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Shazam! Fury of the Gods 2023
The sequel to the fun romp that was the titular hero's 2019 debut live action outing. Shazam! Fury of the Gods sees a vengeful trio (Helen Mirren, Lucy Liu & Rachel Zegler) of ancient gods arrives on Earth in search of the magic stolen from them long ago, Shazam (Zachary Levi) and his allies get thrust into a battle for their superpowers, their lives, and the fate of the world.
I know some people are just as tired of discussing superhero…
Triangle of Sadness 2022
The last of the Academy Award Best Picture nominations I needed to see before tomorrow (at time of writing). Triangle of Sadness sees Carl (Harris Dickinson) and Yaya (Charlbi Dean) a couple of influencers, are invited to a luxury cruise ship alongside a group of out of touch wealthy people. The situation takes an unexpected turn when a brutal storm hits the ship.
This my first Ruben Östlund feature (both Force Majeure & The Square are on my watchlist) and I…
Rye Lane 2023
Another gem from Searchlight to (thankfully) arrive on the big screen. Rye Lane sees two youngsters (David Jonsson & Vivian Oparah) reeling from bad breakups connect over an eventful day in South-London.
I can’t deny, I wasn’t wholly sold on the trailer for this, but the resoundingly positive critical reception from outlets and people I know, fully convinced me to give it a shot, and I’m glad I did. What a charming, funny, slick and trendy gem this is. Taking the…
Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World 2003
*Dan’s 2023 Film Challenge!*
Based on the series of novels (spanning 20) and set in the 1800’s during the Napoleonic Wars. Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World sees a brash British captain (Russell Crowe) pushes his ship and crew to their limits in pursuit of a formidable French war vessel around South America.
I have grown fonder of historical epics of late. With David Lean’s phenomenal output (River Kwai, Doctor Zhivago, Lawrence of Arabia…), rewatching Gladiator very recently…
Batman: Death in the Family 2020
The latest DC animated project. Batman: Death in the Family retells the fate of Jason Todd prior and during the events of Under the Red Hood.
Firstly, do not buy or rent the digital version of this film, as it is utterly pointless in terms of the interactive element (and main selling point) of the feature, because it doesn’t include it and secondly even without this aspect the new film you get is a complete waste of time, as all…
Similarly to The Lighthouse this was a film that has had a lot of praise and hype towards it, so I was eagerly anticipating this to be released in the UK. Luckily there was a one night preview screening of the film near me so I got the chance to see it before it’s general release this Friday. Parasite sees the unemployed Kim family take interest in the wealthy and glamorous Park family…