Cinema Review – Ready Player One

Columbus Ohio, 2045. The world has drastically changed, and people now live their lives online in the OASIS. When Halliday (Mark Rylance) the founder and creator of the OASIS dies, he leaves the users of his creation a challenge; find the three Easter Eggs he has hidden in the OASIS and take control of the entire virtual world. The hunt has been going on for several years, but when egg hunter Wade (Tye Sheridan) – also known as Parzival – uses his extensive research into Halliday and all of his pop culture obsessions to find the first egg, the race to the finish line truly begins. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – Tomb Raider

Seven years after her father goes missing seeking a mythical tomb, Lara Croft (Alicia Vikander) finds a clue to his whereabouts, and goes searching for him. When she arrives on the island where her father was last seen, however, Lara discovers that she is not the only one seeking answers, and so begins a race against time to save her father, and the world.
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Cinema Review – Gringo

Harold (David Oyelowo) has worked hard all of his life, and from the outside his life seems to be perfect. When he travels to Mexico with his shady bosses Elaine (Charlize Theron) and Richard (Hoel Edgerton) however, he quickly realises that his job is on the line, he is drowning in debt and his wife (Thandie Newton) is about to leave him. Seeing a chance to start a new life, Harold fakes his own kidnapping with the hope of cashing in on the insurance policy the company has on him. Little does he realise that there are a lot of ulterior motives going on, and Harold’s life may be more in danger than he first thought.
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Cinema Review – The Shape of Water

Eliza (Sally Hawkins) has friends in her neighbour Giles (Richard Jenkins) and her colleague Zelda (Octavia Spencer), but since she cannot speak, she is a woman who very much lives in her own world. When the secret government facility where she works brings in a top-secret experiment – an amphibian man – Eliza finds a kindred spirit in the creature, but when her new friend is threatened, Eliza must find a way to defend him. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – The Commuter

After he loses his job, Michael McCauley (Liam Neeson) has a couple of drinks with a former work colleague, then takes the train home. When he gets on the train, however, his peaceful commute is turned upside down, when he meets a mysterious woman who insists that he find a mystery person on the train.
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Cinema Review – Coco

Miguel (Anthony Gonzalez) wants nothing more than to be a musician, but his family has outlawed music since his great grandfather abandoned the family before he was born. Desperate to play on the Day of the Dead, Miguel finds himself accidentally entering the Land of the Dead to try and solve the family mystery. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – Three Billboards Outside of Ebbing, Missouri

Seven months after her daughter was raped and brutally murdered, Mildred Hayes (Frances McDormand), frustrated with the lack of progress by the police department, decides to rent out three billboards on a rarely used road, to put up a message demanding answers. The billboards cause a considerable stir in the small town where Mildred lives, but she refuses to back down from her crusade for the truth. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – The Greatest Showman

Based on the life of circus creator P.T Barnum (Hugh Jackman), The Greatest Showman is the story of how Barnum went from being laid off from yet another job, to finding a way to make his dreams come true and create an American institution. Continue reading

Cinema Review – Star Wars: The Last Jedi

After the events of The Force Awakens, the First Order have taken over the galaxy, but the Resistance is small but intact. When the Resistance has to flee their base, they find the First Order is tracking them and have to find a way to shake them if they are to survive. Meanwhile, Rey (Daisy Ridley) has found Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill), and while she has a lot to discover about herself, Luke does not respond to her presence in the way she hoped. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – The Disaster Artist

In 2003, Tommy Wiseau’s film The Room was released in 1 cinema in the US. Derided as one of the worst films ever made, the film has gone on to become a cult classic and beloved for all of its unintentional humour. Director James Franco takes a look behind the scenes at the making of the film, and Winseau’s relationship with his star Greg Sestero (Dave Franco), to find out just how The Room came to be. Continue reading

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