The Dead Don’t Die: Film Review

I was excited about Jim Jarmusch‘s new zombie comedy, The Dead Don’t Die, because I like so many members of the ridiculously amazing star-studded cast, but to say I was let down is quite the understatement.

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Top Films for July

It’s about to be the start of a new month, which means it’s time, once again, to look ahead to the films coming to UK cinemas this July.

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Isle of Dogs: Film Review

I’m pretty late to the Wes Anderson fan club, only joining it after The Grand Budapest Hotel (and then watching his older work), so I was fairly excited about his stop-motion animation Isle of Dogs, and I must admit, I liked it but I wasn’t blown away by it.

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Top Films for March

It’s the start of March, aka monthly movie preview time! Here are the releases I’m most looking forward to in March.

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My top ten films of 2016

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Welcome back, folks! I hope you had a wonderful Christmas break. Now is the time to look back over the year in film releases and pick my favourites. These are restricted to films released in the U.K. in 2016 – so it may include films I actually saw in late 2015 and although I desperately wanted to put La La Land, Hacksaw Ridge, Lion and Free Fire on this list, they aren’t out until 2017, so unfortunately they don’t make the cut.

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Ghostbusters (2016): Film Review

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The remake of the 1984 classic comedy Ghostbusters has been hit with hate from day one and, even though I love the original, I was excited by the cast and what they could do with it. The criticism the cast and director/co-writer Paul Feig have received is unfair, and I desperately wanted this to prove the haters wrong, so I’m very happy to report it did. It’s far from perfect, but it’s not the travesty you have been lead to believe.

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Jon Favreau chats about The Jungle Book filming process

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Director Jon Favreau came to the Apple Store in London last week to chat about The Jungle Book and I obviously had to go and check it out cos I’m a big fan of his acting/directing work – ever since he was the Ultimate Fighting Champion on Friends!

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The Jungle Book: Film Review

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I groaned when The Jungle Book was announced and didn’t feel any hype when the trailer came out. I just didn’t want this beloved tale to be rebooted and I am very against an overreliance on CGI. But I was wrong. The effects capabilities here are beyond anything I have ever seen before – the animals and locations are so realistic and this is the first film since Avatar were 3D actually made a difference. I loved it wholeheartedly.

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I’m loving the Ghostbusters trailer

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I think it’s safe to say that the reaction when the female reboot of Ghostbusters was announced was mixed at best. It certainly divided people but I was on the fence and wanted to wait for something so I could make an informed opinion. And now I have it in the form of the first trailer and I am very happy.

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St. Vincent: Film Review

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This movie came up a ton of times during film festival season and obviously I had to see what all the buzz is about. I love Bill Murray and I think he is fantastic in this. This may be too schmaltzy and sentimental for some, but I thought it was adorable and yes, I ended up crying happy tears.

Bill is Vincent, a lonely, broke, obnoxious man who spends his days dodging people he owes money, gambling away what little money he does have and just grumbles through life. His life is changed when newly single mother Maggie (Melissa McCarthy) and her son Oliver (Jaeden Lieberher) move in next door. Maggie has to work all the time, so she pays Vincent to babysit for Oliver and the film basically follows their growing bond and how it changes them both for the better.

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