Film Classic Movie Review 

Movie Review – Thin Man, The

Principal Cast : William Powell, Myrna Loy, Maureen O’Sullivan, Nat Pendleton, Minna Gombell, Porter Hall, Henry Wadsworth, William Henry, Harold Huber, Cesar Romero, Natalie Moorhead, Edward Brophy, Edward Ellis, Cyril Thornton, Skippy the Dog. Synopsis: Former detective Nick Charles and his wealthy wife Nora investigate a murder case, mostly for the fun of it. ******** A sublime murder mystery whodunnit, The Thin Man delivers terrific old-school verbal sparring and a really great mystery element amidst the sparkling chemistry between stars William Powell and Myrna Loy. A massive success at the…

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Movie Review X-Men Franchise 

Movie Review – X-Men: Dark Phoenix

Principal Cast : James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Nicholas Hoult, Sophie Turner, Tye Sheridan, Alexandra Shipp, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Evan Peters, Jessica Chastain. Synopsis: Jean Grey begins to develop incredible powers that corrupt and turn her into a Dark Phoenix. Now the X-Men will have to decide if the life of a team member is worth more than all of humanity. ******** The last gasp of major Hollywood studio 20th Century Fox before their absorption into the media conglomerate that has become Disney, the grand finale of the studio’s problematic…

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Film Classic Movie Review 

Movie Review – Peter Pan (1924)

Principal Cast : Betty Bronson, Ernest Torrence, Mary Brian, Jack Murphy, Phillipe De Lacy, Virginia Brown Faire, George Ali, Esther Ralston, Cyric Chadwick, Anna May Wong, Maurice Murphy, Mickey mcBan, George Crane Jr, Winston Doty, Weston Doty, Terence McMillan, Louis Morrison, Edward Kipling, Robert Milasch. Synopsis: Peter Pan enters the nursery of the Darling children and, with the help of fairy dust, leads them off to Never Never Land, where they meet the nefarious Captain Hook. ******** In 1924, the debut big screen appearance of Peter Pan, JM Barrie’s eponymous…

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Movie Review 

Movie Review – Men In Black: International

Principal Cast : Chris Hemsworth, Tessa Thompson, Rebecca Ferguson, Liam Neeson, Kumail Nanjiani, Rafe Spall, Laurent Bourgeois, Larry Bourgeois, Emma Thompson, Kayvan Novak, Spencer Wilding. Synopsis: The Men in Black have always protected the Earth from the scum of the universe. In this new adventure, they tackle their biggest threat to date: a mole in the Men in Black organisation. ******** Intent on capitalising on our collective nostalgia, Sony have taken the rather large gamble of attempting to rejuvenate their incredibly dormant Men in Black franchise, something nobody was asking…

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Movie Review – John Wick Chapter 3: Parabellum

Principal Cast : Keanu Reeves, Ian McShane, Mark Dacascos, Laurence Fishburne, Asia Kate Dillon, Halle Berry, Lance Reddick, Anjelica Huston, Said Taghamaoui, Jerome Flynn, Cecep Arif Rahman, Randall Duk Kim. Synopsis: Super-assassin John Wick is on the run after killing a member of the international assassin’s guild, and with a $14 million price tag on his head – he is the target of hit men and women everywhere. ******** Is John Wick Chapter 3: Parabellum a hitherto unknown Matrix sequel? It would seem so: the addition of Laurence Fishburn in…

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Movie Review Walt Disney Collection 

Movie Review – Aladdin (2019)

Principal Cast : Will Smith, Mena Massoud, Naomi Scott, Marwan Kenzari, Navid Negahban, Nasim Pedrad, Billy Magnussen, Numan Acar, Amir Boutrous. Synopsis: A kind-hearted street urchin and a power-hungry Grand Vizier vie for a magic lamp that has the power to make their deepest wishes come true. ******** A soulless cash-grab by Disney to make profit off nostalgic Gen-Xers and a debacle of design and confused motivations, Guy Ritchie’s horrendous sledgehammer tactics bring this remake of the 1992 animated classic, Aladdin, to gargantuan, tone-deaf life. Garbled character development, a preponderance…

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Movie Review – Godzilla: King Of The Monsters

Principal Cast : Kyle Chandler, Vera Farmiga, Millie Bobby Brown, Bradley Whitford, Sally Hawkins, Charles Dance, Thomas Middleditch, Aisha Hinds, O’Shea Jackson Jr, David Strathairn, Ken Wantanabe, Shang Ziyi. Synopsis: The crypto-zoological agency Monarch faces off against a battery of god-sized monsters, including the mighty Godzilla, who collides with Mothra, Rodan, and his ultimate nemesis, the three-headed King Ghidorah. ******** The third in Legendary Pictures’ MonsterVerse behind 2014’s Godzilla and 2017’s Kong: Skull Island, Michael Dougherty’s Godzilla: King Of The Monsters is as pure and unadulterated kaiju porn as you’ll…

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Movie Review 

Movie Review – Secret Life Of Pets 2, The

Principal Cast : Patton Oswalt, Kevin Hart, Eric Stonestreet, Jenny Slate, Tiffany Haddish, Lake Bell, Nick Kroll, Harrison Ford, Dana Carvey, Ellie Kemper, Chris Renaud, Hannibal Buress, Bobby Moynihan, Pete Holmes, Tara Strong, Meredith Salenger, Henry Lynch, Sean Giambrone. Synopsis: Continuing the story of Max and his pet friends, following their secret lives after their owners leave them for work or school each day. ******** One of Illumination Studio’s lesser franchises, 2016’s Secret Life Of Pets became a mammoth commercial success and one of that year’s biggest box-office successes; of…

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Movie Review – Rocketman

Principal Cast : Taron Egerton, Jamie Bell, Richard Madden, Bryce Dallas Howard, Stephen Graham, Gemma Jones, Jason Pennycooke, Charlie Rowe, Steven Mackintosh, Tom Bennett, Jimmy Vee, Rachel Muldoon, Celinde Schoenmaker, Sharon D Clarke, Harriet Walter, Tate Donovan, Ophelia Lovibond. Synopsis: A musical fantasy about the fantastical human story of Elton John’s breakthrough years. ****** As an anecdotal work of non-fiction, Rocketman trades heavily upon the appeal of acclaimed singer-songwriter Elton John’s astonishing early musical output, so much so that it almost becomes a default “greatest hits” music video with tiny bits…

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Movie Review – Mothra

Principal Cast : Frankie Sakai, Kyoko Kagawa, Hiroshi Koizuma, Ken Uehara, Jerry Ito, Yumi Ito and Emi Ito, Takashi Shimura, Masamitsu Tayama. Synopsis: A giant, ancient moth begins to attack Japan when coming to the rescue of its two, foot-tall worshippers who were taken by shipwreck survivors. ******** Original Godzilla director Ishiro Honda returns to the popular kaiju genre with this 1961 Japanese creature feature, Mothra, featuring – of all things – a giant moth wreaking havoc upon the poor residents of Tokyo and its surrounds. Astonishingly silly and entirely…

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