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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Love Is Strange – DVD Review

(Written for Filmoria)

Directed and co-written by Ira Sachs, alongside writer Mauricio Zacharias, Love Is Strange follows elderly couple Ben (John Lithgow) and George (Alfred Molina) who, after nearly four decades living together in lower Manhattan, finally tie the knot.

We’re yet to be bombarded by films scripted around the new laws of same-sex marriage, so it’s wonderful to see that one of the first films to be set around this long-awaited change is a meaningful drama full of depth, and not just a heartless comedy.

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Kingsman: The Secret Service – DVD Review

From Kick-Ass‘ director Matthew Vaughn and based on the comic book The Secret Service, created by Dave Gibbons and Mark Millar, Kingsman: The Secret Service tells the story of a super-secret spy organization, headed by Arthur (Michael Caine) and fronted by Galahad (Colin Firth) and Merlin (Mark Strong). When a global threat emerges from twisted tech genius Valentine (Samuel L. Jackson), the organisation recruit an unrefined but promising street kid, Eggsy (Taron Egerton), into their ultra-competitive training program.

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San Andreas – Film Review

Directed by Brad Peyton, San Andreas is set in the aftermath of a massive earthquake in California, where Ray (Dwayne Johnson), a rescue-chopper pilot, makes a dangerous journey from Los Angeles to San Francisco in order to rescue his ex-wife, Emma (Carla Gugino), and their daughter, Blake (Alexandra Daddario). But their treacherous journey north is only the beginning. And when they think the worst may be over… it’s just getting started.

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