Wild Card – DVD Review

(Written for Filmoria)

Based on the critically acclaimed 1985 novel, Heat, written by two-time Academy Award-winning writer William Goldman, who also wrote the screenplay for the film, Wild Card is a remake of the 1986 adaptation that starred Burt Reynolds.

Directed by Simon West (The Expendables 2), the film follows Nick Wild (Jason Statham), a bodyguard with lethal skills and a gambling problem, who gets in trouble with the mob whilst on a job in Las Vegas.

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The Voices – DVD Review

(Written for Filmoria)

Ryan Reynolds is an actor known for his versatility… and by that I mean that he’s had a handful of decent roles, one iconic role in a great high school comedy, a known passion for his role as Deadpool, and then some very poor role choices in between.

His role in the horror-comedy The Voices, however, is one of the best performances that you will see from him. Starring as a troubled, med-addicted (although seemingly normal looking from the outside) factory worker, The Voices sees Reynolds play the role of Jerry, a young bachelor who is dedicated to living a normal life and succeeding in his new job at the Milton Bathtub factory.

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Minions – Film Review

Spinning off from the Despicable Me franchise, the minions are out on their own in with a prequel detailing their origins. Directed by Kyle Balda and Pierre Coffin, and written by Brian Lynch, Minions tells the story of how the minions have evolved through the ages, serving the most despicable of masters. From T. rex to Napoleon, it is their life ambition to be serving under the baddest of bosses. But when the minions find themselves without someone to serve, they fall into a deep depression. But Kevin has a plan, and he – alongside Stuart and little Bob – ventures out into the world to find a new evil boss. Recruited by Scarlet Overkill (Sandra Bullock), the world’s first-ever female super-villain, alongside her inventor husband Herb (Jon Hamm), the three minions find themselves in London facing their biggest challenge to date.

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Jurassic World – Film Review

The fourth installment in the Jurassic Park series, Jurassic World is a science fiction adventure directed by Colin Trevorrow. Set 22 years after the events of Jurassic Park, a new theme park has been built on the original site and is again set on the fictional island of Isla Nublar. Everything is going well under the control of Claire (Bryce Dallas Howard), who invites her nephews Zach (Nick Robinson) and Gray (Ty Simpkins) for a free trip. But when Claire is pushed by Masrani (Irrfan Khan) to create more scares and thrills, the park’s newest attraction – a genetically modified giant stealth killing machine, the Indominus Rex – doesn’t want to play nicely. When the dinosaur escapes containment and goes on a killing spree, the only hope of saving the island is dinosaur trainer Own (Chris Pratt).

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