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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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Movie Review – Finding Dory

Director :   Andrew Stanton Year Of Release :   2016 Principal Cast :  Voices of Ellen DeGeneres, Albert Brookes, Ed O’Neil, Hayden Rolence, Diane Keaton, Eugene Levy, Kailtin Olson, Ty Burrell, Idris Elba, Dominic West, Bob Peterson, Andrew Stanton, Sigourney Weaver. Approx Running Time :   103 Minutes Synopsis:   Marlin and Nemo must embark on a search for the amnesiac Dory after she goes off in search of her long-lost parents. ******* It still staggers me to think that Finding Nemo was only Pixar’s fifth theatrical release. The in-its-infancy studio was delivering instant…

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Movie Review – Zootopia

Director :   Byron Howard + Rich Moore Year Of Release :  2016 Principal Cast :  Ginnifer Goodwin, Jason Bateman, Idris Elba, JK Simmons, Jenny Slate, Tommy Chong, Octavia Spencer, Nate Torrence, Shakira, Bonnie Hunt, Don Lake, Alan Tudyk, Tom Lister Jr, Maurice LaMarche, Raymond S Persi, Kristen Bell. Approx Running Time :  108 Minutes Synopsis:   In a city of anthropomorphic animals, a rookie bunny cop and a cynical con artist fox must work together to uncover a conspiracy. ***** Listen to “Try Everything” performed by Shakira, from the Zootopia Original…

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Movie Review – Cinderella (1950)

Director :  Clyde Geronomi + Hamilton Luske + Wilfred Jackson Year Of Release :  1950 Principal Cast : Voices of Ilene Woods, William Phipps, Eleanor Audley, Verna Felton, Luis van Rooten, Jimmy MacDonald, Rhoda Williams, Lucille Bliss, June Foray. Approx Running Time :   75 Minutes Synopsis:   A young girl falls for a handsome Prince and hopes to marry in spite of her mean step-sisters and awful ste-mother. ****** Feminism alert! Disney’s 1950 animated masterpiece, Cinderella, is exactly the kind of film that drives the hardcore feminist movement crazy. Based on…

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