A Bad Moms Christmas

The nightmare before Christmas is as real as ever this holiday.

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Christmas is a time for family adventures and festivities, but this year the bad moms are finding it a little difficult to get into the Christmas spirit. And it has everything to do with the fact that their mothers have invited themselves to Christmas.

With any sequel, comes the worry that it is won’t live up to its predecessor, but this new installment brings with it just the same barrel of belly hurting hilarity, as it gets into the nitty-gritty of motherhood with unflinching honesty.

This is not, however, a film for the faint-hearted, as it takes mature content to the precipice with a full frontal waxing scene that is bound to have you rolling around on the floor in hysterics.

Moral of the story; don’t go and see this film with your parents.

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Daddy’s Home 2

Christmas spirit is a little lack-luster as Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg try co-parenting this holiday season.

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Dusty (Wahlberg) and Brad (Ferrell) step up their parenting game and decide to host a Christmas like no other in a bid to reunite their two families. However, things take an unusual turn when the grandparents make an unexpected appearance, taking the limits of the co-dads to the extreme.

The child actors in this film nurture the concept of comedic timing with such ruthless charm, many of Hollywood’s greatest stars would be jealous. From impeccable line-presentation to their equally amusing acting skills, these kids certainly know their way around a comedy set.

Despite being unfathomably rude at times, Wallberg and Ferrell have created a comedy duo that is bound to warm the hearts of even the nastiest of Grinches this Christmas.

Paddington 2

Funny, furry and full of life; what’s not to love about this marmalade-loving bear?

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After being adopted by the Brown family, Paddington has found his niche in the neighborhood, however, things soon take a turn for the worst when a disgraced actor moves in across the street.

With the likes of Hugh Grant (Phoenix Buchanan) joining the already talented cast, the live-action scenes blend perfectly with the animated bear, with each interaction between the two worlds coming together in seamless orchestration.

Despite the new faces in this sequel, our favorite bear keeps his cheeky charm and lovable nature, inviting in audiences young and old as he celebrates his 60th birthday in print.

Murder on the Orient Express

Kenneth Branagh conducts this investigative wonder, steamrolling its way into our hearts.

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Hercule Poirot is a detective like no other, and this case is proving hard to crack, as he finds himself stranded upon the orient express amongst thirteen suspects and one very gruesome murder.

The location of filming throughout this films entirety is nothing short of spectacular, with every aspect of 1930s Europe being crafted with immaculate precision, making the cinematography a marvel to behold.

Unfortunately the same cannot be said for the worryingly long running time, which is corrupted with false endings throughout, confusing the audience’s senses as they try to grapple with the senseless accusations.

Though with a cast as acclaimed as this, the script manages to claw its way back by shining the light on the countless number of talented actors, from Josh Gad to Dame Judi Dench, making this film a bearable pleasure.

Geostorm

Hollywood has once again put Gerard Butler in charge of saving the world.

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As global warming hits dangerous heights, a NASA engineer is given the task of developing a system controlled by the international space station to neutralize the turbulent weather.

Despite this film being Donald Trump’s worst nightmare, the script poses storylines that even the general public would find ludicrous. From spontaneous cities bursting into flames to ice waves hitting deserts, the plot outgrows realistic climate changes from the offset.

Unfortunately, the special effects do nothing to reinstate the realism of the film, with the standard of CGI coming straight from the creative team behind the 1979 ‘Alien’ film.

 

Thor: Ragnarok

Hammerless, yet unabashed; Thor’s always up for a challenge.

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As fire threatens to engulf Asgard, Thor and a band of hero’s, comprising off Hulk, Loki and a long lost Asgardian must come to its aid.

A third film about the God of Thunder may have seemed a little much for many fans, but Marvel Studios have once again pulled off the impossible to create a wondrous display of heroic camaraderie.

The film unites the most unlikely characters, by fusing a bond of acting chemistry between Chris Hemsworth (Thor), Tom Hiddleston (Loki) and Mark Ruffalo (Hulk), with a little bit of added girl power from Tessa Thompson (Valkyrie).

With a talented pool of actors such as these and a whole host of bonus characters that are sure to give you a giggle, the film enthrals in its execution.

The Death of Stalin

Making light of dark situation doesn’t get much more fun than this.

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After the death of one of the soviet unions most infamous leader, his Conrad’s enter into a battle of the fittest as they go head to head to bag the top spot.

With a striking cast and an equally hilarious script, the film gives audiences something to laugh about from the offset.

Though the humour is dark, the director presents the comedic scenes with such effortless charm that you almost forget the seriousness of the scene that is being displayed before you.

Despite the film being primarily of a comedic nature, the dictator-based vengeance that lies beneath the surface brings with it a rather grim perspective, resulting in bloodied scenes of violence and torturous spitefulness.