Classic Movie Watchlist 2018

Classic Movie Of The Week: The Wrong Man (1956)

Starring: Henry Fonda, Vera Miles, Anthony Quayle Director: Alfred Hitchcock A jazz musician, Manny (Fonda) finds himself accused of robbing an insurance firm. When he's arrested, he does everything he can to cooperate with the police, which only makes them more convinced that he's guilty. The massive pressure to prove his innocence starts to affect… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: The Wrong Man (1956)

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Preview: Sherlock Gnomes (2018)

Starring: Emily Blunt, James McAvoy, Michael Caine, Maggie Smith, Johnny Depp, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Mary J Blige Director: John Stevenson The garden gnomes are back, in this follow up to Gnomeo and Juliet (2011). When their owners move to London, Gnomeo (McAvoy) and Juliet (Blunt) find themselves put in charge of a new garden that needs… Continue reading Preview: Sherlock Gnomes (2018)

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Preview: The Ballad Of Lefty Brown (2017)

Starring: Bill Pullman, Peter Fonda, Kathy Baker, Jim Caviezel, Tommy Flanagan Director: Jared Moshe In their youth, four men rode the West, raised Hell, fought bad guys, and became heroes. Now in their golden years, Tom (Flanagan) has become a US Marshall, James (Caviezel) has become Governor, and Eddie (Fonda) has retired to a ranch,… Continue reading Preview: The Ballad Of Lefty Brown (2017)

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Looking Glass (2018)

Starring: Nicolas Cage, Robin Tunney, Marc Blucas, Director: Tim Hunter A couple (Cage and Tunney), struggling to recover after a tragedy, buy a motel and plan to run it while rebuilding their lives. But when Ray finds a strange tunnel that leads to a two way mirror in room 10 and finds out that a… Continue reading Looking Glass (2018)

Classic Movie Watchlist 2018

Classic Movie Of The Week: A Star Is Born (1954)

Starring: Judy Garland, James Mason, Jack Carson Director: George Cukor There have been several versions of A Star Is Born, and there's set to be another one out this year. There's something about the story of the meteoric rise of the starlet while her famous love and mentor takes a massive fall that's so dark… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: A Star Is Born (1954)

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A Quiet Place (2018)

(This review may contain spoilers)

In rural America, the Abbott family try to survive in the aftermath of an invasion by strange creatures that hunt by sound. If you make a sound, they hear you and they hunt you with an incredible strength and speed. Survival is not easy. With one deaf child struggling, and another child on the way, is silence really possible? Can they survive?

It’s an incredible idea for a film, and with Emily Blunt and John Krasinski in the lead roles as the parents of the family, it seems like a sure fire winner. But sadly, it doesn’t deliver.

The film suffers from a few key problems of which horror films are prone, but the key issue is that it’s fairly slow and lurches from one situation to another, as though you’re watching a list of situations that someone has come up with in a room…

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Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle (2017)

Starring: Dwayne Johnson, Karen Gillen, Kevin Hart, Jack Black Director: Jake Kasdan Jumanji, the evil board game that sucks people in and traps them or unleashes jungle creatures into the homes of the players has evolved. Since no one plays board games, it hides itself as a computer console, and tricks four teens in detention… Continue reading Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle (2017)

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Lady Bird (2017)

Starring: Saoirse Ronan, Laurie Metcalf, Tracy Letts, Beanie Feldstein, Lucas Hedges Director: Greta Gerwig In 2002, a teen (Ronan) who prefers to be called Lady Bird is in the last year of High School, and struggling with her identity and her future. While she is highly creative and intelligent, she doesn't have the best grades,… Continue reading Lady Bird (2017)

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The Shape Of Water (2017)

Starring: Sally Hawkins, Octavia Spencer, Michael Shannon, Richard Jenkins, Michael Stuhlbarg, Doug Jones Director: Guillermo del Toro A dark fairytale with homages to Hollywood's Golden Age, The Shape of Water is a gothic romance from Guillermo del Toro, the mind that brought us Crimson Peak and Pan's Labyrinth. It's the story of Eliza (Hawkins), a… Continue reading The Shape Of Water (2017)

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Home Again (2017)

Starring: Reese Witherspoon, Michael Sheen, Candice Bergen, Pico Alexander, Nat Wolff, Jon Rudnitsky Director: Hallie Meyers-Shyer Alice (Witherspoon) is an almost divorced single mother, and the daughter of a famous film maker. When she winds up allowing three young men to move in (Alexander, Wolff and Rudnitsky) she finds her life turned upside down, and… Continue reading Home Again (2017)