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Category: Movie Reviews

‘Aladdin’ Film Review

When it comes to remakes of beloved films, there are generally two schools of thought; the first says, “why would they risk ruining a story that was already done so well before?” while the second school says, “the two films are separable from one another – even if the remake tanks the original will always ...

‘The Hustle’ Film Review

The Hustle, con-comedy and remake of Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (which was a remake of the 1964 film Bedtime Story itself) follows two female con artists: Penny (Rebel Wilson) a loud and proud Aussie catfish con and Josephine (Anne Hathaway) an almost too perfect high class British con and their lives in the industry. Not to ...

‘Avengers: Endgame’ Film Review

One year ago, Marvel Studios released Avengers: Infinity War. It was a film that was touted as the penultimate culmination of the last ten years of Marvel Cinematic Universe. Fans everywhere pondered on how Marvel could step up their game once more, and then, it happened. A silence fell over audiences everywhere as they watched ...

‘Penguins’ Film Review

Right in time for Earth Day on April 22, disneynature is releasing Penguins, a fun nature documentary following a young Adélie penguin referred to as Steve who is embarking on his first mating season and all the trials that go along with it. Directed by Alastair Fothergill, no stranger to disneynature films and director of ...

‘Dumbo’ Film Review

It’s time to talk about everyone’s favourite flying elephant, Dumbo! The first of three live-action adaptations for Disney this year, Dumbo is starting off Disney’s eventful year on a the right foot. Loosely following, the 1941 original, Dumbo follows the story of the troupe over at the Medici Brothers Circus where they come to find ...

‘Shazam!’ Film Review

Shazam! provides with a mixed bag of irresistible goodies and fun we have not seen in a superhero movie for a long time. It can be argued that the DCEU has had a rather low level of standards and expectations in its superhero film adaptations over its course. Shazam! has effectively turned a corner on ...

‘Five Feet Apart’ Film Review

Have you ever thought about what it would be like if you couldn’t be near the person you love? Couldn’t touch them? Five Feet Apart, a Romeo and Juliet meets The Fault in Our Stars-esque film about two teens who have cystic fibrosis explores this idea – the importance of human touch. The film focuses ...

‘Triple Frontier’ Film Review

Triple Frontier is a film that has ‘literally’ been years in the making. The film was commissioned back in 2010, with Tom Hanks and Johnny Depp signing on to star, a script from Mark Boal, and Kathryn Bigelow at the helm. Some five years later, production continued to stall and Bigelow left because she wanted ...

‘Captain Marvel’ Film Review

We’re almost there aren’t we? Just about few months until we find out what the Marvel Cinematic Universe has to say about what our favorite purple alien’s actions (*cough* mass-genocide). But the last stop prior is Captain Marvel, you know, the one who’s supposed to be the difference-maker in the months to come. My point ...

‘The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind’ Film Review

The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind, a moving film that premiered at Sundance Film Festival is out on Netflix today. The story of how a teenaged boy in 2001 builds a wind turbine to save his village from starving in Malawi, Africa, is based on the book and true-life story of William Kamkwamba. In his ...

‘Fighting With My Family’ Film Review

There is something inherently enjoyable about seeing the underdog rise to the top of whatever industry serves as the fixation of their fantasies. This is why, despite inconsistent quality, people love watching Rocky movies so much. There is also a sense of comfort in how predictable the story is; with writers and directors throwing in ...

‘How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World’ Film Review

And that's a wrap. After 9 years, 3 movies, 4 short films, and a subsequent TV show, How to Train Your Dragon finally finished its trilogy following Hiccup and Toothless in a beautiful and touching manner. However, this review will not discuss the tear inducing ending, for obvious reasons, as according to my boss, my ...

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