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SHAFT: It’s the audience who gets shafted in this sloppy regressive sequel.

This is the fifth time around the block for the Shaft film series, which was originally released in 1971. It revolved, at first, around an African-American detective named John Shaft. The franchise has been continually revived with a same-same but different crime-solving storyline, which came to centre around his nephew John Shaft II (Samuel L. Read more about SHAFT: It’s the audience who gets shafted in this sloppy regressive sequel.[…]

Himesh PAtel with KAte MCKinnon in Yesterday- a movie where the whole world except one world has forgotten the Beatles music.

Likable Yesterday lacks the longevity of its pop-sensation subjects

People have been making movies since 1888. Back then, two seconds of a man riding a horse technically classified as a movie. In 1906 the first full-length movie came along, The Story of The Kelly Gang shot here in Australia.  Filmmaking has come along way since then, but the heart of filmmaking was, and always Read more about Likable Yesterday lacks the longevity of its pop-sensation subjects[…]

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The newly packaged Child’s Play offers multi-functional entertainment.

It’s been a big week for toys at the cinema but the two toy-focused films that have just opened are very different playthings. I’m referring, of course, to Toy Story 4 and Child’s Play. In both movies, the toys are owned by a boy named Andy, and the toys feel protective of their owners, but Read more about The newly packaged Child’s Play offers multi-functional entertainment.[…]

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Wild Rose gives a voice to dream-chasing Mums

Wild Rose tells the story of Rose-Lynn, a Glasgow girl and aspiring country singer who is fresh out of a year-long stint in jail. She dreams of being the next big thing to grace the stages of Nashville, Tennessee- the home of country music. With just “three chords and the truth” she plans to take Read more about Wild Rose gives a voice to dream-chasing Mums[…]

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Under the Silver Lake is whacked AF and not for the mainstream.

Here’s the quick review that I wish someone had written for me before I wasted a Friday night watching Under the Silver Lake. Unformed characters. Assaulted teenagers. Old lady boobs. Sound good? Barking women. Grotesque dream sequences. Conspiracy theories. Still interested? Endless masturbation references. Dead dogs. A toilet bowl that is literally full of crap. Read more about Under the Silver Lake is whacked AF and not for the mainstream.[…]

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Gun violence rears its ugly head in Beats

Eighteen months after witnessing a shooting in the neighbourhood that he lives in on Chicago’s South Side, teenager August (Khalil Everage) is still suffering from a severe case of PTSD. He’s barely left the house in that time and has instead been throwing himself into the art of mixing music. And he’s gotten good. He Read more about Gun violence rears its ugly head in Beats[…]

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Toy Story 4 reaches for the sky and lands amongst the stars.

These days, sequels are so recurrent that it seems like the credits have barely rolled before someone asks if there’s going to be another film in the series. When this question was asked of Toy Story 3, the answer given was that it would take a really special storyline to push another into production. So Read more about Toy Story 4 reaches for the sky and lands amongst the stars.[…]

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Tolkein is nothing to write home about

When the Wikipedia entry of a man’s life is more exciting than a feature length biopic, it doesn’t bode well for the film. We meet Tolkien as an exhausted, dirty, ill twenty-four year old caught in the middle of the ‘Battle of Somme’ in World War One. He’s fading rapidly but is on a quest Read more about Tolkein is nothing to write home about[…]

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The Replacement: Revenge of the Clones

Clones are running rampant in the futuristic short film The Replacement. It’s a gritty sci-fi that imagines what the world might look like if cloning were to become so rife that clones outnumbered humans. The protagonist is Abe (Mike Mcnamara), an ‘original’ who some years ago agreed to a shoddy deal where he could be Read more about The Replacement: Revenge of the Clones[…]

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Sandler and Aniston star in the sassy, self-knowing whodunit: Murder Mystery.

Have you seen Murder on the Orient Express? If you have, all that really needs to be said is that Murder Mystery is its younger, funnier brother. But here’s the whole story for those of you who haven’t. Murder Mystery comes from director Kyle Newacheck, co-creator of the comedy series Workaholics. The screenplay is by Read more about Sandler and Aniston star in the sassy, self-knowing whodunit: Murder Mystery.[…]