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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: 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)