Outside the Wire Review – Does this Netflix action flick kick launch 2021 in style

Anthony Mackie and Damson Idris take us Outside the Wire in this Netflix Sci-fi action thriller <br><br> Still undecided? see the full trailer for Outside the Wire here Outside the Wire was one of Mysteree's most Wanted for January -find out why here
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9 Original Movies Vs their Sequels – which dominate your film list?

Original Films Vs their Sequels When it comes to great movies, are you a person who prefers films to be left as standalone Original classics or do you find yourself pinning for a sequel as soon as the credits role? Some say lightning doesn’t strike twice. When you have a brilliant original idea, a follow up film will always struggle to recapture the same magic of the first film. But there are occasions when the sequel can blow the originals out of the water, at least in some people’s opinion! ROCKY is one of the greatest underdog stories of all…
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Netflix shoots for film domination in 2021 with an amazing movie line up

Netflix faced tough competition in 2020 from the established studios finally deciding to take streaming seriously. Warner seems intent on making a serious statement with its HBO Max service and Disney has recorded incredible subscription numbers in a less than a year. Despite all this, Netflix have decided to come out swinging in 2021 and their first major move is an announcement of their plan to release a new movie each week of the year. Not only that, but they have also released a list of almost all their film releases for the year, incase there was any doubt or…
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The Top 10 Films of 2020 List: The WTF Team Recommends

In a year in which many of our most anticipated releases have been pushed back to 2021 or beyond it's been a funny old time to try and write a top 10 films list, with a few complaints of there being ''slim pickings.'' Yet whilst 2020 has been a difficult year for film there have still been some real treasures released. From franchise revivals to silly popcorn flicks with underseen indie gems in between, here are the top films recommended by each of the WTF team... Mysteree's Top 10 Films 10. Bad Boys For Life: Long overdue but the duo didn’t miss…
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Most Wanted Movies Jan21-Kicking off the New Year with these fresh faces

Most Wanted Movies Jan21 Good Day Good Day good people and a Happy New Year to you and yours. Welcome to Most Wanted Movies for January 2021. These are the films coming out in January that we can't wait to see and think you should watch out for as well Check out the official trailer for Outside the Wire, coming to Netflix on January 15th here Official Trailer for Blythe Spirit here, It will be released as a Sky Original in January You can read Dani's review of Herself here. It will be released in January on Amazon Prime Video,…
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Review: Does George Clooney’s The Midnight Sky reach stellar heights?

Clooney directs and stars in this Sci Fi thriller about humanity's escape from a doomed earth The Midnight Sky is George Clooney's seventh feature film as director, based on the novel Good Morning, Midnight by Lily Brooks-Dalton and distributed by Netflix it attempts to turn lofty sci fi concepts into crowd pleasing fare. Clooney stars as Dr. Augustine Lofthouse, a scientist with terminal cancer living at a remote research base in the Arctic circle. In the opening scenes of the film we learn that some cataclysmic event has befallen Earth (whether this is nuclear, biological or chemical is never explained)…
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Wonder Woman 1984 Review

Wonder Woman 1984 is an exciting and memorable superhero thrill ride that's relevant to anyone in need of inspiration and belief right now In a world where every hero wants to be an anti-hero, truth is subjective and doing the right thing is optional, Wonder Woman 1984 is the remarkable reminder we all needed of the power of good and honesty. Patty Jenkins and Gal Gadot partner to bring us a delightful dose of action, comedy, and fabulous eighties' nostalgia tied together in a movie spectacle the likes of which we haven't seen this year. Wonder Woman and Cheetah battle…
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Gal Gadot – 10 Fascinating Film Facts

10 Fascinating Film Facts about real life Wonder Woman Gal Gadot 1.       Gal Gadot was born in Israel on 30th April 1985. In Hebrew ‘Gal’ means ‘Waves’ and ‘Gadot’ means ‘Riverbanks’; 2.       She is married to Israeli businessman Yaron Versano since 2008. They have two daughters; 3.       She served for two years in the Israeli Defence Force (the IDF) as a combat trainer, something she said helped her win her first feature film role as Gisele in the Fast & Furious franchise. Her experience in the IDF meant that she was able to perform all her own stunts in the film; 4.       She won the…
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Wonder Woman Vs Black Widow – which of these spectacular heroes wins Screen Clash ep1?

Screen Clash ep1 - Wonder Woman Vs Black Widow If you enjoyed Wonder Woman Vs Black Widow and you want more, you can check out 10 Fascinating Film Facts about Scarlett Johansson here Wonder Woman 84 debuts at UK Cinemas on December 16th. See the Official Trailer here
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Mank Review: David Fincher’s Love Letter to Hollywood’s Golden Age

Gary Oldman stars in this movie about movie making; the story behind the writing of Orson Welles' Citizen Kane The titular Mank is Herman J. Mankiewicz (here played by Oldman,) at one time the highest paid screenwriter in Hollywood and winner of the Academy award for Best Original Screenplay 1941 for one of the most highly celebrated films of all time: Citizen Kane. Mank and Orson Welles (Citizen Kane's director, star and co-writer) very publicly disagreed about the value of their respective contributions to the film leading to a feud about credits that had to be settled by the Screen…
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Has Warner Bros sensational HBO Max announcement revealed the Future of Cinema?

Movie going will never be the same again and with Wonder Woman 84, Warner Bros are leading the charge into our new reality with HBO Max Don’t get me wrong, If I had to choose, Cinema will always be my first choice for watching new films, even the bad ones. The screen, the atmosphere, the sound, the immersion – the experience is second to none. But the sad reality is, things will never be the same again. The Covid pandemic has changed the world beyond repair and while many still struggle to accept this, the harsh reality is starting to set in.…
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Most Wanted Movies December 2020 – A broad, excellent selection of films. These are 3 incredible movies you must see

Most Wanted Movies December - These 3 incredible movies are sure to excite and delight when they are released this December. Welcome to Most Wanted Movies December 2020 and what a way to finish the year. 2020 has been one of the most unpredictable years I've ever experienced. While it's annoying and restrictive in terms of entertainment, let's not forget some people have lost their jobs and even their lives so we still have much to be grateful for. Here are 3 incredible movies we can't wait for Wonder Woman 84 - Will it just charm and excite or completely…
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Happiest Season Review: Kristen Stewart Charms in Holiday Rom Com

Family secrets come out in heartwarming and pioneering festive rom com Happiest Season, from actress turned director Clea DuVall Netflix have revitalised the Christmas movie market in the last few years churning out countless family movies and silly rom coms of immense popularity despite often questionable quality - so it's no surprise that other studios are now starting to get in on the act. Happiest Season is being distributed by US streaming giant Hulu and promises all the relaxing festive charm you hope for in this gloomy time of year. The film stars Kristen Stewart as Abby and Mackenzie Davis…
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Chaos Walking: First Trailer for Tom Holland and Daisy Ridley’s Dystopian Drama

After nearly a decade of production hell Lionsgate finally unleash a trailer for Chaos Walking alongside a new release date of 22nd Jan 2021 https://youtu.be/rVlNiqsonFM The trailer gives us the briefest of glimpses into the plot. Set in the near future Holland plays Todd, a teenager living on a planet in which all living creatures can see and hear each other's thoughts. We learn that there are no woman living on the planet, having disappeared in mysterious circumstances years before (a la children in Children of Men,) so when Daisy Ridley's Viola crash lands on the planet Todd sets out…
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Sean Connery – Fascinating Film Facts ep4

10 Fascinating Film Facts about screen legend Sean Connery Episode 4-Fascinating Film Facts Podcast  00:00 / 3:30 1X  https://youtu.be/7AMlgVRfIuk 1.       ‘Sean’ is not his actual first name but his middle name – Sean Connery was born Thomas Sean Connery in Edinburgh, Scotland on 25 August 1930. He was named Thomas after his grandfather.  2.       He joined the Royal Navy at the age of sixteen but was discharged at the age of19 on medical grounds as the result of a duodenal ulcer.  3.       Before he got into acting his former jobs included being a milkman, a lorry driver, a lifeguard, an artist’s model, and a coffin…
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Film Review – Sound of Metal is truly remarkable

Sound of Metal is a real revelation, an exploration of loss, addiction, and the defiant human spirit  ★★★★ Imagine for just one moment you woke up this morning and couldn’t hear anything. The idea alone is so removed from reality for most of us that we very quickly dismiss it and move on, much like closing your eyes and trying to walk more than a few steps. Yet for thousands of people around the world, deafness and sudden hearing loss are very much a reality  SOUND OF METAL Courtesy of Amazon Studios Sound of Metal stars Riz Ahmed as a recovering drug addict and the drummer in a metal band…
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Most Wanted Movies – November 2020

Novembers Most Wanted Movies https://youtu.be/ZOIzsXpTOIw ******CORRECTION: Apologies, I refer to Vince Vaughn as 'Matthew Vaughn' more than once in the video, I was reading about a new potential release dates for Matthew Vaughn's The Kingsman at the time of filming! Sorry! ********* Good Day good day good people, it's your boy Mysteree with the latest episode of Most Wanted, the films I can't wait to see, coming this November. Now October was the BFI London film festival takeover and there was an enviable flood of great films, some of which still haven't had a general release yet. So, if you want to know more,…
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Review: On The Rocks

Bill Murray reunites with director Sofia Coppola for this lighthearted comedy starring Rashida Jones Laura (Jones) a New York mother of two in her late 30's becomes convinced that her workaholic husband is having an affair with his assistant. When she tells her eccentric playboy father (Murray) he insists they get to the bottom of it, and the two set out on a private detective style mission, stalking the husband (Marlon Wayans) around the city. On The Rocks reunites Murray with writer/director Sofia Coppola for their second feature film together after 2003's Lost In Translation for which they were both…
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LFF 2020 Review: Ammonite

Kate Winslet and Saoirse Ronan get cosy in Victorian romantic drama Ammonite, the closing film of the 2020 BFI London Film Festival Ammonite is the second feature film from British writer/director Francis Lee. His first film God's Own Country won awards and hearts all over the world, making Ammonite one of the most anticipated releases of 2020. Kate Winslet stars as Mary Anning, (a real figure though this is a fictionalised version of her life) a skilled paleontologist who now with her years of fame behind her ekes out a living finding and selling fossils on the Dorset coast. Her…
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LFF 2020 Review: New Order

No one is safe from the mob in grim Mexican dystopian drama New Order (Nuevo Orden) New Order opens on the wedding of Marian in the garden of her family's mansion in a wealthy neighbourhood of Mexico City. The ridiculous excess of Marian, her family and their many rich guests are contrasted against the poor treatment of their many servants, drivers and security guards. Festivities run wild all the while news reports heard in the background warn of growing civil unrest in the centre of the city. The party is suddenly and violently interrupted by a group of protestors who…
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LFF 2020 Review: Identifying Features

A mother travels through the darkest parts of Mexico in a search for her missing son in Identifying Features (Sin Señas Particulares) Magdalenas (Mercedes Hernández) young son Jesús sets off for the US border intending to find a job in America. A short while later she learns that the friend he was travelling with has been found murdered near the border crossing - her son is missing and assumed dead too. Unable to live with the uncertainty of his fate, Magdalena traces his journey north through lawless territories on a search for answers. A very grim sort of road movie,…
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LFF 2020 Review: After Love

After Love is a moving drama about secrets, grief and closure from rising star Aleem Khan Opening in the port town of Dover, British muslim convert Mary Hussain discovers a shocking secret when her husband unexpectedly dies - he has a whole other family living just the other side of the English channel in Calais. Mary makes the trip over hoping to get to the bottom of things and discovers the affair went far deeper than she could have imagined. After Love is a sensitively done study in uncovering secrets and reconciling with them, told from a perspective I can't…
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LFF 2020 Review: Limbo

There's both laughter and tears in Limbo, an incredibly human refugee drama from British writer/director Ben Sharrock Limbo tells the story of Omar (played by Amir El-Masry), a young Syrian refugee stuck waiting out the result of his asylum application with other refuge seekers on a remote island in the Scottish Outer Hebrides. The second feature film from Screen Academy Scotland graduate Ben Sharrock, it's a strikingly nuanced look at the absurdities of the British asylum process and the desperate people caught up in it. At first look, Limbo is utterly charming; quirky, humourous and packed with an intensely loveable…
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LFF 2020: Interview with Jennifer Sheridan, Director of Rose

Just a few hours before the world premiere of her debut feature Rose: A Love Story we spoke with it's director about how to create a realistic vampire story, parallels with Covid, and Steven Spielberg You can read the interview below, or give it a watch if you like more ramble https://youtu.be/eDxmoBD1MYc D: I'm sure this isn't how you imagined premiering a film but can you still celebrate?J: It's not not at all what I expected to be honest with you, but I'm just grateful to be in the festival and that people are watching it. I can't believe people…
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LFF 2020 Review: A Common Crime

A Common Crime (Un crimen común) is an intense Argentine drama about guilt, paranoia and an unjust society Cecilia is a university professor living a very comfortable life with her young son in a nice neighbourhood. On a dark and stormy night she is woken by a loud banging at her front door. She sees that it is the teenage son of her housekeeper and he appears to be panicked, but fearing for her own security Cecilia pretends not to be home and does not let him in. The next day she learns that he has been murdered by the…
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LFF 2020 Review: Rose

A unique take on an old tale, Rose is a smart vampire story with both relevance and bite Gripped by a mysterious illness that causes her to have a violent thirst for blood, Rose and her husband Sam live an isolated life together in a cabin deep in the woods. With a carefully planned routine they've built a home in which they can live safely and without public attention - but their refuge is put at risk when a stranger comes into their lives. Reading like a horror but presenting as a carefully played out study of a relationship -…
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LFF 2020 Review: The Salt in Our Waters

A young artist clashes with the social and religious customs of village fisherman in Bangladeshi drama The Salt in Our Waters (Nonajoler Kabbo) Debut feature from award winning Bangladeshi director Rezwan Sumit, I found The Salt in Our Waters to be a satisfyingly multi-layered tale of modernity vs. tradition and man vs. nature. Young city artist Rudro rents a cabin on the edge of a remote Bengali fishing village to work on his art - sculptures of the human form. Whilst he is initially welcomed by the villagers and their respected but authoritarian leader he quickly comes under suspicion when…
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LFF 2020: Interview with Cathy Brady, director of Wildfire

We sat down (virtually) with Cathy after the European premiere of her debut feature Wildfire at the BFI London Film Festival to talk about transgenerational trauma, shared psychosis and her incredible actors You can read our interview below, or if you're the more visual sort - watch the whole conversation with slightly more rambling from Dani! https://youtu.be/x15V904l-II D: Congratulations on the film Cathy, how has the festival circuit been treating you so far?C: It's all been virtual! With Toronto they did have a physical screening but filmmakers weren't present, and then with London film festival our film is a virtual…
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LFF 2020 Review: Cicada

Sensitive and painfully honest, Cicada is the story of two men confronting their traumas and their love for one another Cicada is a film from two multi-talented individuals; Matt Fifer is co-director, co-writer and star playing the character of Ben, Sheldon D. Brown takes on the roles of co-writer and co-star playing Sam. Set in New York in 2013, Sam is a bisexual man rampaging his way through a series of messy, drunken one night stands. This changes when he meets Sam and the two form a budding committed relationship. The more time the Ben and Sam spend together, the…
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LFF 2020 Review: The Intruder

A voice over actress is haunted by whispering figures in Argentine psycho-thriller El Prófugo (The Intruder) Erica Rivas plays Inés, an actress and singer in Buenos Aires who splits her time between recording Spanish language dub of foreign films and performing with a female classical choir. After suffering a trauma at the start of the film Inés starts to notice odd things happening around her. Her sound engineer can hear odd whisperings in the background of her recordings which no technology can explain, and she starts to have vivid nightmares and hallucinations which bleed into her everyday life. A superstitious…
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LFF 2020 Review: Supernova

Colin Firth and Stanley Tucci charm and then break our hearts in Supernova, a sensitive drama about a couple dealing with a dementia diagnosis The day the trailer was released for this film my friend text me: ''Wanna cry in a cinema with me on 20th November?'' A brief skim of the plot makes this pretty much a given. Sam (Firth) and Tusker (Tucci) are a happy couple of twenty years. Two years after Tusker is diagnosed with early onset dementia they embark on a campervan tour of the Lake District in an effort to recreate a trip they took…
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LFF review: Wolf Walkers – A charming animated story about friendship, family and belonging

Wolf Walkers brings a touch of animated magic to the London Film Festival 2020 Animated story telling can be incredibly tricky to get right. While power houses like Disney and Dreamworks have tried and tested styles and formulas to fall back on, for smaller studios it can be incredibly difficult getting their foot in the door. One studio successfully breaking through are the team at Cartoon Saloon. The fact their first 3 feature films were all Oscar nominated speaks volumes about the quality being crafted there and their latest Wolf Walkers firmly establishes them as a Studio to watch in…
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LFF 2020 Review: Wildfire

Cathy Brady's debut feature Wildfire is a raw Irish drama about mental health, generational trauma and sisterhood Set in the present day in an Irish border town Wildfire explores the bond between two sisters. Kelly (Nika McGuigan) has been missing for a year when she turns up out of the blue on her sister Lauren's (Nora-Jane Noone) doorstep in the middle of the night. Kelly is clearly suffering from some mental health issues; acting somewhat manically and having a recurring hallucination of a wolf, she will not tell her sister where she has been. Through the course of the film…
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LFF Director Interview: Bassam Tariq talks Mogul Mowgli

Bassam Tariq's first full length feature film 'Mogul Mowgli' starring Riz Ahmed is getting some well-deserved attention at the BFI London Film Festival 2020. We sat down with Bassam to ask some questions about his inspirations for the film, his long friendship with Riz, cultural appropriation and fears for the film industry facing Covid Hi Bassam, thanks for taking the time to talk to us today at we talk film. Congratulations on the movie, I really enjoyed it. After the success you had with your documentaries, what was it about this project that made you choose it as your first…
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LFF 2020 Review: The Reason I Jump

The Reason I Jump is a groundbreaking documentary providing a stunning sensory experience and a vital insight into the lives of non-verbal autistic people I'm ashamed to say that when faced with a thick film festival programme and only limited time to see things it is often the documentaries that get the chop first. Film for me is a mode of escapism and I often prefer the release of a fictional story to facing more hard realities in a documentary. Yet The Reason I Jump caught my eye due to the number of audience prizes it has already won since…
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LFF 2020 Review: 180° Rule

Devastatingly performed drama about loss, grief, and the precarious position of women in modern day Tehran 180° Rule is the debut feature from Iranian writer/director Farnoosh Samadi. Sahar Dolatshahi stars as Sara, a married high school teacher with a young daughter. The film opens with Sara reminding her husband, Hamed, about a family wedding they have plans to go to in a couple of days' time. Hamed tells Sara that he now has to work and cannot go, and as he thinks it inappropriate for a woman to drive without her husband in the car he will not allow her…
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LFF 2020 Review: Shirley

Elisabeth Moss stars as an eccentric horror writer who enthrals a young newlywed in this dreamy psychological drama Shirley is a fictionalised biopic of the real celebrated horror writer Shirley Jackson, set in leafy Vermont in the 1950s. The film follows Shirley (Moss), a paranoid recluse, her lascivious university lecturer husband Stanley (Michael Stuhlbarg) and young newlyweds Fred and Rose (Logan Lerman and Odessa Young) who come to live with them for a short while when Fred takes a job as Stanley's teaching assistant. Shirley and Stanley quickly prove themselves to be masterfully manipulative, forcing Fred to take on all…
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LFF 2020 Review: Herself

Empowering Irish drama about a woman (quite literally) building a new life for herself and her children following domestic abuse Clare Dunne stars as Sandra, a Dublin mum of two young children who flees a violent husband and finds herself with nowhere to go. Like many she is forced to deal with the stark situation facing vulnerable people dependent on social welfare. Working two jobs, living out of a hotel room and faced with a 2-3 year waiting list for a council house Sandra takes inspiration from a YouTube video on how to build your own house for cheap and…
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LFF 2020 Review: The Disciple

A master and his student attempt to reach raga music perfection in this hypnotic Indian drama The Disciple follows Sharad (Aditya Modak) through three stages of his life, as a young boy and a man at ages 24 and 36, as he dedicates himself to mastering a form of Indian classical singing and the teachings of his elderly guru played by Arun David. It is the second feature film from Mumbai director Chaitanya Tamhane and shows the city through the eyes of its middle classes and at a relaxed pace rarely seen in mainstream cinema. Raga music is a type…
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The 355 Trailer – Why have just one globe- trotting Super Spy when you can have five?

Can The ladies of The 355 fill the Bond sized gap in your life? https://videopress.com/v/E95DuZv3?preloadContent=metadata Why have just one globetrotting super spy when you can have five? Join an all-star cast of super spies from five nations as they join forces against a common international threat. If you like your espionage gritty and hard hitting, then this might be one for you to keep an eye on. Starring Oscar nominee Jessica Chastain, Oscar winner #lupitanyongo and Oscar winner Penelope Cruz (is that enough Oscar winners) alongside a strong supporting cast including Sebastian Stan and Diane Kruger, this might just be…
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Mogul Mowgli Review – London Film Festival

Mogul Mowgli is a powerfully personal exploration of cultural identity, ambition, and challenging traditions https://youtu.be/SKg4cOmfJ4k Mogul Mowgli is Bassam Tariq’s first feature length film and stars Riz Ahmed as a rising British Asian rapper on the cusps of success and fame. I went into this expecting a British 8 mile, an underdog story with rap battles. What I found was a much more introspective tale of cultural conflict and identity crisis. Riz had a well-known rap career as an MC prior to crossing over into acting so it's no surprise how comfortable he appeared playing the part of a rapper.…
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Octobers Most Wanted – BFI London Film Festival 2020 Preview

Most Wanted looks at some of the films the London Film Festival will be showcasing this October https://youtu.be/laY0PRYbdSM When we thought all hope was lost for October, the BFI London FIlm Festival 2020 is almost here to bring us some fantastic films, directors and incredible talent, both established and rising. These may not be CGI fuelled blockbusters but they are beautifully crafted stories from all genres, with gripping performances and imaginative settings designed to wow us. Ammonite starring Kate Winslet and Saoirse Ronan
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Get Luke Lowe – A tantalizing tale of loss and revenge

In 'Get Luke Lowe', two friends find out just how far they'd go for payback on an internet troll London Film Festival is fast approaching, promising some incredible independent and studio films. We felt it would be an appropriate time to take a closer look at 'Get Luke Lowe', an upcoming Indie film which caught our eye. The film's director Drew Marke kindly agreed to join us to answer a few questions Hi Drew, thanks for joining us. Congratulations on 'Get Luke Lowe', your first feature film being one of only 5 films nominated within the best international category at…
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Enola Holmes Review: A delightful debut for the young detective

Enola Holmes is a perfect dose of fun, mystery, and adventure https://youtu.be/rfSs_2hh9S8 2nd Opinion: Mysteree Enola Holmes: I completely agree with Kal’s review. While some creatives in Hollywood will try to re-invent the wheel, Netflix are more than happy to just get better cars in their garage. The quality of Netflix original films are continuously improving. They have not only taken strides towards awards credibility, but also in the area of lighter family entertainment. These are is not ‘B’ movies with unknown actors. These are recognizable faces committing to the material and enjoying the freedom a streaming service like Netflix…
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Scarlett Johansson – 10 Fascinating Film Facts

Matt Black brings 10 fascinating film facts about Scarlett Johansson https://youtu.be/2UswrF5vhIs Black Widow has disappointingly been delayed to May 2021. Here's 10 facts about Scarlett to keep us going Scarlett Johansson was born on 22nd November 1984 in New York to an American mother and Danish born father. She is actually a twin being born 3 minutes before her twin brother Hunter Johansson  She made her professional acting debut in an off-Broadway theatre production of ‘Sophistry’ at New York’s Playwright Horizons alongside another famous actor Ethan Hawke. She only had 2 lines in the play Black Widow and Deadpool? She was married to the Deadpool…
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Review: The Devil All The Time

The Devil All The Time released on Netflix yesterday to little fanfare despite it’s stacked cast of superhero stars, and with a source novel of disturbing content and the opportunity for it’s shiny young things to go super dark I was very keen to check it out. Based on a 2011 book of the same name, The Devil all the time is set in the aptly named ”Knockemstiff” a town in rural Ohio in the postwar years. It covers several intertwining stories, focusing mainly on around 15 years in the lives of Willard Russell (played by a harrowed Bill Skarsgard)…
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How can Hollywood Survive the Chaos of COVID?

Hollywood is scrambling to find a means to survive our new COVID reality. As Candyman becomes the latest film to be delayed after Wonder Woman 1984 was pushed back yet again we look at what these latest moves mean for the industry and what happens next. Candyman, the remake of the 90s horror film has become the latest in a long line of films to be delayed. Unlike some other films which have been given alternative (yet tentative) release dates later on in the film schedule Candyman has been moved to ‘2021’. In a since deleted Tweet the film’s Director,…
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Bill and Ted Face the Music Review: A Fantastic finish to a superbly fun franchise

Bill and Ted are back to Face the Music and complete their mission almost 30yrs later. But will this be a Most Excellent Adventure or a Bogus Journey? https://videopress.com/v/Sdroe8lu?preloadContent=metadata Keanu Reeves and Alex Winters return as the lovable but clueless duo, here to save the world with the help of their daughters and some new and old legendary musical figures "A Fantastic finish for a superbly fun franchise"
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Hollywood Heavyweights Still To Come on Netflix in 2020!

Hollywood Heavyweights still to come in 2020 Forget about schlocky rom-coms and forgettable action flicks, for 2020  Netflix has spent serious money to acquire films by some of the biggest names in the business. Here are 10 movies by award season darlings that are streaming now or coming very soon. Da 5 Bloods: dir. Spike Lee Da 5 Bloods - available now A new joint from Spike Lee, the cult favourite director behind Do The Right Thing, She's Gotta Have It, Malcolm X and last year's Oscar winning BlacKkKlansman. His latest feature Da 5 Bloods tells the tale of four…
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Disney’s Mulan Review

With Mulan, have Disney finally delivered a remake worthy of your time? Let’s get the most pressing question out of the way first. Is this worth an extra £19.99 on top of what you are already paying for your Disney Plus subscription? And the answer is a resounding YES. Now that’s out of the way, let me tell you why. In the interest of disclosure, I don’t think I’ve even watched the original movie, just seen bits. I know it features Eddie Murphy as a small wise cracking dragon but that’s about it. For some reason, it was one of…
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No Time To Die-New Trailer

No Time To Die -New Trailer & Images   New Bond Image for Now time to Die Bond fans rejoice! No Time to Die is still set for a November release. MGM are sticking to their guns and have turned up the hype meter with this trailer. Watching this November can't come soon enough. Daniel Craig's last outing as the iconic British super spy is showing all signs of being the perfect swan song for him. https://videos.files.wordpress.com/Ft1cnqkO/notimetodie_mgm_trailer2_pro_h264_hd_hd.mp4 The trailer is action packed and this film looks like its going to be absolutely non stop with Rami Malek's 'Safin' threatening to…
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Most Wanted Movies – September 2020

Enola Holmes - New Pre-release posters Most Wanted Movies Welcome to the latest edition of Most Wanted Movies. These are the films we can't wait to see in September 2020 https://youtu.be/WCbs5QUMtFk Now August looked like it was going to be a very slow month but it finished very strong just off the back of one movie - Tenet. Have you seen it yet?! Opinions are mixed over its place on the list of Christopher Nolan films (you can see Dani's extensive review right here) but no one denies it was a technical marvel and an achievement in film making and originality…
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5 of the Best – Movie Martial Artists

Could these be the 5 Best Movie Martial Artists of all Time? DIsney's Mulan is set to release on Disney plus premiere on September 4th, From the trailer, it looked much more like an epic martial arts saga rather than the more comical song and dance of the original animated feature. It also stars martial arts heavyweights Donnie Yen and Jet Li. With that in mind, we got thinking who were the the best movie martial artists of all time. Kalvin took the challenge to 'Kal's Corner' to come up with an answer. https://youtu.be/NqIWtrKTU38 So, after having a lengthy conversation with…
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Disney’s Mulan – Niki Caro talks about her amazing cast

Mulan Director talks about her amazing lead actors https://videopress.com/v/irV8ax0R?preloadContent=auto This will be the first big test for Disney plus as it will introduce their 'premiere access' and the result could determine the future for a number of releases going forward. Some may question though the logic of releases this on a streaming service while bringing New Mutants to the big screen? In reality, super powered hero type movies are in abundance at the moment while this type of martial arts epic are more rare and only come along every few years. The likes of crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon gave a different kind…
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Project Power Review

No One Man should have all the POWER No One Man should have all that Power Firstly, let’s get this out of the way. Project Power is not Netflix’s entry into the eternal battle for Superhero domination between Marvel and DC. There’s no bright costumes, spaceships or aliens. Directors Henry Joost & Ariel Schulman have taken the story by Mattison Tomlin and crafted a film more grounded in reality than many recent super powered film efforts. This grounded approach doesn’t mean dark, gritty or littered in bad language. In fact, for a Netflix film, I was surprised just how clean the language was.  https://videos.files.wordpress.com/omKaDQ4J/youtube-power_hd.mp4 Now for anyone who comes to this looking for something similar to a superhero movie…
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Movies I Missed

Movies I Missed ep1 - Pulp Fiction Here at We Talk Film, we've been spending lockdown catching up on all those classic movies we never found time for before. You know, those cult favourites that EVERYONE is supposed to have seen but somehow, we just haven't? In the first episode of 'Movies I Missed', Mysteree introduces Dani to Quentin Tarantino's Pulp Fiction - does it live up to the hype? https://youtu.be/klyvYL1kLgk Amazon Instant Video
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Unhinged – Review

Does Russell Crowe's Unhinged really show us what a bad day is? Unhinged stars Russell Crowe and sees movies officially make a welcome return to the big screen. This film lays its grand ambitions bare from the onset with almost 5 mins worth of footage during its opening credits portraying what it perceives to be societies main plagues-a lack of civility between people and the ease with which violence breaks out amongst us over the simplest things, in this case road rage. It also touches other issues like lack of government funding and police cuts as a of means of setting the scene for the events which are about to unfold. We are to believe that the government and law enforcement…
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Russell Crowe gets Unhinged -Fascinating Film Facts

https://youtu.be/1MnMwfk7O4I 10 Fascinating Film Facts about Russell Crowe Cinemas in the UK officially open today. The first big brand-new release is Unhinged starring Russell Crowe. In celebration of the release and the reopening of cinemas, we attended Cineworld at the 02 to see what things look like now with Covid considerations. There are cleaning and sanitations galore. All staff and management on the floor were wearing masks. As it stands today, there was no signs requested movie goers wear masks but some of us were. Within the screen there was social distancing where only groups that came with each other…
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Most Wanted Movies-August 2020

Most Wanted Movies https://youtu.be/WXSrcLoEfjU Here are the great films you need to see this August Welcome to the August edition of Most Wanted Movies. Here are the films we can't wait to see coming this August  Now July didn’t go the way we had planned in terms of cinema films. The elephant in the room is Tenet. Needless to say, I was very disappointed with it being delayed AGAIN. The problem is, the cinema chains need a big movie to attract people back to the cinemas and that responsibility is falling completely to Tenet. Christopher Nolan has been insisting on…
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10 Fascinating Film Facts about The Dark Knight you just might love!

10 Fascinating Film Facts about The Dark Knight https://youtu.be/BdWAohqnCCM 10 Fascinating Film Facts Billion Dollar Movies Dark Knight, Dark Knight Rises, Captain Marvel, Spiderman Far from Home, Aquaman, Captain America Civil War, Iron Man 3, Black Panther, Avengers Age of Ultron, Avengers, Avengers Infinity War, Avengers End Game – 12 comic book films have made a billion dollars worldwide, The Dark Knight was the first to do so and in fact made more than Batman Begins’ entire domestic run in only six days of release;  2. Scare Crow brings the Fear back Cillian Murphy became the first Batman movie villain to reprise his…
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Fatal Affair Review

Fatal Affair: Love turns deadly in this thriller from Netflix Fatal Affair is a Psychological Thriller distributed by Netflix, Directed by Peter Sullivan and starring Nia Long (Boyz ‘N’ the Hood / Love Jones / The Best Man) and Omar Epps (Juice / Love & Basketball / The Wood). The movie follows a woman named Ellie Warren (Nia Long) who is in a struggling marriage and through her work, she meets up with an old college friend that she has not seen in twenty years called David Hammond (Omar Epps). One night after a few drinks, Ellie and David nearly…
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Batgirl-Could Yara Shahidi be our next Phenomenal hero?

Who will Answer the Bat Call? When it comes to strong on screen representation, the ladies of DC are leading the way. Is Yara Shahidi about to get the 'Batgirl Call' from Matt Reeves?  DC’s recent casting choices have been nothing short of inspirational. Despite the initial backlash they received over casting Anna Diop as Star fire in Titans, DC stuck to their guns and once the show aired, all but the harshest of Trolls were silenced. Its unanimously agreed that she is awesome in the role of Star Fire, bringing a real humanity, power and vulnerability to an alien being   Zoe Kravitz had it all growing up,…
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New Trailer for Project Power: If you had a Super Power for one day, would you be the Hero or a Villain?

In Netflix's Project Power, superpowers are the drug of choice Its as easy as taking a pill to gain an amazing ability in the latest action thriller from Netflix. When i saw the trailer, for some reason my first thought was of Syndrome from the Incredibles. His evil plot was to develop super powers as something he could sell off to the highest bidders and eventually when everyone has a super power, no one would be special anymore. the superhero/super power genre continues to be successful because deep down we all have a yearning to be able to do something…
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Meet the Pioneering 5 Films or Less Winner!

July's 5 Films or Less Winner Kevin Hart & Jonah Hill This is the End – Jonah & Leo DiCaprio Wolf of Wall StreetRobert Downey Jnr & Jack Black Tropic Thunder – Jack Black & Danny DeVito Jumanji: The next levelKeanu Reeves & Bonnie Hunt Toy Story 4– Bonnie Hunt & Tom Cruise Rain Man Hiya! My name is Elena, I’m 16 years old, and I absolutely LOVE films! I’m so excited to win this gift card as it will mean that I can actually afford to go to the cinema a few times. I love comedies and some of my favourites are Bridesmaids, What we do in…
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5 Films or Less Challenge: Results

The Results are in: A massive thanks to everyone that took part in the very first 5 films or Less challenge. We had a number of great entries so it was fun going over the connections you made. 15 of you managed to hit the magic score of 6 films. We assigned each winners a number between 1 to 15 and used a random number generator to pick one. And the Winner is.... Elena R. She put together some clever combinations to get her score of 6: , Kevin Hart & Jonah Hill This is the End - Jonah &…
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The Old Guard Review-Charlize is Humanities Immortal Protector

https://youtu.be/ha8dITerXy8 The Old Guard is another attempt by Netflix to launch a successful action adventure franchise. This comes is based on a graphic novel and leans on the Supernatural elements of the action adventure genre Charlize Theron has no shortage in experience when it comes to playing an action star. From Furiosa in Max max to Aeon Flux to Atomic Blonde. She is always more than ready to play the part of arse kicking hero. This role sees her also take on the role of mentor to Kiki Layne, leading a team of covert mercenaries. Their mission is to protect…
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Kevin Hart learns how to be an Action Star in Die Hart- Coming to Quibi-July 20th

Have you heard of Quibi before?  Many people haven't. Its the brain child of Jeffrey Katzenberg (co founder of DreamWorks) and wants to be your new 'Netflix'. What makes it different? Its designed purely for mobile devices and all the shows are around the 10 mins mark. You see, Quibi is short for Quick Bites. They want to offer entertainment you can consume and binge without losing all the hours in the day. There are a host of A list celebrities signed on already producing content for it  (they have been paid a lot of money to get involved). If…
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Will Jennifer Hudson find a little Respect in the Spotlight as Aretha?

https://videopress.com/v/j6oEReBw?posterUrl=https%3A%2F%2Ffirstlookme.files.wordpress.com%2F2020%2F06%2Frespect_teaserposter_rgb.jpg&preloadContent=metadata Every time I thrash reality shows someone reminds me that the phenomenal talent that is Jennifer Hudson got her big shot on one. Most people take on biopics knowing they are Oscar magnets but Jennifer is already an Oscar winner. We know she can act and she has one of the best voices of this generation so who better to bring soul legend Aretha Franklin to life on the big screen. I know little about Aretha's life story and having watched the trailer I'm quite happy to wait and watch the drama unfold through fresh eyes. The film also…
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The King’s Man takes us back to the beginnings of the secret spy wars to battle Rasputin

https://youtu.be/6bLAr8Kep_s Kingsman was a breath of fresh air when it was released in 2015. Not only did it remind me how cool Bond USED to be, it also made me a Colin Firth fan having never really been interested in his films before. He was totally convincing in the role of Galahad, the master spy English man and Taron Egerton was perfect as the street kid being taught manners. Yes, the story has been told any times before but not like this and not with action as enjoyable as this ( remember the umbrella fight scene in the pub!). The…
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5 Powerful Films about Race. Which ones found Positive Outcomes?

These are 5 films where Hollywood tried to shine a light on some of the racism, prejudice and social injustice faced by many and how we as a society can attempt to relate to each other better. While there were no fairy tale endings, some of the films were able to offer positive or hopeful outcomes https://youtu.be/0uLFSRj1wfg
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Looking back at Nolan’s Batman Begins: Remarkable Or A Poor Start To The Trilogy?

Welcome to the Nolan -VerseEnter Subtitle Nolans Dark Knight Trilogy Looking back at Batman Begins: Remarkable Or A Poor Start To The Trilogy? It's the 15th anniversary of Batman Begins. For some this was the film that officially kicked off the Hollywood's acceptance of Superhero movies as real films but for others it was a lot of noise for an average film. Here's what we think, share your thoughts https://youtu.be/63aCurjbIoo
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Will Batflecks Epic return Clash with Pattinson Batman?

13 Questions answered about the Dark Knights return in 2021 There have been stories recently that HBO Max want Ben Affleck to reprise his role as the caped crusader alongside Jared Leto in a film for their streaming service but could this actually be true? Let’s take a look and see how credible the rumours are and how they could go about making it happen….. Firstly how can Ben Affleck come back, hasn’t Robert Pattinson already been cast as Batman? Yes he has and will star in ‘The Batman’ directed by Matt Reeves and due for release next year BUT…..…
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Will you Take a Walk on The Dark Side of Justice?

HBO Max and JJ Abrams are bringing Justice League Dark to our screens in 2021 With all the talk about '#TheSnyderCut' it would be easy to forget there are other important moves being made within the DC live action Superhero Universe. JJ Abrams, the man behind Alias, Fringe as well as the recent Star Wars and Star Trek reboots is alleged to have been given the choice of existing DC properties to work on and choose Justice League Dark. Zatanna takes centre stage while with guest star Wonder Woman Justice League Dark are the mystical lesser known members of the…
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Chris Hemsworth is still hitting hard without a Hammer or Super Powers in Netflix’s Extraction

Extraction - Review: Is this action flick slicker than John Wick? https://youtu.be/W0rSTiR6qvE Extraction is the latest action movie from Netflix starring Chris Hemsworth and produced by the Russo Brothers who also co wrote the graphic novel the movie is based on. Its directed by Sam Hargrave who is a long time stunt choreographer so expectations were high, for the action scenes at least. Sam Hargrave gives DirectionSams Extensive experience as a Stunt Choreographer shines through in this filmThis Boy must be 'Extracted!'Welcome To the Chris Hemsworth ShowPhoto Credits Jasin Boland
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Immortal Mercs Fight for Anonymity and Survival in The Old Guard

The Old Guard - Coming to Netflix July 2020 https://youtu.be/3_TM2ldIwhE The Old Guard - 'Forever is longer than it looks' Charlize Theron returns to the action genre once again with the latest big budget Movie from Netflix. When I first heard about the Immortality element I was unsure if they were going down the route of mythical/supernatural powers or a science experiment gone wrong. The trailer makes it clear it is supernatural. Despite that, its pretty clear the intention is to be more of a slick action adventure movie rather than one obsessed with special effects and spectacular super powers.…
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Heroes & Villains-Movies That Made Us

Who are the Heroes and Villains we love? Every Villain is the Hero of their own story We all love talking about movies. This is the second in a series of questions about the impact film has had on our lives. Part Two features Dani, Matt Black, Khariis, Emma, Kalvin, Sarah, Glen, Katie, Maryann, Karen, Toya What are the favourite film franchises of all time? find out here
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First Look: In The Desert With Denis Villeneuve’s Dune

Denis Villeneuve directs Javier Bardem Today Sci Fi fans were treated to the first on set photos of Denis Villeneuve's new adaption of the 1965 Sci Fi epic DUNE A landmark saga about two rival families battling for control of an inhospitable desert planet and the rare and valuable substance it contains, Dune has long been considered too complicated to successfully adapt. Indeed a 1984 film by the great David Lynch and a 2000 ScyFy network miniseries are both considered to have missed the mark. But with visionary film maker Denis Villeneuve writing, producing and directing the new 2020 adaption…
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Say Hi to the Bad Guy- Is this the Super Villain era?

After 'The Joker', Is it time to Say Hi to the Bad guy? Is this the Super Villain era? ‘Every Villain is the hero of his or her own story’: The Writers Journey - Christopher Vogler Why should we say hi to the bad guy? When I first heard Warner Bros were going ahead with a Joker movie, my initial reaction was "No, why, dear lord, why?" No one wanted or asked for a Joker movie. One of the Joker's biggest draws as a villain is his mystic, his mystery. There was an element of power in his anonymity. I’ve…
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12 Joyful Films for Dark Days

Isolation getting you down? Sometimes film needs to be a mood booster, a medicine, a break from the sad realities of the world. If you’re looking for a feel-good film to enjoy then here’s 12 spots of joy to improve your day. Kiki, a 13-year-old trainee witch moves to a new town with her talking cat Jiji and starts up a flying courier service from the back of her broomstick. A charming and beautifully illustrated coming of age story from animation masters Studio Ghibli. PRIDE Set in 1984 this comedy drama tells the true story of the Lesbians and Gays…
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Who is the Best Bruce Wayne of the Bunch?

Which Bruce Wayne will emerge as Gotham's true favourite son? Orphan, Billionaire, philanthropist, vigilante. Bruce Wayne has been the template for comic book alter egos for over 70yrs. Many have tried to replicate, duplicate, and remix the classic origin story of the man who went on to become Batman, one of the most recognised and respected superheroes of all time. There have been many screen depictions of the man behind the mask and while they all share the same origins the portrayals have been vastly different. Some have been more comic book accurate and others while beloved have strayed quite…
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Promising Young Woman Review– A Deliciously Dark Vengeance story

Promising Young Woman - Carey Mulligan plots and schemes Vengeance from a Coffee shop Promising Young Woman is a timely drama from Director Emerald Fennell and wears it’s ‘me too’ influence proudly on its sleeve.  There is a section of society that may feel this is a ‘man bashing’ film but that couldn’t be further from the truth. It challenges the indoctrinated idea of victim blaming. If you went out and dressed provocatively and had such a good time, you drunk to the point of almost passing out. You would have left yourself vulnerable, but does that justify sexual assault?…
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Nomadland Trailer

https://videopress.com/v/cISqA1Ch?preloadContent=metadata 2-time Oscar winner Frances McDormand stars in Nomadland, a film about a woman packing up her life to explore the American West alone in a van as a modern-day nomad. Nomadland has already been a smash hit at film festivals around the world and looks likely to snatch its director, Chloe Zhao, a few awards ahead of her major studio debut with Marvel's Eternals later this year
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Bliss Trailer – Your real life might be better than you thought

Bliss brings together two fan favourites, Owen Wilson, and Salma Hayek in a mind-bending tale of alternate realities. When I think of Owen Wilson, I always think comedies, but Bliss is definitely not that. He plays Greg, a recently divorced man trying to hold his life together. Following a chance meeting with the enchanting Isabel, she sets out proving to him that the drab, depressing, polluted world they are living in is not real and actually a simulation. This feels like a 'reverse Matrix'-where she is trying to plug Neo back in!  Someone telling you that all the pain and…
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Blithe Spirit Review: Sparkly New Adaptation of a Classic Comedy

Dan Stevens, Isla Fisher, Leslie Mann and the great Judi Dench star in this update of the much loved 1940s play by Noël Coward Originally premiering on the West End in 1941, Noël Coward's Blithe Spirit is one of the most revived comedy plays of all time and with a first film adaption made in 1945 by the great David Lean it's been delighting audiences for nearly 80 years. Indeed had it not been for the coronavirus pandemic this film would have been released at the same time as a new West End revival starring the great Jennifer Saunders (which…
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