Tag: The Movies

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I’m Not Crying…

I love to cry. I find it the most cathartic exercise. I don’t think a day goes that I don’t have a little blub – for any number of reasons. Nostalgia, joy, a stubbed toe – all that and more can threaten my mascara on the daily and I’ve become notorious for wearing my emotion on my sleeve. Over the last few months it … Read More I’m Not Crying…

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Hairspray (2007)

We head to Baltimore this week to hang out with Tracy and Edna Turnblad, take on segregation and get off with Zac Efron. Yes, it’s the wonderful remake of The Sultan of Sleaze’s seminal classic Hairspray and everything is right with the world. Except the fact Divine is no longer with us. That bit sucks. Pleasantly plump teenager Tracy Turnblad teaches 1962 Baltimore a … Read More Hairspray (2007)

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Cool Breeze Over the Mountains: Keanu’s Year

Keanu was my first love. Honestly, when I first clapped eyes on his sultry good looks, he stirred something in me that wasn’t completely innocent or holy – he made me curious about the opposite sex. Parenthood was my jam in particular and when I think about it even now, I get a little tingle. I haven’t stopped loving him since and if we’re … Read More Cool Breeze Over the Mountains: Keanu’s Year

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Double Bill: Godzilla: King of the Monsters & Late Night

A couple of movies I’ve seen recently, in bite-sized chunks. One gargantuan monster, one late night talk show host. I think the question we’re all now asking ourselves is: who would win in a fight between these two leads? My money’s on Emma Thompson. *Minor spoilers* The crypto-zoological agency Monarch faces off against a battery of god-sized monsters, including the mighty Godzilla, who collides … Read More Double Bill: Godzilla: King of the Monsters & Late Night

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B&W Dreams

One of my colleagues asked me yesterday about my favourite black & white movies – and it got me to thinking about how many vintage movies I truly love and admire. I struggled a bit with picking an all-time fave but of course it’s King Kong, the first movie I remember making me cry. It is wholly responsible for my adult obsession with giant … Read More B&W Dreams

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Peelers

I sort of panic chose this movie because I’m disgustingly disorganised and I thought: strippers fighting tooth and nail against the infected? What’s not to love? Well… I should also DISCLAIMER this and say I got distracted a couple of times so this review might not be fully accurate. A small town strip club owner must defend her bar, her strippers and her life … Read More Peelers

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Ma

A lonely woman befriends a group of teenagers and decides to let them party at her house. Just when the kids think their luck couldn’t get any better, things start happening that make them question the intention of their host. Octavia Spencer • Diana Silvers • Juliette Lewis Jesus. I think the main thing I took away from this film is that Ma and … Read More Ma

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The Perfection

Ummmmmmmmmm. I have A LOT of thoughts about this movie, though it will be really hard to explain it – because it is one of the weirdest rides I’ve ever been on. I think maybe going into the movie with no idea what you’re in for would be the best way to enjoy it – so maybe hold off this review until you’ve seen … Read More The Perfection

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The Man Who Killed Hitler and Then The Bigfoot

We’re back on our bullshit with a Free-for-all month, which if I’m honest is kind of my favourite theme outside of Halloween. This week we spend 90 minutes (and a bit) with one of the most elegant men in cinematic history. A legendary American war veteran is recruited to hunt a mythical creature. Sam Elliott • Aidan Turner • Caitlin FitzGerald • Larry Miller … Read More The Man Who Killed Hitler and Then The Bigfoot

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Rocketman

A musical fantasy about the fantastical human story of Elton John‘s breakthrough years. Taron Egerton • Jamie Bell • Richard Madden I would happily of swerved this biopic had my friend Helen not been so excited about it. Her anticipation rubbed off on me, what can I say? I’m delighted that she changed my mind. Kingsman hottie Egerton plays Elton in this tribute to … Read More Rocketman

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John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum

Super-assassin John Wick is on the run after killing a member of the international assassin’s guild, and with a $14 million price tag on his head – he is the target of hit men and women everywhere. Keanu Reeves • Halle Berry • Ian McShane Johnny is back and he’s on a strict deadline, to get underground before he’s officially considered ‘excommunicado’ and therefore … Read More John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum

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Crooked House

Who doesn’t love a damn good whodunit? I love all the (mostly incorrect) guessing, the red herrings and the final reveal – it’s all so deliciously satisfying. But does this tale suffer for not having a stong central character à la Miss Marple/Hercule Poirot? We’ll see. Crooked House (2017) In Agatha Christie’s most twisted tale, a spy-turned-private-detective is lured by his former lover to … Read More Crooked House