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Of Eternals

Becoming The Muse

Eternals is an American superhero film based on the Marvel Comics race of the same name. Directed by Chloé Zhao and released in the USA on November 5, Eternals is the 10th highest-grossing film of 2021.

Eternals poster

The plot is about a race of Eternals, immortal beings who have been on Earth for thousands of years protecting mankind from the ancient threat of Deviantswhich look a lot like cable and wireframe lizard wolves….

Eternals cast and concept art
Eternals Cast and concept art

The movie has a star-studded ensemble which includes; includes Angelina Jolie as Thena, Salma Hayek as Ajak: Gemma Chan as Sersi, Richard Madden as Ikaris, and Brian Tyree Henry as Phastos and Kit Harington as Dane Whitman.

The Good

Eternals has exceptional cinematography, with sweeping landscape shots that capture the natural essence of planet Earth. It also blends nicely into the MCU and there’s plenty of easter…

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Nightmare Alley

Holmes Movies

“Is it a beast or is it a man?”

Guillermo Del Toro is one of those filmmakers I have absolute faith in. I have been a fan of his work for a long time ever since I was a teenager. I watched Hellboy and Blade II religiously and thought Pan’s Labyrinth was a masterpiece. I still wish he made The Hobbit back when Peter Jackson wasn’t initially going to direct what was supposed to be two films. Guillermo Del Toro is a filmmaker with a clear and precise vision. The way he looks at the world and presents it in his films is authentic and fantastical at the same time. The look and the tone of his films is dark, strange, and magical. An imaginative and creative storyteller and more importantly, a lover of cinema. This is something you can clearly see in all his films.

Before Nightmare Alley came…

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Film Review – The Adam Project (2022)

Jordan and Eddie (The Movie Guys)

Title – The Adam Project (2022) 

Director – Shawn Levy (Real Steel) 

Cast – Ryan Reynolds, Walker Scobell, Mark Ruffalo, Jennifer Garner, Catherine Keener, Zoe Saldana

Plot – Travelling back from the future, pilot Adam (Reynolds) must team up with his younger self (Scobell) to help save humanity from a path that will lead to its destruction.  

“I spent 30 years trying to get away from the me that was you”

Review by Eddie on 16/03/2022

As I sit down to write this review it’s been a few days since I partook in Netflix’s latest high profile release The Adam Project and for the life of me, I can barely recall more than a handful of scenes from a film that wants desperately to tap into the goodness that existed in these type of sci-fi/action hybrids in the late 80’s early 90’s heyday but comes across as yet another Netflix…

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Uncharted Review

KG's Movie Rants

So I watched Uncharted…

I know I’ve learnt this lesson a thousand times and, in all honesty, I’ll probably have to learn it a million times more – never judge a movie by its trailer. I knew I was going to watch this movie but its trailer and some interesting casting choices had me delaying the experience as much as I could. A delay that ultimately proved unnecessary as this movie is a barrel of fun.

Okay, basic plot: Nathan Drake (Tom Holland), a descendant of explorer Sir Francis Drake, is living out a meager experience as a pickpocketing bartender. Drake gets pulled into the world of high-stakes relic hunting when Victor Sullivan (Mark Wahlberg) recruits him to search for the lost treasure of the Megallen Expedition. Little does Drake know that Sullivan is more than he seems and is holding on to a secret about Drake’s long-lost brother.

About…

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Most Anticipated Films Of March 2022!

Jerome Reviews...

Hello friends, we are now in a new month! Picking out the films I’m excited for this month wasn’t too bad. I have already seen a few films that I do highly recommend checking out which are After Yang, Fresh and All My Friends Hate Me!

1. The Batman – March 4th (Theaters) 

2. X – March 18th (Theaters)

3. Everything Everywhere All At Once – March 25th (Theaters)

4. Where is Anne Frank? – March 18th (Theaters I believe if it comes out on VOD platforms I’ll be sure to include that in my review!)

5. Mothering Sunday – March 25th (Theaters) and for the love of god just release already!

6. Windfall – March 18th (Netflix)

7. Umma – March 18th (Theaters) take this one with a grain of salt, while Sony did say that it’s coming out in March there has been very little information about…

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Movie Review: Uncharted

Popcorn on My Knee: Movie Reviews and Reminiscences

More decades ago than I am starting to want to claim, I watched the film “Quiz Show,” in the theater with my family, all of whom were impressed by three things: 1) The brilliance of John Turturro’s performance, 2) The brilliance of Ralph Fiennes’ performance, and the atrocity that was Rob Morrow’s “Boston” accent, which slightly detracted from 1) and 2). “That’s not a Boston accent,” we protested silently, all who had personally pahked the cahr in the Bahston harbor before we wahked to the wharf for lobstahs, alongside others in a suburb less than an hour from Boston. Which is to say, that most of us all experience the indignity of having our native accent butchered onscreen, however, whenever Boston area native Mark Wahlberg appears, that’s one time, we don’t have to worry. In “Uncharted,” he appears alongside Tom Holland, as the pair of treasure…

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The King’s Man – Movie Review

TL;DR Movie Reviews and Analysis

TL;DR – A war film that does not know what it wants to say about war

Post-Credit Scene – There is a mid-credit scene

Disclosure – I paid for the Disney+ subscription that viewed this film.

The King’s Man. Image Credit: 20th Century Studios.

The King’s Man Review

Overall, I thoroughly enjoyed the first entry into this universe with Kingsman: The Secret Service. I even liked the follow-up Kingsman: The Golden Circle, though I may be alone on that front. So when I heard that there was going to be a prequel, I was interested but also concerned because revisionist histories can land like a thud. And after watching it all, I’m still not sure.

So to set the scene, we open in South Africa, 1902 with Orlando Oxford (Ralph Fiennes) and his wife Emily Oxford (Alexandra Maria Lara) arriving at British Concentration Camp during the Boer War. They were inspecting the…

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REVIEW: “Sundown” (2022)

Keith & the Movies

(CLICK HERE to read my full review in the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette)

“Sundown” from writer-director Michel Franco opens with a shot of several fish on the deck of a boat. As they make their last gasps for oxygen, a man stares down at them with a solemn melancholy gaze. It’s a scene rich with meaning that over time will become clearer and clearer. And while the metaphor is easy to grasp, the details surrounding it are far more opaque.

With “Sundown”, Franco has crafted a shrewd and methodical story that’s as much of a puzzle as it is a drama. Information does come, but slowly and only when Franco sees fit to share it. That gives him plenty of room to challenge his audience. As things begin to happen, we’re lured into jumping to our own conclusions and making our own judgments. And that’s when Franco has us where he…

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Film Review – Old Henry (2021)

Jordan and Eddie (The Movie Guys)

Title – Old Henry (2021) 

Director – Potsy Ponciroli (Super Zeroes) 

Cast – Tim Blake Nelson, Gavin Lewis, Scott Haze, Stephen Dorff, Trace Adkins 

Plot – In the old time American west, quiet famer Henry (Nelson) and his teenage boy Wyatt (Lewis) have their simple lives upturned when they take in the injured Curry (Haze), a man on the run from violent lawman Ketchum (Dorff) who will stop at nothing to take Curry dead or alive.  

“You can’t bury the past” 

Review by Eddie on 24/02/2022

Much about new low budget western Old Henry feels familiar to anyone that has ever watched a grizzled and humorless take on the American west but that never stops director Potsy Pociroli’s well-shot and acted drama from being an above average affair that gets extra points for allowing the always great Tim Blake Nelson a chance to take charge in a rare leading man…

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Blacklight

Real Movie Critic

A poster featuring Liam Neeson holding a gun. The tagline reads, "They're gonna need more men".

Blacklight is a typical action movie, but it may prove Liam Neeson may not have it anymore!!!

Real Rating:

3 Conspiracies

What I Like:

-Acting was good at least

The So So:

-The story had potential, but it started to fall into the action movies, and political conspiracies cliches
-Let alone that some scenes made me laugh unintentionally because of how ridiculous it looks, but there are some action moments that will satisfy the action junkie

What I Didn’t Like:

-The fight scenes really showed Liam Neeson may not have it anymore as an action star, it really looked that bad
-The final shootout scenes were too dark for me to follow, and I hate it when movies do that

Overall:

In the end it is a typical action movie with the political conspiracies cliches. What I saw more is that Liam Neeson as an action star may be dwindling…

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