Ho ho Home Sweet Home Alone is the sixth, yes sixth, addition to the beloved Christmas movie franchise. Whilst the first two made a star of Macaulay Culkin and are a staple of Yuletide viewing, the others disappeared from memory faster than snow on a January day in England. After a break of almost a decade, Home Sweet Home Alone arrives on Disney+ with JoJo Rabbit’s Archie Yates taking centre stage.
Jungle Cruise – New film review
Director: Jaume Collet-Serra Starring: Dwayne Johnson, Emily Blunt, Jack Whitehall, Edgar Ramírez, Jesse Plemons and Paul Giamatti Run time: 2h 07min Certificate: 12A ⭐⭐⭐⭐ Yet another theatrical victim of the Corona Virus pandemic, Jungle Cruise wrapped production almost three years ago and has been waiting patiently in the Mouse House to set sail out into... Continue Reading →
Artemis Fowl – Review
Director: Kenneth Branagh Starring: Ferdia Shaw, Lara McDonnell, Josh Gad, Colin Farrell, Nonso Anozie, Tamara Smart and Judi Dench Run time: 1h 35min Certificate: PG ⭐⭐⭐ Fowl. Artemis Fowl. Criminal mastermind, thief and kidnapper all by the ripe old age of 12. Created by author Eoin Colfer, Artemis and his young adult adventures span several books... Continue Reading →
Onward – Review
Director: Dan Scanlon Starring: Tom Holland, Chris Pratt, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Tracey Ullman, Mel Rodriguez and Octavia Spencer Run time: 1h 42min Certificate: U ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Pixar, the masters of animated film, continuously raise the bar for thought-provoking, kaleidoscopically coloured cinema. Handling challenging subjects such as grief and loss, their ability to convey complex emotions in a... Continue Reading →
The Lion King 2019 (PG)
Director: Jon Favreau Starring: Donald Glover, Beyoncé Knowles-Carter, Seth Rogen, Chiwetel Ejiofor, John Oliver, Billy Eichner, JD McCrary, Shahadi Wright Joseph and James Earl Jones Run time: 1h 58m ⭐⭐⭐ 2019 marks the silver anniversary of The Lion King animation, and so Disney present us with the gift of another remake of one of their most beloved... Continue Reading →
Toy Story 4 (U)
Director: Josh Cooley Starring: Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Annie Potts, Tony Hale, Keegan-Michael Key, Jordan Peele, Christina Hendricks, Joan Cusack and Keanu Reeves. Run time: 1h 40min ⭐⭐⭐⭐ Almost 25 years since we first met Woody, Buzz, Bo Peep, Jessie and the rest of the gang in the original Toy Story and nearly a decade on... Continue Reading →
Director: Guy Ritchie Starring: Will Smith, Naomi Scott, Mena Massoud, Marwan Kenzari, Navid Negahban and Nasim Pedra Run time: 2h 8min ⭐⭐⭐ Next up on the conveyer belt of Disney’s live-action remakes is 1992’s Aladdin, fondly remembered for Robin Williams’s iconic voice performance as the Genie of the lamp and Alan Menken’s double Oscar winning... Continue Reading →
Starring: Colin Farrell, Danny DeVito, Michael Keaton, Eva Green, Nico Parker, Finley Hobbins and Joseph Gatt. Run time: 1h 52min ⭐⭐⭐⭐ It’s hard to think that almost 80 years have passed since Disney’s beloved Oscar winning animation about an elephant with overly large ears first trumpeted its way into people’s hearts. As is the fashion... Continue Reading →
Directors: Lee Unkrich & Adrian Molina Starring: Anthony Gonzalez, Gael García Bernal and Benjamin Bratt ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Set to the backdrop of the Day of the Dead festival in Mexico (hello, SPECTRE), our hero, Miguel (Gonzalez), is born into a family of shoemakers who believe music is a curse after his great-great grandfather walked out on his... Continue Reading →
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