Month: March 2020

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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Greed

https://youtu.be/1KiSrJXqqMs Dir: Michael Winterbottom Starring: Steve Coogan, David Mitchell, Isla Fisher, Asa Butterfield Greed is a venomous satire of a mega rich retail boss with more than a passing resemblance to UK billionaire Topshop owner Sir Phillip Green. In it we follow Sir Richard McCreadie (Coogan) and his staff of harried underlings as they throw the party to end all parties in an attempt to save face following McCreadie’s much publicised bankrupting of a long running high street department store to great personal financial gain (sound familiar?) Steve Coogan is on top form as the sneering, domineering and hopelessly vain…
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Birds of Prey Review

Birds of Prey (Update)Now steaming on HBO Max Birds of Prey Review Enter Subtitle It’s fair to say I’m a DCEU sceptic. I frequently tell people that in my opinion there have been no good DC films since the Nolan Batman trilogy and after a number of disappointments have skipped seeing the last few. I didn’t even see Suicide Squad however decided to take a punt on this new Harley Quinn movie, my first exposure to her on film. Surprise, surprise; I really enjoyed it! It’s fun. Robbie’s Harley is supremely likeable. The action set pieces are joyfully chaotic but…
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Sonic the Hedgehog Movie

Jim Carrey in SONIC THE HEDGEHOG from Paramount Pictures and Sega. Photo Credit: Courtesy Paramount Pictures and Sega of America. Browsing the internet and I came across a number of articles proclaiming the new #SonictheHedgehog movie the most successful video game adaptation OF ALL TIME! I thought that can't be right, can it really be that good? So I went to watch it with my 8yr old. Yes, it had a lot of cheesy moments, what do you expect, is based on a video game. But it was good, infact it was better than that, it was very good. It was funny,…
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The Invisible Man Review

https://youtu.be/cGpovwy7aps The Invisible Man review: This is a remake of the classic film given a modern twist making it more grounded and relatable to today’s audiences. A stellar turn by Elisabeth Moss as Cecilia propels the film which sees her dead abusive boyfriend seemingly continue to torment her from beyond the grave. Whilst the rest of the supporting cast fail to believe her that such a thing is possible the film does not attempt to insult the intelligence of the watching audience by having us think the same (the film’s title is its biggest spoiler alert) and instead makes it…
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RONA – Reach Out, Never Alone

RONA-Inspired by life reflections during self isolation https://youtu.be/opmYCxTL1rM Whats your purpose, tell me whats your plan? To scale the highest mountains, to visit distant lands To make more money than you could ever spend To be the greatest lover, or just to have a best friend To create the next great gadget or find Cancer's cure To save the whole planet of live a life that's pure To drink till you forget then forget to remember That trauma from your past, tragedy in November Make love till you drop or have a few good kids To sin and sin again…
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Time for some Sunshine in your Pocket

Universal releasing Trolls World Tour at the Cinema and your Homes on the same day. Will other studios follow Universal and Dreamworks have decided to take the decision to go ahead with the release of Trolls despite the current world climate. It will be released at any of the remaining open cinemas and on demand straight to your home this Friday 20th March. Price will be £19.99. This is a brave but necessary step in my opinion as no one knows how long the world will be on 'lock down'. There has to be an alternative to simply pushing films…
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10 top picks from Netflix for those still locked down or shielding

Whether you are on lockdown, shielding or in self isolation, here are 10 top picks from Netflix that will surely keep you engaged Captain Fantastic Viggo Mortensen is a father raising his 6 kids off the grid deep in the wilderness. When his wife falls ill they're forced to reintegrate with society. Charming, eccentric family/coming of age story with an oscar nominated lead performance #quarantineandchill Good Time. After a botched bank robbery lands his disabled younger brother in prison, Connie Nikas (Robert Pattinson) embarks on a twisted odyssey through New York City's underworld to get his brother Nick out of…
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And the Academy Award for Best Actor goes to: Sonic the Hedgehog!

Wait what?!?! Well seeing as every major film seems to be being pushed back at the moment, cinemas are being closed across Europe, production being halted on movies currently filming due to the Corona virus outbreak and no end in sight the absolute worst case scenario could be that our cinematic experience for 2021 has peaked already a little over two months into the year. With Big blockbusters like 007: No Time to Die (pushed back to November), Fast 9 (pushed back eleven months to next year) and Disney’s live action remake of Mulan (pushed back indefinitely) disappearing off the…
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Colour Out of Space

Nic goes full Cage in a Lovecraftian NightmareEnter Subtitle The Colour Out of Space was a short story written by horror/sci fi pioneer H.P Lovecraft in 1921. Set in an isolated town in New England in the 1880’s, it tells the story of the Gardner family. One night a meteorite crash lands on their farm. When scientists try to examine the rock, they release a strange globular ‘’colour’’ that Lovecraft writes is beyond human comprehension. Over the course of two years all crops and animals on the farm become grotesque mutations and slowly die, and the family descend into madness…
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