Avengers: Infinity War

The culmination of action packed heroics over the past 10 years of Marvel mania has resulted in a cinematic crossover like no other.

As the marvel universes’ collide to unite against Thanos, so too do the stories that led them there.

With such a prolific cast, comes the responsibility of orchestrating them, but no one could have done a better job than the Russo brothers who seamlessly intertwine each character’s story with the other to make viewing effortless for audiences young and old.

Though perhaps one of Marvel’s darkest plots yet, the film encapsulates it’s audience from the outset, providing both comedic highs and devastating lows, all whilst showcasing the vulnerability of Marvel’s most star-studded superheros, including the likes of Captain America and Spider Man.

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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.

Blockers

If there’s one thing you can always depend on, it’s that your parents will suck the fun out of everything and anything.

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Three teenage girls are on a mission to lose their virginity, and there’s only one thing stopping them; their parents. After organizing a sex pact together, the girls head out for a prom night to remember, but unbeknown to them, their parents have full access to their group chat, and what ensues is understandably embarrassing.

There’s usually not much expectation surrounding coming of age comedies, mainly because Hollywood has already bled most possibilities dry, but this film truly does take ‘stereotypical’ to a new level, coupling lack-luster comedy with sketchy acting to recreate everyone’s worst cinematic nightmare.

Despite the overall feel of the film being painfully predictable, there are some aspects that provide a brief flash of light at the end of this very long tunnel, with the sheer ludicrousy of the film providing an unexpected comedic effect, which was probably not the intention of the creators, but creates much needed comic relief nonetheless.

Watch the trailer here.

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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.