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FILM REVIEW: A Simple Favour (2018)

Based on the book of the same name by Darcey Bell, A Simple Favour sees Stephanie Smothers (Anna Kendrick), a mummy blogger, trying to raise her young son (Joshua Satine) on her own while keeping up an Energiser bunny-like enthusiasm. Despite her willingness to get involved she hasn’t made many friends, and quickly becomes enamoured by one of the other mothers, the mysterious Emily Nelson (Blake Lively). After sharing a series of playdates where they drink cocktails and exchange secrets, Emily asks Stephanie for a simple favour while her husband (Henry Golding) is away: to pick up her son (Ian Ho) from school. A few days later, there’s still no sign of Emily. Continue reading FILM REVIEW: A Simple Favour (2018)

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FILM REVIEW: Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle (2017)

It’s a common complaint that cinema has nothing new to offer these days. And that’s wrong, because if you care to expand your viewing horizons there are plenty of fantastic films out there. Still, there is a lazy kind of cinema that offers reboot after reboot in the quest of the big bucks, and it can be quite tiresome. Many argue that some original films should never be touched again for fear their nostalgia will be thwarted by a less than stellar reimagining with a subpar cast. Sometimes these complaints are just fanboys crying salty man tears – particularly with any reboot that recasts male roles with women. But sometimes the concern is real. Case in point: remaking a Robin Williams film without Robin Williams. And recasting it with The Rock and Kevin Hart. Many groaned at the prospect, this reviewer included. Nevertheless, films are (sometimes) remade for a reason other than money, and sometimes it’s fun to see what 20+ years does to a concept. Continue reading FILM REVIEW: Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle (2017)

FILM REVIEW: Snatched

Snatched (Jonathan Levine, 2017)

Just in time for Mother’s Day comes the mother-daughter kidnapping caper, Snatched. Following on from Trainwreck comes Amy Schumer’s second starring feature, although this time she’s taking a break from writing duties. Katie Dippold (The HeatGhostbusters) pens the screenplay, with director Jonathan Levine (50/50Warm BodiesThe Night Before) at the helm. Continue reading FILM REVIEW: Snatched

FILM REVIEW: Ghostbusters (2016)

Ghostbusters (Paul Feig, 2016)

If there’s something strange, in your neighbourhood, it’s probably a pathetic loser living in his parents’ basement trolling the female Ghostbusters. And how disappointed he will be to hear that it’s actually not the failure he’d been so desperately anticipating. Time to go back to your porn, buddy. Continue reading FILM REVIEW: Ghostbusters (2016)