Tag Archives: Scarlett Johansson

Cinema Review – Ghost in the Shell

In a future where humans are cybernetically enhancing themselves, Major Mira Killian (Scarlett Johansson) is the first of her kind; a human brain in a fully synthetic robotic body. A year after her rebirth as the perfect weapon, Major and the taskforce of Section 9 are tasked with protecting Hanka Robotics’ technology from attack by the mysterious Kuze (Michael Carmen Pitt); a mission that has personal repercussions for Major and the past she no longer remembers. 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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Cinema Review – Captain America: Civil War

After members of the Avengers cause collateral damage in their attempt to take down a criminal in Lagos, the UN pulls the superheroes in line, forcing them to sign an accord that puts them under UN control. When Bucky Barnes (Sebastian Stan) is implicated in a terrorist attack, Steve Rogers (Chris Evans) sets out to protect his friend, effectively splitting the Avengers, and turning them against one another in their bid to do good. What the former friends don’t know, however, is that someone else is controlling Barnes, and wants to see the Avengers empire crumble from the inside. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – The Jungle Book

For all of his young life, Mowgli (Neel Sethi) has been raised in the jungle, having been found by the panther Bagheera (Ben Kingsley), and adopted by a wolf pack. When the tiger Shere Khan (Idris Elba) discovers there is a “man cub” living in the jungle, he vows not to rest until Mowgli is dead. Bagheera takes Mowgli on a journey to the man village to protect him, and Mowgli makes some new friends and enemies along the way. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – Hail, Caesar!

In 1950s Hollywood, Eddie Mannix (Josh Brolin) works as a ‘Fixer’ for Capitol Studios. It’s Mannix’s job to make sure the studio retains its reputation, but between negotiating a portrayal of Jesus in the upcoming ‘Hail Caesar’ with religious heads, making a gentrified star of Western star Hobie Doyle (Alden Ehrenreich) and covering up the pregnancy of DeeAnna Moran (Scarlett Johansson), Mannix is considering a job change. The sudden abduction of Baird Whitlock (George Clooney) – star of “Hail Ceasar” – makes everything more complicated, especially with reporters Thora and Thessaly Thacker (Tilda Swinton) on the hunt for their next big stories. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – Marvel Avengers: Age of Ultron

In a bid to make the Avengers redundant, Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr) sets about making global peacekeeping androids, named project Ultron. When Ultron comes into contact with Loki’s sceptre, however, it becomes self aware and bent on destruction. Of course, it is up to the Avengers to take him down. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – Lucy

When Lucy (Scarlett Johansson) is drafted into a drug deal by her boyfriend, she is forced to carry drugs in her stomach, intended for global destinations. The drug – CHP4 – has the possibility to enhance the human mind, and when one of the bags in Lucy’s stomach ruptures, she becomes almost impossibly powerful and embarks on a quest for knowledge and revenge. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – Captain America: The Winter Soldier

Immediately after the events of Avengers Assemble, Steve Rogers/Captain America (Chris Evans) finds himself working for SHIELD, and almost happy about his assignments. That is, until SHIELD is attacked, Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) is injured and a new enemy is revealed; a man known only as The Winter Soldier. Cap teams up with Natasha Romanoff/Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) to discover more about a plot that threatens to engulf the world. Continue reading

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JDIFF Review – Under The Skin

An alien woman of origins unknown takes to Glasgow and the Scottish highlands in search of men. Winning them over with her charm and seeming innocence, Laura (Scarlett Johansson) entraps her victims before sucking them dry. Continue reading

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