Film Club

The Favourite

By Film Club

Release Date: 1st January 2019

Olivia Colman plays an overweight Queen Anne, depressed, plagued by gout and suicidal thoughts. Lacking confidence, she relies upon the advice of her friend and lover Lady Sarah Churchill (Rachel Weisz). Queen Anne’s bedchamber is filled with “the little ones” rabbits that substitute for her lost babies. Anne’s sore-covered legs are in constant need of the massaging hands of Sarah, who also tends to Anne’s other physical needs.

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Bumblebee

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Release Date: 26th December 2018

I’ll be honest – I was apprehensive about going to see Bumblebee. I grew up with Transformers, collected all the toys, had all the animated movies. But Michael Bay’s proclivity for pyrotechnics and style over substance approach left much to be desired and had me ducking out of the series after Dark of the Moon. With Travis Knight stepping up to direct a Bumblebee film, I was intrigued.

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Aquaman

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Release Date: 12th December 2018

After Gal Gadot smashed into our screens in 2017 with her appearance in Wonder Woman, DC’s Aquaman had a lot to live up to.

James Wan does not disappoint with a stellar cast, Jason Momoa (Aquaman), Amber Heard (Princess Mera), William Dafoe (Vulko) and Nicole Kidman as Queen Atlanna, Aquaman’s long lost mother.

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Ralph Breaks The Internet

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Release Date: 30th November 2018

Wreck It Ralph and his best friend Vanellope, go online to find a replacement controller for Sugar Rush, the colourful, candy-and-chocolate-themed racing game in which she competes. But soon enough, they lose their bearings and minds amid the labyrinth of the internet. From the off you’re quickly transported from the 8bit nostalgia to the horrifyingly vivid depiction of the World Wide Web. The internet’s many quirks like ad pop ups, social media and online shopping are hilariously accurate and incredibly relatable. Throwing online gaming into the mix quickly pushes Vanellope and Ralph’s friendship loyalties to the limit.

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Robin Hood

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Release Date: 21st November 2018

Highly recommended film, we loved it.

The story is pretty consistent all the way through, with some relevance to the true legend of Robin Hood, but an added twist on the reasons for the crusades.  The setting was very good however costume was a little bizarre, medieval with a modern twist in places.

All the characters were believable and Jamie Fox made a fabulous side-kick, following in the vein of Morgan Freeman to Kevin Costner’s Robin.  I Loved Taron Egerton as the lead, still very kingsman-esk but in my opinion a fine Lord Robin of Loxley.

The age classification was pretty spot on, for modern films, although lots of moderate violence, very little blood, and not too much swearing as I recall.

This movie was a good watch, great on the big screen, will do equally well on television too.

Thoroughly enjoyed it.

 

Reviewed by: Emma Morris

Rated: 5/5 Stars

Nativity Rocks!

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Release Date: 23rd November 2018

The film is based on a poor, unloved Coventry in desperate need to prove itself as the ‘Christmas town of the year’ in a major national rock-opera competition. Just in time, in walks the guy to help the kiddies secure the prize, the supremely-irritating Jerry Poppy.

He announces that he is the brother of a character who featured in the previous Nativity films… the point at which you will probably realise that you can remember absolutely nothing about any of them.

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THE GRINCH

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Release Date: 9th November 2018

The original 2000 version of “How The Grinch Stole Christmas” is one of my favourite films.  I’ll watch it all year round!  So how does the 2018 version compare to such a highly rated classic?

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