Film Club

Rocketman

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Release date: 31st May 2019

“Rocketman” is presented as a therapeutic exercise. We first encounter the adult Elton John (Taron Egerton) as he marches along a corridor in a tangerine cat suit, complete with wings and horns. Crashing through a door, Elton dominates in group therapy session, and reveals his addictions: sex, drink, and drugs plus loads of shopping.

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Godzilla: King of the Monsters

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Release date: 31st May 2019

Godzilla: King of the Monsters instantly places us into the aftermath of the events of 2014 with Godzilla not seen since he returned to the ocean. The organisation Monarch has set about finding the resting places of the Titans in order to appreciate and protect these creatures. However, there are others that wish to use the monsters powers for other purposes. When a number of darker, more evil creatures, including the three-headed King Ghidorah are awaken, Monarch must attempt to bring Godzilla back to their cause, or risk losing humanity itself.

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John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum

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Release date: 17th May 2019

Keanu Reeves is John Wick the assassin/killing machine with a love of dogs. Wick sets about creating Mayhem and slaughter with an inexhaustible supply of ammunition killing countless foes throughout the movie. John has killed the wrong man, a member of the international assassins organisation the  ‘High Table’ and is about to be pronounced “excommunicado,” at which point a $14 million bounty was placed on his head, bringing hundreds of assassins on his tail all trying to claim the cash.

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Tolkien

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Release date: 3rd May 2019

Orphaned in 1904, John Tolkien & his younger brother Hilary grow up in Birmingham in care. There at school John forms a lasting bond of fellowship with three of his class mates. John (Nicholas Hoult) falls in love with fellow resident Edith (Lily Collins) and as a top student, gains a place at Oxford.

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Avengers: Endgame

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Over the past decade, Marvel has created a series of films known for their gripping plots, well-executed comedy, and perhaps above all else – excellent character development. Endgame is the culmination of 21 films that have, step-by-step, been leading to this moment.

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Hellboy

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Release Date: 12th April 2019

As this Hellboy reboot gets going, it doesn’t take long before I’m wondering why Del Toro wasn’t asked back. The first two Hellboy films were quite well-received. They weren’t life-altering films by any means, but Del Toro nailed the both the comic’s dark and colourful elements. Marshall’s Hellboy outing, however, is a confused and inconsistent affair.

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Shazam!

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Release date: 5th April 2019

This is a kids’ film, starring kids. The central character, Billy Batson (Asher Angel), is 14; as is his cerebral, foster brother Freddy Freeman (Jack Dylan Grazer). Freddy is isolated & bullied at school but quickly forms a close friendship with Billy.

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Dumbo

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Release date: 29th April 2019

Watching dumbo was like reliving one of my favourite childhood films all over again, as I watched the film I could picture parts of the original.

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