Tuesday, 19 December 2017

Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (2017)

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Bumble in the Jungle

Director: Jake Kasdan
Running Time: 119 Minutes
Starring: Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart, Jack Black, Karen Gillan, Nick Jonas, Bobby Cannavale, Rhys Darby, Alex Wolff, Ser'Darius Blain, Madison Iseman, Morgan Turner

Monday, 18 December 2017

November 2017 In Review

Another month has passed us by, and another month full of wonderful films (and some stinkers). So, here what I viewed this past November.

Saturday, 16 December 2017

Paddington 2 (2017)

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Very Bearable

Director: Paul King
Running Time: 103 Minutes
Starring: Hugh Bonneville, Sally Hawkins, Brendan Gleeson, Julie Walters, Jim Broadbent, Peter Capaldi, Hugh Grant, Ben Whishaw

Friday, 1 December 2017

Fifty Shades Darker (2017)

A masked woman in a white dress, being held as if dancing by a man in a tuxedo.Covered in shades of shit

Director: James Foley
Running Time: 113 Minutes
Starring: Dakota Johnson, Jamie Dornan, Eric Johnson, Eloise Mumford, Bella Heathcote, Rita Ora, Luke Grimes, Viktor Rasuk, Kim Basinger, Marcia Gay Harden, Max Martini, Bruce Altman

Tuesday, 28 November 2017

A Bad Moms Christmas (2017)

Welcoming as a lump of coal in your stocking

Director: Scott Moore, Jon Lucas
Running Time: 104 Minutes
Starring: Mila Kunis, Kristen Bell, Kathryn Hahn, Christine Baranski, Cheryl Hines, Susan Sarandon, Jay Hernandez, Justin Hartley, Peter Gallagher, Oona Laurence, Emjay Anthony

Thursday, 23 November 2017

Justice League (2017)

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Does it do Justice to these characters?

Director: Zack Snyder
Running Time: 120 Minutes
Starring: Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Gal Gadot, Ezra Miller, Jason Momoa, Ray Fisher, Jeremy Irons, Diane Lane, Connie Nielsen, J.K. Simmons, Ciarán Hinds, Joe Morton, Billy Crudup, Amber Heard, Michael McElhatton

Sunday, 19 November 2017

The Florida Project (2017)

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The magic of Disney

Director: Sean Baker
Running Time: 115 Minutes
Starring: Willem Dafoe, Brooklynn Prince, Bria Vinaite, Valeria Cotto, Christopher Rivera, Caleb Landry Jones, Macon Blair

October 2017 In Review

Another month where I get this out later than intended, and another October, which means John Carpenter's Halloween was the best film of the month. Nevertheless, here's what I viewed this past October.

Monday, 13 November 2017

Jigsaw (2017)

Jigsaw 2017 poster.jpgA blunt Saw

Directors: Michael Spierig, Peter Spierig
Running Time: 92 Minutes
Starring: Matt Passmore, Callum Keith Rennie, Clé Bennett, Hannah Emily Anderson, Laura Vandervoort, Mandela Van Peebles, Paul Braunstein, Brittany Allen, Josiah Black, Tobin Bell

Sunday, 12 November 2017

Blade Runner 2049 (2017)

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A worthy follow-on

Director: Denis Villeneuve
Running Time: 164 Minutes
Starring: Ryan Gosling, Harrison Ford, Jared Leto, Sylvia Hoeks, Ana de Armas, Dave Bautista, Robin Wright, Mackenzie Davis, Carla Juri, Lennie James, David Dastmalchian, Barkhad Abdi

Thursday, 2 November 2017

Thor: Ragnarok (2017)

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Ragnarok and Roll

Director: Taika Waititi
Running Time: 130 Minutes
Starring: Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Cate Blanchett, Idris Elba, Jeff Goldblum, Tessa Thompson, Karl Urban, Mark Ruffalo, Anthony Hopkins, Taika Waititi, Rachel House, Tadanobu Asano, Ray Stevenson, Zachary Levi, Clancy Brown, Benedict Cumberbatch

Tuesday, 24 October 2017

The LEGO Ninjago Movie (2017)

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Not so much a Ninja-No, more a Ninja-Meh

Director: Paul Fisher, Charlie Bean, Bob Logan
Running Time: 101 Minutes
Starring: Dave Franco, Justin Theroux, Fred Armisen, Abbi Jacobson, Olivia Munn, Kumail Nanjiani, Michael Peña, Zach Woods, Jackie Chan

Wednesday, 18 October 2017

September 2017 In Review

Another month where I finish writing this about half a month later than intended. Regardless, I still enjoy putting these out there, and documenting what I view each month. So, enough dragging this out, let's take a gander at what I saw this past September.

Thursday, 12 October 2017

The Ritual (2017)

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If you go down to the woods today...

Director: David Bruckner
Running Time: 94 Minutes
Starring: Rafe Spall, Robert James-Collier, Arsher Ali, Sam Troughton, Paul Reid

Sunday, 1 October 2017

Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017)

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Not gold standard

Director: Matthew Vaughn
Runtime: 141 Minutes
Starring: Colin Firth, Julianne Moore, Taron Egerton, Mark Strong, Halle Berry, Elton John, Channing Tatum, Jeff Bridges, Pedro Pascal, Edward Holcroft, Hanna Alström, Poppy Delevingne, Bruce Greenwood, Emily Watson

Thursday, 28 September 2017

It (2017)

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A film that isn't clowning around

Director: Andy Muschietti
Running Time: 135 Minutes
Starring: Jaeden Lieberher, Bill Skarsgård, Wyatt Oleff, Jeremy Ray Taylor, Sophia Lillis, Finn Wolfhard, Jack Dylan Grazer, Chosen Jacobs, Nicholas Jacobs, Jackson Robert Scott

Tuesday, 12 September 2017

August 2017 In Review

August is behind us. The kids are back to school, the sunny weather has disappeared, and there's a plethora of new films to watch. So, let's see what I watched over this past August.

Monday, 11 September 2017

Death Note (2017)

Writing the source material's name into its pages

Director: Adam Wingard
Running Time: 100 Minutes
Starring: Nat Wolff, Lakeith Stanfield, Margaret Qualley, Shea Whigham, Paul Nakauchi, Willem Dafoe

Saturday, 26 August 2017

The Hitman's Bodyguard (2017)

Midnight Gun

Director: Patrick Hughes
Running Time: 118 Minutes
Starring: Ryan Reynolds, Samuel L. Jackson, Gary Oldman, Élodie Yung, Salma Hayek, Joaquim de Almeida, Kirsty Mitchell, Richard E. Grant, Sam Hazeldine

Sunday, 13 August 2017

July 2017 In Review

July is long past us, and I managed to make my way through numerous pieces of cinema, at home and at the multiplex. So, here's what I viewed this past July.

Friday, 11 August 2017

The Emoji Movie (2017)

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A poo emoji is too kind for this

Director: Tony Leonidas
Running Time: 86 Minutes
Starring: T.J. Miller, James Corden, Anna Faris, Maya Rudolph, Steven Wright, Jennifer Coolidge, Sir Patrick Stewart, Christina Aguilera, Sofía Vergara, Sean Hayes

Wednesday, 2 August 2017

CHiPS (2017)

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An utter piece of CHiP

Director: Dax Shepherd
Running Time: 101 Minutes
Starring: Dax Shepherd, Michael Peña, Vincent D'Onofrio, Isiah Whitlock Jr, Adam Brody, Rosa Salazar, Kristen Bell, Jessica McNamee, Vida Guerra, Jane Kaczmarek, Justin Chatwin, Ryan Hansen

Tuesday, 25 July 2017

War For The Planet of the Apes (2017)

Caesar, with a rifle and Nova behind his back, on a horse with the film's logo and "Witness the End July 14" at the bottom.
Gorilla Warfare

Director: Matt Reeves
Running Time: 140 Minutes
Starring: Andy Serkis, Woody Harrelson, Steve Zahn, Karin Konoval, Amiah Miller, Gabriel Chavarria, Terry Notary, Ty Olsson, Michael Adamthwaite

Monday, 17 July 2017

Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017)

A wallcrawling success

Director: Jon Watts
Running Time: 133 Minutes
Starring: Tom Holland, Michael Keaton, Jon Favreau, Zendaya, Donald Glover, Tyne Daly, Marisa Tomei, Robert Downey Jr, Jacob Batalon, Laura Harrier, Tony Revolori, Bokeem Woodbine, Logan Marshall-Green, Michael Chernus

Wednesday, 5 July 2017

2017 - The Year So Far

Where does the time go? We're already halfway through 2017, and it feels like we're just scratching the surface of what this year's pieces of cinema have to offer us. As for what's been released so far? Well, let's take a look at what, in my personal opinion, are the 10 Best, and Worst, films released so far this year.

Monday, 3 July 2017

June 2017 In Review

The year's half over, that went quickly. I began and ended this month with the same film, and in-between, experienced quite a number of treats, from this and many other years. So, let's quit dilly-dallying, and see what films I watched this past June.

The Book of Henry (2017)

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A book written in spit and half-eaten crayon

Director: Colin Trevorrow
Running Time: 105 Minutes
Starring: Jaeden Lieberher, Jacob Tremblay, Naomi Watts, Dean Norris, Maddie Ziegler, Sarah Silverman, Lee Pace

Monday, 26 June 2017

Baby Driver (2017)

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Driving its way into your sound systems

Director: Edgar Wright
Running Time: 113 Minutes
Starring: Ansel Elgort, Lily James, Kevin Spacey, Jon Hamm, Jamie Foxx, Jon Bernthal, Eiza González, Flea, Sky Ferreira

Saturday, 24 June 2017

Transformers: The Last Knight (2017)

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What a Knight-mare

Director: Michael Bay
Running Time: 149 Minutes
Starring: Mark Wahlberg, Anthony Hopkins, Josh Duhamel, Laura Haddock, Isabela Moner, Stanley Tucci, John Turturro, Jerrod Carmichael, Santiago Cabrera, Glenn Morshower

Tuesday, 20 June 2017

My Cousin Rachel (2017)

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Rachel plays Rachel

Director: Roger Michell
Running Time: 106 Minutes
Starring: Rachel Weisz, Sam Claflin, Iain Glen, Holliday Grainger, Andrew Knott, Poppy Lee Friar

Sunday, 11 June 2017

The Mummy (2017)

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No amount of bandages can hold this mess together

Director: Alex Kurtzman
Running Time: 110 Minutes
Starring: Tom Cruise, Annabelle Wallis, Sofia Boutella, Jake Johnson, Courtney B. Vance, Russell Crowe, Javier Botet

Saturday, 10 June 2017

May 2017 In Review

A packed month for my film-watching, as I worked my way through franchise films, took in the latest offerings, and unexpectedly viewed what would become all-time favourite films. So, enough waffling on, let's see what films I viewed over the past May.

Thursday, 1 June 2017

Wonder Woman (2017)

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Amazon Prime

Director: Patty Jenkins
Running Time: 141 Minutes
Starring: Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Robin Wright, Danny Huston, David Thewlis, Connie Nielsen, Elena Anaya, Lucy Davis, Saïd Taghmaoui, Ewen Bremner, Eugene Brave Rock

Saturday, 27 May 2017

Pirates of the Caribbean: Salazar's Revenge (2017)

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Yo Ho Hum, I need a bottle of rum after this.

Directors: Joachim Rønning, Espen Sandberg
Running Time: 129 Minutes
Starring: Johnny Depp, Javier Bardem, Brenton Thwaites, Kaya Scodelario, Kevin McNally, Geoffrey Rush, Orlando Bloom, Golshifteh Farahani, Stephen Graham, David Wenham

Sunday, 21 May 2017

Sleepless (2017)

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Ironically titled

Director: Baran bo Odar
Running Time: 95 Minutes
Starring: Jamie Foxx, Michelle Monaghan, Dermot Mulroney, Scoot McNairy, T.I., Gabrielle Union, David Harbour

King Arthur: Legend of the Sword (2017)

King Arthur wears a leather jacket in front of a grey sky and faces the viewer, his sword held by both hands downward in front of his chest.Bored of the Rings

Director: Guy Ritchie
Running Time: 126 Minutes
Starring: Charlie Hunnam, Àstrid Bergès-Frisbey, Djimon Hounsou, Aiden Gillen, Jude Law, Eric Bana, Tom Wu, Freddie Fox, Craig McGinlay, Neil Maskell, Kingsley Ben-Adir, Michael McElhatton

Thursday, 11 May 2017

A Dog's Purpose (2017)

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A real dog of a tale

Director: Lasse Hallström
Running Time: 120 Minutes
Starring: Josh Gad, Dennis Quaid, KJ Apa, Britt Robertson, Juliet Rylance, John Ortiz, Kirby Howell-Baptiste, Peggy Lipton

Friday, 5 May 2017

April 2017 In Review

Yep, another month where Moonlight was watched by me and absolutely loved. I can't help it, I just absolutely love it. I did see other films though, so let us delve into what I watched this past April.

Monday, 1 May 2017

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017)

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Parental Guidance

Director: James Gunn
Running Time: 136 Minutes
Starring: Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper, Michael Rooker, Karen Gillan, Pom Klementieff, Elizabeth Debicki, Chris Sullivan, Sean Gunn, Sylvester Stallone, Kurt Russell

Monday, 24 April 2017

The Belko Experiment (2017)

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An experiment not worth your time

Director: Greg McLean
Running Time: 88 Minutes
Starring: John Gallagher Jr, Tony Goldwyn, Adria Arjona, John C. McGinley, Melonie Diaz, Josh Brener, Michael Rooker

Sunday, 23 April 2017

The Void (2017)

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 Steven Kostanski, Jeremy Gillespie
Running Time: 90 Minutes
Starring: Aaron Poole, Kenneth Welsh, Daniel Fathers, Kathleen Munroe, Ellen Wong, Mik Byskov, Grace Munro, Evan Stern

Tuesday, 18 April 2017

Fast & Furious 8 (2017)

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Family Feud

Director: F. Gary Gray
Running Time: 136 Minutes
Starring: Vin Diesel, Dwayne Johnson, Jason Statham, Michelle Rodriguez, 'Tyrese Gibson, Chris 'Ludacris" Bridges, Scott Eastwood, Nathalie Emmanuel, Kurt Russell, Charlize Theron

Friday, 14 April 2017

Power Rangers (2017)

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Is the Morphin Mighty?

Director: Dean Israelite
Running Time: 124 Minutes
Starring: Dacre Montgomery, Naomi Scott, Rj Cyler, Becky G, Ludi Lin, Bill Hader, Bryan Cranston, Elizabeth Banks

Sunday, 9 April 2017

Life (2017)

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As we know it

Director: Daniel Espinosa
Running Time: 103 Minutes
Starring: Jake Gyllenhaal, Rebecca Ferguson, Ryan Reynolds, Hiroyuki Sanada, Ariyon Bakare, Olga Dihovichnaya

Thursday, 6 April 2017

Ghost in the Shell (2017)

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A Hollow Shell

Director: Rupert Sanders
Running Time: 106 Minutes
Starring: Scarlett Johansson, Michael Carmen Pitt, Pilou Asbæk, "Beat" Takeshi Kitano, Chin Han, Juliette Binoche, Peter Ferdinando, Kaori Momoi, Lasarus Ratuere

Sunday, 2 April 2017

March 2017 In Review

A quarter of 2017 has now passed us by, how times flies. Many of my viewings this month were rewatches, especially involving a certain Best Picture winner. Enough of me waffling on, let's see what I viewed this past March.

Kong: Skull Island (2017)

Kong standing right front of the sun, near the hills and Soliders chasing him in the water.
Ape-ocalypse Now

Director: Jordan Vogt-Roberts
Running Time: 118 Minutes
Starring: Tom Hiddleston, Samuel L. Jackson, John Goodman, Brie Larson, Jing Tian, Toby Kebbell, John Ortiz, Corey Hawkins, Jason Mitchell, Shea Whigham, Thomas Mann, Terry Notary, John C. Reilly

Wednesday, 29 March 2017

Free Fire (2017)

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Trigger Happy Cinema

Director: Ben Wheatley
Running Time: 90 Minutes
Starring: Brie Larson, Sharlto Copley, Armie Hammer, Cillian Murphy, Jack Reynor, Babou Ceesay, Enzo Clienti, Sam Riley, Michael Smiley, Noah Taylor, Patrick Bergin, Tom Davis, Mark Monero

Thursday, 23 March 2017

Get Out (2017)

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Best to follow the title instruction

Director: Jordan Peele
Running Time: 103 Minutes
Starring: Daniel Kaluuya, Allison Williams, Bradley Whitford, Caleb Landry Jones, Stephen Root, Lakeith Stanfield, Catherine Keener

Wednesday, 15 March 2017

Logan (2017)

Children of X-Men

Director: James Mangold
Running Time: 137 Minutes
Starring: Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart, Dafne Keen, Boyd Holbrook, Stephen Merchant, Richard E. Grant, Eriq La Salle, Elise Neal, Elizabeth Rodriguez

February 2017 In Review

Another month of film, full of 2017 releases, Oscar nominated films, and a want to keep up to date with writing & film watching challenges. So, let's see what I viewed over the past February.

Sunday, 26 February 2017

20 Best Films of 2016

It's almost March, and the Oscars are tonight, so it's about time I did this. Here are my Best films of 2016.

Wednesday, 22 February 2017

Rings (2017)

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The real horror is watching it

Director: F. Javier Gutiérrez
Running Time: 102 Minutes
Starring: Matilda Lutz, Alex Roe, Johnny Galecki, Vincent D'Onofrio

Saturday, 11 February 2017

20 Worst Films of 2016

It has been 42 days since 2016 left our lives, and I've only just managed to finish my list of the films I was unfortunate enough to witness. So, these are my worst films of 2016.

Expect a Best of 2016 list to follow soon after.

January 2017 in Review

A bit later than usual, yes, but this was an intriguing month to begin 2017 with. I managed to view many films I've intended to view for a long time, while building up my best of 2016 list. Simple enough, so here's what I viewed over the past month.

Wednesday, 8 February 2017

The Lego Batman Movie (2017)

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The Brick Knight Returns

Director: Chris McKay
Running Time: 104 Minutes
Starring: Will Arnett, Zach Galifianakis, Michael Cera, Rosario Dawson, Ralph Fiennes, Mariah Carey, Jenny Slate, Susan Bennett, Billy Dee Williams, Héctor Elizondo, Conan O'Brien, Jason Mantzoukas, Doug Benson, Zoë Kravitz, Kate Micucci, Riki Lindhome, Channing Tatum, Jonah Hill, Adam DeVine, Eddie Izzard, Seth Green, Jermaine Clement, Ellie Kemper

Monday, 6 February 2017

xXx: Return of Xander Cage (2017)

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Triple X-tremely Dumb

Director: D.J. Caruso
Running Time: 107 Minutes
Starring: Vin Diesel, Deepika Padukone, Donnie Yen, Tony Jaa, Nina Dobrev, Ruby Rose, Kris Wu, Rory McCann, Toni Collette, Samuel L. Jackson

Wednesday, 1 February 2017

Moonlight (2016)

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Can't Fight the Moonlight

Director: Barry Jenkins 
Running Time: 111 Minutes 
Starring: Trevante Rhodes, André Holland, Janelle Monáe, Ashton Sanders, Jharrel Jerome, Naomi Harris, Mahershala Ali, Alex Hibbert

Tuesday, 31 January 2017

Hell Or High Water (2016)

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One to see, come hell or high water

Director: David MacKenzie
Running Time: 102 Minutes
Starring: Jeff Bridges, Chris Pine, Ben Foster, Gil Birmingham, 

Saturday, 28 January 2017

La La Land (2016)

A man and a woman dancing beside a rather bright streetlight, a city view stretches out behind them. The woman is wearing a bright yellow dress, her partner is wearing a with shirt and tie with dark pants.
Dancing with the City of Stars

Director: Damien Chazelle
Running Time: 128 Minutes
Starring: Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone, John Legend, Rosemary DeWitt, Finn Wittrock, Callie Hernandez, J.K. Simmons

Saturday, 21 January 2017

Split (2017)

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McAvoy gives a multi-faceted performance

Director: M. Night Shyamalan
Running Time: 117 Minutes
Starring: James McAvoy, Anna Taylor-Joy, Betty Buckley, Haley Lu Richardson, Jessica Sula, Kim Director, Brad William Henke

Thursday, 19 January 2017

Blog: My most anticipated of 2017

We're already a bit into 2017, and there's plenty on the horizon to look forward to. We have over 11 full months of cinema to look forward to, and it's clearly all uphill from here. So, let's see what films i'm anticipating the most for 2017.

As usual, I should point out that this list is not an attempt to predict which films will be the best of next year, just an opinion piece of which ones I am anticipating the most. Also, take note how I occasionally grasp at straws for the "Hint of Doubt" section.

Monday, 16 January 2017

The Bye Bye Man (2017)

The Bye Bye Man poster.jpgDon't Think It, Don't Say It, Don't See It

Director: Stacy Title
Running Time: 96 Minutes
Starring: Douglas Smith, Lucien Laviscount, Cressida Bonas, Doug Jones, Carrie-Anne Moss, Faye Dunaway, Michael Trucco, Cleo King, Leigh Whannell

Tuesday, 10 January 2017

Collateral Beauty (2016)

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No Beauty Lies Within Here

Director: David Frankel
Running Time: 97 minutes
Starring: Will Smith, Edward Norton, Michael Peña, Kate Winslet, Helen Mirren, Keira Knightley, Jacob Latimor, Naomie Harris

Thursday, 5 January 2017

Blog: My least anticipated for 2017

It's 2017, and we have some great films coming our way. Unfortunately, we also have a lot of stinkers coming. So, let's see the 20 films i'm least anticipating from this year.

As per usual, I should mention that this is an opinion piece about what films I don't think look good based on the information that is available, not me attempting an accurate prediction of what films will actually be awful. As has happened in the past, some of the films listed here may be among my favourites of the year.I should also mention how I often grasp at straws to find some silver lining for the film.

Tuesday, 3 January 2017

December 2016 in Review

Another year has left us behind, and it remained as film filled for me as usual. I managed to get a number of festive films watched, as well as a great deal of 2016's releases, and managed to complete my 52 Films Directed By Women challenge. As the releases of 2017 loom upon us, let's look back and see what were the last few films I viewed over 2016.

Monster Trucks (2016)

Monster Trucks poster.jpgMonster Mayhem

Director: Chris Wedge
Running Time: 104 Minutes
Starring: Lucas Till, Jane Levy, Amy Ryan, Rob Lowe, Danny Glover, Barry Pepper