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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 – Toy Story 4

Principal Cast : Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Annie Potts, Tony Hale, Keegan-Michael Key, Jordan Peele, Madeline McGraw, Christina Hendricks, Keanu Reeves, Ally Maki, Jay Hernandez, Lori Allen, Joan Cusack, Wallace Shawn, John Ratzenberger, Blake Clarke, Don Rickles, Estelle Harris, Jeff Pidgeon, Bonnie Hunt, Kristen Schaal, Timothy Dalton, Jeff Garlin, John Morris, Jack McGraw, Laurie Metcalf, June Squib, Carl Weathers, Steve Purcell, Lila Sage Bromley. Synopsis: When a new toy called “Forky” joins Woody and the gang, a road trip alongside old and new friends reveals how big the world can…

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Movie Review – Dumbo (2019)

Principal Cast : Colin Farrell, Michael Keaton, Danny DeVito, Eva Green, Alan Arkin, Nico Parker, Finley Hobbins, Roshan Seth, DeObia Oparei, Joseph Gatt, Sharon Rooney, Michael Buffer, Frank Bourke. Synopsis: A young elephant, whose oversized ears enable him to fly, helps save a struggling circus, but when the circus plans a new venture, Dumbo and his friends discover dark secrets beneath its shiny veneer. ******** Disney’s original 1941 elephantine Dumbo is rightly considered one of the studio’s most accomplished and adored animated classics. For every moment of its brisk sub-70…

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Movie Review – Mary Poppins Returns

Principal Cast : Emily Blunt, Lin-Manual Miranda, Ben Wishaw, Emily Mortimer, Pixie Davis, Nathaniel Saleh, Joel Dawson, Julie Walters, Dick Van Dyke, Angela Lansbury, Colin Firth, Meryl Streep, David Warner, Jim Norton, Jeremy Swift, Kobna Holbrook-Smith, Noma Dumezweni, Edward Hibbert, Chris O’Dowd, Mark Addy.Synopsis:  Decades after her original visit, the magical nanny returns to help the Banks siblings and Michael’s children through a difficult time in their lives. ****** Of all the films personally supervised by Walt Disney during his time alive on this planet, the 1964 classic Mary Poppins remains…

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Movie Review – Ralph Breaks The Internet

Principal Cast : John C Reilly, Sarah Silverman, Gal Gadot, Taraji P Henson, Jack McBrayer, Jane Lynch, Alan Tudyk, Alfred Molina, Ed O’Neill, Bill Hader, John DiMaggio.Synopsis:  Six years after the events of Wreck-It Ralph, Ralph and Vanellope, now friends, discover a wi-fi router in their arcade, leading them into a new adventure. ******** Today I want to talk to you about timelessness. Oh, Ralph Breaks The Internet is stunningly great, a perfect blend of whizz-bang animation, heart-and-soul storytelling and wonderful humour, but that’s not important right now. No, I want…

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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 – Coco

Principal Cast : Anthony Gonzalez, Gael Garcia Bernal, Benjamin Bratt, Alanna Ubach, Renee Victor, Ana Ofelia Murguia, Edward James Olmos, Alfonso Arau, Selene Luna, Dyana Ortelli, Herbert Siguenza, Jamie Camil, Sofia Espinosa. Synopsis: Aspiring musician Miguel, confronted with his family’s ancestral ban on music, enters the Land of the Dead to find his great-great-grandfather, a legendary singer. ***** This deftly animated venture from Pixar draws cheers and tears as one young boy’s journey into the Land of The Dead – Mexican culture’s afterlife – to discover his family’s fate lies not in…

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Movie Review – Cars 3

Director :  Brian Fee Year Of Release :   2017 Principal Cast :  Owen Wilson, Cristela Alonzo, Chris Cooper, Nathan Fillion, Larry The Cable Guy, Armie Hammer, Ray Magliozzi, Tony Shalhoub, Bonnie Hunt, Lea DeLaria, Kerry Washington, Bob Peterson, John Ratzenberger, Kyle Perry, Lewis Hamilton, Cheech Marin, Richard Petty, Paul Newman. Approx Running Time :   102 Minutes Synopsis: Lightning McQueen sets out to prove to a new generation of racers that he’s still the best race car in the world. ****** It would be fair to characterise Pixar’s Cars franchise as the red-headed…

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Movie Review – Beauty & The Beast (2017)

Director :  Bill Condon Year Of Release :  2017 Principal Cast :  Emma Watson, Dan Stevens, Luke Evans, Kevin Kline, Josh Gad, Ewan Mcgregor, Ian McKellan, Stanley Tucci, Emma Thompson, Audra McDonald, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Nathan Mack, Hattie Morahan, Adrian Schiller, Gerard Horan, Haydn Gwynne, Michael Jibson. Approx Running Time :   129 Minutes Synopsis:   An adaptation of the fairy tale about a monstrous-looking prince and a young woman who fall in love. ****** The Disney live-action money train continues to roll, as the studio presents another of its adaptations of previously…

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Movie Review – Moana

Director :  Ron Clements + John Musker Year Of Release :   2016 Principal Cast :  Voices of Auli’i Cravalho, Dwayne Johnson, Rachel House, Temuera Morrison, Nichole Scherzinger, Jemaine Clement, Alan Tudyk, Oscar Knightley. Approx Running Time :  107 Minutes Synopsis:   In Ancient Polynesia, when a terrible curse incurred by Maui reaches an impetuous Chieftain’s daughter’s island, she answers the Ocean’s call to seek out the demigod to set things right. ****** The historic Disney formula returns with a vengeance in its 2016 digital offering, Moana, a Polynesian-based fable of magic,…

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