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Charlie's Angels

Published May 24, 2020

Charlie's Angels

So much better than that Full Throttle sequel! I really loved this. Trust in Elizabeth Banks for a girl power movie that isn’t too in-your-face, it’s just people being awesome. It’s a movie in which Patrick Stewart is the bad guy but was still brilliant!

The Lovebirds

Published May 23, 2020

The Lovebirds

Not sure about this one. It had to skip theatres and so Netflix snatched it up, we were keen to see it as part of the whole ‘early release’ thing. On the surface, it’s a good enough movie, but I really think it only stands up because of the fantastic chemistry between the two leads, and their great banter.

Spies in Disguise

Published May 16, 2020

Spies in Disguise

The first third of this movie was kinda dull, you knew the beats they were hitting, it was obvious what was going to happen, and you were just waiting for the inevitable. Once Will Smith turned into a bird, the comedy picked up a little bit, although it still felt quite slow going.

My Spy

Published May 8, 2020

My Spy

Loved this film! Was expecting it to be either pretty lame or a bit of an oddball one like Playing With Fire, but it wasn’t. It was a sensible story, very funny, and not predictable - I mean, obviously you knew where it was going with the big showdown, but they threw in a couple of twists and things didn’t go how you always thought they would.

The Gentlemen

Published April 27, 2020

The Gentlemen

I wasn’t expecting to like this. In my head, I feel like I’ve had mixed responses to Guy Ritchie’s gangster-style work and I wasn’t sure this was going to be any good. I was so wrong. I loved it! Hugh Grant is incredible in this, slimy and sneaky, but bouncing so well off Charlie Hunnam’s implacable, quiet and stern character.

The Rhythm Section

Published April 26, 2020

The Rhythm Section

The biggest problem with this movie is with the name, it leads you into thinking you’re probably going to be watching a nice, gentle music movie but that’s not what this is. Once you get your head around it though, things get a lot better.

Birds Of Prey And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn

Published April 24, 2020

Birds Of Prey And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn

I took quite a long time to come round to this movie, and definitely considered stopping it at the twenty minute rule. But I’m glad I didn’t because after the first half hour or so, I started warming to it, and by the end I was completely on board.

The Hard Way

Published April 18, 2020

The Hard Way

This was a good one, I’ve never heard of it before but I enjoyed it. It probably hasn’t aged all that well but not as badly as other movies we’ve attempted from this era. The swinging around from a cigarette at the end wasn’t all that believable but it worked.

Midway

Published April 17, 2020

Midway

Based on nothing but my faith in Roland Emmerich, I purchased this film and was quite looking forward to it. What a let down! It made no sense, bombing sequence after bombing sequence, flitting here and there, and not really making any progress with the plot. They were explaining things but I couldn’t follow it.

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

Published April 13, 2020

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

It was good! I’ve been trying to avoid most things Star Wars in anticipation of the film so I hadn’t realised there was such a negative reaction to this movie, I can’t really see what’s wrong with it? Good story, great characters, huge respect to Carrie Fisher, fun new creatures, interesting twist to the Rey story, and a big battle scene at the end. Sounds pretty Star Wars to me.