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Wednesday, 28 July 2021

F9: THE FAST SAGA

F9: THE FAST SAGA

Trailer          

 Synopsis

Dominic “Dom” Toretto’s seemingly quiet life off the grid with Letty and his son is constantly marred by knowing that danger is always lurking on the horizon. Of course this time, the threat forces Dominic to confront the sins of his past to save those that he loves most. Coming together to stop a world shattering plot, Dominic and his crew must face off against a master thief and high performance driver, Dom’s forsaken brother

Cinema

VOD

Run Time

Two hours, Twenty Five minutes (2h 25m)

Movie Rating

59% ß Rotten Tomatoes

Age Rating

12A (Action / Adventure / Crime / Comedy)

Cast

Dominic Toretto – Vin Diesel
Tennage Dominic Toretto – Vinnie Bennett
Young Dominic Toretto – Vincent Sinclair
Letty Ortiz – Michelle Rodriguez
Jakob Toretto – John Cena
Young Jakob Toretto – Finn Cole
Tej Parker – Chris “Ludacris” Bridges
Roman Pearce – Tyrese Gibson
Mia Toretto – Jordana Brewster
Young Mia Toretto – Sienna Agudong
Ramsey – Nathalie Emmanuel
Han Lue – Sung Kang
Magdalene “Queenie” Shaw – Helen Mirren
Mr. Nobody – Kurt Russell
Cipher – Charlize Theron
Elle – Anna Sawai
Otto – Thue Ersted Rasmussen
Jack Toretto – J. D. Pardo
Lieutenant Sue – Martyn Ford
Kenny Linder – Jim Parrack
Young Vince – Karson Kern
Young Jesse – Igby Rigney
Buddy – Michael Rooker
Santos – Don Omar
Young Santos – Ozuna
Young Leo - Cered
Sean Boswell – Lucas Black
Agent Michael Stasiak – Shea Whigham
Earl – Jason Tobin
Twinkie – Bow Wow / Shad Moss
Leysa – Cardi B
“Little” Brian Marcos Toretto – Isaac / Immanuel Holtane
Gisele Yashar – Gal Gadot
Deckard Shaw – Jason Statham (Uncredited)

Movie details

Mid – Credits: Yes

End – Credits: No

Before the Review: Coronavirus continues to dominate the news, impacting people’s lives. Moving on, fully vaccinated travellers from the US / EU won’t be needing to quarantine on arrival in England, the EU pauses legal action against UK over Northern Ireland Protocol ‘breaches’, over 46 million have received the first Coronavirus dose whilst over 37 million have received a second dose and entitled drivers continue to drive recklessly on the roads where again inventing a new lane on the broken white lines is becoming a thing, but on roundabouts now? *Mind...Blown...Again*

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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) 19/07/21, the current countries on the AMBER LIST includes:

Akrotiri and Dhekelia, Albania, Algeria, Andorra, Armenia, Aruba, Austria, Azerbaijan, The Bahamas, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bonaire/Sint Eustatius and Saba, Bosnia and Herzegovina, British Virgin Islands, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Central African Republic, Chad, China, Comoros, Congo, Cook Islands/Tokelau and Niue, Côte d’lvoire, Curaçao, Cyprus, Czech Republic (Czechia), Denmark, Djibouti, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Estonia, Fiji, Finland, France, French Polynesia, Gabon, The Gambia, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece (Includes Islands), Greenland, Guadeloupe, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Honduras, Hungary, Iran, Iraq, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kiribati, Kosovo, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Latvia, Lebanon, Liberia, Libya, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macao, Madagascar, Malaysia, Mali, Marshall Islands, Martinique, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mayotte, Mexico, Micronesia, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, Morocco, Nauru, Netherlands, New Caledonia, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, North Korea, North Macedonia, Norway, The Occupied Palestinian Territories, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Poland, Portugal (includes the Azores), Réunion, Romania, Russia, Samoa, San Marino, Sao Tome and Principe, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, South Korea, South Sudan, Spain (Includes Canary Islands / Balearic islands (Formentera, Ibiza, Mallorca, Menorca), 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, Tajikistan, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Togo, Tonga, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, 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) 19/07/21, the current countries on the GREEN LIST includes:

Anguilla, Antarctica/British Antarctic Territory, Antigua and Barbuda, Australia, Barbados, Bermuda, British Indian Ocean Territory, Brunei, Bulgaria, Cayman Islands, Croatia, Dominica, Falkland Islands, Faroe Islands, Gibraltar, Grenada, Hong Kong, Iceland, Israel and Jerusalem, Madeira, Malta, Montserrat, New Zealand, Pitcairn/Henderson/Ducie and Oeno Islands, Singapore, South Georgia/Sandwich Islands, St Helena/Ascension/Tristan da Cunha, Taiwan, Turks and Caicos Islands

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

Review:  Suddenly those Dominic Toretto "family" memes online start to make sense... There is no Dwayne Johnson in this movie as he’s currently filming DC’s Black Adam? It seems like the feud between him and Vin Diesel continues. The movie now adds Peacemaker, I mean John Cena  into the franchise amongst many twists and turns, whilst also seemingly trying to retcon previous plots to further advance the vision / story of the returning director, Justin Lin. Roman provides the humour whilst Tej rounds off the seeming double act. Lots of action and tie ins from previous movies, although the focus seems to shift from the cars in favour of family and... space? If you’ve seen The Dark Knight movie, one scene here may invoke nostalgia. After the mid-credits scene, it seems that a future instalment is looking to explore “justice” for a returning character

Tuesday, 20 July 2021

BLACK WIDOW

BLACK WIDOW

Trailer          

Synopsis

Natasha Romanoff, also known as Black Widow, is called into action when a dangerous conspiracy ties into her past arise causing her to confront darker parts of her ledger. Natasha must deal with her history of being a spy, whilst being pursued by a force not stopping until they bring her down and also the broken relationships left in her wake before she became an Avenger

Cinema

Disney+

Run Time

Two hours, Fourteen minutes (2h 14m)

Movie Rating

81% ß Rotten Tomatoes

Age Rating

12A (Action / Adventure / Intense Violence /Some Language / Thematic Material / Sci-Fi)

Cast

Black Widow / Natasha Romanoff – Scarlett Johansson
Young Natasha Romanoff – Ever Anderson
Black Widow / Yelena Belova – Florence Pugh
Young Yelena Belova – Violet McGraw
Black Widow / Melina Vostokoff – Rachel Weisz
Taskmaster / Antonia Dreykov – Olga Kurylenko
Young Antonia Dreykov – Ryan Kiera Armstrong
Dreykov – Ray Winstone
Red Guardian / Alexei Shostakov – David Harbour
Rick Mason – O-T Fagbenle
Thaddeus Ross – William Hurt
Red Room Assassin / Lerato – Liani Samuel
Red Room Assassin / Oksana – Michelle Lee
Red Room Assassin / Ingrid – Nanna Blondell
Ursa Major – Olivier Richters
Valentina Allegra de Fontaine – Julia Louis-Dreyfus

Movie details

Mid – Credits: No

End – Credits: Yes

Before the Review: Coronavirus continues to dominate the news, impacting people’s lives. Moving on, although 19/07/21 marked “Freedom Day” where many lockdown rules were lifted however many people rightly so still remain cautious, the UK is clashing with EU over Gibraltar’s “post-Brexit” status, heatwave health alerts are being issued for sweltering conditions, over 46 million have received the first Coronavirus dose whilst over 35 million have received a second dose and entitled drivers continue to drive recklessly on the roads where inventing a new lane on the broken white lines suddenly is becoming a thing? *Mind...Blown*

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) 19/07/21, 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, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, Eritrea, Eswatini, Ethiopia, French Guiana, Guyana, Haiti, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Maldives, Mongolia, Mozambique, Myanmar (Burma), Namibia, Nepal, Oman, Pakistan, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Qatar, Rwanda, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Tanzania, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Uganda, 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) 19/07/21, the current countries on the AMBER LIST includes:

Akrotiri and Dhekelia, Albania, Algeria, Andorra, Armenia, Aruba, Austria, Azerbaijan, The Bahamas, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bonaire/Sint Eustatius and Saba, Bosnia and Herzegovina, British Virgin Islands, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Central African Republic, Chad, China, Comoros, Congo, Cook Islands/Tokelau and Niue, Côte d’lvoire, Curaçao, Cyprus, Czech Republic (Czechia), Denmark, Djibouti, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Estonia, Fiji, Finland, France, French Polynesia, Gabon, The Gambia, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece (Includes Islands), Greenland, Guadeloupe, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Honduras, Hungary, Iran, Iraq, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kiribati, Kosovo, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Latvia, Lebanon, Liberia, Libya, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macao, Madagascar, Malaysia, Mali, Marshall Islands, Martinique, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mayotte, Mexico, Micronesia, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, Morocco, Nauru, Netherlands, New Caledonia, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, North Korea, North Macedonia, Norway, The Occupied Palestinian Territories, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Poland, Portugal (includes the Azores), Réunion, Romania, Russia, Samoa, San Marino, Sao Tome and Principe, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, South Korea, South Sudan, Spain (Includes Canary Islands / Balearic islands (Formentera, Ibiza, Mallorca, Menorca), 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, Tajikistan, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Togo, Tonga, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, 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) 19/07/21, the current countries on the GREEN LIST includes:

Anguilla, Antarctica/British Antarctic Territory, Antigua and Barbuda, Australia, Barbados, Bermuda, British Indian Ocean Territory, Brunei, Bulgaria, Cayman Islands, Croatia, Dominica, Falkland Islands, Faroe Islands, Gibraltar, Grenada, Hong Kong, Iceland, Israel and Jerusalem, Madeira, Malta, Montserrat, New Zealand, Pitcairn/Henderson/Ducie and Oeno Islands, Singapore, South Georgia/Sandwich Islands, St Helena/Ascension/Tristan da Cunha, Taiwan, Turks and Caicos Islands

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

Review:  OK, after watching this movie, it helps if you know your timelines. Black Widow, from my guess, is set towards the end of Captain America: Civil War, has an influence in Avengers: Infinity War and then ends after Avengers: Endgame, although the synopsis may contradict this. There is actually a lot of action in this movie with some characters given a different direction, not that I’m complaining, and the addition of Thaddeus Ross and Valentina Allegra de Fontaine actually works in tying in the MCU and Disney+ shows. The end credits shows that the story will be continued in a future Disney+ show

Thursday, 1 July 2021

BATMAN: THE LONG HALLOWEEN, PART ONE

BATMAN: THE LONG HALLOWEEN, PART ONE

Trailer          

Synopsis

During a dark time in a hostage held Gotham City, the powerful Falcone family spreads crime and corruption. A mysterious killer by the name of Holiday adds to the chaos whilst targeting the underworld, leaving a trail of terror, and body bags. Batman, D.A. Harvey Dent and Captain James Gordon race against time as the next ill-fated holiday nears. This critically acclaimed graphic novel begins a chain of events with twists that will change the Dark Knight

Cinema

VOD

Run Time

One hour, Twenty Two minutes (1h 22m)

Movie Rating

100% ß Personal View

Age Rating

Personally I would say, 15 (Action / Adventure / Animation / Crime / Violence / Bloody Images / Some Smoking / Language)

Cast

Batman / Bruce Wayne – Jensen Ackles
Alfred Pennyworth – Alastair Duncan
Harvey Dent – Josh Duhamel
Catwoman / Selina Kyle – Naya Rivera
Carmine Falcone – Titus Welliver
James Gordan – Billy Burke
Joker – Troy Baker
Calendar Man / Julian Day – David Dastmalchian
Barbara Gordon – Amy Landecker
Alberto Falcone – Jack Qaid
Gilda Dent – Julie Nathanson
Solomon Grundy – Fred Tatasciore
Sal Maroni – Jim Pirri
Carla Viti – Non Speaking
Poison Ivy – Non Speaking
Mat Hatter – Non Speaking
Penguin – Non Speaking
Scarecrow – Non Speaking

Movie details

Mid – Credits: No

End – Credits: No

Before the Review: Coronavirus continues to dominate the news, impacting people’s lives. Moving on, Former Health Secretary Matt Hancock is replaced by Sajid Javid after being caught violating social distancing rules, South American COVID 19 “Lambda” variant detected in UK as Delta variant cases continue to rise, doubts raised for 19th July easing of lockdown, over 44 million have received the first Coronavirus dose whilst over 32 million have received a second dose and entitled drivers continue to drive recklessly on the roads where they are cutting others off dangerously *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) 30/06/21, 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, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, Eritrea, Eswatini, Ethiopia, French Guiana, Guyana, Haiti, India, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Maldives, Mongolia, Mozambique, Namibia, Nepal, Oman, Pakistan, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Qatar, Rwanda, Seychelles, Somalia, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Tanzania, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Uganda, 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) 30/06/21, the current countries on the AMBER LIST includes:

Akrotiri and Dhekelia, Albania, Algeria, Andorra, Armenia, Aruba, Austria, Azerbaijan, The Bahamas, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bonaire/Sint Eustatius and Saba, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Central African Republic, Chad, China, Comoros, Congo, Cook Islands/Tokelau and Niue, Côte d’lvoire, Croatia, Cuba, Curaçao, Cyprus, Czech Republic (Czechia), Denmark, Djibouti, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Estonia, Fiji, Finland, France, French Polynesia, Gabon, The Gambia, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece (Includes Islands), Greenland, Guadeloupe, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, 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, Marshall Islands, Martinique, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mayotte, Mexico, Micronesia, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, Morocco, Myanmar (Burma), Nauru, Netherlands, New Caledonia, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, North Korea, North Macedonia, Norway, The Occupied Palestinian Territories, Palau, Papua New Guinea, 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 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, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, 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) 30/06/21, the current countries on the GREEN LIST includes:

Anguilla, Antarctica/British Antarctic Territory, Antigua and Barbuda, Australia, Balearic Islands (Formentera/Ibiza/Mallorca/Menorca), Barbados, Bermuda, British Indian Ocean Territory, British Virgin Islands, Brunei, Cayman Islands, Dominica, Falkland Islands, Faroe Islands, Gibraltar, Grenada, Iceland, Israel and Jerusalem, Malta, Montserrat, New Zealand, Pitcairn/Henderson/Ducie and Oeno Islands, Portugal (includes the Azores and Madeira), Singapore, South Georgia/Sandwich Islands, St Helena/Ascension/Tristan da Cunha, Turks and Caicos Islands,

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

Review:  Slated to be released as part of Superman: Man of Tomorrow continuity, The Long Halloween Part One serves as an origin story of sorts with some give-aways, like the absence of The World’s Greatest Detective moniker that Batman has become known to be associated with. Some of Batman’s rogues make appearances and others in non speaking capacities, which could hint at future roles. Given that this could become a shared universe, other DC characters may end up making appearances. The movie has a Nolan-equse feel, like Batman Begins. Jensen Ackles, although unsuccessfully not cast as Batman in the DCEU, lends his voice as Bruce Wayne/Batman, hopefully for multiple movies here. Part 2 is expected fall of July 2021


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