Film Review: Johnny English Strikes Again 2018 (5/10)

Johnny English

Director: Peter Howitt

Starring: Rowan Atkinson, Ben Miller, Emma Thompson, Olga Kurylenko

This is the third film to the sequel of the Johnny English films staring Rowan Atkinson which are action comedy films about a British secret agent who seems to achieve his goals by accident rather than skills.

This is a film where an entire family with children of all ages can attend together and have few laughs.

I love how the film is clean and innocent, there are no violent, or sexual scenes and no swearing or bad language of any sort.

While all the jokes and comedy scenes are either very predictable or repetitive, there are still some nice laughs specially for the new generation of children who have not seen the earliest films.

I loved having Emma Thompson in a quite entertaining and different role being the helpless prime minister.

Further I found Rowan Atkinson is still very fit and entertaining at his age.

The film also have nice performance by Ben Miller and Olga Kurylenko.

So my overall verdict this is a light movie for families to enjoy together but don’t expect beyond that.


Film Review: The Mercy – 2017 (6/10)

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Director: James Marsh

Starring: Colin Firth, Rachel Weisz, David Thewlis and Ken Scott

When extreme pressure, duress and total desperation pushes a good, decent brave man to cover up a failure. This film shows this particular aspect really well … humans… the good ones who have strong morals and choose to do the right thing sometimes can’t put up with the pressure they fall under and sometimes feel they have to deviate.

This film is a British Biographical drama based on the true story of Donald Crowhurst, an amateur sailor who attempted to sail nonstop around the world using a self-designed boat.

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Film Review: Molly’s Game – 2017 (9/10)

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Director: Aaron Sorkin

Starring: Jessica Chastain, Idris Elba, Kevin Costner, Michael Cera, Jeremy Strong, Chrisk O’Dowd, Bill Camp.

Don’t break the law when you break the law … this was the lawyer advice to Molly Bloom when she wanted to ensure the business she is running is legal.

Molly’s Game is a brilliant film based on the personal memoire of Molly Bloom by the same name. It is about the 26 your old woman who ran the most exclusive, high stakes, underground poker game in New York city which was attended by Hollywood’s elite, business tycoons and other high-profile billionaires.

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Film Review: Ocean 8 – 2018 (7/10)


Director: Gary Ross

Starring: Sandra Bullock, Kate Blanchett, Rihanna, Anne Hathaway, Helena Bonham Carter, Sarah Paulson, Awkwafina, Mindy Kaling, James Corban, Richard Armitage.

Being a fan of the ocean films, it felt like I don’t need to give much background about this one specially it is quite obvious from the name of the film and the cast on the poster this is number four to the Ocean films sequel and it is heist comedy film with a full brilliant female cast.

Sandra Bullock plays the role of Debbie Ocean, the sister of Danny Ocean from the Ocean films sequel who leads a group of women to conduct a sophisticated heist at the Metropolitan Gala in New York City.

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Film Review: The Incredibles 2 – 2018 (8.5/10)


Director: Brad Bird

Starring:  Craig T. Nelson as Bob Parr / Mr. Incredible
Holly Hunter as Helen Parr / Elastigirl
Sarah Vowell as Violet Parr, the family’s daughter
Huck Milner as Dashiell “Dash”
Samuel L. Jackson as Lucius Best / Frozone, Bob’s best friend
Brad Bird as Edna Mode, a fashion designer to the “supers” and a close friend of the Parrs.
Bob Odenkirk as Winston Deavor,Catherine Keener as Evelyn Deavor, Jonathan Banks , ichael Bird, Sophia Bush, Phil LaMarr, Paul Eiding

This is the first time I decide to write about an animated film and to my surprise I come to realize it is not an easy task. Incredibles 2 is such a sophisticated film that has all elements to make it yet another hit movie for Pixar and Disney.

While Incredibles 2 comes 14 years following the first one, it picks up where it left, and almost follow the same theme of the first film where the Incredibles live in a world where they are forced to live a normal life and hide their powers. In part two we see the Incredibles (Parr Family) Bob, Helen, Violet, Dash and Jack-Jack continue to be acting under cover, superheroes become illegal and the government program that used to protect them has ended.

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Film Review: Overboard 2018 (5/10)


Director: Rob Greenberg

Starring:  Anna Faris Euginio Derbez, Eva Longoria

If you remember and enjoyed the original 1987 Overboard film staring Kurt Russell and Goldie Hawn then you will enjoy this one too with the roles switched in the new one.

The film is light and funny and perfectly suitable if you want to relax in cinema for couple of hours.

The story is about a working class single mother who convinces a playboy with amnesia that they are a married couple to revenge for the way he treated her when she was hired to clean the carpets of his massive yacht.

While overall the film was funny with many nice jokes, there were many places were the jokes were not natural or the performance was not convincing. it is possibly I felt this way because I keep comparing it to the original one and how natural and spontaneous both Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell were.

Film Review: Red Sparrow 2018 (5/10)

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Director:  Francis Lawrence

Starring:  Jenifer Lawrence, Matthias Schoenaertsand, Joel Edgerton and Jeremy Irons

Red Sparrow is a spy movie but not the typical type. It goes beyond the usual with many disturbing scenes of violence, rape, torture, nudity and sex. It also has quite a long complex plot. It is for sure not for everyone.
The film in short is about a famous ballerina who has passion for her profession is forced to be a low-grade type spy because she was seen as having the potential to seduce a billionaire who had interest in her.

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Film Review: I,Tonya 2017 (8/10)


Director: Craig Gillespie

Starring: Margot Robbie, Allison Janney , Sebastian Stan

This film in short shows the life of the figure ice skater Tonya Harding leading to the 1994 attack on her rival Nancy Kerrigan.

Tonya Harding was not just any figure ice skater, in 1991 she earned distinction as being the first American woman to successfully land a triple axel in competition, and only the second woman to ever do so in history (behind Midori Ito). She is also a two-time Olympian and a two-time Skate America Champion. But sadly, she got disqualified in 1994 and banned for life from the U.S figures Skating Championship following the attach on her rival Nancy Kerrigan by her ex-husband Jeff Gillooly.

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