Tully

Older doesn’t always mean wiser.

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Finding herself a little worse for wear after the birth of her third child, Marlow follows her brothers advice and seeks assistance from a night nanny.

Despite being labelled as a comedy drama, this film is anything other than comical, as the seriousness of life becomes an ever-growing deeper seeded problem for this overwhelmed mother of three.

Charlize Theron takes this role in her stride as she heroically channels the challenges of motherhood with effortless finesse, making the story both believable and relatable without comprising on the film’s desired production.

Though the film faults itself with false advertisement and a somewhat limited audience base, the intrinsic talent is enough to carry the weightless and often disappointing plot.

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Love, Simon

Falling in love is never easy, especially when you’re hiding your sexuality.

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Being gay is the biggest secret Simon has ever kept from his family and friends, but no matter how hard he tries, he just can’t seem to find the right words, that is until he meets Blue; a fellow high schooler hiding the same secret.

The young actors in this film take on an intimidating role in accomplishing the task of bringing Becky Albertalli’s novel (Simon Vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda)  to life on the big screen. Heading up this exceptional cast is Nick Robinson who takes on the role of Simon Spier with such delicate sensitivity that it’s hard to believe the story is not his own. Though Robinson is in the driving seat, his fellow cast members also deliver exceptional performances which broadcast this incredible story with the ferocity it deserves.

Director, Greg Berlanti, also does a magnificent job of converting this millennial page turner into an action packed romance by creating a truly unique atmosphere that not only effortlessly normalizes homosexuality, but also inspires a young generation in their ability to express themselves regardless of their sexual orientation or individuality.

Pacific Rim Uprising

A couple of aliens and a handful of robots, what could possibly go wrong?

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After the devastation that ensued in the first installment of Pacific Rim, this film enters an unknown realm in an attempt to pick up from the past disasters.

With a new story comes new actors, who have the tumultuous task of taking over from the seamless cast of the past film. However, rather than seeing this as a disadvantage, the new talent take this in their stride with John Boyega leading the new revolt with enthused ease in the wake of his fathers shadow.

Despite the films easy going formulaic action, the CGI robots and aliens make for impressive entertainment given the fact the plot itself is just your everyday saving the world kind of pursuit.

Watch the trailer here.

A Wrinkle in Time

A glitch in the universe causes a family rift that is far from beyond repair.

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The galaxy has chosen the Murry family as their warriors in fighting the darkness that threatens to flood the earth, however, when one fails to return from an expedition, the universe must step in and restore unity before a calamity arises.

This films drips with Disney magic from every scene and ignites the whimsical curiosity in characters and audiences alike.

With such young acting talent present as the stars of this film, expectations were kept low, but all three newcomers delight with their irresistible charm and on point comic precision.

Though the plot is out of the realm of reality, it will be sure to inspire creativity and imagination within all who see it, due to its immense scale of profoundly unique cinematic techniques.

Want to find out more? Check out the trailer here.

Game Night

It’s not just a game.

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What starts as a weekly ritual amongst friends soon turns into something a little more complicated when a few unwanted guests turn up to a friendship groups game night.

Aside from the ridiculous concept of this plot, the comedy aspect of this big screen blunder certainly has some laugh out loud moments, in spite of its seemingly never-ending plot twist.

Though, having said that, even a few laughs aren’t enough to cover up the painfully dismal attempts at comedy induced action, which use a neglected effort in failed CGI technology, leaving all hope for this films redemption behind.

Want to find out more? Check out the trailer here.

Red Sparrow

To fight or to die, that is the question.

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After an unbearable incident that leaves her unable to dance again, Dominica is employed by the Russian government, courtesy of her uncle, to become a spy, but soon her problems escalate when she realises there’s no way out unless you’re willing to meet an early grave.

Jennifer Lawrence grabs the head role in this film with both hands and refuses to let go, infusing her eager youth into her troubled character to produce an authentic performance that keeps the audience on edge throughout this exhilarating tale.

Though the colours of the film remain docile and somewhat gloomy throughout the European setting, the action and fast-paced plot enable an active engagement throughout, which is somewhat subdued by the over detailed dialogue between characters to allow for some subtle drama admid the chaos of action.

Want to find out more? Check out the trailer here.

Tomb Raider

Explosive action meets rock hard abs as Lara Croft delves into yet another danger ridden quest.

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A game that has spanned a generation of players has once again committed itself to the big screen as it embarks on a new cinematic adventure.

Though this film starts off in a confused haze of lapse time scales, the befuddlement is soon left behind as an exhilaration of whirlwind  emotions ensues in a display of epic action that leaves little to the imagination.

Alicia Yikander takes on the role of Lara Croft ensuring that the wisdom and strength of this infamous character remains, whilst still managing to add a unique humility and sense of humor to the mix.

Tomb Raider is a perfect film by any means; the story lacks precision and the employment of CGI is unimaginably awful. And yet, the playfully strong characters and the fast-moving plot make this film desperately watchable.