Urbas, Kevin Chamberlin, Kate McGregor-Stewart. Synopsis: Wonder Park tells the story of an amusement park where the imagination of a wildly creative girl named June comes alive. ******** Do your children enjoy a good existential crisis? Can they handle multiple layers of emotional juxtaposition and an absurd obviousness in imaginary characters working as scaffolding for the central character to grow and learn and develop through? Then Wonder…

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Film Classic Movie Review 

Movie Review – Hunchback Of Notre Dame, The (1923)

Principal Cast : Lon Chaney, Patsy Ruth Miller, Norman Kerry, Kate Lester, Winifrid Bryson, Nigel De Brulier, Brandon Hurst, Ernest Torrence, Tully Marshall, Harry von Meter, Raymond Hatton, Nick De Ruiz, Eulalie Jensen, Roy Laidlaw. Synopsis: In fifteenth century Paris, the brother of the archdeacon plots with the gypsy king to foment a peasant revolt. Meanwhile, a freakish hunchback falls in love with the gypsy queen. ******** In April 2019, the Notre Dame cathedral in Paris, arguably France’s most iconic landmark behind the Eiffel Tower, suffered significant damage after a massive…

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Movie Review – Unicorn Store

Principal Cast : Brie Larson, Samuel L Jackson, Joan Cusack, Bradley Whitford, Mamoudou Athie, Karan Soni, Mary Holland, Hamish Linklater, Annaleigh Ashford, Martha MacIsaac, Chris Witaske, Ryan Hansen. Synopsis: A woman named Kit receives a mysterious invitation that would fulfil her childhood dreams. ******** Although filmed in 2016, and shown to select festival audiences during 2017, Brie Larson’s debut directorial effort, Unicorn Store, has finally found a niche home on Netflix for us all to enjoy. It’s a sweet little film, very much living up to its “arthouse independent” tags,…

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Movie Review – Wing Commander

Principal Cast : Freddie Prinze Jr, Matthew Lillard, Saffron Burrows, Tcheky Karyo, David Suchet, Jurgen Prochnow, David Warner, Ginny Holder, hugh Quarshie, Ken Bones, John McGlynn, Richard Dillane, Mark Powley, David Fahm, Simon MacCorkindale, Craig Kelly. Synopsis:  Blair, a fighter pilot, joins an interstellar war to fight the evil Kilrathi who are trying to destroy the universe. ******** Very few cinematic films I have seen venture into territory so egregiously awful, so embarrassingly bad, so unimaginably unwatchable, as that achieved by Chris Roberts’ 1999 sci-fi adventure Wing Commander. Based on…

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Movie Review – Stan & Ollie

Principal Cast : John C Reilly, Steve Coogan, Shirley Henderson, Nina Arianda, Danny Huston, Rufus Jones, Susy Kane. Synopsis: Laurel and Hardy, the world’s most famous comedy duo, attempt to reignite their film careers as they embark on what becomes their swan song – a gruelling theatre tour of post-war Britain. ******** It’s obvious from the first frame that Stan & Ollie is a film made with unique love for its subjects: namely, legendary comedy duo Stan Laurel And Oliver Hardy, a pairing on-screen that lasted from the late 1920’s until…

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Movie Review – Kid Who Would Be King, The

Principal Cast : Louis Ashbourne Serkis, Dean Chaumoo, Tom Taylor, Rhianna Dorris, Rebecca Ferguson, Angus imrie, Patrick Stewart, Denise Gough, Noma Dumezweni, Nathan Stewart-Jarrett, Mark Bonnar, Alexandra Roach, Genevieve O’Reilly. Synopsis: A band of kids embark on an epic quest to thwart a medieval menace. ******** In the insular world of online film fandom, the name Joe Cornish is met with the reverence and awe of the most esteemed cult figures. The acclaimed Attack The Block helmer, also known for his scripting duties on projects such as The Adventures of Tintin…

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Movie Review – Can You Ever Forgive Me?

Principal Cast : Melissa McCarthy, Richard E Grant, Dolly Wells, Jane Curtin, Ben Falcone, Stephen Spinella, Anna Deavere Smith, Christian Navarro, Erik LaRay Harvey, Brandon Scott Jones, Shaw D’Lyn, Marc Evan Jackson, Gregory Korostishevsky, Kevin Carolan, Michael Cyril Creighton. Synopsis: When New York biographer Lee Israel falls out of step with current tastes, she turns her art form to deception, fraudulently selling old correspondence of famous authors. ******** It quickly becomes apparent that Can You Ever Forgive Me? is a film designed purely to win awards. A nominally excellent British actor,…

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Marvel Cinematic Universe Movie Review Phase 3 

Movie Review – Avengers: Endgame

Principal Cast : Robert Downey Jr, Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Don Cheadle, Paul Rudd, Brie Larson, Karen Gillan, Danai Gurira, Benedict Wong, Bradley Cooper, Gwyneth Paltrow, Josh Brolin. Synopsis: After the devastating events of Infinity War, the universe is in ruins. With the help of remaining allies, the Avengers assemble once more in order to undo Thanos’ actions and restore order to the universe. ******** Okay, so you’re breathing again? At the end of Infinity War, Thanos had won: he snapped his fingers and the…

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Film Classic Movie Review 

Movie Review – Cool Hand Luke

Principal Cast : Paul Newman, George Kennedy, Strother Martin, Jo Van Fleet, Joy Harnon, Morgan Woodward, Luke Askew, Robert Donner, Clifton James, John McLiam, Andre Trotter, Charles Tyner, JD Cannon, Lou Antonio, Robert Drivas, Marc Cavell, Richard Davalos, Warren Finnerty, Dennis Hopper, Wayne Rogers, Harry Dean Stanton, Ralph Waite, Anthony Zerbe, Buck Kartalian, Joe Don Baker. Synopsis: A laid back Southern man is sentenced to two years in a rural prison, but refuses to conform. ******** Rough, ragged and featuring an all-star cast, Stuart Rosenberg’s 1967 prison drama Cool Hand Luke…

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