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2019

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!

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.

Vivarium

Published May 3, 2020

Vivarium

What a terrible film this is. I was in two minds going into it, really, but only because I thought it would be a bit too horror and not enough sci-fi. How wrong can one be? It wasn’t horror at all, it was just pointless.

The Assistant

Published May 2, 2020

The Assistant

This film is slow, and thoughtful, and introspective and really, on the face of it, nothing much happens. So I can totally see that this’ll be a film people love or hate. I thought it was brilliant. Firstly, I was in exactly the right mood for this. Tired after an exhausting week, just watching someone go about their day was soothing.

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.

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.

Playing With Fire

Published April 16, 2020

Playing With Fire

It’s almost impossible to know what to write about this film. It’s such a weird one! The concept is pretty straight-forward, and as I mentioned at some point, has a lot of similarities with Three Men & a Baby, except with firefighters.

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.

Just Mercy

Published April 11, 2020

Just Mercy

It’s hard to describe this movie. It’s powerful, awful, perfect. Jordan is great as the lawyer who is doing great work but remains humble. Foxx does a good turn of wronged but realistic, quiet but all the more moving for it.

Jumanji: The Next Level

Published April 4, 2020

Jumanji: The Next Level

It was very similar to the first in terms of crazy action sequences within the game, lots of over-acting, great fun seeing the characters inhabiting different bodies at different times (although a bit confusing) and underneath it all, an actually heart-warming story about friends and growing up (either to adulthood, or coming to terms with growing older).