Tag Archives: John C. Reilly

Cinema Review – Kong: Skull Island

In 1975 an expedition led by Bill Randa (John Goodman) journeys to a mysterious island surrounded by perpetual storms, under the guise of exploring one of the last uncharted places on Earth. Accompanied by mercenary James Conrad (Tom Hiddleston), photographer Mason Weaver (Brie Larson) and a squadron from the US military, Randa reaches the island, but the explosions the team sets to complete a geological study incurs the wrath of one of the island’s inhabitants, a giant ape, named Kong. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – Sing

Koala Buster Moon (Matthew McConaughey) fell in love with theatre when he was a young kid. Now the owner of his own theatre, Buster is in serious financial trouble, but comes up with an idea to fill the house to capacity; a singing competition! After auditions, Rosita (Reese Witherspoon), Mike (Seth MacFarlane), Ash (Scarlett Johansson) and Meena (Tori Kelly) are selected to compete, but it is only a matter of time before Buster’s debts catch up to him. Continue reading

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Cannes Review – Irrational Man

Abe (Joaquin Phoenix) is the typical clichéd tortured professor; he struggles to find a meaning for life, although he seems Romantic to those around him. When he strikes up a friendship with student Jill (Emma Stone), and they overhear a conversation about a bullying Judge in a diner, Abe suddenly makes a decision that gives him a reason to live, and a new joy for life. Continue reading

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Cannes Review – The Lobster

Recently single David (Colin Farrell) checks into a mysterious hotel in the hope of finding love; the catch being that if he doesn’t find a partner with in 45 days he will be turned into an animal. Choosing a lobster as his animal, Dave sets out to find a woman to spend his life with, spending evenings hunting the Loners to try and up his day quota, and trying to find a woman with whom he has a defining characteristic in common. Continue reading

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Cannes Review – Tale of Tales

Matteo Garrone returns to Cannes with a triptych of fairytales set in a grotesque and beautiful world. A queen (Salma Hayek) longs for a child, and goes to extreme and dangerous lengths to fulfil her dreams. King of Strongcliff (Vincent Cassel) finds his sexual appetite insatiable until he meets a woman who is not quite all she claims, and the King of Highhills’ (Toby Jones) obsession with a performing flea spells disaster for his young daughter. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – Life After Beth

What would you do if your recently deceased girlfriend reappeared, seemingly alive, with no recollection of her ‘death’? This is the problem faced by Zach (Dane DeHaan) in Life After Beth, when Beth (Aubrey Plaza) returns and is hidden away by her delighted but seemingly clueless parents. It is not long before Zach realises something is terribly wrong, but trying to negotiate and reason with the recently deceased – and grotesquely horny – Beth proves harder than he would like. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – Guardians of the Galaxy

Taken from earth as a child, Peter Quill (Chris Pratt), AKA Star-Lord, has adapted to life in the far reaches of space. When he comes into possession of a mysterious orb, however, Quill finds himself at the centre of a galaxy wide manhunt, which leads him to form an uneasy truce with bounty hunters Rocket Racoon (Bradley Cooper) and Groot (Vin Diesel), as well as Gamora (Zoe Saldana) and Drax the Destroyer (Dave Bautista) in order to survive, and to save the galaxy. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – Wreck it Ralph

Ralph (John C. Reilly) is a video game bad guy. After 30 years in the same arcade game, he is upset at being shunned and thought of as a bad guy; that’s only his job. After a party is thrown in honour of Fix-It Felix – the game’s good guy – and he is not invited, Ralph leaves his game and goes on a voyage of self-discovery, wrecking and fixing things along the way. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – The Dictator

General Admiral Aladeen (Sacha Baron Cohen), dictator of a small African country called Wayida, comes to America to sign a treaty. While there, his brother Tamir (Ben Kingsley) arranges for his assassination and for a double to take his place. Aladeen must join forces with a vegan store owner (Anna Faris) in order to gain his empire back. Continue reading

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