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Movie Review – Bodyguard, The

Principal Cast : Kevin Costner, Whitney Houston, Gary Kemp, Bill Cobbs, Ralph Waite, Tomas Arana, Michele Lamar Richards, Mike Starr, Christopher Birt, DeVaughn Nixon, Tony Pierce, Gerry Bamman, Joe Urla, Charles Keating, Nathaniel Parker, Richard Schiff, Robert Wuhl, Debbie Reynolds.Synopsis:  A former Secret Service agent takes on the job of bodyguard to an R&B singer, whose lifestyle is most unlike a President’s. ******** When he’s not writing Star Wars films, Lawrence Kasdan made a buck scripting cheesy romantic musical-thrillers, a subgenre not too often mined these days for box-office dollars. The…

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Movie Review – Prince Of Egypt, The

Principal Cast : Val Kilmer, Ralph Fiennes, Michelle Pfeiffer, Sandra Bullock, Jeff Goldblum, Danny Glover, Patrick Stewart, Helen Mirren, Steve martin, Martin Short, Ofra Haza. Synopsis: An Egyptian prince learns of his identity as a Hebrew and his destiny to become the chosen deliverer of his people. ******** In any other universe, pitching an animated film based on the Biblical exodus story would have been a nigh-impossible sell. Thankfully, for then newly-minted studio DreamWorks, founded by Spielberg, Geffen and Katzenberg, they were working under no such constraints; Katzenberg had frequently…

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Movie Review – White Fang (2018)

Principal Cast : Nick Offerman, Rashida Jones, Paul Giamatti, Eddie Spears, David Boar, Sean Kenin, Raquel Antonia, Daniel Hagen. Synopsis: Based on the timeless novel by Jack London. A loyal wolfdog’s curiosity leads him on the adventure of a lifetime while serving a series of three distinctly different masters. ******** Jack London’s venerable tale of a loyal wolf in the Yukon landscape has, like literary contemporaries Sherlock Holmes and Frankenstein, been turned into a big-screen adventure almost continuously since the author’s original publication of the original story back in 1906.…

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Movie Review – Front Runner, The

Principal Cast : Hugh Jackman, Vera Farmiga, JK Simmons, Alfred Molina, Sara Paxton, Mamoudou Athie, John Bedford Lloyd, Spencer Garrett, Steve Coutler, Ari Graynor, Kaitlyn Dever, Toby huss, Steve Zissis, Bill Burr, Mike Judge, Kevin Pollak, Tommy Dewey, Molly Ephriam, Chris Coy, josh Brener, Mark O’Brien, Alex Karpovsky, Oliver Cooper. Synopsis: In 1987, U.S. Senator Gary Hart’s presidential campaign is derailed when he’s caught in a scandalous love affair. ******** Sad as it seems, the media circus surrounding American Presidential campaigns is here to stay. Every four years we have to endure…

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Movie Review – Mary Queen of Scots (2018)

Principal Cast : Saoirse Ronan, Margot Robbie, Jack Lowden, Joe Alwyn, David Tennant, Guy Pearce, Gemma Chan, Martin Compston, Ismael Cruz Cordova, Brendan Coyle, Ian Hart, Adrian Lester, James McArdle. Synopsis: Mary Stuart’s attempt to overthrow her cousin Elizabeth I, Queen of England, finds her condemned to years of imprisonment before facing execution. ******** This royal period drama manifests as an actor’s paradise but, despite competent production values, solid performances from everyone, and quality behind the camera, Mary Queen of Scots is a turgid, tepid affair that never really excels.…

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Movie Review – Bible, The: In The Beginning

Principal Cast : Michael Parks, Ulla Bergryd, Richard Harris, John Huston, Stephen Boyd, George C Scott, Ava Gardner, Peter O’Toole, Zoe Sallis, Gabriele Ferzetti, Elenora Rossi Drago, Franco Nero, Pupella Maggio, Robert Rietti, Peter Heinze, Roger Beaumont. Synopsis: Extravagant production of the first part of the book of Genesis. Covers Adam and Eve, Noah and the Flood and Abraham and Isaac. ******** For a film entitled The Bible: In The Beginning, John Huston’s laboured dramatic mounting of the first few books of the Old Testament is certainly… biblical. Suffice to say,…

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Movie Review Spider-Man Franchise 

Movie Review – Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse

Principal Cast : Shameik Moore, Jake Johnson, Hailee Steinfeld, Mahershala Ali, Brian Tyree Henry, Lily Tomlin, Luna Lauren Velez, John Mulaney, Kimiko Glenn, Nicolas Cage, Liev Schreiber, Chris Pine, Zoe Kravitz, Kathryn Hahn, Lake Bell, Jorma Taccone.Synopsis: Teen Miles Morales becomes Spider-Man of his reality, crossing his path with five counterparts from other dimensions to stop a threat for all realities. ******** Arguably few comic book characters remain as popular or enduring as Spider-Man. Arguably few cinematic franchises have been as polarising and crowd-pleasing as that of the web-slinger’s silver…

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Movie Review – Polar

Principal Cast : Mads Mikkelson, Vanessa Hudgens, Kathryn Winnick, Matt Lucas, Josh Cruddas, Ruby O Fee, Anthony Grant, Rbert Maillet, Fei Ren, Inga Cadranel, Pedro Miguel Arce, Johnny Knoxville, Richard Dreyfuss, Ayisha Issa, Lovina Yavari.Synopsis: The world’s top assassin, Duncan Vizla, is settling into retirement when his former employer marks him as a liability to the firm. Against his will, he finds himself back in the game going head to head with an army of younger killers. ******** It makes no difference that Polar is as cliched and trope-laden as it…

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Movie Review – Captain Marvel

Principal Cast : Brie Larson, Samuel L Jackson, Ben Mendelsohn, Djimon Hounsou, Lee Pace, Lashana Lynch, Gemma Chan, Annette Benning, Clark Gregg, Jude Law. Synopsis: Carol Danvers becomes one of the universe’s most powerful heroes when Earth is caught in the middle of a galactic war between two alien races. ***** It would be a fair understatement to suggest that there are far too few female superhero role-models these days, particularly on the big-screen, so it’s refreshing in almost every conceivable way that Marvels’ Captain Marvel, which features the popular…

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Movie Review – Robin Hood (2018)

Principal Cast : Taron Egerton, Jamie Foxx, Ben Mendelsohn, Eve Hewson, Tim Minchin, Jamie Dornan, Paul Anderson, F Murray Abraham, Josh Herdman, Cornelius Booth, Bjorn Bengtsson.Synopsis:  A war-hardened Crusader and his Moorish commander mount an audacious revolt against the corrupt English crown in a thrilling action-adventure packed with gritty battlefield exploits, mind-blowing fight choreography, and a timeless romance. ******** They say with anything “practice makes perfect”. Given Hollywood has been making Robin Hood films for about a hundred years, you think they’d actually be able to make a good one. Otto…

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