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    Ms. Marvel: Episode 5 – Time and Again (Review) – A Vital History Lesson

Ms. Marvel: Episode 5 – Time and Again (Review) – A Vital History Lesson

DIRECTOR: Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy
CAST: Iman Vellani, Matt Lintz, Zenobia Shroff, Rish Shah, Nimra Bucha, Adaku Ononogbo, Samina Ahmad, Fawad Khan, Mehwish Hayat, Aramis Knight
RUNNING TIME: 41 mins
PREVIOUSLY, ON MS. MARVEL: Kamala Khan (Vellani) has travelled to Karachi, Pakistan with her mother Muneeba (Shroff) to visit her grandmother Sana (Ahmad), who has ties to Kamala’s new cosmic superpowers. Once there, she encounters a friendly sect of vigilantes known as the Red Daggers, who begin to train […]

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    Brian and Charles (Review) – An Absurd But Sweet Friendship Movie

Brian and Charles (Review) – An Absurd But Sweet Friendship Movie

DIRECTOR: Jim Archer
CAST: David Earl, Chris Hayward, Louise Brealey, Jamie Michie, Nina Sosanya, Lynn Hunter, Lowri Izzard, Mari Izzard, Cara Chase, Sunil Patel, Rishi Nair, Colin Bennett
RUNNING TIME: 90 mins
CERTIFICATE: PG
BASICALLY…: A lonely inventor (Earl) invents a robotic companion (Hayward) who helps him overcome social anxieties…

NOW FOR THE REVIEW…
There’s no doubt that we’ve all had periods of loneliness in our lives, but enough to construct artificial intelligence out of mere trash? That is surely […]

PREVIEW: Thor: Love and Thunder (12A)

WHO’S IN IT?
Chris Hemsworth (Spiderhead), Christian Bale (The Dark Knight), Tessa Thompson (Passing), Jaimie Alexander (The Last Stand), Taika Waititi (Jojo Rabbit), Russell Crowe (Gladiator), Natalie Portman (Black Swan), Chris Pratt (Jurassic World: Dominion), Dave Bautista (Dune), Pom Klementieff (Ingrid Goes West), Karen Gillan (Dual), Vin Diesel (Fast & Furious), Bradley Cooper (A Star Is Born), Sean Gunn (The Suicide Squad), Jeff Goldblum (Independence Day)
WHO’S BEHIND THE CAMERA?
Taika Waititi (Jojo Rabbit), director, writer; Kevin […]

PREVIEW: The Sea Beast (PG)

WHO’S IN IT?
Karl Urban (Dredd), Zaris-Angel Hator (Morbius), Jared Harris (The Curious Case of Benjamin Button), Marianne Jean-Baptiste (Boxing Day), Dan Stevens (The Guest), Kathy Burke (Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy)
WHO’S BEHIND THE CAMERA?
Chris Williams (Big Hero 6), director, writer, producer; Nell Benjamin (film debut), writer; Jed Schlanger (How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World), producer; Mark Mancina (Con Air), composer; Joyce Arrastia (Monsters vs. Aliens), editor
WHAT’S IT ABOUT?
During an era where terrifying beasts […]

PREVIEW: How to Please a Woman (15)

WHO’S IN IT?
Sally Phillips (Bridget Jones’s Diary), Caroline Brazier (Rogue), Erik Thomson (Somersault), Alexander England (Gods of Egypt), Myles Pollard (X-Men Origins: Wolverine), Tasma Walton (Mystery Road), Cameron Daddo (Inland Empire), Nina Young (Tomorrow Never Dies), Ryan Johnson (Son of the Mask), Roz Hammond (Muriel’s Wedding), Asher Yasbincek (Rams), Hayley McElhinney (The Babadook), Josh Thomson (My Wedding and Other Secrets), Emily Rose Brennan (film debut), Ben Mortley (The Decadent and Depraved)
WHO’S BEHIND THE CAMERA?
Renée […]

PREVIEW: Hello, Goodbye, and Everything In Between (PG)

WHO’S IN IT?
Talia Ryder (Never Rarely Sometimes Always), Jordan Fisher (Work It), Ayo Edebiri (Cicada), Nico Hiraga (Booksmart), Jennifer Robertson (Single All The Way), Patrick Sabongui (White House Down), Eva Day (Spontaneous), Julia Benson (To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before), Dalias Blake (Dragged Across Concrete), Sarah Grey (Power Rangers), Djouliet Amara (Séance)
WHO’S BEHIND THE CAMERA?
Michael Lewen (film debut), director; Ben York Jones (Like Crazy) and Amy Reed (film debut), writers; Matthew Kaplan (The […]

PREVIEW: Brian and Charles (PG)

WHO’S IN IT?
David Earl (Cemetery Junction), Chris Hayward (SOS: Save Our Skins), Louise Brealey (Containment), Jamie Michie (Outlaw King), Nina Sosanya (Love Actually), Lynn Hunter (Submarine), Lowri Izzard (film debut), Mari Izzard (film debut), Cara Chase (Mr. Jones), Sunil Patel (I’m Not in Love), Rishi Nair (The Forbidden Note), Colin Bennett (Rebecca)
WHO’S BEHIND THE CAMERA?
Jim Archer (film debut), director; David Earl (film debut) and Chris Hayward (SOS: Save Our Skins), writers; Rupert Majendie (film […]

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    The Princess (Review) – A Missed Opportunity Of Royal Proportions

The Princess (Review) – A Missed Opportunity Of Royal Proportions

DIRECTOR: Le-Van Kiet
CAST: Joey King, Dominic Cooper, Olga Kurylenko, Veronica Ngo
RUNNING TIME: 95 mins
CERTIFICATE: 15
BASICALLY…: An imprisoned princess (King) must escape a remote tower and save her kingdom…

NOW FOR THE REVIEW…
For a generation of young girls, Disney princesses like Belle, Ariel and Jasmine were to them what action heroes like Schwarzenegger, Stallone and Willis were to young boys, so combining both elements into an action-packed fairy tale such as The Princess is honestly a […]

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    Minions: The Rise of Gru (Review) – An Okay Movie But A Despicable Audience Experience

Minions: The Rise of Gru (Review) – An Okay Movie But A Despicable Audience Experience

DIRECTOR: Kyle Balda
CAST: Steve Carell, Pierre Coffin, Taraji P. Henson, Michelle Yeoh, Jean-Claude Van Damme, Lucy Lawless, Dolph Lundgren, Danny Trejo, Russell Brand, Julie Andrews, Alan Arkin, RZA
RUNNING TIME: 88 mins
CERTIFICATE: U
BASICALLY…: The Minions assist a young Gru (Carell) when he runs afoul of a league of supervillains…

NOW FOR THE REVIEW…
They’re loud, obnoxious, and some of the most annoying creatures to have ever existed… and I’m not talking about the Minions, but instead the […]

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    Ms. Marvel: Episode 4 – Seeing Red (Review) – A Formidable Trip To Karachi

Ms. Marvel: Episode 4 – Seeing Red (Review) – A Formidable Trip To Karachi

DIRECTOR: Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy
CAST: Iman Vellani, Zenobia Shroff, Samina Ahmad, Nimra Bucha, Rish Shah, Adaku Ononogbo, Ali Alsaleh, Dan Carter, Aramis Knight, Farhan Akhtar
RUNNING TIME: 48 mins
PREVIOUSLY, ON MS. MARVEL: Kamala Khan (Vellani) is still trying to figure out her newfound powers, when an interdimensional group known as the Clandestines show up to force Kamala to open up a portal back to their world. After attacking Kamala at her brother’s wedding, the Clandestines are arrested […]