Category: "Movie Reviews"

FILM REVIEW:: MULAN (2020)

It was the highly anticipated Disney live action remake everyone was so eager to get their eyes on. Unfortunately, COVID-19 kept pushing the release date, until Disney finally decided to pop it onto trusty Disney+ for a few dollaradoos. That was until it would be put up for free in December. Basically, what I’m trying to say is, considering the shocking year 2020 was, and the standard of this film,

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FILM REVIEW:: THE OLD GUARD

Netflix has definitely been a good friend during lockdown/maternity leave. It’s constantly bringing something out to help with the boredom. The Old Guard was one of those flicks to help consume some time, and it was impressive by just its trailer – so, on it went. The Old Guard centres around a group of people with one thing in common: Immortality. They have lived during some of the most eventful

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FILM REVIEW:: FATAL AFFAIR

Just sitting here, shaking my head, thinking, what a waste of an hour and a half of my life. Where do you even begin to pick where it’s so bad? It’s just all one big pile of, well, I’ll say it, shit! Is it the plot, the storyline, the acting? It’s not a theme we haven’t seen before, but this version, didn’t need to be made. Fatal Affair is the

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FILM REVIEW:: EUROVISION SONG CONTEST: THE STORY OF FIRE SAGA

What I thought was going to be an absolute joke (and not in the haha-this-is-funny kind), and a film that makes a mockery of a hugely popular and well-loved event, such as the Eurovision Song Contest, ended up being an uplifting, light-hearted, still silly, but ever so heart-warming movie spectacle. I am so glad I picked this one to watch on a gloomy day. It was the right pick up

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FILM REVIEW: EXTREMELY WICKED, SHOCKINGLY EVIL AND VILE

So I’m one of those people who loves a good serial killer documentary, and jumps on it as soon as it’s released. Ted Bundy has always been fascinating to me, because of the way he carried himself, the way he spoke, and the way he manipulated. I learned a lot watching his story. Apart from personal experience, Bundy was the first serial killer and probably the only serial killer who

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FILM REVIEW:: EXTRACTION

Not going to lie. I wasn’t expecting much from this Sam Hargrave’s directed and Russo Brothers produced film. I was also worried about Chris Hemsworth being able to do anything else, other than Thor. I was so very much mistaken. This is a heck of a great ‘iso’ movie. Thank you, Netflix. Extraction follows the story of Tyler Rake (Chris Hemsworth), a fearless man with nothing to lose, as he

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FILM REVIEW:: AMERICAN SON

I stumbled across American Son under the ‘trending now’ banner on Netflix, and something made me stop to watch the trailer, when usually I just keep scrolling through. Kerry Washington’s character together with a police officer and her husband are in a room going back and forth about her son and his whereabouts. It’s also evident that this is a race related issue. Washington’s performance alone made me stop and

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FILM REVIEW:: ONCE UPON A TIME IN HOLLYWOOD

Here it is. Quentin Tarantino’s 9th and second last film, and old Hollywood is well and truly alive once again, in this star studded piece of work put together by the quirky and unique director and writer. Never expect anything less when it comes to Tarantino. Once Upon a Time in Hollywood is likable, but not completely lovable. Hollywood, as it has been known simply as, is based on a

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FILM REVIEW:: ALADDIN (2019)

I had very, very, low level, miniature, expectations going into Disney’s live-action remake of Aladdin. I mean, the reviews hadn’t been all that great. I, as always, kept my mind opened and welcoming. And, thankfully I did. I have no idea what any of these critics are talking about. I thought it was fantastic. However, there’s a fault or two that allows this live-action remake to lose a point. Aladdin

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FILM REVIEW:: THE LION KING (2019)

Long live the king. The highly anticipated live-action remake of the 1994 Disney classic, is finally here, and it is amazing. It was everything this self-confessed Lion King fan could have hoped for. Big spectacle, authentic and honourable. Let me start by saying… Do not listen to the bad reviews by critics who have lost the little boy/girl inside of them. This is a fantastic version of the film and

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