Film Review: Sully: Miracle on the Hudson

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Sully.jpgAmazon Synopsis: On January 15, 2009, the world witnessed the “Miracle on the Hudson” when Captain “Sully” Sullenberger glided his disabled plane onto the frigid waters of the Hudson River, saving the lives of all 155 aboard.

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.Read More »

Film Review: Star Wars: Rogue One

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Synopsis: The war is over and terror is taking the Galaxy in an iron grip. The Rebellion are doing what they can in order to prevent total anarchy, but have little effect against the strength of the Empire.

Jyn doesn’t care about the Rebellion. She doesn’t care about the Empire either. After her mother was killed and her father taken by the Empire, she has become good at it as well. She has no interest in war.

When word comes from her father that there is a flaw in the Death Star plans, Jyn must decide what she believes in.


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Film Review: The Legend of Tarzan

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Amazon Synopsis: It has been years since the man once known as Tarzan (Skarsgård) left the jungles of Africa behind for a gentrified life as John Clayton, Lord Greystoke, with his beloved wife, Jane (Robbie), at his side. 

Now, he has been invited back to the Congo to serve as a trade emissary of Parliament, unaware that he is a pawn in a deadly convergence of greed and revenge, masterminded by the King of Belgium’s envoy, Leon Rom (Waltz). 

But those behind the murderous plot have no idea what they are about to unleash.


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Film Review: Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children

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Synopsis: When Jacob Portman’s grandfather dies under mysterious circumstances, everyone believes that Jacob is crazy. But Jacobs knows there was a monster in the woods that night.

Determined to find answers, Jacob makes the long journey to Wales, returning to his grandfather’s childhood home – an orphanage run by a woman known as Miss Peregrine.

But then Jacob must undertake an even longer journey – back in time to a loop, where Miss Peregrine protects children who have special gifts – children who are peculiar.

As Jacob makes friends and helps the children fight a deadly threat, he realises he isn’t so ordinary himself…Read More »

Film Review: A Street Cat Named Bob

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A Street Cat Named BobAmazon Synopsis: Roger Spottiswoode directs this feature film based on the true story that was adapted into the international bestselling autobiographical novel by James Bowen.

Luke Treadaway stars as James, a homeless man struggling with drug addiction and busking to get by on the streets of London. When James comes across an injured stray cat, he nurses him back to health and names him Bob.

They become inseparable and make for an unusual street music act. Bob’s companionship inspires James to overcome his drug addiction and share his story.Read More »

Film Review: The BFG

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the-bfg-1When a young orphan, Sophie, looks out of her window one night, she doesn’t expect to see a giant looking back at her.

Snatched so she can’t tell, Sophie is transported to giant-land. But her initial fears dwindle as she befriends the BFG – the smallest giant in giant-land, shunned by his brothers because he refuses to eat children. Instead, the BFG catches dreams.

But Sophie is in danger –all of the children are. With the BFG, the queen of England and some snozzcumbers, a daring plan is hatched to eliminate the threat caused by the giants once and for all!Read More »

Film Review: The Jungle Book

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the-jungle-book-1The jungle is his home and the wolves his family. But Mowgli knows that he isn’t a wolf: his fondness for tricks is not the wolf way.

When Shere Khan, a vicious tiger with a hatred for man, threatens Mowgli, returning to the man village seems like the only course of action to keep him safe.

Meeting friends and foes alike, Mowgli begins his journey. But his love for the jungle and his family is strong and Mowgli refuses to leave while his family is in danger.

But to defeat Shere Khan, Mowgli must accept who – and what – he is.Read More »

Film Review: Finding Dory

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Everyone has a place where they belong, a place to call home. But what if, like Dory, you can no longer remember where that is?

Dory knows she comes from somewhere. She knows she had parents, a family. Rather than dwelling on what she can’t remember, Dory sets off an adventure to reunite with her mum and dad.

Marlin and Nemo join her in an epic quest across the ocean, encountering new friends along the way. Finding her home is one thing; getting inside to find her parents is a different matter entirely.

Nothing deters Dory, not even the impossible.Read More »

Film Review: Annie

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It’s a hard-knock life for foster kid, Annie. She lives with her mean foster-mum and her mission to find her parents is futile.

But a chance encounter with local businessman and politician changes Annie’s life forever when Will Stacks takes her in. What starts off as a campaign move soon turns into a tale of love and hope, where family may turn up in the most unexpected of places.

Annie must determine whether Stacks’ genuinely feels a connection to her or whether she is just part of his campaign to be elected mayor.

A modern twist on a well-known tale.Read More »

Film Review: The Girl on The Train

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the-girl-on-the-train-1Divorcee Rachel Watson rides the train every single day, despite having nowhere to go. Instead, she watches the `perfect` couple out of the window.

But no couple is perfect. When Megan goes missing, Rachel can’t help but get involved. She was in the area on that night, hoping to see her ex again.

After blacking out, Rachel has no memory of that evening. But something tells her she is involved in this mystery and she can’t walk away, despite police warning her to back off.

Rachel has to see things through, no matter what. She has to be needed again.Read More »