movie review

won’t you be my neighbor? – simple, yet deep

Won’t You Be My Neighbor? is a documentary film directed by Morgan Neville, it’s about the life of Fred Rogers and the philosophy that drove him to do what he did. It features Joanne Rogers, Francois Scarborough Clemmons, Yo-Yo Ma, Joe Negri, David Newell, and Fred Rogers as… who else… himself.
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solo: a star wars story – with a blaster by his side and a smile 12 parsecs wide!

Solo: A Star Wars Story is the second Star Wars anthology film, this stand-alone movie tells us the backstory to Han Solo, Chewbacca and Lando Calrissian. This film is directed by Ron Howard with a screenplay by Jonathan and Lawrence Kasdan. It stars Alden Ehrenreich, Woody Harrelson, Emilia Clarke, Donald Glover, Thandie Newton, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Joonas Suotamo and Paul Bettany.
The events of this film take place between Revenge of the Sith and A New Hope.

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avengers: infinity war – super heroes galore (*SPOILERS* ahead)

Avengers: Infinity War is a 2018 sequel to 2012’s The Avengers and 2015’s Avengers: Age of Ultron, it’s the nineteenth film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe(MCU). The film is directed by Anthony and Joe Russo, written by Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely, it stars; Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Benedict Cumberbatch, Don Cheadle, Tom Holland, Chadwick Boseman, Paul Bettany, Elizabeth Olsen, Anthony Mackie, Sebastian Stan, Danai Gurira, Letitia Wright, Dave Bautista, Zoe Saldana, Josh Brolin, and Chris Pratt.
In Avengers: Infinity War, the Avengers and Guardians of the Galaxy attempt to stop Thanos from collecting the Infinity Stones. Continue reading

annihilation – ooh shimmery

Annihilation is the latest science fiction movie from Alex Garland (Ex Machina). This film is based on the novel of the same name by Jeff VanderMeer. The film stars Natalie Portman, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Gina Rodriguez, Tessa Thompson, Tuva Novotny and Oscar Isaac. It’s about a group of military scientists who enter an extraterrestrial event called “The Shimmer” to see if they can learn what’s going on.  Continue reading

the greatest showman – greater than la la land

The Greatest Showman is a musical about P.T. Barnum. It’s directed by Michael Gracey, written by Jenny Bicks and Bill Condon, it stars Hugh Jackman, Zac Efron, Michelle Williams, Rebecca Ferguson and Zendaya. It’s inspired by the story of Barnum creating the Circus. Continue reading

the post – spielberg’s latest

The Post is a historical drama directed by Steven Spielberg with a screenplay written by Liz Hannah and Josh Singer. It stars Meryl Streep, Tom Hanks, Sarah Paulson, Bob Odenkirk, Tracy Letts, Bradly Whitford, Bruce Greenwood, Carrie Coon, Matthew Rhys and David Cross. It’s about the journalists from The Washington Post and The New York Times who published the Pentagon Papers regarding the US government’s involvement during the Vietnam War. Continue reading

jumanji: welcome to the jungle – this has fun and game(s)

Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle is an action adventure comedy film that serves as a sequel to Jumanji (1995), and is also a standalone movie. The film is directed by Jake Kasdan and written by Kasdan, Chris McKenna, Erik Sommers, Scott Rosenberg, and Jeff Pinkner, from a story by McKenna. It stars Dwayne Johnson, Jack Black, Kevin Hart, Karen Gillan, Nick Jonas and Bobby Cannavale. This time it’s some time after the first movie with Robin Williams, and four teenagers are transported into the Jumanji video game playing as the characters they chose. Can they beat the game and return home? Continue reading

Lady Bird – not your daddy’s Lady Bird (meaning the former 1st lady)

Lady Bird is a comedy drama that’s written and directed by Greta Gerwig. The film starts Saoirse Ronan, Laurie Metcalf, Tracy Letts, Lucas Hedges, Timothee Chalamet, Beanie Feldstein, Stephen McKinley Henderson and Lois Smith. It’s coming-of-age story set in Sacramento, California centered around a high school senior girl and her relationship with life and particularly her mother.

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wonder – this generation’s “mask?”

Wonder is a drama directed by Stephen Chbosky and written by Jack Thorne, Steve Conrad, and ChboskyIt’s based on the 2012 novel of the same name by R.J. Palacio. It stars Julia Roberts, Owen Wilson and Jacob Tremblay. The movie follows a child with Treacher Collins syndrome (short version… deformities in facial features, eyes, ears, cheekbones…) who tries to assimilate into a school after being home-schooled. Continue reading

coco – hits all the right chords!

Coco is the latest movie from Pixar. It’s directed by Lee Unkrich and co-directed by Adrian Molina, based on an original idea by Unkrich, with a screenplay by Molina and Matthew Aldrich. The film stars Anthony Gonzalez, Gael Garcia Bernal, Benjamin Bratt, Alanna Ubach, Renee Victor, Ana Ofelia Murguia and Edward James Olmos. It’s about a Mexican boy named Miguel who accidentally finds himself in the land of the dead during the holiday Dia de Muertos. It’s the first film with a nine-digit budget, with an all Latino cast that cost between $175-200 million. Continue reading