Showing posts from January, 2020

Dolittle - review

Dolittle toys around with a familiar property and goes within a hair's breadth of justifying the experience. Given it’s chock-full of attempted wonder and ladle after ladle of animal gags, pretty much ensures younger audiences should have a blast with it. For the oldies in the audience, it’s marred by some questionable editing and obvious signs of post-production tinkering.
I’m ride or die for Rex Harrison as Doctor Dolittle; but I’m far from kicking off a #notmydr campaign for this iteration. Tony Stark does a passable job of inventing a newish character, with its own quirks and sense of self. Spurred on by a broken heart, Dolittle is forced to confront demons from his past, whilst letting in the outside world to ensure his future. In fairness there is little territory left to explore within such character arcs, but this does what it can to keep it fresh.
For any version of a Dr Dolittle story there obviously needs to be those cute and cuddly critters to fall in love with. Doli…

Snake Eyes kicks off production in Japan

Snake Eyes has commenced production in Japan.Given how iconic Snake Eyes is, we can't wait to see what this team delivers.

- Stu


The New Mutants - Trailer

The New Mutants,” an original horror thriller set in an isolated hospital where a group of young mutants is being held for psychiatric monitoring. When strange occurrences begin to take place, both their new mutant abilities and their friendships will be tested as they battle to try and make it out alive. Directed by Josh Boone and written by Josh Boone & Knate Lee, “The New Mutants” stars: Maisie Williams, Anya Taylor-Joy, Charlie Heaton, Alice Braga, Blu Hunt and Henry Zaga. The film is produced by Simon Kinberg, p.g.a., Karen Rosenfelt, p.g.a. and Lauren Shuler Donner with Stan Lee and Michele Imperato Stabile serving as executive producers.

Director: Josh Boone
Cast: Maisie Williams, Anya Taylor-Joy, Charlie Heaton, Alice Braga, Blu Hunt and Henry Zaga

Australian Release Date: April 9, 2020
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Stu’s New Years Resolution: Filling Director Blindspots

For 2020, my goal each month is to knock off four titles from a prominent director that I’ve never caught before. Now before you judge me for my shameful list, I openly acknowledge that I’ve got way too many important films to still see. We can’t see them all, but it’s fun to have a crack at ticking off some of the big boppers. A daunting challenge to say the least. I do apologise that there aren’t any female directors on my list, it’s because I predominantly focused on the 40s - 70s when listing my shame and thus my list was skewed towards the boys. By no means throwing shade at female directors. I’d love to know what film you’re most ashamed of for not seeing. I've broken down the titles month-by-month and praying I can keep going throughout the year, there's some remarkable films in there. Feel free to sound off in the comments below or come over and play on our Facebook page.

- Stu 
January - Billy Wilder Sunset Boulevard ✔️
Double Indemnity ✔️
Witness For the Prosecution


Following the deadly events at home, the Abbott family (Emily Blunt, Millicent Simmonds, Noah Jupe) must now face the terrors of the outside world as they continue their fight for survival in silence. Forced to venture into the unknown, they quickly realize that the creatures that hunt by sound are not the only threats that lurk beyond the sand path...