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Passengers Review

Very Good

Anchored by the almost ridiculously engaging Chris Pratt and Jennifer Lawrence, this sci-fi movie travels through drama, comedy, romance and action as it tells a deep-space story with essentially just three characters. Directed by Morten Tyldum (The Imitation Game), the film looks sleek and cool, but it's the charismatic duo at the centre that holds the attention.

The spacecraft Avalon is on a 120-year journey from Earth to a distant homestead planet, where its 5,000 hibernating passengers will wake up to start a new life. But only 30 years into the trip, one pod opens by mistake. And James (Pratt) realises that he's come out of suspended animation 90 years too soon. His only company is a robotic barman (Sheen), so in a moment of weakness he wakes up another passenger, Aurora (Lawrence). As they begin to settle in for their long, lonely life together, the ship begins misbehaving, waking up a crew member (Laurence Fishburne) who works with James and Aurora to figure out why all of this is happening. And they'll need to work quickly if they hope to save the lives of the sleeping passengers.

Basically, the film is like a mash-up of Titanic and Gravity. The Avalon is a super-whizzy cruiseliner, and Tyldum finds all kinds of visually stunning settings in its various areas, from the vast shopping mall at the centre to a windowed swimming pool and a few gasp-inducing spacewalks. There's also a riff on the disparity between poor passengers like mechanic James in steerage and the wealthy ones like writer Aurora. Plus a hint of an idea in the corporate conglomerate that's making a fortune from this ambitious project. But these deeper themes remain well under the surface, as the attention focuses squarely on the journey James and Aurora are taking. This may leave the movie feeling rather thin and superficial, but it's also deeply involving.

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John Wick: Chapter 2 Trailer


Former hitman John Wick is in Rome following events in the first movie where he sought bloody revenge on the man who killed his dog and stole his car. He's still bereaved from the death of his wife Helen (who died before events in the first film) but he has at least got himself a new puppy. While it can be argued that his revenge massacre doesn't necessarily mean he's back in the game even if it did find him in the company of his former associates, this time his vow of retirement is broken for sure. An old friend is trying to takeover over a nefarious group of international assassins, and he is forced to join him because of the blood oath he made many years ago. This is not the kind of job you can quit easily.

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Passengers Trailer


What would motivate men and women to leave their families and any kind of life they know for a planet so far away from Earth they must be placed into a comatosed sleep for 120 years? Aurora Dunn and Jim Preston are just two of the people who have volunteered for the mission. 

Aurora is a journalist who has always had an interest in space and Jim Preston is a mechanical engineer who wants to cut ties with his current life and start afresh. They are just two of 5000+ people who decide to head to the new colony on the spaceship Avalon. 

As they enter their enforced sleep the spaceship begins a its mission. 30 years pass and without any knowledge of why, Jim Preston awakes on the ship. Looking around he sees that the other citizens are still in a hibernated slumber and begins to ask for answers as to what's happened.

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Laurence Fishburne seen at the Disney ABC Television Group's TCA Summer Press Tour held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel - Beverly Hills, California, United States - Thursday 4th August 2016

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Laurence Fishburne
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Laurence Fishburne

Lawrence Fishburne - Disney ABC Television Group's 2015 TCA Summer Press Tour held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel - Arrivals at Beverly Hilton Hotel, Disney, ABC - Los Angeles, California, United States - Tuesday 4th August 2015

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Lawrence Fishburne
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Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice - Comic Con Trailer


Clark Kent is a reporter for the Daily Planet in his everyday life, but a much hated alien powerhouse beneath the earthly guise. As Superman he has the power to destroy the world and, even though he would never dream of it, the world wants him gone. Even his efforts to become the ultimate hero go unappreciated, in particular by his Gotham rival Bruce Wayne; a billionaire vigilante known as Batman by night. He believes Superman is to blame for all the horror the Earth has been faced with, and vows to take him despite his limited abilities. It isn't long before the two are forced to unite, however, in order to protect the citizens of Earth from a real threat that could prove to thrust the planet into oblivion.

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Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice - Teaser Trailer


When an alien lifeform crashed to Earth decades ago, no one noticed. When his own kind came after him, the fate of the world was threatened. When he saved mankind, they looked up to him like a God. But times have changed, and people have died since his arrival. The world has had enough of the "false God" Superman (Henry Cavill), but there is already another hero in the world. In Gotham City, Bruce Wayne (Ben Affleck) has spent years and billions of dollars making himself into the greatest detective and the finest crime fighter. But the Batman knows that one does not simply arrive to a thunderous applause. He has earned his role as judge and jury, and it is up to him to stop the Man of Steal. 

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Zack Synder Shares Real 'Batman V. Superman: Dawn Of Justice' Trailer After Pirated Version Leaks Online


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Director Zack Synder did not despair when the exclusive trailer of Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice was leaked online on Thursday. The grainy footage, shot on a mobile phone camera, immediately went viral and certainly did not do justice to the true version.

Batman - First LookBen Affleck as Batman in Batman v. Superman.

Read More: Leaked Batman vs. Superman Trailer Generates Extra Publicity.

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The Signal - Clip


When hacking geniuses Nic Eastman and Jonah Breck from MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) decided to take a road trip during their school break with  Nic's girlfriend Haley Peterson, they had no idea they would find themselves fighting for their lives, each other and their sanity. They soon start to realise that they have found a trail from their hacker rival Nomad and decide to follow it for miles and miles, into the isolation of the Nevada desert. Then it begins to dawn on them that they may have made a big mistake as they are brutally attacked by an anonymous assailant. Nic wakes up to find himself locked up in a research lab full of men in  biohazard suits and a formidable man named Damon determined to interrogate him about what he saw. It's clear that some unearthly power is leading the people of Earth astray with a strange phenomena known as The Signal.

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The Movies Of The Wachowski's: From Best To Worst


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Press shy and intentionally low-profile, the Wachowski brothers (now brother and sister) occupy a rare position in Hollywood of being household names, responsible for some truly awe-inspiring works of cinematic innovation that have enamoured critics and audiences alike. Yet, unlike directors of a similar calibre and position in pop culture- Tarantino and JJ Abrams for instance, they allow their films to speak for themselves, eschewing the usual directorial promotional tropes and refusing interviews.

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Andy and Lana Wachowski rarely appear in public and never commit to promoting their films.

They are so ardent to withhold anonymity in favour of greater artistic candour that it is reportedly highlighted in the Wachowski’s contracts that they will remain unburdened by arduous press commitments. Despite this, the pair are amongst the biggest names in Hollywood, thanks mainly to the Matrix trilogy, which revolutionized the cinematic experience. A Wachowski Bros. picture is synonymous with outstanding cinematography, multi-dimensional plots and a visual feast that is never short of the spectacular. Positing a triple threat of sorts, the Andy and Lana have proven their ability to not only direct a picture, but also to produce and pen truly original and brilliant screenplays in their own right.

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Khumba Review


Very Good

When this South African animated adventure embraces its unique setting and characters, it's visually stunning and a lot of fun. But it also tries to force everything into a trite Hollywood formula, unnecessarily adding clunky songs, goofy comedy sidekicks and big action set-pieces. Still, there's enough fresh storytelling and lively humour to keep us engaged, and some spectacular animation too.

It's set in the Great Karoo desert, where a herd of zebras has fenced off its own watering hole. But as a drought sets in, bullied half-striped zebra Khumba (voiced by Jake T. Austin) becomes worried about the animals outside. When he hears about a mythical pond that can restore his stripes and supply water to everyone, he leaves his best pal Tombi (AnnaSophia Robb) to take an epic trek across the desert. Along the way he picks up a variety of goofy travelling companions, including a hyena (Steve Buscemi), buffalo (Loretta Devine) and ostrich (Richard E. Grant). But he's also hunted by the vicious half-blind leopard Phango (Liam Neeson), who blames Khumba for his own hot-tempered misfortunes.

The animators far surpass the simplistic script with imagery that takes the breath away, from expansive landscapes to cleverly designed characters. And as the wacky sidekicks continually try to push the film over into slapstick silliness, the startlingly violent Phango reminds us of the darker side of nature as well as some deeper African cultural issues. This mix sometimes feels jarring, but that works in the film's favour. As do some inspired comical gags involving, for instance, a nutty sheep (Catherine Tate), a gang of hilariously agreeable meerkats and a herd of dumb-jock springboks.

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'The Signal' Trailer: Terrifying And Fragmented [Trailer + Pictures]


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The general synopsis for The Signal reads like a how-to on clichés from both the sci-fi and horror film genres. A group of students on a road trip take a detour only to find themselves emerged in something deep and dark, as Rustin Cohle would say. Then the sci-fi part kicks in: a man (Laurence Fishburne) in a hazmat suit asks one of the students if they’re from earth. Oh dear.

The SignalNic's road trip turns into something very different

But there’s something about the trailer for The Signal that has got us intrigued. It doesn’t really answer any questions, instead choosing to raise a fair few. But that’s what trailers are for, and now we want to learn the answer to those burning questions when the film is released on June 13 (limited).

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Laurence Fishburne, Gina Torres and Screen Actors Guild - Laurence Fishburne and wife, Gina Torres Sunday 29th January 2012 The 18th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards held at the Shrine Auditorium - Arrivals

Laurence Fishburne, Gina Torres and Screen Actors Guild

Gina Torres, Laurence Fishburne and Emmy Awards - Gina Torres and Laurence Fishburne Los Angeles, California - The 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards, held at Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE - Arrivals Sunday 18th September 2011

Gina Torres, Laurence Fishburne and Emmy Awards
Gina Torres, Laurence Fishburne and Emmy Awards
Gina Torres, Laurence Fishburne and Emmy Awards
Gina Torres and Emmy Awards
Gina Torres and Emmy Awards
Gina Torres and Emmy Awards

Laurence Fishburne - Sunday 11th January 2009 at Beverly Hilton Hotel Los Angeles, California

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Passengers Movie Review

Passengers Movie Review

Anchored by the almost ridiculously engaging Chris Pratt and Jennifer Lawrence, this sci-fi movie travels...

John Wick: Chapter 2 Trailer

John Wick: Chapter 2 Trailer

Former hitman John Wick is in Rome following events in the first movie where he...

Passengers Trailer

Passengers Trailer

What would motivate men and women to leave their families and any kind of life...

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice Movie Review

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice Movie Review

After 2013's beefy Man of Steel, director Zack Snyder goes even bigger and darker with...

Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice Trailer

Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice Trailer

Every superhero has a dark side and being 100% human, Batman is in doubt over...

Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice - Comic Con Trailer

Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice - Comic Con Trailer

Clark Kent is a reporter for the Daily Planet in his everyday life, but a...

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice - Teaser Trailer

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice - Teaser Trailer

When an alien lifeform crashed to Earth decades ago, no one noticed. When his own...

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The Signal Trailer

The Signal Trailer

When hacking geniuses Nic Eastman and Jonah Breck from MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) decided...

Khumba Movie Review

Khumba Movie Review

When this South African animated adventure embraces its unique setting and characters, it's visually stunning...

The Signal Trailer

The Signal Trailer

Nic Eastman and Jonah Breck are computer hacking college geniuses from MIT (Massachusetts Institute of...

Ride Along Movie Review

Ride Along Movie Review

There's a decent premise to this action-comedy, but the filmmakers can't be bothered to put...

Khumba Trailer

Khumba Trailer

Khumba is a young zebra who was born missing half of his stripes. Following his...

Man of Steel Movie Review

Man of Steel Movie Review

Superman gets the Dark Knight treatment, as Christopher Nolan offers a much grittier, more intensely...

Man Of Steel Trailer

Man Of Steel Trailer

The world is facing the biggest global threat that it has ever come across as...

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