Aldis Hodge

Film Review: Marmalade is a twist-heavy, enthusiastic caper

There’s a lot of blunt symbolism and are-they-too-clever-for-their-own-good?-plot twists abound in Marmalade, the feature debut from actor-turned-writer/director Keir O’Donnell (the Australian-American talent known for his roles in Wedding Crashers, American Sniper, and The Dry).  It’s an ultimately zippy, enthusiastic caper that probably puts a few too many of its eggs in its culminating basket, but…

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Film Review: Black Adam; Dwayne Johnson dominates an otherwise shaky action spectacle

Given his imposing stature, it makes sense that all the 196 centimetres of chiselled muscle that make up Dwayne Johnson would be put to good use within the superhero genre.  But just why has it taken so long for the artist formerly billed as The Rock to don a skin-tight suit and get to saving…

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Interview: Dwayne Johnson and the cast of Black Adam; “We wanted to usher in a new era in the DC universe”

The world needed a hero… It got Black Adam! A passion project for Dwayne Johnson over a decade in the making, Black Adam is the first-ever feature film to explore the DC Universe anti-hero – an ancient God freed from his tomb of 5,000 years ready to unleash his power on an unsuspecting modern world….

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Dwayne Johnson is reborn a god in first trailer for DC’s Black Adam

Dwayne Johnson has been teasing his involvement in the DCEU as the infamous anti-hero Black Adam for the better part of 5 years, and now his passion project has finally come to fruition. Nearly 5,000 years after he was bestowed with the almighty powers of the Egyptian gods – and imprisoned just as quickly –…

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Interview: Actor Aldis Hodge on working with Regina King in One Night In Miami and the importance of the film’s release

Academy Award winning actress Regina King‘s feature film directorial debut, One Night In Miami, is arriving this week on Amazon Prime Video.  An adaptation of Kemp Powers’ acclaimed stage play detailing a fictionalised meeting between  Malcom X, Muhammed Ali, Jim Brown, and Sam Cooke in a Miami hotel room in 1964, the film has been…

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TIFF Review: One Night in Miami is an electrifying film directorial debut for Regina King

In America 1964, the audience is introduced with its four main players. Renowned boxer Cassius Clay (Eli Goree) had just defeated Sonny Liston to become heavyweight champion of the world; Muslim minister and human rights activist Malcolm X (Kingsley Ben-Adir) is still fighting for the cause for Black people; pop musician Sam Cooke (Leslie Odom…

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