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Movie Review – Bad Girls (1994)

Principal Cast : Madeline Stowe, Mary Stuart Masterson, Andie MacDowell, Drew Barrymore, James Russo, James LeGros, Robert Loggia, Dermot Mulroney, Jim Beaver, Nick Chinlund, Harry Northup. Synopsis:  Four former harlots try to leave the wild west (Colorado, to be exact) and head north to make a better life for themselves. Unfortunately someone from Cody’s past won’t let it happen that easily. **** This review forms part of Girl Week 2018, hosted by Dell On Movies. You can find other reviews and articles over on Dell’s site! Check it out! In America’s Old West,…

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Movie Review – Bohemian Rhapsody

Principal Cast : Rami Malek, Lucy Boynton, Gwilym Lee, Ben Hardy, Joseph Mazzello, Aidan Gillen, Tom Hollander, Allen Leech, Mike Myers, Aaron McCusker, Meneka Das, Ace Bhatti, Priya Blackburn, Max Bennett, Dermot Murphy, Dickie Beau, Neil Fox-Roberts, Jack Roth, Phillip Andrew, Michelle Duncan. Synopsis:  A chronicle of the years leading up to Queen’s legendary appearance at the Live Aid (1985) concert. **** Although considered rock royalty today, British supergroup Queen were mildly dismissed back in the day by a variety of critics and record producers, until their meteoric rise to the top (and back down)…

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Movie Review – Crazy Rich Asians

Principal Cast : Constance Wu, Henry Golding, Michelle Yeoh, Gemma Chan, Lisa Lu, Awkwafina, Ken Jeong, Sonoya Mizuno, Chris Pang, Jimmy O Yan, Ronny Chieng, Remy Hii, Nico Santos, Pierre Png, Jing Lusi, Tan Kheng Hua. Synopsis:  New York native Rachel Chu travels to Singapore to meet the family of her boyfriend, Nick Young, only to discover their impossible wealth and social standing makes her inclusion into their family an almost impossible reality. ***** What a gloriously fun movie this is! Crazy Rich Asians is a warm-spirited, energetic and always…

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Movie Review – Superman

Principal Cast : Christopher Reeve, Margot Kidder, Gene Hackman, Marlon Brando, Marc McClure, Ned Beatty, Jackie Cooper, Glenn Ford, Trevor Howard, Jack O’Halloran, Valerie Perrine, Maria Schell, Terence Stamp, Phyllis Thaxter, Susannah York, Sarah Douglas. Synopsis:  An alien orphan is sent from his dying planet to Earth, where he grows up to become his adoptive home’s first and greatest superhero. ****** Few comic book films are as reverential and revered by fans casual and hardcore alike as Richard Donner’s 1978 big screen version of Superman. It stands alongside only Tim Burton’s…

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Movie Review – Other Side of The Wind, The

Principal Cast : John Huston, Oja Kodar, Peter Bogdanovich, Susan Strasberg, Norman Foster, Bob Random, Lilli Palmer, Edmund O’Brien, Mercedes McCambridge, Cameron Mitchell, Paul Stewart, Gregory Sierra, Tonio Selwart, Dan Tobin, John Carroll, Stafford Repp, Geoffrey Land. Synopsis:  A Hollywood director emerges from semi-exile with plans to complete work on an innovative motion picture. ****** The cinema landscape lost a titan the day Orson Welles passed in 1985. With him, multiple projects in development at the time, including the almost entirely shot but unfinished The Other Side of The Wind. The project…

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Movie Review – Mile 22

Principal Cast : Mark Wahlberg, Iko Uwais, John Malkovich, Lauren Cohan, Ronda Rousey, Nikolai Nikolaeff, Carlo Alban, Terry Kinney, Poorna Jagannathan, Sam Medina, Natasha Goubskaya, Alexandra Vino, Cedric Gervais, Chae Rin Lee, Emily Skeggs. Synopsis:  An elite American intelligence officer, aided by a top-secret tactical command unit, tries to smuggle a mysterious police officer with sensitive information out of the country. **** Incomprehensible gibberish masquerading as an espionage thriller, in similar vein to Ridley Scott’s 2008 thriller Body Of Lies, Mile 22 is numb to coherence and demands you avoid understanding whatever is…

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Movie Review – Equalizer 2, The

Principal Cast : Denzel Washington, Pedro Pascal, Ashton Sanders, Bill Pullman, Melissa Leo, Sakina Jaffrey, Jonathan Scarfe, Adam Karst, Kazy Tauginas, Garrett Golden, Orson Bean. Synopsis:  When a former colleague and friend is brutally killed while on assignment overseas, Robert McCall uses his special set of skills to unravel the mystery behind her death and bring her assailants to justice. ***** I’ll bite: I wasn’t one of the throngs of people clamouring to see a sequel to Denzel Washington’s slow-burn 2014 thriller retooling of the classic 80’s show, The Equalizer.…

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Movie Review – First Purge, The

Principal Cast : Y’lan Noel, Lex Scott Davis, Joivan Wade, Mugga, Christian Robinson, Lauren Velez, Kristen Solis, Marisa Tomei, Cindy Robinson, Patch Darragh, Maria Rivera, Chyna Layne, Siya, Melonie Diaz, Mo McRae. Synopsis:  America’s third political party, the New Founding Fathers of America, comes to power and conducts an experiment: no laws for 12 hours on Staten Island. No one has to stay on the island, but $5,000 is given to anyone who does. **** The landscape of Trump’s America seems to the outside world to be sliding headlong into the terrifying…

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Movie Review – Incredibles 2

Principal Cast : Craig T Nelson, Holly Hunter, Sarah Vowell, Huckleberry Milner, Eli Fucile, Nicholas Bird, Samuel L Jackson, Bob Odenkirk, Catherine Keener, Bill Wise, Brad Bird, Jonathan Banks, Michael Bird, Sophia Bush, Phil LaMarr, Isabella Rossellini, John Ratzenberger. Synopsis:  Bob Parr (Mr. Incredible) is left to care for the kids while Helen (Elastigirl) is out saving the world. **** The most anticipated sequel in history delivers on the promise of the first; Incredibles 2 is hands-down fantastic. Or, yeah, incredible. It’s been 14 years (!) since we last saw Mr…

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Movie Review – Night Comes For Us, The

Principal Cast : Joe Taslim, Iko Uwais, Julie Estelle, Sunny Pang, Zack Lee, Sharifa Daanish, Hannah al Rashid, Dian Sastrowardoyo, Abimana Aryastya, Dimas Anegara. Synopsis:  Ito is a gangland enforcer caught amidst a treacherous and violent insurrection within his Triad crime family upon his return home from a stint abroad. ***** Bred from similar DNA to Gareth Evans’ Raid films, Indonesian director Timo Tjajanto unleashes an astonishing gonzo orgy of blood and action in The Night Comes For Us. Where the plot and/or characters appear too generic to hold up an…

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