• Pete’s Dragon: Review

    Pete’s Dragon: Review

    Starring: Robert Redford, Bryce Dallas Howard, Karl Urban, Oona Lawrence, Wes Bently, Esmee Myers, Oakes Fegley (Rated PG 103 min). Not exactly a remake of the original 1977 half animated half live action Disney musical treasure (starring Australia’s own Helen Reddy), more […]


  • Spin Out: Review

    Spin Out: Review

    Starring: Xavier Samuel, Morgan Griffin, Melissa Bergland, Lincoln Lewis, Travis Jeffery, Pia Grace Moon, Tessa James (Rated M – 90 min). Locally made movies can often get lost in the mix of multiplex releases I’m always in support of Australian film, many […]


  • Sully: Review

    Sully: Review

    Starring: Tom Hanks, Aaron Eckhart, Autumn Reeser, Anna Gunn, Molly Hagan, Jerry Ferrara, Michael Rapaport (Rated M – 96 min). On a technical level, brace yourself…literally. Realistic shuddering of being in a plane with engine failure filmed with nerve jangling precision is […]


  • The Secret Life Of Pets

    The Secret Life Of Pets

    Featuring: Lake Bell, Louis C.K, Eric Stonestreet, Ellie Kemper, Kevin Hart, Jenny Slate, Albert Brooks (Rated G – 87 min). It’s been a tremendous year for animated family films with Zootopia, alongside Finding Dory, leading the way and the recent intriguing […]


  • Ben Hur: Review

    Ben Hur: Review

    Starring: Jack Huston, Morgan Freeman, Toby Kebbell, Ayelet Zurer, Denise Tantucci, Nazanin Boniadi (Rated M – 125 min). As Annie Lennox once sang, Why? It is preposterous to consider, even in an age of remakes or updated imagining of older movies […]


  • Kubo & The Two Strings

    Kubo & The Two Strings

    Starring: Charlize Theron, Ralph Fiennes, Matthew McConaughey, Rooney Mara, Art Parkinson (Rated PG – 100 min). While Kubo is not a traditional Anime, realistically I have never been the biggest fan of Japanese animation on film or television. Exceptions are […]


  • Maggie’s Plan: Review

    Maggie’s Plan: Review

    Starring: Greta Gerwig, Ethan Hawke, Julianne Moore, Travis Fimmel, Wallace Shawn, Maya Rudolph, Bill Hader (Rated M – 98 min). Maggie is beautiful, Maggie is forthright, Maggie makes everyone cherish her friendship. However, love is messy for Maggie (an illuminating Greta […]


  • Bad Moms: Review

    Bad Moms: Review

    Starring: Kathryn Hahn, Mila Kunis, Christina Applegate, Kristen Bell, Oona Lawrence, Jada Pinkett-Smith (Rated MA – 100 min). Three overworked underappreciated burnt-out soccer mums drop everything to start actually enjoying life over long liquid lunches, or simply party hard irresponsibly, much to the […]


  • Red Billabong

    Red Billabong

    Starring Dan Ewing and a big outback monster. Two estranged brothers and their friends are pulled into a world of mystery and lies when their grandfather’s property is passed into their hands. As both brothers are pulled apart by different […]


  • Suicide Squad: Review

    Suicide Squad: Review

    Starring: Will Smith, Margot Robbie, Jared Leto, Jai Courtney, Viola Davis, Cara Delevingne, Joel Kinnaman (Rated M – 123 min). What should be a flourishing anti-superhero adventure, in the darker than Marvel universe of DC Comics, is too dull to […]


  • Jason Bourne: Review

    Jason Bourne: Review

    Starring: Matt Damon, Alicia Vikander, Tommy Lee Jones, Julia Stiles, Vincent Cassell, Scott Shepherd (123 min – Rated M). It began with Bourne Identity (2002), into Supremacy (2004), hitting an Ultimatum (2007), then deferred into Legacy (2012) with temporary new […]


  • Love & Friendship

    Love & Friendship

    Starring: Chloe Sevigny, Kate Beckinsale, Xavier Samuel, Stephen Fry, Tom Bennett, Jenn Murray (Rated PG – 92 min). Any film adaptation derived from Jane Austen expressive prose has me at hello – whether it be in the traditional period or contemporary updates such as […]


  • Ghostbusters: Review

    Ghostbusters: Review

    Starring: Melissa McCarthy, Kate McKinnon, Kristen Wiig, Leslie Jones, Chris Hemsworth, Ed Begley Jr, Cecily Strong, Andy Garcia (Rated PG – 116 min). In 1984 when I saw Ghostbusters as a child, my obsessive movie-going life was already fully underway spending an […]


  • The Legend of Tarzan

    The Legend of Tarzan

    Starring: Alexander Skarsgard, Christoph Waltz, Margot Robbie, Samuel L. Jackson, Djimon Hounsou (Rated M – 110 min). The legend of the the orphan jungle boy raised by primates has literally been swinging into cinemas close to a century with the first […]


  • Central Intelligence: Review

    Central Intelligence: Review

    Starring: Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson, Kevin Hart, Amy Ryan, Megan Park, Aaron Paul, Danielle Nicolet (Rated M – 107 min). It is with great wonder these two modern pop culture identities (Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart) have not been paired […]


  • Sing Street

    Sing Street

    SING STREET takes us back to 1980s Dublin seen through the eyes of a 14-year-old boy named Conor (Ferdia Walsh-Peelo) who is looking for a break from a home strained by his parents’ relationship and money troubles, while trying to […]


  • Star Trek Beyond

    Star Trek Beyond

    Starring: Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Zoe Saldana, Simon Pegg, Idris Elba, Karl Urban and Sofia Boutella. “Star Trek Beyond,” the highly anticipated next installment in the globally popular Star Trek franchise, created by Gene Roddenberry and reintroduced by J.J. Abrams […]


  • Independence Day Resurgence

    Independence Day Resurgence

    Starring: Liam Hemsworth, Joey King, Bill Pullman, Jeff Goldblum, Judd Hirsch, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Brent Spiner (Rated M – 120 min). Boldly and brazenly, Independence Day was touted as a next generation Star Wars. A massive box office hit in 1996 with […]


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