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FILM REVIEW: The Jungle Book (2016)

The Jungle Book (Jon Favreau, 2016)

Rudyard Kipling’s The Jungle Book is brought to life in Disney’s first live-action adaptation of the year. Justin Marks‘ screenplay is a darker take on the Disney classic, appearing to borrow more from Kipling’s books than the 1967 animation. All the familiar characters are back – one with a sex change – and Mowgli’s happy-go-lucky attitude is still there, but this is certainly not one for the littlies.
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FILM REVIEW: Aloha

Aloha (Cameron Crowe, 2015)

Signs were never good for Cameron Crowe’s Aloha. When Sony’s emails were leaked last year it was revealed that co-chairman of Sony, Amy Pascal, had the following things to say about the film: the story makes “no sense”, “the script is ridiculous”, and “it never not even once ever works”. Continue reading FILM REVIEW: Aloha

FILM REVIEW: St Vincent

St Vincent (Theodore Melfi, 2014)

Theodore Melfi makes his directing and screenwriting debut with St Vincent, a touching, yet mostly predictable comedy/drama about a cute kid and his cranky-pants neighbour. Like in Up, Dennis the Menace, Gran Torino, that episode of Modern Family, and a heap of other films that have gone before, I think we can guess where it’s heading. Continue reading FILM REVIEW: St Vincent

FILM REVIEW: The Grand Budapest Hotel

The Grand Budapest Hotel (Wes Anderson, 2014)

Welcome to the Grand Budapest Hotel...
Welcome to the Grand Budapest Hotel… Ralph Fiennes as M. Gustave H

This isn’t really a movie that you can trust a reviewer on. Or so my Dad found out when he trusted Margaret and David’s 5 and 4.5 star reviews and then hated it. Wes Anderson is certainly not to everyone’s tastes. Continue reading FILM REVIEW: The Grand Budapest Hotel

FILM REVIEW: The Monuments Men

The Monuments Men (George Clooney, 2014)

The Men
The Men

It’s definitely the names that sell this one: George Clooney, Matt Damon, Cate Blanchett, Bill Murray, John Goodman, and JEAN DUJARDIN. The film certainly wouldn’t be much without them. It was interesting enough, but not overly. The Monuments Men is based on the true story of a team of art experts assembled to recover stolen artworks during World War II. Continue reading FILM REVIEW: The Monuments Men