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The Kitchen’s recipe for success results in a hot mess

Step 1. Take a comic where men get sidelined so women step up and outshine them.  Step 2: Add an Oscar-nominated writer to shape and direct the story. Step 3: Mix with the acting prowess and star power of three leading actresses. Step 4: Top with smooth 70s grooves, classy costumes and authentic set designs. Read more about The Kitchen’s recipe for success results in a hot mess[…]

Vince Vaugn and MEl Gibson in Dragged Across Concrete

Dragged Across Concrete drags indeed

Dragged across Concrete is a grim neo-noir crime-drama headed up by director S. Craig Zahler.  Zahler has admitted to having extreme difficulty getting his scripts made in Hollywood. Watch Dragged Across Concrete, and you will soon, though not necessarily quickly, see why. The film stars Mel Gibson and Vince Vaughn as two disgraced cops who Read more about Dragged Across Concrete drags indeed[…]

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Midsommar is an unforgettable trip

From the director of Hereditary, Ari Aster comes a follow-up folk horror film that is what nightmares are made of. The film is Midsommar and the protagonist is Dani, played by Fighting With Your Family’s Florence Pugh. It kicks off with an unthinkable tragedy of which Dani is at the centre and she’s forced to Read more about Midsommar is an unforgettable trip[…]

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Sextuplets is the Netflix and Wayans baby that nobody wanted

It’s widely acknowledged that “Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.” In 2006 Marlon and Shawn Wayans wrote and starred in the down-right execrable film, Little Man. The consensus on Rotten Tomatoes was that it was a “gimmicky comedy that…forgot to bring the laughs”. It was nominated for Read more about Sextuplets is the Netflix and Wayans baby that nobody wanted[…]

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A Dog’s Journey begs the question, can an old dog do new tricks?

A Dog’s Will, A Dog’s Life, A Dog’s Tale, A Dog’s Way Home… It’s all starting to get very confusing. To add to the confusion we now have A Dog’s Journey, which is the sequel to the 2017 film A Dog’s Purpose. By this point, you have to wonder whether dogs have any new tales Read more about A Dog’s Journey begs the question, can an old dog do new tricks?[…]

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Tarantino serves up a story unlikely to leave everyone feeling happy ever after

Quentin Tarantino’s ninth film, Once Upon A Time in Hollywood is arguably among 2019’s most anticipated films. Set in Los Angeles in 1969, as Hollywood’s “Golden Age” is coming to a close, it follows Rick (Leonardo DiCaprio) and Cliff (Brad Pitt) as they confront the sun setting on their careers. Rick is an insecure actor Read more about Tarantino serves up a story unlikely to leave everyone feeling happy ever after[…]

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Stellar cast saves a shallow script in Palm Beach

Palm Beach is the name and the backdrop for the Australian film brought to the screen by, actress turned director, Rachel Ward. Ward is the wife of Bryan Brown, who stars in the film alongside Sam Neill, Richard E Grant, Greta Scachhi, Jacqueline Mckenzie and Heather Mitchell- names that will be better known to Aussie Read more about Stellar cast saves a shallow script in Palm Beach[…]

Luke Bracey and Alexander England as soldiers in Danger Close

The commanding Aussie film Danger Close preserves a significant story

Danger Close: The Battle of Long Tan is an Australian historical war drama directed by Kriv Stenders, known for Red Dog. It follows the true story of a single battle fought by Australian and New Zealand soldiers in the Vietnam war in 1966.  The film spends, what can only be described as, the bare minimum Read more about The commanding Aussie film Danger Close preserves a significant story[…]

Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham in the Fast and the Furious spin-off Hobbs and Shaw

The Fast and the Furious franchise proves it has plenty of frenetic, fun gas left in the tank.

Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson and Jason Statham reprise their smooth cruisin’ roles as Luke Hobbs and Decklan Shaw in the latest Fast and the Furious franchise spin-off, the aptly named Hobbs and Shaw. When a group of Mi6 agents set out to seize a lethal virus that has the capacity to wipe out the human Read more about The Fast and the Furious franchise proves it has plenty of frenetic, fun gas left in the tank.[…]