Aquaman (2018)

JAMES WAN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5.  Australia/USA, 2018.  DC Comics, DC Entertainment, Panoramic Pictures, Rodeo FX, The Safran Company, Warner Bros..  Story by Geoff Johns, James Wan, Will Beall, Screenplay by David Leslie Johnson-McGoldrick, Will Beall, based on Aquaman created by Mort Weisinger, Paul Norris.  Cinematography by Don Burgess.  Produced by Rob Cowan, Peter Safran.  Music by Rupert Gregson-Williams.  Production…

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The Jungle Book 2

BBB.5 (out of 5) Following his last adventure (in 1967, this kid doesn’t age!), Mowgli (now voiced by Haley Joel Osment) feels awkward and out of place in the human village he lives in. The call of the wild comes to him and he reteams with Baloo (John Goodman) for some more jungle adventures, not…

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Indiana Jones And The Last Crusade

BBBB (out of 5) Indiana Jones (Harrison Ford) indulges a very willing audience in an old-fashioned adventure that is full of mystery, exoticism and full-throttle excitement. He is commissioned by a religious art collector to travel to Venice and discover a missing, ancient tablet that has information as to the whereabouts of the Holy Grail,…

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The Living Daylights

BBBB.5 (out of 5) A better Bond adventure hadn’t been seen in years when this exciting film was released in 1987, with a brand new actor in the lead and fresh plot elements. Timothy Dalton presents a more intellectual, brooding agent 007 in his first outing, this time investigating the actions of various weapons and drug…

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Victor/Victoria

BBBB (out of 5) For hearty laughs and great music you can hardly do better than this delectable Blake Edwards comedy starring Julie Andrews as a starving singer in 1930s Paris. After befriending a gay nightclub singer (Robert Preston in one of his best performances) who has just been dumped by his haughty boyfriend, the…

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Raiders Of The Lost Ark

BBBB (out of 5) Writer-producer George Lucas and director Steven Spielberg resurrect the spirit of the exotic cliffhanger serials of the thirties in this tale of adventurous archaeologist Indiana Jones, a thrill seeking relic hunter who will stop at nothing to collect rare valuables for display in museums of the world. After losing a valuable…

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The Medallion

B.5 (out of 5) Routine action flick is the kind of thing Jackie Chan can do in his sleep. With bigger budgets and the progress of age to consider, Chan’s films are involving more and more visual effects and less of his impressive stunt work, making us wonder why we should sit through drivel like this…

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The Lord Of The Rings: The Return Of The King

BBBBB (out of 5) The exciting, brilliant trilogy finally reaches its breathtaking conclusion of Frodo’s quest to save Middle Earth . While Aragorn (Viggo Mortensen) and Legolas (Orlando Bloom) continue to lead the humans of Middle Earth against the armies of Sauron, Frodo (Elijah Wood) and Sam (Sean Astin) continue on their perilous journey towards…

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The Lord Of The Rings: The Fellowship Of The Ring

BBBBB (out of 5) Sprawling adaptation of the first of J.R.R. Tolkien’s trilogy of fantasy novels (and the first of a trilogy of films) that centre around the adventures of pure-hearted hobbit Frodo (Elijah Wood), who must undergo a journey to destroy a ring that turns its bearer towards the evil pursuit of world domination….

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The Lord Of The Rings: The Two Towers

BBBBB (out of 5) Peter Jackson’s breathtaking adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien’s popular fantasy novels continues in this second film chapter. Young hobbit Frodo (Elijah Wood) is growing weary in his journey towards Mordor to rid the world of the evil ring of power that threatens to destroy all life on Middle Earth. Picked because of…

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In The Name of the King: A Dungeon Siege Tale

0 (out of 5) Uwe Boll is referred to as the Ed Wood of Germany and it is easy to see why: the talent is so lacking that it becomes almost a gift in itself, his tales told with a gleeful confidence that almost makes you want to love the guy. You can definitely see…

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