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Monday, 7 June 2021

FRIENDS: THE REUNION

FRIENDS: THE REUNION

Trailer          

Synopsis

The main cast revisits the sets of the original show like the apartments, the Central Perk Coffee Shop, the water fountain and they meet with guests who appeared on the show as well as celebrity guests, they do table reads with re-enactments of older episodes whilst sharing behind the scene footages in this special

Cinema

Sky One / HBO max

Run Time

One hour, Forty Four minutes (1h 44m)

Movie Rating

65%
*Rotten Tomatoes

Age Rating

N/A, but personally, 12A (Comedy / Romance / Minor Strong Language Use)

Cast

Joey Tribbiani – Matthew Steven LeBlanc / Matt LeBlanc
Rachel Green – Jennifer Joanna Aniston
Courtney Bass Cox – Monica Geller
Ross Geller – David Lawrence Schwimmer
Chandler Bing – Matthew Langford Perry
Phoebe Buffay – Lisa Valerie Kudrow  
David Bekham – Guest
Reese Witherspoon – Guest
Justin Bieber – Guest
Cara Delevingne – Guest
Kit Harington – Guest
BTS / Bangtan Boys – Guest
Cindy Crawford – Guest
Tom Selleck – Guest
Elliott Gould – Guest
Lady Gaga – Guest
Larry Hankin – Guest
Thomas Lennon – Guest
Mindy Kaling – Guest
Christina Pickles – Guest
James Michael Tyler – Guest
Maggie Wheeler – Guest
Malala Yousafzai – Guest
James Kimberley Corden – Host

Movie details

Mid – Credits: No

End – Credits: No

Before the Review: Coronavirus continues to dominate the news, impacting people’s lives. Moving on, the UK announced new trade deals with Norway / Iceland / Liechtenstein, mass testing begins in parts of Berkshire due to Delta (Indian) variant being detected, doubts arise over England’s 21st June lockdown easing, over 40 million have received the first Coronavirus dose whilst 27 million have received a second dose and drivers continue to drive recklessly whilst putting pedestrians / other drivers in danger if not making timely manoeuvres to avoid injury *facepalm*

IF YOU ARRIVE INTO ENGLAND FROM WHERE TRAVELLING IS BANNED (RED LIST), YOU MUST SELF ISOLATE / QUARANTINE IN A GOVERNMENT APPROVED MANAGED HOTEL FOR 10 DAYS, PAY A FINE OF £1,750 FOR ALL ADULTS (DIFFERENT RATES FOR CHILDREN), TAKE A COVID-19 TEST ON DAYS 2 & 8 AND YOU MUST HAVE PROOF OF A NEGATIVE CORONAVIRUS TEST RESULT BEFORE ARRIVAL, OTHERWISE YOU COULD FACE FINES / PENALTIES OF UP TO £10,000, FACE IMPRISONMENT OR BOTH (PROVIDING FALSE OR MISLEADING INFORMATION IS AN OFFENCE). SEPARATE ADVICE SHOULD BE FOLLOWED IF ARRIVING IN SCOTLAND, WALES OR NORTHERN IRELAND

Effective from (04:00am) 08/06/21, the current countries on the RED LIST where travel to the UK is banned includes:

Afghanistan, Angola, Argentina, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil, Burundi, Cape Verde, Chile, Colombia, Congo (Democratic Republic), Costa Rica, Ecuador, Egypt, Eswatini, Ethiopia, French Guiana, Guyana, India, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Maldives, Mozambique, Namibia, Nepal, Oman, Pakistan, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Qatar, Rwanda, Seychelles, Somalia, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Tanzania, Trinidad and Tobago, Turkey, United Arab Emirates (UAE), Uruguay, Venezuela, Zambia and Zimbabwe

IF YOU ARRIVE INTO ENGLAND FROM AN AMBER LIST COUNTRY, YOU MUST SELF ISOLATE / QUARANTINE AT HOME OR PLACE YOU ARE STAYING FOR 10 DAYS AND TAKE A COVID-19 TEST ON DAYS 2 & 8 (INCLUDES TRAVEL WITHIN THE UK). IF YOU PASSED THROUGH A RED LIST COUNTRY / TERRITORY, YOU MUST FOLLOW THE RED LIST RULES

Effective from (04:00am) 08/06/21, the current countries on the AMBER LIST includes:

Akrotiri and Dhekelia, Albania, Algeria, Andorra, Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Armenia, Aruba, Austria, Azerbaijan, The Bahamas, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Benin, Bermuda, Bhutan, Bonaire/Sint Eustatius and Saba, Bosnia and Herzegovina, British Antarctic Territory, British Indian Ocean Territory, British Virgin Islands, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Cayman Islands, Central African Republic, Chad, China, Comoros, Congo, Cook Islands/Tokelau and Niue, Côte d’lvoire, Croatia, Cuba, Curaçao, Cyprus, Czech Republic (Czechia), Denmark, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Estonia, Fiji, Finland, France, French Polynesia, Gabon, The Gambia, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece (Includes Islands), Greenland, Grenada, Guadeloupe, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Haiti, Honduras, Hong Kong, Hungary, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kiribati, Kosovo, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Latvia, Lebanon, Liberia, Libya, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macao, Madagascar, Malaysia, Mali, Malta, Marshall Islands, Martinique, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mayotte, Mexico, Micronesia, Moldova, Monaco, Mongolia, Montenegro, Montserrat, Morocco, Myanmar (Burma), Nauru, Netherlands, New Caledonia, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, North Korea, North Macedonia, Norway, The Occupied Palestinian Territories, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Pitcairn/Henderson/Ducie and Oeno Islands, Poland, Portugal (includes the Azores and Madeira), Réunion, Romania, Russia, Samoa, San Marino, Sao Tome and Principe, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Serbia, Sierra Leone, Slovakia, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, South Korea, South Sudan, Spain (Includes Balearics and Canary Islands), St Kitts and Nevis, St Lucia, St Maarten, St Martin and St Barthélemy, St Pierre and Miquelon, St Vincent and the Grenadines, Sweden, Switzerland, Syria, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Togo, Tonga, Tunisia, Turkmenistan, Turks and Caicos Islands, Tuvalu, Uganda, Ukraine, United States (USA), Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Vietnam, Wallis and Futuna, Western Sahara, Yemen

IF YOU ARRIVE INTO ENGLAND FROM A GREEN LIST COUNTRY, YOU MUST TAKE A COVID-19 TEST, BOOK AND PAY FOR DAY 2 COVID-19 TEST (SELF ISOLATE / QUARANTINE ONLY IF COVID-19 RESULT IS POSITIVE OR NHS TEST AND TRACE INFORMS YOU TO), PASSING THROUGH RED / AMBER LIST COUNTRIES REQUIRES YOU TO FOLLOW THEIR RULES AS OUTLINED ABOVE

Effective from (04:00am) 08/06/21, the current countries on the GREEN LIST includes:

Australia, Brunei, Falkland Islands, Faroe Islands, Gibraltar, Iceland, Israel and Jerusalem, New Zealand, Singapore, South Georgia/Sandwich Islands, St Helena/Ascension/Tristan da Cunha

*ALL LISTS SUBJECT TO CHANGE IN ACCORDANCE WITH GOVERNMENT GUIDELINES / WWW.GOV.UK

Review:  So like Fresh Prince of Bel Air, Friends started whilst again, I was probably too young to get into any television shows that weren’t aimed towards children, like Power Rangers or anything on Cartoon Network. But eventually, I managed to watch all ten seasons of friends. The reunion special brings together the main cast again, with James Corden as the host, whilst there are some revelations along the way. If you have time, give it a watch as some people have said that they got emotional during some segments. I have to warn you though, like myself, there was no meaningful appearance of Scott Lang... I mean Paul Rudd which had me scratching my head

Tuesday, 25 May 2021

COSMIC SIN

COSMIC SIN

Trailer          

 Synopsis

The Year is 2524. After four centuries of when humans first started colonizing other planets, retired General James Ford is called back into active service after hostile aliens and their fleet attack soldiers on a remote island. This soon escalates into interstellar war from the alien’s threat against mankind as James Ford and an elite team of soldiers try to stop an imminent attack, before its took late

Cinema

sky Cinema

Run Time

One hour, Thirty minutes (1h 30m)

Movie Rating

3%
*Rotten Tomatoes

Age Rating

15 (Action / Adventure / Sci-Fi / Mystery / Thriller)

Cast

James Ford – Bruce Willis
Braxton Ryle – Brandon Thomas Lee
Fiona Ardene – Adelaide Kane
General Eron Ryle – Frank Grillo
Doctor Lea Goss – Perry Reeves
Dash – Corey Large
Sol Cantos – C.J. Perry
Alex Locke – Lochlyn Munro
Marcus Bleck – Costas Mandylor
Juda Saule – Eva De Dominici
Vezza / Lieutenant Hoyt – Sarah May Sommers
Felix Zand – Trevor Gretzky
Lieutenant West – Robert Laenen
Sam Nolan – Trevor Brotherton
Victoria – Everly Large


Movie details

Mid – Credits: No

End – Credits: No

Before the Review: Coronavirus continues to dominate the news, impacting people’s lives. Moving on, the UK continues to act like an “enemy state” to EU Nationals detained by Border Force (Usually from airports as visitors) much like America did on the border with Mexico, Indian Variant continues to spread (All new cases in Slough contained this variant) as surge testing in certain areas are expected, 37 million people have received the first Coronavirus dose whilst 22 million have received a second dose and some drivers still behave like they are entitled to drive recklessly whilst not being fazed by the fine (Six points and a £200 fine) of being caught using your mobile phone meaning a review is needed? *facepalm*

IF YOU ARRIVE INTO ENGLAND FROM WHERE TRAVELLING IS BANNED (RED LIST), YOU MUST SELF ISOLATE / QUARANTINE IN A GOVERNMENT APPROVED MANAGED HOTEL FOR 10 DAYS, PAY A FINE OF £1,750 FOR ALL ADULTS (DIFFERENT RATES FOR CHILDREN), TAKE A COVID-19 TEST ON DAYS 2 & 8 AND YOU MUST HAVE PROOF OF A NEGATIVE CORONAVIRUS TEST RESULT BEFORE ARRIVAL, OTHERWISE YOU COULD FACE FINES / PENALTIES OF UP TO £10,000, FACE IMPRISONMENT OR BOTH (PROVIDING FALSE OR MISLEADING INFORMATION IS AN OFFENCE). SEPARATE ADVICE SHOULD BE FOLLOWED IF ARRIVING IN SCOTLAND, WALES OR NORTHERN IRELAND

Effective from (04:00am) 17/05/21, the current countries on the RED LIST where travel to the UK is banned includes:

Angola, Argentina, Bangladesh, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil, Burundi, Cape Verde, Chile, Colombia, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ecuador, Eswatini, Ethiopia, French Guiana, Guyana, India, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Maldives, Mozambique, Namibia, Nepal, Oman, Pakistan, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Qatar, Rwanda, Seychelles, Somalia, South Africa, Suriname, Tanzania, Turkey, United Arab Emirates (UAE), Uruguay, Venezuela, Zambia and Zimbabwe

IF YOU ARRIVE INTO ENGLAND FROM AN AMBER LIST COUNTRY, YOU MUST SELF ISOLATE / QUARANTINE AT HOME OR PLACE YOU ARE STAYING FOR 10 DAYS AND TAKE A COVID-19 TEST ON DAYS 2 & 8 (INCLUDES TRAVEL WITHIN THE UK). IF YOU PASSED THROUGH A RED LIST COUNTRY / TERRITORY, YOU MUST FOLLOW THE RED LIST RULES

Effective from (04:00am) 17/05/21, the current countries on the AMBER LIST includes:

Afghanistan, Akrotiri and Dhekelia, Albania, Algeria, Andorra, Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Armenia, Aruba, Austria, Azerbaijan, The Bahamas, Bahrain, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Benin, Bermuda, Bhutan, Bonaire/Sint Eustatius and Saba, Bosnia and Herzegovina, British Antarctic Territory, British Indian Ocean Territory, British Virgin Islands, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Cayman Islands, Central African Republic, Chad, China, Comoros, Congo, Cook Islands/Tokelau and Niue, Costa Rica, Côte d’lvoire, Croatia, Cuba, Curaçao, Cyprus, Czech Republic (Czechia), Denmark, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Egypt, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Estonia, Fiji, Finland, France, French Polynesia, Gabon, The Gambia, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece (Includes Islands), Greenland, Grenada, Guadeloupe, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Haiti, Honduras, Hong Kong, Hungary, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kiribati, Kosovo, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Latvia, Lebanon, Liberia, Libya, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macao, Madagascar, Malaysia, Mali, Malta, Marshall Islands, Martinique, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mayotte, Mexico, Micronesia, Moldova, Monaco, Mongolia, Montenegro, Montserrat, Morocco, Myanmar (Burma), Nauru, Netherlands, New Caledonia, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, North Korea, North Macedonia, Norway, The Occupied Palestinian Territories, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Pitcairn/Henderson/Ducie and Oeno Islands, Poland, Réunion, Romania, Russia, Samoa, San Marino, Sao Tome and Principe, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Serbia, Sierra Leone, Slovakia, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, South Korea, South Sudan, Spain (Includes Balearics and Canary Islands), Sri Lanka, St Kitts and Nevis, St Lucia, St Maarten, St Martin and St Barthélemy, St Pierre and Miquelon, St Vincent and the Grenadines, Sudan, Sweden, Switzerland, Syria, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Togo, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkmenistan, Turks and Caicos Islands, Tuvalu, Uganda, Ukraine, United States (USA), Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Vietnam, Wallis and Futuna, Western Sahara, Yemen

IF YOU ARRIVE INTO ENGLAND FROM A GREEN LIST COUNTRY, YOU MUST TAKE A COVID-19 TEST, BOOK AND PAY FOR DAY 2 COVID-19 TEST (SELF ISOLATE / QUARANTINE ONLY IF COVID-19 RESULT IS POSITIVE OR NHS TEST AND TRACE INFORMS YOU TO), PASSING THROUGH RED / AMBER LIST COUNTRIES REQUIRES YOU TO FOLLOW THEIR RULES AS OUTLINED ABOVE

Effective from (04:00am) 17/05/21, the current countries on the GREEN LIST includes:

Australia, Brunei, Falkland Islands, Faroe Islands, Gibraltar, Iceland, Israel and Jerusalem, New Zealand, Portugal (includes the Azores and Madeira), Singapore, South Georgia/Sandwich Islands, St Helena/Ascension/Tristan da Cunha

*ALL LISTS SUBJECT TO CHANGE IN ACCORDANCE WITH WWW.GOV.UK

Review: Cosmic Sin seemed like another Star Trek copy. There are certain scenes that could be argued were stolen from the rebooted Star Trek, however I’m more concerned that a character billed as one of the main draws for the movie had very little screen time and characters with more screen time were merely supporting actors whilst actors with the biggest influences are absent from visual marketing? Maybe the 3% rating is justified, but time will tell. The movie itself stems from a decent premise, but is seemingly all over the place. Maybe the movie would better off as being adapted for television rather than movie theatres?

Wednesday, 12 May 2021

TENET

TENET

Trailer          

 Synopsis

To prevent the onset of World War III, a secret agent is given a single word as his weapon. He must bend the laws of nature by travelling back in time to be successful in his mission

Cinema

sky Cinema

Run Time

Two hours, Thirty minutes (2h 30m)

Movie Rating

70%
*Rotten Tomatoes

Age Rating

12 (Action / Thriller / Sci-Fi / Mystery / Some use of Strong Language + Intense Sequences of Violence + Suggestive References)

Cast

The Protagonist – John David Washington
Katherine “Kat” Barton – Elizabeth Debicki
Neil – Robert Patterson
Mahir – Himesh Patel
Andrei Sator – Kenneth Branagh
Priya Singh – Dimple Kapadia
Ives – Aaron Taylor-Johnson
Wheeler – Fiona Dourif
Volkov – Yuri Kolokolnikov
Fay – Martin Donovan
Barbara – Clémence Poésy
Sir Michael Crosby – Michael Caine
Sanjay Singh – Denzil Smith
Max – Laurie Shepherd
Inverted Man – Jason Mitchell
Reverted Man – Daniel Kaluuya

Movie details

Mid – Credits: No

End – Credits: No

Before the Review: Coronavirus continues to dominate the news, impacting people’s lifestyles. Moving on, the services sector which accounts for nearly 80% of the UK economy was rarely touched upon during Brexit negotiations begins to show cracks, the local elections are reflecting deep divisions in the country, 35 million have received the first Coronavirus dose whilst 18 million have received a second dose and some drivers still behave like they are entitled through “priority” roads where they force oncoming drivers to brake suddenly *facepalm*

IF YOU ARRIVE INTO ENGLAND FROM WHERE TRAVELLING IS BANNED (RED LIST), YOU MUST SELF ISOLATE / QUARANTINE IN A GOVERNMENT APPROVED MANAGED HOTEL FOR 10 DAYS, PAY A FINE OF £1,750 FOR ALL ADULTS (DIFFERENT RATES FOR CHILDREN), TAKE A COVID-19 TEST ON DAYS 2 & 8 AND YOU MUST HAVE PROOF OF A NEGATIVE CORONAVIRUS TEST RESULT BEFORE ARRIVAL, OTHERWISE YOU COULD FACE FINES / PENALTIES OF UP TO £10,000, FACE IMPRISONMENT OR BOTH (PROVIDING FALSE OR MISLEADING INFORMATION IS AN OFFENCE). SEPARATE ADVICE SHOULD BE FOLLOWED IF ARRIVING IN SCOTLAND, WALES OR NORTHERN IRELAND

Effective from (04:00am) 17/05/21, the current countries on the RED LIST where travel to the UK is banned includes:

Angola, Argentina, Bangladesh, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil, Burundi, Cape Verde, Chile, Colombia, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ecuador, Eswatini, Ethiopia, French Guiana, Guyana, India, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Maldives, Mozambique, Namibia, Nepal, Oman, Pakistan, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Qatar, Rwanda, Seychelles, Somalia, South Africa, Suriname, Tanzania, Turkey, United Arab Emirates (UAE), Uruguay, Venezuela, Zambia and Zimbabwe

IF YOU ARRIVE INTO ENGLAND FROM AN AMBER LIST COUNTRY, YOU MUST SELF ISOLATE / QUARANTINE AT HOME OR PLACE YOU ARE STAYING FOR 10 DAYS AND TAKE A COVID-19 TEST ON DAYS 2 & 8 (INCLUDES TRAVEL WITHIN THE UK). IF YOU PASSED THROUGH A RED LIST COUNTRY / TERRITORY, YOU MUST FOLLOW THE RED LIST RULES

Effective from (04:00am) 17/05/21, the current countries on the AMBER LIST includes:

Afghanistan, Akrotiri and Dhekelia, Albania, Algeria, Andorra, Auguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Armenia, Aruba, Austria, Azerbaijan, The Bahamas, Bahrain, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Benin, Bermuda, Bhutan, Bonaire/Sint Eustatius and Saba, Bosnia and Herzegovina, British Antarctic Territory, British Indian Ocean Territory, British Virgin Islands, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Cayman Islands, Central African Republic, Chad, China, Comoros, Congo, Cook Islands, Costa Rica, Côte d’lvoire, Croatia, Cuba, Curaçao, Cyprus, Czech Republic (Czechia), Denmark, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Egypt, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Estonia, Fiji, Finland, France, French Polynesia, Gabon, The Gambia, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece (Includes Islands), Greenland, Grenada, Guadeloupe, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Haiti, Honduras, Hong Kong, Hungary, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kiribati, Kosovo, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Latvia, Lebanon, Liberia, Libya, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macao, Madagascar, Malaysia, Mali, Malta, Marshall Islands, Martinique, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mayotte, Mexico, Micronesia, Moldova, Monaco, Mongolia, Montenegro, Montserrat, Morocco, Myanmar (Burma), Nauru, Netherlands, New Caledonia, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, North Korea, North Macedonia, Norway, The Occupied Palestinian Territories, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Pitcairn/Henderson/Ducie and Oeno Islands, Poland, Réunion, Romania, Russia, Samoa, San Marino, Sao Tome and Principe, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Serbia, Sierra Leone, Slovakia, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, South Korea, South Sudan, Spain (Includes Balearics and Canary Islands), Sri Lanka, St Kitts and Nevis, St Lucia, St Martin and St Barthélemy, St Vincent and the Grenadines, Sudan, Sweden, Switzerland, Syria, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Togo, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkmenistan, Turks and Caicos Islands, Tuvalu, Uganda, Ukraine, United States (USA), Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Vietnam, Wallis and Futuna, Western Sahara, Yemen

IF YOU ARRIVE INTO ENGLAND FROM A GREEN LIST COUNTRY, YOU MUST TAKE A COVID-19 TEST, BOOK AND PAY FOR DAY 2 COVID-19 TEST (SELF ISOLATE / QUARANTINE ONLY IF COVID-19 RESULT IS POSITIVE OR NHS TEST AND TRACE INFORMS YOU TO), PASSING THROUGH RED / AMBER LIST COUNTRIES REQUIRES YOU TO FOLLOW THEIR RULES AS OUTLINED ABOVE

Effective from (04:00am) 17/05/21, the current countries on the GREEN LIST includes:

Australia, Brunei, Falkland Islands, Faroe Islands, Gibraltar, Iceland, Israel and Jerusalem, New Zealand, Portugal (includes the Azores and Madeira), Singapore, South Georgia/Sandwich Islands, St Helena/Ascension/Tristan da Cunha
*ALL LISTS SUBJECT TO CHANGE IN ACCORDANCE WITH WWW.GOV.UK

Review: Well, ever since The Dark Knight trilogy, Christopher Nolan movies have always piqued my interest. Tenet is no different, given that it took Christopher Nolan over a decade to put together central ideas for the movie. I thought John David Washington was brilliant in the TV show, Ballers and his performance in this movie was no different. Also, Robert Patterson will be suiting up as Batman for the next DC offering movie, The Batman, so it was good to see he hasn’t lost his touch. Aaron Taylor-Johnson can’t seem to keep out of army attire, but a suspenseful scene was triggered and executed brilliantly by him. Slight reference to climate change in the movie (although it could have been intentional) and if the ending is anything to go by, hopefully we will be expecting a sequel for a very interesting concept and idea.

Monday, 3 May 2021

THE FATHER

THE FATHER

Trailer          

 Synopsis

An aging man refuses all assistance from his daughter as he tries to make sense of his changing circumstances. He begins to doubt his own mind, the fabric of his reality and even his loved ones

Cinema

VOD

Run Time

One hour, Thirty Seven minutes (1h 37m)

Movie Rating

98% ß Rotten Tomatoes

Age Rating

12A (Drama / Some Strong Language)

Cast

Anthony – Anthony Hopkins
Anne – Olivia Coleman
Paul – Rufus Sewell
Catherine / Laura / Anne / The Woman – Olivia Williams
Laura / Lucy – Imogen Poots
Bill / Paul / The Man – Mark Gatiss
Dr Sarai – Ayesha Dharker
Boy – Roman Zeller

Movie details

Mid – Credits: No

End – Credits: No

Before the Review: Coronavirus continues to dominate the news, impacting people’s lives. Moving on, India continues to grapple with rising cases and deaths much like Brazil, “Disaster” as UK cannot secure a fishing deal with Norway, Dominic Raab maintains safeguards are still needed when restrictions end in June, blood clot cases continue to be linked to AstraZeneca vaccine, 1 in 14 people are being admitted to hospital despite having the COVID19 vaccine, 35 million people have received the first Coronavirus dose whilst 15 million have received a second dose and reckless driving continues from entitled people ignoring speed limits *facepalm*

ALL TRAVEL CORRIDORS TO ENGLAND ARE SUSPENDED. IF YOU ARRIVE INTO ENGLAND FROM ANYWHERE OUTSIDE THE UK, IRELAND, THE CHANNEL ISLANDS OR THE ISLE OF MAN, YOU MUST SELF ISOLATE / QUARANTINE IN A GOVERNMENT APPROVED HOTEL FOR 10 DAYS AND YOU MUST HAVE PROOF OF A NEGATIVE CORONAVIRUS TEST RESULT.

The current countries on the red list where travel to the UK is banned includes:

Angola, Argentina, Bangladesh, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil, Burundi, Cape Verde, Chile, Colombia, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ecuador, Eswatini, Ethiopia, French Guiana, Guyana, India, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Oman, Pakistan, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Qatar, Rwanda, Seychelles, Somalia, South Africa, Suriname, Tanzania, United Arab Emirates (UAE), Uruguay, Venezuela, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

IF YOU ARE TRAVELING TO THE UK FROM ANY OF THE ABOVE MENTIONED COUNTRIES IN THE LAST 10 DAYS, YOU WILL BE REFUSED ENTRY INTO THE UK AND YOU MUST REMAIN IN YOUR QUARANTINE HOTEL FOR 10 DAYS ON ARRIVAL (INCLUDES HOUSEHOLD) AND TAKE A COVID-19 TEST ON DAYS 2&8 WHILST PAYING A £1,750 FINE (CAN BE INCREASED TO £5,000 IN SOME CIRCUMSTANCES)

Review: This movie may cause distress to some viewers as it focuses on one person's suffering with Dementia and the impact it has on other people. I thought Anthony Hopkins' portrayal of the suffering character was brilliant, although there is debate regarding his winning the Academy Award for Best Actor. The movie sheds some light on what people may be going through when suffering with mental health (Dementia in this case) and how those taking care of them can be affected or even frustrated. Personally, as I am related to someone suffering through this, it is nice to see some attention being brought forward for more awareness and hopefully a better understanding of carers going through something similar

Saturday, 24 April 2021

ANTI-LIFE

ANTI-LIFE / BREACH

Trailer          

 Synopsis

As a devastating plague on Earth is forcing people to flee, an interstellar ark comes under attack from an alien threat that can shape shift and is intent on slaughtering what’s left of humanity

Cinema

NETFLIX

Run Time

One hour, Thirty Two minutes (1h 32m)

Movie Rating

21% ß Rotten Tomatoes

Age Rating

15 (Action / Thriller / Drug Use / Sci-Fi / Heavy use of Strong Language / Bloody Violence)

Cast

Clay Young – Bruce Willis
Noah – Cody Kearsley
Chambers – Rachel Nicholas
Teek – Callan Mulvey
Hayley – Kassandra Clementi
Isabella Ortega – Angie Pack
Commander Stanley – Timothy V. Murphy
Commander Riggins – Alexander Kane
Admiral Kiernan Adams – Thomas Jane
Fitzgerald – Swen Temmel
Lincoln – Corey Large
Blue – Johnny Messner
Vyrl – Ralf Moeller
Veronica – Elicia Davis
Shady – Johann Urb

Movie details

Mid – Credits: No

End – Credits: No

Before the Review: Coronavirus continues to dominate the news, impacting people’s lives. Moving on, India is finally placed onto the “RED LIST” as the Indian “double mutation” variant of COVID-19 continues to spread, the UK and Australia have agreed a “vast majority” trade deal, 33 million have received the first Coronavirus dose whilst 12 million have received their second dose, as UK food (fisheries) exports begin to improve after Brexit French fisherman begin blockading their logistics and one driver begins driving between two lanes forcing those behind to apply the emergency brakes *facepalm*

ALL TRAVEL CORRIDORS TO ENGLAND ARE SUSPENDED. IF YOU ARRIVE INTO ENGLAND FROM ANYWHERE OUTSIDE THE UK, IRELAND, THE CHANNEL ISLANDS OR THE ISLE OF MAN, YOU MUST SELF ISOLATE / QUARANTINE IN A GOVERNMENT APPROVED HOTEL FOR 10 DAYS AND YOU MUST HAVE PROOF OF A NEGATIVE CORONAVIRUS TEST RESULT.

The current countries on the red list where travel to the UK is banned includes:

Angola, Argentina, Bangladesh, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil, Burundi, Cape Verde, Chile, Colombia, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ecuador, Eswatini, Ethiopia, French Guiana, Guyana, India, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Oman, Pakistan, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Qatar, Rwanda, Seychelles, Somalia, South Africa, Suriname, Tanzania, United Arab Emirates (UAE), Uruguay, Venezuela, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

IF YOU ARE TRAVELING TO THE UK FROM ANY OF THE ABOVE MENTIONED COUNTRIES IN THE LAST 10 DAYS, YOU WILL BE REFUSED ENTRY INTO THE UK AND YOU MUST REMAIN IN YOUR QUARANTINE HOTEL FOR 10 DAYS ON ARRIVAL (INCLUDES HOUSEHOLD) AND TAKE A COVID-19 TEST ON DAYS 2&8 WHILST PAYING A £1,750 FINE

Review: Seems to be a dispute with the title? Moving on though, Bruce Willis in space, because why not. Even though the movie is a thriller, the inclusion of Bruce Willis’s character, Clay, almost makes this a comedy given that there is strong language and violence throughout, not that I’m complaining, as it would have been another “Alien” franchise knock off. To be honest, I was also interested to see Callan Mulvey in the movie as well as his villainous turn as a mercenary in Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice seems to be fitting with his choice in casting. Given the movie’s conclusion, it is left open for a sequel, in a “Captain Obvious” kind of way. However, the movie's underlying issue here (from my perspective anyway) is that humans destroy everything they touch, so no second chances should be given. Scary...

Saturday, 17 April 2021

NOBODY

NOBODY

Trailer          

 Synopsis

After two thieves break into his suburban home one night, Hutch Mansell fails to defend himself or his family. However, the ensuing aftermath of the incident soon strikes a match to his long simmering rage. In what becomes a barrage of gunfire, squealing tyres and fists, Hutch must now save his family from a dangerous adversary and ensure that he is not underestimated again

Cinema

VOD

Run Time

One hour, Thirty Five minutes (1h 35m)

Movie Rating

82% ß Rotten Tomatoes

Age Rating

15 (Action / Comedy / Crime / Strong Violence / Mystery / Thriller / Brief Drug Use / Bloody Images / Strong Language)

Cast

“Nobody” / Hutch Mansell – Bob Odenkirk
Becca Mansell – Connie Nielsen
Harry Mansell – RZA
David Mansell – Christopher Lloyd
Yulian Kuznetsov – Aleksei Serebryakov
Pavel – Araya Mengesha
Blake Mansell – Gage Munroe
Sammy Mansell – Paisley Cadorath
Eddie Williams – Michael Ironside
The Barber – Colin Salmon
Charlie Williams – Billy MacLellan
Teddy Kuznetsov – Aleksandr Pal
Alan Breiseth – Thomas Soares
Darren J.P. Manoux
Luis Martin – Edsson Morales
Humberly González – Lupita Martin
Detective – Kristen Harris
Detective – Erik Athavale

Movie details

Mid – Credits: Yes

End – Credits: No

Before the Review: Coronavirus continues to dominate the news, impacting people’s lives. Moving on, yet more assets / jobs are being moved to the EU at the expense of the UK (Brexit), “Indian double mutation" variant of COVID-19 outbreak as India is STILL not placed on red list, the Coronavirus death toll reaches three million, Johnson & Johnson vaccine has been suspended over “rare” blood clots and 48.9% of people in UK have received their first COVID Vaccine vs 14.1% for their second dose *facepalm for Brexit aftermath*

ALL TRAVEL CORRIDORS TO ENGLAND ARE SUSPENDED. IF YOU ARRIVE INTO ENGLAND FROM ANYWHERE OUTSIDE THE UK, IRELAND, THE CHANNEL ISLANDS OR THE ISLE OF MAN, YOU MUST SELF ISOLATE / QUARANTINE IN A GOVERNMENT APPROVED HOTEL FOR 10 DAYS IN AND YOU MUST HAVE PROOF OF A NEGATIVE CORONAVIRUS TEST RESULT.

The current countries on the red list where travel to the UK is banned includes:

Angola, Argentina, Bangladesh, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil, Burundi, Cape Verde, Chile, Colombia, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ecuador, Eswatini, Ethiopia, French Guiana, Guyana, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Oman, Pakistan, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Qatar, Rwanda, Seychelles, Somalia, South Africa, Suriname, Tanzania, United Arab Emirates (UAE), Uruguay, Venezuela, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

IF YOU ARE TRAVELING TO THE UK FROM ANY OF THE ABOVE MENTIONED COUNTRIES IN THE LAST 10 DAYS, YOU WILL BE REFUSED ENTRY INTO THE UK AND YOU MUST REMAIN IN YOUR GOVERNMENT APPROVED QUARANTINE HOTEL FOR THOSE 10 DAYS ON ARRIVAL (INCLUDES HOUSEHOLD) AND TAKE A COVID-19 TEST ON DAYS 2&8 WHILST PAYING A £1,750 FINE

Review:  Think John Wick meets Jack Reacher meets Home Alone meets Bad Boys. I mean, I’ve seen a lot of shoot outs in movies but in Nobody, I was actually quite entertained and laughing (But only Bad Boys did it funnier). There was definitely something different there with that many mash ups taking place, and overall, not as dark as the synopsis or movie advertisements would have you believe (Age Rating still applies regardless). There are talks of a crossover with John Wick (They share the same producer and screenwriter), which would be interesting.

Monday, 12 April 2021

JUDAS AND THE BLACK MESSIAH

JUDAS AND THE BLACK MESSIAH

Trailer          

 Synopsis

William O’Neal, after being offered a plea deal by the FBI, begins infiltrating the Illinois based Black Panther Party (BPP), where he gathers intelligence on Chairman Fred Hampton

Cinema

Sky Store / HBO Max

Run Time

Two hours, Six minutes (2h 06m)

Movie Rating

96%

Age Rating

15 (Drama / Biography / History / Violence / Pervasive Language)

Cast

Fred Hampton – Daniel Kaluuya
William “Bill” O’Neal – Lakeith Stanfield
Deborah Johnson – Dominique Fishback
Roy Mitchell – Jesse Plemons
Jake Winters – Algee Smith
Jimmy Palmer – Ashton Sanders
Bobby Rush – Darrell Britt-Gibson
Judy Harmon – Dominique Thorne
Wayne – Lil Rel Howery
J. Edgar Hoover – Martin Sheen
Rod Collins – Amari Cheatom
Doc Stachel – Ian Duff
Steel – Khris Davis
Bob Lee – Caleb Eberhardt
Special Agent Carlyle – Robert Longstreet
José Cha Cha Jiménez – Nicholas Velez
Betty Coachman – Amber Chardae Robinson
George Sams – Terayle Hill
Mark Clark – Jermaine Fowler

Movie details

Mid – Credits: Archive reels

End – Credits: No

Before the Review: Coronavirus continues to dominate the news, impacting people’s lives. Moving on, MPs / Business figures seek to improve the Brexit trade deal, the Duke of Edinburgh Prince Philip passes away, Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine is allegedly less effective against South Africa / UK COVID19 variants, lockdown easing will begin on 12/04/21 and 32 million people have received their first COVID Vaccine in the UK *facepalm*

ALL TRAVEL CORRIDORS TO ENGLAND ARE SUSPENDED. IF YOU ARRIVE INTO ENGLAND FROM ANYWHERE OUTSIDE THE UK, IRELAND, THE CHANNEL ISLANDS OR THE ISLE OF MAN, YOU MUST SELF ISOLATE / QUARANTINE IN A GOVERNMENT APPROVED HOTEL FOR 10 DAYS AND HAVE PAID A FINE OF £1,750, WHILST ALSO HAVING PROOF OF A NEGATIVE CORONAVIRUS TEST RESULT.

The current countries on the red list where travel to the UK is banned includes:

Angola, Argentina, Bangladesh, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil, Burundi, Cape Verde, Chile, Colombia, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ecuador, Eswatini, Ethiopia, French Guiana, Guyana, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Oman, Pakistan, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Qatar, Rwanda, Seychelles, Somalia, South Africa, Suriname, Tanzania, United Arab Emirates (UAE), Uruguay, Venezuela, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

IF YOU ARE TRAVELING TO THE UK FROM ANY OF THE ABOVE MENTIONED COUNTRIES IN THE LAST 10 DAYS, YOU WILL BE REFUSED ENTRY INTO THE UK AND YOU MUST REMAIN IN YOUR QUARANTINE HOTEL FOR 10 DAYS ON ARRIVAL (INCLUDES HOUSEHOLD) AND TAKE A COVID-19 TEST ON DAYS 2&8, WHILST PAYING A £1,750 FINE

Review:  This movie could not have come out at a worse time for a country (America) that should be healing. Daniel Kaluuya, personally, is fast becoming one of the more interesting names to watch out for with his current casting choices. I think the biblical play here in the movie was very good for the story and considering that many Americans are still fighting / pushing for fair / equal treatments for many years now, tells of their struggles for many decades (From the movie perspective).

Such occurrences within the country dubbed “leader of the free world” would worry many in the world watching eagerly. I also got the impression that another rising rights activist had been “neutralised” before their time to see some real change. As the movie is based on real life events, I’d keep an open mind here