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Hallowe’en Flicks: The Nun (2018)

Starring: Demian Bichir, Taissa Farmiga, Jonas Bloquet Director: Corin Hardy In the latest Conjuring film, we saw a nun haunting Lorraine Warren, and this film is the story of that scary nun. Turns out the nun in question is a demon kept barely under control by a convent situated on a kind of hellmouth. When… Continue reading Hallowe’en Flicks: The Nun (2018)

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Hallowe’en Flicks: Child’s Play (2019)

Starring: Aubrey Plaza, Mark Hammil, Tim Matheson Director: Lars Klevberg Starting over in a new place, 13 year old Andy has trouble making new friends and fitting in, so his mother brings him home a Buddi doll from her work which was returned because it was defective. Andy names his doll Chucky, and this being… Continue reading Hallowe’en Flicks: Child’s Play (2019)

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Can You Ever Forgive Me? (2018)

Starring: Melissa McCarthy, Richard E Grant, Dolly Wells Director: Marielle Heller Lee Israel (McCarthy) is a crotchety woman who lives alone with her cat. Her poor behaviour gets her fired from her job and her dull writing means that the books she writes won't sell, but when her cat gets sick and she's behind on… Continue reading Can You Ever Forgive Me? (2018)

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Bird Box (2018)

Starring: Sandra Bullock, Trevante Rhodes, John Malkovich Director: Susanne Bier In a dystopian future, Malorie (Bullock) is single and heavily pregnant when a strange phenonmenon breaks out. People start to turn violent and either kill themselves or kill others. Five years later, Malorie has survived on the understanding that the thing can infect you only… Continue reading Bird Box (2018)

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BlacKkKlansman (2018)

Starring: John David Washington, Adam Driver, Laura Harrier Director: Spike Lee In the 1970's in Colorado, Ron Stallworth (Washington) is a young black cop who is initally sent to the basement records room and faces the everyday racism of his colleagues. But when he makes it out of the basement and into the undercover crimes… Continue reading BlacKkKlansman (2018)

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Mary Poppins Returns (2018)

Starring: Emily Blunt, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Ben Wishaw, Emily Mortimer, Julie Walters, Dick Van Dyke, Angela Lansbury, Colin Firth Director: Rob Marshall Several long years have passed since Mary Poppins was nanny to the Banks children, and now they are all grown up. But when Michael (Wishaw) is struggling with money and the loss of his… Continue reading Mary Poppins Returns (2018)

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The Favourite (2018)

Starring: Olivia Colman, Emma Stone, Rachel Weisz, Director: Yorgos Lanthimos 18th Century England, and Queen Anne sits on the throne. Insecure and neurotic, Queen Anne (Colman) is bossed around by her oldest friend Lady Sarah (Weisz), who is her favourite. But a girl named Abigail (Stone) arrives and upsets everything by getting close to the… Continue reading The Favourite (2018)

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Green Book (2018)

Starring: Mahershala Ali, Viggo Mortensen, Linda Cardellini Director: Peter Farrelly In the 1960's, a racist Italian bouncer Tony (Mortensen) takes on a job driving Dr Don Shirley, a black classical musician, on tour through the American South. While initially complete opposites, the two find their time together eye opening, and a friendship slowly develops between… Continue reading Green Book (2018)

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Dolly Month: Dolly Parton’s Coat Of Many Colors (2015)

Starring: Alyvia Alyn Lind, Jennifer Nettles, Ricky Schroder, Dolly Parton Director: Stephen Herek Based on Dolly's life, this TV movie shows what it was like growing up in the Smokey Mountains as a family of 12 children. Based on Parton's song Coat Of Many Colors, in which her mother makes her a coat from rags… Continue reading Dolly Month: Dolly Parton’s Coat Of Many Colors (2015)

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The Christmas Chronicles (2018)

Starring: Kurt Russell, Darby Camp, Judah Lewis, Goldie Hawn,  Director: Clay Kaytis Since their father died, Christmas hasn't been the same for the Pierce family. But when Teddy and Kate are left alone on Christmas Eve, their plan to try to capture Santa Claus on camera leads them on a wild adventure to help Santa… Continue reading The Christmas Chronicles (2018)