In a year where dragons, Lego, toys and pets have had their run with animated sequels, who’d have thought that The Angry Birds Movie 2 – a sequel to the 2016 adaptation of the popular video game – would take the cake as the most joyous animated comedy of 2019.
Author: Hagan Osborne
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Anyone who has travelled with family and friends can attest to the difficulty of resisting the urge of telling someone to shut up. And that is putting it nicely.
For a film series quick to preach the importance of family, Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw provides the most realistic portrayal of a family out of all of The Fast and the Furious (2001-) films. A separation.
A statue of a polar bear affectionately named Barry White stands tall in a Cincinnati library run by Stuart Goodson (Emilio Estevez).
Despite being extremely Instagram-able, the Kiwi’s that brave the Camino de Santiago trail in the documentary film Camino Skies are in search of something greater than superficiality.
An outrageous scene involving a soon-to-be-nun spitting out Jesus Christ’s blood did not stop the critically reviled film The Nun (2018) from becoming the highest grossing film within The Conjuring Universe; a film series launched by what is recognised as arguably the best horror movie of this millennia.
The saying goes that every dog has its day but in the case of Illumination Entertainment and Universal Pictures’ The Secret Life of Pets series, they have found themselves a weekend.
Hollywood has yet to recover from the savagery that ensued Sony with the release of Paul Feig’s ‘sheboot’ of Ghostbusters (2016).
Alongside Homer Simpson and SpongeBob SquarePants, electric fluff-ball Pikachu joins the ranks of beloved ‘90s yellow cartoon characters to receive the live action treatment with Pokémon Detective Pikachu.
The manner in which The Curse of the Weeping Woman divulges into cheap horror tropes is a greater curse on the overall film than the problematic curse in its storyline.
Ever since Twilight (2008) made it desirable for teenagers to be in complicated relationships, the teen-films that have followed continue to up the dramatic relationship ante.
The attention of cat lovers has been captured twice this month in films that draw-out the docile and wild nature of the beast.
Before the start of horror-genre film Us, a studio opening credit containing a hypnotic teacup animation that references Jordan Peele’s debut film Get Out (2017) is seen. This referral to previous work recognises Peele’s ability to deliver on iconography and is a testament to the driving power of Peele’s brand, which despite having only directed one film in his career has already garnered him accolades and recognition as an auteur horror director.
Karyn Kusama’s film Destroyer highlights an ongoing trend of Australian actors working in Hollywood that are unable to disguise their accents (see 2018’s Mary Queen of Scots and anything Sam Worthington).