Helen Mirren

Film Review: Shazam! Fury of the Gods is a crowd-pleasing continuation of DC’s most enthusiastic superhero

March 16, 2023

Similar to how Henry Cavill’s (re)appearance as Superman was all but confirmed prior to the release of Black Adam (and then, you know, leaked in its entirety through supposed bootleg footage), which in itself was viewed as a desperate ploy to drum up interest for the Dwayne Johnson-led superhero flick, there’s a similar air of […]

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Interview: David F. Sandberg on returning to direct Shazam! Fury of the Gods; “It’s like you’re making a little Justice League movie.”

March 7, 2023

After cementing his status as a macabre maestro with the releases of Lights Out and Annabelle: Creation, director David F. Sandberg took perhaps the scariest step of all – into the comic book universe!  After helming 2019’s acclaimed Shazam!, Sandberg has wasted no time in maintaining the mythical momentum with its sequel, Shazam! Fury of […]

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It’s ride or die for Vin Diesel and his family in furious Fast X trailer

February 11, 2023

It’s time to fasTEN your seatbelts (see what we did there?) as the end of the road begins. Fast X, the tenth film in the Fast & Furious Saga, launches the final chapters of one of cinema’s most storied and popular global franchises, now in its third decade and still going strong with the same core cast and […]

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Film Review: The Duke is a crowd-pleasing affair stirred by the incomparable Jim Broadbent and Helen Mirren

March 25, 2022

Blending his knack of humour, tenderness, and dramatic stakes that speaks to his strength as a storyteller, there’s a bittersweetness to Roger Mitchell‘s The Duke.  Sadly passing away prior to the film’s release, his swan song couldn’t seem more perfect as it encapsulates his talents in all the best ways possible. And The Duke just […]

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New Fast & Furious 9 trailer takes Fast Saga to new heights – literally!

April 15, 2021

Celebrating its 20th anniversary in 2021, the Fast & Furious series has defied all expectation and grown to exponential heights as Vin Diesel and his motley crew have graduated from street racing to international espionage. The latest trailer for Fast & Furious 9 only adds to the franchise’s penchant for athletic lunacy as Diesel’s Dominic […]

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Film Review: Mirren and McKellen keep The Good Liar afloat in spite of its plot failures

December 5, 2019

As legends of both the stage and screen, the idea of Helen Mirren and Ian McKellen combining their respective talents for a project is an enticing one, to say the least.  And whilst The Good Liar hands them roles that they each indulge in with an against-type glee, the film itself isn’t the first class […]

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Film Review: The Nutcracker And The Four Realms (USA, 2018) is visual eye candy but needs a bit more filling

November 20, 2018

Disney once again brings a visually sumptuous live action adaptation to the big screen in the the lead up to the festive season. This time loosely taking E.T.A Hoffman’s original ‘The Nutcracker And The Mouse King’ story, and also a ballet by Tchaikovsky, and a novel by Dumas, and putting their own spin on it. […]

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Star-studded cast adorns Disney’s The Nutcracker And The Four Realms trailer

August 8, 2018

As we edge ever closer to the end of the year, the Christmas film releases are starting to come to the fore, and The Nutcracker And The Four Realm is leading the pack. Today, Disney has dropped its first full trailer for the star-studded release. The impressive cast includes Mackenzie Foy, Keira Knightley, Morgan Freeman, Helen […]

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Helen Mirren to star in supernatural flick Winchester

May 18, 2016

Helen Mirren is wrapping up a deal to play Sarah Winchester, the conflicted multimillionaire heiress to the Winchester Arms fortune in Winchester.  The supernatural thriller will be directed by Michael Spierig & Peter Spierig (Daybreakers) from a script they added to after Tom Vaughn’s first draft. The film is based on the Winchester Mystery House in San Jose, CA. Winchester’s […]

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Film Review: Trumbo (USA, 2015)

February 17, 2016

Dalton Trumbo was a political activist, a writer, a family man, and a man of principle. In Trumbo, a new film starring Bryan Cranston in the leading role, we’re taken back to a time when going against the grain was grounds for treason and imprisonment.  It’s one of the most intriguing – and ghastly – […]

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Watch Helen Mirren command the drones in the first trailer for Eye In The Sky

December 10, 2015

Directed by Gavin Hood, Eye In The Sky tackles the controversies surrounding modern day warfare and is a thriller about a group of intelligence staff tasked to decide whether to target a village in order to potentially thwart a terrorist attack. The first trailer for the film – due out in March – was released […]

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DVD Review: Woman in Gold (USA/UK, 2015)

October 1, 2015

It’s a pretty common trope for movies to ask ‘how far would you go’, but it’s not all that frequent that I’m faced with a movie that asks how far I would go for a painting. The Woman in Gold is a fascinating, if a little unambitious and conventional, film that tackles the true story […]

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Film Review: Woman In Gold (M) (USA/UK, 2015)

May 25, 2015

During World War II, the painting The Woman in Gold by renowned painter Gustav Klimt was illegally taken from the home of Adele Bloch-Bauer by the Nazis, and would eventually end up in the Belvedere Gallery in Vienna. It was a practice that went on throughout the war, when many Jewish homes were ransacked, their […]

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Film Review: The Hundred-Foot Journey (India, UAE & USA, 2014)

August 14, 2014

The Hundred-Foot Journey is the latest addition to the recent surge of food-related films (see: The Chef, The Trip To Italy, Julie & Julia, etc). This new film is a feel-good one which will no doubt curry favour with many members of the audience. But despite being a pleasant trip, the overall meal could use […]

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