Zombieland: Double-tap (Zombieland 2) starring Woody Harrelson, Emma Stone, Abigail Breslin, JEsse Eisenberg, Rosario Dawson, Luke Wilson Zoe Deutch

Zombieland: Double-tap is a total no-brainer

With news that there’ll soon be a The Matrix 3 and Bad Boys 3, it seems there’s no statute of limitations on releasing a sequel.  So the people responsible for Zombieland have capitalised by timing their follow-up, Zombieland: Double-tap to coincide with the 10th anniversary of the original film. Back in 2009, Woody Harrelson was Read more about Zombieland: Double-tap is a total no-brainer[…]

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Gore and girl power propel the wicked horror-comedy Ready or not

Grace (Samara Weaving) is on the verge of realising her dreams. As a foster child who longs to be part of a permanent family, she’s about to marry her handsome fiancee Alex (Mark O’Brien) who’s family is both large and rich. There’s just one life-threatening catch.  Before she can be accepted into the Le Domas Read more about Gore and girl power propel the wicked horror-comedy Ready or not[…]

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Zellweger delivers a Judy more captivating than the film itself

Judy Garland, best known to most as The Wizard of Oz’s ruby slipper clad Dorothy, is the subject of the latest music biopic to come out of Hollywood, entitled simply Judy. Can we really call it a biopic, though, when it seems to cover so little of her life? The film opens on young Judy Read more about Zellweger delivers a Judy more captivating than the film itself[…]

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Fearless females and their friendships take centre stage in Hustlers

In 2015 New York magazine published an article about a group of strippers who found themselves in some serious legal troubles. Hustlers is the new female-led film directed by Lorene Scafario (Seeking a Friend For the End of the World) and produced by Will Ferrell and Adam McKay, which brings this interesting true story to Read more about Fearless females and their friendships take centre stage in Hustlers[…]

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Isabela Moner’s dorky Dora is a comic delight

Nickelodeon has taken a leaf out of Disney’s book, adapting one of its most loved children’s cartoons into a live-action film. Muppets director James Bobin and The Invention of Lying’s writer Matthew Robinson have worked their magic to turn Dora the Explorer into the feature-length Dora and the Lost City of Gold. We meet Dora Read more about Isabela Moner’s dorky Dora is a comic delight[…]

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Where there’s a Will, there’s more Will, in Gemini Man.

If we remove our feelings, would we be better soldiers? This is essentially the question asked by Ang Lee’s latest film Gemini Man. It stars Will Smith as Henry, an army sniper desperate to retire after his lengthy list of kills begins to get the better of him. When he gets hold of top-secret information Read more about Where there’s a Will, there’s more Will, in Gemini Man.[…]

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Joyless Joker dares to explore the creation of a villain

From the director of The Hangover, comes a film that could hardly be more opposite. Todd Phillips, who both co-wrote and directed Joker has instead drawn heavily on Scorsese films Taxi Driver and The King of Comedy (even borrowing Robert Deniro) to bring audiences a portrait of the Clown Prince of Crime that is unlike Read more about Joyless Joker dares to explore the creation of a villain[…]

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Slight frights only in Scary stories to tell in the dark

Just in time to get tween trick-or-treaters amped for Halloween comes Scary stories to tell in the dark. Based on the book series written by Alvin Schwartz, it’s best described as a young adult horror film. The screen story is written by The Shape of Water’s Guillermo Del Toro Gomez and adapted by brothers Dan Read more about Slight frights only in Scary stories to tell in the dark[…]

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Brad Pitt has the weight of the world on his shoulders in Ad Astra

Typically our world revolves around our relationships, not so in the sci-fi mystery/thriller Ad Astra where Brad Pitt stars as astronaut Roy McBride in the not too distant future. Or is it? This latest space-set film is futuristic enough that there are already commercial flights to the moon, where you can hop out and grab Read more about Brad Pitt has the weight of the world on his shoulders in Ad Astra[…]

Abominable is heartening, wholesome holiday-viewing

Nobody has ever seen a yeti, but if recent pop culture is anything to go by everyone wants to. Abominable is the third animated film released in just twelve months that’s based on the folkloric creature. Warner Bros brought us Small Foot, starring Channing Tatum, James Corden and Zendaya., Then came Missing Link, starring Hugh Read more about Abominable is heartening, wholesome holiday-viewing[…]