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One love can change your life. One life can change the world. From the creators of "I Can Only Imagine" comes an inspiring love story for the ages. Discover the wonder of love in "I STILL BELIEVE"", based on a real,life, story. It is a powerful reminder that in the midst of life’s storms, how true, hope can be. 4 STARS
In her debut cinematic adventure, join detective extraordinaire, the Hon. Miss Phryne Fisher, as she embarks on a globe-trotting romp of mystery and mayhem across the exotic 1920s deserts of the Negev, glamorous manor, house, ballrooms, and the darkened back alleys of London. After freeing a young Bedouin girl, Shirin Abbas, from her unjust imprisonment in Jerusalem, Miss Fisher begins to unravel a wartime mystery concerning a priceless jewel, an ancient curse and the truth behind the suspicious disappearance of Shirin’s forgotten tribe. Most fans will glaze over the fact that it's out of its depth. 2 1/2 STARS
Trapped in a violent, controlling relationship with a wealthy and brilliant scientist, Cecilia Kass escapes in the dead of night and disappears into hiding, aided by her sister Emily, their childhood friend James and his teenage daughter Sydney. But when Cecilia’s abusive ex, Adrian, commits suicide and leaves her a generous portion of his vast fortune, Cecilia suspects his death was a hoax. As a series of eerie coincidences turn lethal, threatening the lives of those she loves, Cecilia’s sanity begins to unravel as she desperately tries to prove that she is being hunted by someone nobody can see. GO SEE IT! SOLID 4 STARS
Jane Austen’s beloved comedy EMMA (1815) is all about finding your equal and earning your happy ending is re-imagined in this delicious new film adaptation of EMMA. Handsome, clever and rich, Emma Woodhouse is a restless “queen bee” without rivals in her sleepy little English town. In this glittering satire of social class, Emma must navigate her way through the challenges of growing up, misguided matches and romantic missteps to realize the love that has been there all along. A screwballromantic comedy of manners and misunderstandings. Great for a mum and daughter night out, or even better, a date night out! 4 STARS
The compilation of the Oxford English Dictionary began in 1857 and was one of the most ambitious, and revolutionary projects ever undertaken. Professor James Murray (Mel Gibson) took on the challenge of creating the most comprehensive dictionary ever compiled, but knew that it would take him and his team over a century to compile all known definitions. However, by “crowd sourcing” the work, that is, by enlisting definitions from people all over the world, the dictionary could be compiled in mere decades. As definitions were collected, the overseeing committee, led by Professor Murray, discovered that one man, Dr. W.C. Minor, had submitted more than ten thousand words. When the committee insisted on honoring him, a shocking truth came to light: Dr. Minor, an American Civil War veteran, was a convicted murderer and being held at an asylum for the criminally insane. A film you'll either love or hate. SOLID 3 1/2 STARS
“There is a bomb in Centennial Park. You have thirty minutes.” The world is first introduced to Richard Jewell as the security guard who reports finding the device at the 1996 Atlanta bombing. His report making him a hero whose swift actions save countless lives. But within days, the law enforcement wannabe becomes the FBI’s number one suspect, vilified by press and public alike, his life ripped apart. Reaching out to independent, anti-establishment attorney Watson Bryant, Jewell staunchly professes his innocence. Based on the true story of Security Guard Richard Jewell. Will suit an older audience. 4 STARS
Based on the global blockbuster videogame franchise from Sega, Sonic the Hedgehog tells the story of the world’s speediest hedgehog as he embraces his new home on Earth. In this live-action adventure comedy, Sonic and his new best friend Tom team up to defend the planet from the evil genius Dr. Robotnik and his plans for world domination. Sonic is a little ball of super-energy and speed in, as he notes, an extremely handsome package. Of course with that great power comes great power-hungry villains, and Sonic must make a narrow escape from his faraway planet, to a planet called Earth. 3 1/2 STARS
You ever hear the one about the cop, the songbird, the psycho and the mafia princess? is a twisted tale told by Harley herself, as only Harley can tell it. When Gotham’s most nefariously narcissistic villain, Roman Sionis, and his zealous right hand man, Victor Zsasz, put a target on a young girl named Cass, the city is turned upside down looking for her."Harley, Huntress, Black Canary and Renee Montoya's paths collide, and the unlikely foursome have no choice but to team up to take Roman down. It’s open season on Harley Quinn and anyone who gets in the way of Sionis. A good first effort that could be built on!. 3 1/2 STARS
Having been decimated by the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor only six months earlier, the U.S. Navy was desperately outmanned and outgunned heading into the Battle of Midway. The U.S. military held on to one great advantage: its intelligence operations and collective grit, were strongly underestimated. "Midway" takes audiences deep inside the complex decisionmaking of the United States’ tactical command and then straps them inside a bomber cockpit to experience the most visceral on-screen telling, of the greatest battle in U.S. warfare history. It's massive on many levels, but does't quite succeed. 3 1/2 STARS
In the opening scene of "A BEAUTIFUL DAY IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD" a door swings open to reveal a familiar cozy living room. Enter Mf Rogers. His jacket comes off, a warm cardigan goes on and heavy shoes are swapped out for comfy sneakers. We've returned to the neighborhood and it’s time to have a heart to heart with Mister Rogers. From 1968 to 2001, Fred Rogers imparted words of kindness and wisdom to millions of children on PBS’ long-running program "Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood". Mister Rogers took the time to listen, understand and connect to them. Then he met journalist Tom Junod. Loverly film! 4 STARS
Harvard Law graduate Bryan Stevenson had his pick of lucrative jobs. Instead, he heads to Alabama to defend those wrongly condemned or who were not afforded proper representation, with the support of local advocate Eva Ansley. One of his first, and most incendiary, cases is that of Walter 'Johnny D' McMillian , who, in 1987, was sentenced to die for the notorious murder of an 18 year old girl, despite a preponderance of evidence proving his innocence and the fact that the main testimony against him came from a criminal with a motive to lie. In the years that follow, Bryan becomes embroiled in a labyrinth of legal and political maneuverings, as well as overt unabashed racism systematic corruptionas he fights for Walter and the system which is stacked against them. "Just Mercy" is the story of real life lawyer and founder of the the Equal Justice Initiative, Bryan Stevenson's first case. Don't overlook this totaly engrossing film! 5 STARS
In the summer of 2016, the star rising at the speed of light at Fox News was Megyn Kelly, host of the highly rated nightly news show "The Kelly File". Fiery, confrontational, charismatic and unabashedly opinionated no matter the backlash the former prosecutor was becoming a rare mainstream breakout. Even in the wake of controversies, Kelly would attain cultural heroine status after she confronted then candidate Donald Trump about his treatment of women. When it came to Roger Ailes, Kelly had successfully rebuffed his advances. during the Republican debates. "Bombshell" ticks all the right boxes. 4 STARS
Just as Marcus is trying to step back and spend more time in his family, a dangerous threat will emerge to endangers Mike’s life: pulling Marcus back in. After all, Mike is family too, and he’s not going to let Mike go on that mission alone. The old school cops team up with the newly created elite Miami police department team, AMMO, going up against a ruthless aassassin named Armando, who recently helped stage the prison escape of his mother Isabel Aretas.Do we need another Bad Boys film? Jerry Bruckheimer notes: "It’s always the right time for good movies, fun movies, entertaining movies, like this one is." I agree. 4 STARS
Big Dave, editor of the Daily Print tabloid, is snubbed by cannabis baron Mickey Pearson at a party and hires private investigator Fletcher to investigate Pearson's links to Lord Pressfield, a minor Royal with a heroin, addicted, daughter. Fletcher offers to sell his findings (typed up as a screenplay) to Pearson's right-hand man Raymond for £20 million. Born in poverty in the US, Pearson won a Rhodes Scholarship to Oxford University, where he began selling marijuana. Now after running a hugely successful business for years, he plans to sell it for £400 million. Guy Richie is back and at the top of his game.AWESOME. 5 STARS
World War 1. Lance Corporal Schofield and Lance Corporal Blake as they are given a seemingly impossible task. In a race against time, they must cross enemy territory to deliver a message that could potentially save 1,600 of their fellow soldiers including Blake’s own brotherwho is amongst them. 4 1/2 STARS
Strange lights over the quiet town of Mossingham herald the arrival of a mystery visitor from far across the galaxy. When a visitor from beyond the stars: an impish and adorable alien called LU-LA; crash lands near Mossy Bottom Farm, Shaun soon sees an opportunity for alien powered fun and adventure, and sets off on a mission to shepherd LU-LA back to her home. Her magical alien powers, irrepressible mischief and galactic sized burps soon have the flock enchanted and Shaun takes his new extra-terrestrial friend on a road-trip to Mossingham Forest to find her lost spaceship. Good fun for the 'little ones'. 3 1/2 STARS
When CIA field agent Jason Jones: JJ to his friends; is demoted to a light surveillance detail, he finds himself at the mercy of a sweet but determined none year old girl, Sophie, who uses her tech savviness and street smarts to find JJ’s undercover hideout near the apartment she shares with her mother. In exchange for not blowing JJ’s cover, Sophie convinces him to spend time with her and teach her to be a spy. Despite his reluctance, JJ finds he is no match for Sophie’s disarming charm, intelligence and aptitude for espionage. Ideal for parents who have young girls aged 8 to 14 years of age. Worth seeing. 3 1/2 STARS
Brimming with confidence and swagger, Lance is the world’s greatest spy: the best of the best of international espionage agents.His motto “I fly solo,” lets you know it. Lance is all sharp angles, tall, elegantly attired, exuding coolness and everyone knows his name. But, super spy Lance Sterling and scientist Walter Beckett are almost exact opposites. Lance is smooth, suave and debonair. Walter is not. But when events take an unexpected turn, this unlikely duo is forced to team up for the ultimate mission that will require an almost impossible disguise transforming Lance into the brave, fierce, majestic bird: a pigeon. Walter and Lance suddenly have to work as a team, or the whole world will be in peril. Haven't heard of Lance Sterling? You've gotta be kidding! Everyone knows his name. If they don't, they soon will, thanks to "Spies In Disguise", a film for just about everyone who loves a good time and a good laugh. Go see it! 4 STARS
Four teenagers who survived the trials of "Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle" reunite as they return home to Brantford, New Hampshire from their respective colleges for the holiday break. Now college students, they’re trying to navigate the next level in their individual lives. After Spencer is compelled to go back into the game, Martha, Fridge and Bethany must team up and re-enter the world of Jumanji on a daring rescue mission to bring Spencer home. Everything they know about Jumanji is about to change.They'll soon discover that there’s more to it than just a jungle. SEE IT ON A REALLY BIG SCREEN. 4 STARS
One of the longest-running shows in West End and Broadway history, the stage musical “Cats” received its world premiere at the New London Theatre in 1981, where it played for 21 years and earned the Olivier and Evening Standard Awards for Best Musical. In 1983, the Broadway production became the recipient of seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical, and ran for an extraordinary 18 years. A film, if done correctly, offers a greater scope than a stage play and that is the case with "CATS". Will ithis reimagening please fans of the original stage productions? I doubt it. I suspect the movie, will not please them. 3 STARS.
Having harnessed her ever-growing power after lifting the dreadful curse of the eternal winter in "Frozen", the beautiful conjurer of snow and ice, Queen Elsa, now rules the peaceful kingdom of Arendelle, enjoying a happy life with her sister, Princess Anna. However, a melodious voice that only Elsa can hear keeps her awake, inviting her to the mystical enchanted forest that the sisters' father told them a long time ago. Now, unable to block the thrilling call of the secret siren, Elsa: along with Anna, Kristoff, Olaf, and Sven; summons up the courage to follow the voice into the unknown, intent on finding answers in the perpetually misty realm in the woods. More and more, an inexplicable imbalance is hurting not only her kingdom but also the neighbouring tribe of Northuldra. Can Queen Elsa put her legendary magical skills to good use to restore peace and stability? If you were a fan of "Frozen" you're in for a real treat. 4 1/2 STARS
Hawthorne College is quieting down for the holidays. But as Riley Stone and her Mu Kappa Epsilon sisters: athlete, rebel, and foodie prepare to deck the halls with a series of seasonal parties, a black-masked stalker begins killing sorority women one by one. As the body count rises, Riley and her squad start to question whether they can trust any man, including Marty’s beta-male boyfriend, Nate, Riley’s new crush Landon or even esteemed classics instructor Professor Gelson. Whoever the killer is, he’s about to discover that this generation’s young women aren’t about to be anybody’s victims. Worth having a look at. 3 STARS
Long adored for being creepy, kooky, mysterious and spooky, The Addams Family returns to the big screen this Halloween in a way you haven’t seen them before. In the first animated film featuring this iconic family, Gomez, Morticia, Pugsley, Wednesday, Uncle Fester, and Grandma, join a lively cast of characters to remind us why they are the most eccentric family in the neighborhood. Except in this case, they are the most eccentric family in the run down mansion on top of a fog surrounded hill in New Jersey and happily ensconced in their Addams way of life . The little ones may find it funny but adults won't. 2 1/2 STARS
Consummate con man Roy Courtnay has set his sights on his latest mark: the recently widowed Betty McLeish, worth millions. And Roy means to take it all. From their very first meeting, Roy begins plying Betty with his tried and true manipulations, and Betty, who seems quite taken with him, is soon going along for the ride. But this time, what should have been a simple swindle escalates into a cat-and-mouse game with the ultimate stakes: revealing more insidious deceptions that will take them both through a minefield of danger, intrigue and betrayal as flash-backs reveale the truth about Roy. "The Good Liar" is an intriguing look at the dark side of human nature but often with a glimmer of macabre humor,” says director and producer Bill Condon of this gripping tale where so little is what it seems to be. For fans its been a long wait to see Dame Helen & Sir Ian in a film together. Savour the moment. 4 STARS
When renowned crime novelist Harlan Thrombey is found dead at his estate just after his 85th birthday, the inquisitive and debonair Detective Benoit Blanc is mysteriously enlisted to investigate. From Harlan’s dysfunctional family to his devoted staff, Blanc sifts through a web of red herrings and self-serving lies to uncover the truth behind Harlan’s untimely death. The recipe is a classic. Take one group of entitled eccentrics, mix with a handful of their faithful staff, add one dead body, and set to boil in an over-polished yet mystifying mansion under the watchful eye of a master sleuth. SO GOOD. 4 1/2 STARS
NYPD detective Andre Davis leads a citywide manhunt for a pair of cop killers. Davis’s relentless pursuit also uncovers a massive conspiracy, and lines become blurred on whom he is really pursuing and who is after him. When the search intensifies, extreme measures are taken to prevent the killers from escaping Manhattan. Davis tells the authorities: There are 21 bridges in and out of Manhattan. Shut ‘em down. Three rivers. Close them. Four tunnels. Block them all. Stop every train line that leaves the Island Amtrak PAth, New Jersey Transit LIRR and loop the subways. Then we flood the Island with Blue to prevent anyone enteringing or exiting from the iconic island: that way, the perpetrators, will have no way of escaping capture. 'If you like a gritty New York style crime tale and can handles scenes shot with hand held cameras then this is should be right up your alley. Builds into a genuine edge of your seat action thriller'. 4 STARS
A fast living, cynical London music executive reluctantly heads to Cornwall on a colleague’s stag weekend where he’s pranked by his boss into trying to sign a group of shanty singing fishermen. He becomes the ultimate ‘fish out of water’ struggling to gain the respect or enthusiasm of the unlikely boy band who value friendship and community over fame and fortune. As he gets to know the ‘salt of the earth’ locals his own integrity is tested, forcing him to re-evaluate what really matters in life. "Fisherman's Friends" may not be on your to-see list, but if should be. Especially if you love a feel good movie. Good fun!" 3 1/2 STARS
In 1959, Carroll Shelby is on top of the world after winning the most difficult race in all of motorsports, the 24 Hours of Le Mans. But his greatest triumph is followed quickly by a crushing blow the fearless Texan is told by doctors that a grave heart condition will prevent him from ever racing again. Endlessly resourceful, Shelby reinvents himself as a car designer and salesman working out of a warehouse space in Venice Beach with a team of engineers and mechanics that includes hot-tempered test driver Ken Miles: champion British driver and family man, he's brilliant, blunt, arrogant and unwilling to compromise. 4 STARS
The Angels are working for the mysterious Charles Townsend, whose security and investigative agency has expanded internationally. With the world’s smartest, bravest, and most highly trained women all over the globe, there are now teams of Angels guided by multiple Bosleys taking on the toughest jobs everywhere. When a systems engineer blows the whistle on a dangerous technology, Charlie's Angels from across the globe are called into action, putting their lives on the line to protect society from disaster. A good cast and plenty of Kick-Ass action, makes this film ideal for either a Girls Night Out or a Date Night. 3 STARS
Kate harrumphs around London, a bundle of bad decisions accompanied by the jangle of bells on her shoes, another irritating consequence from her job as an elf in a year-round Christmas shop. Tom seems too good to be true when he walks into her life and starts to see through so many of Kate’s barriers. As London transforms into the most wonderful time of the year, nothing should work for these two. But sometimes, you gotta let the snow fall where it may, you gotta listen to your heart and you gotta have faith. I'm sure there will be plenty of cinemagoers who will put their faith in "Last Christmas". SOLID 3 1/2 STARS
Still irrevocably scarred by the trauma he endured as a child at the Overlook, Dan Torrance has fought to find some semblance of peace. But that peace is shattered when he encounters Abra, a courageous teenager with her own powerful extrasensory gift, known as the “shine.” Instinctively recognizing that Dan shares her power, Abra has sought him out, desperate for his help against the merciless Rose the Hat and her followers, the True Knot, who feed off the shine of innocents in their quest for immortality. Forming an unlikely alliance, Dan and Abra engage in a brutal life or death battle with Rose. Lacks shining! 2 STARS
Four teenage girls decide, without telling anyone that they are going to explore a submerged Mayan City and its burial site. Once inside, their rush of excitement turns into a jolt of terror as they discover the sunken ruins are a hunting ground for deadly Great White Sharks. With their air supply steadily dwindling, the friends must navigate the underwater labyrinth of claustrophobic caves and eerie tunnels in search of a way out of their watery hell, before their air runs out or even worse: they run out of luck and are killed by huge great white sharks. If you're a fan of shark films with 'bite', check this one out. 3 1/2 STARS
More than two decades have passed since Sarah Connor prevented Judgment Day, changed the future, and re-wrote the fate of the human race. Dani Ramos is living a simple life in Mexico City with her brother and father when a highly advanced and deadly new Terminator: a Rev-9; travels back through time to hunt and kill her. Dani's survival depends on her joining forces with two warriors: Grace, an enhanced, supersoldier, from the future, and a battle hardened Sarah Connor. As the Rev-9 ruthlessly destroys everything and everyone in its path on the hunt for Dani, the three are led to a T-800 from Sarah’s past. 3 1/2 STARS
As if driven by an inescapable force, Isabel has devoted her life to running an orphanage in the Calcutta slum of Kolkata. With funds running dry, a potential donor, who requires she travel from India to New York, to deliver a presentation in-person, contacts Isabel. At first balking at the demand of an uncommitted philanthropist, she relents, and travels to a city she deliberately hasn't returned to in over two decades. Once in New York, Isabel lands uncomfortably in the sites of the orphanage's possible benefactor, Theresa Young, a multi-millionaire media mogul. From the glittering skyscraper where she runs her successful business, to the glorious Oyster Bay estate, where she lives happily with her artist husband, Oscar Carlson, twenty one yearold daughter, Grace and eight year old twins, Theo and Otto, Theresa's life couldn't appear to be more perfect. But appearances are only skin deep. "Worth Seeing'. SOLID 3 1/2 STARS
The years have been kind to Maleficent and Aurora. Their relationship, born of heartbreak, revenge and ultimately love, has flourished. While the dark fairy’s thirst for vengeance was the reason behind the original curse placed on the infant princess, it was also her love that broke it. She has raised Aurora as her own and bestowed her goddaughter with the title Queen of the Moors. Aurora’s love for her godmother, in return, is unconditional. While close, they are both strong willed and often butt heads, and together they are slightly dysfunctional. Sadly this is one of those sequels that really never gets of the ground. 2 STARS
By 1969, Judy Garland had graced stage and screen in a career lasting over forty years, winning hearts around the world with her wit, warmth and incredible vocal ability. Yet despite this, 1969 saw a very different Garland to the child star of the 1930s and the Hollywood celebrity of the 1940s and 1950s. Hard living had made her unreliable and, as the work dried up, she had fallen into debt and lost her home. In an attempt to earn money to provide for her young children, Judy accepted a lucrative job singing for a five-week season in London at The Talk of the Town, Bernard Delfont’s fashionable dinner and cabaret club. London was a last resort for Judy in many ways. It was one of the last places that still had fond memories of Judy that were relatively unclouded. For Judy it was both a rare lifeline and an opportunity to stare down her critics and prove to herself and others that she still had what it took. JUST GO SEE IT! 4 1/2 STARS
Ten years on, "Zombieland Double Tap": the highly anticipated sequel to the cult hit "Zombieland"; takes fans on a, journey through comic mayhem that stretches from the White House and through the heartland, where our favourite four slayers must rescue new human survivors while faceing off against the many new kinds of mutating and highly deadly zombies that have evolved since the first movie. But most of all, they have to face the growing pains of their own snarky, make shift, family. For fans of "Zombieland" it's been a long ten year wait for the sequal: so has it been worth it? Well all the right elements are there. 4 STARS
Brogan, a veteran ex-Special Forces sniper turned assassin for a clandestine government organizationan, has decided it is time for him to announced he's retiring. He informs the organizations head: Clay Verris; that he feels it's time for someome else to step into the role he wants to vacate. Brogan quickly realizes that retirement is not an option for him, when he becomes the target of a mysterious operative who can seemingly predict his every move. Struggling to staying alive is now his first priority. Maybe it's time to call in a favour. A ground breakin film from Director Ang Lee. WELL WORTH SEEING. 4 STARS
At the start of 2007, Destiny is a young woman struggling to make ends meet, to provide for herself and her grandma. But it’s not easy: the managers, DJs, and bartenders expect a cut: one way or another; leaving Destiny with a meager payday after a long night of stripping. Her life is forever changed when she meets Ramona, the club’s top money earner, who’s always in control, has the clientele figured out, and really knows her way around a pole. The two women bond immediately, and Ramona gives Destiny a crash course in the various poses and pole moves. Don't get too excited. Hustlers" is pretty boring. 1 1/2 STARS
Forever alone in a crowd, Arthur Fleck seeks connection. Yet, as he trods the sooted Gotham City streets and rides the graffitied mass transit rails of a hostile town teeming with division and dissatisfaction, Arthur wears two masks. One he paints on for his day job as a clown. The other he can never remove; it’s the guise he projects in a futile attempt to feel he’s a part of the world around him, and not the misunderstood man whom life is repeatedly beating down. Fatherless, Arthur has a fragile mother, arguably his best friend, who nicknamed him Happy, a moniker that’s fostered in Arthur a smile that hides the heartache beneath. But, when bullied by teens on the streets, taunted by suits on the subway, gets a brutal hiding or is simply teased by his fellow clowns at work, this social outlier only becomes even more out of sync with everyone around him. "It's only a matter of time. Fleck will break. And when he does:it will be big time. 4 1/2 STARS
It’s l968 in America. Change is blowing in the wind but seemingly far removed from the unrest in the cities is the small town of Mill Valley, Pennsylvania, where for generations the shadow of the Bellows family has loomed large. It is in their mansion on the edge of town that Sarah, a young girl with horrible secrets, turned her tortured life into a series of scary stories, written in a book that has transcended time: tories that have a way of becoming all too real for a group of teenagers. Stories heal. Stories hurt. If we repeat them often enough, they become real: as these young people are about to find out. WORTH SEEING. 3 1/2 STARS
As a little girl, Michelle Payne dreams of the impossible: winning the Melbourne Cup: horse racing's toughest two mile race. The youngest of Ten children, Michelle is raised by single father Paddy. She leaves school at fifteen to become a jockey and after early failures she finds her feet. But a family tragedy, followed by her own near fatal horse fall, all but ends the dream. But with the love of her dad and her brother Stevie, Michelle will not give up. Against all the medical advice, and the protests of her siblings, she rides on, and meets Prince of Penzance. Together they overcome impossible odds for a shot at the dream: a ride in the2015 Melbourne Cup, at odds of 100 to 1. The rest is, as they say, history. Payne's remarkable story has raised Australia’s spirits. The first ever female jockey to win the Melbourne Cup, "the race that stops a nation" . RE-LIVE THE MAGICAL MOMENT THAT CHANGE HISTORY FOREVER! 3 1/2 STARS
After being invited to his first kissing party, twelve year old Max is panicking because he doesn’t know how to kiss. Eager for some pointers, Max and his best friends, Thor and Lucas, decide to use a drone belonging to Max’s dad, which Max is forbidden to touc, to spy (they think) on a teenage couple making out next door. But when things go ridiculously wrong, the drone is destroyed. Desperate to replace it before Max’s dad gets home, the boys skip school and set off on an odyssey of epically bad decisions involving some accidentally stolen drugs, frat house paintball and running from both the cops and terrifying teenage girls Hannah and Lilly, all the time searching for the answer: how can they learn to kiss?. Evidently, during filming, the kids had to devise their own tricks to keep them from laughing. Jacob Tremblay bit his tongue and took deep breaths; Keith L. Williams bit his bottom lip, and Brady Noon bit his cheek. FUNNY. 4 STARS
When teenage Yi encounters a young Yeti on the roof of her apartment building, she and her friends, Jin and Peng, name him “Everest” and embark on an epic quest to reunite the magical creature with his family at the highest point on Earth. Saying goodbye to Yi’s mom Nai Nai, the trio of friends will have to stay one step ahead of Burnish, a ridiculously wealthy financier intent on capturing a Yeti much like the one he stumbled upon as a boy, and Dr. Zara, the zoologist trying to keep the wild creature out of her patron’s greedy hands. How far are the friends prepared to go in helping Everest to get home to his family? 4 STARS
When a new threat emerges that puts both Bird Island and Piggy Island in danger, Red, Chuck, Bomb and Mighty Eagle recruit Chuck’s sister Silver and team up with pigs Leonard , his assistant Courtney and techpig Garry to forge an unsteady truce and form an unlikely superteam to save their homes. In the CG animated comedy "The Angry Birds Movie 2", three flightless angry birds and the scheming green piggies take their beef to the next level. The sequel to the hit animated film "The Angry Birds Movie 2" is sure to have the little ones squealing with delight at the silly antics of the colorful characters. 3 1/2 STARS
An internationally beloved heroine springs to life on the big screen in Dora and the Lost City of Gold, the feature film debut of Dora the Explorer, the iconic Latinx trailblazer whose exploits have delighted parents and children alike since her 2000 Nickelodeon debut. In her first live-action adventure, the now sixteen year ld Dora leads an action packed expedition through the Amazon jungle to rescue her parents from treacherous treasure hunters while also facing her scariest challenge yet: high school! An idyllic early life spent exploring the rainforest with her zoologist mother Elena and archaeologist father Cole has done nothing to prepare Dora to face down the most unpredictable creature on Earth, the American teenager. Until she and three friends are abducted by a band of thieves who need her to track down her parents and The Lost City of Gold. DORA IS ADORABLE. FUN FOR ALL THE FAMILY! 4 STARS
Rambo has become a paternal figure to Gabriela, whose mother had long passed, and whose abusive father had abandoned her and never looked back. Alongside Maria, Rambo raised the young girl as his own. To him, she is the only thing that is pure and true in this world. Now a teenager and curious about her past, Gabriela goes in search of her biological father. She wants to judge the man for herself, and nothing Rambo or Maria can say will dissuade her. Leaving the ranch defiant and full of hope, Gabriela travels to Mexico, but the reunion with her father ends in harsh rejection. The next morning, when Gabriela doesn’t return home, a primal instinct kicks in for Rambo. He sets out to find her, vowing to Maria he will not return without her. On his recon, Rambo’s worst fears are realized when he being drugged and abused by a Mexican cartel. They drew first blood. John Rambo will draw last blood. 'FAN RATING' OF 4 STARS
It’s a return to the Great House with the most illustrious guests the Crawley family could ever hope to entertain, their Majesties King George V and Queen Mary. With a dazzling parade and lavish dinner to orchestrate, Mary, now firmly at the reins of the estate, faces the greatest challenge to her tenure as head of Downton. The calibre of the visitors causes quite a rumpus below stairs too and cracks begin to form in theusually well, oiled, machine. Mary pleads with the retired Carson to return to the house, just this once, to oversee this most significant event but not everything goes to plan. 'FABULOUS'. 4 STARS
Twenty-seven years after the 'Losers Club' defeated Pennywise, he has returned to terrorize the town of Derry once more. Now adults, the Losers have long since gone their separate ways. However, people are disappearing again, so Mike, the only one of the group to remain in their hometown, calls the others home. Damaged by the experiences of their past, they must each conquer their deepest fears to destroy Pennywise once and for all: putting them directly in the path of the shape shifting clown that has become deadlier than ever. Evil resurfaces in the final chapter of 'iT". "Not a scratch on the original film." 2 1/2 STARS
Divorced mother Lizzie Manning, is an emotionally imbalanced woman battling for custody of her son and juggling her job as a sales representative for a cosmetic line. Her life is turned upside down when she crosses paths with Lola, a young girl whom she believes to be the daughter she lost seven years ago in a hospital fire. Unable to let her thoughts go, Lizzie first stalks and then shrewdly befriends Lola’s mother Claire Bradley, inching her way into Lola’s life, at the expense of her own son and to the bewilderment of her parents. Claire grows suspicious by the discovery that this strange woman has begun systematically following her little girl, locked within the grip of obsession. As Lizzie’s fixation heightens and her behavior becomes increasingly disturbing, Claire confronts her, bringing deeply buried secrets to the surface. "It's no Oscar winner, but Rapace's Lizzie, makes the film interesting enough to watch." 3 STARS
Amazing Grace is crafted from never before seen footage originally captured in 1972. Atlantic Records was the pioneering home of Ray Charles, Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young, Otis Redding, Led Zeppelin, Cream, Roberta Flack, John Coltrane and scores of other great Jazz, R&B and Pop artists. The Coasters, The Drifters, Ruth Brown, Ray Charles, Solomon Burke, Otis Redding, Sam & Dave, Wilson Pickett head the list of African-American stars that the label marketed during the 1950s and 1960s. Aretha Franklin had originally been signed to Columbia Records by John Hammond, who also signed: Billie Holiday, Count Basie, Bob Dylan, and Bruce Springsteen. When her Columbia career failed to ignite, Atlantic Records signed her, and under the guidance of Jerry Wexler, Franklin’s career was transformed. Starting in 1967, her string of hits: “I Never Loved A Man”, “Respect”, “Baby I Love You”, “Chain of Fools”, “Think”, “Don’t Play That Song”; kept Atlantic Records at the top of both the Pop and R&B charts. "For many cinemagoers, their lasting memory of Aretha Franklin will be her sensational rendition of 'THINK' in "THE BLUES BROTHERS". "Amazing Grace takes us back to 1972. A spiritually, uplifting, experience. Sensational!" 5 STARS
New York City, 1978. The twenty blocks of pawnshops, porn palaces and dive bars between 8th Avenue and the Hudson River owned by the Irish mafia and known as Hell’s Kitchen was never the easiest place to live. Or the safest. But for mob wives Kathy, Ruby and Clair things are about to take a radical, dramatic turn. When their husbands are sent to prison by the FBI the women take business into their own hands, running the rackets and taking out the competition: literally. Now they run the neighborhood. But for how long? Mob wives Kathy, Ruby and Claire all bought into the same deal, that their men would take care of them and take care of business. But with their husbands now in prison, that deal is void and the odds quickly stack up against them. The neighborhood isn’t what it used to be. Revenues are down and competition is cutting in. The remaining members of the gang won’t pony up the cash to help the women make the rent, put food on the table or walk these streets without fear. If they want to survive, it’s up to them. It's about empowerment. Three women, left with no income, turn to crime to ensure their survival. McCarthy, Haddish & Moss together with Domhnall Gleeson & Common make this interesting. 3 1/2 STARS
When there is an assassination attempt on U.S. President Trumbull, his trusted confidant, Secret Service Agent Mike Banning, is wrongfully accused and taken into custody. After escaping from capture, he becomes a man on the run and must evade his own agency and outsmart the FBI in order to find the real threat to the President. Desperate to uncover the truth, Banning turns to unlikely allies to help clear his name, keep his family from harm and save the country from imminent danger. Gerard Butler reveals a whole new side to one of his signature roles: Secret Service agent Mike Banning; in an explosive, rip-roaring thrillerin which the fate of the nation rests on the very man accused of attempting to assassinate the President of the United States. in which the fate of the nation rests on the very man accused of attempting to assassinate the President of the United States. "A GOOD ACTIONER." 4 STARS
Beloved dog Bailey finds his new destiny and forms an unbreakable bond that will lead him, and the people he loves, to places they never imagined. Bailey is living the good life on the Michigan farm of his 'boy', Ethan and and Ethan’s wife. Baily even has a new playmate: Ethan and Hannah’s baby granddaughter, CJ. The problem is that CJ’s mom, Gloria, decides to take CJ away. As Bailey’s soul prepares to leave this life for a new one, he makes a promise to Ethan to find CJ and protect her at any cost. Thus begins Bailey’s adventure through multiple lives filled with love, friendship and devotion as he, CJ and CJ’s best friend, Trent, experience joy and heartbreak, music and laughter, and a few really good belly rubs. Some friendships transcend lifetimes. "A Dog’s Journey", is the sequel to the global hit, "A Dog’s Purpose". BRING THE TISSUSE. SOLID 3 1/2 STARS
Legendary talk-show host Katherine Newberry is a pioneer in her field. The only woman ever to have a long-running program on late night, she keeps her writers’ room on a short leash and all male. But when her ratings plummet and she is accused of being a 'woman who hates women', Katherine puts gender equality on her 'to do list' and impulsively hires Molly Patel, a chemical plant efficiency expert from suburban Pennsylvania, as the first and only female on her writing staff. With rumours swirling that Katherine is being replaced by a younger, hipper male host, she demands that the writers make her funny and relevant again. A lifelong fan, Molly is determined to prove she’s not just a diversity hire, but the one person who can turn her idol’s career around. Going against everything Katherine has staked her reputation on, Molly urges her to make the show more contemporary, authentic and personal. It's a move that could make Molly’s career or see her sent her back home to Pennsylvania. "LADIES: have either a Mother & Daughter(S) night out, or get your girlfriend together for a "LATE NIGHT" out. You'll get your monies worth. SOLID 3 STARS
August 18, 1966. Late Afternoon. South Vietnam. For three and a half hours, in the pouring rain, amid the mud and shattered trees of a rubber plantation called Long Tan, Major Harry Smith and his dispersed company of one hundred and eight young and mostly inexperienced Australian and New Zealand soldiers are fighting for their lives. They’re holding off an overwhelming force oftwo thousand, battle hardened Viet Cong and North Vietnamese soldiers. With their ammunition running out, their casualties mounting and the enemy massing for a final assault, each man begins to search for the strength to triumph over an uncertain future with honour, decency and courage. 18 Australians and at least two hunred and fifty enemy were killed, with some estimations being over five hundred. A harrowing account. Defines the bravery of our Vientnam Veterans. A MUST SEE! 4 STARS
Charlotte and Frank can’t quite believe they’ve made it to over thirty years of married life. In their twenties they had dived into an affair that was so lustful and volatile they made every other possibility pale into insignificance. At thirty they married. The qualities that had made them passionate lovers, were the same qualities that made their marriage challenging. Despite the anxieties, Frank and Charlotte are relentlessly, diligently conscious of the beauty and the grace and the ordinary pleasures of their life in Palm Beach. They have two fantastic children, their son Dan and daughter Ella. They decide to throw a three day house party to celebrate Frank’s birthday in their fabulous Palm Beach house including their closest friends and family andthe people who have been on life’s roller coaster alongside them. FOR A MATURE AUDIENCE & FANS OF AUSSIE FILMS. 4 STARS
Hobbs a loyal agent of America's Diplomatic Security Service, and lawless outcast Shaw, a former British military elite operative, first faced off in 2015’s Furious 7. The duo have swapped smack talk and body blows as they’ve tried to take each other down. When cyber-genetically enhanced anarchist Brixton gains control of an insidious bio-threat that could alter humanity forever and bests a brilliant and fearless rogue MI6 agent: who just happens to be Shaw’s sister; these two sworn enemies will have to partner up to bring down the only guy who might be badder than themselves. Since its inception, "The Fast and the Furious" franchise has become a global juggernaut that expands its audience and builds box-office momentum with each new chapter, thrilling and entertaining fans with spectacular, groundbreaking action and a family of characters. Action filled. 4 STARS
An unusually bitter Arctic blast has made its way to downtown Cincinnati and librarians Stuart Goodson and Myra see their regular winters day shaken up when homeless patrons decide to take shelter in their library. At odds with library officials over how to handle the extreme weather event, some homeless patrons turn the building into a shelter for the night by staging a sit in, which quickly escalates into a face off when the police are called. FULL OF SURPRISES. 3 1/2 STARS
Simba idolizes his father, King Mufasa, and takes to heart his own royal destiny. But not everyone in the kingdom celebrates the new cub’s arrival. Scar, Mufasa’s brother and former heir to the throne' has plans of his own. The battle for Pride Rock is ravaged with betrayal, tragedy and drama, ultimately resulting in Simba’s exile. With help from a curious pair of newfound friends, Simba will have to figure out how to grow up and take back what is rightfully his. An absolute delight. 4 STARS
Academic overachievers Amy and Molly thought keeping their noses to the grindstone gave them a leg up on their high school peers. But on the eve of graduation, the best friends suddenly realize that they may have missed out on the special moments of their teenage years. Determined to make up for lost time, the girls decide to cram four years of not-to-be missed fun into one night a chaotic adventure that no amount of book smarts could prepare them for. A load of fun indeed. 4 STARS
In the aftermath of a monumental battle between good and evil, which has brought Peter Parker and his friends and billions of others back to life, Peter continues to mourn the death of his mentor, Tony Stark/Iron Man, whose heroic sacrifice made Peter’s return possible. Everywhere he looks, Peter sees tributes to the fallen Avenger, which adds to his sense of loss, even as his own turbo-charged heroics leave everyone wondering if he really is the next Iron Man. 3 1/2 STARS
Jack is a struggling singer songwriter in a tiny English seaside town whose dreams of fame are rapidly fading, despite the fierce devotion and support of his childhood best friend, Ellie. Then, after a freak bus accident during a mysterious global blackout, Jack wakes up to discover that The Beatles have never existed and e finds himself with a very complicated problem indeed: he can remember and play the groups songs. An incomparable film you really should see. WORTHWHILE. 4 STARS
Determined to keep Annabelle from wreaking more havoc, demonologists Ed and Lorraine Warren bring the possessed doll to the locked artifacts room in their home, placing her “safely” behind sacred glass and enlisting a priest’s holy blessing. But a year later, an unholy night of horror awaits the Warrens’ ten year old daughter, Judy, and her friends after a visit to the room awakens Annabelle and all the evil spirits residing there. It's not all that scary and feels like we've seen it all before. 3 STARS
Young Andy gets a special present from his mother: a Buddi doll that becomes his best friend. Until Buddi suddenly takes on a life of its own, Andy unites with other neighborhood children to stop the sinister toy from wreaking bloody havoc. WELCOME BACK CHUCKY! 4 STARS
Terrier Max is coping with some major life changes. His owner is now married and has a toddler, Liam. Max is so worried about protecting the boy that he develops a nervous tic. On a family trip to a farm, Max and mutt Duke, his adopted brother and friend, encounter canine-intolerant cows, hostile foxes and a terrifying turkey, all of which only elevates Max’s anxiety. Luckily, Max gets some guidance from an unexpected source: A farm dog Rooster. BETTER THAN THE ORIGINAL. 4 1/2 STARS
Woody, Buzz Lightyear and the rest of the gang embark on a road trip with Bonnie and a new toy named Forky. The adventurous journey turns into an unexpected reunion as Woody's slight detour leads him to his long-lost friend Bo Peep. As Woody and Bo discuss the old days, they soon start to realize that they're worlds apart when it comes to what they want from life as a toy. It's nearly a quarter of a century since "Toy Story" first hit screens AND YES, IT'S STILL FUN. 4 1/2 STARS
Explores the formative years of the renowned author’s life as he finds friendship, courage and inspiration among a fellow group of writers and artists at school. Their brotherhood strengthens as they grow up and weather love and loss together, including Tolkien’s tumultuous courtship of his beloved Edith Bratt,until the outbreak of the First World War which threatens to tear their fellowship apart. TOLKIEN curious? TOLKIEN fan? Who isn't! This well constructed film is just for you. 4 STARS
Twenty three years old Rose-Lynn Harlan, is bursting with raw talent, charisma and cheek. She is also fresh out of jail and has two young kids to support. All she wants to do is get the hell out of Glasgow and make it as a country singer. Rose-Lynn thinks her only chance of happiness lies in the Country capital of the world: Nashville, Tennessee. Rose-Lynn’s mum wants her to settle down. A chance encounter will force Rose-Lynn to choose between family or following her dream. 3 1/2 STARS
The MIB have always protected the Earth from the scum of the universe. In this new adventure, they tackle their biggest, most global threat to date: a mole in the Men in Black organisation. As the worldwide legion of fans gaurned from the three "Men In Black" films, 'MIB' is a government agency started to establish contact with beings not of our world. 'MIB' icenses, monitors and polices alien activity on Earth, protecting the planet in ways its citizens can’t imagine. 2 1/2 STARS
The year is 2000 and Joan Stanley is living in contented retirement in suburbia at the turn of the millennium. Her tranquil life is suddenly disrupted when she’s arrested by MI5 and accused of providing intelligence to Communist Russia. Cut to 1938 where Joan is a Cambridge physics student who falls for young communist Leo Galich and through him, begins to see the world in a new light. "Unravels a tale of love, intrigue and betrayal." 3 1/2 STARS
During a life threatening mission to outer space, Jean Grey is nearly killed when she absorbs a cosmic entity that leaves her with powers far beyond anything she or any other mutant has ever possessed. Once she returns home to Earth, she struggles with these near-godlike abilities, but the force inside her is too overwhelming to contain. Spiraling out of control, Jean hurts the ones she loves most. Her actions tear the X-Men apart. "Fans only." 2 STARS
"ROCKETMAN" is an epic musical fantasy about the incredible human story of Elton John’s breakthrough years. The film follows the fantastical journey of transformation from shy piano prodigy Reginald Dwight into international superstar Elton John. This inspirational story: set to Elton John’s most beloved songs and performed by star Taron Egerton; tells the universally relatable story of how a small-town boy became a musics icon. 4 1/2 STARS
Five years on from our last encounter, "Godzilla 2 King Of The Beasts" follows the heroic efforts of the crypto-zoological agency Monarch as its members face off against a battery of god sized monsters, including the mighty Godzilla, who collides with Mothra, Rodan, and his ultimate nemesis, the three-headed Ghidorah. When these ancient super species: thought to be mere myths; rise again, they all vie for supremacy, affecting humanity’s existence. 3 STARS
Tori is a Midwestern woman in a happy marriage with a passion for art. The one thing that would complete her life is a child. After years spent trying and failing to conceive, she’s nearly given up hope. And then, something miraculous happens. She and her husband Kyle are blessed with an infant son who seems to be the healthy and happy baby they hoped might complete their family someday. But Brandon enters puberty, he changes. 3 1/2 STARS
The streets of Agrabah are home to Aladdin, a lovable street rat who is eager to leave his life of petty thievery behind, believing he is destined for greater things. Across town, the Sultan’s daughter, Princess Jasmine, harbors dreams of her own. She longs to experience life beyond the palace walls and use her title to better serve the people of Agrabah, but her father is overprotective and her handmaiden, Dalia, keeps close tabs on her. The Sultan is preoccupied with finding a suitable husband for his daughter, while Jafar, his loyal and trusted advisor and a powerful sorcerer, is frustrated with the Sultan’s passive stance on Agrabah’s future and is devising a plan to assume the throne himself. "As good as the original. A joy to watch. So fun!" 4 1/2 STARS
In this third instalment of the adrenaline-fueled action franchise, super-assassin John Wick returns with a fourteen million dollar U.S. price tag on his head and an army of bounty hunting killers on his trail. After killing a member of the shadowy international assassin’s guild, the High Table, John Wick is excommunicado, but the world’s most ruthless hit men and women await his every turn. "Fans will find it faultless. Wickedly Wick" 3 1/2 STARS
Josephine is a glamorous, seductive Brit with a sprawling home in Beaumont-sur-Mer and a penchant for defrauding gullible wealthy men from all corners of the world. Into her well ordered, meticulously moneyed world comes Penny, an Aussie who is as free form and fun loving as Josephine is calculated and cunning. Penny amasses wads of cash by ripping off her marks in neighborhood bars. Josephine fills her safe with massive diamonds after snaring her prey in glitzy casinos. 1 1/2 STARS
The story begins when ace Detective, Harry Goodman, goes missing in mysterious circunstances , it promps his twenty year old son Tim to find out what happened. Aiding in the investigation is Harry’s former Pokémon partner, Detective Pikachu: a hilariously wise cracking, adorable super sleuth who is a puzzlement even to himself. they join forces on a thrilling adventure to unravel the tangled mystery. "The stars of the film are the animated cast and Ryan Reynolds." 3 1/2 STARS
"Poms" is an uplifting comedy about Martha, a woman who moves into a retirement community and starts a cheerleading squad with her fellow residents, Sheryl, Olive and Alice, proving that it's never too late to follow your dreams. "In the main, it's aimed at the older ('senior') cinemagoers, who should get a kick out of it." 3 STARS.
Engaged and in love, Lauren and Ned have just ten days to find Lauren's mother who has gone AWOL somewhere in the Northern Territory, reunite her parents and pull off their dream Top End Wedding. As the couple travel through the wild beauty of Australia’s Northern Territory landscapes they meet unforgettable characters, find fulfilment and Lauren learns why her mother had to leave to find home. "It's a fair dinkum Australian flick and one which is certainly worth seeing." 3 1/2 STARS.
Endgame picks up with the Avengers having been soundly defeated by Thanos, who, after collecting the six Infinity Stones, imposed his twisted will on all of humanity and randomly wiped out half of the world’s population, including many of the Avengers. In the aftermath of the destruction, the remaining Avengers are faced with their biggest challenge yet: finding the will within themselves to defeat Thanos, once and for all. "Raises the bar to dizzying heights. It is so entertaining." 5 STARS.
Set in the backdrop of the tumultuous times of the early 1920’s, the life of a Kansas woman Norma, is changed forever, when she agrees to chaperone Louise, a fifteen year old dancer who is eager to fulfil her destiny of dance and movie stardom under Ruth St Dennis in New York. "Based on the true story of Louise Brooks." 4 STARS.
After hopping on a bus to Harold Soccer Academy instead of Harold Academy Semester at Sea, science fanatic Cory Baile has no choice but to complete a semester at the soccer academy when the boat leaves without her and she’s unable to join her parents while they volunteer in remote India. "Aimed at tweens & teens." 3 STARS.
Sir Lionel frost is a brave and dashing adventurer who considers himself to be the world’s foremost investigator of myths and monsters. The trouble is, no one else seems to agree. He sees a chance to prove himself by traveling to America’s Pacific Northwest to discover the world’s most legendary creature. A living remnant of Man’s primitive ancestry. The missing link. "From LAIKA STUDIOS who brought us "Coraline", "BoxTrolls", "Paranorman" & "Kubo And Tthe Two Strings". 4 STARS.
Jordan is a take no prisoners tech mogul who torments her long-suffering assistant, April, and the rest of her employees on a daily basis. She soon faces an unexpected threat to her personal life and career when she magically transforms into a thirteen year old version of herself right before a do or die presentation. Jordan will now need to rely on April, but only if April's willing to stop treating Little Jordan like a thirteen year old child. "Sadly, "Little" doesn't quite gel." 2 1/2 STARS.
We all have a superhero inside us, it just takes a bit of magic to bring it out. In Billy Batson’s case, by shouting out one word: SHAZAM!, this streetwise fourteen year old foster kid can turn into the adult Super Hero Shazam, courtesy of an ancient wizard. As Shazam, Billy revels in the adult version of himself. "Fresh". 4 STARS.
After relocating with his wife Rachel and their two young children from Boston to rural Maine, Dr Louis Creed discovers a mysterious burial ground hidden deep in the woods near the family’s new home. When tragedy strikes, Louis turns to his unusual neighbor, Jud. Louis's actions unleashes an unfathomable evil. 3 STARS.
Haunted by an unexplainable, unresolved trauma from her past and compounded by a string of eerie coincidences, Adelaide feels her paranoia elevate to high alert as she grows increasingly certain that something bad is going to befall her family. After spending a tense day at the beach with their friends, Kitty and Josh and their twin daughters Becca and Lindsey, Adelaide and her family return to their vacation home to discover the silhouettes of four figures standing in their driveway. 4 1/2 STARS.
Two teenagers face the most insanely maddening series of roadblocks to falling in love: they are forbidden even one touch, definitely can’t kiss, have to avoid at all costs getting close enough to even whisper in the other’s ear. Could Stella and Will’s stars be any more absurdly crossed-up? Yet, nothing can stop them from finding courage, empowerment and the sheer thrill of being alive in one another, despite being kept five feet apart. "A well constructed and acted film." 4 STARS.
You’ve seen a horse fly. You’ve seen a dragonfly. You’ve even seen a housefly. But you haven’t seen anything until you’ve seen an elephant fly! Struggling circus owner Max Medici enlists a former star and his two children to care for Dumbo, a baby elephant born with oversized ears. When the family discovers that the animal can fly, it soon becomes the main attraction: bringing in huge audiences and revitalizing the run-down circus. "Dumbo" fails to get off the ground. Disappointing. 2 STARS.
Born into a tight knit British wrestling family, Paige and her brother Zak are ecstatic when they get the once in a lifetime opportunity to try out for WWE. But when only Paige earns a spot in the competitive training program, she must leave her family and face this new, cutthroat world alone. Paige’s journey pushes her to dig deep, fight for her family, and ultimately prove herself to the world by never giving up on her dream. "Based on the true story of a British wrestling family." 4 STARS.
Extraterrestrial Carol Danvers, who possesses superhero powers, leaves her earthly life behind, to join an intergalactic elite Kree military team called Starforce, led by their enigmatic commander, Yon Rogg. But after Danvers has trained and worked with the Starforce team and becomes a valued member, she finds herself back on Earth with new questions about her past, while quickly landing on the radar of Nick Fury. "Brie Larson makes an excellent Captain Marvel." 4 STARS.
It’s been five years since everything was awesome and the citizens are now facing a huge new threat: LEGO DUPLO® invaders from outer space, wrecking everything faster than it can be rebuilt. The battle to defeat the invaders and restore harmony to the LEGO universe will take Emmet, Lucy, Batman and their friends to faraway, unexplored worlds, including a galaxy filledwith fantastic planets, strange characters and catchy new songs. It will sorely test their courage and more. 3 STARS.
For three days and nights in 2008: from November 26th to 29th; Mumbai was a city under siege. Arriving from Pakistan via a hijacked fishing vessel, a squad of young jihadists rained terror upon the popula9on with a coordinated series of shooting and bombing aNacks. With local police forces stretched thin, terrified locals and tourists scampered for refuge as Mumbai went up in flames. Many sort refuge in what they thought was a safe haven: The Taj Hotel. "A Must See Film." 4 1/2 STARS.
Sharp of both suit and vocabulary, Alan, is a winningly deadpan Scrabble, obsessed, Merseyside tailor, whose eldest son Michael stormed out of the house after a particularly heated round of the popular board game, never to return. Years later, Alan and his other son Peter continue the search while trying to repair their own strained relationship. Then news comes from the Coroner that body has been found. Could it be his son? "Bill Nighy fans will find this, good fare." 3 1/2 STARS.
A famous thief in his younger years, seventy seven year old widower Brian Reader pulls together a band of misfit criminals to plot an unprecedented burglary at the Hatton Garden Safe Deposit. The thieves, all in their sixties and seventies except for one, employ their old school thieving skills to plan the heist over the Easter holiday weekend. Posing as servicemen, they enter the deposit, neutralise the alarms and commence drilling through the safe. "Suit an older audience." 3 1/2 STARS.
"A Dog’s Way" Home chronicles the heartwarming adventure of Bella, a dog who embarks on an epic 400-mile journey home after she is separated from her beloved human, Lucas, an aspiring med student and VA hospital volunteer. Bella touches the lives of many during her unwavering quest. "A delightful film." 3 1/2 STARS.
Laurel and Hardy, the world's favourite comedy double act, set out on a variety hall tour of Britain in 1953. Diminished by age and with their golden era as the kings of Hollywood comedy now behind them, they face an uncertain future. As they start crisscrossing the country, attendances are disappointingly low. But soon, the charm and beauty of their performances shines through as they make a real connection with their audiences. "John C. Reilly and Steve Coogan are superb." 4 1/2 STARS.
In the 23rd Century, Earth underwent 'the Fall', a shattering war that halted all technological progress and left in its wake a society where every last shred of tech is repurposed and the strong prey on the weak. Three hundred years later, the heart of life on Earth beats in Iron City, a rich melting pot of survivors: city full of ordinary people and cybernetically enhanced humans living side by side in the shadow of Zalem, the last of the great Sky cities. It's surprisingly good indeed! 4 STARS.
Ali Davis is a successful sports agent who’s constantly boxed out by her male colleagues. When Ali is passed up for a promotion, she questions what else she needs to do to succeed in a man’s world: until she gains the ability to hear men’s thoughts! Will her newfound power help advance her career? "Pretty ordinary." 2 STARS.
Collegian Tree Gelbman wakes up in horror to learn that she's stuck in a parallel universe. Her boyfriend Carter is now with someone else, and her friends and fellow students seem to be completely different versions of themselves. When Tree discovers that Carter's roommate has been altering time, she finds herself once again the target of a masked killer. When the psychopath starts to go after her inner circle, Tree must die again and again, to save her friends. "A good sequel." 3 1/2 STARS.
Starr Carter is constantly switching between two worlds: the poor, mostly black, neighborhood where she lives and the rich, mostly white, Williamson prep school she attends. The uneasy balance between these worlds is shattered when Starr witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend Khalil at the hands of a police officer. Facing huge pressures from all sides of the community, Starr must find her voice and speak out. "Highly entertaining and most rewarding film." 4 STARS.
Follows the charming yet troubled Ben Burns who returns home to his unsuspecting family one fateful Christmas Eve. Ben's wary mother Holly Burns welcomes her beloved son's return, but soon learns he is still very much in harm's way. During the 24 hours that may change their lives forever, Holly must do everything in her power to avoid the family's downfall. "There has been a lot of hype surrounding Julia Roberts's new film. Sadly it doesn't quite stack-up on screen. Lacks grunt." 3 STARS.
Welcome to Kehoe, it’s -10 degrees and counting at this glitzy ski resort in the Rocky Mountains. The local police aren’t used to much action until the son of unassuming town snowplow driver, Nels, is murdered at the order of Viking, a flamboyant drug lord. Fueled by rage and armed with heavy machinery, Nels sets out to dismantle the cartel one man at a time. As the bodies pile up, his actions ignite a turf war between Viking and rival White Bull. "One for ans of Neeson and the genre." 3 1/2 STARS.
When Frank Anthony Vallelonga, aka Tony Lip, a New York City bouncer from an Italian-American neighbourhood in The Bronx, is hired to drive and protect Dr Don Shirley, a world class Black pianist, on a concert tour from Manhattan to the Deep South, relying on the Green Book. It features a travel guide to safe lodging, dining and business options for Black, African Americans, during the era of segregation and Jim Crow laws. "Top of the shelf production. A must see!" 4 1/2 STARS.
Inspired by the true story of a young Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a struggling attorney and new mother of a baby girl, who faces adversity and numerous obstacles in her fight for equal rights throughout her career. When Ruth takes on a ground breaking tax case with her husband: attorney Martin Ginsburg; she knows it could change the direction of her career and more importantly, the way the courts view gender discrimination. "A truely inspirational tale of love, support and success." 4 STARS.
Earl Stone, a man in his 80s who is broke, alone, and facing foreclosure of his business when he is offered a job that simply requires him to drive. Easy enough, but, unbeknownst to Earl, he’s just signed on as a drug courier for a Mexican cartel. He does well: so well in fact; that his cargo increases exponentially, and Earl is assigned a handler. But he isn’t the only one keeping tabs on Earl; the mysterious new drug mule has also hit the radar of hard charging DEA agent Colin Bates. 3 1/2 STARS.
Alex is a quiet kid who thinks he’s just another nobody. He is friends with Bedders, a meek kid who is constantly bullied by Lance and Kaye. One night, Alex stumbles in a construction site and finds the mythical sword in the stone, Excalibur. Since it is foretold that evil forces are planning to take over the world, he must unite his friends and enemies into a band of knights and, together with the legendary wizard Merlin, take on the wicked enchantress Morgana. "Damn good family fun." 4 STARS.
Queen of France at 16 and widowed at 18, Mary returns to her native Scotland to reclaim her rightful throne. But Scotland and England fall under the rule of the compelling Elizabeth I. Mary returns to her native Scotland to reclaim her rightful throne. But Scotland and England fall under the rule of the compelling Elizabeth I. Rivals in power and in love; the two must decide how to play the game of marriage versus independence. "Worth seeing for Ronan & Robbie alone!" 3 STARS.
Following the conclusion of Split, Glass finds Dunn pursuing Crumb’s superhuman figure of The Beast in a series of escalating encounters, while the shadowy presence of Price emerges as an orchestrator who holds secrets critical to both men. Joining from Split are James McAvoy, reprising his role as Kevin Wendell Crumb and the multiple identities who reside within, and Anya Taylor-Joy as Casey Cooke, the only captive to survive an encounter with The Beast. "Kudos to McAvoy." 2 1/2 STARS.
When Pete and Ellie decide to start a family, they stumble into the world of adoption. When they meet a trio of siblings, including a rebellious fifteen year old girl, they find themselves unexpectedly speeding from zero to three kids overnight. Now, Pete and Ellie must hilariously try to learn the ropes of instant parenthood in the hope of becoming a family. "Instant Family" is a comedy that teases your funny bone, tugs at your heart, sneaks up and surprises you. Worth seeing. 3 1/2 STARS.
Now chief and ruler of Berk alongside Astrid, Hiccup has created a gloriously chaotic dragon utopia. When the sudden appearance of a female Light Fury coincides with the darkest threat their village has ever faced, Hiccup and Toothless must leave the only home they’ve known and journey to a hidden world thought only to exist in myth. As their true destines are revealed, dragon and rider will fight together:to the very ends of the Earth; to protect everything they’ve grown to treasure. 4 STARS
Now an adult with three children, bank teller Michael Banks learns that his house will be repossessed in five days unless he can pay back a loan. His only hope is to find a missing certificate that shows proof of valuable shares that his father left him years earlier. Just as all seems lost, Michael and his sister receive the surprise of a lifetime when Mary Poppins: the beloved nanny from their childhood; arrives to save the day and take the Banks family on a magical, fun-filled adventure. 3 1/2 STARS
Once home to the most advanced civilization on Earth, the city of Atlantis is now an underwater kingdom ruled by the power hungry King Orm. With a vast army at his disposal, Orm plans to conquer the remaining oceanic people and then the surface world. Standing in his way is Aquaman, Orm's half-human, half-Atlantean brother and true heir to the throne. With help from royal counselor Vulko, Aquaman must retrieve the legendary Trident of Atlan and embrace his destiny. 4 STARS
Governor George W Bush of Texas picks Dick Cheney, the CEO of Halliburton Co, to be his Republican running mate in the 2000 presidential election. No stranger to politics, Cheney's impressive résumé includes stints as White House chief of staff, House Minority Whip and defence secretary. When Bush wins by a narrow margin, Cheney begins to use his newfound power to help reshape the country and the world. With this new found power, the question is: how far will Cheney go? 4 STARS
On Cybertron, the Autobot resistance, led by Optimus Prime, are on the verge of losing the civil war with the Decepticons and prepare to evacuate the planet. A Decepticon force, led by Soundwave, Shockwave and Starscream, intercept them during the evacuation, and Optimus sends B-127 to Earth in order to set up a base of operations where the Autobots can regroup. B-127 reaches Earth alone, crash landing in California. A very engaging 'origin' film which reveals much. 4 STARS
After marrying a successful Parisian writer known commonly as “Willy”, Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette is transplanted from her childhood home in rural France to the intellectual and artistic splendour of Paris. Soon after, Willy convinces Colette to ghostwrite for him. She pens a semi-autobiographical novel about a witty and brazen country girl named Claudine, sparking a bestseller and a cultural sensation. After its success, Colette and Willy become the talk of Paris and their adventures inspire additional Claudine novels. Wicked, witty, saucey and a little naughty. This is far better than some may think. More is revealed as the credits run. 4 STARS
Based on the comic book characters created by writer Brian Michael Bendis and artist Sara Pichelli in 2011, the movie centres on the adventures of African-American/Puerto Rican Brooklyn teen, Miles Morales, as he tries to fit in at a new private school in Manhattan: until he is bitten by a radioactive spider and suddenly develops mysterious powers that transform him into Spider-Man. Now he must now use his newfound skills to battle the Kingpin, a hulking madman who can open portals to other dimensions. He's about to get help from a number of 'spider' sources. Put aside any doubts you may have. This is truely excellent. 5 STARS
The Grinch, lives on Mount Crumpet with only his loyal dog, Max, for company. Isolated inside a cave he has rigged with inventions and contraptions to meet his day to day needs. The Grinch only sees his neighbors when he must venture into Whoville for groceries. But each year at Christmas the Whos disrupt his solitude with their increasingly bigger, brighter and louder celebrations. So when the Whos: including the Grinch’s ever-cheerful neighbor Bricklebaum declare they are going to make Christmas three times bigger this year, the Grinch realizes there is only one way for him to gain some peace and quiet: he must steal Christmas. 3 1/2 STARS
Hundreds of years after civilization was destroyed by a cataclysmic event, a mysterious young woman, Hester Shaw, emerges as the only one who can stop London: now a giant, predator city on wheels;from devouring everything in its path. Feral, and fiercely driven by the memory of her mother, Hester joins forces with Tom Natsworthy, an outcast from London, along with Anna Fang, a dangerous outlaw with a bounty on her head. May feel a 'little long' for some viewers. 3 STARS
With only hours until D-Day, a team of American paratroopers drop into Nazi-occupied France to carry out a mission that’s crucial to the invasion's success. Tasked with destroying a radio transmitter atop a fortified church, the desperate soldiers join forces with a young French villager to penetrate the walls and take down the tower. But, in a mysterious Nazi lab beneath the church, the outnumbered G.I.s come face to face with enemies unlike any the world has ever seen before. RIPPA! 4 STARS
Fiona Maye is an eminent High Court judge in London presiding with wisdom and compassion over ethically complex cases of family law. However, her fastidiousness and renown have come at a heavy cost to her personal life, and the intrusion of her workload has pushed her marriage to American professor Jack to tipping point. When Jack tells Fiona that he is considering having an affair, Fiona is left stunned, and finds herself unable to make a case for her own marriage. Fiona throws herself into the multitude of cases that require her attention, seeking stability in the rule of law. Emma Thompson and Fionn Whitehead shine in this gripping film. 4 STARS
From OSCAR® winning director Steve McQueen and co-writer and bestselling author Gillian Flynn (“Gone Girl”), comes a blistering, modern-day thriller set against the backdrop of crime, passion and corruption: “Widows" is the story of four women with nothing in common except a debt left behind by their dead husbands’ criminal activities. Set in contemporary Chicago, amid a time of turmoil and political tensions. From OSCAR® winning director Steve McQueen. Big Oscar buzz. 5 STARS
Robin of Loxley returns to England after years of fighting in Crusades to find his estate destroyed and his neighbours impoverished, all by the command of ruthless Sheriff of Nottingham. Learning that his death has been falsely reported and his love, Marian, is involved with a local politician, Robin and co-conspirator Little John launch a covert crusade against the corruption. Robin uses his lethal archery skills to intercept tax collections destined for the Sheriff’s coffers, which he turns over anonymously to Marian, now a leader of the clandestine grassroots rebellion. Discovering a larger conspiracy that threatens the stability of Europe, Robin and his men launch an attack that solidifies his status as a legendary and unstoppable rebel leader. A new telling for a new generation. Worth having a look at. 3 1/2 STARS
Tucker only ever had one occupation, but it was one he was unusually gifted at and pursued with unabashed joy. It just happened to be robbing banks. In the early 1980s, at a septuagenarian age, Tucker embarked on a final legend-making spree of heists with the 'Over the Hill Gang', a posse of elderly bandits who employed smooth charm over aggression to make off with millions. Tucker never planned on retiring. Fans and 'mature' cinemagoers will find it very satisfying. 4 STARS
In an effort to thwart Grindelwald's plans of raising pure-blood wizards to rule over all non-magical beings, Albus Dumbledore enlists his former student Newt Scamander, who agrees to help, unaware of the dangers that lie ahead. Lines are drawn as love and loyalty is tested, even the truest friends and family. 2 STARS
Tells the true coming of age and coming out story of Jared Eamons, the son of a Baptist pastor in a rural, small American town who is viscously outed to his parents at age nineteen. Fearing a loss of family, friends, and church, Jared is pressured into attending a conversion therapy program. While there, Jared comes into conflict with its head therapist and begins his journey to finding his own voice and accepting his true self. Would you put your child through something like this? 4 STARS
Fired from the National Security Agency, Frans Balder recruits hacker Lisbeth Salander to steal FireWall, a computer program that can access codes for nuclear weapons worldwide. The download soon draws attention from an NSA agent who traces the activity to Stockholm. Further problems arise when Russian thugs take Lisbeth's laptop and kidnap a math whiz who can make FireWall work. Whichever version you saw in the past: forget it! See this as a brand new start. 3 STARS
Young American dancer Susie, arrives in 1970s Berlin to audition for the world-renowned Helena Markos Dance Company, stunning the troupe’s famed choreographer, Madame Blanc, with her raw talent. When she vaults to the role of lead dancer, Olga, the previous lead, breaks down and accuses the company’s female directors of being witches. Meanwhile, an inquisitive psychotherapist is trying to uncover the dark secrets within the company. It's a fascinating, brutally dark, tale. 3 STARS
Bohemian Rhapsody is a foot-stomping celebration of Queen, their music and their extraordinary lead singer Freddie Mercury. Freddie defied stereotypes and shattered convention to become one of the most beloved entertainers on the planet. The film traces the meteoric rise of the band through their iconic songs and revolutionary sound. They reach unparalleled success. Queen cemented a legacy that continues to inspire to this very day. "Bohemian Rhapsody", will rock you, rock you! 4 STARS
Deep beneath the icy surface of the Arctic Circle, the Cold War never really ended. Here, at extreme depths invisible to the world, U.S. and Russian submarines continue to play ultra high stakes rounds of hide and seek through harrowingly narrow passages, as a constant reminder to one another of the unthinkable costs of sudden aggression. Peril has only mounted amid heightened tensions as a new generation of highly sophisticated nuclear attack subs prowl the murky depths, persistently trailing and shadowing one another as if a full-blown battle is about to break out. American submarine Captain Joe Glass is on the hunt for a U.S. sub in distress. Torpedoed by a Russian Sub. Little does he know, what he's getting in to. One worng move could spark WW3. "Certainly worth a look at!" 3 1/2 STARS
"Beautiful Boy" is a deeply moving portrait of a family’s unwavering love and commitment to each other in the face of their son’s addiction and his attempts at recovery. Based on two memoirs, one from acclaimed journalist David Sheff and one from his son, Nic Sheff. As Nic repeatedly relapses, the Sheffs are faced with the harsh reality that addiction is a disease that does not discriminate and can hit any family at any time. A film all parents with children 15 and over should see. 3 1/2 STARS
It's been fourty years since Laurie Strode survived a vicious attack from crazed killer Michael Myers on Halloween night. Locked up in an institution, but now being transfered to another facility, Myers manages to escape when his bus transfer goes horribly wrong and crashes. Laurie now faces a terrifying showdown when the masked madman returns to Haddonfield, Ill. But this time, Laurie Strode is ready for him. If you're a fan of the "Halloween" franchise, this is a must! 3 1/2 STARS
Based on the critically acclaimed, record-breaking play, Ghost Stories follows Professor Philip Goodman, a renowned sceptic of all things supernatural. His idol, psychologist Charles Cameron, who had mysteriously disappeared, reveals to Goodman that he has been in hiding since realising his own arrogance in trying to rationalise the spirit world. Accusing Goodman of the same disrespect, Cameron gives him three case histories to solve. Creepy, spooky, unnerving 3 1/2 STARS
Seasoned musician Jackson Maine discovers and falls in love with struggling artist Ally. She has just about given up on her dream to make it big as a singer until Jackson coaxes her into the spotlight. But even as Ally's career takes off, the personal side of their relationship is breaking down. A wonderful experience. 5 STARS
“First Man”, is the the riveting story of NASA’s mission to land a man on the moon, focusing on Neil Armstrong and the years 1961-1969. A visceral, first-person account, based on the book by James R Hansen, the movie explores the sacrifices and the cost on Armstrong, his wife and children, as well as his fellow Astronauts and the nation, as they took on one of the most dangerous missions in history: to put a man on the surface of the Moon. Takes a giant leap! 4 1/2 STARS
It’s January 1969. Richard Nixon has been inaugurated as the 37th president of the United States. A new decade beckons. And seven very different but equally lost souls converge on the El Royale, a once glorious resort that has since fallen like its visitors into disrepute. Situated on the border between California and Nevada, the El Royale was once the hotspot of Tahoe. Now, despite the shine fading and the laughter falling silent, a bunch of strangers: each hiding a secret; gather at the 'El Royale'. Everyone will have a last shot at redemption: before everything goes to hell. In the style of Quentin Tarantino, Goddard crafts a delicious and murderous film. 4 STARS
Eddie has been trying to take down the notorious founder of the Life Foundation, genius Carlton Drake and that obsession ruined his career and his relationship with his girlfriend, Anne. While investigating one of Drake’s experiments, an alien symbiote named Venom, merges with his body. Eddie suddenly has incredible superpowers: as well as the chance to do just about whatever he wants. Do yourself a big favour and steer clear of "Venom" reviews. Stay for a revealer in the creditd. 4 STARS
Set in the summer of 1959, when the impact of European migration and the rise of women’s liberation is about to change Australia forever, Lisa, aged sixteen, takes a holiday job at the prestigious Sydney department store, Goode’s. There she meets the 'ladies in black'. Beguiled and influenced by Magda, the vivacious manager of the high-fashion floor, and assisting sales ladies Patty and Fay, Lisa is awakened to a world of possibilities. After a quarter of a century 'LIB' has arrived. 4 STARS
New Yorker Rachel accompanies her longtime boyfriend, Nick Young, to his best friend’s wedding in Singapore. Excited about visiting Asia for the first time but nervous about meeting Nick’s family, Rachel is unprepared to learn that Nick has neglected to mention a few key details about his life. Not only is he the scion of one of the country’s wealthiest families, but also one of its most sought after bachelors. But being on Nick’s arm puts a target on Rachel’s back. DON'T MISS IT! 4 STARS
“Mile 22” follows an elite paramilitary team who embark on an urgent mission to transport a foreign intelligence asset from an American Embassy in Southeast Asia to an airfield for extraction: a distance of 22 miles. This asset possesses highly classified information, which could avert terrorist attacks of catastrophic proportions. ThE team must race against time, through a gauntlet in enemy territory, as the city’s military, police, and street gangs close in, determined to reclaim the asset. 3 1/2 STARS
Florence and Edward are a young couple in their early twenties. Now on their honeymoon, they learn about the differences between them : their attitudes, temperaments and their drastically different backgrounds. Out on the beach one of them makes an utterly life changing decision. SOLID 3 1/2STARS
Behind any great man, there’s always a greater woman and you’re about to meet her. It is crucial you get to know this woman many of us already do and don't even realise it. Joan Castleman: is a highly intelligent, still striking beauty and the perfect devoted wife. Forty years spent sacrificing her own talent, dreams and ambitions to fan the flames of her charismatic husband Joe and his skyrocketing literary career. Glenn Close shows she still has star power in this must see movie. 4 1/2 STARS
A former U.S. diplomat, Mason Skiles, is called back into service to save a colleague from the group that is possibly responsible for his own family's death. Meanwhile, a CIA field agent who is working undercover at the American embassy is tasked with keeping Mason alive. Don't let "Beirut" fly under your radar. See It! 3 1/2 STARS
In 2001, high school student Teddy Walker drops out of school when he finds himself unable to concentrate during a crucial test. Years later, in 2018, he works as a barbecue grill salesman while dating a wealthy woman named Lisa, having developed a careful financial strategy that allows him to maintain the illusion that he is better off than he actually is. However, his life falls apart just as he learns that he is going to inherit control of the store. If you're a Hart fan then this is for you. 3 STARS
In the afermath of “Captain America: Civil War", we find Lang nearing the end of a two year home detention sentence, still grappling with the consequences of his choices as both a Super-Hero and a father. As he struggles to rebalance his home life with his responsibilities as Ant-Man, he’s confronted by Hope van Dyne and Dr Hank Pym with an urgent new mission. Scott must once again put on the suit and learn to fight alongside The Wasp. Really good fun and well worth seeing! 4 STARS
It’s been three years since theme park and luxury resort Jurassic World was destroyed by dinosaurs out of containment. Isla Nublar now sits abandoned by humans while the surviving dinosaurs fend for themselves in the jungles. When the island’s dormant volcano begins roaring to life, Owen and Claire mount a campaign to rescue the remaining dinosaurs from this extinction level event. Arriving on the unstable island, their expedition uncovers a deadly conspiracy. Don't miss it! 4 STARS
Telecommunications guru Winston Deavor enlists Elastigirl to fight crime and make the public fall in love with superheroes once again. That leaves Mr Incredible with one of his greatest challenges ever: staying home and taking care of three rambunctious children. As Violet, Dash and Jack-Jack offer him a new set of headaches, a cybercriminal named Screenslaver launches his dastardly plan: hypnotizing the world through computer screens. After 14 years the sequel has arrived. 4 1/2 STARS
From time to time four old friends, all extraordinary actresses, meet up in the English countryside to gossip, to remember and to laugh. For once they let the cameras in to reveal a unique celebration of the lives and careers of four of our most iconic actresses. An invitation to spend time with these acting legends. 4 1/2 STARS
Five years, eight months, 12 days and counting. That’s how long Debbie Ocean just released from prison: has been concocting the greatest heist of her storied career. She knows what it’s going to take: a team of the best in their field, starting with her former partner in crime Lou. Together, they recruit a crew of specialists. The target is $150 million in diamonds: diamonds that will adorn the neck of world famous actress Daphne Kluger. With a star line-up, "Ocean's 8" is good fun. SOLID 3 1/2 STARS
A brutal mugging leaves Grey Trace paralyzed in the hospital and his beloved wife, Asha, dead. While recovering, a billionair e inventor offers Trace a way out of a life time without the use of his limbs, thanks to an artificial intelligence implant called STEM that will enhance his body. Now able to walk, Grey finds that he also has superhuman strength, speed and agility. He sets out to track down and get revenge on the thugs who destroyed his life. From director Leigh Whannell. 4 STARS
An exhilarating mix of dark comedy, white-knuckle action and dramatic intrigue, Gringo joyrides into Mexico, where mild-mannered businessman Harold Soyinka finds himself at the mercy of his back stabbing business colleagues back home, local drug lords and a morally conflicted black-ops mercenary. Crossing the line from law-abiding citizen to wanted criminal, Harold must battle to survive in a situation that's getting more and more deadly by the minute. Good cast. Good fun. 3 1/2 STARS
Ayoung Han Solo finds adventure when he joins a gang of galactic smugglers, including a one hundred and ninety six year old Wookie named Chewbacca. Indebted to the gangster Dryden Vos, the crew devises a daring plan to travel to the mining planet Kessel to steal a batch of valuable coaxium. Needing a fast ship, Solo meets Lando, the suave owner of the perfect vessel for the dangerous mission: the Millennium Falcon. 'Star Wars' fans may have to lower their expectations. 3 1/2 STARS
Based on Penelope Fitzgerald’s novel of the same name; The Bookshop is set in 1959, Florence Green, a free-spirited widow, puts grief behind her and risks everything to open up a bookshop: the first such shop in the sleepy seaside town of Hardborough, England. Fighting damp, cold and considerable local apathy she struggles to establish herself but soon her fortunes change for the better. Her mini social revolution will soon bring her fierce enemies. It's certainly worth seeing. 3 STARS
Wisecracking mercenary Deadpool meets Russell, an angry teenage mutant who lives at an orphanage. When Russell becomes the target of Cable: a genetically enhanced soldier from the future; Deadpool realizes that he'll need some help saving the boy from such a superior enemy. He soon joins forces with Bedlam, Shatterstar, Domino and other powerful mutants to protect young Russell from Cable and his advanced weaponry. "A laugh out loud sequel." 4 STARS
Marlo is a New York suburbanite who's about to give birth to her third child. Her husband, Ron, is loving and works hard, but remains clueless about the demands that motherhood puts on his wife. When the baby is born, Marlo's wealthy brother hires a nighttime nanny named Tully to help his sister handle the workload. Hesitant at first, Marlo soon learns to appreciate all that Tully does: forming a special bond with her new, lifesaving friend. "Anchored by two wonderful performances." 4 STARS
A piercing reexamination of the true events surrounding the most difficult seven days of Senator Ted Kennedy’s career when he drove off a bridge, ending the life of his passenger Mary Jo Kopechne, a promising political strategist who had worked on his brother Bobby Kennedy’s presidential campaign the year prior. It starts on the eve of the moon landing, July 18, 1969, at a party in a rented house on Chappaquiddick Island, celebrating a reunion of many Bobby Kennedy campaign workers. With his brother John’s presidential legacy looming large as his promise to land a man on the moon is coming true, Ted will soon be involved in a huge scandal. 4 STARS
Assembling a team that includes members from every Marvel Cinematic Universe franchise, the Avengers and their Super Hero allies must sacrifice like never before in an attempt to defeat the powerful Thanos before his blitz of devastation and ruin puts an end to the universe. A big-screen must. Stay till credits finish. 3 1/2 STARS
Primatologist Davis Okoye, a man who keeps people at a distance, shares an unshakable bond with George, the extraordinarily intelligent, silverback gorilla who has been in his care since birth. But a rogue genetic experiment gone awry mutates this gentle ape into a raging creature of enormous size. To make matters worse, it’s soon discovered there are other similarly altered animals. As these newly created alpha predators tear across North America, destroying everything in their path, Okoye teams with a discredited genetic engineer to secure an antidote, while fighting his way through an ever changing battlefield: to halt a global catastrophe. 3 1/2 STARS
When Renee looks in the mirror, she sees a woman who isn’t good enough and who feels invisible despite having a steady job, a decent apartment and loyal friends. But she has always dreamed of more. She wants to be pretty: the kind of pretty that is undeniable, and all the perks that go with it. Her wish comes true thanks to an accident while doing a spin session at SoulCycle. While pushing herself to new limits, the handlebar on her bike breaks and she lands on her head. 3 1/2 STARS
London, 1946. Juliet, a charismatic and free-spirited writer receives a letter from a member of a mysterious literary club started in Nazi-occupied Guernsey. Her curiosity piqued, Juliet decides to visit the island. There she meets the delightfully eccentric members of the Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, including Dawsey, the rugged and intriguing famer who wrote her the letter. As the secrets from their wartime past unfold, Juliet’s growing attachment to the island, the book club and her affection for Dawsey will change the course of her life forever. Lilly James star is sure to shine even brighter. Good supporting cast. Worth seeing. SOLID 3 1/2 STARS
A plucky cave man named Dug, his sidekick Hognob and the rest of their tribe face a grave threat to their simple existence. Lord Nooth plans to take over their land and transform it into a giant bronze mine, forcing Dug and his clan to dig for precious metals. Not ready to go down without a fight, Dug and Hognob must unite their people in an epic quest to defeat a mighty enemy, the Bronze Age, in a winner take all, soccer match early man must win. Aardman: you've done it again. 4 STARS
In the modern thriller "A QUIET PLACE", a family of four must navigate their lives in silence after mysterious creatures that hunt by sound threaten their very survival. If they hear you, they hunt you. If they find you, they will kill you; savagely! Directed by John Krasinski and starring Emily Blunt, John Krasinski, Millicent Simmonds and Noah Jupe. The best edge of your seat, hang on to your bladder, gasp out loud flick, since "The Conjuring": hands down. Will you survive "A Quiet Place"? 5 STARS
When Gnomeo and Juliet first arrive in the city with their friends and family, their biggest concern is getting their new garden ready for spring. They soon discover that someone is kidnapping garden gnomes all over London. When Gnomeo and Juliet return home to find that everyone in their garden is missing: there’s only one gnome to call; Sherlock Gnomes. The sworn protector of London’s garden gnomes soon arrives with his trusty sidekick Watson to investigate the case. 3 STARS
In the year 2045, the real world is a harsh place. The only time Wade truly feels alive is when he escapes to the OASIS, an immersive virtual universe where most of humanity spend their days. In the OASIS, you can go anywhere, do anything, be anyone: he only limits are your own imagination. The OASIS was created by the brilliant and eccentric James Halliday, who left his fortune and control of the OASIS to who ever finds the three keys. SEE IT ON A BIG SCREEN!. 4 1/2 STARS
Everyone deserves a great love story. But for seventeen-year old Simon it’s a little more complicated: he’s yet to tell his family or friends he’s gay and he doesn’t actually know the identity of the anonymous classmate he’s fallen for online. Resolving both issues proves hilarious, terrifying and life-changing. 4 1/2 STARS
Julie, Kayla and Sam are three high school seniors who make a pact to lose their virginity on prom night. Lisa, Mitchell and Hunter are overprotective parents who flip out when they find out about their daughters' plans , which reveals a sex pact among the young women to lose their virginity. Shriek, cringe, laugh out loud. 4 STARS
Lara Croft is the fiercely independent daughter of an eccentric adventurer who vanished when she was scarcely a teen. Now a young woman of 21 without any real focus or purpose, Lara navigates the chaotic streets of trendy East London as a bike courier. Determined to forge her own path, she refuses to take the reins of her father’s global empire just as staunchly as she rejects the idea that he’s truly gone. After seven years she decides to solve her father's disappearance. 3 1/2 STARS
>Max and his wife, Annie, and their four friends, are all set for a murder mystery party, courtesy of Max’s brother, Brooks. Always looking to one-up his little bro, Brooks has promised the avid small-time gamers an epic night, far beyond their usual menu of charades, trivia and Pictionary. So, minutes later, when armed thugs break down the door and drag him away, bound and gagged, his guests are duly impressed. But is it a game: or is it real? The surprise comedy, action-thriller this year. 4 STARS.
Dominika is many things. A devoted daughter determined to protect her mother at all costs. A prima ballerina whose ferocity has pushed her body and mind to the absolute limit. A master of seductive and manipulative combat. When she suffers a career-ending injury, Dominika and her mother are facing a bleak and uncertain future. That is why she finds herself manipulated into becoming the newest recruit for Sparrow School, a secret intelligence service that trains exceptional young people like her to use their bodies and minds as weapons. Not for those who are offended by violence and sex scenes. A cleverly conceived spy film. 3 1/2+ STARS.
Based on Peter Turner’s memoir, the film follows the playful but passionate relationship between Turner and the eccentric Oscar® winning actress Gloria Grahame in 1978 Liverpool. What starts as a vibrant affair between a legendary femme fatale and her young lover quickly grows into a deeper relationship, with Turner being the person Gloria turns to for comfort. It soon turns into a full blown romance. Annette Bening & Jamie Bell star in a film that really is, worth seeing. 4 STARS.
Laid-back suburban everyman Darren "Dazza" Cook loves to entertain his friends and neighbours with his weekly backyard barbecues, utilizing the ancient rum-barrel barbecue that family legend prescribes as having come from Cpt James Cook’s Endeavour. Unexpectedly thrust into the limelight by his employer when an International BBQ Festival comes to town, Dazza must sharpen up his act. That means enlisting the guidance of a mysterious Scottish chef known only as “The Butcher”. 3 STARS.
When ‘Lady’ Sandra Abbott discovers that her husband of forty years is having an affair with her best friend, she seeks refuge with her estranged, bohemian, older sister Bif. Sandra couldn’t be more different to her outspoken, serial dating, free spirited sibling. But it turns out different is just what Sandra needs and she reluctantly lets Bif drag her along to her community dance class, where gradually she starts finding her feet: and romance. Older audiences will love every minute. 4 STARS.
After the death of his father, T'Challa returns home to the African nation of Wakanda to take his rightful place as king. When a powerful enemy suddenly reappears, T'Challa's mettle as king: and as Black Panther; gets tested when he's drawn into a conflict that puts the fate of Wakanda and the entire world at risk. Faced with treachery and danger, the young king must rally his allies and release the full power of Black Panther. A breath of fresh air across the MCU. 4 1/2 STARS.
Based on the true story of Molly Bloom, a young, charismatic Olympic-hopeful skier who was forced to abandon athletics after a devastating injury. With law School on hold, Molly takes a summer job that introduces her to a new endeavour requiring similar discipline and drive: running the world’s most exclusive high-stakes underground poker game. Until she attracts the wrong kind of attention and inadvertently engages members of the Russian mob at her table. OH SO GOOD. 4 STARS.
An other worldly fable, set against the backdrop of Cold War era America circa 1962. In the hidden high security government laboratory where she works, lonely Elisa is trapped in a life of isolation. Elisa’s life is changed forever when she and co-worker Zelda discover a secret classified experiment, involving a creature captured in the Amazon. A creature the local natives have worshiped as a God. del Toro's latest is a wonder to behold. Do not miss it! EXCEPTIONALLY GOOD. 4 1/2 STARS.
1970s Australia. A two hundred ton blue whale washes up on a local beach and the kids think it's the biggest thing that's ever happened in their lives. Behind closed doors, the Mums and Dads of this quiet suburban cul-de-sac celebrate in their own special way, by joining the sexual revolution. It’s a time of boxed wine, bad hair, bad styles, bad choices, but good times. And like the rotting whale, it's all about to go spectacularly wrong. It's like stepping back in a time warp. GOOD FUN. 3 STARS.
Katharine Graham, the first female publisher of The Washington Post, and its driven editor Ben Bradlee, are in a race to catch up with The New York Times to expose a massive cover-up of government secrets that spanned three decades and four U.S. Presidents. Graham and Bradlee must overcome their differences as they risk their careers: and their very freedom; to bring long-buried truths about the Vietnam War to light. Three time Oscar winner Spielberg, still has the golden touch! 4 STARS.
A witty and brilliant statesman, Churchill is a stalwart member of Parliament but at age sixty five is an unlikely candidate for Prime Minister: however the situation in Europe is desperate. With Allied nations continuing to fall against Nazi troops, and with the entire British army stranded in France, Churchill is named to the position with urgency on May 10th, 1940. As the unthinkable threat of the UK being invaded by Hitler’s forces looms, Churchill is made Prime minister. SO GOOD. 4 1/2 STARS.
After months have passed without a culprit in her daughter’s murder case, Mildred makes a bold move, painting three signs leading into her town with a controversial message directed at Chief Willoughby, the town's revered chief of local Police. When his second in command Officer Dixon, an immature mother’s boy with a penchant for violence, gets involved: the battle between Mildred and Ebbing's law enforcement is only exacerbated. Exceptionally good cast. IT'S A MUST SEE! 5 STARS
Orphaned, penniless but ambitious and with a mind crammed with imagination and fresh ideas, the American Phineas Taylor Barnum will always be remembered as the man with the gift to effortlessly blur the line between reality and fiction. Thirsty for innovation and hungry for success, the son of a tailor will manage to open a wax museum but will soon shift focus to the unique and peculiar. It's a mix of drama, elation, great songs and an excellent cast. Toe-tapping, hand clapping fun!. 4 STARS
Adventurous and charismatic, Robin has his whole life ahead of him when he is suddenly, struck down and paralysed by polio while in Kenya, Africa and given just three months to live. Against all advice, Robin’s wife Diana brings him home from hospital where her devotion and witty determination inspire him to lead a long and fulfilled life. Together they refuse to be limited by expectations, dazzling others with their humour, courage and lust for life. Inspiring and emotive film. 4 STARS
Paddington is happily settled with the Brown family in London, where he has become a popular member of the local community, spreading joy and marmalade wherever he goes. While searching for a present for his beloved Aunt Lucy’s hundredth birthday, Paddington sees a unique pop-up book in Mr. Gruber’s shop, and embarks upon a series of odd jobs to buy it. But when the book is stolen, it’s up to Paddington and the Browns to unmask the thief, who appears to be a master of disguise. 4 STARS
Ferdinand is a young bull who escapes from a training camp in rural Spain after his father never returns from a showdown with a matador. Adopted by a girl who lives on a farm, Ferdinand's peaceful existence comes crashing down when the authorities return him to his former captors. With help from a wisecracking goat and three hedgehogs, the giant but gentle bovine must find a way to break free before he squares off against El Primero, the famous bullfighter who never loses. This wonderfully colorful, surprisingly good, tale of a bull who has no intention of following in his fathers footsteps, will delight cinemagoers of all ages. A treat for families too. 4 STARS
Based on the true story of the Granite Mountain Hotshots, "Only The Brave" is the heroic story of a local firefighting crew that becomes one of the most elite firefighting teams in the nation. As most of run from danger, they run toward it: risking everything to save a town from a historic wildfire. An honest, deserved, tribute. 4 STARS
Born with facial differences that, up until now, have prevented him from going to a mainstream school, Auggie becomes the most unlikely of heroes when he enters the local fifth grade. As his family, his new classmates, and the larger community all struggle to find their compassion and acceptance, Auggie's extraordinary journey will unite them all and prove you can't blend in when you were born to stand out. With an excellent cast and production values, "Wonder" never disappoints. 4 1/2 STARS
Based on the book by Les Standiford, "The Man Who Invented Christmas" tells the story of how Charles Dickens actually revived the holiday of Christmas with his self-published novel, "A Christmas Carol". Facing pressure with looming debt, a feckless father and recent critical failures, Dickens confronts his past by conjuring up fantastic characters including Ebenezer Scrooge, for his now classic Christmas tale. You'd have to be an absolute 'Scrooge' not to enjoy this imaginative tale. 4 STARS
Father and stepfather Dusty and Brad join forces to make Christmastime perfect for the children. Their newfound partnership soon gets put to the test when Dusty's old-school, macho dad and Brad's gentle father arrive to turn the holiday upside down. After a sudden change in plans, the four men decide to take the kids to a luxury resort for a fun, filled, getaway that turns into a hilariously chaotic adventure. Fans of "Daddy's Home" will get a big kick out of this sequel. Worth seeing. 3 STARS
Fueled by his restored faith in humanity and inspired by Superman’s selfless act, Bruce Wayne enlists the help of his newfound ally, Diana Prince, to face an even greater enemy. Together, Batman and Wonder Woman work quickly to find and recruit a team of metahumans to stand against this newly awakened threat Steppenwolf: an evil monster who seeks to send the world into darkness. "Justice League" has a genuine 'fresh' feel about it. See it on a big screen. 4 STARS
The summer of 1967 was a pivotal moment in modern American history when the country was beset by growing political and social unrest: the escalation of the country’s military engagement in the Vietnam War and decades of racial injustice and repression. Two nights after the Detroit rebellion began, a report of gunshots in the vicinity of a National Guard staging area prompted the Detroit Police Department, Michigan State Police, the Michigan Army National Guard and a local private security guard to search and seize an annex of the nearby Algiers Motel. It led to the brutal slaying of three young men. A very emotional experience. 4 STARS
Goodbye Christopher Robin gives a rare glimpse into the relationship between beloved children's author A.A. Milne and his son Christopher Robin, whose toys inspired the magical world of Winnie the Pooh. Along with his mother Daphne, and his nanny Olive, Christopher Robin and his family are swept up in the international success of the books; the enchanting tales bringing hope and comfort to England after the First World War. May not be what you're expecting. Take the tissues. 3 1/2 STARS
Suburbicon is a peaceful, idyllic, picture-perfect American suburban community with affordable homes, manicured lawns and happy neibours. It’s the perfect place to raise a family, and in the summer of 1959, the Lodge family is doing just that. But the tranquil surface masks a disturbing reality, as husband and father Gardner Lodge must navigate the town's dark underbelly of betrayal, deceit and violence. George Clooney rattles a few chains in "Suburbicon. Worth Seeing! 3 1/2 STARS
Imprisoned on the other side of the universe without his mighty hammer, Thor, finds himself in a race against time to get back to Asgard to stop Ragnarok: the destruction of his homeworld and the end of Asgardian civilization; at the hands of an all-powerful new threat: his ruthless sister Hela. Really good fun! . 4 STARS
Recently separated from her husband, Alice decides to start over by moving back to her hometown of Los Angeles with her two young daughters. During a night out on her birthday, she meets three aspiring filmmakers in need of a place to live. Alice agrees to let the guys stay in her guesthouse. But their arrangement takes an unexpected turn. Soon, Alice is juggling a brand new home life, a new career and an unlikely new romance. Then suddenly, her ex-husband shows up, determined to win her back. From writer, director, Hallie Meyers-Shyer: daughter of feelgood-romcom empress Nancy Meyers. Charming, witty rom-com that's good fun. 3 1/2 STARS
In 2049, bioengineered humans called "Replicants" have been integrated into society. One of them, a new blade runner for the Los Angeles Police Department K, works hunting down and "retiring" rogue older model Replicants. K possesses what he presumes are false childhood memories of growing up in an orphanage and lives with his holographic companion Joi, who often accompanies him via portable projector. But there is one memory that dogs him: is the memory real? 3 1/2 STARS
Tree is a blissfully self-centered collegian who wakes up on her birthday in the bed of a student named Carter. As the morning goes on, Tree gets the eerie feeling that she's experienced the events of this day before. When a masked killer suddenly takes her life in a brutal attack, she once again magically wakes up in Carter's dorm room unharmed. But for how long? If you like a good scarey horror flick with a good twist then look no further. "Happy Death Day": well worth seeing. 3 1/2 STARS
Five medical students, obsessed by the mystery of what lies beyond the confines of life, embark on a daring and dangerous experiment: by stopping their hearts for short periods of time, each triggers a near death experience: giving them a firsthand account of the afterlife. As their experiments become increasingly perilous, they are each confronted by the sins of their pasts, brought on by the paranormal consequences of trespassing to the other side. Re-Imagining of the 1990 film. 2 1/2 STARS
A one of a kind American assassin possessed of savage skills and a ferocious drive for payback is born in this non-stop action, espionage, thriller, rooted in the raw reality of today’s hard to detect enemies invisible black ops, high-level surveillance, portable nukes and murky agendas. This is the story of a 21st Century counterterrorist spymaster in the-making, Rapp, who: in a world of new rules; breaks all the old molds. Stars Dylan O’Brien ("The Maze Runner"). 3 1/2 STARS
The world’s top protection agent is called upon to guard the life of his mortal enemy, one of the world’s most notorious hitmen. The relentless bodyguard and manipulative assassin have been on the opposite end of the bullet for years and are thrown together for a wildly outrageous twenty four hours. 3 1/2 STARS
Smuggler. Informant. Patriot. One of the wealthiest men in 1980s America is someone you’ve never heard of. With his devilish swagger and zest for life, TWA pilot Barry Seal is the hero of his sleepy Southern town. Much to the surprise of his wife Lucy, the charming entrepreneur has gone from a well-respected TWA pilot to a key figure in one of the greatest scandals in modern history. It would lead to Barry’s help in building an army and funding a war. Should have a wide audience appeal. 4 STARS
West Virginian family man Jimmy Logan leads his one armed brother Clyde and hairdresser sister Mellie in an elaborate scheme to rob North Carolina’s Charlotte Motor Speedway. To help them break into the track’s underground cash-handling system, Jimmy recruits volatile demolition expert Joe Bang. urther complicating the already risky plan, a scheduling mix up forces the thieves to execute the job during the Coca Cola 600. Stellar cast, wicked storyline. A 'must see' heist film. 3 1/2 STARS
The last Gunslinger, Roland, has been locked in an eternal battle with Walter, also known as the Man in Black, determined to prevent him from toppling the Dark Tower, which holds the universe together. With the fate of the worlds at stake, good and evil will collide in the ultimate battle as only Roland can defend the Tower from the Man in Black. Roland's quest is interrupted when a young boy find a portal to the other world. Haven't read "The Dark Tower" books? You'll enjoy this a lot better. 3 STARS
Hampstead is set around the beautiful Hampstead Heath in London, a quiet piece of countryside in a vast metropolis. Living on the edge of the Heath, Emily can’t quite focus on the things that need attention in her life, like her lovely old apartment, her diminishing finances or even her son. Everything changes when she meets the eccentric, unkempt Donald , who has lived harmoniously on the Heath: until property developers try to evict him. "Best suited to an older audience." 3 STARS
This is the story of Pakistan-born aspiring comedian Kumail, who connects with grad student Emily after one of his standup sets. However, what they thought would be just a one-night stand blossoms into the real thing, which complicates the life that is expected of Kumail by his traditional Muslim parents. When Emily is beset with a mystery illness, it forces Kumail to navigate the medical crisis with her parents, Beth and Terry. "Charming, funny and heart-felt film that is so rewarding." 4 1/2 STARS
In the 28th century, Valerian and Laureline are special operatives charged with maintaining order throughout the universe. Under assignment, the two embark on a mission to the breathtaking city of Alpha: an ever expanding metropolis where species from all over the universe have converged over centuries to share knowledge, intelligence and culture. But a dark force threatens the peaceful existence of this City of a Thousand Planets. Valerian and Laureline are now in race against time to identify the threat and safeguard not just Alpha, but the future of the whole universe. "The film certainly delivers on SFX, 'WOW' factor and score." 3 STARS
The crown jewel of Her Majesty’s Secret Intelligence Service, Agent Broughton is equal parts spycraft, sensuality and savagery, willing to deploy any of her skills to stay alive on her impossible mission. Sent alone into Berlin to deliver a priceless dossier out of the destabilized city, she partners with embedded station chief David Percival to navigate her way through the deadliest game of spies. "Oscar winner Charlize Theron shows that the girls really can, kick arse as good as the guys." 4 STARS
It has been fifteen years since the ALZ-113 virus: also known by the human survivors as as the Simian Flu; spread across the globe killing billions of people, while the apes too have suffered at the hands of the human forces who seek to eradicate them from the planet. After suffering unimaginable losses, Caesar wrestles with his darker instincts and begins his own mythic quest to avenge his kind. As the journey finally brings them face to face, Caesar and the Colonel are pitted against each other in an epic battle that will determine the fate of both of their species and the future of the planet. "The journey continues with another exciting 'Apes' film. 4 STARS
Dunkirk. World War 2. May 26th 1940. Hundreds of thousands of British and Allied troops are surrounded by German forces are trapped on the beach with their backs to the sea. They face an impossible situation as the enemy closes in. The story unfolds on land, sea and air. RAF Spitfires engage the enemy in the skies above the Channel, trying to protect the defenseless men below. Meanwhile, a flotilla of small boats, sails from England on a mission to assist with the evacuation. 4 STARS
Anne is at a crossroads in her life. Long married to successful but inattentive movie producer Michael, she unexpectedly finds herself taking a car trip from Cannes to Paris with a business associate of her husband. What should be a seven hour drive turns into a carefree two day adventure replete with diversions involving picturesque sights, fine food and wine, humour, wisdom, romance and a reawakening for Anne, giving her purpose and a new lust for life. A FILM FOR GROWNUPS. 4 STARS
He’s a good kid, and a devil behind the wheel. That’s Baby, an innocent-looking getaway driver who gets hardened criminals from point A to point B, with daredevil flair and a personal soundtrack running through his head. That’s because he’s got his escape route plotted to the beat of specific tunes that go from his well-curated iPod straight to his ears, and which translate into expertly timed hairpin turns, gear shifts and evasive maneuvers that leave his passengers on the ride of their lives. Baby works for Doc, a kingpin on a lucky streak of brash daytime bank heists. Fueled by a wicked soundtrack and thrilling, hi-octane driving stunts. WOW! 4 1/2 STARS
Thrilled by his experience with the Avengers, Peter returns home, where he lives with his Aunt May, under the watchful eye of his new mentor Tony Stark. Peter tries to fall back into his normal daily routine" distracted by thoughts of proving himself to be more than just your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man. But when a new villain known as the the Vulture emerges, everything that Peter holds most important will be threatened. His moment has arrived as he is challenged to become the hero he is meant to be. The filmmakers have done a great job in creating a Spider-Man for all ages. A lot of the credit goes to Tom Holland and Jon Watts. 4 1/2 STARS
When Scott and Kate’s daughter Alex gets into the college of her dreams it’s cause for celebration. That is, until Scott and Kate earn that the scholarship they were counting on didn’t come through, and they’re now on the hook for tuition they can’t begin to afford. With the help of their friend and neighbor Frank: also in need of a major payday; they decide to open an illegal casino in his suburban house, risking everything together on a Vegas-style bacchanal where money flows, inhibitions are checked at the door, and all bets are off. If you're a fan of the comedy both Ferrell and Poehler are known for, you will probably get your monies worth. 3 STARS
Ready for a nice, long summer, Greg is looking forward to just hanging out, but his mother, Susan, wanting to focus more on family and not gadgets decides the family needs to take a road trip to their great-grandmother’s birthday celebration. At first, Greg wants no part of this, but soon realizes this is his ticket to the Player’s Expo. His father Frank is slammed at work and uncertain driving there is a good idea. There's just enough here to keep the preteen and younger kids entertained. 2 1/2 STARS
Lightning McQueen is back on the big screen, but he’s not a rookie anymore. Blindsided by a new generation of blazing-fast racers, the legendary Piston Cup champion finds himself suddenly pushed out of the sport he loves. While Lightning is still the same self-assured, determined and fun-loving race car audiences fell in love with, his confidence is being tested by the new cars: led by Jackson Storm on the track. The animation is crisp and outstandingly colorful, while the racing is: so, fun. 4 STARS
After he is fired from the AVL for failing to take down the latest bad guy to threaten humanity, Gru finds himself in the midst of a major identity crisis, after he and his new wife, Lucy, were unable to take down the latest villain, an ’80s-fixated former child TV star named Balthazar Bratt who was abruptly fired in that decade and is now obsessed with revenge on Hollywood. The Minions hope Gru will use this opportunity to return to a life of crime, but when Gru makes it absolutely clear that he’s retired from villainy, the Minions quit and head out on their own. With a new deranged villian, this is one hilarious, mad-cap, colorful, crime caper. Go See It! 4 STARS
As allied forces stand on the south coast of Britain, poised to invade Nazioccupied Europe, they await Churchill’s decision on whether the invasion will actually move ahead. Fearful of repeating his mistakes from World War I on the beaches of Gallipoli, exhausted by years of war, plagued by depression and obsessed with fulfilling historical greatness, Churchill is also faced with constant criticism from his political opponents; General Eisenhower and Field Marshal Montgomery. Only the unflinching support of Churchill’s brilliant, unflappable wife Clementine can halt the Prime Minister’s physical and mental collapse and help lead him to greatness. 3 1/2 STARS
Nick is a soldier of fortune who plunders ancient sites for timeless artifacts and sells them to the highest bidder. When Nick and his partner Chris come under attack in the Middle East, the ensuing battle unearths Ahmanet, a betrayed Egyptian princess who was entombed under the desert for thousands of years. With her powers constantly evolving, Nick must now stop the resurrected monster as she embarks on a furious rampage through the streets of London. Worth seeing. 3 STARS
Before she was Wonder Woman, she was Diana, princess of the Amazons, raised on a sheltered island paradise and trained to be an unconquerable warrior. But when an American pilot crashes off their shores and tells of a massive conflict raging in the outside world, Diana leaves her home, convinced she can stop the threat. Fighting alongside men in the war to end all wars, Diana will discover her full powers and her true destiny. Well worth seeing in 3D or 2D on a really big screen. 4 STARS
Head lifeguard Mitch, is informed by Captain Thorpe that city council is considering cutting the money that goes into the Baywatch program. That's when Mitch is introduced to a new, young recruit: extreme athlete and Olympic Gold Medallist, Matt Brody. Unfortunately, the two butt heads when Matt turns out to be reckless, obnoxious and in addition, a heavy drinker. Until they must work together and save Baywatch Headquarters. It's the adult version of the TV Series. 3 1/2 STARS
Captain Jack is about to feel the winds of ill fortune blowing strongly his way. When deadly ghost sailors, led by the terrifying Captain Salazar, escape from the Devil's Triangle they are bent on killing every pirate at sea: but most notably, Captain Jack. Jack’s only hope of survival lies in the legendary Trident of Poseidon, but to find it he must forge an uneasy alliance. If you are a fan and you've seen the last four films, it's a must see. Stay till the credits end for a special revealer. 3 STARS
Britian has ruled India, but after three hundred years, that rule is coming to an end. For six months in 1947, Louis Francis Albert Victor Nicholas, great grandson of Queen Victoria, assumed the post of the last Viceroy, charged with handing India back to its people. Mountbatten lived upstairs together with his wife and daughter. Downstairs lived their five hundred Hindu, Muslim and Sikh servants. As the political elite took their seats to wrangle over the birth of independent India, conflict erupted throughout the House. India would be 'partitioned'. It would spark the mass migration of fourteen million people. Sumptuous. Colorful, Enlightning. Tragic. 4 STARS
Retired super-assassin John Wick's plans to resume a quiet civilian life are cut short when Italian gangster Santino D'Antonio shows up on his doorstep with a gold marker, compelling him to repay past favors. Ordered by Winston, kingpin of secret assassin society The Continental, to respect the organization's ancient code, Wick reluctantly accepts the assignment to travel to Rome to take out D'Antonio's sister: a ruthless capo in the Camorra crime syndicate. Reeves is back again. 4 STARS
The time is 1939. The place is Poland, homeland of Antonina and her husband, Dr Jan Zabinski. Devoted to each other, the couple thrive as personal and professional partners. The Warsaw Zoo flourishes under Jan’s stewardship and Antonina’s care. With reserves of energy, Antonina rises every day to tend to both her family and their menagerie, as the gates to the majestic zoo open in welcome. Until the entrance is slammed shut and the zoo is crippled in an attack as the entire country is invaded by the Germans. The third Reich’s newly appointed chief zoologist, Lutz Heck, quickly takes over the day to day running of the Warsaw Zoo. 3 1/2 STARS
Over the course of five decades, a single voice: that of an indefatigable dog; takes us along a riveting and uplifting path that speaks to the heart of anyone who has ever loved an animal. Although he is reincarnated in the bodies of multiple canines through the years, it is his unbreakable bond with a kindred spirit named Ethan that carries and inspires the dog throughout his journey to find a true purpose for his boy. Dog lovers will get the most out of it. Uplifting and emotional. 3 1/2 STARS
Ayesha, leader of the Sovereign race, has the Guardians protect valuable batteries from an inter-dimensional monster, the Abilisk, in exchange for Gamora's estranged sister Nebula, who was caught attempting to steal the batteries. When Rocket steals them himself, the Sovereign attacks the Guardians' ship with a fleet of drones. The drones are destroyed by a mysterious figure, but the Guardians are forced to crash-land on a nearby planet. The figure reveals himself as Quill's father Ego, who invites Quill, accompanied by Gamora and Drax, to his home. If you enjoyed the first edition then you should get good value with this sequel. Stay for the credits! 4 STARS
Now that Chris and his girlfriend, Rose, have reached the meet the parents milestone of dating, she invites him for a weekend getaway upstate with Missy and Dean. But visit his white girlfriend’s family estate, is not what he expects as Chris becomes ensnared in the sinister, real reason behind the invitation to meet her family and friends, when makes a series of increasingly disturbing discoveries. A psychological, horror thriller with a twist you won't see coming. Well worth seeing. 4 STARS
In the midst of the devastating Second World War, with increasing numbers of men drafted to fight for their lives on the frontline, bombs continued to drop relentlessly on London. Those left behind, made up predominantly of women, children and the elderly, were in need of something uplifting they could relate to. As a result movies became a crucial outlet to help raise the spirits of the nation during this bleak time. It's awfully entertaining and the added bonus is it feels so real. 4 STARS
Now that Dom and Letty are married and Brian and Mia have retired from the game: and the rest of the crew has been exonerated; the globetrotting team has found a semblance of a normal life. Until a mysterious woman known only as Cipher, seduces Dom into the world of crime he can’t seem to escape and a betrayal of those closest to him. Now they face trials that will test them all as never before. It's ludicrous! It's farcical! It's preposterous! And it was certainly worth waiting for. 4 STARS
There are big changes brewing in Gotham, but if Batman wants to save the city from the Joker's hostile takeover, he may have to drop the lone vigilante thing, try to work with others and maybe, just maybe, learn to lighten up. Maybe his superhero sidekick Robin and loyal butler Alfred can show him a thing or two. 4 STARS
Former ballet student, Tara, was destined to become one of the top dancers of her generation before a devastating injury crippled her career. Tara has tried to move on and embrace life as a university student but cannot get over her dream of dancing professionally. Haunted by the night she was injured, Tara embarks on a near impossible comeback. Leaving her life and love behind in Sydney, Tara is determined to prove she still has what it takes. DESERVES A SEQUEL! SOLID 3 1/2 STARS
Jon and Frank have just joined the California Highway Patrol in Los Angeles, but for very different reasons. Jon is a beaten-up former pro motorbiker trying to put his life and marriage back together. Franko is a cocky undercover Federal agent investigating a multi-million dollar heist that may be an inside job: inside the CHP. The inexperienced rookie and the hardened pro are teamed together, but clash more than click, so kick-starting a real partnership is easier said than done. But withJon’s unique bike skills and Frank’s street savvy it might just work. Sadly it doesn't work. Surely someone must have heard alarm bells ringing loudly. 2 STARS
Power Rangers follows five ordinary teens who must become something extraordinary when they learn that their small town of Angel Grove, and the world, is on the verge of being obliterated by an alien threat. Chosen by destiny, our heroes quickly discover they are the only ones who can save the planet. But to do so, they will have to overcome their real-life issues and learn to act like a well oiled team. Can they achieve that? The young cast are very engaging. A damn good yarn. 3 1/2 STARS
In the near future, Major is the first of her kind. A human saved from a terrible crash, who is cyber-enhanced to be a perfect soldier devoted to stopping the world’s most dangerous criminals. When terrorism reaches a new level that includes the ability to hack into people’s minds and control them, Major is uniquely qualified to stop it. As she prepares to face a new enemy, Major discovers that she has been lied to: her life was not saved, it was stolen. She will stop at nothing to recover her past, find out who did this to her and stop them before they do it to others. A stunning, exciting, Sci-Fi action, thriller, with Scarlett Johansson in the lead role. 4 STARS
Astronauts aboard the International Space Station are on the cutting edge of one of the most important discoveries in human history: the first evidence of extraterrestrial life on Mars. As members of the crew conduct their research, the rapidly evolving life-form proves far more intelligent and terrifying than anyone could have imagined. Now no-one on the International Space Station is safe. Director Espinosa and a solid cast, take cinemagoers on a terrifying, fight for survival in near space. 4 STARS
A diverse team of scientists, soldiers and adventurers uniting to explore a mythical, uncharted island in the Pacific, as dangerous as it is beautiful. Cut off from everything they know, the team ventures into the domain of the mighty Kong, igniting the ultimate battle between man and nature. As their mission of discovery becomes one of survival, they must fight to escape a primal Eden in which humanity does not belong. See it on a really big screen in 2D or 3D. 3 1/2 STARS
A destination wedding in Australia’s Blue Mountains goes horribly wrong when Luke gets drunk and falls off a cliff. Our boys, David, Tom and Graham suddenly find themselves transporting their friend’s corpse back to London, where his grieving Aunt is planning the funeral. When their private jet crash-lands in the bush, the boys must carry their best friends body across the treacherous Australian landscape. If you enjoyed the original film you may just like this sequel too. 2 1/2 STARS
In the dead of night during the summer of 1969, Charlie is startled when he is woken by local outcast, Jasper Jones outside his window and urgently trying to get Charlie's attention, without waking half the town. Jasper leads him deep into the forest and shows him something that will change Charlie's life forever, setting them both on a dangerous journey to solve a mystery that will consume the entire community. In an isolated town of secrecy, gossip and tragedy, Charlie faces family breakdown, finds his first love, & discovers what it means be truly courageous. Based on the best seller by author Craig Silvey. Reasonably good but not great! 2 1/2 STARS
When a mercenary warrioris imprisoned within The Great Wall, he discovers the mystery behind one of the greatest wonders of our world. As wave after wave of marauding beasts, intent on devouring the world, besiege the massive structure, his quest for fortune turns into a journey toward heroism as he joins a huge army of elite warriors to confront this unimaginable and seemingly unstoppable force. Go in with an open mind and see it on a really, big, screen. SOLID 3 1/2 STARS
Everyone knows about the Apollo missions. We can all immediately list the bold male astronauts who took those first giant steps for humankind in space: John Glenn, Alan Shepard and Neil Armstrong. Yet, remarkably, Katherine G. Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan and Mary Jackson’s are names not taught in school or even known to most people: even though their daring, smarts and powerful roles as NASA’s ingenious “human computers” were indispensable. A REAL GEM! 4 1/2 STARS
The 2013 Boston Marathon bombing shattered lives and tested the fabric of the American spirit. But in its wake an entire city came together to bring the perpetrators to justice, tracking them down in record time before they could inflict further damage beyond Boston. Rather than give themselves over to panic and fear, the citizens banded together, choosing solidarity over divisiveness in pursuit of a common enemy. Thought you knew everything about the bombing? Think again! 4 STARS
This is the epic tale of one man’s pursuit of the American dream, to discover gold. Kenny Wells is a modern day prospector, desperate for a lucky break who teams up with a similarly eager geologist to find gold deep in the uncharted jungle of Indonesia. Getting the gold was hard, but keeping it would be even harder, sparking an adventure through the most powerful boardrooms of Wall Street. Not a true story, but certainly a good yarn. McConaughey as you've never seen before. 3 STARS
Though Kevin has evidenced twenty three personalities to his trusted psychiatrist, there remains one still submerged within him who is set to materialize and dominate all the others. Compelled to abduct three teenage girls led by the willful, observant Casey, Kevin reaches a war for survival among all of those contained within him and around him, as the walls between his compartments shatter apart. M Night Shyamalan is back with this creepy, psycho thriller, starring James McAvoy. 3 1/2 STARS
Five year old Saroo is seperated from his brother and eventually gets lost on a train travelling away from his home and family. Frightened and bewildered, he ends up sixteen hundred miles away, in chaotic Kolkata. Somehow he survives living on the streets, escaping all sorts of terrors and close calls in the process, before ending up in an orphanage that is itself not exactly a safe haven. Eventually Saroo is adopted by a couple from Hobart, Tasmania. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED. 4 1/2 STARS
After her husband's assassination, Jacqueline Kennedy's world is completely shattered. Traumatized and reeling with grief, over the course of the next week she must confront the unimaginable: consoling their two young children, vacating the home she painstakingly restored, and planning her husband's funeral. Jackie quickly realizes that the next seven days will determine how history will define her husband's legacy, and, how she herself will be remembered. Portman is solid as Jackie. 4 STARS
Looking for any way to get away from the life and town he was born into, Tripp, a high school senior, builds a Monster Truck from bits and pieces of scrapped cars. After an accident at a nearby oil-drilling site displaces a strange subterranean creature with a taste and talent for speed, Tripp may have found the key to getting out of town and a most unlikely friend. While it isn't the 'biggest kid on the block' when it comes to the holiday releases, there's a lot of fun here for familes & kids. 2 1/2 STARS
Nadine and Krista are inseparable best friends attempting to navigate high school together: until Nadine’s older brother Darian and Krista begin dating. With her view of the world rocked, Nadine is forced to see the people in her life: including her well-meaning but distracted mother, Mona, and unlikely mentor and History teacher, Mr Bruner; with fresh eyes and a new appreciation that people and life, are more complicated than she thought. A remarkable debut for Kelly Fremon Craig. 4 1/2 STARS
On a routine journey through space to a new home, two passengers, sleeping in suspended animation for one hundred and twenty years, are awakened ninety years too early when their ship malfunctions. As Jim and Aurora face living the rest of their lives on board, with every luxury they could ever ask for, they begin to fall for each other, unable to deny their intense attraction: until they discover the ship is in grave danger. Now it's up to Jim and Aurora to save everyone onboard. 2 1/2 STARS
Boy meets girl meets the up-ending aspirations of the city of stars and they all break out of the conventions of everyday life as La La Land takes off on an exuberant journey through the life-changing love affair between a jazz pianist Sebastian and a hopeful actress, Mia. Their story begins in LA: on the freeway. This is where Sebastian meets Mia, with a disdainful honk in a traffic jam that mirrors all too well the gridlock they’re each navigating in their lives. It's so good. 4 1/2 STARS
Ned seems like a guy who’s on top of the world. But life becomes a little more complicated for “The Big Cheese”, as Ned is known. Well, until Ned's daughter Stephanie reveals via skype that she has a special guy in her life. Ned begrudgingly agrees to travel with the family, spend the holidays in California, and, meet his daughter's first serious boyfriend, who just happens to be a highly successful Silicon Valley tech magnate. Its a guilty pleasures laced with 'F' bombs and laughs. 3 1/2 STARS
Set in a world like ours but entirely inhabited by animals, "Sing" stars Buster Moon, a dapper koala who presides over a once, grand, theatre that has fallen on hard times. Buster is an eternal: some might even say delusional; optimist who loves his theatre above all and will do anything to preserve it. Now faced with the crumbling of his life’s ambition, he has one final chance to restore his fading jewel to its former glory by producing the world’s greatest singing competition. A MUST SEE! 4 STARS
It's 1954. When Ray Kroc, a salesman from Illinois, gets an order for multi-shake machines for a store in California, he decides to drive accross country to investigate why. He gets a big surprise when he meets Mac and Dick McDonald, who were running a revolutionary burger operation in 1950s Southern California. Impressed by the brothers’ speedy system of making the food at their San Bernardino hamburger stand and the crowds of patrons it attracted, Kroc immediately saw franchise potential and maneuvered himself into a position to be able to pull the company from the brothers and create a billion-dollar empire. And thus McDonald’s was born. 4 STARS
Fueled by cheap whiskey, greed and hatred, Willie teams up once again with his angry little sidekick, Marcus, to knock off the Chicago charity, Giving City, on Christmas Eve. Along for the ride is 'the kid', a chubby and cheery Thurman Merman, a two hundred and fifteen pound ray of sunshine who brings out Willie’s sliver of humanity. Mommy issues arise when the pair are joined by Willie’s horror story of a mother, Sunny Soke. A super butch super bitch, Sunny raises the bar for the gang’s ambitions, while somehow lowering the standards of criminal behavior. Too much sex and politically incorrect on every level. A very guilty pleasure. 3 STARS
Newt arrives in the city nearing the end of a global excursion to research and rescue magical creatures, some of which are safeguarded in the magical hidden dimensions of his deceptively nondescript leather case. But potential disaster strikes when unsuspecting No-Maj Jacob Kowalski inadvertently lets some of Newt’s beasts loose in a city already on edge, a serious breach of the Statute of Secrecy that former Auror Tina Goldstein jumps on. Certainly worth a look at. 3 1/2 STARS
Terry Monroe and Bob Bolanno are cops living in New Mexico. Terry is an alcoholic who loves Glen Campbell, and Bob is a closet intellectual who loves his wife and kids. When Terry and Bob try to shake down strip-club manager Birdwell, the crooked pair come up against crime kingpin, James Mangan. When things get very, very personal, these two bad-ass cops are not backing down. Be warned. "War On Everyone" is not for everyone. Politically incorrect and dark humoured. 3 STARS
When mysterious spacecraft touch down across the globe, an elite team led by expert linguist Louise Banks are brought together to investigate. As mankind teeters on the verge of global war, Banks and the team race against time for answers as to whether the Aliens are friendly or not. To find those answers, she will take a chance that could threaten her life, and quite possibly humanity. While it does look good, it never really grabs you. Sinkhole sized holes in the plot don't help. 3 1/2 STARS
Susan Morrow, a Los Angeles art dealer, lives an incredibly privileged yet unfulfilled life with her husband Hutton Morrow. One weekend, as Hutton departs on one of his too-frequent business trips, Susan receives an unsolicited package that has been left in her mailbox. Written by her ex-husband, it is a draught of his soon to be released novel: "Nocturnal Animals". Susan is shocked when she starts reading it. Director, writer and producer Tom Ford has crafted a fascinating film. 4 1/2 STARS
This is the extraordinary true story of Seventh Day Adventist Desmond Doss who, in Okinawa during the bloodiest battle of WW2, saved seventy five men without firing or carrying a gun. He was the only American soldier in WW2 to fight on the front lines without a weapon, as he believed that while the war was justified, killing was nevertheless wrong and against God's 6th Commandment. His heroic efforts were rewarded with the U.S. Medal of Honor. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED. 4 1/2 STARS
Christian Wolff is a math savant with more affinity for numbers than people. Behind the cover of a small-town CPA office, he works as a freelance accountant for some of the world’s most dangerous criminal organizations. With the Treasury Department’s Crime Enforcement Division, run by Ray King, starting to close in, Christian takes on a legitimate client: a state of the art robotics company where an accounting clerk has discovered a discrepancy involving millions of dollars. But as Christian uncooks the books and gets closer to the truth, it is the body count that starts to rise. Ben Affleck heads a solid cast in a film that looks set to spawn a franchise. 3 1/2 STARS
In the years following World War I, lighthouse keeper Tom Sherbourne and his wife Isabel begin their life together on a remote island off the coast of Western Australia. As the only inhabitants of Janus Rock, the couple live a quiet life, blissfully in love and sheltered from the rest of the world. Then one day, a mysterious rowboat washes ashore carrying a dead man and a crying baby girl. Fassbender and Vikander give wonderful, believeable and at times, thought provoking performances. 4 STARS
After years of estrangement, two Texan brothers: divorced father Toby and his ex-con older brother Tanner; decide to rob the branches of the Texas Midlands Bank threatening to foreclose on their family land. For them, the hold-ups are part of a last-ditch scheme to take back a future that was stolen from under them. Vengeance seems to be theirs until they find themselves on the radar of Marcus, a Ranger looking for one last grand pursuit on the eve of his retirement, MUST SEE! 5 STARS
Years after resigning command of an elite military police unit, the nomadic, righter-of-wrongs Reacher is drawn back into the life he left behind. Major Susan Turner is the Officer who now heads up Reacher’s old investigative unit. She has been arrested for Treason. Knowing that she is innocent, Reacher decides to break her out of the high-tech security prison she is currently in and uncover the truth behind a major government conspiracy. Cruise embodies Reacher! SOLID 3 1/2 STARS
Famous symbologist Robert Langdon series, finds himself on a trail of clues tied to the great Dante himself. When Langdon wakes up in an Italian hospital with amnesia, he teams up with Sienna Brooks, a doctor he hopes will help him recover his memories. Together, they race across Europe and against the clock to foil a deadly global plot. If you weren't a fan of the lasts two films, then there's no reason why you'd want to see "Inferno", a film even Tom Hanks can't save. 2 STARS
On April 20th, 2010, one of the world’s largest man-made disasters occurred on the Deepwater Horizon in the Gulf of Mexico. "Deepwater Horizon" follows a vital story that many have not seen: the story of the 126 crew members working aboard the Deepwater Horizon that day, caught in the most harrowing circumstances imaginable. They were skilled working men and women putting in a grueling shift in the hopes of getting back soon to families and lives ashore. In an instant, they were faced with their darkest hour, pushed to summon the courage to battle an unstoppable inferno blaze in the middle of the ocean, and when all seemed lost. MUST SEE! 4 STARS
Reeling from a recent divorce and searching to preoccupy her days, Rachel spends her weekday commute to and from Manhattan quietly gazing out the train window. Every morning and evening, she relives memories from just outside the home once shared with her now ex-husband Tom, who now lives there with his new wife, Anna and their baby. To distract herself from a life that’s grown so aimless through rejection and a heavy dependence on alcohol, Rachel develops an obsession with the occupants of another house on the route, fifteen Beckett Road: a few doors down from where she used to reside. There, blissfully unaware that a stranger is longingly watching them, lives the seemingly perfect couple: Megan and Scott. 'Book fans' will probably find this adaptation un-palpable. Others probably will. 3 1/2 STARS
When Jake discovers clues to a mystery that spans alternate realities and times, he uncovers a secret refuge known as Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. As Jake learns about the residents and their unusual abilities, he realizes that safety is an illusion, and danger lurks in the form of powerful, hidden enemies. Jake must figure out what is real, who can be trusted, and who he really is. The trailer promises much, but don't believe it. Disappointing on too many levels. 2 1/2 STARS
In 2013 Edward Snowden quietly leaves his job at the NSA and flies to Hong Kong to meet with journalists Glenn Greenwald and Ewen MacAskill, and filmmaker Laura Poitras to reveal U.S. Government cyber surveillance programs of epic proportions. A top security contractor with virtuoso programming skills, Ed has discovered that a virtual mountain of data is being assembled tracking all forms of digital communication: not just from foreign governments and terror groups, but from ordinary Americans. Disillusioned with his work in the intelligence community he became a whistle blowing patriot. Fact or Fiction? Make up your own mind. 3 1/2 STARS
Twelve years on from her last screen appearance, Bridget Jones is still smart, funny, and a bit of a mess. After breaking up with Mr Darcy , Bridget's 'happily ever after' hasn’t quite gone according to plan. Forty-something and single again, she decides to focus on her job as top news producer and surround herself with old friends and new. For once, Bridget has everything completely under control. What could possibly go wrong? Then Bridget’s fortune takes a turn and she meets a dashing American named Jack, the suitor who is everything Mr Darcy is not. It's all jolly good fun as Bridget gets knocked up. But who is the father? 'Absolutely Fabulous' 5 STARS
January 15th 2009. The world witnesses a “Miracle on the Hudson” when Captain Sullenberger glided his disabled plane to a safe landing on the frigid waters of the Hudson River, saving the lives of all one hundred and fifty five souls aboard US Airways flight 1549. However, even as Sully was being heralded by the public and the media for his unprecedented feat of aviation skill, an investigation was unfolding that threatened to destroy his reputation and his career. UNMISSABLE! 5 STARS
For one bustling Manhattan apartment building, the real day starts after the folks on two legs leave for work and school. That’s when the pets of every stripe, fur and feather begin their own nine to five routine: hanging out with each other, trading humiliating stories about their owners, auditioning adorable looks to get better snacks and watching Animal Planet like it is reality TV. The building’s top dog is Max: a quick-witted Terrier; whose about to get a big surprise. Worth seeing! 3 1/2 STARS
John is an ex-con trying : none too enthusiastically; to embrace life on the straight and narrow. Eking out a meagre existence as a tattoo artist in his trailer park home, he battles with his past and his future. When his estranged daughter, Lydia is caught up in a drug deal gone wrong, she finds herself reaching out to the last man she ever thought she’d need: her father. Only he can protect her from those who want her dead. Action packed redemption flick in which Gibson shines. 3 1/2 STARS
Twelve years on from the BBC mockumentary "The Office" David Brent is now a travelling salesman with Lavichem, a cleaning and ladies’ personal hygiene products company. However, he hasn’t given up on his dream of rock stardom and is about to embark on a self-financed UK tour with his band, Foregone Conclusion. Assembling a group of session musicians who are just in it for the money, and talented rapper Dom in an attempt to gain street cred, Brent cashes in his pensions and takes unpaid leave in a bid to turn his dream into reality. If you are a big fan of Gervais, you'll find this very funny. But only if you 'get it'! GOT IT? 3 1/2 STARS
Based on the thrilling and moving true story of Newton Knight, a soldier who, in a time of conflict that divided a nation, flees the battlefields after being disillusioned by the horrors of war that touched his own family. On the run, he rallies the support of fellow deserters to lead an uprising against their former comrades, in the process creating a free safe haven and embarking on a forbidden love that would ultimately stand the test of time. More than history. Engrossing to the very end. 4 STARS
Clever, kindhearted Kubo ekes out a humble living, telling stories to the people of his seaside town including Hosato, Akihiro and Kameyo. But his relatively quiet existence is shattered when he accidentally summons a spirit from his past which storms down from the heavens to enforce an age, old, vendetta. Now on the run, Kubo joins forces with Monkey and Beetle. Together they set out on a thrilling quest to save his family and solve the mystery of his fallen father: the greatest samurai warrior the world has ever known. LAIKA lifts stop-motion animation to new dizzying heights. Excellent voice cast. A must see. Remarkable. 4 1/2 STARS
Amy is a married woman with two children Jane and Dylan who feels over-worked and over-committed. She works as a sales rep for a 'hip' coffee company, makes her kids healthy, handpacked lunches, does much of their homework, goes to all of their extracurricular activities, and is active in her school's PTA. When she catches her husband Mike cheating on her, Amy throws him out and attempts to keep everything together. Her life changes dramatically when she joins forces with two other over-stressed moms: Carla and Kiki. The three join forces on a quest to liberate themselves from conventional responsibilities of motherhood. GOOD FUN! 3 1/2 STARS
In a supermarket called Shopwell's, the food who live there see humans as gods, who reside in their homes nicknamed "The Great Beyond". Among the products stocked in the store is a sausage named Frank, who is packed in with the bisexual sausage Carl and deformed sausage Barry. Frank is infatuated with Brenda, a hot dog bun, whose pack is near his. Finally, their big day comes. Their elation at having been 'chosen', will soon be dashed. "PARENTS: It's not a kids film!" 4 STARS
Almost two decades ago, a brilliant young soldier volunteered for an experimental special-ops program after he was told that terrorists killed his father. He was promised he could honor his family and country by evolving an already impressive intellect, deft agility and adaptable skillset into the unimaginable. It was all a lie. Suddenly, Bourne is thrown a lifeline. His former handler, Nicky Parsons, has hacked files that will provide the truth about his father's death. "Certainly worth seeing." 4 STARS
Three years into its five-year voyage, the USS Enterprise arrives at StarbaseYorktown to replenish dwindling supplies while the crew takes shore- leave. Finding his duties as Captain growing monotonous, James Kirk applies for a promotion to Vice Admiral. Meanwhile, Commander Spock and Nyota Uhurade al with the end of their relationship; Hikaru Sulu reunites with his husband and their young daughter; while Montgomery Scott struggles to keep the ship operational. When an escape pod drifts out of a nearby nebula and its occupant, Kalara, claims her ship is stranded, the Enterprise is dispatched only to be attacked by a swarm of ships. The swarm's commander, is a vengefull alien being, known as Krall. The third film in the new franchise is entertaing enough, but already feels a little, too, over-familiar. 3 STARS
Dr Erin Gilbert and Dr Abby Yates are co-authors of a book which posits the existence of paranormal phenomenon such as ghosts. When the book proves unpopular, Gilbert distances herself and eventually becomes a teacher at Columbia University, while Yates continues to study the paranormal at a technical college with eccentric engineer Dr. Jillian Holtzmann. Years later, Gilbert learns the book has been republished, threatening her reputation in academia and her bid for tenure at a very prestigous University. Gilbert reunites with Yates and, in exchange for getting the book out of publication, agrees to assist Yates and Holtzmann on a paranormal investigation. Discovering a real ghost renews her belief in the paranormal. Lively, entertaining, and a load of fun, thanks to the lead actresses. SOLID 3 1/2 STARS
Years after the man once known as Tarzan left the jungles of Africa behind for a gentrified life as John Clayton III, Greystoke, with his beloved wife, Jane at his side, he has now been invited back to the Congo to serve as a trade emissary of the U.K. Parliament, unaware that he is a pawn in a deadly convergence of greed and revenge. Damn good performance from the lead cast members, great CGI creature effects and sweeping panoramas make this one heck of a 'rumble in the jungle'. 4 STARS
Scrat’s epic pursuit of the elusive acorn catapults him into the universe, where he accidentally sets off a series of cosmic events that transform and threaten the Ice Age world. To save themselves, Sid, Manny, Diego and the rest of the herd must leave their home and embark on a quest full of comedy and adventure, as they travel to exotic new lands . As always, the animation and 3D are exceptional. What drags 'IACC' down is a lack of good laughs and a woefully paper thin plot. 2 1/2 STARS
One-time bullied geek Bob Stone, who grew up to be a lethal CIA agent, is coming home for his high school reunion. Claiming to be on a top secret case, Bob enlists the help of former big man on campus Calvin Joyner, who misses his glory days. But before the numbers cruncher realizes what he’s getting into, it’s too late to get out. His increasingly unpredictable new friend drags him through a world of shoot-outs, double-crosses and espionage that could get them both killed in more ways than Calvin could ever imagine. Johnson teams up with comedian Hart in this story of a rogue CIA agent and an unhappy Accountant who are on the run. 3 1/2 STARS
The aftermath of what became known as the War of 1996 saw half of Earth’s population annihilated. Humanity had never come so close to total obliteration. We always knew they were coming back. We just didn't know when! Using recovered Alien technology, the nations of Earth have collaborated on an immense defense program to protect the planet. But nothing can prepare us for the Aliens’ advanced and unprecedented force. Do yourself a favour and see it on a big screen in 3D. 3 1/2 STARS
Louisa “Lou” Clark lives in a quaint town in the English countryside. With no clear direction in her life, the quirky and creative young woman goes from one job to the next in order to help her tight-knit family make ends meet. However, her normally cheery outlook is put to the test, when she faces her newest career challenge. Taking a job at the local 'castle', she becomes caregiver and companion to Will Traynor, a wealthy young banker who became wheelchair bound in a tragic accident. 4 STARS
The peaceful realm of Azeroth stands on the brink of war as its civilization faces a fearsome race of invaders: Orc warriors fleeing their dying home to colonize another. As a portal opens to connect the two worlds, one army faces destruction and the other faces extinction. From opposing sides, two heroes are set on a collision course that will decide the fate of their family, their people and their home. So begins a spectacular saga of power and sacrifice in which war has many faces, and everyone fights for something. Forget all the hoo-haa about comparisons to the game: they are useless. Why? Because for non-gamers there's plenty to enjoy here. 3 STARS
Financial TV host Lee Gates and his producer Patty, are put in an extreme situation when Kyle, an irate investor who has lost everything on stock Gates has pushed, forcefully takes over their studio. Armed with a gun and a bomb vest he means business and wants answers. During a tense standoff broadcast to millions of viewers on live TV, Lee and Patty must work against the clock to unravel the mystery behind a conspiracy at the heart of today's fast-paced, high-tech global markets. 4 STARS
One year after their astonishing Robin Hood style magic shows win the public’s adulation and confound the FBI, the quartet resurfaces for a dazzling comeback performance that will make their previous escapades seem like child’s play. With the help of FBI Special Agent Rhodes, the Horsemen: J. Daniel Atlas, Merritt McKinney, Jack Wilder and new addition Lula, mount a meticulously planned surprise appearance, in the hope of exposing corrupt tech tycoon Owen Case. But their scheme backfires, exposing Dylan’s involvement with the Horsemen and sending all five of them back on the run. To regain their freedom and their reputations they are forced by wealthy tech magnate Walter Mabry to recover an unimaginably powerful computer chip. If you liked the original, you'll get a kick out of the sequel. 3 STARS
In and out of foster care his whole life, rebellious thirteen year old Ricky Baker is delivered,by Paula from Social Welfare, into the hands of his new foster 'Aunt' Bella' and 'Uncle' Hec' who live in a remote part of New Zealand. Convinced this is just another family who will give up caring and ship him on to the next home, Ricky is surprised when he senses that Aunty Bella actually loves him, even if Uncle Hec is a little harder to get on with. For his birthday, Ricky gets a new dog and for the first time starts to experience real happiness. But his contentment is short-lived. Aunt Bella dies and Ricky’s future is suddenly uncertain once again. He decides it time to head for the wilderness, rather than facing the prospect of being put into juvenile detention. A great cast, wonderful scenery and plenty of laughs. 4 1/2 STARS
In 1983, the invincible and immortal Apocalypse is set free after being entombed for several millennia. Enraged that his kind are no longer treated as gods, Apocalypse assembles a team of powerful mutants, including a disheartened Magneto, to destroy humankind and create a new world order, over which he will reign. To end Apocalypse’s path of global destruction, Raven and Professor X lead a team of young X-Men in an epic showdown with a seemingly unstoppable enemy. 2 1/2 STARS
Michael is an American pickpocket living in Paris who finds himself in the hands of the CIA when he steals a bag that contains more than just a wallet. Briar, the field agent on the case, soon realizes that Michael is just a pawn in a much bigger game and is also his best asset to uncover a large scale criminal conspiracy. Going against commands, Briar recruits Michael using his expert pickpocketing skills to help him track down the source of the corruption. RECOMMENDED 3 1/2 STARS
Florence Foster Jenkins, is a much-loved New York heiress and socialite who obsessively pursues her dream of becoming a great singer. Convinced of her own talent, the voice Florence heard in her head was beautiful, while to everyone else it was hilariously awful. Her husband, aristocratic actor St Clair Bayfield, had protected his beloved from the truth for years. But when Florence decided to give a public concert at Carnegie Hall in 1944, St Clair knew it was only a matter of time before her beautiful dream would be shattered. Rush into your local multiplex for this true story had a heart of gold. Great script, cast and direction. Laugh, cry, enjoy. 4 STARS
Real estate agent Frank won't admit it, but he can't move on. Divorced but still attached, he can't sell a house in a property boom: much less connect with his teenage son. One night Frank gets a phone call from his mother. Nothing out of the ordinary. Apart from the fact that she died a year ago. "A Month Of Sundays" is about parents, children, regrets, mourning, moments of joy, houses, homes, love, work, and discovering your true comfort zone. Julia Blake steals the film. 3 STARS
After the earth-shattering revelations of Insurgent, Tris must escape with Four and go beyond the wall enclosing Chicago. For the first time ever, they will leave the only city and family they have ever known. Once outside, old discoveries are quickly rendered meaningless with the revelation of shocking new truths. Tris and Four must quickly decide who they can trust as a ruthless battle ignites beyond the walls of Chicago which threatens all of humanity. For fans, it's worth a look at. 2 1/2 STARS
Evil Queen Ravenna, has betrayed her good sister Freya with an unforgivable act, freezing Freya’s heart to love and unleashing in her an icy power she never knew she possessed. Retreating to a kingdom far to the north, Freya raises an army of Huntsmen as her protectors, with the only rule that no two of them should ever fall in love. As a war for domination escalates between the two queens, the hero standing between them is Freya’s most elite Huntsman, Eric. It's worth a look at. 3 STARS
When Po's long-lost panda father suddenly reappears on the scene, the reunited duo travels to a secret panda paradise to meet scores of new pandas. But when the supernatural villain Kai begins to sweep across China defeating all the kung fu masters, taking their chi and wearing them on his belt, Po must do the impossible: learn to train a village full of his fun-loving, clumsy brethren and turn them into the ultimate band of Kung Fu Pandas! Ticks all the boxes. Looks great in 3D. 4 STARS
Still working in her parents' Greek restaurant, Toula Portokalos's daughter Paris is growing up. She is getting ready to graduate high school and Toula and Ian are experiencing marital issues. When Toula's parents find out they were never officially married, another wedding is in the works. Can this big, fat, Greek event help to bring the family together? While "My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2" doesn't reach the dizzying heights of the original, fans will get enough value from it. 2 1/2 STARS
When Christy discovers her ten year old daughter Anna has a rare, incurable disease, she becomes a ferocious advocate for her daughter’s healing as she searches for a solution. After Anna has a freak accident, an extraordinary miracle unfolds in the wake of her dramatic rescue that leaves medical specialists mystified, her family restored and their community inspired. Based on the incredible true story. No offensive sex scenes or language. A story that may just change your mind. 3 1/2 STARS
The modern mammal metropolis of Zootopia is a city like no other. Comprised of habitat neighborhoods like ritzy Sahara Square and frigid Tundratown, it’s a melting pot where animals from every environment live together: a place where no matter what you are; from the biggest elephant to the smallest shrew, you can be anything. But when optimistic Officer Judy Hopps arrives, she discovers that being the first bunny on a police force of big, tough animals isn’t so easy. Determined to prove herself, she jumps at the opportunity to crack a case, even if it means partnering with a fast-talking, scam-artist fox, Nick Wilde. Exceptionally good. UNMISSABLE! 5 STARS
After the British Prime Minister suddenly passes away under mysterious circumstances from a sudden heart attack, all leaders of the Western world must attend his funeral. But what starts out as the most protected event on earth, turns into a deadly plot to kill the world's most powerful leaders and unleash a terrifying vision of the future. High on the terrorists hit list is, US President, Benjamin Asher who is on the run with Secret Service Agent Mike Banning. Never a limp moment. 3 1/2 STARS
There’s one thing missing in Nobby's life: his little brother Sebastian; from whom he was separated as a child. Suddenly, after twent eight years of searching, Nobby gets the good news: his brother has been tracked down in London. Unaware Sebastian is an MI6 assassin, Nobby sets out to meet him. After a disastrous reunion in which Nobby accidentally ruins Sebastian's life and puts them both on the run, they uncover a plot to destroy the world. Can they save the day? 3 1/2 STARS
Based on the true story of Miss Shepherd, a woman of uncertain origins who 'temporarily' arranged to parked her van in Bennett’s London driveway and proceeded to live there for fifteen years. When Bennett had first moved into the Crescent in the late 1960s, the woman, whom he came to know as Miss Mary Shepherd, was already living in the van, although further up the street. He gradually became aware of her as she and the van drifted down the Crescent, as she systematically outstayed her welcome outside every other house. While older cinemagoers will get a big kick out of TLITV, it's a pity some-what younger people probably will give it a miss. 4 STARS
Ruthless Russian-Israeli mob boss Irina Vlaslov strong-arms a crew of corrupt cops and former soldiers into attempting one last, seemingly impossible robbery. As Detective Sergeant Jeffrey Allen investigates the spectacular robbery, he is unaware that his own nephew, straight as an arrow cop, Chris Allen, has unknowingly been partnered with one of the robbers on Atlanta’s gang task force. A gritty, dark, brutal, intriguing film from director John Hillcoat and screenwriter Matt Cook. 3 STARS
In their last adventure fast talking security guard Ben, newly accepted into the academy, joined James: a quick-tempered Atlanta Police Department detective; to patrol the streets of Atlanta. In an attempt to prove that he was more than just a video-game junkie, Ben tried to show his future brother in law that he deserved to marry James’s sister, Angela. While on what was supposed to be a typical ride along, Ben became entangled in the detective’s latest case and experienced the most insane 24 hours of his life. Ben, a recent Police Academy graduate, now aspires to be a detective like his soon to be brother in law. However, James still doesn’t think that Ben has what it takes for the job. While the action works well, it's Ken Jeong who is the films saving grace. Lower your expectations for a better experience. 3 STARS
Opportunities are scarce in rural Ireland, particularly for young women like Eilis Lacey. All she has to look forward to are slick-haired and slack-jawed rugby players, woeful weather and selling groceries at mean-spirited Miss Kelly’s store. So when her sister Rose, with the help of former local priest now based in Brooklyn, Father Flood, arranges for her to emigrate to New York to seek a better life for herself. A superb production that is satisfying indeed. See the film: read the book! 5 STARS
Meet Wade Wilson. He's a former Special Forces operative turned mercenary who hasn't got long to live. Until he's thrown a lifeline. After being subjected to a rogue experiment that leaves him with accelerated healing powers, Wade adopts the alter ego 'Deadpool'. Armed with his new abilities and a dark, twisted sense of humor, Deadpool hunts down the man who nearly destroyed his life. Stay until the credits end for a surprise. Recommended to Marvel fans and the adventurous. 4 STARS
Spotlight tells the riveting true story of a team of Boston Globe journalists who exposed one of the biggest cover-ups in modern times. When the newspaper’s tenacious Spotlight team delves into abuse allegations against the Catholic Church, they uncover a shocking scandal involving the highest levels of Boston's religious, legal, and government establishment. In light of what is currently and has happened in this country "Spotlight" is one film everyome should see. 6 Oscar nominations. 5 STARS
Jack's a spirited little boy who is looked after by his loving and devoted Ma and is about to turn five. Like any good mother, she dedicates herself to keeping Jack happy and safe, nurturing him with warmth and love and doing typical things like playing games and telling stories. Their life, however, is anything but typical: they are trapped; confined to a windowless, ten by ten foot space, with only a skylight. Ma has euphemistically named the place where they are held captive: 'Room'. Brilliant. 5 STARS
Teenager Zach, upset about moving from a big city to a small town, finds a silver lining when he meets the beautiful girl, Hannah, living right next door, and makes a quick friend in Champ. But every silver lining has a cloud, and Zach’s comes when he learns that Hannah’s mysterious dad is in fact R.L. Stine, the author of the bestselling "Goosebumps" series. As Zach starts learning about the strange family next door, he soon discovers that Stine holds a dangerous secret. 3 1/2 STARS
First they killed the power. Then they took the cities. Next they infected the population with a virus. It was follwed by an invasion. Now, these four waves of increasingly deadly attacks, have left most of Earth decimated. Against a backdrop of fear and distrust, Cassie is on the run, desperately trying to save her younger brother. As she prepares for the inevitable and lethal 5th wave, Cassie teams up with a young man who may become her final hope: if she can only trust him. 2 1/2 STARS
A young woman in her twenties, Therese Belivet, is a clerk working in a Manhattan department store and dreaming of a more fulfilling life when she meets Carol, an alluring woman trapped in a loveless, convenient marriage. As an immediate connection sparks between them, the innocence of their first encounter dims and their connection deepens. While Carol breaks free from the confines of marriage, her husband threatens her competence as a mother when Carol’s involvement with Therese and close relationship with her best friend Abby comes to light. Our Cate together with Rooney Mara, are sensation as two women seeking love. 5 STARS
When the Ellis sisters: the always-responsible Maura and impossibly hot-headed Kate; receive word from their retired mom and dad Deanna and Bucky, that their family home is on the market, they discover they have one weekend left to clean out the old junk in their bedroom. Their understandable reaction? Childish, emotional outrage. The loss of the talisman that is the Ellis homefront comes as a blow to both, who are separately struggling with the sucker punches that adulthood has inevitably thrown their way. Maura and Kate’s trip down memory lane will lead them to a seemingly crazy plan. Thoroughly enjoyable with many memorable moments. 4 STARS
Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Lucy, Linus and the rest of the beloved 'Peanuts Gang' make their big-screen debut, like they’ve never been seen before, in state of the art 3D animation. Charlie Brown, the world’s most beloved underdog, embarks upon an epic and heroic quest, while his best pal, the lovable beagle Snoopy, takes to the skies to pursue his arch-nemesis, the Red Baron. Baby-boomers will get the biggest kick out of seeing their favourite 'Peanuts' characters on the big-screen. 4 STARS
The story of the early feminist movement, is all about the foot soldiers: women who were forced underground to pursue a dangerous game of cat and mouse with an increasingly brutal State. Fighting for the right to vote, these women were not only from the genteel educated classes, there were working women among them who had seen peaceful protest achieve nothing. Radicalised and turning to violence as the only route to change, they were willing to lose everything in their fight for equality: their jobs, their homes, their children and their lives. This is the story of Maud, who was one such foot soldier. Make a great mum & daughter day out. 3 1/2 STARS
Through a series of misunderstandings, the Chipmunks have come to believe that Dave is going to propose to his new girlfriend in New York City and dump them. They have three days to get to him and stop the proposal, saving themselves not only from losing Dave but possibly from gaining a terrible stepbrother. But, in a twist of fate, Alvin, Simon and Theodore join forces with stepbrother Miles. Now they're heading for Miami. As usual, not a lot goes to plan. "The little ones will love it." 3 STARS
"The Good Dinosaur" asks the question: What if the asteroid that forever changed life on Earth missed the planet completely and giant dinosaurs never became extinct? Come on an epic journey into the world of dinosaurs where a lost Apatosaurus named Arlo, makes an unlikely human friend, Spot. Together these two will undertake an incredible journey that will reconnect them with their love-ones. "May not be seen by some as the greatest Pixar film, but it is truly: oh so awesomely good." 4 STARS
Everything seems to be changing for the better at Hotel Transylvania. Dracula's rigid monster-only hotel policy has finally relaxed, opening up its doors to human guests. But behind closed coffins, Drac is worried that his adorable half-human, half-vampire grandson, Dennis, isn't showing signs of being a vampire. So while Mavis is busy visiting her human in-laws with Johnny: and in for a major cultural shock of her own; "Vampa" Drac enlists his friends Frank, Murray, Wayne and Griffin to put Dennis through a "monster in training" boot camp. "Honestly, this is so much fun for adults and children alike, you just can't afford to miss it." Fun, fun, fun. 4 STARS
With the nation of Panem in a full scale war, Katniss confronts President Snow in a final showdown. Teamed with a group of her closest friends: including Gale, Finnick and Peeta; Katniss goes off on a mission with the unit from District 13 as they risk their lives to liberate the citizens of Panem, and stage an assassination attempt on President Snow who has become increasingly obsessed with destroying her. The mortal traps, enemies, and moral choices that await Katniss will challenge her more than any arena she faced in The Hunger Games. "It's the end of the series and this finale is for fans. Thankfully, it's something they can not afford to miss." 3 STARS
A cryptic message from the past sends James Bond on a rogue mission to Mexico City and eventually Rome, where he meets Lucia, the beautiful and forbidden widow of an infamous criminal. Bond infiltrates a secret meeting and uncovers the existence of the sinister organisation known as SPECTRE. Meanwhile back in London, C, the new head of the Centre for National Security, questions Bond’s actions and challenges the relevance of MI6, led by M. "For Bond fans, it's a must." 4 STARS
1951. Myrtle Dunnage, a beautiful, talented misfit, who’s been working as a dressmaker in France for the great haute couture designers, returns home to Dungatar, a one-horse town deep in the wheat belt of south-east Australia. After twenty years away, Tilly has been driven back by a recent tragedy, to do two things: look after her ailing, eccentric mother Molly and right the wrongs of the past that continue to haunt her. Dunnage has revenge in her heart. In Dungatar, everybody knows everybody and they all have a secret and Myrtle is about to expose them. "A who's who cast headed up by Oscar winner Kate Winslet. So much to like and enjoy." 4 1/2 STARS
Adam once had it all: until he threw it away and lost evrything he'd worked for. The former enfant terrible of the Paris restaurant scene had earned two Michelin stars and only ever cared about the thrill of creating explosions of taste. To land his own kitchen and get that third elusive star though, Adam will need to leave his bad habits behind and get the best of the best on his side, including the beautiful Helene. "Food glorious food. Step into the kitchen and see how it really works." 3 STARS
Britain's Reggie and Ronnie Kray, are having the time of their lives, ruling over London in the middle of the Swinging Sixties. With Ronnie fresh out of prison, the brothers set about consolidating their power in the East End of London, taking on the ruthless South London gangster, Charlie Richardson and his gang, and working with the American Mafia, laundering their dirty Bearer Bonds, and who are keen to move from Havana into London. Hailed as celebrities, the Krays are courted by the rich and famous, and Bearer Bonds their influence extends to the higher levels of the British Establishment. They are unstoppable. Meanwhile, Reggie falls in love with local girl, Frances Shea, and marries her. Promising to go straight, he expands into legitimate business interests as owner of several nightclubs. However, nothing lasts forever for these crims. "Worthy of seeing for the brutal, sensational portrayal of the Kray Twins by Tom Hardy. Aussie Emily Browning shines too.". 4 STARS
Twelve people have walked on the moon, but only one man has ever, or will ever, walk in the immense void between the World Trade Centre towers. Aided by an unlikely band of international recruits, Petit and his gang overcome long odds, betrayals, dissension and countless close calls to conceive and execute their mad plan. "The stars of this latest film from Oscar winning director Robert Zemeckis are Joseph Gordon-Levitt as Petit and the Twin Towers." 'Magnifique'. 4 1/2 STARS
Ben is a seventy year old widower who has discovered that retirement isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. He's used to working and the passing of his wife has left him feeling at odds end when it comes to filling in his days. Seizing an opportunity to get back in the game, he films a presentation video and submits it to a potential employer. He makes the cut and becomes a senior intern at a successful online, Brooklyn start-up fashion site, "About the Fit", founded and run by hard working, Jules. 4 STARS
Wendy Shields is a book editor from New York facing a marriage crisis. Darwan is a driving instructor from India with an abiding respect for tradition. When Wendy sets out to reclaim her independence, she hits a unique roadblock: she never learned to drive. She hires Darwan, a driving instructor and part-time cabdriver, to teach her. They form an unlikely bond that inspires each to embrace the laughter, freedom, and strength that comes with starting anew. Well worth seeing. SOLID 3 1/2 STARS
During a manned mission to Mars, Astronaut Mark Watney is presumed dead after a fierce storm and left behind by his crew. But Watney has survived and finds himself stranded and alone on the hostile planet. With only meager supplies, he must draw upon his ingenuity, wit and spirit to subsist and find a way to signal to Earth that he is alive. Millions of miles away, NASA and a team of international scientists work tirelessly to bring “the Martian” home, while his crewmates concurrently plot a daring, if not impossible rescue mission. As these stories of incredible bravery unfold, the world comes together to root for Watney’s safe return. Well worth seeing. 4 STARS
It was a beautiful sunny morning on May 10th 1996, when Rob Hall, the safety conscious and meticulous leader of New Zealand-based 'Adventure Consultants', and Scott Fischer, the highly experienced mountaineer and team leader of the Seattle based 'Mountain Madness', led their teams on a final ascent toward the highest point on Earth: the summit of Everest, 29,029 feet (8,848 m) above sea level: or the cruising altitude of a Boeing 747. "What anchors the film is a real sense of being there on Mt Everest and experiencing every emotion of the climbers, from elation to despair. Superb cast and excellent cinematography. A fabulous experience." 4 STARS
Off the coast from the small Australian town of Warrnambool lies Middle Island, a sanctuary once home to thousands of the world’s smallest penguins. But since foxes learned to cross the shallow channel to the island, penguin numbers have plunged. And if they fall below ten, park ranger Emily Marsh will be out of a job, the penguin sanctuary will close, and the town’s magic will be gone. This shocks her father, eccentric chicken farmer Swampy Marsh. His wife ran the sanctuary but when she passed away, Emily stepped in while Swampy retreated to his farm. Emily's nine year old daughter Olivia is the glue that keeps the family together. At the centre of everything is Oddball, Swampy’s rambunctious sheepdog. "The Little ones will be the biggest beneficiary of this movie. Certainly worth having a look at." 3 STARS
Thomas and his fellow Gladers face their greatest challenge yet: searching for clues about the mysterious and powerful organization known as WCKD. Their journey takes them to the Scorch, a desolate landscape filled with unimaginable obstacles. Teaming up with resistance fighters, the Gladers take on WCKD's vastly superior forces and uncover its shocking plans for them all. Will they succeed? "As you'd expect there's plenty of action sets, spectacular SFX and digital CGI." 4 STARS
Young Hollywood starlet Isabella Patterson recalls how the actions of a charming Broadway director, Arnold Albertson, changed her life forever. As told to a reporter in a not so reliable recollection of events, the Brooklyn born former escort reminisces about how a rendezvous with the director turned into a larger than expected sum of money and an offer she couldn't refuse. Like a cockeyed fairy tale, a chain of events affecting the lives of everyone involved, including Arnold’s wife Delta, leading man Seth Gilbert, playwright Joshua Fleet and even Isabella’s therapist Jane ensues. "Bogdanovich returns to the bigscreen with this witty, farcical, comedy." 3 1/2 STARS
It's been a roller-coaster ride for Ricki, a one-time wife and mother of three who left her family behind to follow her dreams of rock 'n' roll stardom in California. Now, the singer and guitarist must face the music when she returns home to Indiana to reconnect with ex-husband Pete, troubled daughter Julie, engaged son Josh and younger son Adam. Filled with regret, Ricki hopes to find redemption for all of the bad choices that she made in the past. But first she has to find a way to get to Indiana. Can she bring her family together? "After seeing Streep & Springfield together, I wanna rock and roll all night and party every day. It's toe tapping good fun." 4 STARS
Philosophy Professor Abe, is at rock bottom emotionally, unable to find any meaning or joy in life. Soon after arriving to teach at a small town college, Abe gets involved with two women: Rita Richards, a lonely professor who wants him to rescue her from her unhappy marriage; and Jill Pollard, his best student, who becomes his closest friend. Then, out of the blue, pure chance changes everything. Abe goes from irrational. to rational. giving him a new lease on life. But what will it lead to? 3/2 STARS
At the height of the Cold War, a mysterious criminal organization plans to use nuclear weapons and technology to upset the fragile balance of power between the United States and Soviet Union. CIA agent Napoleon Solo and KGB agent Illya Kuryakin are forced to put aside their hostilities and work together to stop the evildoers in their tracks. The duo's only lead is the daughter of a missing German scientist, whom they must find soon to prevent a global catastrophe. Funny & Sexy. 3/2 STARS
Transported to an alternate universe, four young outsiders gain superhuman powers as they alter their physical form in shocking ways. Reed Richards becomes Mr. Fantastic, able to stretch and twist his body at will, while pal Ben Grimm gains immense strength as the Thing. Johnny Storm becomes the Human Torch, able to control and project fire, while his sister Sue becomes the Invisible Woman. Together, the team must harness their new abilities to prevent Doctor Doom from destroying the Earth. "Fantastic 4" isn't a 'bad' film nor is it a 'great' film. There's some good humour, dramatic moments and SFX, but it's drawnout and lacks heart. 2 1/2 STARS
Rex, a Broken Hill cab driver, has spent his life avoiding getting close to people. Even his best friend and occasional lover Polly, who lives across the road, is kept at distance. One day, he discovers he is dying. He doesn't want to be forced to rely on anyone, least of all Polly, so he decides to leave his home and drive alone the three thousand kms across the continent to Darwin, where the recently passed euthanasia laws lead him to believe he can be in control of his own death. But on this epic journey he meets people who force him to re-evaluate his life. Michael Caton, Mark Coles Smith and Ningali Lawford-Wolf star in this rippa, aussie film. 4 1/2 STARS
Since she was a little girl, it's been drilled into Amy's head by her rascal of a dad that monogamy isn't realistic. Now a magazine writer, Amy lives by that credo, enjoying what she feels is an uninhibited life free from stifling, boring romantic commitment: but in actuality, she's kind of in a rut. When she finds herself starting to fall for the subject of the new article she's writing, Amy starts to wonder if other grown-ups: including this guy who really seems to like her; might be on to something. 3 1/2 STARS
With the IMF disbanded, and Ethan Hunt out in the cold, the team now faces off against a network of highly skilled special agents, The Syndicate. These highly trained operatives are hellbent on creating a new world order through an escalating series of terrorist attacks. Ethan gathers his team and joins forces with disavowed British agent Ilsa Faust, who may or may not be a member of this rogue nation, as the group faces their most impossible mission yet. DO NOT MISS IT! 4 1/2 STARS
Master thief Scott Lang has served his prison time and is now back in the community on parole. As an ex crim, things are going well for him. Lucky for him, he has someone who is very interested in using his skills. That someone is Dr Hank Pym who has developed a way to shrink living things down to the size of an ant. Pym has developed a special suit with the astonishing ability to shrink in scale but increase in strength and return a person to normal size. Lang must embrace his inner hero and help Pym and his daughter protect the secret behind his spectacular Ant-Man suit from a new generation of towering threats. Against seemingly insurmountable obstacles, Pym and Lang must plan and pull off a heist that will save the world. "It's a perfect melding of both comedy and action that works extremely well." 4 STARS
Margo was always an adventurer; Q, not so much. Over the years Q has become best friends with Ben and Radar. Margo, on the other hand, has become increasingly daring and mysterious, and is now one of the ultra-cool kids in high school. Sadly, Q and Margo have drifted apart: until one night; only a few weeks before prom, Margo shows up at Q’s window and leads him on an all-night covert adventure that Q is certain signals a return to his friendship: and maybe more?; with the unrequited love of his life and true soul mate. He knows his life is about to change and it does: in a most unexpected way. "A sweet tale that will delight young girls." 3 1/2 STARS
It's three years since Mike bowed out of the stripper life at the top of his game. Since then, he's devoting his time to his business: making furniture. It's a struggle and the income generated isn't enough to survive on. The remaining Kings of Tampa likewise are ready to throw in the towel. But they want to do it their way: burning down the house in one last blow out performance in Myrtle Beach. They want the legendary headliner Magic Mike sharing the spotlight with them. Mikes keen, but only if they come up with some new routines. "Any so-called 'magic' that Mike may have had is gone in this titllating, crutch-grinding tale." LADIES ONLY! 1 1/2 STARS
When John Connor, leader of the human resistance, sends Sgt Kyle Reese back to 1984 to protect Sarah Connor and safeguard the future, an unexpected turn of events creates a fractured time-line. Now, Sgt. Reese finds himself in a new and unfamiliar version of the past, where he is faced with unlikely allies, including a new T-800 terminator, the Guardian, dangerous new enemies, and an unex-pected new mission: to reset the future. "This is one reimagining that works!" 4 STARS
In the years since we last saw John and Ted, they’re both still living the dream in Boston. Although John is now a bachelor, Ted has settled down with Tami-Lynn, the trashy woman of his dreams. As marital problems begin to affect the newlyweds, Ted and Tami-Lynn decide to have a baby in order to save their marriage. Their hopes are crushed when the Commonwealth of Massachusetts declares Ted to be not a person. "Not for the easily offended. Laugh out loud funny. A real hoot!" 4 STARS
Minions history began at the dawn of time. Starting as single-celled yellow organisms, Minions evolve through the ages, perpetually serving the most despicable of masters. Continuously unsuccessful at keeping these masters: from T Rex to Napoleon; the Minions find themselves without someone to serve and fall into a deep depression. But one Minion named Kevin has a plan. Together with teenage rebel Stuart and lovable little Bob, they will venture out into the world to find a new evil boss, for his brethren to follow. "Minions" had adults and kids of all ages, squealing with delight and laughing out loud at their madcap puruit of a leader. 4 STARS
Welcome to Jurassic World, a fully operational luxury resort where tens of thousands of guests explore the wonder and brilliance of Earth’s most magnificent living prehistoric marvels and interact up close with them every day. Situated on an island off the coast of Costa Rica and constructed around a bustling Main Street, Jurassic World is a state of the art wonder full of astonishing attractions. Kids ride gentle mini Triceratops, crowds cheer as the aquatic Mosasaurus leaps from a performance pool to snatch a great white shark dangled as a snack, and families gaze with fascination as dinosaurs of every shape and size roam again, all displayed and safely contained for the guests amusement. Little do they realize what is about to be unleashed. "A film cinemagoers and dinosaurs can sink their teeth into." 4 1/2 STARS
Celebrated military contractor Brian, returns to the site of his greatest career triumphs: the US Space program in Honolulu, Hawaii; and reconnects with a long-ago love, Tracy, while unexpectedly falling for the hard-charging Air Force watchdog, Allison, who has been assigned to him. "Like 'quirky' films? Consider this one." 3 STARS
After the infamous San Andreas Fault finally gives, triggering a magnitude nine earthquake in California, a search and rescue helicopter pilot and his estranged wife make their way together from Los Angeles to San Francisco to save their only daughter. But their treacherous journey north is only the beginning. And when they think the worst may be over: it’s just getting started. "Sit down, suspend belief and hang on for a SFX driven ride, as the San Adreas Fault wreaks havoc." 3 1/2 STARS
Haunted by his turbulent past, Mad Max believes the best way to survive is to wander alone. Nevertheless, he becomes swept up with a group fleeing across the Wasteland in a War Rig driven by an elite Imperator, Furiosa. They are escaping a Citadel tyrannised by the Immortan Joe, from whom something irreplaceable has been taken. Enraged, the Warlord marshals all his gangs and pursues the rebels ruthlessly in the high-octane Road War that follows. "Will appeal to the curious and those who were around when Mel Gibson played Max. Save your money and see 'MMFR' in 2D format, which is stunning on a really big screen." 3 1/2 STARS
When Tony Stark tries to jumpstart a dormant peacekeeping program, things go awry and Earth's Mightiest Heroes, including Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, the Incredible Hulk, Black Widow and Hawkeye, are put to the ultimate test as the fate of the planet hangs in the balance. As the villainous Ultron emerges, it is up to the Avengers to stop him from enacting his terrible plans. Overbloated and too long, the sequel lacks much of the magic its predecessor endowed on fans. 3 1/2 STARS
The Bella's are back, and they are better than ever. After being humiliated at the Lincoln Centre infront of none other than the President of the United States of America, the Bella's are taken out of the Aca-Circuit. In order to clear their name, and regain their status, the Bella's take on a seemingly impossible task: winning an International competition no American team has ever won. In order to accomplish this monumental task, they need to strengthen the bonds of friendship and sisterhood, and blow away the competition. Can they do it. Guys, it's another genuine 'chick flick'. Girls. Despite the demeaning, sexist jokes, it's definitely good fun. 3 1/2 STARS
The story begins in the Edwardian spring of 1914, with Vera Brittain: a youthful feminist, free-minded and irrepressible; determined to sit the entrance exams for Oxford, against her conservative parents' wishes. She is encouraged and inspired by her brother and his friends, particularly the brilliant Roland Leighton, who shares her dream of being a writer. But her hopes for Oxford with Roland turn to dust as war is declared, and all the young men enlist. An excellent production! 4 1/2 STARS
Stet, is a tough kid living a hard life in Odessa, Texas. Time and time again, Stet gets into trouble for fighting. He sings in the shower and his mother: though she disapproves of the choice of music; is impressed by his amazing singing voice. Despite his talent, Stet’s performance in his school choir is compromised by his insolence. He’s the kind of kid who seeks out trouble. The eleven year olds life takes a huge turn when two local Police Officers knock on his door. 3 1/2 STARS
Jim is an ex-government contract killer whose past comes back to haunt him when his former employer decides it's time to eliminate all trace of their involvement in an assassination of a high ranking Government Official. Thrust into a heart pounding game of cat and mouse, Jim races from the jungles of Africa to the streets of London and the vibrant city of Barcelona in a mission to flush out the people who want him dead. But he's shocked to learn that he’s not the only one who’s become a target: he must also protect Anne, the beautiful woman he left behind years ago. Their passionate affair is rekindled as they go on the run together, staying one step ahead of a ruthless team of assassins hot on their trail. Just because the film boasts a big cast and the director of "Taken", don't get hyped-up. Runs hot and cold. 2 1/2 STARS
It's been more than a year after Dom’s and Brian’s crew has returned to the States with their pardons. Now they are transitioning into life on the right side of the law, but home has taken on a surreal quality. Dom tries desperately to reconnect with Letty, while Brian struggles to acclimate to suburban life with Mia and their son, and Tej and Roman celebrate their freedom by living the playboy dream. Unbeknownst to all of them, danger has come in the form a cold-blooded British black ops assassin with a score to settle. If you were wondering how the filmmakers would top 'F&F6': don't. Just hang onto your seat, suspend belief, for one hell of a ride! 4 1/2 STARS
Bianca is a content high school senior whose world is shattered when she learns the student body refers to her as 'The DUFF' (Designated Ugly Fat Friend) to her prettier, more popular friends. With her universe turned upside down, she ignores words of wisdom from her favorite teacher) and enlists Wesley, a slick but charming jock, to help set her apart from the pack and erase her label forever. In doing so, she hopes to land her crush Toby, and find the confidence to overthrow the school’s ruthless label maker Madison by reminding everyone that no matter what people look or act like, we are all someone’s 'DUFF' and that’s totally fine. 3 1/2 STARS
Sophia, a senior at the University of Wake Forest, sees her lifelong dream about to come true. With just weeks to go until graduation, she has landed an internship with a prestigious New York art gallery. Sophia is on her way. That is until a friend barges through her door with a pair of cowboy boots and an invitation to a bull riding event. Though not her thing, Sophia relents and the two friends make their way to their seats, past the band of female fans known as Buckle Bunnies. In the chute, Luke prepares to ride the rodeos most feared bull: Rambo. Thrown off, his hat flies off, landing in a surprised Sophia’s lap. Their eyes meet for a brief moment. It's a moment just long enough for Luke to decide he wants to get to know this beauty. Romantics at heart are in for a treat. Two love stories for the price of one. 3 1/2 STARS
The world’s greatest landscape architect, Le Notre: designer of the Versailles gardens; is unfulfilled in love. Madame Sabine de Bara is pioneering and fiercely independent, her visionary ideas for design seem anarchic to King Louis formal court. It takes a little chaos for nature to blossom and love to heal and ignite. Awarded the esteemed assignment to construct the grand gardens at Versaillers, the gilt edged position which thrusts her to the very centre of the court of King Louis XIV. The music, the settings, the costumes, romance, the solid cast and Ellen Kuras's excellent cinematography make this a feast for the senses. Suit older audience. 4 STARS
After being exposed as Divergents:people who don’t fit neatly into one of the five societal classifications or "factions"; Tris and Four find themselves on the run from Jeanine, the power-hungry leader of the Erudite faction. As the traitorous Dauntless troops under Jeanine’s command prowl the ruins of dystopian Chicago rounding up Divergents, Tris and Four traverse the city hoping to find allies among the Amity, Candor, Abnegation and Dauntless factions as well as the rebellious and impoverished mass of Factionless. The road they travel will end with Tris facing her darkest fears. With director Robert Schwentke at the helm, everything is amped up. 4 STARS
When Oh, a loveable misfit from another planet, lands on Earth and finds himself on the run from his own people, he forms an unlikely friendship with an adventurous girl named Tip who is on a quest of her own. Through a series of comic adventures with Tip, Oh comes to understand that being different and making mistakes is all part of being human. And while he changes her planet and she changes his world, they discover the true meaning of the word 'home'. Fun for little ones. 3 1/2 STARS
In 1983, a group of childhood friends pulled off the crime of the century: kidnapping one of the richest men in the world, the heir of the Heineken beer empire, Freddy Heineken. The shocking capture: by gunpoint in broad daylight on the streets of Amsterdam; resulted in the largest ransom ever paid for a kidnapped individual. It was the perfect crime: until they got away with it. Based on the book by the top investigative crime reporter in Holland, Peter R. de Vries. Suit an older audience. 3 STARS
Hector is a successful, well-meaning and eccentric professional, filled with childlike wonder, but he’s stuck. He’s a psychiatrist with a busy practice, living with his beautiful girlfriend in London, but his patients aren’t getting any happier and his relationship isn’t going anywhere. And so, Hector sets off on a global quest in search of happiness. He travels to China, Africa and Los Angeles and meets a host of characters: some are kind, some are dangerous, and some are even happy. He witnesses wretched excess and abject squalor; breathtaking landscapes and urban decay; generous hospitality and ruthless brutality; friendship and humanity; and when he comes close to losing his life, he realizes that he does not wish to die before he has really lived. GET THE DVD OR BLURAY, IN-STORE NOW. 3 1/2 STARS
In the near future, crime is patrolled by an oppressive mechanized police force. But now, the people are fighting back. When one police droid, Chappie, is stolen and given new programming, he becomes the first robot with the ability to think and feel for himself. As powerful, destructive forces start to see Chappie as a danger to mankind and order, they will stop at nothing to maintain the status quo and ensure that he is the last of his kind. May disappoint some Blomkamp fans. 3 1/2 STARS
Seventeen year old Keda is a Solutrean, part of a creative, resourceful Cro-Magnon tribe living in the area we know as southern France and Spain at the end of the last Ice Age, when most of Europe was uninhabitable, covered in ice two miles deep. Glacial winds blew. Winters were brutal and lasted nine months. Dangerous predators roamed the vast, unpopulated landscapes in search of food. The isolation was extreme, and bonds of family and community were essential for survival. Keda leaves the safety of his village for the first time, accompanied by his father Tau and other members of the tribe, to embark on the annual bison hunt. MUST SEE! 4 STARS.
What if something you think doesn’t exist, thinks you don’t exist? What if the giant Yetis of legend are real and the stories we tell about them with their thick wild hair, booming roars and enormous feet: are like the tall tales they tell about us: but with a twist. To them, we’re strangely hairless little beasts with screechy voices and freakishly small feet. That is, until one yeti sees a human with his own eyes and becomes a believer. But will others believe him? ANIMATED FUN. 3 1/2 STARS.
Ten year old Lewis, recently orphaned and sent to stay with his Uncle Jonathan has discovered a hidden world of magic, mystery and supernatural menace: and it’s all in his sleepy little town. When Lewis moves in with Uncle Jonathan, he discovers that the curious mansion he now calls home is full of secrets: chief among them an incessant tick tocking coming from somewhere in the house. Lewis will soon find out, the ticking clock could spell doom for mankind. SPOOKY FUN. 4 STARS.
Assume nothing about the two mothers at the center of this fresh and deliciously twisted stylish thriller.
Surfaces may be bright and polished, but no one is what they seem. At the core of this story is an unlikely film noir protagonist: the sunny and practical suburban mommy vlogger, Stephanie. Stephanie’s perky search for domestic bliss, friendship and killer recipes accidentally leads her into a mad tangle of dirty secrets and fatal lies when she meets ultra-glamorous mom, Emily. 4 STARS.
From the outer reaches of space to the to the backwoods of southern Georgia, the hunt comes home in Shane Black’s explosive reinvention of the Predator series. Now, the universe’s most lethal hunters are stronger, smarter and deadlier than ever before. The fate of the world is in the hands of a ragtag crew of ex-soldiers and an evolutionary biology professor. Can they prevent the end of the human race: or will "The Predator" win out? Action, suspense, humour and a high body count. 3 STARS.
After David’s sixteen year old daughter goes missing, a local investigation is opened and a detective is assigned to the case. But thirty seven hours later and without a single lead, David decides to search the one place no one has looked yet, where all secrets are kept today: his daughter’s laptop.REALLY GOOD! 4 1/2 STARS.
The township of Bodgy Creek has seen better days: the population is dwindling, jobs are scarce & the litter has built up around the fading Tidy Town sign. The next victim of the town’s decline is the cash strapped Aussie Rules footy club. Barely able to field a team, the club is reeling from news that their clubrooms have been condemned due to asbestos contamination. A left field solution to their woes comes in the form of former football star Troy Carrington. Worth a look at. 3 STARS.
When a young nun at a cloistered abbey in Romania takes her own life, a priest with a haunted past and a novitiate on the threshold of her final vows are sent by the Vatican to investigate. Together they uncover the order’s unholy secret. Risking not only their lives but their faith and their very souls, they confront a malevolent force in the form of a nun, as the abbey becomes a horrific battleground between the living and the damned. A by the numbers 'horror flick' that lacks 'horror'. 2 STARS.
It’s the 1970s, and Ron Stallworth is the first African-American Detective to serve in the Colorado Springs Police Department. Determined to make a name for himself, Stallworth bravely sets out on a dangerous mission: infiltrate and expose the Ku Klux Klan. The young Detective soon recruits a more seasoned colleague, Flip Zimmerman, into the undercover investigation of a lifetime. Together, they team up to take down the white extremist hate group the Klu Klux Klan. 4 1/2 STARS.
Meet four best friends who have their own Book Club. After fourty years of marriage, Diane is now a widow. Vivian enjoys her men with no strings attached, Sharon is still working through her decades old divorce. Carol's marriage is in a slump. After thirty five years, she longs for those days when her husband paid her more attention: especially when it comes to sex!. Their lives are turned upside down after reading the infamous "50 Shades of Grey". Book Club" will delight those over fifty. 4 STARS.
Audrey and Morgan are best friends who embark on an action-packed international adventure after they discover that Drew, who recently dumped Audrey via a text messgae: is actually a spy. Armed only with their wits, Audrey and Morgan race through several European capitals, hunted by a host of top secret operatives who want to help them or kill them: or both. These include taciturn British agent Sebastian Henshaw, pretentious jerk Topher Duffer, calculating spy boss Wendy, and cold blooded teenage assassin Nadedja. Certainly worth seeing Kunis & McKinnon in what is one for the ladies. It's good, action packed crazy fun. 3 1/2 STARS.
A deep-sea submersible: part of an international undersea observation program; has been attacked by a massive creature and now lies disabled at the bottom of the deepest part of the Pacific Ocean…with its crew trapped inside. With time running out, former deep sea rescue diver Jonas Taylor is drawn out of self imposed exile by a visionary Chinese oceanographer, Dr Zhang. But his daughter thinks she can rescue the crew on her own. They're gonna need a bigger ship! 3 1/2 STARS.
In present day Kalokairi, Sophie Sheridan, with the support of Sam, her step-father: and one of her three possible biological dads; has dedicated herself to fulfilling Donna’s dream of renovating the taverna. Sophie plans to transform it into the magnificent Hotel Bella Donna in her honor. IT'S A MUST SEE! 4 1/2 STARS.
If you have a problem and nowhere else to turn, Robert McCall will help: he is The Equalizer. McCall has been aiding the beaten, exploited, and oppressed by serving an unflinching justice. But when McCall’s dangerous past cuts especially close to home, he will need all of his skills to settle the score. A worthy sequel. 4 STARS
Former FBI Hostage Rescue Team leader and U.S. war veteran Will Sawyer, now assesses security for skyscrapers. On assignment in China he finds the tallest, safest building in the world, The Pearl, suddenly ablaze and he’s been framed for it. A wanted man on the run, Will must find those responsible, clear his name and somehow rescue his family who are trapped inside the building and above the fire line. Will has Police, dangerous villains and fire to deal with. Dumb, goofy, fun!. 3 1/2 STARS.
It was September 22nd 1983 at 1:30pm when Tammy and Richard sailed out of Papeete Harbor on the island of Tahiti, and headed for San Diego, California: 4000 miles away; to deliver the forty four foot sail boat, Hazana, for two friends. Little could they have ever envisaged or anticipated, they would end up sailing directly into one of the most catastrophic storms in recorded history: a category 5 Hurricane with howling wind up to 233 km/h and massive seas. Well worth seeing. 4 STARS.
In a drug war, there are no rules. When the US government begins to suspect that Mexican cartels have started trafficking terrorists across the US border, federal agent Matt Graver calls on the mysterious Alejandro, whose family was murdered by a cartel kingpin, to escalate the war in nefarious ways. Alejandro kidnaps the kingpin’s daughter. Isabel, to inflame the conflict. But when the girl is seen as collateral damage, her fate will come between the two men. Worth seeing. 3 1/2 STARS.
On a cold morning in the middle of country Victoria, two brothers arrive at the family home intent with a treacherous plan. Terry and Jeff’s motive is to make sure their dying Mother’s plan to change her will in favour of her husband: their stepfather; is upturned. It's been meticulously planned. But will they pull it off? 3 1/2 STARS.
Two teenage boys, Pikelet and Loonie, growing up in a remote corner of the Western Australian coast, are hungry for discovery. The pair find it in the form of an unlikely friendship with Sando, a mysterious, older surfer and adventurer, who pushes the boys to take risks with their surfing that will have a lasting and profound impact on their lives. The challenge quickly becomes to surf Old Smokey, a dangerous break a kilometre out to sea. Marks the directorial debut of Simon Baker. 4 STARS.
Meg is a typical middle school student struggling with issues of self-worth who just wants to fit in. The daughter of two world-renowned physicists, she is intelligent and uniquely gifted, as is her younger brother, Charles Wallace, but Meg has yet to realize it for herself. Complicating matters is the mysterious disappearance of her father four years ago, which has left Meg devastated and her mother heartbroken. Meg believes he is still alive. Then, one night, Charles Wallace, Meg and a fellow classmate, Calvin, meet three otherworldly visitors who have traveled to Earth with an important message for Meg: Her father is in fact alive. 2 STARS.
Everyone deserves a great love story, but for seventeen-year old Simon it’s a little more complicated: he’s yet to tell his family or friends he’s gay and he doesn’t actually know the identity of the anonymous classmate he’s fallen for online. Resolving both issues proves hilarious, terrifying and life-changing. 4 1/2 STARS.
On the night of March the 2nd 1953, a man is dying. A terrible stroke is wracking his entire body. He is drooling. He is pissing himself. He is about to kick the bucket and if you play your cards right, his job is yours for the taking. The man is Joseph Stalin: dictator, tyrant and butcher. "A wickedly good, guilty pleasure." 4 1/2 STARS.
“12 Strong” is set in the harrowing days following 9/11 when an elite U.S. Special Forces unit, led by their Captain, Mitch Nelson, is chosen to be the first U.S. soldiers sent into Afghanistan for an extremely dangerous mission in response to the 9/11 attacks. Leaving their families behind, the team is dropped into the remote, rugged landscape of northern Afghanistan, where they must convince General Rashid Dostum to join forces with them to fight their common adversary. 3 STARS.
Nick O'Brien is the hard-drinking leader of the Regulators, an elite unit of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. Ray Merrimen is the recently paroled leader of the Outlaws, a gang of ex-military men who use their expertise and tactical skills to evade the law. O'Brien, Merrimen and their crews, will soon find themselves on a direct collision course as the criminals hatch an elaborate heist on the city's Federal Reserve Bank. Big: guns, tattoos, muscle, ego's and fire-power!. 3 1/2 STARS.
'The Jungle Bbunch' make the leap from television screens to the bigscreens at cinemas! A hit with kids on the ABC, this ragtag and mismatched group of unlikely heroes, led by Maurice, the Great Tiger-striped penguin warrior, is set to face their biggest challenge ever and up on the big screen. When life in the jungle is threatened by the evil koala, Igor, and his mercenary monkeys, The Jungle Bunch teams up with their mentors, 'The Champions' to counter his dastardly master-plan. 3 STARS.
Katharine Graham, the first female publisher of The Washington Post, and its driven editor Ben Bradlee, are in a race to catch up with The New York Times to expose a massive cover-up of government secrets that spanned three decades and four U.S. Presidents. Graham and Bradlee must overcome their differences as they risk their careers: and their very freedom; to bring long-buried truths about the Vietnam War to light. Three time Oscar winner Spielberg, still has the golden touch! 4 STARS.
After months have passed without a culprit in her daughter’s murder case, Mildred makes a bold move, painting three signs leading into her town with a controversial message directed at Chief Willoughby, the town's revered chief of local Police. When his second in command Officer Dixon, an immature mother’s boy with a penchant for violence, gets involved: the battle between Mildred and Ebbing's law enforcement is only exacerbated. Exceptionally good cast. IT'S A MUST SEE! 5 STARS
Fueled by his restored faith in humanity and inspired by Superman’s selfless act, Bruce Wayne enlists the help of his newfound ally, Diana Prince, to face an even greater enemy. Together, Batman and Wonder Woman work quickly to find and recruit a team of metahumans to stand against this newly awakened threat Steppenwolf: an evil monster who seeks to send the world into darkness. "Justice League" has a genuine 'fresh' feel about it. See it on a big screen. 4 STARS
Imprisoned on the other side of the universe without his mighty hammer, Thor, finds himself in a race against time to get back to Asgard to stop Ragnarok: the destruction of his homeworld and the end of Asgardian civilization; at the hands of an all-powerful new threat: his ruthless sister Hela. Really good fun! . 4 STARS
After an unprecedented series of natural disasters threatened the planet, the world’s leaders came together to create an intricate network of satellites to control the global climate and keep everyone safe. But now, something has gone wrong: the system built to protect the Earth is attacking it, and it’s a race against the clock to uncover the real threat before a worldwide geostorm wipes out everything and everyone along with it. A lightweight disaster movie that lacks true grit! 2 1/2 STARS
Abdul Karim arrives from India to participate in Queen Victoria's golden jubilee. The young clerk is surprised to find favor with the queen herself. As Victoria questions the constrictions of her long-held position, the two forge an unlikely and devoted alliance that her household and inner circle try to destroy. As their friendship deepens, the Queen begins to see a changing world through new eyes, joyfully reclaiming her humanity. Older audiences will soak up every minute of this film. 3 1/2 STARS
Cory is a local game tracker who stumbles upon the body of a murdered teenage girl, frozen in the desolate wilderness of the Wind River Indian Reservation. Still trying to come to terms with the death of his own teenage daughter, Cory is forced, most brutally, to confront his own past. When rookie FBI agent Banner is assigned to the case, she enlists Cory’s help to navigate the unfamiliar terrain and unforgiving conditions. Refreshing experience. Well worth seeing on a big screen. 4 STARS
Conor is about to escape into a fantastical world of monsters and fairy tales. He is dealing with his mother’s illness, which has necessitated Conor’s spending time with his less than sympathetic grandmother. His daily existence at his UK school is one of academic disinterest and being bullied by classmates. To make matters worse, he suffers from a terrifying nightmare. Then late at night he gets a visit from a monster. He wants to tell Conor three stories. NOT TO BE OVERLOOKED. 4 STARS
He’s a good kid, and a devil behind the wheel. That’s Baby, an innocent-looking getaway driver who gets hardened criminals from point A to point B, with daredevil flair and a personal soundtrack running through his head. That’s because he’s got his escape route plotted to the beat of specific tunes that go from his well-curated iPod straight to his ears, and which translate into expertly timed hairpin turns, gear shifts and evasive maneuvers that leave his passengers on the ride of their lives. Baby works for Doc, a kingpin on a lucky streak of brash daytime bank heists. Fueled by a wicked soundtrack and thrilling, hi-octane driving stunts. WOW! 4 1/2 STARS
Three lifelong buddies: Willie, Joe and Albert; team up after deciding to buck retirement and step off the straight and narrow for the first time in their lives when their pension fund becomes a corporate casualty and the three are left with little or nothing to survive on. Desperate to pay the bills and come through for their loved ones, the three risk it all by embarking on a daring bid to knock off the very bank that absconded with their money. Mature cinemagoers will lap every minute up. 3 1/2 STARS
Passionate and articulate, American Jewish Professor Deborah Lipstadt publishes a book through Penguin in 1993 called “Denying the Holocaust”, in which she refers to David Irving as a Holocaust denier. Soon after, he sues her for libel. He does so under English law, where the burden of proof is on the accused. The whole world may know that the Holocaust happened, but now, Deborah needs to prove it. A film truly worth seeing. A film that should be streamed into classrooms. 4 STARS
Richard and Mildred Loving, were married in 1958, but spent the next nine years in Washington D.C. exiled from their home state under Virginia’s anti-miscegenation laws. Though the couple sought a peaceful life free from conflict, a deep longing to return home to raise their family stirred something in Mildred and she became determined to find a way back. The Lovings took their case all the way to the Supreme Court, leading to a landmark decision which overturned laws against interracial marriage and paved the way for thousands of couples across America. May prove be either a little slow or some-what exhausting for some cinemagoers. 3 1/2 STARS
Once upon a time there was a dashing young Prince who lived in a magnificent castle. He hosted extravagant parties attended by beautiful debutantes from around the world and was pampered by a staff of servants who tended to his every whim, but the Prince had become insolent and self-absorbed. When an old beggar woman appears at the castle seeking shelter from the storm and offers him a single rose in return, he callously turns her away, unaware that she is, in fact, a beautiful enchantress. To punish him for his cruelty, she places a curse on the castle, transforming him into a Beast and all its inhabitants into household objects. To reverse the spell, he must learn to love another and be worthy of their love in return before the last petal of an enchanted rose falls. Really worth seeing. 4 1/2 STARS
Berlin, 1940. Working class couple Otto and Anna Quangel receive the news that their only son has been killed on the battlefield. Already disillusioned with The Führer and The Fatherland, the loss of their son proves the tipping point and Otto begins a campaign of civil disobedience, writing messages on postcards that urge fellow Germans to resist the Nazi regime. Anna soon partners with Otto and together they covertly distribute hundreds of postcards. Suit a mature audience. 3 1/2 STARS
Fences is the story of Troy Maxson, a mid-century Pittsburgh sanitation worker who left home at the age of fourteen in 1918 and who once dreamed of a baseball career, but was too old when the major leagues began admitting black players. He tries to be a good husband and father, but his lost dream of glory eats at him, and causes him to make a decision that threatens to tear his family apart. A superb cast headed up by Washington, Davis, Henderson and Adepo. 4 1/2 STARS
What you put out in the world will always come back to you, but never how you predict. Taking fatherly advice is not in Joe Coughlin’s nature. Instead, the WWI vet is a self-proclaimed anti-establishment outlaw, despite being the son of the Boston Police Deputy Superintendent. Joe’s not all bad, though; in fact, he’s not really bad enough for the life he’s chosen. Unlike the gangsters he refuses to work for: joe has a sense of justice and an open heart. Worth having a look at. 3 STARS
The year is 1968. After the tragic loss of his father, eleven year old Mick Carter is shipped off by his grieving mother to a vast cattle station owned by his Grandpa. Mick's a talker without anyone to talk to. He’s lost and lonely, despite the station having a cast of charming misfits. Then a cyclone hits. As it passes, water rises and floods the dry land. In the middle of a flooded plane, high in a tree, Mick finds a pup covered with blue mud. Mick rescues him and calls him 'Blue'. 4 STARS
In 1947, Seretse Khama meets Lloyds of London office worker Ruth Williams. The attraction was immediate. She was captivated by his vision for a better world, and he was struck by her willingness to embrace it. Seretse sensed the opportunity for change as the British Empire weakened, Ruth saw the possibility for a “bigger life” as women pushed for independence and equality. The immediate problem the two faced was the opposition to their marriage: Khama was a black man and the King of Bechuanaland, while Williams was a white woman. While they seemed the perfect match and their love was real, not everyone was happy about the future prospects it raised and the effect it would have on the future of Khama's homeland, which was a British protectorate. A romantic, delightful film, that is based on fact. 4 1/2 STARS
Research scientist Galen Erso and his family are in hiding when Imperial Director Orson Krennic comes to take Galen to forcibly work on the unfinished Death Star, a space station capable of destroying entire planets. His wife Lyra is killed and his daughter Jyn escapes, taken into safety by Saw Gerrera. Thirteen years later, Bodhi Rook, a defecting Imperial pilot, smuggles a holographic message from Galen for the Rebel Alliance to Gerrera on the planet Jedha. An adult Jyn is freed from Imperial captivity by the Rebellion, who plan to use her to track down her father, then kill him before the weapon is used on the rebels. It's a watchable tale. 2 1/2 STARS
When CEO Carol Vanstone tries to close her hard-partying brother’s branch of the family business, Clay and his Chief Technical Officer Josh Parker must rally their co-workers and host an epic office Christmas party in an effort to impress Walter Davis, a potential client and potential job saviour. How hard can that be? All they have to do is close a sale that will save their jobs. And stage an awesome office christmas party without Carol finding out. Enough laughs to make it worth seeing. 3 STARS
For ten year old Phiona Mutesi and her family, life in the impoverished slum of Katwe in Kampala, Uganda, is a constant struggle. Her mother, Harriet, is fiercely determined to take care of her family and works tirelessly selling vegetables in the market to make sure her children are fed and have a roof over their heads. When Phiona meets Robert Katende, a soccer player turned missionary who teaches local children chess, she is captivated. Phiona is impressed by the intelligence and wit the game requires and immediately showing potential, quickly advances through the ranks in tournaments. What a wonderful experience this is. 4 1/2 STARS
When successful lawyer, Diane gets a call from the man who has found her mobile phone, she is immediately intrigued and charmed. As she and Alexandre chat and make plans to meet, it becomes evident that the chemistry between them is great indeed. However, when they meet the next day it turns out there may be one small problem. New relationships are always awkward and for Diane and Alexandre the challenges in their relationship could be somewhat of a tall order. Despite his charisma and good looks, Alexandre comes up a bit short. Looking for a breezy, cute rom/com? Well, "Up For Love" could be right up your alley. 3 1/2 STARS
Seeking more out of life, Bobby flees his father’s jewelry store for Hollywood, where he works for his high-powered agent uncle Phil. He soon falls for Phil’s charming assistant Vonnie, but as she’s involved with another man, he settles for friendship. Bobby also befriends Rad, a model agency owner, and her husband Steve, a wealthy producer. When Vonnie’s boyfriend breaks up with her, Bobby seizes the opportunity to romance her, and she ultimately returns his affections. When he asks her to marry him and move to New York, she is tempted, but things do not go as smoothly as planned. Heartbroken, Bobby returns to New York, where he begins working for Ben, who has muscled his way into owning a nightclub. It looks good thanks to Vittorio Storaro camera work. Recreates the era with authenticity. 3 1/2 STARS
For the first time in eleven years, Jeff and Karen Gaffney find themselves facing a challenge that all parents eventually face: the empty next. With their kids away for the first time at summer camp, the Gaffneys hope to spend some quality alone-time and reignite the romantic fire that has started to flicker. This proves easier said than done when Karen’s imagination is distracted by the sudden arrival of new neighbors on the cul-de-sac. But are the Joneses who they say they are? 3 1/2 STARS
A year and a half after her husband was killed, financially strapped Alice finds herself raising fifteen year old Paulina and nine year old Doris alone. Fortunately for her struggling business, the occult runs in Alice’s blood. In 1967 Los Angeles, the widowed mother and her two daughters add a new stunt to bolster their seance scam business. With the bill's mounting, Alice purchases a Ouija board to spice up her charade. A spooky, scarey thriller rather than a pure 'horror flick'. 2 1/2 STARS
Based on a true story, Masterminds follows the riotous misadventures of unlikely anti-hero David Ghantt as he pulls off one of the largest robberies in U.S. history. The trouble begins when David, a trusted armoured truck driver for Loomis Fargo, falls for beautiful guard Kelly Campbell. After she quits her job, Kelly: egged on by local petty thief Steve Chambers; persuades David to clean out the company’s vault in Charlotte, North Carolina. He does, stuffing a van with more than seventeen million of stolen cash. David delivers the money to Chambers gang and flees to Mexico to lie low. A no-brainer, that is at best, mildly funny & mildly entertaining. 2 STARS
With the town of Rose Creek under the deadly control of industrialist Bartholomew Bogue, the desperate townspeople, led by Emma Cullen, employ protection from seven outlaws, bounty hunters, gamblers and hired guns. As they prepare the town for the violent showdown that they know is coming, these seven mercenaries find themselves fighting for more than money. Forget the original and mozey on down to your local multiplex as The Magnificent Seven hit the big screen, again.. 4 STARS
Billy and Lucy have grown up together in a small, close-knit country town, where they form one of the town's most formidable Ute driving teams. When Billy takes one risky car stunt too far, Lucy declares she is moving to the city: sending Billy into a spin. Amid the mayhem of the town’s annual "Bachelors and Spinsters" party, Billy only has one night to wake up to his true feelings for his best friend: or lose her forever. There's little in "Spin Out" that remotely qualifies as entertaining!. 1 STARS
Ben and his wife Leslie have created an off the grid paradise for their family. In a self-sufficient, handcrafted compound, Ben teaches his six children the skills they need to survive in the deep forest, as well as providing them with a rigorous physical and intellectual education. But when a tragedy forces the family to return to the outside world, Ben’s ideas of what it means to be a parent are challenged and he must confront the price his children are paying for his dream. Ben believes he has prepared them for everything. Well everything: except the outside world. Like a cool breeze at the end of a hot summers day, this is something special & worth seeing. 4 STARS
Determined to escape her abusive mother and save her younger sister from the dead end existence that seems inevitable for them both, Rocky will do whatever it takes to get away. She and friends Alex and Money have pulled off a series of elaborately planned burglaries in order to come up with enough cash to escape their dire Detroit hometown. But their next planned robbery may not end the way they think it will. The best horror film in a long while. A poop your pants experience. 5 STARS
“War Dogs” follows two friends, in their early 20s and Efraim Diverol and David Packouz living in Miami Beach during the Iraq War who exploit a little known government initiative that allows small businesses to bid on U.S. Military contracts. Starting small, they begin raking in big money and are living the high life. But the pair get in over their heads when they land a three hundred million dollar deal to arm the Afghan Military: a deal that puts them in business with some very shady people including Henry Girard and the U.S. Government. While its meant to be a drama, there's some pretty good comedy moments too which give the film, 'balance'. 3 1/2 STARS
Ben-Hur is the epic story of Judah Ben-Hur, a prince falsely accused of treason by his adopted brother Messala, an officer in the Roman army. Stripped of his title, separated from his family and the woman he loves, Judah is forced into slavery. After years at sea, Judah returns to his homeland to seek revenge on his brother and the Romans, but instead finds redemption from the unlikeliest source. It's not the original: it's a reimagining. Worth seeing for the thundering, chariot race. 3 1/2 STARS
Nancy plans her perfect getaway to go on a surfing trip. The day's end nears and she wants to catch her last wave. Little does she know the danger that lurks just beneath the surface. A mere 200 yards from shore, surfer Nancy is attacked by a great white Shark. She's able to seek refuge on a small island that rises during a low tide. Not far from shore, Nancy finds herself trapped, fighting to survive. She has to decide how to save her own life before the high tide returns and it's too late. Her short journey to safety is becoming the ultimate contest of wills. Will she survive or will the Great White get her? "What lurks below, may just kill you!" 3 1/2 STARS
Assemble a team of the world’s most dangerous, incarcerated Super-Villains, provide them with the most powerful arsenal at the government’s disposal, and send them off on a mission to defeat an enigmatic, insuperable entity. U.S. intelligence officer Amanda Waller has determined only a secretly convened group of disparate, despicable individuals with next to nothing to lose will do. However, once they realize they weren’t picked to succeed but chosen for their patent culpability when they inevitably fail, will the Suicide Squad resolve to die trying, or decide it’s every man for himself? The most improbable crew of crazy criminals ever thrown together will find out when they are united on a mission to save the world. "It's crazy, whacky, colorful and exciting. Stay for a sneak peek at what comes next." 3 1/2 STARS
Set in the 1790s, from much loved author Jane Austens, comes this is the tale of the beautiful young widow Lady Susan Vernon, who has come to Churchill, the estate of her in-laws, to wait out the colourful rumours about her dalliances, circulating through polite society. Whilst ensconced there, she decides to secure a husband for herself and for her daughter, Frederica. The waters are troubled by the arrival at Churchill of the handsome, eligible, blissfully naive Reginald DeCourcy and the silly, cheerful, very rich: Sir James Martin. "A rich Soufflé of comedy and drama, boasting an exceptional cast. Perfectly captures the era on every level." 4 1/2 STARS
Mike and Dave Stangle are young, adventurous, fun-loving and, some would even say, obnoxious. The 'some' would include other members of the Stangle family. So when their sister Jeanie announces she’s getting married, the family holds an intervention, demanding that Mike and Dave bring dates. Respectable dates! To fulfill their family’s request Mike and Dave turn to the best source of decent, respectable girls they can think of: Craigslist. They place an ad promising that their selected companions will receive an all expense paid trip to Hawaii and the chance to participate in all of the Stangle family wedding related activities. Very naughty! 3 STARS
Indigenous Detective Jay Swan arrives in the frontier mining town of “Goldstone” on a missing persons enquiry. What seems like a simple 'light duties' investigation soon opens into a web of crime and corruption implicating the local Mayor, a Mining Boss and the Aboriginal Land Council. At night, in his motel room, he's suddenly blasted by shotguns and he is lucky to survive. It’s a warning, but from whom? Jay must pull his life together and bury his personal differences with young local cop Josh, so together, they can bring justice to Goldstone. If you missed Aaron Pedersen in "Mystery Road", then don't make the same mistake with "Goldstone. 4 STARS
Hyperactive at the best of times, Martha has gone full-on manic since her latest breakup. She babbles, parties like a monster, cooks everything in sight and is looking to do something terrible when she meets Francis. To anyone else, Francis’s approach would come across as creepy, but Martha can’t help but be intrigued. They seem a perfect match: except their both bananas. And to make it worse: he’s a professional assassin. A kooky, zany, tale of love amidst a hail of bullets. 2 1/2 STARS
It’s late 1977 when, with the effects of Long Island still haunting them, the Warrens come out of a self-imposed sabbatical and travel to northern London to take on a vile demonic entity that has taken root in the home of the Hodgson family, in the populous borough of Enfield. What is thought by many to be a hoax will become the most documented case in paranormal history. "It's time to be afraid. No, make that very afraid! A super spooky horror flick that definitely delivers: big time! 4 STARS
Follows the lives of different mothers on Mothers Day. Sandy is happily divorced, until she finds out her ex-husband eloped with a much younger woman. Now she must learn to deal with big changes in her life as her two boys now have a step-mom. Sisters Jesse and Gabi get an unexpected surprise from their mother, who is not happy to find out Gabi is a lesbian and Jesse is married to a man of color. Miranda doesn't have any kids and is focusing on her career. Kristin is enjoying life as a new mother but is feeling pressure from her boyfriend to get married. Bradley is trying hard to be the best parent for his two girls since their mom passed away last year, however his idea of Mothers Day is pretending it doesn't exist at all. With a star-studded cast, a multi-layed story line, "Mother's Day" should garner wide appeal." 3 STARS
Inspired by true events, "Eddie The Eagle" is a feel-good story about Michael 'Eddie' Edwards, an unlikely but courageous British ski-jumper who never stopped believing in himself: even as an entire nation was counting him out. With the help of a rebellious and charismatic coach, Eddie takes on the establishment and wins the hearts of sports fans around the world by making an improbable and historic showing at the 1988 Calgary Winter Olympics. The loveable underdog with a never say die attitude: though he was never athletically gifted; from an early age he dedicated his life to achieving one goal. It was, to one day, become an Olympian. 3 1/2 STARS
Trust that the wealthiest woman in the country isn’t going to let little somethings like bankruptcy and federal prison cramp her golden style. Michelle Darnell is a phoenix who’s gonna climb and crawl her way back to the top. She sure as shit will. Ladies and gentlemen: meet The Boss. A hard-knock upbringing has madele Darnell the person she is today: a brash, savvy businesswoman whose unrelenting drive to earn sweet, sweet cash has transformed her into a financial rock star with a colossal ego that accompanies a Midas touch. And a line of haters that is a mile long. For McCarthy fans, there's a 'shitload' of laughs to be had from "The Boss". 3 STARS
In 2013, the world's media reported on a shocking mountain-high brawl as European climbers fled a mob of angry Sherpas. In 1953, New Zealander Edmund Hillary and Sherpa Tenzing Norgay had reached the summit in a spirit of co-operation and brave optimism. Now climbers and Sherpas were trading insults: even blows. What had happened to the happy, smiling Sherpas and their dedication in getting foreigners to the top of the mountain they hold so sacred. Exceptional. 4 1/2 STARS
In the 1910s, Srinivasa Ramanujan is a man of boundless intelligence that even the abject poverty of his home in Madras, India, cannot crush. Eventually, his stellar intelligence in mathematics and his boundless confidence in both attract the attention of the noted British mathematics professor, G.H. Hardy, who invites him to further develop his computations at Trinity College at Cambridge. Oscar winner® Dev Patel gives a fascinating performance as Srinivasa Ramanujan. SOLID 3 1/2 STARS
Working with her American counterparts and the Kenyan military, British Colonel, Katherine Powell, is about to launch an operation that, if successful, will lead to the capture of the Number 2, 3 and 5 terrorists on the American list of most wanted terrorists in East Africa. Among the group they hope to arrest are British nationals Susan Danford, now known as Ayesha Al Hady, her husband and a recently radicalized young man who just arrived from the UK. There is also a radicalized American in the group. The Commander is in England. The pilot is in America. The terrorist is in Kenya. The Drone is in spy-mode. The authority to strike is up in the air. 4 1/2 STARS
Eddie Mannix’s job as a studio fixer begins before dawn, as he arrives just ahead of the police to keep one of Capitol Pictures’ prized starlets from being arrested on a morals charge. His work is never dull, and it is around the clock. Each film on the studio’s slate comes complete with its own headache, and Mannix is tasked with finding a solution to every one of them. He is the point man when it comes to procuring sign-off from religious leaders on an upcoming Biblical epic: as well as when disgruntled director Laurence Laurentz shirks at having cowboy star Hobie Doyle thrust upon him to appear in Capitol’s latest sophisticated drama. 3 1/2 STARS
The survival of mankind hangs in the balance as an unexpected mortal hero, undertakes a thrilling journey to save the world and rescue his true love. In order to succeed, he enlists the help of the powerful god Horus in an unlikely alliance against Set, the merciless god of darkness, who has usurped Egypt’s throne and plunged the once peaceful and prosperous empire into chaos. Driven by action sets, a panoramic granduer, towering Gods, great CGI, survival and love. 3 STARS
A dramatic thriller based on the incredible true David vs Goliath story of an American immigrant from Nigeria, Dr Bennet Omalu, the brilliant forensic neuropathologist who made an important medical discovery: Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy or CTE; in American Football players after they had died tragically. Dr Omalu’s emotional quest puts him at dangerous odds with one of the most powerful institutions in the world. A film that is certainly, well worth seeing. SOLID 3 1/2 STARS
There’s a right way to be single, a wrong way to be single, and then…there’s Alice. And Robin. Lucy. Meg. Tom. Ken. David. Josh. George. New York City is full of fun seekers seeking the right match, be it a love connection, a hook-up, or something in the middle. And somewhere between the late night date nights, teasing texts and one-night stands, what these unmarrieds all have in common is the need to learn how to be single and have a hell of a time. Sparkles in the second half. 2 1/2 STARS
When feisty medical student Gabby Holland moves in next door to perennial ladies’ man Travis Shaw, they embark on a surprising romantic journey neither imagined possible. Travis has always believed a serious relationship would cramp his easygoing lifestyle, while Gabby is preparing to settle down with her long-term boyfriend until an irresistible attraction between the unlikely couple upends both of their well-planned lives. For fan of Nicholas Sparks this is worth seeing.. 2 1/2 STARS
Jason is one week away from marrying his boss’s uber-controlling daughter, putting him on the fast track for a partnership at the law firm. However, when the straight-laced Jason is tricked into driving his foul-mouthed grandfather, Dick, to Daytona for spring break, his pending nuptials are suddenly in jeopardy. Between riotous frat parties, bar fights and an epic night of karaoke, Dick is on a quest to live his life to the fullest and bring Jason along for the ride. It's a boundary pusher. 2 STARS
While on an expedition into the uncharted wilderness, legendary explorer Hugh Glass is brutally mauled by a bear, then abandoned by members of his own hunting team. Alone and near death, Glass refuses to succumb. Driven by sheer will and his love for his Native American wife and son, he undertakes a 200-mile odyssey through the vast and untamed West on the trail of the man who betrayed him: John Fitzgerald. Everything about this film is big. See it on a big screen. 4 1/2 STARS
Fred and Mick, two old friends, are on vacation in a luxury hotel at the foot of the Swiss Alps. Fred, a world-class composer and conductor, is now retired. Mick, a film director, is still working, hopeful that his latest film will be his masterpiece. Together, they look with curiosity and tenderness on their children’s confused lives, Mick’s enthusiastic young writers and the colourful hotel guests. Moving in different directions, they will ultimately arrive at the same crossroad. SOLID 3 1/2 STARS
Luke Skywalker has vanished. In his absence, the sinister First Order has risen from the ashes of the Empire and will not rest until Skywalker, the last Jedi, has been destroyed. With the support of the Republic, General Leia Organa leads a brave Resistance. She is desperate to find her brother Luke and gain his help in restoring peace and justice to the galaxy. Leia sends her most daring pilot on a secret mission to Jakku, where an old ally has discovered a clue to Luke's whereabouts. "Will certainly impress everyone who sees it. The cast is filled with new and old faces and J.J. Abrams is to be commended for his effort. Good but not great!" 4 STARS
In the winter of 1820, the New England whaling ship Essex, under the command of its inexperienced Captain, was assaulted by something no one could believe: a whale of mammoth size and will, and an almost human sense of vengeance. The real-life maritime disaster would inspire Herman Melville’s "Moby-Dick". But that told only half the story. "Reveals the encounter’s harrowing aftermath, as the ship’s surviving crew is pushed to their limits. Exciting, daunting and exhilarating." 4 STARS
Ethan, Isaac and Chris have been friends since childhood, and for a decade, their yearly Christmas Eve reunion has been an annual night of debauchery and hilarity. Now that they're entering adulthood, the tradition is coming to an end, and to make it as memorable as possible, these three lifelong friends: two of whom are Jewish; set out to find the Holy Grail of all Christmas parties. "Fans of stoner movies starring Seth Rogen, should get their monies worth. Stupid, silly, fun." 3 STARS
The holiday season comes but once a year and that’s more than enough for the Cooper family as they brace themselves for their annual Christmas Eve celebration. With her marriage on the rocks, Charlotte Cooperhas just one wish: to bring the whole family together for one last perfect Christmas. But with grand plans to rekindle the spark in their relationship, Charlotte’s husband Sam is determined to use the holiday season to win her back. They aren’t the only ones trying to conceal the less than perfect aspects of their lives. This Christmas Eve, when the Coopers come together: everything comes apart. "It's becoming a Christmas tradition." 2 1/2 STARS
D.A. investigator Jess, FBI investigator Ray and Deputy District Attorney Claire are rising stars, having been selected to serve on an anti-terrorism joint task force in post 9/11 Los Angeles. Jess and Ray are tight knit partners who share a deep respect and an easy friendship both on the job and off. Ray and Claire come from opposite walks of life, but have a complicated attraction that is a constant undercurrent in their day to day encounters. After Ray and Jess are called to investigate a murder scene, they discover the unthinkable: the victim is Jess’s daughter, Caroline. Ray and Jess join forces with Claire to bring the killer to justice. Their mission, however, meets a cold reality when they discover their suspect is a protected federal witness, and therefore has been set free. "Certainly worth seeing!" 3 1/2 STARS
This is an intimate portrait of Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Malala Yousafzai, who was targeted by the Taliban and severely wounded by a gunshot when returning home on her school bus in Pakistan’s Swat Valley. The then fifteen year old was singled out, along with her father, for advocating for girls’ education, and the attack on her sparked an outcry from supporters around the world. She miraculously survived and is now a leading campaigner for girls education globally as co-founder of the Malala Fund. Tells how Malala, her father Ziauddin and her family are committed to fighting for education for all girls worldwide. A DEFINATE MUST SEE. 4 STARS
When police officer Laurel Hester meets Stacie Andree, they instantly form a connection. They fall in love, and before long are building a life and a home, together. But when tragedy strikes and Laurel is diagnosed with stage four cancer, she faces discrimination as local government officials refuse to allow her to leave her pension: earned over twenty years years of service; to Stacie. Moore & Page give larger than life performances as Hester & Stacie. A TRUE STORY. SOLID 3 1/2 STARS
Nancy, is done with dating. Ten times bitten, One Hundred times shy, she's exhausted by the circus. So when Jack blindly mistakes her for his date, no one is more surprised than her when she does the unthinkable and just goes with it. It's going to take a night of pretending to be someone else for Nancy to finally Man Up and be her painfully honest, awesomely unconventional self: but will Jack also man-up, and be able to get over her duplicity? Plenty of chemistry & laughs here. 3 1/2 STARS
Cursed with immortality eight hundered years ago by an evil witch queen, Kaulder has spent centuries hunting down rogue witches and vicious, supernatural creatures who are intent on destroying humankind. Now, as the covens of modern day New York threaten to resurrect their queen and release a terrible plague on the world, Kaulder must face their vengeful wrath in a battle to save the human race. Stars that lovable hunk, Vin Diesel, Michael Caine, Elijah Wood and Rose Leslie. 3 STARS
During the Cold War, the Soviet Union captures U.S. pilot Francis Gary Powers after shooting down his U-2 spy plane. Sentenced to ten years in prison, Powers' only hope is New York lawyer James Donovan, who has been recruited by a CIA operative to negotiate his release. Donovan boards a plane to Berlin, hoping to win the young man's freedom through a prisoner exchange. If all goes well, the Russians would get Rudolf Abel, a convicted spy who Donovan defended in court. 4 STARS
In the aftermath of a family tragedy, an aspiring author is torn between love for her childhood friend and the temptation of a mysterious outsider. Trying to escape the ghosts of her past the memory of her fathers brutal death she is swept away to Allerdale Hall, a decaying building atop a mountain of blood-red clay, that breathes, bleeds and remembers every moment of its past. "Good acting, SFX, gorgeous costuming and soundtrack are diminished slightly by its uneven pace." 3 1/2 STARS
This is the story of Jess and Milly, life-long best friends who have shared everything since childhood. Now, Milly has a high-flying job, a rock-star husband and two gorgeous children. Jess has dedicated herself to environmental work, and lives with her boyfriend in a bohemian houseboat on the London canals. The best friends are as close as ever. But their relationship is about to be put to the test, with dire consequences. "Deserves better than being categorised as a 'chick flick'" 3 1/2 STARS
During a manned mission to Mars, Astronaut Mark Watney is presumed dead after a fierce storm and left behind by his crew. But Watney has survived and finds himself stranded and alone on the hostile planet. With only meager supplies, he must draw upon his ingenuity, wit and spirit to subsist and find a way to signal to Earth that he is alive. Millions of miles away, NASA and a team of international scientists work tirelessly to bring “the Martian” home, while his crewmates concurrently plot a daring, if not impossible rescue mission. As these stories of incredible bravery unfold, the world comes together to root for Watney’s safe return. Well worth seeing. 4 STARS
When Arizona FBI agent and kidnap response team leader Kate uncovers a Mexican cartel’s house of death, her shocking find leads to profound consequences on both a personal and global level. She is recruited to join a covert black-ops mission headed by a mysterious Colombian operative known only as Alejandro along with special agent Matt Graver. Even as Kate tries to convince herself she’s on a hunt for justice, she is thrust into the dark heart of a secret battleground. Massive! 4 1/2 STARS
What starts out as the chance to meet their grandparents for the very first time, slowly turns into a terrifying story for Becca and her brother, Tyler, who are sent to their Nana and Pop Pop’s remote Pennsylvania farm for a weeklong trip. Once the children discover that the elderly couple is involved in something deeply disturbing, they see their chances of ever getting back home to their Mom grow smaller every day. Good performances and a good storyline. Plenty of scare factor too. 3 1/2 STARS
Blinky Bill is a koala with a big imagination. An adventurer at heart, he dreams of leaving the little town of Green Patch and following in his explorer father’s footsteps. Mr. Bill went missing in the Outback sometime ago and Blinky is the only one who believes his father is still alive. He embarks on a journey that takes him into the wild and dangerous Outback. "The animation, color palette and the voice cast make this "Blinky Bill" adventure blinkin', bloody fantastic. Ideal for families." 4 STARS
This is the moving story of Greg, a high school senior who is trying to blend in anonymously, avoiding deeper relationships as a survival strategy for navigating the social minefield that is teenage life. He even describes his constant companion Earl, with whom he makes short film parodies of classic movies, as more of a 'co-worker’ than a best friend. But when Greg’s moother insists he should spend time with Rachel: a girl in his class who has just been diagnosed with cancer; he slowly discovers how worthwhile the true bonds of friendship can be. Winner of the Grand Jury Prize and the Audience Award at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival. 4 STARS
As kids in the 1980s, Sam Brenner, Will Cooper, Ludlow Lamonsoff and Eddie “The Fire Blaster” Plant saved the world thousands of times: at twenty five cents a game; in the video arcades. Now, they’re going to have to do it for real. When an intergalactic race of aliens discovers video feeds of classic arcade games and misinterpret them as a declaration of war. Now they have attacked planet Earth in a winner takes all battle with terrible consequences. Excellent SFX. Good, silly fun. 3 STARS
Reluctant to settle into retirement, Bryson challenges himself to hike the legendary Appalachian Trail: over two thousand one hundred miles; stretching across fourteen states and through some of the most spectacular and rugged wilderness in America. Concerned about how her husband will fare on the grand trail, Bill’s wife insists he find a travel companion. But the only person willing to take on the challenge is his old high school buddy Katz. This will truly suit an older audience. 3 STARS
Known to the French Riviera’s criminal underworld as the best driver money can buy, soft-spoken Frank Martin will deliver any “package” for a price. He abides by three simple rules: no names, no questions and no renegotiations. But his rulebook goes out the window when he is tricked by gorgeous femme-fatale Anna into driving the getaway car for an ingenious bank robbery. Racing through the streets of Monaco in a state of the art Audi, Frank unwittingly becomes entangled in a scheme to bring down Yuri, a Russian human trafficker. Can fans live without Jason Statham in the driving seat? Only time and the boxoffice will tell with this re-boot. 3 STARS
During the late 1980s, the streets of Compton, California, were some of the most dangerous in the country. The plague of crack cocaine was escalating at a rate as alarming as the violent, gang-driven business that propelled its use. The LAPD and its specialized gang unit were leading the charge on the war on drugs with an unchecked mercilessness, one that left residents of the Southern California community not merely tense, but shell-shocked, distrustful of authority and sorely embittered. Until Niggers With Attitude gave Compton a voice. Powerful storyline, a great cast and good music, really delivers, in this fascinating film. 4 1/2 STARS
Billy Hope seemingly has it all with an impressive career, a beautiful and loving wife, an adorable daughter and a lavish lifestyle. When tragedy strikes and his lifelong manager and friend Curtis leaves him behind, Hope hits rock bottom and turns to an unlikely savior at a run- down local gym: Tick Willis, a retired fighter and trainer to the city's toughest amateur boxers. With his future riding on Tick's guidance and faith in him, Billy starts out from scratch. Blood, sweat, tears & cheers. 4 STARS
Agent 47 is an elite assassin who was genetically engineered from conception to be the perfect killing machine, and is known only by the last two digits on the barcode tattooed on the back of his neck. He is the culmination of decades of research and forty-six earlier Agent clones: endowing him with unprecedented strength, speed, stamina and intelligence. His latest target is a mega-corporation that plans to unlock the secret of Agent 47’s past to create an army of killers whose powers surpass even his own. "It's been a long wait. Eight years in fact. Never the less, if you were a fan of the original "Hitman", check out this snappy reboot." 3 1/2 STARS
Alex and Ruth Carver have a problem. The aprtment they have lived in for fourty years may not be suitable for them as they enter their elder years. Their big problem is that the only access they have to their apartment on the fifth floor, is the stairs. So at the suggestion of Ruth's niece Lily, a real estate agent, they put the apartment on the market. Doing so ceates another problem, how much they get will dictate, what and where, they can afford to move into. On the eve of their open house, on a whim, Ruth convinces Alex to go apartment hunting in Manhattan. "A really nice, comfortable film, that should go down well with older cinemagoers." 3 STARS
Billionaire industrialist Damian Hale has long been a master of his universe, excelling at power plays from his NYC base of operations. Estranged from his activist daughter Claire, Damian’s only real connection is with his lifelong friend and right hand man Martin O’Neil. But a dire cancer diagnosis makes Damian determined to access a radical medical procedure called 'shedding', that will turn back the clock for him. "If you liked "Source Code" or "Limitless", then check this out." 3 1/2 STARS
Love & Mercy is an intimate and unconventional portrait of Brian Wilson, the enigmatic singer, songwriter and co-founder of the Beach Boys. Set against Wilson’s groundbreaking, era-defining music, the film examines the personal voyage and ultimate salvation of a cultural icon whose success came at extraordinary personal cost. Spanning more than three decades of Wilson’s life, the film reveals the darker and more complex story that lies beneath the music’s sun-kissed surface, including Wilson’s battle with mental illness and drug abuse. "Outstanding performances from Dano, Cusack and Giamatti are a hallmark of this dark tale." 4 1/2 STARS
Bathsheba Everdene, is a fiercely independent and spirited young woman who inherits her uncle’s farm. Financially autonomous (a rarity in Victorian times), beautiful and headstrong, she attracts three very different but determined suitors: Gabriel Oak, a sheep farmer, captivated by her willfulness; Frank Troy, a handsome and reckless Sergeant; and William Boldwood, a prosperous, mature bachelor, who seeks companionship. This timeless story of Bathsheba’s choices and passions, while trying to maintain her own independence, explores the nature of relationships and love: as well as the human ability to overcome hardship through resilience and perseverance. "Looking to escape the onslaught of SFX, CGI driven blockbusters? Here's your chance. A film that will best suit an older audience." 4 STARS
Growing up can be a bumpy road, and it's no exception for Riley, who is uprooted from her Midwest life when her father starts a new job in San Francisco. Like all of us, Riley is guided by her emotions: Joy, Fear, Anger, Disgust and Sadness. The emotions live in Headquarters, the control center inside Riley's mind, where they help advise her through everyday life. As Riley and her emotions struggle to adjust to a new life in San Francisco, turmoil ensues in Headquarters. While Joy, Riley's main and most important emotion, tries to keep things positive, her other emotions conflict on how best to navigate the change taking place. As they do, Riley starts to struggle. "A reminder that parents must be alert and understanding at all times, and that early intervention will save a situation from getting out of hand." 4 STARS
Bound by a shared destiny, former boy-genius Frank, jaded by disillusionment, and Casey, a bright, optimistic teen bursting with scientific curiosity, embark on a danger-filled mission to unearth the secrets of an enigmatic place somewhere in time and space known only as “Tomorrowland.” What they must do there changes the world and them forever. Young stars Britt Robertson, Raffey Cassidy and Pierce Gagnon steal the film. It's a Sc-Fi adventure with a message. Worth seeing. 3 STARS
This is the remarkable true story of one woman's journey to reclaim her heritage and seek justice for what happened to her family. Sixty years after she fled Vienna during World War II, an elderly Jewish woman, Maria Altmann, starts her journey to retrieve family possessions seized by the Nazis, among them Klimt's famous painting 'The Lady in Gold'. Together with her inexperienced but plucky young lawyer Randy Schoenberg, she embarks upon a major battle which takes them all the way to the heart of the Austrian establishment and the U.S. Supreme Court and back to Austria. A most believable production. Mirren & Reynolds shine. 4 STARS
Susan is an unassuming, deskbound CIA analyst, and the unsung hero behind the Agency's most dangerous missions. But when her partner falls off the grid and another top agent is compromised, she volunteers to go deep undercover to infiltrate the world of a deadly arms dealer and prevent a global crisis. Director/Writer Paul Feig revealed: “I’m a big fan of spy movies, and I wanted to create a broad action comedy in that genre. Feig certainly achieves that with "Spy". Good fun!! 4 STARS
As a family, Eric and Amy, move into their new home with their three children Kendra , Madison and Griffen, where strange evens start to happen and their youngest daughter, Madison, is most affected by the activities. At first, the entity appears to be friendly; until it suddenly becomes violent and aggressive with their youngest child and kidnaps her. Madison's parents decided to call gifted parapsychologist named Carrigan Burke who explains to the family that Madison is in the house and alive and that they aren't dealing with an angry spirit, but a poltergeist. There's a lot of fun to be had with this re-imagining, as long as you lower your expectation. 2 1/2 STARS
It’s an average school night as Blaire and her boyfriend, Mitch, start a somewhat intimate video chat. Suddenly, they’re interrupted by their friends, Jess, Adam, Ken and Val, who are ready to launch into a group chat session. Before long, the group is joined by a user known only as “Billie227.” They think it’s just a glitch and go about their conversation: until Billie begins typing. What comes next degenerates into their worst nightmare. Paranormal Activity takes over skype hookup. 2 1/2 STARS
Adaline, an individual as simple as any other, born at the turn of the 20th century, has lived a solitary existence, until 1933 when a horrible accident that occurred forced her to become ageless. In the years to come a charismatic philanthropist named Elliss emerges, and restores her thirst for life and romance. A weekend with his parents make her realize that the flame that keeps her secret from being divulged is flickering. Adaline makes decisions that completely modify her life. 4 STARS
Dan Trunkman, a businessman in the apparently competitive field of mineral sales, has had enough of playing second fiddle to his tough as nails boss, Chuck Portnoy. He quits the St Louis based Dynamic Systems and starts his own competing firm, Apex Select, taking with him, forced to retire numbers man, Timothy McWinters and a young, positive-thinking, but slow witted sales applicant Mike Pancake. Definitely not for the discerning cinemagoer whose hoping for plenty of laughs. 2 1/2 STARS
Now that The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel is full up with its long-term residents, co-managers Muriel Donnelly and Sonny Kapoor have a dream of expansion, and they’ve found just the place: "The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel". With plans underway, Evelyn and Douglas venture into the Jaipur workforce, wondering where their regular breakfast dates will lead. Meanwhile, Sonny finds his plans for the new hotel making more claims on his time than he has available. A grand reunion. 4 STARS
After years of reckless behavior, a heroin addiction and the destruction of her marriage, Cheryl makes a rash decision. Haunted by memories of her mother Bobbi and with absolutely no experience, she sets out to hike more than a thousand miles on the Pacific Crest Trail all on her own. The trail will test her patience, her resolve, reveals her terrors and pleasures as she forges ahead on a journey that maddens, strengthens, and will ultimately heal her by bring the peace she has longed for over many troubled years. "Oscar winner Reese Witherspoon gives a solid performance as Cheryl Strayed. An inspirational story. Beautifully filmed." 4 STARS.
Set against the backdrop of a world teetering on the brink of collapse in the Pacific Theater of World War II, "Unbroken" follows the journey of Louie Zamperini, from a young scoundrel to a battle weary yet defiant POW, who becomes a beacon of hope, is one of tragedy to triumph, for a nation mired in global conflict. His tale, but a single page in the voluminous story of the brothers in arms who fought and turned the tide of 20th century history. "A remarkle glimpse at a remarkable man." 4 STARS.
Riggan hopes that by spearheading an ambitious new Broadway play he will, among other things, revive his moribund career. In many ways, it is a deeply foolhardy move: but the former cinema superhero has high hopes that this creative gambit; will legitimize him as an artist and prove to everyone and himself, that he is not just a Hollywood has-been. With the play’s opening night looming, Riggan’s lead actor is injured by a freak accident during rehearsals and needs to be replaced quickly. "Birdman" is a dark, quirky tale, filled with surprisingly good performances, driven by its comedic moments. Features an outstanding ensemble cast." 4 STARS.
This is the story of an eleven year old boy from the bush. When his teacher, turns up in the classroom with a ream of copy paper the children wonder what he's up to. While distributing sheets of paper to his students, Mr Hickenlooper reveals that the children will be making paper planes. When he explains that they are going to try and win the regional paper plane championships: which could lead to a trip to Sydney; the children are enthused. "Charming, engaging. A film for all ages." 4 STARS.
"Dumb And Dumber" directors, the Farrelly Brothers, take Lloyd Christmas and Harry Dunne on a road trip to find a child Harry never knew he had and the responsibility neither should ever, ever be given. It’s been exactly twenty years since we left Lloyd and Harry playing tag, and everything but their idiocy has changed. When the new kidney needing Harry learns that he has a daughter out there: he must snap Lloyd out of the 'comatose state' he’s been in since Mary’s rejection; and hit the road to request her help. Their journey to find her will take them from a mental institution to a summit host to the world’s most brilliant minds. "Disappointing." 2 1/2 STARS.
Doug is a lovable but socially awkward groom to be with a problem: he has no best man. With less than two weeks to go until he marries the girl of his dreams, Doug is referred to Jimmy Callahan, owner and CEO of 'Best Man Inc', a company that provides flattering best men for socially challenged guys in need. What ensues is a hilarious wedding charade as they try to pull off the big con. "No! It's not another 'chick flick". For a change, it's a 'bromantic' night out for the boys!" 3 1/2 STARS.
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“There is a bomb in Centennial Park. You have thirty minutes.” The world is first introduced to Richard Jewell as the security guard who reports finding the device at the 1996 Atlanta bombing. His report making him a hero whose swift actions save countless lives. But within days, the law enforcement wannabe becomes the FBI’s number one suspect, vilified by press and public alike, his life ripped apart. Reaching out to independent, anti-establishment attorney Watson Bryant, Jewell staunchly professes his innocence. Based on the true story of Security Guard Richard Jewell. Will suit an older audience. 4 STARS
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